Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, in true Pokémon tradition, share pretty much every gameplay feature, but there are a few differences that set them apart from one another.

As some players can only purchase one version of the game, it is very important to know what are the differences between the two versions of the game. And if you’re among these players, you have definitely come to the right place.

Here are all the differences between Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

What’s the Difference Between Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, as mentioned above, come with the same story and share every gameplay feature. The only thing that differentiates them are the Pokémon available in the two games.

All Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Exclusive Pokémon

Here are all of the Pokémon that can only be found in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond.

NamePokédex No.
Caterpie010
Metapod011
Butterfree012
Ekans023
Arbok024
Growlithe058
Arcanine059
Seel086
Dewgong087
Scyther123
Electabuzz125
Murkrow198
Gligar207
Scizor212
Elekid239
Raikou243
Entei244
Suicune245
Larvitar246
Pupitar247
Tyranitar248
Ho-Oh250
Seedot273
Nuzleaf274
Shiftry275
Mawile303
Zangoose335
Solrock338
Kecleon352
Cranidos408
Rampardos409
Honchkrow430
Stunky434
Skuntank435
Electivire466
Gliscor472
Dialga483

All Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Exclusive Legendary Pokémon

Both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl feature multiple Legendary Pokémon, but a few of them are exclusive to one of the games. All these Legendary Pokémon can be found in Ramanas Park, a new area that can be accessed only after defeating the Elite Four.

In case you missed them in the list above, Entei, Ho-Oh, Raikou, and Suicune can only be found in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond.

All Pokémon Shining Pearl Exlclusive Pokémon

These are all of the Pokémon Shining Pearl exclusive Pokémon.

Pokémon

NamePokédex No.
Weedle013
Kakuna014
Beedrill015
Sandshrew027
Sandslash028
Vulpix037
Ninetales038
Slowpoke079
Slowbro080
Magmar126
Pinsir127
Articuno144
Zapdos145
Moltres146
Slowking199
Misdreavus200
Teddiursa216
Ursaring217
Stantler234
Magby240
Lugia249
Lotad270
Lombre271
Ludicolo272
Sableye302
Seviper336
Lunatone337
Bagon371
Shelgon372
Salamence373
Shieldon410
Bastiodon411
Mismagius429
Glameow431
Purugly432
Magmortar467
Palkia484

All Pokémon Shining Pearl Exclusive Legendary Pokémon

Like for the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond exclusive Legendary Pokémon, the Shining Pearl ones can be found in Ramanas Park. These are Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and Lugia.

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