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Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl?

Which version will you get?


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Petals For Armor
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I'll be getting Shining Pearl.

Though I prefer Dialga to Palkia, I just have to do it for the nostalgia. I owned both Diamond and Pearl as a kid, and played Diamond first...but then got stuck at Gardenia since I had picked Piplup and didn't know about type advantages. Then I picked up Pearl, picked Turtwig instead, and the rest was history.

I played Pearl to death as a kid, put over 100 hours into the game amidst playing with friends a ton and using Action Replay to hack the shit out of the game. When Platinum came out, most of my focus shifted to that game (even as a kid I could recognize the improvements Platinum made), but Pearl still holds a special place in my heart.
 
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Brilliant Diamond without a doubt, even though Pearl was my first game I always liked Dialga much more than Palkia.
 
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I never played Diamond or Pearl (went straight to Platinum several years after it came out), so it's up in the air for me right now.
 
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I got Pearl originally, while my brother got Diamond. This time, we'll be swapping and I'll be getting Brilliant Diamond.
 
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If I were planning on getting the games, I'd go with Shining Pearl considering Pearl was technically my first Pokémon game and I want to use Purugly at some point due to its rarity.
 
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Shining Pearl. I prefer Dialga, but even if I don't use Glameow I want to be able to encounter it in the wild and possibly shiny hunt for it. My name also means pearl, so I just think it would be kind of cool to play the game my name is really close to. I'll probably end up giving my trainer a name that also means pearl (but not my name because I never give them my name)
 
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I'll be getting Brilliant Diamond, I already have a Palkia in Sword ready to be transferred to be able to have all three members of a trio without trading.
 
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I'll be getting Brilliant Diamond, I already have a Palkia in Sword ready to be transferred to be able to have all three members of a trio without trading.
I've been thinking that it might be good for me to get Shining Pearl for the same reason - I can catch Dialga in the Max Lair in Sword and then presumably transfer it over.

I'm gonna wait for reviews, but If I do get them, its going to be Shining Pearl. Pearl was my very first Pokemon game, and the fact that Misdreavus and Glameow lines are Pearl only, which are some of my favorites.
I like the Misdreavus line as well. Mismagius was one of my team members in Pearl.

All things considered... my vote goes to Shining Pearl for now.
 
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*If* I decide to get one, it will be Diamond. I've always chosen the "first" of the pair, aside from Shield (because of Galarian Ponyta/Rapidash).
 
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Brilliant Diamond; since Pearl was the game I originally played, I want to go in the opposite direction this time.
 
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I got Diamond back in the day so I am tempted to get Shining Pearl - especially as I've grown to like Palkia's design a lot more than Dialga's over the years.

But if the Version Exclusives remain the same then I probably will end up with Brilliant Diamond as Scyther, Aggron and Tyranitar are too awesome to pass up. :sneaky:
 
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Diamond because it was my first DS game and Dialga is one of my favorite Pokemon. Fun fact but I originally thought Dialga was an Ice-type because of his appearance and he was standing on a glacier using Blizzard in the OG DP anime opening lol, and Ice is my favorite type, so I always teach my Dialga Blizzard as a reference to the anime opening.
 
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If version exclusives are the same, I'm likely gonna go with Brilliant Diamond. I remember Rampardos was exclusive to Diamond and I wanted to use one.
 
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Brilliant Diamond, because I picked Diamond as a kid (before I knew Platinum would come along). It had more version exclusives that I liked, and I've always liked Dialga better than Palkia anyway.
 
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Diamond because it was my first DS game and Dialga is one of my favorite Pokemon. Fun fact but I originally thought Dialga was an Ice-type because of his appearance and he was standing on a glacier using Blizzard in the OG DP anime opening lol, and Ice is my favorite type, so I always teach my Dialga Blizzard as a reference to the anime opening.
I guess when "Diamond Dust" comes to mind, you'd think Dialga is an Ice type. But no, he's Steel/Dragon.
 
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Depends on version exclusives and if they change from the original duo.
 
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Depends on version exclusives and if they change from the original duo.
Remake version exclusives are based on the original versions. So Brilliant Diamond version exclusives are mostly Diamond exclusives and Shining Pearl exclusives are mostly Pearl Pokémon.
 
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Remake version exclusives are based on the original versions. So Brilliant Diamond version exclusives are mostly Diamond exclusives and Shining Pearl exclusives are mostly Pearl Pokémon.
Well, in most cases. FRLG changed things so you could get Meowth and Mankey in the same game, also making Mankey an early game mon.
 
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