Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl Remake ‘Solves’ Fire-Type Scarcity

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Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl Remake: When they were originally released for the Nintendo DS in 2006, Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl made the initial little monster’s dilemma even more difficult. After all, in case players didn’t start their adventures with the likeable Chimchar, there was only Ponyta as another fire-type option throughout the rest of the game.

Today (19), with the release of the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl remakes, the Pokémon Company found a way to “fix” the problem of scarcity of fire-type monsters. It is now possible to explore a new underground area where players can capture pocket monsters of many different elemental types.

In this new area, called Underground, players can not only enjoy the dowsing mini-game, but it is also possible to visit biomes where different Pokémon that are not part of Sinnoh’s Pokédex can be found.

For example, a cave biome will have many more rock-type Pokémon, while an aquatic area will be mostly inhabited by little water-type monsters. And that’s when the producer found the solution to the lack of fire animals.

By locating the “volcanic” biome, players can encounter little monsters like Charmander and Magby, for example. To try to capture them, players must hunt them down in the orange Underground area.

So, with this “solution”, players can take some of the pressure off and quietly choose Piplup or Turtwig as their first companions on the Sinnoh continent adventure.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch.