Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Walkthrough and Strategy Guide

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Walkthrough and Strategy Guide Page containing main story walkthroughs, side quests, new features, version differences, beginner guides, useful guides, best Pokemon teams, all legendary Pokemon, game database, cheats, tips, news and updates for the role-playing game developed by ILCA and published by Nintendo and The Pokemon Company for the Nintendo Switch.

News and Updates

▼Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl News

Walkthrough

▼Main Story Walkthroughs
Walkthrough Part 1 Walkthrough Part 2
Walkthrough Part 3 Walkthrough Part 4

Strategy Guides

Beginner Guides

▼Beginner Guides
Pre-order Bonuses New Features
Version Differences Which Starter Pokemon to Choose
Permanent Events New Abilities
Trading Pokemon Type Chart
Poketch Guide Amity Square
Poffins Guide How to Change Outfits

Useful Guides

▼Useful Guides
How to Get All Legendary Pokemon How to Get All Gen 1 to 4 Starters
Multiple Dialga and Palkia Exploit How to Unlock Ramanas Park
All TM Locations All HM Locations
All Outfits List Money Farming Guide
Post-Game Unlockables Battle Tower Guide
Best Pokemon for Clearing Best Pokemon for Each Type
How to Get Shiny Pokemon How to Get Lucky Egg
Treasure Mining Guide Secret Base Guide
How to Get Deoxys How to Get Pokerus
Special Evolution Conditions All Capsule Decoration Stickers List
How to Get All Legendary Slates How to Get Mew and Jiraichi Bonus
How to Get the Poke Radar How to Turn Off Autosave
How to Get Ability Patch How to Get Ability Capsule
How to Get Mysterious Fragments How to Get Heart Scales
How to Get Pokemon Statues How to Get Dusk Stone
How to Get Shiny Stone All Ribbons List
How to Get the Judge Function How to Get the Shiny Charm
How to Get Fossils How to Unlock National Pokedex

Game Database

▼Game Database
TM List HM List
Berries List Held Items List
Healing Items List Pokeballs List
Evolution Items List Fossils List
Battle Tower Exchange Items Shiny Pokemon Gallery

Game Overview

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (Pokemon BDSP) is a remake of the original Pokemon Diamond and Pearl versions released on the Nintendo DS in 2007. Dubbed as a faithful reproduction of the fourth generation title which saw the addition of 107 new Pokemon species, Pokemon BDSP boasts new player-friendly features with modern elements of recent games in the series.

New and Updated Features

Grand Underground

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Grand Underground

Pokemon BDSP lets players explore the Grand Underground, a vastly upgraded version of the original versions’ The Underground area.

Using the Explorer Kit, you will be able to explore the Grand Underground to dig for treasures and Pokemon fossils. You can also set-up your very own Secret Base in the Grand Underground.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Grand Underground

Pokemon Hideaways are also found in the Grand Underground. These areas have varying terrain and conditions which are home for Pokemon that cannot be found anywhere else.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Grand Underground

It is also possible to explore the Grand Underground with other players using local or online communication. This allows you to engage in fun activities with friends both near and from far away.

Super Contest Shows

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Super Contest Shows

You can enter various Super Contest Shows with your Pokemon to perform in front of the Sinnoh Crowd. There are five contest categories that you can choose to join which are Coolness, Cuteness, Beauty, Toughness, and Cleverness.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Super Contest Show Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Super Contest Show

To win Super Contest Shows, you must accumulate Hype Points during the Visual Evaluation, Dance Evaluation, and Move Evaluation stages. The show is deemed a success if the combined Hype Points of all performers reaches the target score.

Poffins

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Poffins

You can make snacks called Poffins to raise the Cuteness, Coolness, and your Pokemon’s other conditions before you enter the Super Contest Shows. Giving Poffins to your Pokemon allow you to gain an advantage during the Visual Evaluation stages.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Super Contest Show

The likelihood of raising your Pokemon’s condition by feeding them Poffins depends on your cooking skills. When making the Poffins, it is important to stir the pot at just the right speed while preventing the ingredients from overflowing or getting burnt.

Amity Square

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Amity Square

The Amity Square is a place to spend time playing with your Pokemon. Up to six Pokemon can come with you at the square. Here, you watch your Pokemon play and relax, call them together by whistling, and take photos with them for your album.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Walking with Pokemon

After visiting the Amity Square, you will be able to walk with one of your Pokemon as you travel the Sinnoh region. You can also talk to your Pokemon and watch their behavior while on the road together.

Capsule Decorations

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Capsule Decorations Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Capsule Decorations

Capsule decorations are cosmetic effect stickers that appear whenever you send your Pokemon out during battles or Super Contest Shows. There are more than 90 stickers in the game that can be obtained by purchasing them from shops, holding successful Super Contest Shows, and even defeating Gym Leaders.

Day and Night Cycle

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Day and Night Cycle Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Day and Night Cycle

Pokemon BDSP features a constant day and night cycle which affects various aspects of the game. The type of Pokemon that appear in the wild, for instance, change depending on the time of day. There are also Pokemon who will only be able to evolve during certain periods between night and day.

Some shops in the game will change the items they have on sale on certain dates, making it worthwhile to visit them as often as possible during the adventure.

Trailer

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Game Information

Game Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Genre Role-Playing
Platform Nintendo Switch
Developer ILCA
Publisher Nintendo and The Pokemon Company
Release Date November 19th, 2021
Official Website https://diamondpearl.pokemon.com/en-us/