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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: All Exclusive Legendaries

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Can't decide between Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl? We've listed all of the exclusive Legendaries in each game to help you choose.

Choosing between two versions of Pokémon is an age-old problem. Committing to two variations of the same game, with only slight differences, isn't for everyone. Many of us will be looking to make an informed choice on whether to buy Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl. Each version contains a variety of different Pokémon, including some different Legendaries. Below, we've listed out which Legendaries can only be found in each version of the game.

Be sure to also check out our breakdown of every version exclusive Pokémon in the two games to help decide which one you'll want to grab.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond: All Exclusive Legendaries

The following Legendary Pokémon can only be found organically in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond:

  • Dialga
  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Ho-Oh

The three Legendary beasts along with their resurrector, Ho-Oh, can all be captured in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond. Perfect for trainers looking to harness the power of some impressive beasts.

Pokémon Shining Pearl: All Exclusive Legendaries

The following Legendary Pokémon can only be found organically in Pokémon Shining Pearl:

  • Palkia
  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Lugia

Gen I fans might be pleased to see the three Legendary bird Pokémon of Kanto making an appearance in Pokémon Shining Pearl. In addition, Lugia, perhaps best known for its appearance in Pokémon the Movie 2000: The Power of One, is also up for grabs.

Ramanas Park

Announced ahead of the releases of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Ramanas Park is a new addition to the game which lets players encounter a variety of Legendary Pokémon. Of course, the ones listed above are exclusive to each version but a number of others will be up for grabs in both games. So far, it's been confirmed that both Mewtwo and Rayquaza will be available.

Ramanas Park won't be available until you reach the post-game content, after beating the Elite Four.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are available now on Nintendo Switch.