Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl just dropped, and we’re wasting no time helping you discover everything there is to do in this game! First is something you’ve probably been wondering about: the types of Legendary Pokémon you can find throughout Sinnoh. There are actually many more available here than in the originals, including some unexpected ones! If you’re looking for specific information on the locations of these Pokémon, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get right into it!
Nowadays, it seems the Pokémon Company can’t get away with showing off any new video games without significant backlash and criticism from the Pokémon community. In some cases, this is justified — of course, you have scenarios like Sword & Shield’s infamous Pokédex cut and such. Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl were criticized for a different reason, though: its graphics. Rather than going with a fully-upscaled remake of Diamond & Pearl in a modern style, ILCA (the developers this time around) decided to remain “faithful” to the original games by sticking to a strange chibi style.
Though Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl absolutely looked rough in the first trailer, they’ve been cleaned up quite nicely for the final release. I’d go as far as to say that these are the best main series Pokémon games on Switch — but perhaps that’s just new toy syndrome speaking. Please note that this review is aimed at trainers who have played the original Diamond & Pearl and are on the fence about the remakes. For more information on how the region and Pokémon are designed, please check out our review of the original games!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl aren’t far off now! If you’re planning to return to (or discover) the Sinnoh region but don’t know which version to go for, we’ve got you covered. There are a number of Pokémon (aside from the obvious Dialga and Palkia) that can only be found in one of two versions. Those looking to complete the Pokédex are either going to have to drop another $60 on the opposite version or find a friend to trade with. Read up and pick the version with the Pokémon you like! Or, if you already placed a pre-order, you can use this information to determine which Pokémon other players are going to be asking for most often.