Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl release date set for November

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl release date pokemon

The Pokémon Company has confirmed the release date for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and the highly anticipated remakes of the fourth generation are scheduled to release on Nov. 19, 2021, with preorders open at various retailers. Not much information has been provided aside from the release date, so we might need to wait until E3 next month or closer to launch. The Pokémon Company has also updated the official website for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, featuring the game’s box art and preorder pages.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will be available as standalone titles for $59.99 or as a double pack for $119.99. At the time of writing, preorders are only available in the U.S., with other countries such as the U.K. yet to initiate them. However, the website has still been updated with the game’s release date, so hopefully other regions will be available to preorder very soon.

There was a rumor that a Pokémon Presents presentation will occur in June, and that was believed to be when the release date for games like Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl would be revealed. A presentation could still be on the way next month, but it clearly won’t be revealing the release date for this game — or for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which also just got a release date.

I can’t wait to get my hands on these games and explore Sinnoh in a new way. Are you excited for these refreshed Pokémon adventures?


Jaimie Ditchfield
Freelance Writer. Work seen on GGRecon, Zelda Universe, and BackToTheGaming. Studied Games Journalism and PR for three years, and is relentless at spreading his love for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.