Pokemon Diamond & Pearl players lose Master Ball due to Joy-Con drift

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl players’ game was ruined after their Nintendo Switch controller caused them to lose their Master Ball.

Each Pokemon generation, there are horror stories of game players being trapped by an unexpected failure, from the Trainer accidentally running away from a rare Shiny to knocking down a Legendary one by mistake.

A Pokemon Shining Diamonds & Shining Pearls players find themselves in an unpleasant situation when their play is interrupted by the famous drift of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con. Hardware problems put fans using their Master Ball at the worst possible time.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl main character next to Master Ball
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A BDSP Pokemon that has lost its Master Ball due to a Joy-Con drift.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl players lose Master Ball because Joy-Con drifts

Pokemon YouTuber’WeedleTwineedle‘ was playing through the remake of Sinnoh Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl when an infamous hardware glitch caused them to use their Master Ball by mistake.

The content creator uploaded a video of the tragic moment on Twitter and exclaimed “F**k joycon drift LOL.” In the clip, the unlucky creator can be seen trying to catch a wheeze when things suddenly go awry.

After explicitly selecting a Luxury Ball, the Trainer’s controller will automatically switch to Master Ball instead at the last second, causing the coveted item to go to waste in the Kanto Poison type.

The tweet immediately went viral as other Pokemon players reacted in horror. Many fans empathized with the Youtuber and responded with their own horror stories.

“I know that feeling, the Joy-Con drifting got me a dead Pokemon in Nuzlocke by making me use the wrong moves,” one user wrote. Another exclaimed, “This hurts me so much I can’t explain it.”

One comment simply replied, “OMG. Hopefully you were able to reset without losing too much game! ”

Pokemon Fans React To BDSP Players Losing Master Ball

Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch in 2017, players have reported problems with the console’s controller lag. Famously dubbed ‘Joy-Con drift’, the hardware problem has become so widespread that Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has had to apologize to consumers for the problem.

Incredibly, this isn’t the first time a Pokemon fan has suffered due to hardware failure. In 2020, a Sword & Shield player also lost the Master Ball due to controller malfunction. Who knows, the glitch could happen again when Pokemon Legends Arceus releases on January 28.

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Mike Fahey

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