Why wait until 2022 to explore Sinnoh of old in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, when you can reacquaint yourself with the Sinnoh you’ve travelled before with the upcoming Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl remakes? Out on November 19, 2021, these remarks are not the work of Game Freak, but ILCA, the very same ILCA that worked on Pokémon HOME and here is everything we know about their upcoming releases:
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl (Nintendo Switch)
Release Date: November 19, 2022 (Worldwide)
Players: 1 player
Genre: Action, Role-Playing
Game File Size: TBD
Retail Price: $59.99
Experience the nostalgic story from the Pokémon Pearl Version game in a reimagined adventure, Pokémon™ Shining Pearl, now on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Adventures in the Pokémon Shining Pearl 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 be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Palkia.
Adventure together with the Pokémon that appeared in the Pokémon Pearl 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.
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.
A double pack containing the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games will be available for purchase as a packaged version or as a digital downloadable version. The packaged version includes 1 physical copy of the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond game and 1 physical copy of the Pokémon Shining Pearl game while the downloadable version includes copies of both the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond game and the Pokémon Shining Pearl game.
First revealed: February 26, 2021
Reveal Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjCwUk06ZSk
On a side note, since we did mention Pokémon HOME earlier on, come June there will be an update for the mobile app that adds a new catch calendar feature and a model viewer. It is also said it will also add distributions for Gigantamax Factor Bulbasaur & Squirtle.