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The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed new details today on how to encounter Legendary and Mythical Pokémon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, available on November 19, 2021, exclusively on Nintendo Switch™ systems.

New to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, Ramanas Park is a facility player 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.

Befriend a Mythical Pokémon as a Perk for Linking with the Pokémon SwordPokémon ShieldPokémon: 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.

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 feeling of gratitude is the message it delivers.

Category: Gratitude Pokémon
Type: Grass
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.

About Pokémon

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world.

About Nintendo

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch home console and Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including the Nintendo Switch™ and Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including New Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 2DS™, as well as Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™, and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™, and Pokémon™.  A wholly-owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in Europe.

About Niantic, Inc.

Niantic, Inc. builds real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery, and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic was founded by John Hanke, who previously helmed the Google Geo team (including Google Maps and Google Earth) after his start-up Keyhole was acquired by Google. The company’s real-world adventure game Ingress has been downloaded more than 14 million times and is played in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. 

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