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Diamond and Pearl Remakes (BDSP) Officially Confirmed
To Be Released Late 2021
|Release Date||Late 2021|
|Device||Nintendo Switch / Switch Lite|
Gen 4 fans rejoice - Diamond and Pearl remakes have at long last been confirmed! The official titles of these games will be Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl and players will be able to get their hands on them in late 2021.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP) Confirmed Content
A Faithful Recreation
All content that was featured in the original Diamond and Pearl will be available in the remakes, including some special events!
Character designs for the protagonist seem to be sticking to the original as well!
Sinnoh Region Starters
The three Sinnoh starters will be available for you to choose at the outset of your adventure - once again, you can pick from Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup!
The iconic Dialga and Palkia will of course also be making an appearance in both games. Dialga will be appearing in Brilliant Diamond, and Palkia in Shining Pearl.
Confirmed Events & Content
- Union Room
- The Underground
- Pokemon Gyms
- Pokétch App Event
- Bike Parking Spots?
- Drifloon Event
The Union Room
The Union Room will be implemented into the remakes just as it was before - you'll be able to trade and battle with trainers inside it as much as you want!
The Underground was a classic part of D&P, allowing you to explore a vast underground area once you got the Explorer's Kit. This area was chuck full of interesting content and items!
Pokemon Gyms are also coming back in the remakes, with one being spotted in the promotional material revealed so far! The puzzles in gen 4 gyms were particularly interesting, so we're hoping they make a full 1-for-1 come back!
A clown standing outside of a building can be spotted in the preview video as well - in the original games, you had to answer questions from clowns and get Coupons, which you could exchange for a Poketch. It's looking like this tech will be making a return in the remakes - perhaps it will have new features too?
Bike Parking Racks Usable Too?
It's not clear whether they'll be usable just yet, but we were able to spot bike racks in some promotional materials! Many players might not know this, but it was possible to park your bike at these racks in the original games!
The Drifloon which appears on Friday every week was also confirmed in the game's reveal trailer!
Looking closeley at the screen displayed on the building above, you can see a Chansey doing some sort of performance - perhaps this means contests are coming back as well?
Will There Be Dynamax and Mega Evolutions in BDSP?
Currently Not Clear
No announcements have been made mentioning the inclusion of Dynamax and Mega Evolutions (or Z powers). Given that these mechanics are from later games, it's not clear whether they'll be added.
Pokemon Legends Arceus Also Announced
Alongside the announcement of the Diamond and Pearl remakes, The Pokemon Company officially revealed a new game in the franchise called Pokemon Legends: Arceus. This new title is more open world, with slightly different gameplay than Pokemon games we've seen so far.