What you need to know
- Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are remakes of the fourth generation of Pokémon games.
- The games are set to release on November 19, 2021.
- Those who pre-purchase the game can receive a number of bonuses.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are on their way to becoming one of the best Pokémon games. In the latest August 2021 Pokémon Presents, The Pokémon Company announced pre-purchase bonuses for the game.
Here are all the pre-purchase bonuses announced so far:
All early adopters of the game can receive an egg containing the mythical Pokémon Manaphy as a bonus. The egg can be received in-game by February 21, 2022 via the Mystery Gift feature, which takes approximately 2 hours of playtime to access. While an internet connection is required to install any potential update data and receive the Mystery Gift over the internet, a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online will not be required.
Those who pre-purchase either game on the Nintendo Switch eShop before February 21, 2022 will receive a code for 12 Quick Balls. The code will be valid through February 28, 2022 and can only be used once.
Quick Balls, when used, have a higher chance of capturing a Pokémon the sooner you use it in a battle. You may have to install update data to receive this, which will require an internet connection. However, you won't need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to receive this bonus or download update data.
Will you be pre-purchasing these games? Let us know in the comments below!
Let's go, Sinnoh!
Embark on an epic adventure
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are gorgeous remakes of the popular Nintendo DS titles that were first released in 2006. Explore the world, complete your Pokédex, and battle it out across eight gyms and countless Pokémon trainers, all dressed up in an amazing chibi style.
Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.
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