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 Ramanas Park and Mythical Pokemon bonuses for having save data from previous Pokemon games on Switch.
Get the details below.
■ Ramanas Park
New to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl, Ramanas Park is a facility players can visit after entering the Hall of Fame. There are caves dotted throughout the park, and the chambers inside them are filled with a mysterious atmosphere.
Slates Are the Key to Encountering Legendary Pokemon
Inside the rooms of Ramanas Park are pedestals, and it’s said that if players insert a slate into its corresponding pedestal, a Legendary Pokemon will appear. It’s unclear exactly how these slates can be obtained, so players will have to do some research while exploring the Sinnoh region.
Legendary Pokemon Players Can Encounter
Some of these Legendary Pokemon can only be encountered in one game version or the other, but players can still try to get them on their team through other means, such as by trading with other players. In Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, it’s possible to encounter Raikou, Entei, Suicune and Ho-Oh. In Pokemon Shining Pearl, it’s possible to encounter Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and Lugia.
Look Forward to Online Communication Features
For players looking forward to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl, there will be a software update (v. 1.1.0) available on November 11, 2021, ahead of the games’ release. With this software update (v 1.1.0), players will be able to enjoy communication features in the Grand Underground and Super Contest Shows, receive special items via Mystery Gift, and visit Ramanas Park after entering the Hall of Fame.
At launch, a maximum of two players—yourself included—will be able to battle and trade Pokemon in the Union Room. A software update will be released in the future that will allow for additional players to join you. Please see this page for more details on the software update.
■ Befriend a Mythical Pokemon as a Perk for Linking with the Pokemon Sword, Pokemon Shield, Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Games
If players have play records from one of the qualifying games on their Nintendo Switch system when starting their Pokemon Brilliant Diamond or Pokemon Shining Pearl game, they’ll be able to add a Mythical Pokemon to their team.
Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield
Speak to a gentleman in the flower field located on the southwest end of Floaroma Town to get the Mythical Pokemon Jirachi as a companion.
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
Speak to a madame in the flower field located on the southwest end of Floaroma Town to get the Mythical Pokemon Mew as a companion.
■ Celebrating Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl in the Pokemon GO Game
A commemorative Pokemon GO event will take place in-game to celebrate the launch of both titles from Tuesday, November 16, 2021, to Sunday, November 21, 2021.
During the event period in Pokemon GO, players will be able to encounter special Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup wearing hats inspired by the protagonists of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl. Avatar items based on the outfits of the protagonists will be available at no cost in Pokemon GO‘s in-game Style Shop, and avatar items with Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup motifs will be available in exchange for PokeCoins.
Pokemon that appear in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl will also appear in the wild and in raids during the event period. More details will be released on the official Pokemon GO Twitter page as well as on the official Pokemon GO blog.
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.