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Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Speculation/Discussion Thread!

Bolt the Cat

Bringing the Thunder
NintendoDirects hardly ever focus on Pokémon. Those often get ignored and dumped into a PokémonDirect.

Maybe this will feature something on BDSP, but it will likely feature other titles more. I mean you never see a Zelda- and/or Mario-Direct because those franchises always get included in these general NintendoDirects.

In general, but Pokemon's been finding its way into general Directs more and more lately. I wouldn't absolutely count on Pokemon showing up tomorrow, but the possibility exists.
 

Red and Blue

Well-Known Member
I want to know if HMs will still be included or not. And if not what the replacement will be
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
It's amazing how little news we're getting for a game bound for release in less than two months.
Welcome to Gen 8
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
At this point, all I’m hoping for is that we’ll be able to change our hair & eye colors after selecting our characters since I REALLY want to play as a red head (seeing as I am one :p ). Anything else is just a bonus for me
 
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Locormus

Can we please get the older, old forum back?
There's a high chance of having BDSP news in the Direct, but I doubt it's anything major. Probably introducing the Poketch, Poffins, a few more Gym Leaders, Galactic Admins, and hopefully Looker.

Pretty sure that set up a few people with the wrong expectations..

It's amazing how little news we're getting for a game bound for release in less than two months.

It's just not the right time at the moment. In comparison, the next Spider-man movie comes out in December and we've only gotten a single trailer.. but knowing Marvel, this will ramp up in November and will be almost unbearable during December to the point where you want to actually dodge clips on Youtube ie.

Heck, Marvel's Eternals comes out November and it only had two trailers? The movie that's coming out in March has had zero trailers yet.

point being movies and games are not the same, but there's a parallel about when the real advertizing kicks in.

Not much to show it seems.

That's a very pessimistic way of looking at things...
 

Maxim

Beyond repair
So, there is this bonus for preordering the Double Pack in some select shops in France. You can get two of each Apricorn Balls in the game, among other goodies.
Why am I posting this, if the whole thing looks France-exclusive (didn't find any evidence of such bonus in other countries) and this forum isn't French, neither am I?

Well, this tells us one new thing about BDSP. The Apricorn Balls are in the game. They weren't in original DPPt, so I guess this is something (not a big thing, but always new content). Of course, this was predictable because the games are HOME-compatible (so, the Pokemon caught in these Balls may be transferred into the game - this also includes Dream and Beast Balls, though whether they will be legally obtainable as Bag items in BDSP remains to be seen), but at least we have it confirmed. Also, it seems unlikely to me that they would lock their availability only to one pre-release bonus in just one country (sounds unfair if you ask me), so probably either there will be similar giveaways in other countries too, or there might be some in-game way to get them as well. Time will tell, I guess.
 
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Bolt the Cat

Bringing the Thunder
That's a very pessimistic way of looking at things...

More realistic than pessimistic. The game is being marketed as a faithful remake with a very similar artstyle and most of the changes shown so far have been minor QoL features whereas the only actual new content shown has been the Hideaways. They're probably not showing much because it's a copy/paste job and they don't have as much new stuff as remakes like HGSS and ORAS had.
 

janejane6178

Kaleido Star FOREVER in my heart <3
More realistic than pessimistic. The game is being marketed as a faithful remake with a very similar artstyle and most of the changes shown so far have been minor QoL features whereas the only actual new content shown has been the Hideaways. They're probably not showing much because it's a copy/paste job and they don't have as much new stuff as remakes like HGSS and ORAS had.
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