Pokemon Shining Pearl for Nintendo Switch
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Pokemon Shining Pearl

Nov 19, 2021 NEW
8.18
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About this game

Developer: ILCA
Content Rating: Everyone

Summary

Experience the nostalgic story from the Pokémon Pearl Version game in a reimagined adventure, Pokémon™ Shining Pearl, now on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Adventures in the Pokémon Shining Pearl game will take place in the familiar Sinnoh region. Rich in nature and with mighty Mount Coronet at its heart, Sinnoh is a land of many myths passed down through the ages. You’ll choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be your first partner Pokémon and then set off on your journey to become the Champion of the Pokémon League. Along the way, you’ll be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Palkia.

Gamer Reviews

277 Reviews
8.81
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Melvin Udall

Melvin Udall

Nov 22, 2021
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Critic Reviews

37 Reviews
7.56
Josh BroadwellNov 30, 2021
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl probably should have included Platinum content, and I hope one day, Game Freak and the devs it works with have the time to make more dynamic animations. For now, though, I'm more than happy with BDSP. I've not felt this invested in a Pokemon game for ages and can see myself staying in modern Sinnoh long after Pokemon Legends: Arceus comes out next year.
Steve WattsNov 17, 2021
So far, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl keep enough classic elements to feel like a comfy nostalgia trip, while smoothing over enough of the rough edges that they feel relatively contemporary with other recent Pokemon games. It can't be easy for a storied franchise to pay homage to its legacy while also modernizing in this way, but in my experience so far, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl strike the right balance.
PramathNov 24, 2021
By eschewing the increasingly controversial design sensibilities that modern Pokemon games have imbibed, and sticking close to the design and spirit of a beloved, 15 year old game, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl deliver the most fulfilling and satisfying outing this series has had in a very long time.

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