Skip to Content

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Gets Huge Graphics Boost

If you were hoping for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl to get a graphics boost before launch, you’re in luck!

When the first trailer dropped for Pokemon’s Gen 4 remakes, a lot of fans were unimpressed. After all, while the Pokemon franchise isn’t known for its graphical prowess, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were certainly lacking in the visuals departments.

The games are attempting to replicate the original DS version’s chibi-style graphics on newer hardware. And the resulting footage left much to be desired.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Graphical Improvements
(Source: Nintendo)

Players were quick to voice their displeasure with the new graphical style, but there’s a simple reason for the issue. After all, GameFreak is working on a new mainline Pokemon franchise, and the team is leaving ILCA in charge of its remakes.

A little while back, one leaker began claiming that Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl would get a huge graphics boost before launch. And while we were skeptical at the time, it certainly appears to have been true!

Reports also indicate that Pokemon Legends: Arceus is getting a big upgrade on new hardware!

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remakes Graphical Improvements – Before & After

In the new trailer for the Nintendo Switch OLED Model, we got a glimpse of some major graphical improvements coming to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

It’s been a while since we last saw footage of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl’s remakes. And while reports indicate that a Pokemon Present event is just around the corner, we won’t have to wait that long to see them again.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Graphics Upgrade
(Source: Nintendo)

After all, the Nintendo Switch OLED Model trailer gave us another look at the upcoming Pokemon titles. And the graphical improvements aren’t difficult to spot.

Just taking a look at the short clip from the trailer, it’s easy to compare the footage to old screenshots of the game. It looks as though Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl has had a lighting overhaul, improved models, and more.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Graphics Boost OLED
(Source: Nintendo)

Read More: New Pokemon Legends Arceus & Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl Details Leak

Notable improvements include the player model itself, which now sports a more three-dimensional backpack, a more detailed background, and a softer, more pleasant color palette.

Although some fans still have issues with the game’s style, it’s nice to see Nintendo making improvements. And the game will look better on the brand-new Nintendo Switch OLED Model – check out the differences here!

That said, a lot of fans are already calling the Nintendo Switch OLED Model ‘useless’. Whether or not the new hardware is worth the upgrade, you’ll have to decide for yourself!

You may want to hang onto that cash, as a new 4K DLSS Nintendo Switch Pro could still be coming!

Share your thoughts, or ask a question:
Comments 0