*Update – 11/10* Nintendo announced that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl update 1.1.0 releases November 11th. The new update is 3 GB and includes communication features for content such as Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows and more. At launch, a max of 2 players may battle and trade Pokémon in the Union Room. Further updates are coming to allow for more players. Check out the patch notes below:

  • Communication functions added for the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, Union Room, and Mystery Gift

    • You’ll be able to enjoy local and internet communication functions of game features like the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, and the Union Room. You’ll also be able to receive gifts via Mystery Gift.

  • Post–Hall of Fame elements added

    • Some game elements you’ll be able to enjoy after entering the Hall of Fame, such as Ramanas Park, will be implemented.

    • Note: If you have game data that reflects that you have already entered the Hall of Fame, you can play these elements immediately after updating the software.

  • Some in-game movies and animation added

    • Certain animated scenes and movies, including the opening movie that plays when the software is opened and the ending movie, will be implemented.

    • Note: An opening movie has been added that plays when the software is opened. You can see it by closing the game and re-opening it with existing save data.

    • Note: An ending movie has been added. Even if you have already reflected entering the Hall of Fame on your save data, you can see the ending by entering the Hall of Fame again.

  • Some issues have also been fixed for more pleasant gameplay.

*Original Article* A very interesting notice has surfaced in the Japanese Switch eShop listing for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl (Thanks, Nintendo Insider). According to the listing, the game will receive a large day one update. Around 8 GB is required for the game and the update data on launch. This update is necessary to access certain content in the game such as online features and trading. Considering the sheer size of the update, it’s best to download and install this update before starting up the game. The total planned capacity for the game is 10 GB. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl releases on November 19th for Switch worldwide.

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