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Returning from past games in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl is the ability for players to customize their trainers with brand new outfits. Character customization has been a feature in the core series of games since Pokémon Sun & Moon first allowed players to change their trainer's outfit. Different styles allow for an added layer of customization in a game series that has always been built around players being able to customize and build their teams.

The long-awaited remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl have added lots of new content, from massive changes to how the Underground areas of Sinnoh work, to the addition of new Pokémon absent from the original games. A major addition to the games has been the ability for players to customize their characters. At character creation, players now no longer just choose between playing as the boy or girl character - they get to choose from a variety of different hair colors and skin tones to allow for a more personalized experience. Upon reaching Veilstone City, home of the third Pokémon gym, players gain the option to purchase and change into new outfits at the Metronome Style Shop, which replaces the Game Corner from the original games. This is the only location where outfits can be purchased and swapped.

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Clothing customization affects all aspects of the character aesthetically. The outfit appears on the character in the overworld, in battles, in cutscenes, and even in the Grand Underground. Unlike previous games, which had the ability to mix and match different clothing items when creating an outfit, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl simplify character customization by making each outfit a single clothing set with no mixing and matching. As a result, players wishing to customize their trainers into the cutest possible outfits won't be able to combine items from various clothing sets, and will need to pick the sets that are the absolute cutest to them.

With winter fast approaching and spring not too long after, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl players won't need to look far to find outfits that match the feelings these seasons bring. The Winter Style set has an undeniable coziness to it, complete with earmuffs, woolly hats, coats, and turtleneck sweaters. This set is a must-have during the wintry months, letting the characters match the real-world seasons, as well as any ice-type Pokémon in their team.

Similarly, the Spring Style set will allow for players to bring the springtime weather into their games and the outfits that go with those feelings. Complete with lighter hats, light jackets, pink sweaters, and a pair of shorts or a short skirt, the Spring Style set is an adorable pick not only for the spring but year-round, thanks to its stylish yet comfy looks that fit right in with outfits seen in previous Pokémon protagonists. Players may wish to hold off on the Spring Style for now though, if they wish to emulate the aesthetic of the winter months.

Completing the trio is the Summer Style, one of Pokémon BDSP's outfits unlocked after defeating the Elite Four. This style features shorts, a bare head for men and a festive summer hat for women, and color schemes that fit perfectly for any beachgoing trainers and lovers of summer. Again though, these may be best saved for when the months are a bit warmer.

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee marked the first time players got to experience the franchise on Nintendo Switch, and saw them return to the Kanto region reminiscent of Pokémon Yellow. Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl pay tribute to these games with outfits based on the titular Pokémon that were featured in them. The adorable Pikachu Hoodie style features a comfy-looking baggy hoodie, as well as lacking a hat, much like at the beginning of the game. Matching this is the delightful Eevee Jacket style. This style features a black Letterman-style jacket with Eevee imagery adorning it. The hats may even reference Eevee's colors, with the men's hat being brown for regular Eevee, and the women's hat being grey for shiny Eevee Pokémon.

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A ghostly, gothic alternative to the Eevee Jacket style comes in the form of the Gengar Jacket style. This outfit is largely the same as the Eevee Jacket in the Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remakes, but features Gengar imagery instead, as well as having a striking purple color for the jacket and black undershirts instead. Whether a Gengar superfan or not, the shade of purple is a desirable look for any trainers seeking to customize their wardrobe.

Pokémon breeding is a popular pastime for many players. Whether it's being done for the sake of breeding perfect Pokémon for competitive battling, breeding for a shiny Pokémon, or simply breeding some extras to trade with friends, it's a component of the game with plenty of uses. The popularity of Pokémon breeding may have also inspired the creation of the Overalls Style outfit in the game. Reminiscent of the in-game Trainer class of Pokémon Breeder, these outfits in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl put the trainer into a pair of overalls and a white undershirt, with male characters getting access to a visor. Not only is this outfit cute, but the perfect ensemble for those passionate about breeding their Pokémon.

The Casual Style of clothing offers an adorably unique style, featuring a headband and athletic shirt for male characters. Female characters will have access to a baseball cap and a yellow jacket over a sporty white dress. These styles, as the name implies, are casual, comfortable-looking outfits, perfect for the trainers as they traverse Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl's vast Sinnoh region. They're also perfect for providing a splash of color that isn't typically seen in the usual outfits for the Sinnoh protagonists.

Ultimately, the favorite outfits will vary from player to player. Customization may not appeal to some, but the option is a welcome one for many others. More options exist in the game, such as the neon-colored Cyber Style outfits, and the limited-time outfits that are a throwback to the unique outfits worn in Pokémon PlatinumWhether trying to appear tough or cute, players in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl have a wide variety of outfits to personalize their trainers with. The look of the game can stay especially fresh by varying the different outfits trainers wear throughout the journey, as the option to swap outfits is available as soon as players have access to Veilstone City.

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