We got some unexpected news during today's Pokémon Presents Livestream, a new Pokémon-themed Switch Lite is on the way! It will release Friday, November 5, 2021, two weeks before the release of Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. It features a grey and black color scheme with etchings of Gen 4's legendary Pokémon on the back. Palkia and Dialga show up in white and gold hues and honestly just look really cool.
If you're interested in getting one of these special edition Switch Lites either to use or for your collection, we're here to help. Here's where you can preorder your gaming system.
How to preorder Nintendo Switch Lite - Dialga & Palkia Edition
As we've seen with other limited-edition Switch versions and accessories, these special Switch Lite editions will likely get grabbed up really quickly. If you want to buy one, you'll need to jump on a purchase as soon as you can. So far, the new Switch Lite is only available to purchase from Nintendo of Canada, but we'll update as more outlets become available.
Gen 4 Switch Lite
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Switch
With its beautiful grey design etched with images of Palkia and Dialga from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, this is one of the prettiest collector's items for Pokémon lovers.
Having a fun-themed gaming system is the perfect way to enjoy the best Nintendo Switch games, including all Pokemon games on Nintendo Switch. Good luck grabbing your copy! I hope you have fun playing with it once it arrives in November.
Why is this special edition Switch Lite coming out?
This Switch Lite is coming out in the same month as the Gen 4 remakes, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Dialga and Palkia are the legendary Pokémon for those games, so it makes sense they'd be on the back. Nintendo did the same thing when Pokémon: Sword and Shield released, with its Zacian and Zamazenta Switch Lite. That last Pokémon-themed Switch Lite is now incredibly hard to find and its value has gone up significantly since release. I'm sure the same thing will happen with the Dialga and Palkia Switch Lite.
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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.