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Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remakes Coming to Switch This Year, According to Rumor

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remakes Coming to Switch This Year, According to Rumor - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2021 / 2,385 Views

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, which originally launched for the Nintendo DS in 2006, will be getting remakes for the Nintendo Switch, according to sources who spoke to Pokemon Center

Pokemon Center reports The Pokemon Company is remaking Pokemon Diamond and Pearl for the 25th anniversary of Pokemon. The game will feature capture mechanics that is closer to the original games, than more recent releases like Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee.

The plan according to the sources is The Pokemon Company will announce the games in February.

The Pokemon Company is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pokemon by releasing New Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo Switch on April 30 for $59.99.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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30 Comments
Darwinianevolution (on 14 January 2021)

Of course they are. Now can we please get the pokedex complete this time, GameFreak? Please? Also, please don't cut the Battle Frontier this time, like you did in OR/AS...

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shikamaru317 (on 15 January 2021)

This is very likely to be true. Not only did the leaker who said that the next Pokemon games were called Sword and Shield like 3 years ago also say that Gamefreak was working on Diamond and Pearl remakes, but the timing makes perfect sense with the 25th anniversary of Pokemon and the 15th anniversary of Diamond and Pearl themselves.

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Stellar_Fungk (on 16 January 2021)

Nice

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Real (on 15 January 2021)

Damn Switch is full of hype this year

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Jranation (on 15 January 2021)

This was rumored a couple years ago so it is probably true.

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Ka-pi96 (on 14 January 2021)

I loved Sinnoh so this would definitely be of interest. Hope they do a good job with them!

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TheBraveGallade (on 14 January 2021)

I'll believe it when i see it.

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Sogreblute (on 14 January 2021)

IDK if it was intentional, but the picture is from Black/White not Diamond/Pearl.

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trunkswd Sogreblute (on 14 January 2021)

It wasn't on purpose. I haven't played them and Google had that as an image for Diamond/Pearl. I've gone ahead and removed.

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Tamantayoshi Sogreblute (on 14 January 2021)

I like diamond and pearl but, I would actually be way more excited for a bw remake.

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DialgaMarine (on 18 January 2021)

I’ll definitely be on that Diamond remake of this is true.

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Qwark (on 17 January 2021)

Hopefully its an ambitious remake like Demon Souls, including dedicated animations and either a 3D world that's immersive or keeping the worldview isometric, but it looking a bit like Divinity original sin. I am probably asking way too much though.

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DialgaMarine Qwark (on 18 January 2021)

If I were a betting man, I’d guess it’ll work in the same way Sword & Shield does: third person with elements of an open world , but still fairly linear.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 16 January 2021)

Don't fcking disappoint us game freak

I really wanna see cynthia in glorious hd and this is the only time when I will buy the switch because of this specific remake lol

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Chazore (on 14 January 2021)

Please have a complete dex, no storage limitations, no stupid hand-holding bs, and allow for online trading proper and all the game's base features, it shouldn't be that hard GF.

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SecondWar Chazore (on 15 January 2021)

Online trading proper? What on earth is that?

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Chazore SecondWar (on 15 January 2021)

Proper is UK English slang for "done right"

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SecondWar Chazore (on 15 January 2021)

Yes, but grammatically should then be as ‘proper online trading’ or ‘online trading done right’. Writing ‘online trading proper’ (sic) is grammatical nonsense (this one being personal pet peeve).
As a point, its not the first time I’ve asked someone to define the use of that phrase, and amusingly I keep getting given a different definition.

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Chazore SecondWar (on 16 January 2021)

"Done right", basically speaking.

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Cerebralbore101 (on 14 January 2021)

This is good news, but I want more than this for 2021 from Nintendo's 1st party stable. Make Poke'mon Snap 2 amazing! Release BotW2! Give us Odyssey 2 if it exists!

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Machina (on 14 January 2021)

I'm in the market for a Switch and I'll buy a Pokemon game for it (one a generation is enough for me). But tbh I'd prefer a full-fledged new Pokemon release, rather than a remake of one I've already played through.

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Ka-pi96 Machina (on 14 January 2021)

Sword/Shield?

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Machina Ka-pi96 (on 14 January 2021)

Yeah that is what I will probably opt for if the next Pokemon game ends up being a Diamond/Pearl remake per this rumour.

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Pemalite Ka-pi96 (on 15 January 2021)

Sword and Shield is pretty meh.
Felt like an "enhanced" 3DS release rather than a title that would showcase the Switch's capabilities (Graphics, Audio, Input or otherwise.)

It was actually the first Pokemon game I had played since the OG Red and Blue games on Gameboy... And the formula hasn't really shifted much, still linear and predictable.

Hopefully this remake does Pokemon some justice.

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SecondWar Pemalite (on 15 January 2021)

Honestly, I felt that with X/Y as well, just like there was something missing as Game Freak adjusted to the new platform.

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gtotheunit91 (on 14 January 2021)

Ugh, I would've loved if they did that with Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee of having the capture mechanics as the originals instead of the Pokemon Go gimic :( figured they would've remastered Gold/Silver again before going here

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dark_gh0st_b0y (on 14 January 2021)

yes please!! Sword and Shield turned out to be some of the worst main entries, after Sun and Moon...

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DialgaMarine dark_gh0st_b0y (on 18 January 2021)

I only got the third badge in Sword and stopped there because I was so bored. Been literally playing through Red and Crystal on 3DS to scratch the Pokémon itch.

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dark_gh0st_b0y DialgaMarine (on 18 January 2021)

I feel you man! finished it and left it there only to start Crystal on 3DS

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Kaio_felipe (on 14 January 2021)

Hopefully next month we'll have "Sinnoh confirmed", then =)

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