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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.

Complete these steps to download the update:
  • Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  • Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  • The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  • Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.
Encountering Arceus
To encounter Arceus, players must have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save file on their Nintendo Switch system with all the main missions completed. Players must have entered the Hall of Fame and obtained the National Pokédex in Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl. They can then return to their room in Twinleaf Town, where they can receive the Azure Flute item. Once the player receives the Azure Flute, they can go to the entrance of the Spear Pillar at the top of Mount Coronet and the Mythical Pokémon Arceus will reveal itself.

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Befriending Darkrai
The Member Card item will be available as a Mystery Gift from April 1st until April 30th. To obtain Darkrai, players must have first entered the Hall of Fame, obtained the National Pokédex, and completed the in-game event for Cresselia. Head to Canalave City, go into one of the houses, and sleep on the bed. The player will then arrive at Newmoon Island, where the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai can be found.

How to receive the Member Card via Mystery Gift:
  • Launch Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl from the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu.
  • Press the X button during gameplay to access the in-game menu.
  • Select MYSTERY GIFT.
  • Select Get via Internet.
  • Select Member Card Gift.
  • Be sure to save your game after receiving your gift.
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Global Wonder Station
The Global Wonder Station in Jubilife City is now accessible, allow players to trade Pokémon with other players worldwide. A Nintendo Switch Online membership (paid service) is required to trade Pokémon online.

Official changelog said:
Ver. 1.3.0 (Released March 15, 2022)
Added an event related to Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
If a user on a Nintendo Switch system has save data from Pokémon Legends: Arceus that meets set requirements, that player can take part in a special event to meet the Mythical Pokémon Arceus when playing the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl games.
Further details can be found here.
Added a network-trading feature at GWS.
It is now possible to trade Pokémon online at the GWS in Jubilife City.
Note: A Nintendo Switch Online membership (paid service) is required to trade Pokémon online.
Some issues have been fixed for more pleasant gameplay.


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