Pokemon Go Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event explained

POKEMON Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launch tomorrow, and to celebrate, there's a special event happening in Pokemon Go.

You can unlock new avatar items , stickers, and bundles, as well as the chance to capture a costumed Pokemon.



The Pokemon Go Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl event is split in two with some content different between the two halves.

This was the last day for the Brilliant Diamond event, and the first day of the Shining Pearl event.

We've listed both parts below, but bear in mind that the Diamond event is now over.

There's also a bunch of new content available throughout, so check out all of the details below.

Pokemon Go Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl content

All of the following content is available in Pokemon Go right now, up until Sunday, November 21 at 8pm local time.

There are some caveats, with more details in the part one and part two breakdowns.

You can get yourself the event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and buying them from the in-game shop.

The event is also your chance to hatch eggs containing pokemon that are usually region locked from 7km Eggs.

All of the avatar items and costumes will be available in the in-game store even after the event ends.. What's more, the Sinnoh avatar items are free!

  • Event bonuses
    • 1/2 Incubator Distance
    • 1/3 Super Incubator Distance
    • Turtwig wearing Lucas’s red hat
    • Chimchar wearing Lucas’s red hat
    • Piplup wearing Lucas’s red hat
    • Turtwig wearing Dawn’s white hat
    • Chimchar wearing Dawn’s white hat
    • Piplup wearing Dawn’s white hat
    • Turtwig Costume
    • Chimchar Costume
    • Piplup Costume
    • Sinnoh Hat
    • Sinnoh Top Set
    • Sinnoh Pants
    • Sinnoh Shoes
    • Sinnoh Backpack
    • Sinnoh Skirt
    • Sinnoh Boots
    • Event Box (one-time exchange): 20 Poké Balls, one Sinnoh Stone
    • Great Box (300 PokéCoins – one-time exchange): three Super Incubators, two Incubators, one Lure Module
    • Piplup
    • Chimchar
    • Turtwig
    • Lucario
    • Dialga
    • Palkia
    • Catch all costumed Pokemon by event's to earn 1,000 XP, 3,000 Stardust, and an encounter with Froslass
    • Budew
    • Bonsly
    • Happiny
    • Mime Jr.
    • Riolu

    Pokemon Go Shining Pearl event— Part 2

    Part two of the event runs from Thursday, November 18 at 10am local time to Sunday, November 21 at 8pm local time.

    Wild encounters

    Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup wearing white Sinnoh hats will be appearing in the wild.

    Their red Sinnoh hat-wearing variants will be as Field Research encounters. Shiny variants are also roaming around.

    Other wild pokemon encounters that have a more frequent chance of appearing include:

    • Pinsir
    • Misdreavus
    • Houndour
    • Spheal
    • Bidoof
    • Kricketot
    • Buneary
    • Glameow
    • Slowpoke
    • Bagon
    • Buizel
    • Burmy (Sandy Cloak)

    Raid pokemon

    • One-Star Raids
      • Shieldon
      • Drifloon
      • Bronzor
      • Gible
      • Salamence
      • Lopunny
      • Drapion
      • Toxicroak
      • Gallade
      • Cresselia (with Grass Knot attack)
      • Mega Lopunny

      Pokemon Go Shining Pearl Field Research Tasks

      • Field Research Task Encounters
        • Catch 2 Chimchar for red hat Chimchar encounter
        • Catch 2 Piplup for red hat Piplup encounter
        • Catch 2 Trutwig for red hat Turtwig encounter
        • Trade a pokemon for Burmy (Plant / Trash Cloak) encounter
        • Win a raid for Larvitar encounter
        • Win a level 3 or higher raid for Cranidos encounter

        Pokemon Go Brilliant Diamond event — Part 1

        Part one of the event kicked off on Tuesday, November 16 and wrapped up today, November 18 at 10am local time.

        Wild encounters

        Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup wearing red Sinnoh hats appeared in the wild.

        Their white Sinnoh hat-wearing variants were available in Field Research encounters. Shiny variants were also available to encounter.

        Other wild pokemon encounters that had a more frequent chance of appearing included:

        • Seel
        • Murkrow
        • Poochyena
        • Aron
        • Bidoof
        • Kricketot
        • Buneary
        • Stunky
        • Scyther
        • Larvitar
        • Burmy (Plant Cloak)
        • Buizel

        Raid pokemon