Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl COUNTDOWN

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are now out worldwide. Here's what you should know before you play.

Latest - Pokemon Shining Diamond and Brilliant Pearl out now

After months of teases and reveals, we can finally play the latest Pokemon games for ourselves. Just get the game ordered and it will be ready to go.


Preload right now

You can preload Pokemon right now ahead of release this Friday.

To do so, just buy the game on the Eshop and let the game install. It should then be ready to go for release in a few days.

Release Date

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will be available on the Nintendo Store on November 19, 2021.

Like other Pokemon Releases, the game is not releasing simultaneously. Instead, PBD and PSP will become available past midnight in each region.

This is a bit more than two days' time.


File Size

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl download sizes are 6.7GB for both games. Around 8GB after the last updates.

Players pre-ordering the game will be able to preload the game so they can start playing as soon as the clock hits midnight.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Price

Both Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have the same price: $59.99.

There's also a Double Pack that includes both copies for $119.99, practically the same price as buying them separately.


What to Expect?

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl are faithful remakes of the Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl 2006 version.

Trainers will be back to Sinnoh Region, rich in nature and with the mighty Mount Coronet at its heart. Sinnoh is a land of many myths.

Players will be able to choose one of the following Pokemon as their first partner:

  • Fire-type Chimchar
  • Water-type Piplup
  • Grass-type Turtwig

Both games share the same storyline. A young trainer will meet Professor Rowan and learn the secret of the Grand Underworld while they battle against a criminal organization called the Team Galactic.

The goal of the game is to complete the Pokedex and reach the glory in the Sinnoh Championship.


The main difference among both games is that a certain number of Pokemon are exclusive for each version. Therefore, players looking forward to completing their Pokedex will have to purchase both games - so it's time to get your Pokeballs ready!