On November 11th 2021, we will release an update (Ver. 1.1.0) for the Nintendo Switch software Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. The update contains content that will improve your overall gameplay experience, so please make sure you download the update before playing these games.
In order to download the update, around 3 GB of free space is needed in your console’s system memory or on a microSD card. For more information about data management and for steps on how to check how much free space is currently left on your console, see here.
If you purchase a digital copy of either software from Nintendo eShop, the data for Ver. 1.1.0 will already be included, and there is no need for you to download the update separately.
For more information about how to update software, see here.
■ Ver. 1.1.0 (releasing 11/11/2021)
Addition of Grand Underground, Super Contest Show, Union Room and Mystery Gift communication features
You will be able to enjoy local and online communication features of the Grand Underground, Super Contest Show and Union Room. Additionally, you will also become able to receive gifts using the Mystery Gift feature.
Addition of content after entering the Hall of Fame
Some content that becomes playable after entering the Hall of Fame, including Ramanas Park, will be added in the update.
Note: even if you have already entered the Hall of Fame before downloading the update, downloading it will allow you to play the additional content.
Addition of some in-game cutscenes and animations
Some in-game cutscenes and animations will be added in the update, including the game’s ending cutscene and the title screen animation that is played when opening the software.
Note: you can view the title screen animation by starting up the software with existing save data and with the update installed. Even if you have already entered the Hall of Fame before the update is installed, you can view the ending cutscene by entering the Hall of Fame again afterwards.
Additionally, various issues have been resolved to improve the gameplay experience.
Note: local communication is not compatible between Ver. 1.0.0 and Ver. 1.1.0. Please make sure you match software versions with those you want to play with.
Regarding a planned update after release
On the release date for the software, up to two players will be able to interact in local and online play in the Union Room, and you will be able to select the “Battle”, “Trade” and “Mix Records” functions. In an update that will be made available after the software releases, the maximum number of players will be increased, and the “Greeting” and “Capsule Decoration” functions will become available.
Additionally, trading using the GWS in Jubilife City and the use of the Colosseum feature inside Pokémon Centers will also be added in a post-release update.