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Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Speculation/Discussion Thread!

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
What makes PokePelago stand out is shiny hunting. They had that facility that warms eggs so you can keep hatching that stuff even when you are not playing.
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
Hopefully we'll get more info on BDSP soon now that Unite's finally out. One thing I'm wondering though is whether the games will be compatible with Pokemon Home shortly after launch (similar to ORAS & USUM's connectivity with Bank) or they won't be compatible until next year (mainly because I have a newly bred Spiritomb from SWSH & a lv 1 Chatot from Pokemon Go that I want to use early on since I'm not a fan of most of the early catches in Sinnoh)
 

Locormus

Can we please get the older, old forum back?
Hopefully we'll get more info on BDSP soon now that Unite's finally out. One thing I'm wondering though is whether the games will be compatible with Pokemon Home shortly after launch (similar to ORAS & USUM's connectivity with Bank) or they won't be compatible until next year (mainly because I have a newly bred Spiritomb from SWSH & a lv 1 Chatot from Pokemon Go that I want to use early on since I'm not a fan of most of the early catches in Sinnoh)

Yeah, I can really understand that. I've personally edited a W2-run because I really wanted to use a Bouffalant for the majority of the game, instead catching it way too near to the ending.

I feel as if Chatot is also one of those pokémon (also looking at you Gen2 Skarmory and Dark-types not named Umbreon). Sure, it's quite frail and has almost unusable Abilities (Tangled Feet is the best one it gets), but it's SpA and Speed are usable and STAB Chatter and Boomburst is an amazing move combination (you need to breed with a Noivern for Boomburst though, which you can't do if you're getting one from PoGo (since Chatot isn't legal to SwSh and Noivern probably isn't allowed in Sinnoh)).

I can definitely see myself using it if I wanted a Flying-type and if the game didn't almost force Staraptor on you. I mean stats, movepool, abilities, accesability, design. The Muku.HAWK is hard to pass up. Unless you've used it a bazillion times and want a change. :p
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
Yeah, I can really understand that. I've personally edited a W2-run because I really wanted to use a Bouffalant for the majority of the game, instead catching it way too near to the ending.

I feel as if Chatot is also one of those pokémon (also looking at you Gen2 Skarmory and Dark-types not named Umbreon). Sure, it's quite frail and has almost unusable Abilities (Tangled Feet is the best one it gets), but it's SpA and Speed are usable and STAB Chatter and Boomburst is an amazing move combination (you need to breed with a Noivern for Boomburst though, which you can't do if you're getting one from PoGo (since Chatot isn't legal to SwSh and Noivern probably isn't allowed in Sinnoh)).

I can definitely see myself using it if I wanted a Flying-type and if the game didn't almost force Staraptor on you. I mean stats, movepool, abilities, accesability, design. The Muku.HAWK is hard to pass up. Unless you've used it a bazillion times and want a change. :p
True. Staraptor’s a strong pokémon & I’ve never used one in my playthroughs, but the problem is that everyone’s most likely going to use one (along with Infernape, Luxray, Lucario, & Garchomp) so it doesn’t make teams feel more unique.

I’m just hoping that Chatot will get some kind of boost in the remakes such as tweaked stats or more move coverage through TMs & TRs. If I can’t use it, I may end up using Kricketune instead since I want my team to have the theme of connection and including a sound-based Pokémon references how music can connect people
 
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Locormus

Can we please get the older, old forum back?
True. Staraptor’s a strong pokémon & I’ve never used one in my playthroughs, but the problem is that everyone’s most likely going to use one (along with Infernape, Luxray, Lucario, & Garchomp) so it doesn’t make teams feel more unique.

I’m just hoping that Chatot will get some kind of boost in the remakes such as tweaked stats or more move coverage through TMs & TRs. If I can’t use it, I may end up using Kricketune instead since I want my team to have the theme of connection and including a sound-based Pokémon references how music can connect people

That's actually quite awesome.

I'm also using underused pokémon in my playthrough of BD. Heck, I want to use a Sandy Wormadam as my Ground-type. :D
 

Autobot N

Autobot
IIRC, didn't new Mega Evolutions make up 90% of ORAS trailers? It would make sense they don't have that much to show compared to that, since we don't have some new gimmick that separates this from Gen 4.
 
IIRC, didn't new Mega Evolutions make up 90% of ORAS trailers? It would make sense they don't have that much to show compared to that, since we don't have some new gimmick that separates this from Gen 4.
The Game is 15 Years old, even If that Game has nothing new they will do marketing for it.

Next Month they will probably start with monthly Trailers for BD/SP and Legends. That would be Three Trailers + Launch Trailer for BD/SP.
 

ebevan91

Well-Known Member
Anyone here subscribed to Gameinformer? They released their digital issue today which supposedly has a "deeper" look at BDSP.
 

Teravolt

The Scientific Evaluator
Anyone here subscribed to Gameinformer? They released their digital issue today which supposedly has a "deeper" look at BDSP.
Gameinformer but it looks like it's just stuff we already know.
Really? False advertising!
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
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Prince Amrod

Dragon Tamer
By not releasing news or new content and creating hype, they are in fact creating hype in a way... It's an interesting approach to see.
 

PsychoLogical

Well-Known Member
To I guess change the topic for a split sec, aside from wanting to know if there'll be postgame differences like if they'll do anything with Giratina and what they'll do about the three mythicals (Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus), there is one other thing I'm curious about which I just thought about:

Would they be willing to add older Legendaries as encounterable somehow like they did in ORAS and I guess USUM but through some other way? Been kind of a trend since ORAS to have every older Legendary available through some way, just curious if ILCA is willing to do so as well.
 

Teravolt

The Scientific Evaluator
To I guess change the topic for a split sec, aside from wanting to know if there'll be postgame differences like if they'll do anything with Giratina and what they'll do about the three mythicals (Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus), there is one other thing I'm curious about which I just thought about:

Would they be willing to add older Legendaries as encounterable somehow like they did in ORAS and I guess USUM but through some other way? Been kind of a trend since ORAS to have every older Legendary available through some way, just curious if ILCA is willing to do so as well.
Considering that every Legendary was available in SwSh, and would presumably be transferable to BD/SP, I doubt it. But who knows?
 

Yveltal91057

Well-Known Member
Considering that every Legendary was available in SwSh, and would presumably be transferable to BD/SP, I doubt it. But who knows?
Seeing as how Arceus will probably be the final boss of PLA which will somehow be compatible with BDSP, that already makes me excited for the new games coming out this year/early 2022.

As for Manaphy/Phione, Darkrai and Shaymin, I still don’t know how they’ll be implemented into BDSP.
 
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