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Notice about distribution of update data for the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games

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Please download this update data, as it’s designed to make gameplay more pleasant for you.

Please see here for details about checking memory and managing data.

Please see here for details about how to update software.

Ver. 1.3.0 (Released March 15, 2022)

  • Added an event related to Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
    • If a user on a Nintendo Switch system has save data from Pokémon Legends: Arceus that meets set requirements, that player can take part in a special event to meet the Mythical Pokémon Arceus when playing the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl games.
    • Further details can be found here.

  • Added a network-trading feature at GWS.
    • It is now possible to trade Pokémon online at the GWS in Jubilife City.
    • Note: A Nintendo Switch Online membership (paid service) is required to trade Pokémon online.

  • Some issues have been fixed for more pleasant gameplay.

■Ver. 1.2.0 (Released February 21, 2022)

  • Union Room functions have been expanded.
    • The maximum number of players you can play with via local or internet communication in Union Rooms has been increased to eight. Also, by selecting Greeting or Capsule Decorations, you can show each other your Trainer Cards or Capsule Decorations.

  • Additional Colosseum battle feature has been added.
    • Enter the Colosseum on the 2nd floor of a Pokémon Center to battle with other players using custom rulesets.
    • In the Colosseum, you can set rules, such as the number of Pokémon to send into battle as well as their levels, and play Single Battles, Double Battles, or Multi Battles via local or internet communication.

  • Pokémon Trading and Battles
    • Some Pokémon acquired via unintended methods or illicit modification now cannot be used in Link Trades or Link Battles.

  • Fixed some issues for more pleasant gameplay.

■Ver. 1.1.3 (Released December 22, 2021)

  • Fixed some issues for more pleasant gameplay.

■Ver. 1.1.2 (Releasing December 1, 2021)

  • Fixed some issues that would prevent the game from progressing under certain circumstances. Some issues have also been fixed for more pleasant gameplay.

■Ver. 1.1.1 (Releasing November 18, 2021)

  • Optimized Ver. 1.1.0 update data.

■Version 1.1.0 (Releasing on November 11, 2021)

  • Communication function added for the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, Union Room, and Mystery Gift
    • You’ll be able to enjoy local communication function of game features like the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, and the Union Room. You’ll also be able to receive gifts via Mystery Gift.

  • Post–Hall of Fame elements added
    • Some game elements you’ll be able to enjoy after entering the Hall of Fame, such as Ramanas Park, will be implemented.
    • Note: If you have game data that reflects that you have already entered the Hall of Fame, you can play these elements immediately after updating the software.

  • Some in-game movies and animation added
    • Certain animated scenes and movies, including the title demo that plays when the software is booted up and the ending movie, will be implemented.
    • Note: A movie of the title demo has been added that plays when the software is booted up. You can see it by rebooting the game with existing save data.
    • Note: Animation of the ending movie has been added. Even if you have already reflected entering the Hall of Fame on your save data, you can see the ending by entering the Hall of Fame again.

  • Some issues have also been fixed for more pleasant gameplay.
    • Note: Local communication is not compatible with version 1.0.0.Please make sure you have the same update version as the people you’d like to play with.

About planned future updates: On the day of the release, interactions using local communication in the Union Room will be limited to two players. You’ll be able to battle, trade, or mix records in the Union Room at first, but a future update is planned to enable greeting and Capsule Decoration functions as well. Additionally, future updates are planned to enable Link Battles via the Colosseum function in Pokémon Centers.

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