A new year, a new Pokemon experience, a new Pokemon day. The Pokemon Company did a very modest batch of announcements to celebrate Pokemon Day overnight, so let’s get to it!
A BRAND NEW, TWO-PART EXPANSION FOR POKEMON SCARLET AND VIOLET WAS ANNOUNCED
It’s called The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, and is split into two parts. The first part is called The Teal Mask and the second part is called The Indigo Disc. Both will introduce both new pokemon and Pokemon not previously discoverable in Paldea. Both expansions will be out by the end of August, if all goes to plan.
SOME DETAILS ABOUT THE 2023 POKEMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WERE SHARED
The World Championships will take place in Japan for the first time, considering the previous event was in London. The Championships will be held in August and will cover the usual games including Scarlet/Violet and Pokemon Unite.
POKEMON TRADING CARD GAME CLASSIC IS A NEW PREMIUM SET
Not much was shown beyond a very dramatic video showing two people duelling it out on a fancy-looking play mat. The cards were all from the original base set.
A BRAND NEW ANIMATED SERIES WAS ANNOUNCED FOR NETFLIX
The series is a collaboration between Netflix and Pokemon, looking to adapt an entirely new storyline with stop-motion animation. It’s set at a Pokemon Resort, and it’s called Pokemon Concierge.
ZACIAN IS COMING TO POKEMON UNITE
It’s surpassed 100 million players and is in it’s second year already. Zacian will be joining the roster as a playable hero. It even has a suit. Wow. A boss rush event was also announced.
THE PALDEA STARTERS ARE COMING TO POKEMON CAFE REMIX
Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly are here. You can choose one of them if you participate in the current event. You’ll even get a great chef outfit for Greninja. Wow!
MORE TRAINERS ARE COMING TO POKEMON MASTERS EX
Cynthia, Lance, Alder, Iris, Diantha, Steven are all making their way to the game. Hop, Bede and Marnie also will be playable with the Galarian birds. Leon even will be there with a Charizard too. It’s all so overwhelming honestly.
WE FINALLY GOT A PROPER LOOK AT POKEMON SLEEP AND ITS ACCESSORY
Any game that gets a Slowpoke to jump into bed with me or a Bulbasaur to play with my ears in bed is a win. The idea of the game is to make you look forward to waking up in the morning, which is ironic, because the presentation so far has made me not want to wake up in the morning. It’s out before the end of August and you’ll be able to use a Pokemon Go + Plus to track your sleep and it can even sing lullabies to you.
FURTHER UPDATES FOR POKEMON SCARLET AND VIOLET WERE ANNOUNCED
Walking Wake is in Scarlet, and is a Water/Dragon type. Iron Leaves is in Violet, and is a Grass/Psychic type. They’re both catchable in their own unique tera raid battle event. You can even connect Scarlet/Violet to Pokemon Go! now too. The kind of support you get from selling 20 million copies, amazing!
Not the meatiest of presentations, but still some great stuff if you like Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!