Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, remakes of the original Pokemon Diamond and Pearl games, are scheduled to release in late 2021 much to the delight of both old and new Pokemon fans. The remake of Pokemon's fourth generation and the promise of a return to the Sinnoh Region will be a great way to close out the year, and so far, the remake looks like it will do a wonderful job of capturing the look and feel of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. While not everyone is 100% sold on what's been revealed about the game so far, it can't be faulted for not being faithful to the original.
But with any remake, regardless of how faithful it may be, there is always a chance that some fans' favorite elements might not be brought back. On the other end, too many changes will separate the game from what it used to be. There's always a balance that can be a challenge for developers to strike. There are a lot of wonderful features from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl that should be included in the remake, but some change is good, and there's one sadistic character that no one would miss.
In most Pokemon games, players can encounter NPCs who want to trade for specific Pokemon. It can be the perfect opportunity to offload some unneeded Pokemon to get a stronger one, or to get a version from a different region. Trading with NPCs can also be done without an online connection, which is important for players who don't pay for Nintendo's online subscription.
Not having an online subscription wasn't an issue with the original Diamond and Pearl games, because Nintendo didn't start charging for online access until 2018, but it makes a big difference for gamers playing Pokemon on the Nintendo Switch today. It will also impact players playing Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl this year.
In the original Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, trading with NPCs was a wonderful addition to the game. Most of the time, the trades were fair and fun to participate in, especially when a new Pokemon was being offered. However, one NPC took advantage of the situation in a way that made a lot of players extremely unhappy.
Mindy, an NPC in Snowpoint City, is one of the characters players can choose to trade with. When players interact with her, she offers to trade a Haunter for a Medicham. For players who don't have one, acquiring a Medicham is very simple because there are quite a few near Mindy's location. At face value, the trade seems like a fantastic deal for one key reason.
Haunter is a ghost-type Pokemon that evolves into Gengar, but the catch is that Haunter can only evolve through a trade. No matter how strong or leveled-up a player's Haunter is, it will never evolve if it hasn't been traded. Trade evolutions are fun, but they can be difficult for players who don't have the option to connect with others online.
Because of how online gaming has changed, players would have been able to evolve Gengar through trading rather easily. But for a lot of players playing Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, trading with Mindy might be their one chance at adding Gengar to their Pokedex. Even for players who can access online content, trading with an NPC takes away the hassle of finding someone to connect with and negotiating a trade.
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