Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl update 1.1.3 early patch notes

Dawn with Piplup in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl with update 1.1.3 text belowNintendo / Dexerto

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl update 1.1.3 has dropped on December 21, and is now available for download on all Nintendo Switch consoles. If you’re looking for a list of all the changes, we’ve got you covered with the patch notes from the latest update to the popular remakes.

Three weeks on from the 1.1.2 update, Nintendo has shipped a small patch to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl just before Christmas.

The December 21 update, numbered update 1.1.3, has some pretty inconclusive patch notes from Nintendo officially. However, players are slowly uncovering the full list of changes ⁠— and that includes us here at Dexerto.

Article continues after ad

What’s changed in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl update 1.1.3?

The 3GB update 1.1.3 for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl doesn’t have the most comprehensive list of changes: Nintendo has simply told trainers they have “fixed some issues for more pleasant gameplay.” However, exactly what issues are being uncovered by trainers.

Dawn surrounded by Pokemon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining PearlThe Pokemon Company / Game Freak
Trainers can expect “more pleasant gameplay” after Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl update 1.1.3.

Pokemon’s official Japanese website lists a longer list of changes. This includes increasing the number of people who can play in the Union Room, although this exact change will be properly shipped at a later date.

The Global Wonder Station is also nearing completion, with players soon being able to pass the NPC in Jubilife City and access Wonder Trades for the first time in the remake.

Article continues after ad

Players have noted Nintendo has changed the “repel wearing off” text in-game, now mentioning the effect expiring. Game8 also uncovered a glitch players could use to encounter Shaymin early on Route 224 has been patched out.

We will confirm this info as soon as possible.

shaymin in pokemon bdspThe Pokemon Company / ILCA
A glitch letting players encounter Shaymin (left) early has been patched out of the remakes in update 1.1.3.

To update your game, press + on the application while on your Nintendo Switch home page. You’ll have to then check for a Software Update, and it should start installing.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl update 1.1.3 patch notes

  • Fixed some issues for more pleasant gameplay.

These notes are currently being updated.

For more Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl content, be sure to check our guides below.

All Rare Candy locations | Where to find Cresselia | How to get the National Pokedex | Best starter to pick | Beating all Gym Leaders | How to get all Sinnoh starters | Best ways to make money | How to unlock Mystery Gifts | How to get Eevee | How to get Leafeon | How to get Glaceon | How to get Umbreon & Espeon | Where to catch Spiritomb | How to get Riolu & Lucario | Where to find Gible & Garchomp | How to unlock the Bike | All trade evolutions

Article continues after ad