What is Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl?
Nintendo has announced that their next Pokémon video game will launch on 19th November 2021. Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl will be an updated version of the 2006 4th Generation game, Diamond and Pearl.
The Japanese company ILCA has been chosen to produce the new games. This marks a change from the company Game Freak, that has produced earlier games. That said, Game Freak will oversee the work of ILCA.
As always, there will be two games, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, with each differing slightly and they will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch. Both will explore the Sinnoh region and the Nintendo promotional material promises to show this region ‘in a brilliant new light’. The Sinnoh region features three lakes.
Also announced are ‘up close and personal Pokémon battle scenes’. It is believed that Raids, introduced in Pokémon Sword and Shield, will feature in this new game offering. Also highly likely are Mega evolutions.
What Characters Feature in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl?
Team Galactic are the three adversaries of Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are under the control of boss Cyrus.
Cyrus is a charismatic character who is partnered by Weavile. He is calm and logical and believes human minds and emotions to be defective.
Mars is a strong-willed character who has sworn loyalty to Cyrus. Her partner Pokémon is Purugly.
Jupiter is a devious character who will do absolutely anything to win a battle. She is partnered with Skunktank.
Saturn is a cold and dispassionate young man whose partner Pokémon is Toxicroak.
Two Gym Leaders have been revealed.
Candice is leader of the Snowpoint City Gym and uses ice type Pokémon. Her partner Pokémon is Abomasnow.
Volkner is leader of the Sunyshore City Gym. He uses electric type Pokémon and is partnered with Luxray.
Three legendary Pokémon have been announced – Aelf, Mesprit and Uxie. They are said to slumber at the bottom of the Sinnoh region lakes.
Azelf is the Being of Willpower, Mesprit is the Being of Emotion and Uxie is the Being of Knowledge.