Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have released Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl update 1.1.3 for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s what it does.
The game’s fourth official update is a minor one with the patch notes only mentioning fixes. Details about which issues have been fixed aren’t mentioned, but according to Nintendo, these fixes should result in “more pleasant” gameplay.
For the sake of completeness, we’ve included the official release notes down below. As always, the update will download and install automatically if the Switch is connected to the internet and the Auto-Update Software setting is enabled. The update can also be downloaded manually via the game’s software update option on the Switch.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl Update 1.1.3 Release Notes
Ver. 1.1.3 (Released December 21, 2021)
- Fixed some issues for more pleasant gameplay.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are available globally now. The remake of the 2006 Nintendo DS game was released last month, and as reported earlier this month, the game is said to be selling extremely well with sales being almost on par with Pokémon Sword and Shield – around 6 million copies of the remake were sold globally during its launch week.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are faithful remakes of the Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version games, which were first released for the Nintendo DS system in 2006. The original games have been faithfully reproduced and colorfully revitalized for Nintendo Switch. Trainers will meet Professor Rowan, battle against Team Galactic, explore the Grand Underground, and more. For those setting out through Sinnoh for the first time, plenty of fun encounters and surprises await.
Trainers will choose from Turtwig, Chimchar or Piplup to be their first partner Pokémon before setting off on their journey. Along the way, they will be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Dialga in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or the Legendary Pokémon Palkia in Pokémon Shining Pearl.