Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl release date – everything we know so far

Here's what you need to know about the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Pokédex, starters, and more

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The Pokémon Company has finally announced Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, remakes of the fan-favourite Nintendo DS games, Diamond and Pearl. Unlike the originals, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have an adorable chibi art style, but are said to be faithful remakes aside from the graphical changes.

We don’t have a confirmed Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl release date just yet, but you can expect to get your hands on the brand new titles in late 2021. We will keep this page updated with everything you need to know about the remakes as soon as anything’s revealed, so check back here from time-to-time to stay in the know.

In other news, Game Freak has also revealed a brand new open-world Pokémon game, and needless to say, we’re very much looking forward to finding out about the Pokémon Legends Arceus release date sometime soon! If you need something to play in the meantime, take a look at our list of the best switch RPGs to keep yourself entertained.

When is the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl release date?

Game Freak is yet to reveal the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl release date, but we do know it will launch towards the end of 2021.

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What’s the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl gameplay like?

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl feature adorable chibi characters in the overworld with more traditional character models used during turn-based combat. Game Freak has said the games will be faithful remakes of the originals with the player-friendly conveniences you’ve come to appreciate from the modern Pokémon series.

What Pokémon will be included in the Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Pokédex?

It’s unclear at the moment if Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will include the Diamond and Pearl or Platinum Pokédex.

What are the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl starters?

You’ll find the grass-type Turtwig, fire-type Chimchar, and water-type Piplup in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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What are the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl legendaries?

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond features the steel/dragon-type Pokémon, Dialga, and Shining Pearl has the water/dragon-type, Palkia.

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