Best answer: No. Gen IV remakes are true to the original Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games, meaning Pokémon Platinum content is missing in this release. To experience authentic Pokémon Platinum content, you will need to play that game on the Nintendo DS again.
What is Pokémon Platinum?
Sinnoh fans around the world are excited about the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which are remakes of favorite Nintendo DS titles, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The original Nintendo DS games were given a sequel that was supposed to be the “definitive” way to experience Sinnoh, called Pokémon Platinum. This game introduced new mechanics, story elements and locations, fixing many of the problems fans had with the original dual release.
This was common practice at the time with Pokémon games, which often had a third “definitive” version coming out a year or two after the original games.
Those interested in upcoming Nintendo Switch titles know that there are often differences between the original and the remake, which raises the question of whether Pokémon Platinum content will be included this time.
Can platinum content be found in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. No platinum content can be found in the remakes of Gen IV. Changes in the structure of gyms in Eterna City, Hearthome City and Veilstone City are not carried over to remakes. Areas such as Distortion World, which debuted in Pokémon Platinum, will also not be available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Battle Frontier does not appear in remakes, and players will instead have access to Battle Park from the original Diamond and Pearl.
However, the absence of platinum content does not mean that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will not be great games. The original games were a favorite even before the Platinum release, so there’s no doubt they’ll be just as good as the originals.
Let’s go, Sinnoh!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are beautiful remakes of popular Nintendo DS titles first released in 2006. Explore the world, complete your Pokédex and fight in eight gyms and countless Pokémon trainers, all dressed in amazing chibi style.
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