How to play Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl early

We want what those playthrough trainers have.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is just a day away but sometimes we’re too excited to wait. Besides, by now you’re probably seeing a ton of screenshots of people in their four or fifth gym online. Therefore, this begs the question: is there anyway to game both games before it’s released?

Can I play Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl early?

Unfortunately, the answer is no.

Related: Will Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have Mega Evolution?

If you see walkthroughs on YouTube or screenshots on Twitter, it’s because some people had their physical copies shipped early. Unless your case is the same, there’s no official way to play the game early.

There are ROMs circulating since the game has been out for a week. However, don’t download them. Beyond the illegal practice, these ROMs usually contain a ton of bloatware and malware that can damage your PC.

For those who pre-ordered digital copies, you can download the game right now. And once it hits midnight on Nov. 19 in your region, you’ll be able to load the game without waiting an extra hour or so.

For more help with Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, we at Pro Game Guides have you covered.

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Hi! My name's Bianca, and I'm a huge fan of JRPGs, party games, and elaborate visual novels. I grew up playing on consoles, so that's my main gaming platform—though I've recently built a PC to expand my library. I spend my free time anonymously posting theories online. You can listen to me sob on Twitter @friskbee!
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