Revisit the Sinnoh region and story of Pokémon Diamond Version
Experience the nostalgic story from the Pokémon Diamond Version game in a reimagined adventure, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, now on the Nintendo Switch system! Adventures in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond game will take place in the familiar Sinnoh region. Rich in nature and with mighty Mount Coronet at its heart, Sinnoh is a land of many myths passed down through the ages. You’ll choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be your first partner Pokémon and then set off on your journey to become the Champion of the Pokémon League. Along the way, you’ll run into the mysterious organization Team Galactic, and be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Dialga.
Explore the revamped Grand Underground or put on a Super Contest Show
The Underground from the Pokémon Diamond Version game has been powered up and is now called the Grand Underground. Here, you can dig up valuable treasure and Pokémon Fossils, create your own Secret Base, and catch Pokémon in places called Pokémon Hideaways. When you aren’t exploring in the Grand Underground, enter a Super Contest Show! Super Contest Shows are popular events in the Sinnoh region, each put on by four performers and their partner Pokémon, who work together to dance and show off their performance skills. You can also adventure in the Grand Underground or put on a Super Contest Show with other players through the local* communication or online** communication of your Nintendo Switch system***!
Walk with your Pokémon, change up your style, and customize your Poké Balls
Choose a Pokémon that you’ve befriended during your journey to walk along behind you in the game. In the relaxing Amity Square you can walk with up to 6 Pokémon! Depending on the Pokémon, you’ll see different gestures or ways of walking, and when you talk to your Pokémon, it will respond. You’ll also be able to add your own personal style! Choose a variety of outfits and coordinate tops and bottoms. Some are based around Pokémon motifs and others change your hairstyle. You can even use Capsule Decoration to add stickers to customize the effects that appear when your Pokémon comes out of its Poké Ball!
Adventure together with the Pokémon that appeared in the Pokémon Diamond Version game.
Players of the original games can revisit familiar places and relive familiar scenes, while first time players can enjoy plenty of fun encounters and surprises that the Sinnoh region has to offer. The original story and the scale of the Sinnoh region’s towns and routes have been faithfully reproduced. This remake has also been revitalized with some of the player-friendly features of modern Pokémon games and up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes.
Returning from Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version are Poffins, snacks that can raise Pokémon’s conditions, such as Coolness or Cuteness. By raising these conditions, you can get higher scores during the Visual Evaluation of Super Contest Shows. Not only can you make Poffins in the Poffin House, but also in Amity Square where your Pokémon will help out.
Early in your journey you’ll receive the Pokétch, a handy in-game gadget that’s loaded up with various apps. As you proceed through your adventure, you’ll get more and more apps to use, like the Dowsing Machine to help find hidden items and the Memo Pad. The Pokétch also allows you to call on wild Pokémon to help you out. They’ll use hidden moves like Cut to chop down trees that block your way, or Rock Climb to scale steep cliffs.
Unravel the plot of the mysterious Team Galactic as you work towards becoming the next Pokémon League Champion. Their leader is Cyrus, a charismatic figure who always speaks and acts with a calm, logical demeanor. He detests human minds and emotions, finding them defective. Find out what Team Galactic is up to and take down their leader.
Whether you played Pokémon Diamond Version or Pokémon Pearl Version back in the day or you’re encountering these games for the first time, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Revisit the Sinnoh region from the original PokémonTM Diamond Version game
The PokémonTM Brilliant Diamond game brings new life to this remade classic with added features
Explore the Grand Underground to dig up items and Pokémon Fossils, build a Secret Base, and more!
Test your style and rhythm in a Super Contest Show
A reimagined adventure, now for the Nintendo SwitchTM system
Set off to try to become the Champion of the Sinnoh region’s Pokémon League
For players looking forward to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, there will be a software update (v. 1.1.0)* available on November 11, 2021, ahead of the games’ release.
With this software update (v 1.1.0), players will be able to enjoy communication features in the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, and the Union Room, receive special items via Mystery Gift, and visit Ramanas Park after entering the Hall of Fame.
At launch, a maximum of two players—yourself included—will be able to battle and trade Pokémon in the Union Room. A software update will be released in the future that will allow for additional players to join you. Please see this page for more details on the software update.
Please download this update data, as it’s designed to make gameplay more pleasant for you.
* If you purchased the downloadable version of the game, you don’t have to download the update data (version 1.1.0) separately because software distributed through Nintendo eShop includes the update data (version 1.1.0).
Approximately 3GB of memory must be available on in your Nintendo Switch system’s memory or on your micro SD card to download the update data. Please see this page for details about checking memory and managing data.
*Additional games and systems required. Sold separately.
**Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
***A software update is required to use certain features while playing with others, such as communication, trading and battles.
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