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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl's 1.1 day one update is available now

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Cooking Poffins
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Cooking Poffins (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

What you need to know

  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl releases on November 19, 2021.
  • A 1.1 update is now live for the game.
  • Players are encouraged to update their game before playing.

On the eve of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl's release, The Pokémon Company announced the game's 1.1 update, with bug fixes.

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Here are the full patch notes:

Ver. 1.1.1 (Releasing November 17, 2021)

Optimized Ver. 1.1.0 update data.

Ver. 1.1.0 (Releasing November 11, 2021)

  • Communication functions added for the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, Union Room, and Mystery Gift
  • You'll be able to enjoy local and internet communication functions of game features like the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, and the Union Room. You'll also be able to receive gifts via Mystery Gift.
  • Post–Hall of Fame elements added
  • Some game elements you'll be able to enjoy after entering the Hall of Fame, such as Ramanas Park, will be implemented.
  • Note: If you have game data that reflects that you have already entered the Hall of Fame, you can play these elements immediately after updating the software.
  • Some in-game movies and animation added
  • Certain animated scenes and movies, including the opening movie that plays when the software is opened and the ending movie, will be implemented.
  • Note: An opening movie has been added that plays when the software is opened. You can see it by closing the game and re-opening it with existing save data.
  • Note: An ending movie has been added. Even if you have already reflected entering the Hall of Fame on your save data, you can see the ending by entering the Hall of Fame again.
  • Some issues have also been fixed for more pleasant gameplay.

You'll need to free up at least 3 GB of space on your Nintendo Switch MicroSD card in order to download the update. Players are encouraged to update their game before playing, in order to get the best experience.

Nadine Dornieden
Nadine Dornieden

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.