If you’re picking up Pokémon’s latest adventures, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, here are 14 essential tips to help you become the very best like no one ever was.

David Ahmadi

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are remakes of the Gen-4 Pokemon games, with some modern quality-of-life tweaks and enhancements. That means they’re a unique mixture of new and old, so if you’re an old-school Pokemon trainer or you cut your teeth on Sword and Shield, you may be surprised by some of the mechanics and conventions present in these remakes.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are available now on Nintendo Switch. The games are available separately as well as in a double pack. If you purchase the game before February 21, 2022 you can claim the Pokemon Platinum style outfit for your character as well as a Manaphy Egg through the Mystery Gift function.