The long-awaited journey back to Sinnoh is almost here, as we’re less than three months away from the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! All this excitement will help to keep us warm in the chilly region, but if you need a little extra incentive then we’re happy to help. Multiple retailers are offering pre-order bonuses, though there’s a slight catch. It seems these bonuses are focused on the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Double Pack, bundling both games together for $119.98.

If you were planning on picking both up regardless or have needed a little push to convince you to double up on Gen IV, here’s what ordering from certain stores will get you while supplies last. Also, even without a physical bonus there’s a Mythical, digital benefit to getting in on these remakes early!

 

Pokémon Center 

 

 

Pokémon’s own online storefront is offering a trio to go along with your pair. Those who pre-order the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Double Pack will receive three plush keychains based on the Sinnoh starter Pokémon: Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup.

 

GameStop

 

 

GameStop orders of the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Double Pack will include the retailer’s recurring Nintendo bonus: a pin set. Rather than the starters, this set’s focus is instead on the legendaries Dialga and Palkia. 

 

Target

 

 

Purchasing the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Double Pack from Target will grab you an exclusive journal. This sparkling booklet is a great way to log your journey, and features the three starters on its cover to serve as your guides! 

 

In-Game Bonuses

 

Pre-ordering the game either digitally or physically will also net you some in-game goodies. Check out this table to see how you can get your hands on a Manaphy Egg, 12 Quick Balls, and 200 Poké Balls, and keep reading below for more details.

 

 

Manaphy Egg Mystery Gift

 

No matter how you set out on your adventure, you’ll be able to receive an elusive, Mythical Pokémon so long as you’re starting early. Those who redeem a Mystery Gift via the internet before February 21st, 2022 will receive an egg that will hatch into Manaphy! Having Manaphy is a prize in and of itself, but it’ll also allow you to gain eggs that will hatch into Phione as well. 

 

Quick Balls and Poké Balls

 

As another digital extra, those who download at least one of the games from the Nintendo eShop will also be eligible to receive 12 Quick Balls via a download code. Lastly, anyone who purchases a copy of the Double Pack – physical or digital – will receive two download codes for 100 Poké Balls each. That’s 200 Poké Balls total! Ordering the Dual Pack digitally from the eShop will grant you both the 12 Quick Balls and 200 Poké Balls bonus. 

 

Nintendo Switch Lite Dialga & Palkia Edition

 

 

Last but certainly not least, a special Nintendo Switch Lite Dialga & Palkia Edition will be available starting November 5th. This system is a callback to a similar DS Lite that was released alongside the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games, and will sell for $199.99. It does not include copies of the games, and appears to be sold out at this time. See below for potential store links, and keep an eye on our social channels for in-stock alerts! 

 

GameStop

Target

Playasia (use code NINWIRE to get 5% off)

 

No matter how you decide to pick up Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you’ll be able to do so when the games launch on November 12th, 2021!

 

More Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl guides

 

Looking for more help with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl? Check out our other guides!

 

 

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

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