Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl, an easter egg available only today

Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl, an easter egg available only today

Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokémon Shining Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl have revealed an easter egg available only today, January 12, dedicated to the famous director and composer of the series, Junichi Masuda.

Two years ago Masuda's birthday was not unforgettable due to the controversy related to Pokémon Sword and Shield, but the developers have decided to pay tribute to the author, considered the father of the Pokémon franchise, by inserting the diamond dust effect into the game.

Visible only once the year on this day, in order to celebrate Junichi Masuda's birthday, the effect adds a special atmosphere to the snowy sky of Snowpoint City, and the players really appreciated this surprise.

Able to total sales of 6 million copies in the first week, Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl are undoubtedly a success for the Nintendo series, yet another in almost twenty-seven years of history.

If you are a fan of the franchise you will clearly be eagerly awaiting the next release, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, shown with a trailer dedicated to the region of Hisui which is actually nothing more than the Sinnoh of the past.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl: Head To Snowpoint City For A Special Easter Egg Today

Pok√©mon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have been out for a couple of months and while many players have likely already conquered the Elite Four and captured their mascot legendary, there’s still plenty to do in the Sinnoh region remakes. 

For example, today only, you can visit Snowpoint City to witness a fun and classic easter egg. Back in the original Gen IV games, if you visited Snowpoint City on January 12, you’d see “diamond dust” fall all over the town. While the game doesn’t necessarily point it out, it’s an easter egg that nods to Pok√©mon director and composer, Junichi Masuda, as noted by Eurogamer. You can see the diamond dust in Serebii’s Joe Merrick’s video on Twitter below: 

As Merrick points out, January 12 is not just a good day to see a cool easter egg, but it’s a great day to go searching for rare Pok√©mon, or attempt to hatch some eggs that require a lot of steps. That’s because in addition to diamond dust, January 12 brings encounter and hatch rate boosts to Pok√©mon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. 

While diamond dust seems quite fantastical, it’s actually rooted in reality – it happens here on Earth. Basically, it’s just tiny ice crystals that fall like snow. Because of the nature of their aesthetic, diamond dust is an apt description. 

Be sure to visit Snowpoint City for a once-a-year easter egg (although diamond dust does fall on other days, today's the only day where it falls in honor of Masuda's birthday). You won’t regret it! For more about these Sinnoh remakes, check out our thoughts on them in Game Informer’s Pok√©mon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl review. If you’re just getting started on your journey, check out these six tips for new trainers in Pok√©mon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and be sure to pick up this Sinnoh Starter mystery gift available until May after that. 

Will you be making a trip to Snowpoint City today? Let us know in the comments below!