In today’s Pokémon Presents video, more details about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were revealed, along with much more gameplay footage showing off various places across the Sinnoh region. The video above shows just a portion of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, while the full Pokémon Presents video shows more details about it.
Some of the new features being introduced to the games that weren’t present in the originals include the ability to customize your Trainer with different outfits and choosing skin tone similar to modern games, the ability for Pokémon to follow you outside of battle, special areas in the Grand Underground to catch Pokémon in, and a vastly more interactive Super Contest system in the form of Super Contest Shows. Pokémon HOME connectivity is also confirmed for sometime in 2022.
A special Nintendo Switch Lite Dialga & Palkia Edition will be released on November 5, 2021 and resembles the old Dialga & Palkia Nintendo DS Lite that launched around the time of the original Diamond and Pearl.
You can find some screenshots below, and more details about the update will be added to the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl section of the website throughout the day.
Here are a few select screenshots from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
New Official Artwork
In addition to the promotional artwork shown further above, several Pokémon and characters have had new official artwork for them revealed for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. These are inspired by the original artwork from that time, but done in a bit of a different style, coming across as a bit softer.
Below are a few examples of this new style: