August 18 Pokémon Presents live coverage

Well Trainers, it’s time to learn more about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl and Legends: Arceus! As a reminder, this presentation will be about 28 minutes long. You can watch below, but we’ll also be providing live coverage of reveals in case you can’t!

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Live updates

  • The countdown begins…
  • The presentation has started!

Pokémon Unite

  • The mobile version of Unite will release on September 22nd
  • Pre-registrations are available now
  • Mamoswine and Sylvan will be available in future updates to the game

Pokémon Café Mix

  • The game will be revamped and renamed to Pokémon Café Remix
  • It will feature new remixed levels

Pokémon Masters EX

  • For the 2 year anniversary players will be able to scout up to 100 sync pairs
  • N will return as a special sync pair with Reshiram
  • Other special 2 year anniversary sync pairs will be available
  • In September a new story arc will start featuring numerous villainous teams, starting with Rainbow Rocket

Pokémon GO

  • Galar Pokémon will begin appearing in the game later this month

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

  • New trailer for the game is unveiled
  • Following Pokémon return and any Pokémon can walk behind you
  • Balls stickers return and can be used to full customise animations that play when a Pokémon is released
  • Union Room returns and can be used locally or online
  • Players can customise their appearance
  • Super Contest Shows allow you to have your Pokémon dance to music and show off their moves
  • The Grand Underground is the updated underground for the games. Pokémon Hideaways can be found in the underground and the Pokémon that spawn can change depending on how you decorate your Secret Base
  • Preorders are available on the Nintendo eShop now
  • The games will have compatibility with Pokémon HOME is 2022

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

  • A new trailer for the game has been released
  • The game is set in a time when the lives of Pokémon and humans were separate
  • New regional forms of Pokémon and brand-new Pokémon are confirmed for the game: Wyrdeer, Growlithe, Hisuian Braviary and Basculegion were shown
  • The game appears to have numerous locales that can be traversed with the help of different Pokémon
  • An event seems to cause Pokémon to become enrages
  • New battle technique known as styles
  • Available January 28, 2022!
  • The region is known as the Hisui region, which in the future will be known as the Sinnoh region
  • Jubilife Village is the home to players expeditions and the Galaxy Expedition Team, which players will work for. The team has various corps including the Medical, Security and Survey Corps, the latter of which carries out research on how Pokémon live
  • Players will play as either Akari or Rei, with the characters not chosen appearing as a fellow team member
  • Professor Laventon trusts a Pokémon to players and aims to create a complete Pokédex
  • Captain Cyllene is the leaders of the Survey Corps
  • Commander Kamado is the boss of the Galaxy Team, he is an ancestor of Professor Rowan
  • Pokémon have different encounter mechanics, but first they must be sought out within the wild to determine which is the best approach
  • Pokémon react to the player in different ways
  • Wild Pokémon become easier to catch once they have been weakened
  • Pokémon can be caught in Poké Balls, but they must be aimed carefully to help guarantee a catch
  • Battles are initiated by throwing a Poké Ball with one of your own Pokémon inside. Battles are now seamlessly entered
  • Pokémon stats and other factors determine how many and in what order a Pokémon gets to make moves
  • Two new styles make an appearance in the game: Agile Style and Strong Style
  • Agile Style allows the Pokémon to raise their action speed, which may allow them to take a turn sooner, but also lowers the power
  • Strong Style makes the move more powerful, but slower
  • The Pokédex is filled out depending on different criteria, not just seeing and catching Pokémon. Pokémon must be studied and have research tasks related to it completed
  • Base Camps allow players to rest when out on excursions, letting Pokémon recover or the player to craft items
  • Numerous items can be crafted including: Poké Balls, Smoke Bombs and Heavy Balls
  • Wyrdeer is the Normal/Psychic evolution of Stantler. It’s said the Pokémon is close with people and makes their lives possible
  • Basculegion is the Water/Ghost evolution of Basculin. Basculin evolves into Basculegion when it is possessed by souls of other Basculin that passed on their journey upstream
  • Hisuian Braviary is a Psychic/Flying type
  • Hisuian Growlithe is a Fire/Rock type
  • Preorders are available on the Nintendo eShop now
  • The game will have compatibility with Pokémon HOME is 2022
  • Competitive play will continue to take place in Pokémon Sword and Shield

And that’s a wrap!

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl art and screenshots

Pokémon Legends: Arceus art and screenshots

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