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03/15/22
Nintendo Switch

Mythical Pokémon Coming to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

The Pokémon Company shared today that by playing the Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus game,
fans will be able to encounter Arceus and befriend Darkrai in Pokémon™ Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon™ Shining Pearl.

Encountering Arceus:

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl players must have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save file on their Nintendo Switch system with all the main missions completed. They can then receive the Azure Flute item. After entering the Hall of Fame and obtaining the National Pokédex, players can go to the entrance of the Spear Pillar and the Mythical Pokémon Arceus will reveal itself.

Befriending Darkrai:

The Member Card item will be given as a gift between Friday, April 1 and April 30 at 1:28 p.m. PDT. After obtaining the item by selecting ‘Get via Internet’ from the Mystery Gift* feature in-game and fulfilling specific conditions—such as entering the Hall of Fame and obtaining the National Pokédex—players will be able to go to Newmoon Island, where the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai can be found.​


To read more about Arceus and Darkrai coming to the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games, click here.

For more information about Pokémon Legends: Arceus,and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, please visit either Pokemon.com/LegendsArceus or Pokemon.com/DiamondPearl.

*It takes approximately two hours of play time before you are able to access the Mystery Gift feature.​