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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Pokemon Shining Pearl launching for Nintendo Switch in 2021

During today's Pokemon Presents stream, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company announced Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Pokemon Shining Pearl, set to release for Nintendo Switch later in 2021. The official website is here.

Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are faithful remakes of Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl, featuring stylized chibi art on the overworld and battle scenes more similar to Sword and Shield. The games are developed by ILCA, the studio behind Pokemon Home.

Check out an announcement trailer, description, and screenshots/artwork below via The Pokemon Company.

The Pokemon Company also announced a new open-world Pokemon game - Pokemon Legends: Arceus - set to release for Nintendo Switch in 2022.

Developed by ILCA, Inc., and directed by Junichi Masuda (GAME FREAK) and Yuichi Ueda (ILCA), Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl enable fans to experience the original story and game features from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl in a fresh way. The original games have been faithfully reproduced and colorfully revitalized for Nintendo Switch. The sense of scale of the towns and routes has been carefully preserved, and fans who played the original games will recognize many familiar places. These games are updated with the easy-to-understand, player-friendly conveniences introduced in recent Pokémon core series video games, in addition to up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes.
 
Trainers will choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be their first partner Pokémon before setting off on their journey. Along the way, they will be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Dialga in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and the Legendary Pokémon Palkia in Pokémon Shining Pearl.

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Turtwig
Category: Tiny Leaf Pokémon
Height: 1'4"
Weight: 22.5 lbs.
Type: Grass
Ability: Overgrow

Made from soil, the shell on Turtwig’s back hardens when it drinks water. Turtwig lives along lakes, and the leaf on its head will wilt if the Pokémon is thirsty.  

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Chimchar
Category: Chimp Pokémon
Height: 1'8"
Weight: 13.7 lbs.
Type: Fire
Ability: Blaze

Chimchar lives atop craggy mountains and can agilely scale sheer cliffs. Even rain can’t extinguish its fiery rear end, which is fueled by gas made in its belly.

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Piplup
Category: Penguin Pokémon
Height: 1'4"
Weight: 11.5 lbs.
Type: Water
Ability: Torrent

Because it’s very proud, Piplup hates to accept food from people. A skilled swimmer, its thick down protects it from the cold as it dives for over 10 minutes while hunting.

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Dialga
Category: Temporal Pokémon
Height: 17'9"
Weight: 1505.8 lbs.
Type: Steel/Dragon
Ability: Pressure

Dialga appears in Sinnoh-region myths as an ancient deity and has the power to control time. It is said that time began to move when Dialga was born.

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Palkia
Category: Spatial Pokémon
Height: 13'9"
Weight: 740.8 lbs.
Type: Water/Dragon
Ability: Pressure

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Described as a deity in Sinnoh-region mythology, Palkia has the ability to distort space. It is said to live in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Pokemon Shining Pearl Screenshots

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Pokemon Shining Pearl Artwork

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