Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl includes essential Nintendo DS mechanic
An original touchscreen feature from the DS handheld returns in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on the Nintendo Switch.
When Shiny Diamond Pokémon and Shiny pearl arrive on Nintendo Switch later next month, trainers can expect one of the more original features of the DS-era originals to return in upcoming remakes.
A Pokemon representative recently confirmed to Playserver that gamers will once again be able to tweak their gym badges using the Nintendo Switch touchscreen in Shiny Diamond Pokémon and Shiny pearl. The feature was introduced in the original versions of these games on the Nintendo DS handheld, which allowed trainers to use the stylus to clean their gym badges until they shine, the badge colors becoming brighter and more vivid with cleaning. Tapping on the badges would also make a metallic sound.
This little feature is just one of the ways Shiny Diamond Pokémon and Shiny pearl will remain true to their originals. Additionally, the return of the Underground feature has also been confirmed. Not only will players be able to explore and mine the tunnels under the Sinnoh region, but the new addition of Pokémon Hideaways will allow Trainers to catch wild Pokémon – some of which are exclusive to Hideaways. Contests and poffins are also set to return, although it’s not yet clear if features will receive any changes in the remakes.
During the last Pokémon Presents live stream, fans also got a first look at some of the new features that will be added to the content of the original DS games. Shiny Diamond Pokémon and Shiny pearl will now allow a Pokémon to follow its trainer to the outside world, in addition to allowing players to customize the appearance of their trainer.
Originally developed by Game Freak in 2006, Pokémon Diamond and pearl marked the start of the fourth generation of games in the beloved role-playing game franchise. In addition to introducing over 100 new Pokémon, 3D graphics and various touchscreen features, diamond and pearl were also the first games in the series to feature online battles and exchanges over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The games were generally well received at the time and were followed by the release of Pokémon Platinum Version, which featured many upgrades, including an expanded Pokédex of additional Pokémon to catch.
Filled with many new and old features, players who buy Shiny Diamond Pokémon and Shiny pearl digitally, it should be expected to take up around 9.7 GB of storage. Meanwhile, the next prequel to the games, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, will hit 12.6 GB when the open-world action-adventure RPG releases early next year.
Developed by ILCA, Shiny Diamond Pokémon and Shiny pearl is coming to Nintendo Switch on November 19.
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