Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Change Causes Controversy
Earlier today, new details were revealed for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The upcoming Nintendo Switch remake will offer a number of changes from the DS original, including a modern update to EXP. Share. Over the last few Pokemon generations, EXP. Share has automatically distributed experience points to all Pokemon in the party, without any need to equip the item. While the addition makes it easier to level up multiple Pokemon at the same time, some purists have lamented the fact that the option can't be toggled on and off. The change has proven so controversial that it has even led to "EXP. Share" trending on social media!
Some fans hate that this option was altered from the original games, while others are happy to see it included. In the grand scheme of things, it's a fairly minor change to Diamond and Pearl, but one that fans clearly feel strongly about! Are you happy about this change to the upcoming remake? How do you feel about EXP. Share? Let us know in the comments or share your thoughts directly on Twitter at @Marcdachamp to talk all things gaming!
Keep reading to find out what fans are saying about Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl!
Some fans think it makes the game less fun...
looks like EXP Share is trending on twitter and all i got to say is that it sucks, not because it makes the game too easy but because it takes away the need to rotate your monsters (which makes it less fun)
still gonna play the FRICK out of sinnoh though— Jake Sagadraca (@Rebelssbm) October 13, 2021
...while others would just prefer the option.
i dont care about exp share, but some people perfer to have it off and game freak are wrong to make it permanent— AfterlifeSkedaddle | Techno support! 🐷🎗 (@ASkedaddle) October 13, 2021
You can always stick with the OG games on DS.
@Pokemon Well it's official, on release day for Pokemon BDSP im playing this gem. Classic EXP Share, distortion world, Battle Frontier and looks to have more content in general. Downloading events and got a Manaphy egg ready to download pic.twitter.com/byhagde7mX— Smallio Productions (@SmallioPro) October 13, 2021
We're not raising lazy Pokemon, Arceus darn it!
Come on, Pokemon, let us toggle the EXP Share! I understand some people enjoy the ease it brings, but some people want their Pokemon to EARN their levels! Some LIKE the grind! Let us choose! It once worked that way, didn't it?— Loupy Mongoose (@LoupyMongoose) October 13, 2021
Not everyone is upset about it, though.
i think im supposed to let everyone know that i don't care about exp share? right? seems to be what everyone is doing today— ultra beaston slowbroe (@WestonWoe) October 13, 2021
It worked well in previous games.
I was never overleveled during my run of Sword & Shield. I was either on par or underleveled through the whole game. If it wasn't for the EXP candies, my levels would have been even lower. So, I don't really care if the EXP Share is on at all times going forward.— DJ (@imjusthere7731) October 13, 2021
Let's focus on the real issues!
a lot of people mad that the diamond and pearl remakes have always-on exp share and yet ignore the real problem: i cannot put a little bed and a little sink and a little fridge in my little secret base in the underground— javiert (@andimjaviert) October 13, 2021
One thing is for sure: it saves a lot of time!
Why do people complain about EXP Share lmao. Have y'all played the old pokemon games since Sword and Shield? I've barely been able to beat SoulSilver because leveling takes TOO LONG— ◊ Star ४ (@AllyStarleta) October 13, 2021