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Pokemon Presents: ALOT OF STUFF

Today The Pokemon company did another Pokemon Presents (aka Pokemon Direct) today to discuss all of the different things they currently have in development as well as some other announcements. The full playback is available on their youtube. But if you don’t want to watch, here is everything that was mentioned.

 

Pokémon UNITE

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The Pokémon Company announced that the mobile version of Pokémon UNITE will release on September 22, 2021. There will also be a special Holowear outfit for Pikachu available, based on pre-registration numbers. The Unite License for Pikachu will be unlocked if 2.5 million people pre-register, and the Special Festival Style Holowear Outfit will release if 5 million people pre-register. The game will be available on Android and iOS platforms.

Mamoswine and Sylveon have also been announced as playable characters, and cross-play between mobile and Nintendo Switch has been confirmed. Anyone who logs in to the Nintendo Switch version before August 31, 2021 will unlock a Unite License for Zeraora, which can be transferred to a mobile account by linking them..

Pokémon Café Remix

The cross-platform game, Pokémon Café Mix will be getting a revamp in the form of Pokémon Café Remix. I actually really enjoyed this game when it was first released, I am also excited that they are going to continue to support it! All-new Pokémon and customization options will be available for the game. Puzzles have been refreshed with new elements, and staff Pokémon can be developed in new ways to shake things up.

The game will release in Fall of 2021.

Pokémon Masters EX

The mobile game Pokémon Masters EX is celebrating its two-year anniversary with a new event. Players who complete the event will be able to team up with Hop and his Pokémon, Zamazenta. Starting today, players will be able to scout over 100 sync pairs at no cost when they log in, with daily 10-Pair Scouts underway.

Three legendary events will return, with players being able to team up with Xerneas, Kyurem, and Palkia. On August 29, N from Pokémon Black and White will return with Reshiram in a new Anniversary outfit. Two other anniversary Sync Pairs will also be available soon, so look out!

Starting on September 15, a new villain event will run, featuring villains like Giovanni from Team Rocket. There’s also a log-in bonus of 3,000 gems for anyone who opens the game after the presentation.

Pokémon GO

The worldwide phenomenon that is Pokémon GO is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. It’s just been announced that Pokémon who first appeared in the Galar region such as Wooloo, Skwoview and Falinks will be making an appearance in the popular mobile app. Zacian and Zamazenta will also be part of the newest Galar Ultra Unlock event.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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More footage of the game was revealed, including the returning feature of Pokémon who follow you in the overworld, returning from Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee. There will be an all-new Style Shop for player customization, as well as the return of Pokémon Contests. Players can decorate Capsules with stickers as well.

In the Underground, players can unearth rare items found in the walls and catch exclusive Pokémon in secret underground areas called Pokémon Hideaways, it seems. Statues can be placed around the underground, which affects the Pokémon that appear in Hideaways. More multiplayer features include the Union Room, where players can come together to trade Pokémon and battle each other.

Team Galactic is also making a return, causing trouble by upsetting the flow of time and space itself. The games are still set to release on November 19, 2021. Pre-orders will be available starting today. Ranked battles will not be available in this game.

Nintendo Switch Lite

 

A new Nintendo Switch Lite: Dialga and Palkia Edition has been announced. The handheld-only console is a dark grey, featuring Palkia and Dialga on the back in gold and silver colors, reminiscent of the limited edition Nintendo DS Lite console.

Pokémon Legends Arceus

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A new trailer for Pokémon Legends Arceus was shown, in the Hisui region, which is the precursor of the Sinnoh region. Society is divided into three corps: the Medical, Security, and Survey Corps, whose mission is to research Pokémon. Research is done by starting at a base camp where players prepare before doing surveys. Players seek to find new information about Pokémon, such as what species exist and which Pokémon can evolve, before reporting back to Professor Rowan or someone in Jubilife Village. This can be done by observation or catching, which takes strategy to do correctly. Should you need to battle a Pokémon to weaken it, you can have your own Pokémon use their moves in either “Strong Style” or “Agile Style”.

The trailer features what seem like regional variants of several Pokémon. Braviary was shown ferrying the player around, hinting at a new method of traveling.

The following regional variants were announced:

  • Wyrdeer is an evolution of Stantler, first sighted in Johto.
  • Basculegion is an evolution of Basculin, originally found in Unova.
  • Hisuian Braviary is a regional variant of Braviary, found in Unova.
  • Hisuian Growlithe is a regional variant of the popular Kantonian dog.

The trailer also showed some red-eyed Pokemon, who are perhaps corrupted or mind-controlled in some sort of manner. I’m sure more to come on this in future updates.

The game releases on January 28, 2022, with pre-orders being available today. Ranked battles will not be available in this game.

 

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blank Kevin Austin has been in gaming journalism in one way or another since the launch of the Nintendo Gamecube. Married and father of 3 children he has been gaming since the ripe age of 6 when he got his first NES system and over 30 years later he is still gaming almost daily. Kevin is also co-founder of the Play Some Video Games (PSVG) Podcast network which was founded over five years ago and is still going strong. Some of his favorite gaming series includes Fallout and Far Cry, he is a sucker for single player adventure games (hence his big reviews for Playstation), and can frequently be found getting down in one battle royale or another. If it's an oddball game, odds are he's all about it.

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