Character customization options are always really useful in games. They let players feel more like themselves by giving their avatars a more personal look. It can increase player enjoyment, and make them more invested in the game. And, developers can also use the cosmetics and costumes for monetization and seasonal events.
The Pokémon games have always been kind of lacking though, until recently. Sword and Shield really turned the dial to 11 and made it much more engrossing with character customization. And now, the new Switch remake has done something similar. This s guide will explain everything you need to know about customization options in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.
During character creation, after naming your Trainer, you get presented with a few basic options. You can choose gnder and skin tone from one of 8 options. These are a permanent choice, at least in the gender and skin tone department. There is a way to unlock new elements—called styles. When you want to change your appearance in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you need to use those Styles. The outfits and hairstyles aren’t locked at creation, so you can change those anytime.
To be able to change your outfits and hairstyles, you will need to reach Veilstone City. This is fairly deep into the game, but not impossible to reach with some effort. Once you get there, look for Metronome Style Shop. It is located in the southern part of the town. The building has a purple roof. Go inside and peruse the styles you can buy. Spend Pokédollars to unlock a new style. The one major downside is that you can’t mix and match styles. You can only wear them as a complete set once purchased.
You should also stop over and grab the Explorer’s Kit as well. Now that you have unlocked more of the game go out and have fun. And if you want to trade and battle, you can do that too. You don’t need the NSO Expansion Pack to access online in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
And if you’re more of the collector type of Trainer, there’s good news for you too. Nintendo has confirmed upcoming Home support for both the new remakes. That means you can get into the storage expansion offered by Home and store all those Eggs you’re going to be hoarding. It’s a great help, and can’t really be beaten at $16 or so a year.