In the Sinnoh remakes, Pokémon can travel outside of their Poke Ball. Here’s how to walk with your Pokemon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.
When Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl launches on November 19, 2021, fans will be able to relive Gen IV RPGs for the first time with a host of new upgrades and additions.
A modern mechanic introduced is the ability for ‘mon to walk alongside the player around the world at any time. Below, we’ll explain how the feature works and when Trainers can unlock it in Sinnoh remakes.
How to walk with your Pokemon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
In Pokemon Diamond & Pearl, players could pick up a scroll with their favorite Pokemon after visiting a special park called Amity Square. Unfortunately, the ‘mon had to return to his Poke Ball after leaving the scene.
This is no longer the case in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl as the remakes will allow your partner Pokemon to walk with you for the entire game while exploring the overworld.
Below we will list the steps to unlock the feature:
Reach Hearthome City
Unlike other remakes, the walk feature is NOT unlocked at the start of Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Players must first progress through the story until they reach Hearthome City.
Fortunately, the location can be found quite early in the game as you can access it after beating the second gym of City of Eterna. Players will find Hearthome after traveling Route 208.
Enter Place de l’Amitié
In a nod to the 2006 DS titles, players can unlock the walk feature with Pokemon after visit Amity Square. Unlike the originals, the ability for ‘mon to break out of his Poke Ball is permanent for the rest of the game.
While it would have been nice to have the Mechanic at the start of the game, Studio ILCA asks players to jump into the adventure for a bit before your partner travels alongside you on your journey through Sinnoh.
While there are still details we don’t know about the feature, it looks like the Mechanic is related to your ‘partner’ Pokémon. It will probably be your team’s first Monday.
It could also be like 2019’s Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, where players are allowed to select a specific character to have by their side. In any case, the coaches will be able to choose who they want because there is no limit.