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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Release Time, Date & Preorder Bonuses

Get all the details about the upcoming release of the latest Pokemon remake!

November 18, 2021

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are about to release and we have all of the information about the game’s release time, date, and price.

Following years of speculation on when the Gen IV games would get a remake, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are finally about here.

To make sure you are ready to dive in right away upon launch, you are going to want to know the release date and time, as well as any special editions and price.

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Release Date and Time

As with pretty much every major Nintendo release, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are set to release on a Friday. In this case, it’s this Friday, November 19.

Gaming releases are often quite strange when it comes to their actual release times too. While the majority of AAA game releases release at midnight, there are others that end up not releasing until the next day.

The good news with Nintendo is that their own published releases are almost always released right at midnight local time and that should be no different here.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl should release on the Nintendo eShop at midnight local time on Thursday as it transitions into Friday, November 19 within each region. This has been the case for every Pokemon game that has been released in the last multiple years and shouldn’t be any different.

In fact, you can go ahead and pre-order the game on the eShop to preload it and have it ready to unlock immediately at midnight late on Thursday night as it turns to Friday.

For those getting the game physically, you likely will have to wait until sometime Friday morning on November 19, as COVID has led to stores that were formerly open past midnight like Walmart to no longer be. Stores have also seemed to move away from midnight releases as well, but you may still want to check around with local stores to make sure they aren’t doing anything special for it.

BDSP Price and Special Edition

As you would expect from a major Nintendo Switch release, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will each retail for $59.99 in both physical form and on the Nintendo eShop.

Unfortunately, there isn’t really anything in the way of truly special releases for these two games, though there is a Double Pack release that you can get of the two in one package available. Unlike some past double packs though, it does not appear that these will be special steelbooks.

Pre-order Bonuses

Those looking for a last-minute pre-order bonus may want to check out GameStop though, as they are offering special Dialga and Palkia pins for those that pre-order the game. It might be too late to snag these, but it’s worth trying at least.

Alongside the above, you will also get the following:

Digital:

  • Manaphy Egg
  • 12 Quick Balls

Retail:

  • Manaphy Egg

Pokemon BD and SP double pack digital:

  • Manaphy Egg
  • 12 Quick Balls
  • 200 Poke Balls

Pokemon BD and SP double pack retail:

  • Manaphy Egg
  • 200 Poke Balls
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Dean (He/Him) has been a lifelong gamer ever since he got a SNES as his first game system and has continued to stay passionate about gaming ever since. He has always had a soft spot for most anything Nintendo, especially related to The Legend of Zelda and Mario series. Beyond that, he loves a variety of different games across all platforms, ranging from RPGs like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to sports titles like MLB The Show.

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