Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launch for Nintendo Switch this month, and Pokemon Go is celebrating their arrival with a special event from Nov. 16 to Nov. 21. Throughout the event, new costumed versions of Diamond and Pearl’s starter Pokemon will appear in the wild, and there will be various in-game bonuses and more. Here’s everything you need to know about the event.
The Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event is divided up into two parts, but some bonuses will be available throughout the entire event. Eggs that are placed inside Incubators and Super Incubators will hatch at half and one-third of the distance they normally require, respectively. There will also be an event-long Collection Challenge that tasks you with catching the new costumed starters.
On top of those features, there will be new free and paid avatar outfits. Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup costumes will be available in the style shop event after the event ends, as will free trainer outfits based on the ones worn by the main characters in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can also get new stickers from PokeStops, gifts and the item shop.
Brilliant Diamond event
The first part of the event runs from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18 and is themed after Pokemon Brilliant Diamond. Throughout this portion, many Pokemon that are exclusive to Brilliant Diamond will appear in the wild more frequently, and you’ll be able to encounter Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup wearing Lucas’s hat. You can see the featured Pokemon below:
- Lucas hat Turtwig
- Lucas hat Chimchar
- Lucas hat Piplup
- Plant Cloak Burmy
Shining Pearl event
The second leg of the event runs from Nov. 18 to Nov. 21 and is themed after Pokemon Shining Pearl. During this portion, Pokemon that are exclusive to Shining Pearl will appear in the wild more frequently, and Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup will be wearing Dawn’s hat. You can see the featured Pokemon below:
- Dawn hat Turtwig
- Dawn hat Chimchar
- Dawn hat Piplup
- Sandy Cloak Burmy
Pokemon Go’s Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event runs until 8 p.m. local time on Nov. 21, while the Nintendo Switch games themselves launch on Nov. 19. You can catch up on everything else that’s happening in Pokemon Go this month in our.