Pokemon BDSP
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Switch take players back to the Sinnoh region first seen on Nintendo DS in 2006. This region will also be the setting for the upcoming prequel adventure Pokémon Legends: Arceus, so these Generation 4 remakes are a great introduction to the Sinnoh Pokédex for new players.

If you've got any questions about how to catch certain Pokémon, or you're having trouble knowing what to do next in the game, or perhaps need help to win a particularly challenging Pokémon battle, you should check out our Pokémon Diamond and Pearl guides below.

If you don't own the game yet, check out our review of the game, plus Where To Buy Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl On Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Walkthrough

Getting started

There are decisions to be made when you're starting out on your Pokémon adventure, so here we'll give you advice on how to make good choices from the beginning.

How to get specific Pokémon

In these guides we detail how to get specific mons — often rare or mythical Pokémon — as you journey through Sinnoh.

Where to find items and manage resources, and how things work

In these guides we provide instructions on exactly where to find specific items and how to acquire and make the most of your resources in the Sinnoh region, plus exactly how certain mechanics and areas work.

How to defeat the Elite Four

Every Pokémon game finishes with a battle against the Elite Four, and Sinnoh's quartet o' threat can be particularly tricky. Fortunately, we're here to help with a guide listing every Pokémon used (and their levels), plus tips for defeating them all.

Pokémon BDSP FAQ and General Info

That's all for now folks! We'll be updating and adding guides over the launch period in an effort to catch 'em all.