Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Postgame Revealed With Ramanas Park


by in General | Nov, 11th 2021

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are just over a week away from launching worldwide on Nintendo Switch, bringing back the Sinnoh Region to both new and old fans alike. As part of this, fans anticipate the Pokemon BDSP postgame and what it will possibly include upon release.

Pokemon BDSP Postgame Content Revealed


Fortunately, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo are not going to keep the community in the dark. After beating the standard main story, they announced some of the content that players could enjoy in the Pokemon BDSP postgame.

At this time, there is only one Pokemon BDSP postgame content area that we know about, but there is the potential for more. This location is known as Ramanas Park and is a brand new area in the Generation IV remakes that will feature legendary Pokemon for players to catch there.

Ramanas Park is a brand new facility that you will visit in the Sinnoh Region that was not in the original Nintendo DS games. You will be able to encounter certain legendary Pokemon from past games. This is the place to get the first three generations of legendary Pokemon. 

When you enter this area, there are various caves featured throughout Ramanas Park, where you will encounter the legendary Pokemon. Some of these include fan favorites like Mewtwo, Lugia, Rayquaza, and all of the other expected Pokemon. 

How the Ramanas Park Works


Players can head into the various rooms at this facility and find pedestals that require slates. The slates are inserted into the pedestals and the corresponding legendary Pokemon will appear, giving you the chance to catch it and add it to your team. 

At this time, Nintendo has revealed that it is currently unknown how the slates for these Pokemon are obtained, but that players will have to research this during their time exploring the Sinnoh Region. The Pokemon BDSP postgame is an interesting take on catching legendaries and a highly nostalgic one at that. 

Hilariously enough, the slates that you collect for each of the legendary Pokemon are huge, ruined versions of what look to be GameBoy and GameBoy Advance cartridges. Three have been shown off so far and they include the ones for Mewtwo, the bird trio, and Rayquaza. 

The first two are shaped like GameBoy carts to match the system they originally came out on, while the Rayquaza one is green and smaller, shaped like the original Pokemon Emerald cartridge. This is an awesome way of having some nostalgia randomly thrown in there to up this Pokemon BDSP postgame content. 

Some Details About the Park Are Still Unknown


However, there are still other missing details about this Pokemon BDSP postgame content, like finding the slates, how many there are, and if they are one-time use or infinitely usable. Being able to use these slates over and over would potentially make shiny-hunting these legendaries rather simple. 

Even if not, there is the simple method of turning off auto-save, manually saving before using the slate, and reloading over and over until you have found a shiny version of the legendary that you are looking for. It sounds like a nice, nostalgia-filled set of content that is new to these games. 

As expected, you will not be able to play through this Pokemon BDSP postgame Ramanas Park area until you have entered the Hall of Fame in these titles. That, of course, requires you to beat all eight Gym Leaders, defeat the Elite Four, and become the new Champion of the Sinnoh Region. 

Oddly enough, though, there is another requirement for this Pokemon BDSP postgame feature where you will only be able to play this content if you have updated your game with the day one patch on November 19, 2021, the games come out. 

From what we have heard from dataminers that have examined the leaked copies of the games in the wild, it looks like it will be a fairly big update, one that potentially requires more free space on your Nintendo Switch than the base game itself requires. Thankfully, a Nintendo Switch Online subscription is not required to access this content and update. 

There Are Version-Exclusive Legendary Pokemon


Some of the legendary Pokemon that you can encounter at Ramanas Park are version-exclusive, too. In the case of Brilliant Diamond, players will be able to get Ho-Oh, Suicune, Entei, and Raikou. However, if you have Shining Pearl, you will get Lugia, Moltres, Articuno, and Zapdos. 

It looks like other Pokemon like Mewtwo and Rayquaza will likely be in both of the games. What we do not know at this time is, officially, what other Pokemon BDSP postgame will be available in the two Gen IV remakes. Some fans are still hoping to return mythical events for Generation IV Pokemon, like Shaymin, Darkrai, and, of course, Arceus. 

The community also hopes that the Battle Frontier from Pokemon Platinum will make its return, offering a full suite of postgame content for players to enjoy in the BDSP games. However, we will have to wait a little longer to find out or check out the myriad unconfirmed leaks that are available already.

Save Data for Past Pokemon Games Will Grant Hefty Bonuses


In the meantime, some details were also shared about save data for previous Pokemon games and how it will affect BDSP and even Legends Arceus. If you have to save data for Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu, you will be able to get a Mew in BDSP. If you have Sword and Shield data, you will be able to get Jirachi. 

In Pokemon Legends Arceus, a similar promotion is happening for previous games’ save data. If a player has Let’s Go save data, they will get a mask for either Pikachu or Eevee to wear on their head. If they have Sword and Shield data, though, they will be able to get a Shaymin-themed outfit and the ability to catch Shaymin in the game itself. 

It is currently unknown if there are other legendary or mythical Pokemon bonuses to get in Pokemon Legends Arceus for owning BDSP beforehand, so we will have to wait and see about when it is closer to its launch in late January 2022. 

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