The Pokémon Company shared new details about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl! Players receive various Mythical Pokémon for having save data from previous Pokémon games. Additionally, Pokémon GO players may celebrate the launch with their own festivities too. Check out more details below including the introduction of Ramanas Park:
New to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, Ramanas Park is a facility players can visit after entering the Hall of Fame. There are caves dotted throughout the park, and the chambers inside them are filled with a mysterious atmosphere. Trainers can view a new video summarizing Ramanas Park and the latest information about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.
Slates Are the Key to Encountering Legendary Pokémon
Inside the rooms of Ramanas Park are pedestals, and it’s said that if players insert a slate into its corresponding pedestal, a Legendary Pokémon will appear. It’s unclear exactly how these slates can be obtained, so players will have to do some research while exploring the Sinnoh region.
Legendary Pokémon Players Can Encounter
Some of these Legendary Pokémon can only be encountered in one game version or the other, but players can still try to get them on their team through other means, such as by trading with other players. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, it’s possible to encounter Raikou, Entei, Suicune and Ho-Oh. In Pokémon Shining Pearl, it’s possible to encounter Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and Lugia.
Look Forward to Online Communication Features
For players looking forward to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, there will be a software update (v. 1.1.0) available on November 11, 2021, ahead of the games’ release. With this software update (v 1.1.0), players will be able to enjoy communication features in the Grand Underground and Super Contest Shows, receive special items via Mystery Gift, and visit Ramanas Park after entering the Hall of Fame.
At launch, a maximum of two players—yourself included—will be able to battle and trade Pokémon in the Union Room. A software update will be released in the future that will allow for additional players to join you. Please see this page for more details on the software update.
Befriend a Mythical Pokémon as a Perk for Linking with the Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Games
If players have play records from one of the qualifying games on their Nintendo Switch system when starting their Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl game, they’ll be able to add a Mythical Pokémon to their team.
Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield
Speak to a gentleman in the flower field located on the southwest end of Floaroma Town to get the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi as a companion.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
Speak to a madame in the flower field located on the southwest end of Floaroma Town to get the Mythical Pokémon Mew as a companion.
Celebrating Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl in the Pokémon GO Game
A commemorative Pokémon GO event will take place in-game to celebrate the launch of both titles from Tuesday, November 16, 2021, to Sunday, November 21, 2021.
During the event period in Pokémon GO, players will be able to encounter special Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup wearing hats inspired by the protagonists of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. Avatar items based on the outfits of the protagonists will be available at no cost in Pokémon GO’s in-game Style Shop, and avatar items with Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup motifs will be available in exchange for PokéCoins.
Pokémon that appear in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will also appear in the wild and in raids during the event period. More details will be released on the official Pokémon GO Twitter page as well as on the official Pokémon GO blog.
For more information about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, please visit Pokemon.com/DiamondPearl
Lastly, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl releases on November 19th for Switch worldwide. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!