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New Trailers for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus Deliver

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Galactic Commanders

Two new trailers for upcoming Pokémon titles have been released, presenting Gym Leaders and Team Galactic members in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, and introducing two Hisuian forms in Pokémon Legends: Arceus!

Covering the Generation Four remakes first, he trailer for the Sinnoh remake gives fans a closer look at two Gyms, key Team Galactic foes, and a quick peek at a few classic legendary Pokémon.


View more media for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl in our game hub.

Snowpoint City and Sunyshore City’s Gyms are shown with brief looks at their puzzles and Gym Leaders Candice and Volner, both in and out of battle. Team Galactic Commanders Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn appear along with their signature Pokémon: Purugly, Skuntank and Toxicroak respectively. Team Galactic’s Boss, Cyrus, also makes a short appearance. Lastly, we get a quick view of the Lake Guardian trio of legendary Pokémon: Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf!

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl release on November 19th, 2021. Learn more on the game’s official website.


Second is the trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which doesn’t show much beyond what the title suggests: a look at two new region exclusive Pokémon forms to be found in Hisui!


View more media for Pokémon Legends: Arceus in our game hub.

Zorua and Zoroark’s Hisuian forms sport a Normal-Ghost type combo, the first to have the combination. Swapping out the dark grey, black, and red for a white and pink color pallete, these regional forms manage to look distinct compared to their original appearance in Generation 5 titles onward. Hopefully, we continue to see Hisuian forms with more unique types. Seeing the idea carried over from Pokémon Sun & Moon is nice, because it adds some variety to the roster of creatures, even if the Pokémon aren’t completely new.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus releases on January 28th, 2022. Learn more on the game’s official website.

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Steven Mattern

Steven Mattern

Steven Mattern is a News Writer and Music Reviewer for RPGFan. Relatively new to RPGs in the grand scheme of the genre, he often resonates with soundtracks of titles more than the game itself. Music is one of the most vital parts of any game to him; so even if the gameplay or story doesn't age well or hold up, the soundtrack can leave a positive impression. Games aside, he loves science fiction and fantasy films and has a knack for podcasts. Steven also lives with (maybe) never enough cats.

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