Pokemon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Have Leaked Weeks Early

New gameplay footage and details are widely available on social media ahead of the remake's official November 19 release date.


Early copies of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are out in the wild, and certain social media accounts are currently posting all kinds of new footage and details related to the upcoming remakes ahead of their official November 19 release date.

As reported by VGC, leaks started popping up over the weekend when a Reddit user posted to the PokeLeaks subreddit claiming to have received a physical copy of the Nintendo Switch game early. Previously unreleased gameplay footage has since appeared on YouTube, and various Twitter accounts have tweeted out all kinds of new details from the games, including in-game music, screenshots of the game's map, previously unseen models, battle gameplay, and more. Fans are scouring over the leaks to see what previously unannounced content can be found.

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If you don't want to be spoiled in regards to what kind of surprises Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl may have in store, best steer clear of Pokemon-centric circles on social media and YouTube.

Nintendo looks to be taking action against some of the leaks, as some leaked gameplay footage is no longer available on YouTube. The user who posted on PokeLeaks has since deleted their initial post as well, possibly to avoid legal action from Nintendo and The Pokemon Company.

It's not the first time a major Pokemon title has leaked early. Pokemon Sword and Shield also leaked in 2019. The leak saw Nintendo taking legal action against those responsible to the tune of a $150,000 settlement.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl isn't the only Pokemon game on the horizon. Pokemon Legends: Arceus, a new title that looks to borrow elements from Capcom's Monster Hunter series, is set to release on January, 28, 2022 for Nintendo Switch.

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