Every thing Introduced At February’s Pokemon Presents
Pokemon Day went full swing on February 27. Because the custom of The Pokemon Firm, they’ve put collectively many bulletins about all of the thrilling developments and updates coming to new and current video games. The 25-minute livestream wasn’t exactly the blockbuster hit some folks predicted. We as an alternative acquired a extra laidback stream, so to talk—Pokemon Presents had been all the time a subdued reel of reports in comparison with the Nintendo Directs we’re used to.
With out additional ado, right here’s an assembled breakdown of what was touched on in the course of the Pokemon Presents livestream.
Pokemon World Championship 2023
The presentation began with saying the dates for the Pokemon World Championship. After its look in London final 12 months, the occasion will happen in Japan for the primary time. Avid gamers can compete within the Pokemon buying and selling card sport, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Pokemon GO, and Pokemon Unite from August 11 to 13 in Pacifico Yokohama.
A key artwork for the occasion was additionally revealed. Drawn in a Japanese fashion, the artwork options Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s starters—Fuecoco, Quaxly, and Sprigatito—alongside Pikachu.
Pokemon Buying and selling Card Sport Traditional
Longtime followers of the Pokemon TCG on-line video games will probably be happy to listen to that The Pokemon Firm introduced a brand new model of the unique Pokemon Buying and selling Card Sport’s Base Set. What we imply by that is that The Pokemon Firm will probably be re-releasing their authentic Pokemon TCG—aka the unique lineup of playing cards—by means of a deluxe package deal designed to be the all-in-one approach to play the cardboard sport.
The corporate plans to disclose extra particulars on the World Championships, however they’ve proven us a style of what’s to return by means of a teaser of what the set will seem like within the broadcast. Pokemon Buying and selling Card Sport Traditional is predicted to launch someday in late 2023; the value has not but been introduced.
That is one I definitely didn’t count on. We’re getting a stop-motion animated sequence referred to as Pokemon Concierge, which will probably be launched on Netflix. There’s not a lot details about the sequence but, but it surely’s slated to increase on the Pokemon universe.
The present takes place at a Pokemon resort the place viewers will comply with the story of Haru and the numerous Pokemon that’ll be visiting. Alongside together with her trusty accomplice, Psyduck, we’ll be in for an authentic story that appears prefer it’ll be comparatively vivid and light-hearted. Fingers crossed that the story will probably be nearly as good because it appears to be like.
Zacian is Coming to Pokemon Unite
The very best boi in Pokemon Sword is formally coming to Pokemon Unite! It’s possible you’ll recall that Zacian is the legendary Pokemon with a sword in its mouth. The brand new fighter may have the Sovereign Sword particular assault to overwhelm opponents.
Pokemon Unite has lately handed 100 million downloads, so it is smart that the Pokemon Firm is continuous its assist for the MOBA due to the massive playerbase. On prime of this, there’s a Boss Rush occasion the place you’ll be able to choose up a gold Zacian increase emblem. To redeem the increase emblem, merely use the reward code ‘POKEMONDAY’ to unlock it.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Starters Are Now in Pokemon Cafe ReMix
The cutesy Pokemon sport—Pokemon Cafe ReMix—is getting a DLC based mostly on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s three starters. That’s proper, Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly are coming to the sport. Nonetheless, remember to get them earlier than they go away since they’ll solely be hanging round till March 16. The three Pokemon can even apparently seem alongside a Paldea-inspired dish.
A particular outfit for Greninja can even be made out there for everybody to redeem to have fun Pokemon Day. The chef outfit will certainly aid you ship extra items to the huge array of consumers within the cafe!
Pokemon Masters EX Will get Six Champions
Six new Pokemon trainers are showing through a rally in Pokemon Masters EX. You have got Stephen from Ruby and Sapphire, Cynthia from Diamond and Pearl, Diantha from X and Y, Iris and Alder from Black and White, and Lance from Pink and Blue. All the champions will probably be out there to accomplice up with.
Moreover that, a number of bulletins relating to the cellular sport had been made, together with occasions for Hop and Zapdos (March 2 to April 9), Marnie and Moltres (February 28 to April 9), and Bede and Articuno (March 4 to April 9). Bonuses are additionally heading to Pokemon Masters EX, corresponding to the possibility to redeem 3,000 without cost and scout as much as 100 sync pairs.
