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Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Speculation/Discussion Thread!

Auraninja

Eh, ragazzo!
I don't think a Home update two months away from BDSP is really going to add anything significant related to the aforementioned games.
 

BCVM22

Well-Known Member
To be fair, BDSP are only two months away which means the coverage cycle should begin on Sunday.
Even if one does believe the "coverage cycle begins on Sunday" (on whose calendar?), again, app updates two months out aren't a particularly reliable predictive metric.
 

Luthor

Well-Known Member
I'm not expecting much from this Pokemon Home update. I think there will be a few minor improvements but nothing significant. I'd love to be wrong and this finally be the update that allows you to evolve trade Pokemon by the Pokemon home app or allows you to search for specific forms for trading but I doubt it. I don't expect much for BDSP specifically either as I think they might do an update a few days before release.
 

Reinhardt

Well-Known Member
Just to make sure I get this right, was there a deadline for when you need to sign up to the Newsletter to get a code for the Manaphy egg? I've had the Newsletter since the Zarude event, but it's been a while since I've checked the settings.
 

Det. Viper

That’s Detective Viper to you
Just to make sure I get this right, was there a deadline for when you need to sign up to the Newsletter to get a code for the Manaphy egg? I've had the Newsletter since the Zarude event, but it's been a while since I've checked the settings.
The current deadline is September 25. And the distribution is shiny Celebi and Dada Zarude.
 

Smeargle-Sketch

Sketcher of Smeargles
How do we know we're signed up? I'm almost 100% certain I was signed up for the newsletter when they sent out regular Zarude but I never got an email
you go into the trainer club account on the pokemon website and in your account settings, there is an option that asks if you want emails/newsletters and events sent to you, make sure its checked.

People even though they had it checked still missed out on Zarude originally.

Its faulty.
 

Pokefan_1987

#1 Biggest self proclaimed Rotom-Dex hater.
Home won’t Support BD/SP and Legends until sometime in 2022. So I would believe that current Updates doesn‘t have Anything to do with the new Games.
Hopefully at least after BD/SP is out so people can enjoy their teams right away. I really want to make a playthrough with a team of all of the sinnoh starters early on.

Doesn't seem fair for the Gyms to have a such a advantage but back in day those games weren't easy either. For those who remember Commander Mars and her ridiculously underleveled Purugly.
 

Ophie

Salingerian Phony
Hopefully at least after BD/SP is out so people can enjoy their teams right away. I really want to make a playthrough with a team of all of the sinnoh starters early on.

Doesn't seem fair for the Gyms to have a such a advantage but back in day those games weren't easy either. For those who remember Commander Mars and her ridiculously underleveled Purugly.
The way the Pokémon Presents in August was worded, it sounds like there will be one big update in February to March of 2022 that will integrate all three of the Sinnoh games all at once. However, if you want to have all of the SInnoh starters, you theoretically should be able to trade for them, as the starters will be hot stuff to trade. (You may want to soft-reset to get a female starter and wait until you get to the Day Care on Route 209 so you can breed extra starters to trade off though.)
 

Pokemon Power

Well-Known Member
you go into the trainer club account on the pokemon website and in your account settings, there is an option that asks if you want emails/newsletters and events sent to you, make sure its checked.

People even though they had it checked still missed out on Zarude originally.

Its faulty.
I know right. I'm having an email chat with customer service directly to make sure I get it this time.
 

Pokefan_1987

#1 Biggest self proclaimed Rotom-Dex hater.
The way the Pokémon Presents in August was worded, it sounds like there will be one big update in February to March of 2022 that will integrate all three of the Sinnoh games all at once. However, if you want to have all of the Sinnoh starters, you theoretically should be able to trade for them, as the starters will be hot stuff to trade. (You may want to soft-reset to get a female starter and wait until you get to the Day Care on Route 209 so you can breed extra starters to trade off though.)
Here's a list of what i already own in HOME and can transfer. I'm considering breeding Snorlax and use home to transfer a Munchlax just so i don't have to go honey tree hunting. and already have all the ones that were exclusive to pokemon pearl.


Monferno
Prinplup
Grotle
Fennekin
Greninja
Jigglypuff
Chespin
Oshawott
Tangela
Chimchar
Gible
Pikachu
Cranidos
Beldum
Stunky
Metang
Shieldon
Gliscor
Glameow
Porygon-Z
Dratini
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
Hopefully at least after BD/SP is out so people can enjoy their teams right away. I really want to make a playthrough with a team of all of the sinnoh starters early on.

Doesn't seem fair for the Gyms to have a such a advantage but back in day those games weren't easy either. For those who remember Commander Mars and her ridiculously underleveled Purugly.
(You may want to soft-reset to get a female starter and wait until you get to the Day Care on Route 209 so you can breed extra starters to trade off though.)
You can also catch a few version exclusives and rare pokémon from honey trees & hideaways since people will more likely trade them for starters too
 

Red and Blue

Well-Known Member
If they include the National Dex looks like I don't need to worry about the Shiny Charm. Unless they give it to you for just competing the regional Dex
 
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