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Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Two Pokémon remake games to feature in year-end RTA in Japan Winter 2023 event in benefit of Doctors Without Borders
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver will be featured in the RTA in Japan Winter 2023 charity marathon, which is being held at the Bellesalle Iidabashi First hotel in Tokyo, Japan from December 26th to December 31st (JST). This year's event will be raising money for Doctors Without Borders.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl to feature in Interglitches: La fête du skip 2023 charity marathon this weekend
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Le French Restream will be hosting the Interglitches: La fête du skip charity marathon from October 27th to October 29th live from the l'Institut du Cerveau in Paris, France, raising money for Institut du Cerveau (ICM), the Paris Brain Institute, an international brain and spinal cord research center developing treatments for nervous system disorders. The event will be streamed from the group's official Twitch channel, with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl being featured as a run on Sunday October 29th.
Pokémon Shining Pearl to feature in Horror(ible) Games marathon in support of speedrunner MASH
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The Horrorible Games speedrunning group will be hosting a special speedrunning mini-marathon from September 9th to September 10th, raising money to support George Emsley, known as MASH in the speedrunning and gaming community, in helping pay off debt incurred by emergency dental surgery. The event, which can be watched from the Horrorible Games Twitch page, will see runners attempting to complete various games and/or objectives within a game as quickly as possible.
Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0 announced; adds compatibility to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus
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The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo has announced that an update to Pokémon HOME version 2.0.0 will be available in the coming weeks. This update will allow recently released Pokémon titles, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, to be mutually compatible to past games Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and Pokémon GO.
Nintendo Financial Update - Legends: Arceus sells ~12.64 million copies; BDSP overtake ORAS as best-selling Pokémon remakes ever
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After the madness of the holidays, the January-March quarter is typically much slower for consumer products, with things typically slowing down following any initial New Year's sales. But if Nintendo's taught us anything over the years, it's that it's not a typical company. Nintendo's latest quarterly investor briefing has revealed that their January-March quarter has seen a solid improvement over the previous year, with much of that improvement owing to the continued strong performance of the latest entries in the Pokémon franchise.
Member Card now available in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl; use it to encounter the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai
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A new Mystery Gift event for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl has begun. From now until May 1st, at 5:28 a.m. JST, the Member Card key item will be distributed to players via Mystery Gift download. This item can be used to start an in-game event that will allow Trainers to encounter the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Ver. 1.3.0 available for download; Arceus available in-game now; Darkrai Mystery Gift coming April
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl have received an update to software Ver. 1.3.0. This update includes an in-game event to obtain Arceus, and makes the Global Wonder Station in Jubilife City accessible. Players are advised to download the update before continuing playing. A Mystery Gift event for Darkrai was also announced.
Receive Oak's Letter to encounter Shaymin in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
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A new Mystery Gift event for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl was revealed in the Pokémon Presents livestream broadcast on February 27th. From now to March 27th at 7:59 a.m. (PDT), an item called Oak's Letter will be distributed. As with the event-exclusive key item of the same name that was distributed in a wi-fi event for Pokémon Platinum in 2009, after receiving Oak's Letter, players can use it to start an in-game event that will allow them to encounter the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl receive expanded multi-player features in Version 1.2.0 update
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl have received an update to software Ver. 1.2.0. This update expands the functionality of the Union Room and Colosseum battle features. Players are advised to download the update before continuing playing.
Nintendo Financial Update - Switch outsells Wii; BDSP sell ~15m copies; SwSh now 2nd best selling Pokémon titles ever
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Between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year's Eve, the October-December quarter is a big one for any business dealing with consumer products, and Nintendo is no exception to that. While Nintendo's latest quarterly investor briefing has revealed that their net sales over the holiday season in 2021 didn't quite match up to the performance of the previous year, several significant milestones have been set during this quarter for the Nintendo Switch, and for the Pokémon Franchise.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Ver. 1.1.3 available for download
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl have received an update to software Ver. 1.1.3. This update adds some quality of life changes. Players are advised to download the update before continuing playing.
Use code「MERRYCHR1STMAS」to get five Color Statues for your Secret Base in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
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Players of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl can redeem five Color Statues of Pachirisu, Rhyperior, Electivire, Glaceon, and Lucario using the code「MERRYCHR1STMAS」. These Statues can be placed in your Secret Base in the Grand Underground. This distribution ends on December 25, 2021.
Bulbacast: Episode 27 - Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Reaction
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Maniacal Engineer hosts a riveting discussion on Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl with Archaic, celadonk, Fitzy, Rhodehawk, TheCapsFan, and WyndonCalling.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl receive bug fix update with Version 1.1.2
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl have received an update to software Ver. 1.1.2. This update resolves several gameplay bugs and issues. Players are advised to download the update before continuing playing.
Get statues of three Sinnoh starter Pokémon for your Secret Base in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
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Players of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl can obtain a code to redeem a Turtwig Statue ⁂, Chimchar Statue ⁂, and Piplup Statue ⁂ by answering questions on the official Pokémon BDSP Japanese website. The Statue can be placed in your Secret Base in the Grand Underground. The code is 「BDSPUNDERGR0UND」.
First Impressions: Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - The less things change, the more they stay the same
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Sinnoh confirmed! BDSP were unique from the onset; these are the first main series Pokémon titles to be developed by a studio other than Game Freak, namely ILCA, a distinction that sent fan speculation off the charts regarding not only these games, but the future of the franchise. It’s hard to discuss BDSP without reference to other remake titles in the series, and the shrinking visual and gameplay differences between said remakes and the original games. With BDSP the difference is the smallest it's ever been.
Pokémon Battle Festival Asia 2021 announced; event to run from November 26, 2021 to February 13, 2022 across 9 Asian countries
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ESL SEA Pte. Ltd. and Pokémon Asia have announced the Pokémon Battle Festival Asia 2021, the very first event in Asia featuring tournaments, exhibition matches, and special shows across multiple Pokémon titles. The event will include tournaments for games including Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon GO, Pokémon UNITE and the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Each tournament will feature players from Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. The festival will be held on weekends from November 26, 2021 to February 13, 2022.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl pre-order bonus round-up
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We are now a few days away from the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, the highly-anticipated enhanced remakes of the original Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version, set to be released for the Nintendo Switch worldwide simultaneously on November 19, 2021. A large variety of different bonuses are being offered by different stores around the world together with pre-orders for the physical copy of the game. In this article, we'll be rounding up a list of all the pre-order bonuses for both individual games and the Double Pack/Dual Pack. There's undoubtedly many we've missed, so if you know of one that isn't yet on our list, please send through the details in the comments below, or via Bulbanews' Twitter account, so that we can add it in. Some pre-order bonuses are already sold out or are currently in short supply, so be sure to get your orders in soon if you don't want to miss out.
Encounter and befriend Legendary and Mythical Pokémon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl; Pokémon Legends: Arceus in-game bonuses
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are due to release for the Nintendo Switch next week on November 19, 2021. Earlier today, The Pokémon Company has released the final trailer before its release. It introduces the Ramanas Park, where you can encounter Legendary Pokémon. It also gives details on how you can befriend several Mythical Pokémon.
Happiny Birthday gift coming to Pokémon Center Singapore
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The previously announced distribution at Pokémon Center stores in Japan, has also been confirmed for the Pokémon Center in Singapore. Players visiting Pokémon Center Singapore during the month of their birthday will receive a code card, which will then give Happiny when redeemed in-game in either Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, or Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
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