POKEMON BRILLIANT DIAMOND & SHINING PEARL

Pokemon Creates New Pokeball to Circumvent Lore Discrepancies in Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Home, the Pokemon storage app available on Switch and mobile devices, is getting updated to support Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, giving fans a way to transfer their pocket monsters from their games to their larger collection. But while The Pokemon Company stopped short of putting…

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Was No One Gonna Tell Me About this Statue of Pikachu Cosplaying Palkia?

Pikachu cosplaying different Pokemon, characters, and even uniforms associated with certain professions isn’t new. It’s the basis of plenty of merchandise The Pokemon Company has put out over the years. Even as I write this,  I have a plush of Pikachu dressed as a member of the devious Team Skull,…

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Was No One Gonna Tell Me About this Statue of Pikachu Cosplaying Palkia?

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God is Coming to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, Darkrai is Also Here

Admittedly, it’s hard to get super jazzed about Mythical Pokemon being added to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl when these characters have been readily available in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. But when The Pokemon Company decided to release to games in the same region two months apart from each other, there was…

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God is Coming to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, Darkrai is Also Here

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The Fancies 2021: Kenneth Shepard’s Favorite Games That Weren’t Mass Effect

Gosh, 2021 is much harder to define for me than last year. 2020 was full of turmoil, and grief, but it was also a year of putting myself back together and coming out stronger on the other side. Now that 2021 is ending, there are a lot of things that…

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FEATURES

Pokemon Shining Pearl is a Small Magikarp in a Big Ocean

It’s been a big year for Pokemon. With the 25th anniversary, The Pokemon Company has been busy with new games, limited-run anime series, new merchandise initiatives, and even a pop album. As a fan of the franchise, I’ve had something new to devote my attention to throughout the year. Pokemon…

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond is Cute and Superfluous

After years of fans chanting at Nintendo employees, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have finally been released. Today, resident Pokemon veterans Fūnk-é Joseph, featured contributor, and Nicholas Grayson, Fanbyte’s brand editor, had a candid conversation about the series’ trajectory, Sinnoh’s many musical bangers, and why it feels a bit…

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I’m So Glad Pokemon Shining Pearl’s Elite Four Whooped My Ass

Pokemon games are almost never hard — at least not when you’re an adult who played them throughout your childhood and grew to understand the series’ type match-ups. This has been the case for me as I play through Shining Pearl. A lot of battles have been me just swapping…

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Can Sometimes Be Too Faithful a Remake

Nearing the release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, Nintendo was upfront that the Switch remakes were meant to be faithful recreations of the original DS games. But I don’t think I realized just how faithful they would be —the remakes are so true to the 15-year-old originals, that…

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Pokemon Remake Day-One Patch Reminds Us That Games Are Hard to Make

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are out next week, but the game’s first patch is going live a little bit earlier than its November 19 release date. It’s bringing some substantial (and kind of silly) parts of the main game that will be otherwise unavailable without it. This update…

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Get Legendary Dumping Ground Ramanas Park

We’re just a little over a week away from Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl’s launch on Switch on November 19, and it looks like the remakes are getting a new area dedicated to capturing some Legendary Pokemon from outside the games’ Sinnoh region. Access to Ramanas Park is gated…

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Hisuian Zorua Persists To Spite Those Who’ve Wronged It, Is a Mood

Last week, Game Freak and The Pokemon Company officially unveiled Hisuian Zorua and Zoroark, regional variants of the Pokemon that will debut in Pokemon Legends: Arceus when it comes to Switch in January. Well, in a new update for the game, as well as the upcoming Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl,…

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Arceus Bless, HMs Won’t Return in Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Remakes

When Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl were announced as more faithful remakes of the original DS games, one of the biggest questions was if it would bring back HMs, attacks that various Pokemon could learn that would be used in the games’ overworld to navigate through environments and overcome obstacles.…

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ICYMI: Pokemon Presents Was a Hot Sinnoh Summer Showcase

Today, The Pokemon Company held a Pokemon Presents stream to show off more of the upcoming Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl remakes, as well as another look at Pokemon Legends: Arceus, the next RPG from Game Freak. But that wasn’t all, as the company had some updates on some of its live…

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Pokemon Presents to Showcase Diamond & Pearl Remakes and Legends Arceus Next Week

Who among us doesn’t like to end the week with an announcement of an announcement? Because Nintendo and the Pokemon Company are holding another Pokemon Presents presentation next week focusing on the upcoming RPGs Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, as well as Pokemon Legends: Arceus. The stream will take place next Wednesay,…

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Pokemon Pearl Mascot Palkia Has Fur, Apparently

There was a horrifying but also hilarious phenomenon that occurred when the first trailer for the Detective Pikachu movie came out: our collective realization that a lot of the Pokemon we know and love from games and anime actually have fur. Pikachu is a mouse, so it makes sense that he’d…

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Pokemon’s Two Upcoming RPGs Are Coming Out Two Months Apart

The Pokemon series is about to have a pretty busy few months later this year. Both Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokemon Legends Arceus have official release dates on Switch. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are remakes of the original Nintendo DS RPGs and will come to the Switch on November 19 of this…

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This Fan-Made Pokemon Concept Video Shows a More Radical Diamond & Pearl Remake

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are coming to the Switch later this year, and they’re bringing some of my favorite Pokemon games to a modern system. They’re also more faithful to the original DS Diamond & Pearl than other remakes in the franchise. Some remakes like Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s…

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ICYMI: Pokemon Presents Revisits the Series’ Past and Teases its Future

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company held another Pokemon Presents showcase this morning, and it actually gave us a pretty substantial look at how the two plan to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary on the video game side. You know, beyond Post Malone virtual concerts and a Hootie and the Blowfish cover.…

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