Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Remakes Just Won a ‘Global Award’

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At Tokyo Game Show 2022 today, the winners of the Japan Game Awards were announced. One winner, in particular, that seems to be getting people talking on social media is the 2021 Switch title Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Not only did it win the “Best Selling Award”, but it was also recognized as the best Japanese game release in the world. While the sales price isn’t all that surprising, many online trainers are apparently confused (and a bit frustrated) about how the remakes won the “worldwide” prize.

Here’s how some Pokémon fans are reacting to the latest news online:

Pokémon Legends: Arceus ended up winning an ‘Award of Excellence’, Kirby also got some love and Bandai Namco’s hit Ring of Elden won the main prize. Here’s the recap (via NintendoSoup):


・Resident Evil Village
・Children of heaven spin the stars
・ Tales of ARISE
・LOST JUDGMENT: Unjudged Memories
・Final Fantasy XIV: Akatsuki Finale
・Pokémon Legends: Arceus
・Forbidden Horizon West
・Ghostwire: Tokyo
・Kirby and the Forgotten Land

  • World Prize in Japanese Work Category

Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl

  • Global Award category international work

・Call of Duty: Vanguard

Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl


What do you think of the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes winning these awards at the Japan Game Awards? Did you enjoy these titles yourself? What about the other winners on this list? Leave your thoughts below.

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