Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Arrives on Nintendo Switch November 19

Ready to welcome the remake?
Ready to welcome the remake? Pokemon Company

We finally have a release date for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. The two games are coming to Nintendo Switch on November 19. These were first announced during the Pokémon 25th Anniversary event.

Both upcoming Pokémon games aren’t actually originals but are faithful remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, which were released in 2006 on the Nintendo DS system.

The games bring back trainers to the Sinnoh region with the original story reproduced faithfully, especially the sense of scale and routes. Those who have been players of the previous games are sure to relive many familiar scenes. First-timers, on the other hand, can expect new encounters and various surprises.

Travel to the Past

The release date for Pokémon Legends: Arceus has also been revealed, which is on January 28, 2022. Like Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, Arceus is also an exclusive on Switch.

Back to the past.
Back to the past. Pokemon Company

Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes the franchise in a new direction by offering action mixed with RPG elements. While the game is also set in the Sinnoh region, the timeline is different. It’s set in the past, long before the events of Pokémon Diamond & Pearl. As the protagonist, you are tasked with creating and completing the first Pokédex of the region.

New Way to Sort

We also have an update for Pokémon HOME. Available as a free mobile app and a Switch game, it serves as cloud-based storage for Pokémon. The service comes in free basic and premium plans.

A new way to look at Pokémon.
A new way to look at Pokémon. Pokemon Company

Recently, an update introduced the Catch Calendar that allows users to view their Pokémon sorted by the dates when they were caught. This should be a way for trainers to relive memories of their adventures. That’s not all the new update has to offer. It also gives users the ability to look at the Pokémon registered to the Pokédex from different angles, giving them new ways to look at their Pokémon.

So which news are you most excited about?

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