Pokemon Diamond & Pearl remake details 'leaked' with release date

Pokemon Diamond & Pearl remake details ‘leaked’ with release date

Published: 7/Sep/2020 12:51

by David Purcell


Pokemon Diamond and Pearl could soon be getting a remake with some details having potentially been leaked already. It’s being touted for a 2021 release, meaning players could soon return to the Sinnoh region. 

The game’s online community have been calling for a remake for several titles in recent times. The release of Omega Ruby and Sapphire in 2014 leaves the door wide open to the possibility as well. In fact, there has been speculation about a Diamond and Pearl remake for quite some time now.


Well, that’s if you believe one of the latest apparent leaks.

Two titles will reportedly be released next year by Game Freak, and they will be called ‘Max Diamond and Pearl” – according to information discussed during a YouTube video from content creator RuffledRowlit.

Dialga and Palkia
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Palkia and Dialga were the cover stars for the Sinnoh region games, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.

Pokemon Sinnoh region remake potentially leaked

The YouTuber is not the source of the material, as it was posted anonymously online, although it does show everything included.

It states that Game Freak have had this in the works for some time now, and are working towards a provisional release date of November 2021. Trainers have the Crown Tundra DLC to look forward to at the end of 2020, so from a launch date standpoint, it appears to be not out of the question.

There is no way of validating if the material in the leak is accurate, though, so do take it all with a pinch of salt. The leaker does claim to be close with a Game Freak source, with a friend apparently working on code for the developer’s projects.


Leak shown at 5:57 in the video below.

Leaked GMAX Pokemon

A release date and name of the potential project isn’t the only bit of information in the leak, however.

There is also a list of Gigantamax Pokemon that may feature in Max Diamond and Max Pearl, according to the source. It states that the following will be included:

  • Luxray
  • Mismagius
  • Garchomp
  • Claydol
  • Mantine
  • Dragalge
  • Torterra
  • Infernape
  • Empoleon
  • Floatzel
Torterra Pokemon Go
Torterra is among the leaked GMAX list.

Again, whether or not this is accurate remains to be seen, but one thing we would say it that it’s a pretty solid list. Should the leaked project come to fruition with those GMAX forms, not many would be disappointed.

Stick with us @PokemonSwordNS for more leaks, news, guides, and more. For now, this one is merely speculation.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

Snivy Pokemon Go
Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.