Pokémon BDSP Player’s Journey Recreated in TV Show Art Style


An amazing Pokémon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl artwork shows a trainer’s unique journey with Piplup through the Sinnoh region.

An incredibly artistic fan has transformed their Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl experience in beautiful illustrations. 2021 titles serve as modern remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pearlwhich were both originally published in 2006. The links between Pokemon BDSP and Legends: Arceus also pair the remakes with the franchise’s latest installment, creating an even deeper monster-collecting universe to explore.

Although they introduce modern graphics, Pokemon BDSP otherwise serve as faithful replicas of the original Diamond and Pearl. The gameplay is essentially identical, and the story of both games remains largely the same across all versions. Both titles task players with exploring and capturing Pokémon in the Sinnoh region, which is also featured in Pokemon Legends: Arceus like the ancient Hisui region. Pokemon BDSP and Legends: Arceus therefore share many subtle links, with Jubilife Village of Arceus ends up becoming BDSP Jubilee City among other details. Pokemon BDSP even added Arceus in a post-launch update, further strengthening the bond between the two projects by allowing players to hunt down the Alpha Pokémon.


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To commemorate their journey through the Sinnoh region, Reddit user ANDZL transformed Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl in a series of animated images. The style is strongly reminiscent of the long term Pokemon animated series, except Ash Ketchum is replaced by ANDZL’s player character. The Adventurer Coach can be seen taking a nap next to Piplup, doing a terrifying aerial ride on Charizard, and getting electrocuted by Minun. The adorable and moving journey through Pokemon BDSP naturally ends with ANDZL taking its rightful place as the new Pokémon champion, with its ever-present sidekick Piplup in tow.

While Pokemon BDSP launched last year, developer ILCA continues to expand the adventure through post-launch updates. the Pokemon BDSP Global Wonder Station has just been added to the games, with the new location allowing players to trade Pokemon with strangers online. While the games already allowed players access to a Global Union room, which allows trainers to trade Pokémon wirelessly using link codes, access to the Global Wonder Station was blocked by a non-player character. Now that this character has finally moved, random trainers can come together online to help each other through the pocket monster trade.

Pokemon BDSP lets players embark on an epic monster-collecting journey, and ANDZL has captured every memorable step in awesome artwork. The style perfectly imitates the beloved Pokemon anime, while reflecting the creator’s unique experience of exploring Sinnoh. Despite a few moments of great danger, ANDZL always had Piplup as a steadfast partner by his side.

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Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl is available on Nintendo Switch.

Source: ANDZL/Reddit

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