Alongside the generation 9 announcement, The Pokémon Company has also revealed that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus will all be receiving free content later today.
The Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl update will add Professor Oak’s letter, enabling you to encounter the Mythical Pokémon of gratitude – Shaymin. The event looks largely similar to what we got in when generation 4 originally released, where players travel just off the path of Victory Road.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is also receiving free content in the form of the Daybreak update. The big new addition is a brand new investigation centered around Mass Outbreaks, alongside some more battles to test your mettle in the training grounds. There’s also a Mystery Gift to be claimed, netting you 30 Ultra Balls, Gigaton Balls, and Jet Balls by using the code ARCEUSADVENTURE. It was also teased that an online animated series set in the Hisui region has entered production, featuring an original storyline, and is set to launch later on in 2022.