Pokemon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Differences

We're heading back to Sinnoh, folks.

After years of rumors and speculation, we'll be able to revisit Diamond and Pearl in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

This has been a long time coming for fans of the series, and we cannot wait to jump back into the Sinnoh region.

One important decision a lot of us are going to have to make is in which edition of the game to buy.

Here's are all the differences between the two games! 


Shining or Brilliant 

Which edition of a Pokemon game to purchase is always going to be a big decision for players.

There are usually a few major differences between the two, but there are typically not so many that it will drastically differ your experience with the game.

Within the original Sinnoh games, the main differences between the two include the following: 

  • Legendary Pokemon
  • Certain Pokemon within the Sinnoh Region

Unlike games such as Ruby and Sapphire, the main antagonists do not change; as you will still be battling against Team Plasma.

For those who do not know, here are the different Pokemon catchable within each region: 


  • Seel
  • Dewgong
  • Scyther
  • Scizor
  • Murkrow
  • Larvitar
  • Pupitar
  • Tyranitar
  • Poochyena
  • Mightyena
  • Aron
  • Lairon
  • Aggron
  • Kecleon
  • Cranidos
  • Rampardos
  • Honchkrow
  • Stunky
  • Skuntank
  • Dialga


  • Slowpoke
  • Slowbro
  • Pinsir
  • Slowking
  • Misdreavus
  • Houndour
  • Houndoom
  • Stantler
  • Spheal
  • Sealeo
  • Walrein
  • Bagon
  • Shellgon
  • Salamence
  • Sheildon
  • Bastiodon
  • Mismagius
  • Glameow
  • Purugly
  • Palkia

For the most part, these are the only differences between the two titles.

If you see a Pokemon you prefer in the above list, then it is in your best interest to opt for that title!


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