As with any game on the Nintendo Switch, you really want to be able to game with friends. You might also want to game on the go. And what’s a more perfect candidate for on-the-go gaming than okémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can even go online through NSO and get access to a ton of options.
To play online or do trading, visit Secret Bases in the Grand Underground in-game. Doing it this way, you unlock the full suite of multiplayer options. Players can go online in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl to trade, battle in PVP and more.
You will need NSO (Nintendo Switch Online) to access this stuff. Good news though, you can just go with the basic variant. You don’t need the NSO Expansion Pack to access online in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. So go out and buy that $35 family pass with a few friends who want to play, and then put yourselves on that same account. That way, you can all play together. You can get up to eight users on one family plan, so it’s an easy way to share the cost with a few friends or family.
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.