Pokemon Sleep is Official
I actually thought Pokemon Sleep was some form of prank that—whereas it sounds good—received’t grow to be a actuality. Boy, did The Pokemon Firm show me unsuitable once they re-revealed Pokemon Sleep in the course of the livestream. And with a launch window of summer time 2023 in addition!
Pokemon Sleep acquired a full-length trailer within the broadcast (it was arguably one of many longest segments within the showcase). It’s a cellular sport/app that can monitor your sleeping patterns and present you the completely different sleep types of the Pokemon you encounter. And, after all, it’ll reward you for a superb night time’s sleep. The app will measure, analyze, and file your sleep. By doing so, Pokemon who are likely to sleep the identical means as you’ll seem within the sport.
In line with the trailer, Pokemon Sleep goals to show sleeping into leisure. By waking up, you’ll be able to have an effect on the gameplay as you’ll be able to see a wide range of Pokemon each morning, relying on how sporadic your sleep schedule is. It seems like an effective way to experiment with the completely different types of “snoozing” you are able to do. Better of all, it encourages gamers to take action and analysis the completely different sleep cycles of assorted Pokemon.
Pokemon Plus Has Advanced Into Pokemon Go Plus+
The Pokemon Go Plus accent additionally made an look—keep in mind that knickknack? Now, as an alternative of being solely utilized in Pokemon Go, you should utilize it in Pokemon Sleep when the sport releases. Oh, and it’s often called the Pokemon Go Plus+ now, which is like an upgraded model of Pokemon Go Plus.
The small, Pokeball-shaped gadget is the proper gadget to tuck underneath your pillow at night time or carry in a bag within the morning for computerized Pokemon catching in Pokemon Go. It’ll be out there for everybody on July 21, 2023. The Plus+ additionally accommodates a Pikachu who can sing you lullabies as you sleep and turns into friendlier the extra you sleep collectively. It’s an thrilling operate, however what caught my eye is that you should utilize the pocketable gadget for 2 video games. In the event you’re an avid participant of Pokemon Go (and Pokemon Sleep quickly), the Pokemon Go Plus+ is a must-buy.
Updates for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Rather a lot about what we’re getting in Scarlet and Violet within the post-game has been revealed. First off, we’ll be getting Paradox Pokemon. Two have been revealed up to now: Strolling Wake and Iron Leaves. Strolling Wake is basically the pre-historic type of Suicune that’ll seem in Scarlet. In the meantime, Iron Leaves is a futuristic relative of Virizion, who’ll be in Violet.
An replace has already been rolled out the place you may get the 2 Paradox Pokemon by means of Tera Raids. It’s value noting that Strolling Wake and Iron Leaves can solely be caught for a restricted time; you’ve got solely till March 12 to seize them.
Upcoming Expansions for Scarlet and Violet
Then, for the livestream’s remaining trailer, The Pokemon Firm confirmed viewers the upcoming DLC enlargement for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, The Hidden Treasure of Space Zero. Half 1 of the enlargement known as “The Teal Masks,” which is able to launch in fall of 2023. The second half, “The Indigo Disk,” is slated to return out in winter 2023.
For The Teal Masks DLC, you’ll go to the island of Kitakami within the type of a college journey. Then after The Indigo Disk is unlocked, you’ll grow to be an trade pupil at Blueberry Academy. As of at present, now you can pre-order The Hidden Treasure of Space Zero within the Nintendo eShop. Nonetheless, when you nonetheless don’t have the bottom sport, I like to recommend holding out for a potential copy that bundles the DLCs collectively. Since Nintendo gave that remedy to Pokemon Sword and Defend once they launched The Isle of Armor and The Crown of Tundra, they’ll possible repeat this with Scarlet and Violet.
This February’s Pokemon Presents was barely extra lowkey than I anticipated. Whereas we did get all method of bulletins from the TCG, Pokemon video games, and tv sequence, I’d’ve preferred to see them speak about their older titles. As , Nintendo lately launched a library of Sport Boy and Sport Boy Superior video games for his or her Nintendo Swap On-line subscription service. If The Pokemon Firm had been to get in on this and add their older Pokemon video games to NSO, it’d make the livestream extra thrilling. Heck, in the event that they added it to the Swap individually with a small value for every sport (just like the digital console), they’d be printing cash by the truckload. Oh effectively—one can solely dream, I suppose.