Last week, The Pokémon Company confirmed this year’s Pokémon Presents would land on Monday, February 27 with around 25 minutes of announcements.
Trainers tuned into the official YouTube channel to tune in for these exciting announcements.
Pokémon The Card Game Classic
A limited series of Pokémon The Card game cards are coming with a focus on the classic cards.
The trailer shown today indicates we’re getting a special game board that comes with older cards from the Trading Card Game.
There wasn’t a lot of information made available but it was certainly nice seeing the iconic Blastoise, Charizard, and Venusaur cards from my childhood make an appearance.
Pokémon and Netflix
Minyoung Kim a VP at Netflix was on hand to reveal a collaboration with the streaming giant. This partnership is new and will bring diverse stories from across the Pokémon universe to flourish.
Pokémon Resort is the first new series coming to the streamer. and it is produced by Dwarf Studios. It’s a story about the resort’s concierge and the Pokémon who work there.
Entering its second year of service with over 100 million users, there are updates coming which include Zacian being playable. It uses broad slash strikes and can charge its sword for powerful attacks
There are new events with Zacians Weald, a new Boss Rush mode, and a gift code for a gold Zacian – Use code POKEMONDAY to redeem.
Pokémon Cafe Remix
There are three new customers coming Sprigatitio, Fuecoco, and Quaxly are coming to the Cafe. If you log in you can recruit Greninja but you only have until March 17 to do it.
Pokémon Masters EX
The free-to-play title is celebrating three years of service! NEw events are launching and you’ll be able to earn log-in bonuses for playing.
Also, there will be new characters debuting including Marnie (Champion) & Moltres, Hop (Champion) & Zapdos, ande Bede (Champion) & Articuno.
There’s also an in-game event that kicks of today and runs through to March 24, called Neo Champions: Fight for the Future Together.
This event includes Leon and Charizard returning, an event where you hatch Meowth egg, and more.
We finally got a new look at Pokémon Sleep after years of being in limbo. The upcoming mobile game tracks how well you sleep by using an accelerometer and your phone for sleep-related gameplay.
The world Pokémon Sleep is set on an island with a sleeping Snorlax. It’s easy to play and all you have to do is ensure you get a good night’s sleep/ Your sleep is measured and recorded and there are three sleep types – dozing, snoozing, and slumbering. As you continue to sleep, you can discover rare in-game sleep styles with many Pokémon having different types of sleep including sunbathing sleep and curled-up sleep, ??? sleep, and more.
Pokémon Sleep launches summer of 2023 and uses the Pokémon Go + Device.
The device can sing you lullabies with the press of a button before you go to bed, and you’ll need to press it again when you wake up.
The Pokémon Go + device will be available for sale in July and unlocks a Snorlax with a sleeping cap.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Last year’s massive titles came and were well received but had tons of technical issues and bugs to wrangle. Today, we’re getting a new update.
The first is the New Paradox Pokémon which has appeared in Paldea. Walking Wake, a water/dragon type, has appeared in Pokémon Scarlet , and Iron Leaves, a grass/psychic type, has appeared in Pokémon Violet. You can catch them for yourself by tackling the new Tera Raid Battle event which begins shortly after today’s event.
Players will also be able to connect their game to Pokémon Go which will be available later today.
Support is also coming for Pokémon Home in early 2023 for both Scarlet and Violet.
The Pokémon Company also revealed the first expansion for both games – The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, with Part 1 being the Teal Mask which launches in Fall 2023. Following that, The Indigo Disk, the second part, will launch in Winter 2023.
In The Teal Mask, you’ll visit the land of Kitakami as part of a school trip to expand beyond the Paldea region. In The Indigo Disk, you’ll be studying as an exchange student at Blueberry Academy.
Both expansions are bringing back familiar Pokémon you wouldn’t see in Paldea. This is in addition to new Legendary Pokémon appearing in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero: Ogerpon, with a fearful mask, and Terapago, with a resplendent glittering aura.
You can pick up the expansion pass soon which adds new uniform sets to your inventory. Additionally, you can pick up a Hisuian Zoroark that cannot be obtained any other way. It comes with the moves Happy Hour, is a Dark Tera Type, and has the Charismatic Mark.
You have until October 31, 2023, to receive your code.