The Pokémon Company International has revealed Ramanas Park, a new post-game area in which you will be able to encounter Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl.
You will be able to explore Ramanas Park once you have entered yourself into the Hall of Fame. There are caves scattered around the park inside which there are chambers “filled with a mysterious atmosphere” that hold pedestals that you will be able to insert a slate into.
These appear to be called the Genome Slate, Kanto Slate and Stratospheric Slate, and, once inserted into their corresponding pedestal, you will be able to encounter a Legendary Pokémon.
In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, you will be able to encounter Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Mewtwo and Ho-Oh. Meanwhile, in Pokémon Shining Pearl, you can encounter Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Lugia and Rayquaza.
The remakes have been developed by ILCA – with ILCA’s Yuichi Ueda and Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda directing the project – promising fans the chance “to experience the original story and game features from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl in a fresh way.”
Trainers will choose either 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 and the Legendary Pokémon Palkia in Pokémon Shining Pearl.
The original games have been faithfully reproduced and colourfully revitalised for Nintendo Switch. The sense of the scale of the towns and routes has been “carefully preserved,” and fans who played the original games will recognize many familiar places. These games are updated with the “easy-to-understand, player-friendly conveniences” introduced in recent Pokémon core series video games, in addition to up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 19th November 2021.