Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl: Long-awaited fabulous Pokémon finally arrive!

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond


Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

Revisit the Sinnoh region and the story of the Pokémon Diamond Version game
Experience the nostalgic story from the Pokémon Diamond Version game in a reimagined adventure, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, now on the Nintendo Switch system! Adventures in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond game 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 be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Dialga.

Adventure together with the Pokémon that appeared in the Pokémon Diamond Version game. Players of the original games can revisit familiar places and relive familiar scenes, while first time players can enjoy plenty of fun encounters and surprises that the Sinnoh region has to offer. The original story and the scale of the Sinnoh region’s towns and routes have been faithfully reproduced. This remake has also been revitalized with some of the player-friendly features of modern Pokémon games and up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes.

Whether you played Pokémon Diamond Version or Pokémon Pearl Version back in the day or you’re encountering these games for the first time, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl: Long-awaited fabulous Pokémon finally arrive!

On February 22, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl was updated, adding new features related to the Union Room and Coliseum. A few days later, Game Freak announced a special event to collect Shaymin, the Fabulous Pokémon.

But several Pokémon are still missing! Since the launch of the game last fall, players have been wondering how is it possible to recover Arceus and Darkraï, recoverable on Pokémon Legends: Arceus under certain conditions.


If you've been waiting to collect these Pokémon to complete your pokédex, good news, they're coming! ILCA, Game Freak and The Pokémon Company announce today that a new update, which will be available from March 16, will allow you to get your hands on these two Pokémon, again with conditions.

Pokémon Sparkling Diamond / Sparkling Pearl: Highly anticipated Mythical Pokémon are finally here!

To recover Arceus in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl, you will need to have downloaded the 1.3.0 update , and have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save "in which all the main missions are completed" . Once done, players will be able to travel to the League, defeat it, and receive the Azure Flute . Then they will just need to go to the Spear Columns to encounter the divine pokemon.

Pokémon Sparkling Diamond / Sparkling Pearl: Highly anticipated Mythical Pokémon are finally here!

Regarding Darkrai , you will have to go ogling on the side of the Mystery Gift tab between April 1st and 30th to recover the Membership Card . Once this card has been obtained, it will be necessary to fulfill very specific conditions: to have completed the National Pokédex, to have entered the Pantheon, and to have completed the event linked to Cresselia . Once this is done, you will have to go to New Moon Island, where Darkrai will be waiting. You will understand, to have the two Pokémon, it will be necessary to have the two recent games and to have largely scoured Sinnoh!

Pokémon Sparkling Diamond / Sparkling Pearl: Highly anticipated Mythical Pokémon are finally here!Pokémon Sparkling Diamond / Sparkling Pearl: Highly anticipated Mythical Pokémon are finally here!

Is Pokémon Brilliant Diamond a good video game?

Yes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond is a good video game, we had a lot of fun playing it! That's why we decided to give it a 68% rating. If you want to try it, and if you have already enjoyed similar games, we are sure you will have a great time on this game! Of course, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond has its flaws, and we even noticed some mini bugs while playing it for several hours, but all this is also part of the charm and it doesn't take anything away from the pleasure of playing.

Can I play Pokémon Brilliant Diamond with my friends?

No, as far as we know, there is no multiplayer mode for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, you'll have to lend the controller to each other and take turns playing! We hope that a multiplayer mode will be available thanks to a next update, a remake or even a sequel, who knows!

Is Pokémon Brilliant Diamond available on multiple platforms?

No, the game Pokémon Brilliant Diamond is currently only available on Nintendo Switch. We hope that ILCA development studio will release the game on other consoles soon, even if nothing is planned for the moment!

Is Pokémon Brilliant Diamond a recent game?

Yes, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond is a recent game, it was launched in most regions on Nov 18th 2021, 1 year 4 months 3 days ago.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond has been released on Nintendo Switch.

Is there an official website for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond?

Yes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond has its own official website! You can find it by clicking here.

Is there a forum on the internet to discuss the game Pokémon Brilliant Diamond?

Yes there is a website where Pokémon Brilliant Diamond fans can meet to discuss and exchange content, tips and advice on the game. It's on the Reddit website and you can find this Subreddit by clicking here.

Is Pokémon Brilliant Diamond compatible with VR?

No, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond is not currently compatible with virtual reality, but we hope that one day it will be possible to play it with this new technology!

Does the game Pokémon Brilliant Diamond have other names around the world?

Yes, the game is also known by these names around the world:
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond (Alternative spelling)
Pokémon Diamant Étincelant (French title)
Pokémon Strahlender Diamant (German title)
Pokémon Diamante Lucente (Italian title)
ポケットモンスター ブリリアントダイヤモンド (Japanese title - original)
Pocket Monsters Brilliant Diamond (Japanese title - translated)
Pokémon Diamante Brillante (Spanish title)

What are similar games to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond?

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond is a game similar to Pokémon Sword, Dragon: Marked for Death, The Elder Scrolls VI, Eternity: The Last Unicorn, Anima: Gate of Memories - The Nameless Chronicles, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Remnant: From the Ashes, Torchlight III, Pokémon Shield and Baldur's Gate 3, if you liked Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, you will surely love this list of games we just mentioned! You can find our dedicated portals by clicking on the name of the games, and make your own opinion very quickly!