Promising just over 30 minutes of announcements, The Pokémon Company CEO Takato Utsunomiya welcomed viewers to the show before kicking off with some exciting news.
“In today’s presentation, we’ll share information about several Pokémon projects, including the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games,” says Utsunomiya.
Pokémon Trading Card Game
The show begins by announcing the 2023 Pokémon World Championships in Yokohama, Japan, to compete for the title of World Champion across Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon UNITE.
“These new World Champions will walk home with the exclusive champions’ line of products for this year. To honour the season-long accomplishment of making it to the World Championships, every competitor will also receive a special Welcome Kit. Since 2013, the featured promo card in this kit has been Champions Festival, which showcases unique artwork themed after each year’s location,” says Chris Brown, Director, Global Esports and Events Producer at The Pokémon Company International. “Now, for the first time, we will debut a new promo card: Paradise Resort. Based on this year’s celebratory Yokohama artwork, competitors will also get the coveted World’s Pikachu plush. For those who aren’t competing, the Worlds Pikachu plush and other exclusive items will also be available at the largest Pokémon Center Worlds Store ever. From August 11 to 13, as top Trainers compete in Yokohama, we invite the rest of our global community to Celebrate Pokémon Together at home and tune in to our live broadcasts for the event!”
A new animated short series called Pokémon: Path to the Peak will debut to celebrate the Pokémon Trading Card Game and debuts in Yokohama and Youtube on August 11.
Detective Pikachu Returns
A new trailer for Detective Pikachu Returns was shown off and confirmed a return to Ryme City. Pikachu’s partner Harry is missing and is looking for clues on his whereabouts. We learn that Tim, Harry’s son, can understand what Pikachus says.
Together with Harry, the two talk to people to gather clues and deduce what happened to Harry and investigate various scenes across the city.
Detective Pikachu Returns launches on October 6 for the Nintendo Switch.
Pokémon GO is once again holding multiple Pokémon GO Fest events. The locations for 2023 include London, Osaka, and—coming next weekend—New York City. On August 26 and 27, Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global, a digital event that can be enjoyed from anywhere.
In this year’s Pokémon GO Fest, Diancie will appear for the first time! Diancie can Mega Evolve into Mega Diancie, too. And Mega Rayquaza will also be appearing in raids.
Beginning in September, Pokémon, first discovered in the Paldea region, will appear in Pokémon GO.
Pokémon UNITE/ Masters EX/ Café ReMix
The game recently celebrated its second anniversary and is introducing a new battle type, Panic Parade.
With the help of your teammates, protect Tinkaton from an onslaught of wild Pokémon. Plus, the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo joins the fray! During the battle, Mewtwo can Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo X. Mega Mewtwo X can use its moves in quick succession, allowing players to attack relentlessly. Players can obtain Unite License X: Mewtwo via an event happening now. And starting August 17, you’ll also get Unite License Y: Mewtwo, which allows Mewtwo to Mega Evolve into Mega Mewtwo Y. As Mega Mewtwo Y, you can battle differently than Mega Mewtwo X.
There’s also a second anniversary Prize Machine event with the chance to earn Holowear for your party.
On the Masters EX side, Nemona & Pawmot are a particular sync pair with the new sprint role. Sync pairs with the sprint role and excel at attacking quickly. Nemona will make her debut in a recent story event coming soon. The idea b introducing new positions is to evolve the mechanics of the gameplay. Beginning August 9, another special event will celebrate Nemona’s debut! Battle against Nemona as she gets stronger.
Pokémon Café ReMix adds the Mimicry Pokémon, Tatsugiri, to the mix with Curly Form Tatsugiri, Droopy Form Tatsugiri, and Stretchy Form Tatsugiri. You can choose three to join your staff throughout the latest event.
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack
Pokémon Trading Card Game, originally on Game Boy Color, is coming to Nintendo Switch Online. You’ll search for the legendary cards and battle all sorts of Trainers using your cards. Win battles against strong opponents, and try to build the ultimate deck. And we have even more good news!
Pokémon Stadium 2 will also appear on Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online. You can face Gym Leaders and Elite Four from Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver. Several minigames will be available. You can play Eager Eevee, Pichu’s Power Plant, Furret’s Frolic, and more with up to three friends.
A new Good Sleep Day in-game event for the night of the full moon, in case some people struggle to get sleep on the night. The developers powering up Drowsy Power on Good Sleep Days so you can meet even more monsters.
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
A brief look at the upcoming new animated series showed no additional details. We know it’ll be set in Paldea, but that’s all we know.
Pokémon: Paldea Winds
An original story will depict the youthful drama of several academy students as they come into their own, growing and learning as they attend school.
It’ll be available online on September 6, 2023.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
There will be an event called Get Mew and Mewtwo to add the two legendary Pokémon to your team. Starting now, you can add Mew to your team by entering this password in the Mystery Gift menu in your game. Each Mew’s Tera Type, Nature, and moves will differ.
Meanwhile, Mewtwo will be appearing in a special Tera Raid Battle event, and you’ll be able to catch a Mewtwo with the Mightiest Mark. There will be several other Tera Raid Battle events that’ll help you challenge Mewtwo. This event is slated to begin on September 1.
Next, a look at The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, the upcoming DLC for Scarlet and Violet.
Your adventures will extend beyond the Paldea region as you explore new places. The Teal Mask sees you take part in the Blueberry Academy’s school trip to the land of Kitakami.
People live at the mountain’s base and grow apples in sprawling orchards. Rice paddies stretch across the land, and time passes slowly amid abundant nature.
In Kitakami, you’ll meet many Pokémon species that can’t be found in Paldea. You’ll also meet two siblings who study at Blueberry Academy. The strong-willed Carmin and her younger brother: the meek and gentle Kieran. In battle, Kieran uses a new Evolution of Applin. Meet Dipplin, a Pokémon that looks a lot like a candy apple. You’ll set out on a tour of Kitakami to learn all about a folktale passed down in this land. This folktale tells of Pokémon who once saved Kitakami from an evil ogre: Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti. These Pokémon are known as the Loyal Three and are hailed as heroes.
You can take photographs, play the Ogre Oustin’ minigame, and earn Mochi to help grow your team. You can use mochi to increase base points for your Pokémon’s stats. A Fresh-Start Mochi can reset Pokémon’s base points, so you can train your favourite Pokémon just as you like.
And that’s not all. You’ll be getting the new Roto-Stick, too. Take photos with wider angles using the Roto-Stick.
Next, a look at The Indigo Disk expansion. Director Cyrano of Blueberry Academy, your academy’s sister school, will invite you to visit as an exchange student. The school is entirely underwater, and the Terrarium holds the Savanna Biome, the Coastal Biome, the Canyon Biome, and the Polar Biome.
The academy’s students often engage each other in battle, and they’ve formed a group called the BB League. At the top of this league stand the Elite Four. There’s the level-headed student, Lacey, the fiery, battle-loving cook, Crispin, the taciturn and coolheaded Amarys, and Drayton, whose laid-back attitude belies his impressive battle skills.