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Where To Buy The New Pokémon Switch Lite

Updated: Jan 20, 2023

Get your hands on this nostalgic design

In 2007, one of Pokémon’s most celebrated releases hit the shelves. Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl have remained fan favorites since they debuted all those years ago, and now they’re set to be revamped – with a special edition Switch Lite made to mark the occasion.

Aptly renamed Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the games will see old and new features combined to create a brand new experience for players. Set for release on Nov. 19, 2021, the games will be accompanied by a Nintendo Switch Lite themed around the game’s legendary Pokémon, Dialga and Palkia.

In a matte onyx finish alongside a silver Dialga and gold Palkia design on the back, the design of special edition Switch Lite is a direct callback to Nintendo’s release of a similar DS Lite to celebrate the original Diamond and Pearl’s release. There are some slight difference – the DS Lite featured a gloss black finish, the Dialga and Palkia designs were on the front, and it also came with a carry case decorated with the same artwork – but the similarities are more than enough to spark feelings of nostalgia for Pokémon trainers.

However, much like the Sword and Shield Switch Lite that came out in 2019, the console does not come bundled with Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl – you’ll have to purchase the games separately. They’re available for pre-order on the Nintendo Store, Nintendo eShop, Amazon, Target, and Best Buy, either in a dual pack for £99 or singularly for £49.99. They’re a little cheaper on Smyths Toys, with the dual pack listed at £89.99 and the single games at £44.99. Pokemon Company.

If you pre-order the single games through Nintendo or Smyths Toys, you’ll also receive an adorable figurine of Dialga or Palkia, depending on which version you choose; for avid collectors, it may be worth ordering the games individually to make sure you score both. After all, you gotta catch ‘em all.

Source: Bustle by Sophie McEvoy (Adapted)

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