You can catch the mythical Pokemon Darkrai in Pokemon Legends if you’ve played Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl.

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In addition to advance purchase bonus you get if you buy the game before May 9th, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is offering some freebies for dedicated Pokemon fans. Players who have save data for other Nintendo Switch Pokemon games like Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will receive a few extra rewards in Pokemon Legends, including the chance to catch Mythical Pokemon. Here are all the bonuses and how to claim them.

Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl Pokemon Bonuses

If you have played Pokemon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl, you will be able to receive two special bonuses in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

First, you’ll get a Modern Team Galactic uniform for your character. You can pick up the outfit from the Clothier in Jubilife Village after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team, about an hour into the game.


Players with Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl save data will receive a special clothing set based on Team Galactic’s modern uniform.

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On top of that, you’ll be able to jump into an exclusive request to catch the mythical Pokemon Darkrai. This request will become available once you have completed the main story and watched the end credits of the game.

Bonus Pokémon Sword and Shield

You will be able to claim two different bonuses if you played Pokemon Sword or Shield.

First, you will receive a special kimono inspired by the mythical Pokémon Shaymin. As with the Modern Team Galactic uniform, you can pick up the outfit from the Clothier anytime after joining the Galaxy Expedition team.


Players with Pokemon Sword or Shield save data can claim a special Shaymin Kimono set.

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Additionally, you will be able to engage in an exclusive request to catch Shaymin. As requested by Darkrai, this mission will become available after beating the game’s main story and watching the end credits.

Bonus Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Eevee

If you played Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu or Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee, you will receive a Pikachu mask and an Eevee mask for your trainer. You can claim the masks from the draper after joining the Galaxy Expedition team.


You’ll get Pikachu and Eevee masks in Pokemon Legends if you’ve played either Let’s Go game.

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus launched for Nintendo Switch on January 28. As mentioned, anyone who picks up a copy before May 9 will receive an additional bonus: a Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set and a Baneful Fox Mask. You can read more about the game in our overview at everything you need to know about Pokemon Legends.