Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: Faster hatch rates, more encounters, and Diamond Dust in Snowpoint City
The Pokemon games Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were released at the end of last year. Many gamers had been hoping for remakes of gen four games for a long time. Their appearance also marked the end of Pokemon’s 25th-anniversary celebrations.
Unless you count Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which will be released on January 28, 2022, as part of that umbrella.
The introduction of the BDSP, however, was disappointing, as has been the case with remakes and remasters with November 2021 release dates. On release day, the games were so riddled with problems that speedrunners were able to complete them in less than 20 minutes.
Not to mention the cloning errors and other issues that plagued the first day, and for several days afterward. On the plus side, most of the bugs have been fixed, and if you’re playing the games right now, you’re probably wondering what all the fuss was about.
Especially now, with greater proof that the BDSP is faithful remakes of the original games. On some days in Diamond and Pearl, the chances of seeing Pokemon and the speed at which an egg hatches were either raised or decreased. That mechanic has been improved and included in the remakes, as Serebii has pointed out.
Trainers are now guaranteed both an encounter and a hatch rate bump, rather than a 50/50 chance that they will drop.
If you notice that you’re seeing more Pokemon on certain days in BDSP, this is a rather typical occurrence. Today is the fourth day of the year 2022. Hatch rate enhancements, on the other hand, are a little more uncommon. It’s the first of the year, and the next one won’t be until February 14. If you have eggs to hatch, turn on your Switch and do so right now.
Today is one of the days when you can locate Diamond Dust in Snowpoint City, in addition to encounter and hatch rate increases. This is also a good time to remind BDSP players that they still have time to claim their free Manaphy egg.
To acquire your egg, simply go to Mystery Gift and then Get Via Internet by February 21, 2022. Do it now so you may take advantage of the increased hatch rate to get your Manaphy even faster.