Nintendo has announced that an update will be available for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl on November 11th, 2021, and should allow players to update their game to Version 1.1.0 on launch day, November 19th, 2021. The patch requires approximately 3GB of space.


Introducing additional fun features that you can enjoy with update data

The Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games will be released on Friday, November 19, 2021! Download the update data available on the release date and enjoy your game!

▼ First, please check whether the update data has been downloaded or not:
If you download update data, the version of your software will be updated. Press the + Button or - Button while the cursor is over the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or the Pokémon Shining Pearl icon on the HOME Menu of your Nintendo Switch system. The version information is displayed under the title as shown on the screen. If you see Ver. 1.1.0 there, the update data has been downloaded.

Note: Please check here for more details about the update. Please check here to learn how to update the software.

▼ The content of the update data:
  • Includes communication features for the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, Union Room and Mystery Gift

You can play with one other player in the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows , and the Union Room through the Nintendo Switch system’s local communication or internet connection.

If you connect to the internet and use the Mystery Gift feature, you can receive early-purchase bonuses, such as a Manaphy Egg and the Platinum Style outfit. These bonuses will be available until Monday, February 21, 2022. Please make sure to receive them!

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  • Facilities you can visit after entering the Hall of Fame

You’ll be able to visit Ramanas Park after challenging the Pokémon League and becoming the Champion in the Sinnoh region. You can face the astounding power of Legendary Pokémon here! You can visit other additional places as well, so please check them out.

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▼About scheduled future updates:
On the day of the release, interactions using local and internet communication in the Union Room will be limited to two players. However, future updates are planned to increase the maximum number of players, as well as add greeting and Capsule Decoration functions. Additionally, future updates will enable Link Trades at the Global Wonder Station (GWS) facility in Jubilife City, as well as Link Battles via the Colosseum function in Pokémon Centers.


How to Update Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl

In this article, you'll learn how to update Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl.

Important: Approximately 3GB of memory must be available on your Nintendo Switch system’s memory or on your microSD card to download the update data. Please see this page for details about checking memory and managing data.

  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s Internet features.
  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.
  • The update will download and install automatically if the system is connected to the internet and the Auto-Update Software setting is enabled. If there is not enough system memory or microSD card storage to download the update, you will first need to expand or free up memory space and then follow the steps below.
  • All players must be using the same version of the software to participate in Local Wireless Communication.

Complete these steps

  • Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the internet.
  • Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.
  • The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  • Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Ver. 1.1.0 (Releasing November 11, 2021)

  • Communication functions added for the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, Union Room, and Mystery Gift
    • You’ll be able to enjoy local and internet communication functions of game features like the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, and the Union Room. You’ll also be able to receive gifts via Mystery Gift.
  • Post–Hall of Fame elements added
    • Some game elements you’ll be able to enjoy after entering the Hall of Fame, such as Ramanas Park, will be implemented.
    • Note: If you have game data that reflects that you have already entered the Hall of Fame, you can play these elements immediately after updating the software.
  • Some in-game movies and animation added
    • Certain animated scenes and movies, including the opening movie that plays when the software is opened and the ending movie, will be implemented.
    • Note: An opening movie has been added that plays when the software is opened. You can see it by closing the game and re-opening it with existing save data.
    • Note: An ending movie has been added. Even if you have already reflected entering the Hall of Fame on your save data, you can see the ending by entering the Hall of Fame again.
  • Some issues have also been fixed for more pleasant gameplay.