During this week’s Pokemon Presents, the Pokemon Company detailed a number of past features that will be returning in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl.
Notable returning features include Pokemon Contests and Capsule Decoration, both of which were first introduced in the original Pokemon Diamond/Pearl games. In addition, players will once again be able to have their Pokemon follow them on the overworld in a similar style to Heartgold/Soulsilver and Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee,
You can read up on the details about these returning features below, as discussed on the official website for the games:
Work up the crowd to put on a successful Super Contest Show!
Super Contest Shows are popular performances in Sinnoh, each put on by four performers and their Pokémon, who work together to show off their performance skills. During the show, you can dress up in your favorite outfit, and your Pokémon will dance, making for an altogether different experience from their usual battles of strength.
Up to four people can participate together, so you can show off your best performance with your friends to really wow the crowd!
Super Contest Show Categories
Super Contest Shows are divided into five categories—Coolness, Cuteness, Beauty, Toughness, and Cleverness. Within each category, there are several ranks: Normal, Great, Ultra, and Master Rank.
Super Contest Shows Evaluations
Super Contest Shows are judged based on a Visual Evaluation, a Dance Evaluation, and a Move Evaluation. You can receive Hype Points based on your evaluations, and if the combined total of all four performers’ Hype Points reaches a target score, the show will be declared a success.
This evaluation is based on Pokémon’s conditions, such as Coolness or Beauty, as well as the effects of their Capsule Decoration.
After the Visual Evaluation, the Pokémon will next be judged on their rhythm. If you are able to match the rhythm of the notes that flow along with the music, you can get Hype Points.
This evaluation is based on a Contest Move that each Pokémon can use just once during the Dance Evaluation. When a Pokémon uses a Contest Move, it can please the crowd and earn Hype Points. Also, if you time your Contest Move along with the other performers, you can create a Move Chain, which earns more Hype Points.
Use Capsule Decoration to create effects according to your taste!
Using Capsule Decoration, you can place Stickers to customize the effects that appear when your Pokémon comes out of its Poké Ball for battles or Super Contest Shows. With over 90 different Stickers, you can customize your Ball Capsules with effects like fluttering flower petals or raging flames.
You can buy Stickers in shops, but you can also get them in other ways, such as by defeating Gym Leaders or completing successful Super Contest Shows.
You can place up to 20 Stickers on a Ball Capsule, so it’s possible to customize the Ball Capsule with some really varied combinations.
Ball Capsules can be edited in the casual 2D style of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, or in 3D if you’d rather get really detailed with your customizations.
Walk around with your favorite Pokémon!
Once you’ve progressed in the game to a certain point, you can choose just one Pokémon that you’ve befriended at a time to walk along behind you. Any Pokémon that appears in these games can walk with you, so choose your favorite to travel with you through the Sinnoh region as you visit lots of places and make memories together.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl launch November 19th for Switch.
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