Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are available now for Nintendo Switch. Read on below to learn more about the games:
Mythical Pokémon Coming to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
The Pokémon Company shared today that by playing the Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus game, fans will be able to encounter Arceus and befriend Darkrai in Pokémon™ Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon™ Shining Pearl.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl players must have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save file on their Nintendo Switch system with all the main missions completed. They can then receive the Azure Flute item. After entering the Hall of Fame and obtaining the National Pokédex, players can go to the entrance of the Spear Pillar and the Mythical Pokémon Arceus will reveal itself.
The Member Card item will be given as a gift between Friday, April 1 and Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (JST). After obtaining the item by selecting ‘Get via Internet’ from the Mystery Gift* feature in-game and fulfilling specific conditions—such as entering the Hall of Fame and obtaining the National Pokédex—players will be able to go to Newmoon Island, where the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai can be found.
To read more about Arceus and Darkrai coming to the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games, click here.
*It takes approximately two hours of play time before you are able to access the Mystery Gift feature.
Get Arceus and Darkrai in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
Prove your Pokémon Legends: Arceus skills and obtain a special Mystery Gift item to encounter these Mythical Pokémon in Sinnoh.
A pair of Mythical Pokémon are waiting for you in the Sinnoh region! By following the instructions below, you can encounter Arceus and Darkrai in your Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl adventures. They’re sure to make incredible additions to your team.
To find Arceus, you’ll need to have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save file on your Nintendo Switch system with all the main missions completed. You’ll also need to enter the Hall of Fame and obtain the National Pokédex in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl. Once all the conditions have been met, return to your room in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl, where you can get the Azure Flute item. Then, go to the Spear Pillar at the top of Mount Coronet, and Arceus will reveal itself. Be ready to battle this powerful Pokémon!
To befriend Darkrai, you must first obtain the Member Card item—available between the new moons—via the Mystery Gift feature in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl. Once again, you will also need to enter the Sinnoh region’s Hall of Fame and obtain the National Pokédex. Do so, then travel to Newmoon Island, where Darkrai can be found.
Please note that to receive the Azure Flute in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl, you will need to have downloaded the software update (version 1.3.0) scheduled for distribution on March 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. PDT.