Dialga and Palkia featured on special Pokémon Nintendo Switch Lite

Pokemon Nitendo Switch Lite Diamond And Pearl
Pokemon Nitendo Switch Lite Diamond And Pearl (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

What you need to know

  • To celebrate Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Sparkling Pearl, Nintendo will release a special Nintendo Switch Lite.
  • The new Switch Lite features art of mascots Palkia and Dialga.
  • The Palkia and Dialga edition Nintendo Switch Lite will be available on November 5, 2021.

During the Pokémon Presents on August 18, 2021, a special new Nintendo Switch Lite was revealed. With the upcoming release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond* and *Pokémon Sparkling Pearl, this Switch Lite will feature the mascots, Palkia and Dialga. The Palkia and Dialga edition Nintendo Switch Lite is a matte black console with a gold Palkia and Silver Dialga etched on the back and will be available starting on November 5, 2021 to celebrate the new games.

At the time of writing this, the Palkia and Dialga Switch Lite is not yet available for preorder. When the Zacian and Zamazenta Switch Lite released around the same time as Pokémon Sword and Shield it sold out very fast. We expect the same for this special Switch Lite. So, you'll want to grab your preorder as soon as you can.

The Pokémon Presents presentation also covered Pokémon Legends: Arceus updates and other Pokémon related news. One thing's for sure, with all of these new Pokémon games and updates coming up, now's the perfect time to show off your love for pocket monsters with this new Switch Lite.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.