Switch Is Getting Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Remakes In Late 2021

Switch Is Getting Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Remakes In Late 2021
Screenshot: Pokemon Company

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl for the DS are getting “faithful” remakes on Switch later this year using a chibi art-style.

Here’s the trailer:


  • 15 years since Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl came out for the Nintendo DS and now it’s coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year.
    Well then I’ll be getting Pokemon Brilliant Diamond on Nintendo Switch and Piplup as my starter not Turtwig or Chimchar but Piplup as my starter Pokemon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond which is coming out later this year on the Nintendo Switch.

  • Its hard to get excited about these remakes until they let us know what has been cut out of them.

    If every feature from D+P makes it over I will be happy but I just know that Pokemon games take lazy to whole new levels and if they can get away with remaking 60% of the game they will.

    They will say things like “We removed post game because most players dont want it”

    • Majority of D&P stuff will make it over(though i imagine HM stuff will get a twist) But dont be shocked if Platnium exclusive stuff is nowhere to be seen.

      • Someone on Twitter spotted a Platinum only NPC (woman with blonde hair) in the footage reveal, so there’s a chance this is Platinum’s version with tweaks leaning backwards to the version releases. I’m mildly more optimistic after that was found.

      • I read that this game is being developed by a studio that isnt Game Freak so I am actually excited that it might be faithful again.

        • ILCA’s never made their own game before, but have done a lot of support work for other game studios. I hope they pull it off since it’s their first main project.

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