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All about Pokémon Briilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

All about Pokémon Briilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
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Generation IV gets a shiny makeover with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, available now on Nintendo Switch. Here's what you need to know before setting out on your journey in Sinnoh.

Originally released in 2006, the two Generation IV games have received Pokémon Sword and Shield-style makeovers while remaining faithful to the originals.

Here's what you need to know about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and your adventures going up against Team Galaxy in the Sinnoh region.

  • Genre: RPG
  • Release Date: November 19, 2021
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Developer: ILCA, Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Price: $59.99 / £49.99 / €59.99

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: Which version should you choose?

Do you prefer Dialga, or Palkia? The choice between versions doesn't just stop at the Legendary Pokémon on the cover of the game.

Here's the differences between Diamond and Pearl to help inform your decision.

Should you choose Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl?

As always with new Pokémon games, deciding which version to choose can be a challenge thanks to certain exclusives. Here are our tips to choosing between Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: Which starter should you choose?

Once you've chosen your version, you have another eternal struggle to contend with.

As always, you'll be offered one of three starting Pokémon, one Fire, one Grass, one Water.

Between Piplup, Tortwig, and Chimchar, here's what you need to know before taking your first Pokémon.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: Which starter to choose

As with all Pokémon games, Trainers will have a difficult choice to make at the beginning of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Which starter should you choose?

Stay tuned to our Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl portal, where we'll have many more guides to help you on your adventure.

We'll also have a complete walkthrough, so that you can take down Team Galaxy with the minimal of fuss!

In the meantime, don't forget that there's a couple of Mythical Pokémon you can pick up for free to bolster your team!

How to get Jirachi and Mew in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Continuing with the theme of recognising save data, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl players will be able to pick up the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi and Mew if they have played previous Switch releases.

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