Pokémon Sensible Diamond and Shining Pearl are, largely, very devoted remakes of the unique Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. However one somewhat-hidden little bit of further content material may very properly be teasing some lore for Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
In case you recall the Canalave Library from the unique video games, it is filled with books that relate to the myths and legends of the Sinnoh area. There are a selection of tales referencing legendary Pokémon like Arceus, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Giratina, Palkia, Dialga, and others. There are even a couple of unusual tales that appear to substantiate folks, no less than at one level, ate Pokémon, and one other that means Pokémon had been as soon as indistinguishable from people.
For probably the most half, all of those texts are recreated of their authentic translations once more in Sensible Diamond and Shining Pearl, other than one line within the “Sinnoh Delusion” story that seems to have been adjusted for readability. Nonetheless, there’s a completely new story hidden on the second flooring of the library that wasn’t there within the authentic video games.
Pokemon Sensible Diamond and Shining Pearl New Canalave Library Textual content
Entitled “The Sea’s Legend,” the flavour textual content states that the ebook “was solely just lately found and its historic letters had been decoded.” It reads as follows:
As soon as upon a time within the East Sea, there was a Pokémon often known as the prince. A courageous human requested Pokémon residing within the sea to allow them to see the prince. Mantyke, Buizel, and a Quilfish with large spikes acknowledged the human’s bravery and joined them. Collectively, they set off in a ship over the sunset-streaked sea, crusing by means of the ocean gate stretched over the waves. Information of this reached the ears of the prince, who went to satisfy the courageous little get together on the Seaside Hole.
The story ends abruptly there, nevertheless it’s solely attainable that this unusual story — which doesn’t seem to hyperlink to something particular in Sensible Diamond and Shining Pearl — is teasing one thing about Pokémon Legends: Arceus. For one, there isn’t any recognized location within the Pokémon video games to date referred to as the Seaside Hole, nor does it appear to correspond to something at present in Sensible Diamond or Shining Pearl.
As for the “prince,” it is attainable this might consult with Manaphy, who within the movie Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea is named the “prince of the ocean.” The plot of the movie includes the heroes returning a Manaphy egg to a Sea Temple, the place an merchandise referred to as the Sea Crown is stored. Sometimes, anime plots do not cross over a lot into the principle video games (Pokémon Yellow apart) however this might no less than trace at who this mysterious “prince” may be. Whereas Manaphy does seem in Sensible Diamond and Shining Pearl, it is solely as a Thriller Present and with none plot tied to it or secret areas.
It is also value noting that the overview embargo for Sensible Diamond and Shining Pearl explicitly forbade mentioning any of the contents of the books within the Canalave Library. On condition that that is the one important change to the books from the originals, evidently this new ebook was no less than an essential sufficient addition or spoiler that Recreation Freak needed to maintain below wraps forward of launch.
We cannot know precisely what this refers to till Pokémon Legends: Arceus drops subsequent yr on January 28, although we have already heard plenty of tidbits about its new “noble” Pokémon, its Monster Hunter-like world, and a few creepy trying “discovered footage” fashion teases. Within the meantime, Sensible Diamond and Shining Pearl are nonetheless worthy remakes for his or her devoted recreation of Sinnoh and a time when Pokémon was a bit more difficult.
Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. You could find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.