pokemon brilliant diamond and shining pearl

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl offer online and multiplayer options for players to enjoy. Although the main game itself is a single-player, not co-op, players can join each other online and locally to battle, help each other with their Pokedexes, and win Super Contest Shows. All players need is a Nintendo Switch Online Subscription. Find out below how to join up with friends!

How to Play Multiplayer on Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

There is an online hub in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl called the Union Room. Here, players can trade with others online or locally and have battles with each other. To find the Union Room, players must make their way upstairs in a Pokemon Center and then speak to the nurse in the middle.

Speak to the nurse in the middle and access the Union Room (via Pokemon)

Once players obtain their first badge in Oreburgh City, they can start visiting the basement of the Pokemon Center. As soon as players have been to the basement, they can then press Y and access the Union Room from basically anywhere in the Sinnoh Region. This excludes inside buildings and caves.

Players can access the Local Room to connect with friends via a local network, or the Global Room to connect with players anywhere in the world.

pokemon global room brilliant diamond shining pearl
The Global Room in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

The Union Room also lets players change their appearance as well as visit the Grand Underground.

Watch out for the new subscription-based cloud feature called Pokemon Home, coming in 2022. Pokemon Home will allow players to trade and move Pokemon between Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Very exciting news!

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are available to play on Nintendo Switch now!

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