The Switch Lite Dialga and Palkia Edition is available now, following its reveal in a Pokémon Presents livestream in August.
It release comes two weeks before the November 19 release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, the remakes of the 2006 DS games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
- UK: Buy Switch Lite Dialga & Palkia Edition from Amazon UK (£199.99)
- UK: Buy Switch Lite Dialga & Palkia Edition from Game UK (£199.99)
- US: Buy Switch Lite Dialga & Palkia Edition from Walmart ($199.99)
- US: Buy Switch Lite Dialga & Palkia Edition from Best Buy ($199.99)
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl - trailer
“This special Nintendo Switch Lite is dressed up with art of the Legendary Pokémon Dialga & Palkia, bringing to mind a special Nintendo DS Lite Onyx Dialga & Palkia Edition that was released back in 2006 to align with the original game’s launch,” said Pokémon Company chief operating officer Takato Utsunomiya.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are being developed by ILCA, which also worked on Pokémon Home. The project is being directed by Yuichi Ueda of ILCA and Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda, who was the director of the original DS releases.
The games take place in the Sinnoh region and the three starter Pokémon available to players are Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup.
The Pokémon Company released a Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl trailer during the same presentation, showing off several new features being introduced in the remakes.
It also offered a new look at Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Game Freak‘s open-world action RPG scheduled for release in January 2022.