Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: How to Save Your Game

A Pokémon Center in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl choosing to manually save their game.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is a faithful remake of the Gen IV, Nintendo DS game. As players adventure out of Twinleaf Town and around the Sinnoh Region, it's important to make sure your progress is saved, so you don't risk losing it. With that being said, here's how to save your game in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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Auto Save

The menu in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.
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Fortunately, when you load up Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and jump straight into the Sinnoh Region, autosave will be enabled automatically. With autosave on, players need not worry about much, Your game will save when travelling and at all crucial moments, so you don't need to worry about putting down your game.

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Manual Save

Options and settings menu in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, where players can choose to have their game saved automatically or not.
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While the autosave function is nice, there are undoubtedly players out there who may want to use manual save. To do this, you need to open up your menu by pressing 'X' and navigate to 'Options'. There is an 'Autosave' option here, where you can toggle between Auto and Manual. By selecting 'Manual' and saving changes to your settings, the game will no longer autosave.

Players with manual saving on will need to open their menu by pressing 'X', then select 'R' to save their progress. Players using autosave can simultaneously save manually whenever they feel the need to by doing the same process, too.

That's how simple it is to go about saving your adventures across Sinnoh Region in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. If you're looking to be on top of your A-game when it comes to battling, familiarise yourself with each Pokémon type here, and how to counter each gym leader. Alternatively, if this is your first visit to a Pokémon game (or it's been a while), check out our beginner tips.