The Pokémon Company has been marketing shining diamond And shining pearl As mostly loyal remakes of the original Nintendo DS titles, bringing what Diamond And Pearl I did it in 2006 for a recent audience on the Nintendo Switch. However, this does not mean that every piece of content included in the reproductions is a direct one-to-one translation of the originals.
The developers at ILCA worked closely with TPC and Game Freak to ensure that many outdated features were replaced, quality of life improvements were added, and certain areas of the game received the necessary attention they needed to make a successful comeback.
Striking that perfect balance between keeping the original game’s nostalgic spirit while also improving it across the board is difficult for the teams working on the reruns. In the past, fans have criticized Game Freak for making too many drastic changes to certain titles, such as the third generation remake. Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire, which was released on 3DS in November 2014.
ILCA has taken a conservative approach with the story, gameplay and feel BDSP Itself. But even once you look beyond the shiny, polarizing new chibi graphics, it seems that some of the most special aspects of this remake appear in the intricacies made in very specific areas of the Snowy region. Here are some of the main differences that make the new versions distinct from the original Diamond And Pearl.
Updated graphics and animation
At a glance, the biggest change will clearly be the new graphics. ILCA has taken the original look of Diamond And Pearl And directly translated into a more modern, three-dimensional style that still retains the general approach of those early DS Pokemon games.
Some Pokémon themselves even have 3D models or various other aspects of their appearance changed to more closely resemble how they appeared in the original games, whether these are idle animations or simply how they sit.
Outside of the high-resolution models, textures, and animations, players will also be able to explore Sinnoh using a less restrictive control system, moving freely as far from the bound axis as long as the area around them allows.
Pokemon is following you (kinda?)
One of the most lovable features ever introduced is the ability of a Pokémon that leads your party to follow you as you roam throughout the Pokémon world. However, this feature is not entirely new to his years.
Some fans might have missed it originally Diamond And PearlIn Hearthome City, players can visit Amnity Square and roam the private area with a select number of Pokémon. That number was limited to only 11 of the 493 available Pokémon listed in the National Pokédex at the time, but it was the start of the next feature to be expanded in platinum It was later added in full to heart of gold And silver spirit After four full years DP Launched.
in a BDSPPlayers can not only make their Pokemon follow them around Sinnoh, but the feature will actually have many other functions as well, such as playing a role in quickly increasing the state of happiness/affection/friendship – whatever it’s called in this version, because It has changed quite a bit over the years.
Using this will increase the speed with which you can increase friendship values, which will lead to a faster path to getting the rewards that come with it. These include the usual extra animations, chance of surviving knockouts, experience increases, and more — all with added text boxes that slow down the battles as well.
Amity Square has also been updated to accommodate this feature as well, so get ready to spend a lot of quality time with your team of choice.
Remove HMs and Renew Translation Memories
ILCA did something a bit strange BDSP To try and preserve the originals in these Tech Machines (TMs) are now single-use items to teach Pokemon moves again.
sword And shield He did this in part through the use of technical registers (TRs) that serve the same purpose, but there is still translation memory that can be used as many times as the player wants. Now, the feature is back to what it was in 2006, with some minor differences.
As shown in the multiple trailers, HMs didn’t make a full return. Instead, players will use an app on their Pokétch that will allow their Pokémon to make use of hand movements as they cross Sinnoh. All Their Majesties From Diamond And Pearl They were converted into normal translation memories for use in battle as well.
Subway is a sometimes overlooked feature of DiamondAnd Pearl, And platinum, Sending players to the area down Snouh spanned the entire area.
Once inside the Underground, players can explore and search for items, build bases, play mini-games with other players, exchange balls for other items, and much more. BDSP It expanded on it, switching from the subway to the grand subway.
Grand Underground has six zones compared to the original four and uses full online gameplay for many of its features instead of wireless and DS connectivity. It still includes many standard features such as exploration, secret bases, and the like, but now, players will be able to encounter Pokemon in the subway as well.
Pokémon can be discovered in areas called Pokémon Hideaways, which will have different natural biomes and contain many species that can only be found in those locations. This is where the original trailers showed players encountering rare Pokemon that can’t be found Diamond And Pearl Naturally, like a Houndour.
because shining diamond And shining pearl It is a remake of games from 2006, lots of quality of life features for general play, post-game content and more have been added.
When playing, you can expect BDSP To provide a sincere chance for fans Pokemon Franchise or new players to enjoy an adventure in the Snow District, no matter if this is your first visit or a nostalgic trip back in years past.