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Pokemon BDSP Leaks Are Not Leaks: Everything You Need to Know

An influx of leaks regarding the new Pokemon Sinnoh region remakes, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, have flooded social media...
An influx of leaks regarding the new Pokemon Sinnoh region remakes, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, have flooded social media... / Nintendo

An influx of leaks regarding the new Pokemon Sinnoh region remakes, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, have flooded social media over the past 48 hours.

Nintendo announced it would finally be giving players what they asked for—full remakes of the Sinnoh paired titles, Diamond and Pearl—earlier this year alongside its next major franchise twist: Pokemon Legends: Arceus. This has sparked immense hype within the community with trainers gearing up to relive their Sinnoh adventures from 2006. It appears this hype has influenced a bit of digging, however, as several leaks about the games have made their way onto social media.

Unfortunately for Nintendo, trainers aren't exactly thrilled.

Pokemon BDSP Leaks Are Not Leaks

According to a summary thread posted by Centro LEAKS (@CentroLeaks), the remakes will be "faithful" renditions of both games—as Nintendo promised. However, it is this particular aspect that has fans up in arms.

The games will have "no new forms, moves, megas, characters, events, or anything so far" with the entirety of the team leveling based on the numbers originally released with Diamond and Pearl. There will be little to no Platinum-styled content, either, though the movesets for gym encounters have been tweaked slightly.

Even the graphics have been directly translated to match their Diamond and Pearl appearances with 3D poses being designed after the original 2D sprites.

There are a few differences, of course, though they are primarily cosmetic. Pokemon will have idle animations based of their sprites, have different cries when fainting, and trainers will be able to have them out and about when traveling the region. Some mechanics have changed, as well.

In essence, this will be as close to the original Diamond and Pearl games as Nintendo can get on a new engine.

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will officially hit shelves on Nov. 19.