Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is not going to have Pokemon from newer video games. Last week, Nintendo France made commented on Facebook that Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl would solely embrace Pokemon “up to the 4th generation.” That implies that the brand new Pokemon video games would be the second consecutive set of video games to not characteristic the complete National Pokedex and its 900+ species of Pokemon. The remark was later deleted and may clearly be taken with a grain of salt because it did not come instantly from The Pokemon Company (which is a separate entity from Nintendo or its worldwide associates) but it surely nonetheless looks as if a moderately apparent warning to maintain expectations for the upcoming sport tempered.
The information that Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will not have each doable is not precisely a shock provided that the video games had been billed as “faithful remakes” of the unique Pokemon Diamond and Pearl video games. While The Pokemon Company has added over 400 new species of Pokemon to the franchise because the launch of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl 15 years in the past, it nonetheless would throw off the nostalgia of revisiting the Sinnoh area when you may achieve this with a ton of newer Pokemon at your beck and name.
However, there may be precedent of a Pokemon remake that includes Pokemon that had been out there within the authentic video games. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire famously included lots of of Pokemon that did not initially seem of their Gen 3 predecessors, as did Pokemon Coronary heartGold and SoulSilver. Even the more moderen Pokemon: Let’s Go video games featured Alolan regional variant Pokemon that clearly did not seem in Pokemon Red and Blue.
Still, The Pokemon Company has moved away from the mannequin of releasing Pokemon video games that embrace compatibility with each single Pokemon species, and it stands to cause that Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl can be restricted in what Pokemon species could be captured within the sport. The actual query is how Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will sync up with different Pokemon video games like Pokemon Sword and Shield or the upcoming Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl shall be launched on November 19, 2021.