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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl for Switch coming 19th November and Pokemon Legends: Arceus coming 28th January 2022

Big news, Trainers! The Pokémon Company International today unveiled the release dates for the next installments of the highly anticipated Pokémon video games available exclusively on Nintendo Switch systems. November 19, 2021 marks the launch of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, with Pokémon Legends: Arceus launching not far behind on January 28, 2022. 

Trainers can also look forward to a new update for Pokémon HOME which introduces the “Catch Calendar” feature as well as the ability to view Pokémon registered to Pokémon HOME’s Pokédex from various angles.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are faithful remakes of Pokémon DiamondVersion and Pokémon Pearl Version, which were released on the Nintendo DS system in 2006. Whether or not players have explored the Sinnoh region before, they can look forward to this great adventure, reborn on Nintendo Switch. The original story has been faithfully reproduced, and various game functions have been colorfully revitalized. Trainers can expect an adventure through the Sinnoh region that feels both nostalgic and fresh.
The Pokémon featured in the newly released package designs of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are the Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia. Trainers will be able to discover the mysterious connection between Dialga or Palkia and the Sinnoh region during their adventures.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the Pokémon series takes a bold new direction, fusing action with RPG elements. The game takes place in the Sinnoh region of the past, long before the events of Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version. As the game’s protagonist, the player will set out to create and complete the region’s first Pokédex by catching, surveying, and researching the wild Pokémon that live there.​
The cover art, revealed here for the first time, depicts Mount Coronet towering over the expanse of a bygone Sinnoh region—the setting for the story in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Pokémon HOME

In a new update, users will be introduced to the Catch Calendar. This feature enables users to view their Pokémon arranged by the dates on which they caught them. Trainers can use this feature to relive memories from their adventures—such as the day they first caught a certain Pokémon or the day of an event or other occasion when they received a Pokémon as a gift.
This update also introduces the ability to view Pokémon registered to the Pokédex in Pokémon HOME from different angles, such as above or behind. Trainers can try this out to get a better look at their Pokémon.

Source: The Pokemon Company

13 thoughts on “Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl for Switch coming 19th November and Pokemon Legends: Arceus coming 28th January 2022”

  1. I’m no genius and I’m definitely not a pokemon fan, but shouldn’t they spread out the release dates. Having 2 pokemon games back to back feels a little too much. And isn’t January the worst month for games to release?

    1. Those titles aren’t back to back, and its not like both of them are releasing november & december theirs a gap, January is only the worse month because theirs usually a drought release of games from nintendo in the first early months of winter, so theirs usually nothing to buy.

      1. Yeah. I agree with you, January is not really the best month to release games on that date. But, people are expecting big releases from Nintendo from this year.

  2. The releases say a lot about what they’re trying to compete with. The sequel to BOTW, perhaps? The remasters have their own audience and wouldn’t interfere with a AAA first party release. Agree with felixgray that January is kinda dry and this is a good use for all those gift cards given during the holidays.

  3. Chinese Riddler better come through. I need to know technical machines and what pokemon are being cut from pearl and Arceus.

  4. Since the remakes are coming out Novemeber hopefully that’ll give them enough time to fix those awful graphics. Ffs sake the overworld looked like it had N64 Starfox Textures and the models seriously need some kind of dark outline to differentiate them from everything else.

    1. Lol, everyone complained that Pokemon games added outlines to their games. It was the first mod people made for the 3ds games. Now that they took them out everyone is complaining there isn’t any outlines.

      1. Really? I never had any problem with outlines, honestly I never noticed it. Do you mean during Gen 3 or 4’s Sprites? The problem here is that everything is bright and colorful so the models blend in which doesn’t look good.

  5. I’ll only get the remakes if I can catch Darkrai in-game. If not, not interested since I got all the Pokemon from those games. Got him, too, but that was through the event years back when they were giving out 1 Mythical Pokemon each month so it came in a cherish ball. I want to catch him in a Dusk Ball like I did Cresselia.

    So the only one I know for sure I’m buying is PKMN Legends: Arceus. I surmise we’ll be able to catch him in-game and I wouldn’t mind having him in whatever unique ball is used to capture him in that game.

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