Differences from the Original Versions | Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP)

This is an article about the differences between Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl to its original versions. Read on to learn what features are new and are possibly making a comeback in the Sinnoh Remakes!

This is an article about the differences between Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl to its original versions. Read on to learn what features are new and are possibly making a comeback in the Sinnoh Remakes!

Differences from the Original Versions

Y-Comm Replacing Nintendo WFC

In Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, players used the Nintendo DS' native Wi-Fi functionality supported by the Nintendo WFC to battle and trade online with other players, as well as make use of The Underground.

With the WFC's discontinuation back in 2014, it's possible that Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will now use the Y-Comm feature introduced in Pokemon Sword and Shield which requires a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

Y-Comm Replacing the GTS

With the Y-Comm feature allowing players to trade both locally and online, it appears tha the Global Trade Station will not make a return in the upcoming remakes.

TMs, HMs, and TRs

With Technical Machines now essentially functioning similar to Hidden Machines, it's possible that TRs will make a return and will include previous single-use TMs available in the original Diamand and Pearl games.

New and Returning Gameplay Features

Overworld Obstacles

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl continued the tradition of using Pokemon Moves to overcome obstacles in the overworld, such as using the moves Rock Smash and Cut to destroy rocks and trees respectively.

As both Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are faithful remakes to the original, it's possible that moves such as Rock Climb, Waterfall, Flash, and Defog will again see use outside of Pokemon Battles!

Touch Screen Capabilities

With The Underground making a return, it's possible that the remakes will include some form of touch screen capabilities. In the original version, players would use the Nintendo DS' Stylus to dig for spheres, fossils, and other items in The Underground.

New Pokemon Moves

Many Pokemon hailing from the Sinnoh Region received new moves in the suceeding generations. It's possible that moves introduced Generation V, VI, VII, and VII will appear in the remakes.

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