The Pokemon Company and developers ILCA and Game Freak have released new information, footage, and artwork for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl introducing Team Galactic, Gym Leaders, legendary Pokemon, and the three lakes of Sinnoh.
Get the details below.
The Boss and Commanders of the Mysterious Team Galactic
As players explore Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl, they’ll cross paths with friends and opponents alike.
- Cyrus and Weavile – A charismatic figure who rules over Team Galactic. Cyrus always speaks and acts with a calm, logical demeanor. He detests human minds and emotions, finding them defective.
- Mars and Purugly – Mars is a strong-willed commander who hates to lose and has sworn loyalty to Cyrus. Her passion for Pokemon sometimes inspires powerful emotional outbursts. Her partner Pokemon is Purugly.
- Jupiter and Skuntank – Jupiter has a mysterious air about her. She is certainly skilled at Pokemon battles, but she’s willing to do anything—even steal other people’s Pokemon—to achieve her goals. Her partner Pokemon is Skuntank.
- Saturn and Toxicroak – Saturn is a cool and collected commander. Despite being one of the few who occasionally harbor doubts about Cyrus’ plans, Saturn is cold and dispassionate enough to carry out his orders faithfully. His partner Pokemon is Toxicroak.
The Toughest Pokemon Trainers in Town: Gym Leaders
- Candice and Abomasnow – Gym Leader Candice of the Snowpoint City Gym uses Ice-type Pokemon, with Abomasnow heading her team. Known as the Diamond Dust Girl, she’s a passionate Trainer who really emphasizes the value of focus.
- Volkner and Luxray – Gym Leader Volkner of the Sunyshore City Gym uses Electric-type Pokemon, with Luxray heading his team. He’s said to be the strongest Gym Leader in the Sinnoh region, but he’s grown bored by a lack of tough challengers, so he spends his time constantly remodeling the Gym.
Legendary Pokemon Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf
These three Legendary Pokemon appear in the myths of the Sinnoh region. According to the people of Sinnoh, Uxie is the Being of Knowledge, Mesprit is the Being of Emotion, and Azelf is the Being of Willpower. How will these three Pokemon be involved in your adventure?
Three Lakes that Represent the Sinnoh Region
Sinnoh features three lakes filled with bountiful water: Lake Acuity, Lake Verity, and Lake Valor. It is said that Legendary Pokemon slumber at the bottom of these lakes.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl are due out for Switch on November 19 worldwide.
Watch the trailer below. View the artwork at the gallery.