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Sinnoh is Yours to (Re)discover!

Explore the Grand Underground and more!

We also got a new trailer for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl!


Have a blast in the Grand Underground!

The Underground from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl has been powered up for these games, and is now called the Grand Underground. The Grand Underground is a vast subterranean world that spreads out like a maze beneath the entire Sinnoh region.

Use the Explorer Kit you’ll receive during your adventure to visit the Grand Underground, where you can participate in activities such as digging up valuable treasures and Pokémon Fossils, or creating your own Secret Base. You can also visit places called Pokémon Hideaways, where you can find Pokémon that live in a variety of different environments.

Pokémon Hideaways come with a variety of different terrains ranging from still-water caverns to volcanic landscapes, with different Pokémon living in each type of environment. Among the Pokémon that inhabit the Sinnoh region, there are some Pokémon that can only be found in these Pokémon Hideaways.

Some of the walls in the Grand Underground can be dug into, using a sledgehammer and a pickax. By digging into them, you can find things like useful items for your adventure and valuable Pokémon Fossils, as well as new Pokémon statues that have been added to these games.

Build your very own Secret Base and decorate it with Pokémon statues!

You can use an item called the Digger Drill in the Grand Underground to build yourself a Secret Base within the walls. Pokémon statues that you can find while Fossil digging can be placed wherever you like inside your Secret Base, so you can customize your own space!

Adventure together with Trainers all over the world in the Grand Underground!

You can interact with Trainers all over the world through your Nintendo Switch system’s local communication or online communication. As well as adventuring together in the Grand Underground, you can also dig for Fossils together with other Trainers.


Work up the crowd to put on a successful Super Contest Show!

Super Contest Shows are popular performances in Sinnoh, each put on by four performers and their Pokémon, who work together to show off their performance skills. During the show, you can dress up in your favorite outfit, and your Pokémon will dance, making for an altogether different experience from their usual battles of strength.

Up to four people can participate together, so you can show off your best performance with your friends to really wow the crowd!


Use Capsule Decoration to create effects according to your taste!

Using Capsule Decoration, you can place Stickers to customize the effects that appear when your Pokémon comes out of its Poké Ball for battles or Super Contest Shows. With over 90 different Stickers, you can customize your Ball Capsules with effects like fluttering flower petals or raging flames.

You can buy Stickers in shops, but you can also get them in other ways, such as by defeating Gym Leaders or completing successful Super Contest Shows.

You can place up to 20 Stickers on a Ball Capsule, so it’s possible to customize the Ball Capsule with some really varied combinations.

Ball Capsules can be edited in the casual 2D style of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, or in 3D if you’d rather get really detailed with your customizations.


Walk around with your favorite Pokémon!

Once you’ve progressed in the game to a certain point, you can choose just one Pokémon that you’ve befriended at a time to walk along behind you. Any Pokémon that appears in these games can walk with you, so choose your favorite to travel with you through the Sinnoh region as you visit lots of places and make memories together.

Not sure if Abomasnow is walking behind him, or trying to eat him…

Interact with Trainers all over the world in the Union Room!

The Union Room is a facility where you can enjoy battling and trading Pokémon with other Trainers through your Nintendo Switch system’s local communication or online communication.

Local Room

In the Local Room, nearby Trainers can gather using local communication to enjoy trades, battles, and other activities.

Global Room

Trainers around the world can use online communication to gather in a single room for Pokémon trades, battles, and other activities.


Adventure in style, wearing your favorite outfits!

You’ll be able to buy and change outfits at Metronome Style Shop in Veilstone City.


Connect with Pokémon HOME in 2022

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are scheduled to be connected with Pokémon HOME in 2022.


Get a Manaphy Egg

Receive a Manaphy Egg as a special early-purchase bonus for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl.

You can receive your Egg by choosing Get via Internet from the Mystery Gift function in the game until February 21, 2022. By putting it into your party and carrying it around on your adventure through the Sinnoh region, you’ll be able to hatch the Egg and gain Manaphy as a companion.

(An internet connection is required to receive the Manaphy Egg, but a Nintendo Switch Online subscription (paid) is not required.)

Leave Manaphy with the Pokémon Nursery to get a Phione!

If you check Manaphy and Ditto into the Pokémon Nursery in the Sinnoh’s Solaceon Town, you’ll find an Egg.

Continue your adventure with that Egg in your party to hatch it, and you’ll get a Phione.


Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will launch on 19 November 2021.

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