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Pokemon Shining Pearl

According to a translation by Serebii, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl surpassed 6 million global sales during their launch week.

pokemon brilliant diamond shining pearl review

System: Switch
Release date: November 19, 2021
Developer: ILCA
Publisher: Nintendo


Pokemon Diamond and Pearl originally came to us here in the west back in 2007. I was a senior in high school when I first got my copy and ended up stopping my clock in game at 999 hours. To put it lightly, I was hooked. The series’ first entry on the DS gave us a lush new region to explore with interesting additions like the Poketch and the ability to select moves in battle that utilized the system’s touchscreen. Along with being able to bring over Pokemon from the previous generation of games, a more complete Pokedex was possible, and it was easier to attain before. Nostalgia aside, it’s now 2021 and we have the remakes in hand with Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl on Switch. Do the Sinnoh games live up to the hype, or should we have left this one… underground?

pokemon brilliant diamond shining pearl update 1.1.2

Nintendo has just started distribution of a new 1.1.2 update for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl, and we now have the patch notes.

In terms of what’s actually included, the Big N is a bit nebulous though there are a couple of references to fixing issues. That being said, we have the full patch noes for the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl version 1.1.2 update below.

A new Mystery Gift has been made available for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl starting today. Revealed through the official Japanese website for the game, players can use the code “BDSPUNDERGR0UND” (that is the number zero, not the letter “O”) for color statues that players can use in their Secret Base in the Grand Underground of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Follow the steps below for the distribution:

Thanks to new data from Famitsu, we have the early word on initial sales for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl in Japan.

During their first three days of availability, the games sold 1,395,642 million units. That includes both games at retail (as well as the Double Pack) plus sales of download cards. Digital sales from the eShop are not a part of that figure.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl clone glitch

Just a few days following launch, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl players have uncovered an interesting new clone glitch. Not only does it work for duplicating Pokemon, but items as well.

Twitter user Kevinfor5 seems to have made the discovery, or is at least one of the first to make it widely known. YouTuber Orcastraw then published a video explaining the glitch, which actually doesn’t take much effort at all.

Follow these steps to take advantage of the clone glitch in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl:

pokemon brilliant diamond shining pearl sales

This week’s UK software sales are in, and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl are off to a strong start. The two games placed at #1 and #2 respectively. The double pack also made the top ten.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl are now the biggest launches on Switch of 2021 having toppled Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. Brilliant Diamond actually managed to do that by itself.

pokemon brilliant diamond shining pearl exclusive pokemon

Pokemon games are known for having exclusive creatures depending on which version you buy, and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are no different. Some select Pokemon were splintered off when the games originally came to DS, and that’s the case once again. That applies to some standard Pokemon as well as Legendary ones.

Here’s the full lineup of exclusive Pokemon in both Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, along with their Pokedex number:

The latest entries to the Pokemon franchise, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl arrive on Switch today. Check out the launch trailer for these games below.

Nintendo has just revealed new physical rewards for My Nintendo members living in the United Kingdom: two Pokemon themed smartphone rings to celebrate the arrival of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl this week.

Redeemable for 500 points each, the smartphone rings feature either Piplup or the Team Galactic emblem to attach to your smartphone. The rings are made from acrylic and zinc, and each have a limit of 1 per customer. As with all physical rewards from My Nintendo, in addition to the points themselves, you will need to pay a shipping fee.


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