Version differences have been a staple of the Pokémon series since it began. Link Cables may be a thing of the past, but that’s never stopped that spirit from living on via Pokémon exclusive to a particular game. Read on to learn what sets these in Sinnoh remakes apart from each other, and maybe even help you decide between Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl!

 

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond version exclusives

 

The following Pokémon can only be caught in the wild in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond:

 

  • Caterpie
  • Metapod
  • Butterfree
  • Ekans
  • Arbok
  • Growlithe
  • Arcanine
  • Seel
  • Dewgong
  • Scyther
  • Electabuzz
  • Murkrow
  • Gligar
  • Scizor
  • Elekid
  • Larvitar
  • Pupitar
  • Tyranitar
  • Seedot
  • Nuzleaf
  • Shiftry
  • Mawile
  • Zangoose
  • Solrock
  • Kecleon
  • Cranidos
  • Rampardos
  • Honchkrow
  • Stunky
  • Skuntank
  • Electivire
  • Gliscor
  • Dialga

 

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Ramanas Park exclusive legendaries

 

The following Pokémon can only be caught in Ramanas Park in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond:

 

  • Raikou
  • Entei
  • Suicune
  • Ho-Oh

 

Pokémon Shining Pearl version exclusives

 

The following Pokémon can only be caught in the wild in Pokémon Shining Pearl:

 

  • Weedle
  • Kakuna
  • Beedrill
  • Sandshrew
  • Sandslash
  • Vulpix
  • Ninetales
  • Slowpoke
  • Slowbro
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir
  • Slowking
  • Misdreavus
  • Teddiursa
  • Ursaring
  • Stantler
  • Magby
  • Lotad
  • Lombre
  • Ludicolo
  • Sableye
  • Seviper
  • Lunatone
  • Bagon
  • Shelgon
  • Salamence
  • Shieldon
  • Bastiodon
  • Mismagius
  • Glameow
  • Purugly
  • Magmortar
  • Palkia

 

Pokémon Shining Pearl Ramanas Park exclusive legendaries

 

The following Pokémon can only be caught in Ramanas Park in Pokémon Shining Pearl:

 

  • Articuno
  • Zapdos
  • Moltres
  • Lugia

 

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.