Version-exclusive Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Like all the paired games in the Pokémon series, Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl each include Pokémon that cannot be obtained in the alternate version. To obtain Pokémon missing from your version you need to trade with someone who has the opposite version.

As BD/SP appear to be faithful remakes of the originals, we have listed the Pokémon that were version-exclusives in those games for reference. Only the Cranidos/Stunky & Shieldon/Glameow families have been confirmed so far; the rest may be different in the remakes. Of course, we will update this list once the game releases.

Exclusive to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

Exclusive to Pokémon Shining Pearl