A new pair of Pokemon games are launching onthis fall, although they're not really "new" at all: They're remakes of 2007's Pokemon Diamond and Pearl for the Nintendo DS. Now repackaged as , the Gen 4 remakes will be released on Nov. 19, and preorders are available now.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl preorders aren't particularly complicated, but there are a few things to know before you lock in your purchase. In addition to the Legendary Pokemon that grace each game's cover, there's a handful of version-specific wild Pokemon, such as Cranidos and Stunky for Brilliant Diamond, and Shieldon and Glameow for Shining Pearl. You can always trade with another player to obtain these Pokemon, but it's part of why some people opt to preorder the Double Pack, which bundles both Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for $120. Though there's no discount for preordering the Double Pack, there are some nice digital and physical bonuses that sweeten the deal.
Whether you'll be returning to the Sinnoh region or embarking on an adventure there for the first time, here's where you can preorder Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl to have your copy on release day.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl preorder bonuses
Anyone who buys a physical or digital copy of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl or the Double Pack before Feb. 21, 2022, will receive a. Leave Manaphy with a Ditto at the Pokemon Nursery afterward, and you'll get an Egg for Phione, another rare Pokemon. Any physical or digital Double Pack purchase will also include 200 free Poke Balls.
Download Pokemon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl from the Nintendo eShop specifically, and you'll also receive 12 Quick Balls, which increase your chance of catching a wild Pokemon right away. Those who purchase the Double Pack through the eShop will receive 24 Quick Balls. These eShop-exclusive bonuses are also available until Feb. 21, 2022, so they're not preorder-specific.
Retailer-exclusive Double Pack bonuses
Most major retailers are offering their own exclusive preorder bonus with Double Pack orders. This is an extra bonus in addition to the free Phione Egg and 200 free Poke Balls that all Double Pack owners receive. Here are the stores currently offering physical preorder bonuses for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl:
- Pokemon Center: Plush keychains
- : Pen set
- : Keychain
- : Pin set
- : Journal
You can preorder Pokemon Brilliant Diamond for $60 at major retailers and the Nintendo eShop. As well as the base game, you'll receive the free Manaphy Egg and any applicable bonuses.
Likewise, you can also preorder Pokemon Shining Pearl for $60 at major retailers and the Nintendo eShop. It'll come with the Manaphy Egg along with any applicable bonuses.
Players who want to own both versions of the game can preorder the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Double Pack. It's available via major retailers and the Nintendo eShop. As usual, there's no discount for buying both games at once, but you'll receive the aforementioned free Manaphy Egg and 200 Poke Balls, plus any store-specific preorder bonuses.