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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: ILCA, Inc.
Release Date: Late 2021

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'Pokémon Brilliant Diamond' And 'Pokémon Shining Pearl' (Switch) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2021 @ 9:31 a.m. PST

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl are set in the new Sinnoh region, where players can choose to begin their adventure as either a boy or girl Pokemon trainer on a path to becoming Pokemon League Champion.

In 2006, Trainers were introduced to the Sinnoh region with the release of the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games on the Nintendo DS system. Players can once again visit the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, which are faithful remakes of two iconic Pokémon games.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl enable fans to experience the original story and game features from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl in a fresh way. The original games have beenfaithfully reproduced and colorfully revitalized for Nintendo Switch.

The sense of scale of the towns and routes has been carefully preserved, and fans who played the original games will recognize many familiar places. These games are updated with the easy-to-understand, player-friendly conveniences introduced in recent Pokémon core series video games, in addition to up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes.


“Trainers caught their first Pokémon in 1996 and began an adventure that has lasted 25 years. Through eight regions, many different platforms, and countless Pokémon encounters, they have strived to be the very best,” said Mr. Ishihara. “We hope that fans of all ages will enjoy creating new memories while exploring the Sinnoh region in these new games.”

Trainers will choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be their first partner Pokémon before setting off on their journey. Along the way, they will be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Dialga in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and the Legendary Pokémon Palkia in Pokémon Shining Pearl.

Turtwig
Category: Tiny Leaf Pokémon
Height: 1'4"
Weight: 22.5 lbs.
Type: Grass
Ability: Overgrow

Made from soil, the shell on Turtwig’s back hardens when it drinks water. Turtwig lives along lakes, and the leaf on its head will wilt if the Pokémon is thirsty.

Chimchar
Category: Chimp Pokémon
Height: 1'8"
Weight: 13.7 lbs.
Type: Fire
Ability: Blaze

Chimchar lives atop craggy mountains and can agilely scale sheer cliffs. Even rain can’t extinguish its fiery rear end, which is fueled by gas made in its belly.

Piplup
Category: Penguin Pokémon
Height: 1'4"
Weight: 11.5 lbs.
Type: Water
Ability: Torrent

Because it’s very proud, Piplup hates to accept food from people. A skilled swimmer, its thick down protects it from the cold as it dives for over 10 minutes while hunting.

Dialga
Category: Temporal Pokémon
Height: 17'9"
Weight: 1505.8 lbs.
Type: Steel/Dragon
Ability: Pressure

Dialga appears in Sinnoh-region myths as an ancient deity and has the power to control time. It is said that time began to move when Dialga was born.

Palkia
Category: Spatial Pokémon
Height: 13'9"
Weight: 740.8 lbs.
Type: Water/Dragon
Ability: Pressure

Described as a deity in Sinnoh-region mythology, Palkia has the ability to distort space. It is said to live in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are coming to Nintendo Switch in late 2021.


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