Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Update Adds New Colosseum Features, Union Room Functions, and More

You can now play with up to eight players via the Union Room, while the Colosseum also allows for battles with custom rulesets.

Posted By | On 22nd, Feb. 2022

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus has dominated headlines for about a month at this point, but while it has certainly been the biggest talking point for the series of late, it’s not the only big new release Pokemon has seen recently. Just a couple months before its release, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launched as well, and the Gen 4 remakes have been receiving updates here and there to improve the experience as well.

A new update, patch 1.2.0, has now gone live as well, and it adds in some nifty features. For starters, Union Room functions have been expanded, with players now being allows to play in parties of eight, while you can now also share your Trainer Cards or Capsule Decorations with others. Meanwhile, the Colosseum has added the ability to battle other players with custom rulesets. You can check out the full patch notes below.

Both new Pokemon releases have been enjoying incredible commercial success. As of the end of 2021, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have collectively sold 13.97 million units. Meanwhile, Pokemon Legends: Arceus sold over 6.5 million units in its first week.

UPDATE 1.2.0 PATCH NOTES:

  • Union Room functions have been expanded.
    • The maximum number of players you can play with via local or internet communication in Union Rooms has been increased to eight. Also, by selecting Greeting or Capsule Decorations, you can show each other your Trainer Cards or Capsule Decorations.
  • Additional Colosseum battle feature has been added.
    • Enter the Colosseum on the 2nd floor of a Pokémon Center to battle with other players using custom rulesets.
    • In the Colosseum, you can set rules, such as the number of Pokémon to send into battle as well as their levels, and play Single Battles, Double Battles, or Multi Battles via local or internet communication.
  • Pokémon Trading and Battles
    • Some Pokémon acquired via unintended methods or illicit modification now cannot be used in Link Trades or Link Battles.
  • Fixed some issues for more pleasant gameplay.

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