Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl: Arceus and Darkrai arrive

The Pokémon Company has announced the arrival of Arceus and Darkrai in Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl, much to the delight of fans of the series.

The Pokémon Company has announced that Arceus and Darkrai will be added to Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl with a dedicated update. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait who knows how long to get them, since the patch with the new content will be published tomorrow, March 16, 2022.

Below we publish the ways in which you can meet the two new Pokémon:

Encountering Arceus: To be able to meet Arceus in Pokémon Shining Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, you need to download updates (version 1.3.0) and have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save file on the Nintendo Switch console in which you have completed all main missions. Additionally, after entering the Hall of Honor and obtaining the National Pokédex, it will be possible to receive the Sky Flute item in Pokémon Shining Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl. After fulfilling these conditions, players will be able to go to the entrance to the Spear Peak, where they will see the Mythical Pokémon Arceus appear.

Obtain Darkrai: from 06:24 (UTC) of Friday 1 April 2022 to 20:28 (UTC) of Saturday 30 April 2022 it will be possible to receive the Member Card tool as a gift. After obtaining this item, by accessing the Secret Gift feature and selecting the Via Internet option in the game and having met certain conditions (entering the Hall of Honor, receiving the National Pokédex and completing the event in the related game in Cresselia), it will be possible to reach Newmoon Island, where the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai is located.