Welcome to the new Marriland website! This Pokémon fansite has been around since 2000 in various forms, and after a brief hiatus, it has now relaunched. I have big plans for the site throughout 2019 in beyond, especially with Pokémon Sword & Shield right around the corner.
Look forward to the return of the Marriland Team Builder, the Marriland Pokédex, various Pokémon Walkthroughs and Guides, and lots more over the coming months! You can check out the site's Development Roadmap to get an idea of the timeline of all of the features coming to the site. In the meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy checking back regularly for new updates on the site as well as news about Pokémon!
More details on the upcoming Pokémon GO expansion set for the Pokémon TCG have been revealed, with many cards revealed from the set, along with all sorts of products. The mini-expansion is themed around Pokémon GO and features some photorealistic art, though also features a lot of art inspired by the real world experiences of Pokémon GO as well.
As this is a special mini-expansion, similar to Celebrations from last year, packs are not available in traditional means or via booster boxes—instead, there are all sorts of assorted tins, collections, and mini-tins that contain cards as well as individual packs of the 78+ card set.
These products will be released in waves, with pre-orders available now on the Pokémon Center website (in the US, Canada, and the UK). The first batch of products releases on July 1, 2022, with some product launching after that.
On Pokémon Day 2022, all the way back in February, a special animated series involving the Hisui region featured in Pokémon Legends: Arceus was teased, although little more beyond the announcement was shown at the time.
Today, Pokémon has released a lot more information about this upcoming three-episode web series—titled Pokémon: Hisuian Snow—with the first episode launching on May 18, 2022 exclusively on the official Pokémon YouTube channel alongside Pokémon TV. The remaining two episodes will be released at a later date.
In today’s Pokémon Presents, two new Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch were unveiled—Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet—due for a worldwide release in late 2022. This pair of games mark the start of Generation IX (Generation 9).
You can see some footage of the game in action in the reveal trailer up above, which showcases an open world with numerous Pokémon found out in the wild and even throughout the cities. The region appears to be influenced by real-world Spain and Portugal, and the region itself is said to be open world.
The three starter Pokémon were also unveiled, which you can see down below.
Although the Marriland Team Builder worked just fine for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl even before this update, it would show an “unavailable in Sword/Shield” message next to any Pokémon in BDSP that wasn’t in Sword/Shield. With the update, when in Gen. 8 mode, it will show a ✅ for either BDSP or Sword/Shield if it is available in that game or a ❌ if it is not.
This should hopefully make it easier to see if your desired team is compatible with either game at a glance!
Hopefully there are no problems with this update, but if there are, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter to let me know so I can fix them as soon as possible!
The Marriland Pokédex has been updated to handle Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl as well. For Pokémon that exist in both games, you’ll find a toggle to switch between its learned moves for BDSP or for Sword/Shield; for Pokémon that exist only in one set of games, it will only show moves for those games.
Locations for Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are not yet added to the Pokédex. Apologies for that! They should be in a future update, but having access to the learned moves was something very important to add right away.
There will likely be a few bugs or problems that spring up from this update, so if you spot any, please feel free to reach out to me over on Twitter and I will try to get them fixed!
Walkthrough Coming Next
Now that these very important updates are done, the next step for the Marriland website is to begin work on the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl walkthrough! I hope to have it started within the next day or two and will be sure to update it frequently. Again, thank you for your patience, and I hope that the content for the Marriland website will help you enjoy Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl!
It’s official: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are now released and available worldwide for the Nintendo Switch! These games are remakes of the original Pokémon Diamond & Pearl for the Nintendo DS, except with enhanced graphics, more modern gameplay, and more quality of life improvements.
The Marriland website is in the process of updating the Team Builder and Pokédex to add in support for Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and these updates should be up fairly soon. Additionally, the Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Walkthrough section of the website will begin soon as well to help get you through the game.
Look forward to these upcoming site updates and have fun with Brilliant Diamond and/or Shining Pearl!