Pokemon Shining Pearl is currently reduced to just $30 at multiple retailers, including Amazon, GameStop, and Best buy. The 50% discount is the best deal we’ve seen on the Pokemon Gen 4 Remake since it launched last November. In a somewhat surprising move, only Shining Pearl is reduced to $30; Brilliant Diamond is available for $50. Typically, Pokemon game pairs get the same deals, so this particular promotion is a little odd.
Still, you’re unlikely to find a better deal on Pokemon Shining Pearl anytime soon – or maybe ever, given how Pokemon games tend to retain their value years after release. If you already have Brilliant Diamond, now is your chance to get Pearl and catch the version-specific Pokemon. The Shining Pearl would also make a great gift at this price, and Father’s Day is right around the corner.
Pokemon Shining Pearl brings players back to the Sinnoh region for a traditional Pokemon adventure. The Switch-exclusive remake features an adorable chibi art style that blends quite well with the overall feel of the Pearl/Diamond storyline.
It scored a 7/10 in our Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl review. “Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl retain enough classic elements to feel like a cozy nostalgia trip, while smoothing out enough rough edges that they feel relatively contemporary with other recent Pokemon games,” wrote the critic Steve Watts. “It can’t be easy for a legendary franchise to pay homage to its heritage while modernizing in this way, but Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl strike the right balance. It’s the classic Pokémon you remember, without most little inconveniences that you’ve forgotten.”
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