Publication date of the original Japanese article: 2021-12-02 11:39 (JST)
Translated by. Nick Mosier
On December 1, Nintendo released a new Ver.1.1.2 update for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. According to their official patch notes, the update fixes, “some issues that would prevent the game from progressing under certain circumstances.” The update also says, “Some issues have also been fixed for more pleasant gameplay.”
The previous Ver.1.1.0 update added more communication functionality and post-Hall of Fame features, as well as more in-game movies and animations according to the detailed patch notes. After that, Ver.1.1.1 was released, which they say optimized elements that were added in the previous version. But in contrast to that, the patch notes for this latest update don’t include much information about what actually changed.
A number of bugs have been reported in Pokémon BDSP, including some progression stopping softlocking issues. One issue for example is when selecting the move Fly. Some players are saying if you enter a building while selecting a destination on the map, the game won’t accept any inputs besides movement, softlocking the game. There have also been reports of another issue where the screen will go black in the Great Marsh under certain conditions, and the game won’t accept any inputs.
And then there are the reports of softlocking bugs at gyms. In the Pastoria City gym, players that have turned off their games without saving have found themselves stuck underwater and unable to get out when starting from the game’s autosave.
There have also been reports of players falling off the gears in the Sunnyshore City gym and being unable to leave and players getting stuck in the Snowpoint City gym when moving between the snowballs. Players have also reported message windows not going away in the Grand Underground, and conversely, message windows not appearing in battle and halting progression.
As for which bugs were fixed with this update, it’s currently unclear. But among the numerous bug reports, they are likely prioritizing the serious ones that would leave players unable to progress in the game. However, some players will likely be looking further into which issues were actually resolved. Hopefully the game continues to become more stable as updates are released. Check here if you would like to reference the official patch notes.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is currently available for the Nintendo Switch.