Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are now available for Nintendo Switch! Read on below to learn more:
Available now: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl!
A reimagined adventure awaits!
Your journey in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl games will take place in the familiar Sinnoh region. Rich in nature and with mighty Mount Coronet at its heart, Sinnoh is a land of many myths passed down through the ages. You’ll choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be your first partner Pokémon and then set off on your journey to become the Champion of the Pokémon League.
Along the way, you’ll run into the mysterious organization Team Galactic, and be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Dialga (in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond) or Legendary Pokémon Palkia (in Pokémon Shining Pearl).
Explore the revamped Grand Underground or put on a Super Contest Show
The Underground from past games has been powered up and is now called the Grand Underground. Here, you can dig up valuable treasure and Pokémon Fossils, create your own Secret Base, and catch Pokémon in places called Pokémon Hideaways. When you aren’t exploring in the Grand Underground, enter a Super Contest Show! Super Contest Shows are popular events in the Sinnoh region, each put on by four performers and their partner Pokémon, who work together to dance and show off their performance skills. You can also adventure in the Grand Underground or put on a Super Contest Show with other players through the local* communication or online** communication of your Nintendo Switch™ system (software update required).
Walk with your Pokémon, change up your style, and customize your Poké Balls
Choose a Pokémon that you’ve befriended during your journey to walk along behind you in the game. Depending on the Pokémon, you’ll see different gestures or ways of walking, and when you talk to your Pokémon in the game, it will respond. You’ll also be able to add your own personal style! Choose a variety of outfits and coordinate tops and bottoms. Some are based around Pokémon motifs and others change your hairstyle. You can even use Capsule Decoration to add stickers to customize the effects that appear when your Pokémon comes out of its Poké BallTM.
Early purchasers get special bonuses!
We previously talked about early purchases bonuses on your news feed, but let’s do a quick recap. First off, all early purchasers of either the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl games will be gifted a Manaphy Egg and Platinum Style Outfit. Just choose Get via internet in the Mystery Gift*** feature in your game, up until February 21, 2022 at 3:59 p.m. PT.
If you purchase the digital version of the game(s) on Nintendo eShop by February 21, 2022 at 3:59 p.m. PT, you’ll also receive a code**** that can be redeemed through the Mystery Gift feature for 12 Quick Balls, or 24 Quick Balls if you purchase the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Double Pack. The code will be valid through February 28, 2022 at 3:59 p.m. PT.
And finally, if you purchase either the physical or digital double pack, you will receive a 200 Poké Ball bonus via download codes***** that can be entered in the Mystery Gift feature in your game.
* Additional games and systems required. Sold separately.
** Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
*** The Mystery Gift menu option will appear in the X menu after you unlock the feature in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl game. (This occurs after about two hours of gameplay, though individual gameplay time may vary.) An internet connection and a Nintendo Account is required to redeem the items in game. A Nintendo Switch Online membership is not required. Each item can only be redeemed once.
**** The code will be delivered to the email address tied to the Nintendo Account that made the purchase
***** Please note that two codes, each for 100 Poké Balls, will come with the set. The codes will be included on a physical insert in the packaged version or delivered to the email address tied to the Nintendo Account that made the purchase for the downloadable version. An internet connection and a Nintendo Account is required to redeem the items in game. A Nintendo Switch Online membership is not required. Each code can only be redeemed once. These codes will not expire.