Pokémon fans are in for a treat as the Nintendo Switch Lite will be getting yet another Pokémon-themed console. The special edition Pokémon Switch Lite will be available to purchase on November 5 and is designed to commemorate the upcoming November releases of Pokémon Brillant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. The Switch also features a very familiar design as the back of the console highlights Dialga and Palkia, similar to the special edition Pokémon-themed Nintendo DS Lite that was released quite some time ago.
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The new Switch Lite features a black base color with gold and silver decals of both Palkia and Dialga on the back. The front of the Switch is plain black with no decals, details, or coloring. Overall, the design of this new special edition Switch is very simple, but its simplicity and modernized look make Palkia and Dialga stand out even more. Even fans of the company have noted that although the console features only two main decal designs, it is worth the buy all because of the nostalgia element this special edition gives them as it pays homage to the original 2008 Nintendo DS Lite design.
The first Pokémon-themed Nintendo Switch Lite was released with Pokémon Sword and Sheild and went by the name “Zacian and Zamazenta edition.” It was an elegant light grey with cyan and magenta buttons. The design for this one also followed in line with what the company is doing with its latest Switch Lite special edition–no design or decal on the front, while, the back features two of the game’s main characters.