Nintendo Support

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

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the Internet.

  2. Return to the HOME Menu and launch the game.

  3. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically.

  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Update history

Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates.

Ver. 1.1.1 (Releasing November 17, 2021)

Optimized Ver. 1.1.0 update data.

  • Ver. 1.1.0 (Releasing November 11, 2021)

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 booted up 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.