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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Remake Announced For Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has announced Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shinning Pearl for the Nintendo Switch, which are Remakes of classic Pokémon games.

Ahead of the new Pokémon Presents, announcements for two new games were leaked. One of these was the long-rumored remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Remake, while the other one was a brand new game from Game Freak that is also set in the Sinnoh Region but during the past and will attempt to create a new style of gameplay.

Nintendo has shared a trailer for this new Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Remake also confirming the starter Pokémon that will be available in it.

The three starter Pokémon are Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup. Here are some details on these Pokémon that were shared by Nintendo.


  • Category: Tiny Leaf Pokemon
  • Height: 1’4″
  • Weight: 22.5 lbs.
  • Type: Grass
  • Ability: Overgrow

Made from soil, the shell on Turtwig’s back hardens when it drinks water. Turtwig lives along lakes, and the leaf on its head will wilt if the Pokemon is thirsty.


  • Category: Chimp Pokemon
  • Height: 1’8″
  • Weight: 13.7 lbs.
  • Type: Fire
  • Ability: Blaze

Chimchar lives atop craggy mountains and can agilely scale sheer cliffs. Even rain can’t extinguish its fiery rear end, which is fueled by gas made in its belly.


  • Category: Penguin Pokemon
  • Height: 1’4″
  • Weight: 11.5 lbs.
  • Type: Water
  • Ability: Torrent

Because it’s very proud, Piplup hates to accept food from people. A skilled swimmer, its thick down protects it from the cold as it dives for over 10 minutes while hunting.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shinning Pearl will be out in late 2021. It is being developed by ILCA who has previously worked on Pokémon Home.

Ali Haider

Ali Haider loves to dabble in multimedia projects. He has a passion for editing and managing YouTube videos and loves writing in his spare time.

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