In the long run, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl don’t have very much to offer players that the original versions of Diamond & Pearl (and especially Platinum) don’t. Still, they’re the only Sinnoh region games on the Switch — and they’re especially noteworthy for being the only legitimate source of Shiny Arceus. If you’ve been playing these games and would like to 100% complete them, we’ve got a full list of requirements written up for you!
The Pokémon Company finally announced the legendary Arceus event for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl! An update for the games goes live at 9:00 p.m. EST on March 15. From there, you’ll be able to battle Arceus, but there’s a catch. You need save data from Pokémon Legends: Arceus present on your Switch console… but that save data needs to have completed every story mission in the game. Get all the details here, including information on Shiny hunting!
Pokémon Legends: Arceus marks several new milestones for the Pokémon series, but one new milestone that longtime fans might enjoy is that the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai is available in-game without events! This is the first time Darkrai has been available without a time limit, though there is one catch: you’ll need save data for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl present on your Switch console.
Palkia is Pokémon Shining Pearl’s mascot and – in our opinion – the most well-designed Legendary Pokémon in the fourth generation. Unfortunately, our praises end there: while Palkia is rather strong in Singles, it can’t do all that much in Doubles and is generally rather outclassed. If you’re playing Shining Pearl and want to learn more about Legendary Pokémon, check out our corresponding guide. Otherwise, let’s jump right into today’s moveset guide!
Dialga is Pokémon Brilliant Diamond’s signature Legendary Pokémon. As you might expect, you can only obtain the Temporal Pokémon in that game! For more information, check out our Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl version exclusives guide. As a Legendary Pokémon, Dialga is one of the strongest party members in BDSP. It boasts a wealth of helpful strengths, including a solid defensive typing and a wide movepool. Without further ado, then, let’s jump right into today’s moveset guide! Continue reading Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl – Dialga Moveset Guide