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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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