Pokémon Shining Diamond and Spending Pearl: patch at launch and dimensions revealed by the eShop

Pokémon Shining Diamond and Spending Pearl: patch at launch and dimensions revealed by the eShop

Pokémon Shining Diamond and Spending Pearl

The Pokémon Shining Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl remakes for Nintendo Switch will require you to download and install a patch at launch. The information comes directly from the Japanese eShop, which also reveals the approximate weight of the digital versions, which are around 8GB including the aforementioned update.

An update on day one had actually already been anticipated by the site official of the two remakes, which stated that "in order to take advantage of some contents, the installation of the update distributed after the release date may be required".

The new information from the Japanese eShop offers more details about it, explaining that the update will be "necessary for certain features while playing with other people, such as communication, exchanges and battles". Apart from this it is not clear whether the update will introduce content not present at launch or if it will fix more or less serious bugs that could ruin the game experience for those who do not install it.

Pokémon Shining Diamond and Pokémon Pearl Shining will be available starting November 19th exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Several users already have a copy well in advance and details about Pokédexes, history and Legendaries are circulating online.

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How to pre-order Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pok√©mon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the generation-4 remakes for the Nintendo Switch, are nearly here. Trainers will be headed back to the Sinnoh region in the long-anticipated reboots to battle Team Galactic, encounter either Dialga or Palkia, and become the region’s Pok√©mon League Champion.


Needless to say, Pokémon fans are chomping at the bit to get their hands on one, or both, or these games when they release on November 19. If you want to kick off your Sinnoh adventure on launch day, you had better pre-order.

Further readingPokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl promo image showing trainers relaxing with their Pokémon in Amity Square.

There are a lot of different ways to pre-order Pok√©mon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, with several unique bonuses depending on which retailer you pre-order from. Let’s break down your options.

Pre-order bonuses for individual games

If you’re just looking to pick up a single version of the generation-4 reboots, there are a couple bonus options on the table.


Nintendo: Digital pre-orders of either individual game at $59.99 come with a Manaphy Egg and 12 Quick Balls.


Pok√©mon Center: If you pre-order either version of the game from Pok√©mon Center, you’ll receive a bonus gift of one plush keychain featuring a Sinnoh first partner Pok√©mon — Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup. The plush keychain you get will be chosen at random. If you’re ordering multiple copies in hopes that you’ll nab your favorite starter or all three, know that you may get the same Pok√©mon twice.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

Pokémon Shining Pearl

Pre-order bonuses for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Double PackPokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Double Pack.

If you’re a Pok√©mon super-fan or trainer dead set on completing your Sinnoh Pok√©dex solo, you’re going to want to snag both versions of the game. Nintendo is offering a Double Pack that includes both titles. Unfortunately, there’s no price discount for the Double Pack, but there are quite a few unique pre-order bonuses depending on your selected retailer.


Nintendo: A digital pre-order of the Double Pack at $119.99 comes with a Manaphy Egg, 12 Quick Balls, and 200 Poké Balls in each game. A physical pre-order of the Double Pack at $119.99 comes with a Manaphy Egg and 12 Quick Balls.


Pok√©mon Center: If you pre-order the Double Pack from Pok√©mon Center, you’ll receive plush keychains of all three starter Pok√©mon: Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup.


Best Buy: If you pre-order the Double Pack from Best Buy, you’ll receive an exclusive keychain that features all three starter Pok√©mon: Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup.


GameStop: If you pre-order the Double Pack from GameStop, you’ll receive a set of two pins featuring the legendary Pok√©mon Dialga and Palkia.


Walmart: If you pre-order the Double Pack from Walmart, you’ll receive a set of three pens featuring all three starter Pok√©mon: Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup.

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