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How to Walk with Pokemon & Make Them Follow You in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

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How to Walk with Pokemon & Make Them Follow You in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

The Pokemon Company’s latest games are remakes of two beloved classics. In terms of gameplay, the experience is likely to feel familiar to returning players, but they have been updated with a new art style and quality of life improvements that bring them closer in line with the franchise’s more modern offerings. That includes one adorable feature that many avid fans will be pleased to see. Here’s everything you need to know about whether Pokemon follow you in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Do Pokemon Follow You in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl? Answered

As you might have already deduced from the introduction, yes, Pokemon do follow you about in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Of course, anybody who played the original games will remember this was actually a feature in those too. The difference being, however, that wherein the originals you were only able to visibly see your Pokemon trailing you in specific areas, in the remakes they are always following you.

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How to Walk With Pokemon in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

However, this won’t actually occur from the very start of the game. To walk with your Pokemon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shiny Pearl, you’ll need to play through the game until you reach Hearthome City; specifically, Amity Square. There you’ll find a park where trainers can “stroll peacefully with their pokemon.” Speak with the NPC at the desk when you arrive and they will explain that you can walk with your Pokemon before allowing you to choose which one.

Again, this is exactly the same as the original except this time you aren’t restricted to visibly seeing them follow you in the park. They now follow you everywhere!

After this, you can have any Pokemon in your party following you by pressing X, going to Pokemon, pressing A on the Pokemon you want to follow you and then selecting ‘Walk Together.’

That should give you everything you need to know about how to get Pokemon to follow you in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. For more useful tips and guides on the game, be sure to check out our guide wiki. You should also see some related content below that may prove helpful.

As always, if you have a question about a specific topic not answered anywhere on the site, do feel free to reach out in the comment section below and we’ll do our best to lend a hand.

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