Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are now available for the Nintendo Switch, allowing players to return to the classic adventures previously found on the handheld Nintendo DS. While these remakes retain many of the same aspects that made the original games so much fun, they also make several improvements, such as upgrading the Pokedex.
Seen throughout many games in the Pokemon series, the Pokedex is a feature that allows players to access a variety of information about their Pokemon. From giving a several-sentence description of each Pokemon in a respective game to displaying information about the different habitats, these digital encyclopedias are a wealth of knowledge for trainers. Recently, one player found out about a neat feature present in the remake version of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
In a post on Reddit, a user known as xSPiTEx shared a video of a discovery they made regarding the Pokedex in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. While playing the remakes, they realized that the Pokedex included an unusual function called Weight Check. This odd feature contained a scale that let players compare the weights of different Pokemon and even their trainers. In the Reddit clip, xSPiTEx showed it in action.
First, they decided to compare the weight of their trainer against that of a Metapod. Not much happened, considering the Metapod was considerably lighter than the trainer. The player then dropped a much heavier Metang on the scale. The impact of the Pokemon sent the trainer into the clouds. However, the testing wasn’t complete until after xSPiTEx tried a Metagross on the scale. The results of the test were surprisingly humorous. The impact of the enormous creature on the scale launched the trainer into outer space.
This intriguing feature found in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl piqued the interest of the Pokemon community on Reddit. With over 18,000 upvotes in only a couple of days, many were as surprised as xSPiTEx to see the function get an update in the remakes. Unsurprisingly, numerous fans began suggesting other types of Pokemon to weigh, with the Groudon being a popular pick. According to some players, this Weight Check function was available in the original games on the Nintendo DS. However, a Redditor noted that the feature had been significantly improved for the remakes.
It’s exciting to see unusual features, such as this Weight Check, be discovered by members of the Pokemon community. Besides this function, it will be interesting to see if other out-of-the-way features are waiting to be uncovered by fans in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are available now for the Nintendo Switch.