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Unless you’re somehow new to the Pokémon community on Twitter, it should come as no surprise that new Pokémon releases mean new Pokémon leaks. It’s like chocolate and vanilla. Maple syrup and pancakes. Dialga and Palkia. These things just go together — and while not everyone might like it, it doesn’t stop the universe from making it happen.

All that being said, there’s a new datamine for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Surprise!

While the game doesn’t release until Friday, November 19, Twitter user Kaphotics and mattyoukhana_ have been sharing information they’ve learned through datamining about the games, and now we’re here to compile it all for you.


Spoiler warning – the following information contains in-game information from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, and what you can expect out of the games when they release. This is your final warning to turn back!


The information Kaphotics and mattyoukhana_ have provided is varied, and ranges from the game’s dev engine to returning moves, etc. Here’s what we know based on their leaks and the datamine:



That’s everything we have at the moment, but keep in mind that more information could become available at any time.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl launch on Nintendo Switch on Friday, November 19th!


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