18 Aug 2021 6:39 PM +00:00

You Can Pre-Order All The Pokémon Switch Games Now

Today's Pokémon Presents announcements brought us several new reveals. Alongside an exclusive look at a brand new Dialga & Palkia Nintendo Switch Lite, we also got pre-order details for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl, alongside Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Following the end of The Pokémon Company's presentation, pre-orders for both upcoming Switch games are now live. You'll have to wait longer for the Switch Lite model to become available, but we'll update this once Nintendo starts listing them. We've got more details below.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Pre-Orders

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl launches for Nintendo Switch on November 19th, 2021.

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If you purchase Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl between launch and February 21, 2022, you'll receive a Manaphy Egg via Mystery Gift. If you breed Manaphy with Ditto, or another players' Manaphy, you'll get a Phione Egg at the Nursery.

Barring any new events after launch, this will be the only way to obtain Manaphy and Phione in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Pre-Orders

Pokémon Legends: Arceus will release for Nintendo Switch on January 28th, 2022. As for pre-order bonuses, Nintendo's confirmed a "Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set will be gifted to early Pokémon Legends: Arceus adopters through Mystery Gift. That's available until May 9th, 2022 at 4:59pm PT.

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Furthermore, players who purchase and download Legends: Arceus before that deadline through the Nintendo eShop will be emailed a code for 30 Heavy Balls, redeemable through the Mystery Gift feature until May 16th, 2022 at 4:59pm PT. Heavy Balls have a better catch rate than regular Poké Balls, but they can’t be thrown as far.

Dialga & Palkia Nintendo Switch Lite Model Pre-Orders

Presently, the Dialga & Palkia Nintendo Switch Lite model isn't available for pre-order. Releasing on November 5th, 2021, we'll keep this section updated when that goes live.