Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will not be available until next week, but the long-awaited remake has already been leaked due to the early release of retail copies. This is not new to the Pokemon Company, which has been forced to deal with multiple leaks over the past few years. From the giant Pokemon Sword and Shield repulsion to this new diamond and pearl leak, it’s no exaggeration to say that the Pokemon series has significant problems in hiding information.
Reported on the weekend VGC, Reddit users have posted that they have obtained the North American version of the following Pokemon Brilliant Diamonds and Shining Pearls. After that, the post was deleted, but photos and videos of the game are floating on Twitter.
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The Gen 4 remake was first announced in February.But just a few days before the official announcement, the leaker Centro Pokemon Fans said they would soon get “the big news they’ve been waiting for” with pictures of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Dialga and Palkia. Brilliant diamonds and shining pearls were soon announced, and the leak turned out to be true.
The same presentation in February also revealed Pokemon: Legend Arceus. However, on the morning of the presentation, the game was leaked and a trailer clip was floating around Twitter. Game description..
Pokemon Sword Shield Saga
Going back further, Pokemon games tended to leak, leading to both releases and announcements.
The best-known example is the 2019 Pokemon Sword and Shield. It suffered from several leaks leading up to its release, followed by long legal follow-up. A few months before the release, a leak broke out, including many true elements of the final game, including team ale, rival names, and regional evolution.
After that, the fire storm started in early November 2019, just before the game started. The list of Swords and Shield Leaks details the Galar Pokédex, Gigantamax Foam, Galarian Foam and more. We already knew that Pokemon from previous generations wouldn’t return to Sword and Shield, but these leaks further fueled the wrath and repulsion of “Dixit” on social media.
Immediately after its release, Pokemon Company lawyers began looking for sword and shield leakers. Lawyers said the leak caused “irreparable injuries” to Pokemon’s ability to sell games. After that, Pokemon filed a proceeding against the leaker. Finally, in February 2020, Nintendo cut off its relationship with the game’s publications if reviewers leaked Sword and Shield images. Anyway, the Sword and Shield case was one of the biggest leaks in 2019.
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More switches and 3DS Pokemon leak
Going back further, Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee leaked shortly before their official announcement at E3 2018. Meanwhile, Pokémon Sun and Moon in 2016 addressed the leak leading up to its launch, with an exclusive release just a week before its release.
As always, not all leaks turned out to be true. Immediately after the release of Sun and Moon, it was rumored that Pokemon would appear in the third version of Aroran Adventure, Nintendo Switch. However, the first Pokemon games Switch got were Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, so it turned out to be Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in 3DS. The Pokemon Delta Emerald trademark also emerged, but it didn’t happen either.
And now, for every instance of the leaked Pokemon game repeat, Nintendo has become notorious for its strict review copy distribution and complex embargo restrictions. Pokemon Brilliant Diamonds and Shining Pearls were another example of what was published before the information was released, despite all the best efforts to prevent leaks.
Fans are already reacting to leaks Some complaints About what they have seen so far Others are having fun With a spoiler idea for a remake of a 15 year old game. Still, with Brilliant Diamonds and Shining Pearls coming out next Friday, it won’t be long before Pokemon fans can try their own remakes.
Check out our Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Preview while you wait for the official release. Here, we call the remake “the old-fashioned Pokemon game we missed.”
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant..