Pokemon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Offer Limited-Time Easter Egg For Original Games' Fans

Longtime Pokemon fans will be delighted by this nod to director and composer Junichi Masuda.

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When Nintendo called the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl faithful remakes, they weren't kidding. The recent remakes of the 2006 series are chock-full of nostalgia--perhaps even to their detriment--but one of the best things about keeping so much of the original games intact in these new enhanced editions is the inclusion of a pretty heartwarming Easter egg.

Fans of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl will be delighted to know Snowpoint City's "diamond dust" has returned. A nod to director and composer Junichi Masuda, the sparkling snowfall appears each year on January 12 to celebrate the beloved Pokemon creator's birthday--and offers some pretty great perks for players.

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According to Serebii.net, players can expect a boost to their encounter rate as well as a reduction to hatch length.

For those already looking forward to the next step in their Pokemon journey, the newest entry in the Pokemon series, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, is just over two weeks away. A drastic departure from the usual Pokemon formula, the open-world adventure game gives off some major Breath of the Wild vibes and could mark a turning point for the 25-year-old franchise.

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