Pokémon™ Shining Pearl
Revisit the Sinnoh region and story of Pokémon™ Pearl Version
Experience the nostalgic story from the Pokémon™ Pearl Version game in a reimagined adventure, Pokémon Shining Pearl, now on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Adventures in the Pokémon Shining Pearl game will take place in the familiar Sinnoh region. Rich in nature and with mighty Mount Coronet at its heart, Sinnoh is a land of many myths passed down through the ages. You’ll choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be your first partner Pokémon and then set off on your journey to become the Champion of the Pokémon League. Along the way, you’ll run into the mysterious organization Team Galactic, and be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Palkia.
Explore the revamped Grand Underground or put on a Super Contest Show
The Underground from the Pokémon Pearl Version game has been powered up and is now called the Grand Underground. Here, you can dig up valuable treasure and Pokémon Fossils, create your own Secret Base, and catch Pokémon in places called Pokémon Hideaways. When you aren’t exploring in the Grand Underground, enter a Super Contest Show! Super Contest Shows are popular events in the Sinnoh region, each put on by four performers and their partner Pokémon, who work together to dance and show off their performance skills. You can also adventure in the Grand Underground or put on a Super Contest Show with other players through the local* communication or online** communication of your Nintendo Switch system***!
Walk with your Pokémon, change up your style, and customize your Poké Balls
Choose a Pokémon that you’ve befriended during your journey to walk along behind you in the game. In the relaxing Amity Square you can walk with up to 6 Pokémon! Depending on the Pokémon, you’ll see different gestures or ways of walking, and when you talk to your Pokémon, it will respond. You’ll also be able to add your own personal style! Choose a variety of outfits and coordinate tops and bottoms. Some are based around Pokémon motifs and others change your hairstyle. You can even use Capsule Decoration to add stickers to customize the effects that appear when your Pokémon comes out of its Poké Ball™!
Get a special Pokémon Egg and the Platinum Style outfit as special early-purchase bonus!****
A Manaphy Egg will be gifted to early purchasers of either the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl games. You can receive it by choosing Get via internet in the Mystery Gift***** feature in your game. Then, leave Manaphy with the Pokémon Nursery to get an Egg containing Phione!
A gift of the “Platinum Style” in-game outfit will also be given as a perk for early purchasers. You can change your outfit at Metronome Style Shop in Veilstone City.
Download the digital version for Quick Balls!
If you purchase and download the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl game from Nintendo eShop by Monday February 21, 2022 at 3:59PM PT, you’ll receive a code****** that can be redeemed through the Mystery Gift feature for 12 Quick Balls. Use a Quick Ball right after a battle starts. You will have a better chance of catching a wild Pokémon right away. The code will be valid through Monday, February 28, 2022 at 3:59PM PT.
Look Forward to Online Communication Features
For players looking forward to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, there will be a software update (v. 1.1.0)******* available on November 11, 2021, ahead of the games’ release. With this software update (v 1.1.0), players will be able to enjoy communication features in the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, and the Union Room, receive special items via Mystery Gift, and visit Ramanas Park after entering the Hall of Fame.
At launch, a maximum of two players will be able to battle and trade Pokémon in the Union Room. A software update will be released in the future that will allow for additional players to join you.
- Release date:
- November 19, 2021
- 1 player
- Adventure, Role-Playing
- Game file size:
- 6.7 GB
- Supported Languages:
- Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, English
- Supported Play Modes:
Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.
Play online, access classic Super NES™ games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership.
*MSRP: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual price may vary. See retailer for details.
**Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. This game does not support Save Data Cloud backup. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
Preorder for a special Pokémon Egg and download the digital version for Quick Balls!
A Manaphy Egg will be gifted to early purchasers of either the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl games. You can receive it by choosing Get via internet in the Mystery Gift feature in your game, up until Monday February 21, 2022 at 3:59PM PT. Then, leave Manaphy with the Pokémon Nursery to get an Egg containing Phione!
If you purchase and download the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl game from Nintendo eShop by Monday February 21, 2022 at 3:59PM PT, you’ll receive a code that can be redeemed through the Mystery Gift feature for 12 Quick Balls, or 24 Quick Balls if you purchase the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Double Pack! If you use a Quick Ball right after a battle starts, you will have a better chance of catching a wild Pokémon right away. The code will be valid through Monday, February 28, 2022 at 3:59PM PT.
*Additional games and systems required. Sold separately.
**Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
***A software update is required to use certain features while playing with others, such as communication, trading and battles.
****Special Pokémon Egg and the Platinum Style outfit only available through Monday, February 21, 2022 at 3:59PM PT.
*****The Mystery Gift menu option will appear in the X menu after you unlock the feature in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl game. (This occurs after about two hours of gameplay, though individual gameplay time may vary.) Software update required. An internet connection and a Nintendo Account is required to redeem the items in game. A Nintendo Switch Online membership is not required. Each item can only be redeemed once.
******The code will be delivered to the email address tied to the Nintendo Account that made the purchase.
*******If you purchased the downloadable version of the game, you don’t have to download the update data (version 1.1.0) separately because software distributed through Nintendo eShop includes the update data (version 1.1.0). Approximately 3GB of memory must be available on in your Nintendo Switch system’s memory or on your micro SD card to download the update data.
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