27th February marks Pokémon Day – an event celebrated by the company full of announcements, from games to movies. However, in case you missed it, here is everything announced from the Pokémon Day livestream.
New Content for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
There was a lot of new content shared regarding updates to Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet in the direct. First of all, players will be able to enjoy new tera raids with all new Paradox Pokémon. These include Walking Wake, which is a paradox version of Suicune exclusive to Scarlet, and Iron Leaves, a paradox version of Virizion. Walking Wake is a water/dragon type, with Iron Leaves being grass/psychic. Both can be caught now.
There will also be DLC for the game, called The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. It will be coming in two parts later this year. Part 1: The Teal Mask will have players visiting the island of Kitakami on a school trip. Part 2: The Indigo Disk will have players become an exchange student at Blueberry Academy. The DLC will include even more Pokémon from previous generations, as well as brand new Pokémon seen in trailers and official art. Part 1 is set to release in Fall 2023, with Part 2 in Winter 2023. Both parts can be pre-ordered from the Nintendo e-Shop, and those that buy early will get in-game outfits as well as a Hisuian Zoroark.
Players will also be able to connect Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet to their mobile devices in Pokemon Go. Players will be able to send their Switches postcards that will influence the patterns of Vivillon that appear. Additionally, when Pokemon HOME is supported, players will be able to add the roaming Gimmighoul form to their games. Now might be a good time to start farming for those coins!
Pokémon Concierge: A Netflix Series
A new collaborative project between Netflix and the Pokémon company brings a new animated series. Pokémon Concierge is a stop animation series following Haru. Haru is a concierge at a Pokémon resort where they are the guests.
It is being developed by Dwarf Studios. It will be released 27 years after the first game. More information about the series will be released in the future.
Pokémon Trading Cards
The Pokémon Presents also showcased the upcoming Pokémon Trading Card Classic. Old school fans will love this TCG set. It features designs based off the original Pokémon trading cards. Currently, the set to be released late 2023, and the company says it will “last a lifetime”. It is in production with nendo, Creatures and The Pokémon Company.
Pokémon Sleep has officially been announced to release later this year. In the mobile game, players work with Professor Neroli and their partner Snorlax to research how Pokémon sleep. The only thing you need to do is that – sleep! Players leave their phones under their pillows to have their sleep analyzed. Your patterns will be put into categories, and Pokémon with similar sleep patterns to you will join in. Release is said to be Summer 2023.
There was more mentioned during the livestream about additions to other games, as well as more events. These are as follows:
- The first Pokémon World Championship to be held in Japan will be taking place in August. Players will be using teams of the newest games, the trading card game and Pokémon Unite. There will also be a livestream for those that can’t attend in person.
- The legendary Pokemon Zacian will be coming to Pokemon Unite. This was the box legendary for Pokemon Sword.
- Pokémon Cafe Remix will be introducing Fuecoco, Sprigatito and Quaxly to the game. There will also be a free outfit to claim for chef Greninja to celebrate Pokémon day.
- Time for a comeback – Pokémon Go Plus accessory is also being re-introduced, and will be able to be used with Pokémon Sleep. It is a ball shaped device that can either be stored under your pillow or in your bag depending on which game you use.