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Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Speculation/Discussion Thread!

Genos

Legends Arceus

KenzeyEevee

Some ppl have the insight of a Magikarp
It's the only sort of Platinum content that is confirmed.
I just hope we get more somehow, tho those chances are small.

How will they handle Rotoms forms since they didnt introduce them until Plat?
 
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NeganTheSavior

Well-Known Member
Roark & Gardenia were shown with their aces (along with every other major character besides Cynthia iirc) so I don’t know why they’d shown non aces for these two.

I disagree especially since they can have even better move pools on the Platinum additions. I know I’m probably in the minority but I actually like the idea of specialists using one type instead of characters just having random Pokémon thrown on their teams (Seriously why does Volkner have an Octillery & Ambipom?). At the very least have Pokémon that share a common theme like Raihan (Don’t get how Duraludon is supposed to tie in with weather but I digress).

I think it's because those are their most iconic Pokemon.
 

Tsukuyomi56

Gesshin Powered
So what attack do people think Lucario was using? I can only think meteor mash. Any other ideas?
Yes, the move was Meteor Mash. It is part of Lucario’s level-up move set in Sword/Shield (previously a USUM only Egg move).
 

Zoruagible

Lover of underrated characters
I like that the Manaphy egg is coming back. I do hope that Darkrai is a permanent feature since there's been no mention of that yet.

Making clothes 'pre-order DLC' and/or mystery gift is just baffling though. Why not just have those in the game to begin with?
 

UltimateNinja

Banana shipper
It's suspicious that after Roark and Gardenia they just skip all the gym leaders until Candice and Volkner.

As if they want to tease us in who's actually the third gym leader.
 

Wulava

Bidoof'd
Staff member
Moderator
Still waiting for Looker and Charon. It's cool that we're getting the Platinum outfits though. I prefer those over the DP ones.

Also interesting to see Candice and Volkner introduced already.
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
Looks like Candice’s skirt was lengthened a bit which is good considering her DPPt was uncomfortably too short.
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
I like that the Manaphy egg is coming back. I do hope that Darkrai is a permanent feature since there's been no mention of that yet.

Making clothes 'pre-order DLC' and/or mystery gift is just baffling though. Why not just have those in the game to begin with?

I do too, but I wish it was an in game thing and not a pre order one like with Pokemon Ranger.
 

ShadowForce720

Well-Known Member
I like that the Manaphy egg is coming back. I do hope that Darkrai is a permanent feature since there's been no mention of that yet.

Making clothes 'pre-order DLC' and/or mystery gift is just baffling though. Why not just have those in the game to begin with?
I do too, but I wish it was an in game thing and not a pre order one like with Pokemon Ranger.
There seems to be a misunderstanding here it’s not a pre order bonus it is a early purchase bonus and yes there is a difference between the two.

Preorder bonuses are for the most part only available by actually preordering the game. However early purchase bonuses are available as long as you get the game early regardless if you preordered it or choose to get on or soon after it comes out within a range of its release.

So for instance when it comes to the Manaphy egg and the Platinum outfits along you get either Brilliant Diamond or Shinning Pearl before the event ends on February 21st, 2022 then you can still get both of those things.

Now the serial codes for BDSP also also work like this but with the additional requirement of getting the double pack or getting it from a specific place like the Nintendo eshop or a specific retailer/store.

Also to get the Hisuian Growlithe Kimono set and the Hisuian Zoroark baneful mask for Pokémon Legends Arceus you just have to get LA before the event ends on May 9th, 2022.

To get the 30 Heavy Balls for LA you just have to get the game from Nintendo eshop before the event ends on May 9th, 2022.

Right now the only specific bonus that requires you to preorder the game to get is the Garchomp Kimono set for LA which requires you to preorder from a specific retailer which so far the event is only listed for Japan so it might not be available outside of Japan.
 

Sham

These leaks have me distressed
I hate to say because Platinum has the best replay value in my opinion and I love Sinnoh but these games look like a hot a** mess. The chibi style is a hit or miss and while the main characters look okay, I can't get over how crazy Volkner and Cyrus look. Seeing Candice and Volkner gym's having the same design just came off as extremely lazy to me and I'm not understanding what is the point in having a 1:1 remake when we can just play it on the DS. At the very least it would of been nice having SWSH graphics or even Arceus graphics but it seems like the developers are bent on making these games the "DS version but switch". I understand that features obviously have been added but the fact they are apparently changing almost nothing about the central characters, stories or locations is saddening. This will probably be my only post bashing the games since I don't enjoy doing that and I will save my judgment for the actual games release but it's not looking good out here.
 

ShadowForce720

Well-Known Member
Just a quick question but when do the first datamines for this game come out.

I get that the datamine for Legends Arceus won’t be until January. However when it comes to Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will the datamines start popping up as early as next week?
 

BCVM22

Well-Known Member
There is absolutely no definitive answer to "when do the first datamines for this game come out?" That's like asking "when is lightning going to strike again?" It's like the people who used to ask "when will CoroCoro leak?", as if it's something for which there is a schedule.

Someone can give you a partial somewhat sorta kinda educated guess based on when it has happened for prior releases, but that's about it. I wouldn't even waste time asking the question. When it happens, you'll see it.
 
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