Pokédex and Team Builder Update for BDSP

Category: Site Updates
Posted by Marriland
Bidoof's status screen

The Marriland Pokémon Team Builder tool as well as the Marriland Pokédex have been updated to support Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! Apologies that it took a little bit longer than expected, but given the difficulty in supporting two separate pairs of versions where not every Pokémon or TM is available in each, it definitely took a bit of thought to settle on a good way to handle it!

Team Builder Updates

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!

Pokédex Updates

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!

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