A new Pokémon Presents landed this morning and revealed a host of new details for more than half a dozen games! So grab a snack and take a seat because Feed Your Geek is going to give you the whirlwind tour of what’s in store for the future of Pokémon!
Pokémon Unite Comes To Mobile September 21st
Fans of Nintendo and Game Freak’s new MOBA offering are up first! Pokémon Unite will soon be coming to iOS and Android and players across both mobile and Switch platforms will be able to play online together. A pre-registration campaign is already underway for the mobile version with special rewards unlocked for mobile players for reaching 2.5 million and 5 million registrations. Early Switch adopters will be rewarded as well with a Zeraora battle license now through August 31st. Lastly, two more Pokémon are coming soon to Unite: Mamoswine and Sylveon!
Pokémon Café Mix Is Being “Remixed”
Pokémon Café Mix, released for Switch, iOS, and Android back in June of 2020 is getting a complete revamp in the form of Pokémon Café Remix. The updated Remix will include new and re-balanced puzzles along with new Pokémon staff, progression options, and cosmetic customizations. Pokémon Café Remix will land on Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android Fall of 2021.
Pokémon Masters Celebrates Its 2nd Anniversary
The mobile strategy game Pokémon Masters, rebranded as Pokémon Masters EX on its first anniversary, is getting a bevy of new content starting today! Players will be able to Dynamax their Pokémon for even more epic showdowns, unlock a new Sync story featuring Sygna Suit Leon and Eternatus, and tackle a special event to recruit Hop and the legendary Zamazenta.
Starting today players will also be able to claim a daily login bonus of 10 free Sync Pairs over the next 10 days, and have another shot at Xerneas, Kyurem, and Palkia in three returning legendary events. Then on August 29th Pokémon Black/White’s N and Reshiram will arrive in spectacular fashion. Last but not least, the September 15th Villain Event was teased with the possibility of Team Rocket’s Giovanni and many other Pokémon ne’er do wells to add their dastardly deeds to the mix.
The Galar Region Invades Pokémon GO
Pokémon GO’s 5th anniversary will see the addition of several Galar region Pokémon August 20th through 31st. Wooloo, Skwovet, and Phalanx will be available in the wild for capture and the legendary duo Zacian and Zamazenta will appear in special 5-Star raid events from August 20-26th and August 26th-Sept 1st respectively. The Pokémon Present also hinted at a special event involving Hoopa though details were scarce.
New Features For Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl
The remakes of the Nintendo DS’ Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are getting a few new additions in the form of battle customizations and player cosmetics. Collect stickers over the course of your adventure and place them on Pokéballs to add custom flare to your battle intros, and shop at various clothing stores in game to make sure your trainer is dressed the best like no one ever was.
The Sinnoh Underground returns in Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl with a brand new feature, Pokémon Hideaways. Information was limited on these new areas of the Underground but the Present did reveal that the statues you place in your personal Secret Base will influence the types of Pokémon you’ll encounter in them, and that certain Sinnoh Pokémon can be found ONLY in hideaways. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl hit the Nintendo Switch on November 19th, 2021.
Special Edition Dialga/Palkia Switch Lite
The most exciting news from the Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl segment came in the form of a special edition Switch Lite model featuring artwork of the games’ legendary monsters Dialga and Palkia on a beautiful Onyx base. The Switch Lite is reminiscent of the special edition Onyx DS Lite that launched along side the original Diamond and Pearl back in 2006. The Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl Switch Lite will launch on November 5th. Information on pre-orders will be provided in the near future on Nitnendo’s website so stay tuned!
Complete The Very First Pokédex In Pokémon Legends: Arceus
The next entry in the Pokémon series features a blend of action, adventure, and RPG elements as you’re tasked with surveying the Hisui Region and its native Pokémon to complete the first Pokédex. As a member of the Galaxy Expedition Team’s Survey Corp. you’ll embark on survey outings to research Pokémon and their behavior through observation in both the wild and in combat. Players will need to stay on their toes to avoid danger, and purchase and craft supplies at remote base camps in order to survive their encounters. Pokémon battles in Legends: Arceus will also introduce new “Strong” and “Agile” style moves for an added layer of strategy to dominate the flow of battle.
Two brand new Pokémon native to Hisui were introduced: Wyrdeer, a Stantler evolved to live in the bitterly cold and rugged region of Hisui, and Basculegion, a Basculin “possessed by the souls” of other Basculin that perished in their journey upstream. Along with these new additions some existing Pokémon are returning to Legends: Arceus in new forms including a Growlithe very reminiscent of the Japanese Komainu and a brilliantly frocked Braviary.
Also on display during the Presents were Pokémon riding mechanics similar to those found in Sun and Moon. Players will be able to explore the Hisui region gliding across the water on a Basculegion, galloping along the plains on a Wyrdeer, and soaring through the skies on a Braviary. No word on if other Hisui Pokémon will be incorporated into this mechanic but it will definitely make surveying the vast and open map a breeze. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will hit the Nintendo Switch on January 22nd, 2022.
Pokémon Home Support Is Expanding
The last bit of news from today’s Pokémon Presents was that support for Pokémon Home will be coming to all three titles. Players will be able to store, trade, and transfer Pokémon caught in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus sometime in early 2022!
What bit of Pokénews was your biggest takeaway, and what are you excited for most? Leave a comment below! Until next time, Geeks!