It’s Pokémon week and as we approach the official 2022 Pokémon Day – there’s Pokémon news all over the place. This time around it’s a software update for Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl the great remakes we got late last year (you can check out our review here). The Ver. 1.2.0 update includes a few features, however, the addition of Colosseum battles and extra players available in the Union Rooms are probably the most requested.
Here’s a full breakdown of the release (as per Nintendo’s official page):
Software Update Ver. 1.2.0
- 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. 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.