For a lot of players, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is a nostalgic revisit to the Generation they love so much. To others, it is their first foray into Generation 4, and possibly even one of their first adventures in the Pokemon main series games.
If you are part of the latter group, then keep reading on to find out our early game tips and cheats for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl!
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Early-Game Tips
Adjust the Game Settings
Making tiny changes in the game’s settings menu can go a long way in adjusting the game’s experience to how you prefer it to be. You can change the text speed to faster or slower depending on your reading speed, turn off Battle Effects to have fights go quicker, and change the Battle Style to make your experience easier or tougher.
Choose Your Starter Carefully
Considering you are a newer player and want to have a pleasant time playing the game, you need to pick the right starter. Our choice for you would be: Chimchar! Just make sure you evolve it into Monferno before fighting the first gym so that you have access to Fighting moves. After that, since there aren’t many Fire types in the game, Chimchar should prove to be an amazing member of your team.
Speak to Every NPC
You never know which NPCs are just waiting to hand out valuable items to you, or even indispensable information that you’d need to proceed in the game or find out a neat feature. Talk to everybody!
Build Your Team Carefully
When team-building, you want to have a balanced group of Pokemon. Your Pokemon should be able to cover for each other’s type weaknesses while also being able to take on a wide variety of threats in battle.
Explore the Grand Underground
The Grand Underground is accessible to you soon after you enter Eterna City. Once you get the Explorer Kit from the Underground Man’s House, you’ll be able to explore the Underground where you can mine for rare items, capture rare Pokemon, and get rich quick!
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Early-Game Cheats
Unfortunately, there are not any legit, working cheats for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on the Nintendo Switch as of now.
Any website, person, and/or organizations claiming to provide authentic Pokemon BDSP cheats should be entertained at your own risk. We would advise you to play the game authentically… for now! We’ll keep you updated. *wink wink*