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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were recently announced for Nintendo Switch joining a long list of fantastic Pokémon Switch games already on the system. We won't have to wait too long as these sparkling new additions will be releasing on November 19, 2021. Excited to reserve your copy? We're here to help.

The Pokémon Company also announced an open-world Pokémon game will be coming to Nintendo Switch in early 2022. If you're interested in getting it, Pokémon Legends: Arceus preorders are also up.

How to preorder Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Physical copy

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If you love having physical copies of games then going the physical route is what you want to do. I personally love having all of my favorite games lined up on a bookshelf for me to admire when I'm not playing. Plus, they make for great Pokémon collector's items as time goes on.

Diamond in the rough

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

Replay the classic Gen 4 game

It's time to take a trip back to the Sinnoh region with this gorgeous remake. The games employ a top-down perspective reminiscent of the original DS games' art style.

Pearl of great price

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Battle

Pokémon Shining Pearl

Battle eight gyms and catch Pokémon

This version of the Gen 4 remake features different exclusive Pokémon from Brilliant Diamond. You'll need to trade the Pokémon you find in the Sinnoh region in order to catch them all.

How to preorder Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Digital copy

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If you don't like a lot of clutter or don't want to worry about losing cartridges then going digital is your best bet. One of the benefits of digital is that you can play as soon as a game releases. Sometimes that means at midnight so you can get playing as soon as possible.

Gen 4 remake

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Returning to Sinnoh

Choose between Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup as your starter and then head off into the Sinnoh region to prove that you're the best trainer of them all.

I really cannot wait to add these awesome games to my Nintendo Switch collection. They look gorgeous and I love that the art style pays homage to the original games. For anyone who hasn't played the originals, now's your chance to experience them on Nintendo's current-gen gaming system.

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