Pokemon BDSP Version Exclusives - Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Deciding between Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is a tough task, as both Pokemon BDSP have amazing version exclusives. Each game will have unique box art showcasing the Pokemon exclusive to that game. Brilliant Diamond will feature Dialga, the legendary steel and dragon type Pokemon. Shining Pearl features water and dragon type Pokemon Palkia. Read on as we discuss the Pokemon BDSP version exclusives.

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Pokemon BDSP Version Exclusives - Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokemon BDSP Version Exclusives – Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Both of these Pokemon headlines their respective games. They are integral to the storyline, and you must choose which one you want to pursue when deciding what title to buy. However, they are not the only Pokemon exclusive to each game.

Brilliant Diamond has a few more confirmed. They cover a wide range of Pokemon types. You can find the confirmed ones below.

  • Murkrow
  • Honchcrow
  • Cranidos
  • Rampardos
  • Stunky
  • Skuntank
  • Dialga
  • Suicine
  • Entei
  • Raikou

Pokemon Shining Pearl follows suit with its version exclusives. It has just as many exclusive Pokemon. You can view them below.

  • Misdreavus
  • Mismagius
  • Shieldon
  • Bastiodon
  • Glameow
  • Purugly
  • Palkia
  • Moltres
  • Zapdos

Ramanas Park Pokemon BDSP Version Exclusives

In the original Diamond and Pearl Pokemon games, one of the biggest highlights was Pal Park. This could only unlock after finishing the game. It let players insert a Gameboy Advance Cartridge into the original Nintendo DS. From here, Pokemon from previous generations could be imported into Diamond or Pearl.

This feature does obviously not transfer to the Switch. Instead, the brand new Ramanas Park takes its place. It will contain a number of legendary Pokemon which are available to catch. You do this by activating slates in and around the area. This will become available after you have defeated the Elite Four and finished the Pokemon Diamond or Pearl main story.

The Ramanas Park exclusive Pokemon for Brilliant Diamond are Ho-oh, Raikou, Entei and Suicune. Shining Pearl offers up Lugia, Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno. You should decide which of these would rather catch, to help you choose the right game before buying.

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Carl Jackson is a gamer and action figure obsessive. A full-time writer, he loves to type obscure lists about Neo Geo arcade machines. Being a sensitive soul, games that make him cry are his passion. In fact, he still refuses to play Last of Us II as he knows he will blubber throughout the whole thing.


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