Three New Pokémon Games Arriving Exclusively in Nintendo Switch

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New games to be released. Pokémon Company

The Pokémon Company dropped some big news that’s sure to make fans around the world happy. There’s going to be not one, not two, but three new games. All of these are coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are set to be released later this year. Meanwhile, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is expected to launch sometime in early 2022.

It was back in 2006 when Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl introduced the Sinnoh region, while Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl served as remakes. Pokémon Legends: Arceus also brings players to the Sinnoh region but with a twist. That’s because it’s the time before trainers and leagues were in the region.

Pokémon Company President and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara said in a press statement that with these new games, players would be able to create new memories in the Sinnoh region.

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

These two new games hope to allow fans to experience the original games on which they’re based while offering new features. In these games, players get to choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup, as their starting Pokémon before they go on their journey. Along the way, they get to meet Legendary Pokémon like Dialga for Brilliant Diamond and Palkia for Shining Pearl.

Learn more about these two games here.

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A remake for the Switch. Photo: Pokémon Company

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon games have always been about exploring, catching Pokémon, and completing the Pokédex. For Legends: Arceus, the goal is to honor the core gameplay of the series while introducing new action and RPG elements. Overall, this new game offers a more immersive experience.

Since this is the Sinnoh region of the past, it’s sure to be an exciting experience for everyone. In the game, Trainers get to choose from among Rowlet, Cyndaquil, or Oshawott, as their starting Pokémon.

Read more about it here.

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A visit to the past. Photo: Pokémon Company

Other Events

These are not the only Pokémon games arriving in Switch. There’s also Pokémon Snap to be launched on April 30. Read all about that here.

Of course, we can’t end this news without mentioning the events in other Pokémon games in celebration of the Pokémon 25th Anniversary. These are:

  • Pokémon GO
    • Prepare to meet the likes of Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and even Mewtwo, in Legendary Raids as part of a special event.
  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
    • Join the special Max Raid Battle event that features Gigantamax Pikachu.
  • Pokémon Masters EX
    • Get to meet Galar region trainers.
  • Pokémon Café Mix
    • Players who log in from February 25 to 28 get 2,500 golden acorns.

Just in case we haven’t mentioned it, there’s a free virtual music concert tomorrow, February 27, which is also Pokémon Day. Headlining the fun is none other than Post Malone. Learn more about this special event here.

What are your plans for Pokémon Day?

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