BELLEVUE, WA—November 10, 2021—The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed new details today on how to encounter Legendary and Mythical Pokémon in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games, available on November 19, 2021, exclusively on Nintendo Switch systems.
New to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, Ramanas Park is a facility players can visit after entering the Hall of Fame. There are caves dotted throughout the park, and the chambers inside them are filled with a mysterious atmosphere. Trainers can view a new video summarizing Ramanas Park and the latest information about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.
Slates Are the Key to Encountering Legendary Pokémon
Inside the rooms of Ramanas Park are pedestals, and it’s said that if players insert a slate into its corresponding pedestal, a Legendary Pokémon will appear. It’s unclear exactly how these slates can be obtained, so players will have to do some research while exploring the Sinnoh region.
Legendary Pokémon Players Can Encounter
Some of these Legendary Pokémon can only be encountered in one game version or the other, but players can still try to get them on their team through other means, such as by trading with other players. In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, it’s possible to encounter Raikou, Entei, Suicune and Ho-Oh. In Pokémon Shining Pearl, it’s possible to encounter Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and Lugia.
Look Forward to Online Communication Features
For players looking forward to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, there will be a software update (v. 1.1.0) available on November 11, 2021, ahead of the games’ release. With this software update (v 1.1.0), players will be able to enjoy communication features in the Grand Underground and Super Contest Shows, receive special items via Mystery Gift, and visit Ramanas Park after entering the Hall of Fame.
At launch, a maximum of two players—yourself included—will be able to battle and trade Pokémon in the Union Room. A software update will be released in the future that will allow for additional players to join you. Please see this page for more details on the software update.
Befriend a Mythical Pokémon as a Perk for Linking with the Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Games
If players have play records from one of the qualifying games on their Nintendo Switch system when starting their Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl game, they’ll be able to add a Mythical Pokémon to their team.
Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield
Speak to a gentleman in the flower field located on the southwest end of Floaroma Town to get the Mythical Pokémon Jirachi as a companion.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
Speak to a madame in the flower field located on the southwest end of Floaroma Town to get the Mythical Pokémon Mew as a companion.
Celebrating Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl in the Pokémon GO Game
A commemorative Pokémon GO event will take place in-game to celebrate the launch of both titles from Tuesday, November 16, 2021, to Sunday, November 21, 2021.
During the event period in Pokémon GO, players will be able to encounter special Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup wearing hats inspired by the protagonists of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. Avatar items based on the outfits of the protagonists will be available at no cost in Pokémon GO’s in-game Style Shop, and avatar items with Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup motifs will be available in exchange for PokéCoins.
Pokémon that appear in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will also appear in the wild and in raids during the event period. More details will be released on the official Pokémon GO Twitter page as well as on the official Pokémon GO blog.
For more information about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, please visit Pokemon.com/DiamondPearl
Special In-Game Bonus Revealed for Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Shaymin (Land Forme) Bonus
Trainers who have played Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield will be able to take on a research request in Pokémon Legends: Arceus in which they’ll have a chance to add the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin (Land Forme) to their team. They’ll also be able to claim a Shaymin Kimono Set designed after this Mythical Pokémon.
The request that allows players to meet Shaymin (Lande Forme) will be available to accept in Jubilife Village after viewing the game’s end credits. Players can claim the Shaymin Kimono Set by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team.
Shaymin (Land Forme)
It’s said the blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon this Pokémon and that feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers.
Category: Gratitude Pokémon
Height: 8” (0.2 m)
Weight: 4.6 lbs. (2.1 kg)
Pikachu and Eevee Masks Bonus
Trainers who have played Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will be able to claim a Pikachu Mask and an Eevee Mask in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Players can claim both the Pikachu Mask and the Eevee Mask by speaking to the clothier after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team.
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 Software update required.
 Even if you have multiple game save records from the qualifying games, you can only receive one Jirachi and one Mew in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond game or the Pokémon Shining Pearl game.
 Players will be able to claim these bonuses in Pokémon Legends: Arceus if they’ve launched the game as a user with play records from Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield on their Nintendo Switch system.
 It takes approximately one hour of play time to reach the point where claiming bonus outfit items is available.
 Players will be able to claim these bonuses in Pokémon Legends: Arceus if they’ve launched the game as a user with play records from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! on their Nintendo Switch system. It takes approximately one hour of play time to reach the point where claiming bonus outfit items is available.