Pokemon fans are wondering if they can catch Arceus in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Given that Pokemon Legends: Arceus (official website) would be related to the creature’s lore, being able to catch it in BDSP would make a good ad. We will take a look at how to earn Arceus in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl below.
Can you catch Arceus in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?
There isn’t currently any way to catch Arceus in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (although players can get some other mythical Pokemon). That’s no surprise, though, as the creature is not catchable in any of the Pokemon games. Arceus debuted in the original Diamonds and Pearls in Generation IV but can only be obtained through an event. It’s one of the rarest Pokemon as it’s only available through three events and a Global Affiliate Promotion:
- Toys R ‘US: 7-15 November 2009
- Global Link: February 1 to May 1, 2012
- Manest Online Promotion: from December 21, 2015 to January 30, 2016
- Pokemon 20th Anniversary: July 30 to December 31, 2016
That means it’s been more than five years since players had a chance to get Arceus. If we had to guess, Pokemon will return in an upcoming event, possibly to promote Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
However, those lucky enough to trap Arceus years ago may be lucky. Pokemon’s data is reported in-game, so trainers can transfer it to Brilliant Diamonds and Shining Pearls through Pokemon Home* but it’s optional for National Dex). Otherwise, the player is out of luck.
It’s also possible that The Pokemon Company / Game Freak wants to keep Arceus for the upcoming Pokemon Legends: Arceus. We’re not entirely sure what role that Pokemon will play in the plot, but we’re assuming it will include some lore about the creation of Hisui (Sinnoh). This very different game will be completely unlike any other in the series, and Arceus will likely be its central character.
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