The Pokémon Company held a press conference today and announced a whole slew of new Pokemon games and upcoming Pokémon products. We’re going to go through each announcement and tell you everything you need to know about the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference.
Detective Pikachu for Nintendo Switch
Pokémon Detective Pikachu just released in theaters earlier in May and has brought with it a fair amount of box office success. The movie, however, was based off a game that had a cliffhanger for an ending, which left a story needed to be concluded. That story will now wrap up on the Nintendo Switch when The Nintendo DS’s Detective Pikachu gets a sequel. There are no more details at this moment about the Detective Pikachu sequel other than it will be released on the Nintendo Switch.
Pokemon Center Shibuya
A new Pokémon Center will be opening later this year in the Shibuya District in Tokyo, Japan at the Shibuya Parco. This new Pokémon Center will have a technology meets Pokémon design theme and feature a giant Mewtwo statue at the entrance. The theme of this Pokémon is representative to some of the technology seen in the Pokémon games and the Detective Pikachu movie. If you plan on visiting Shibuya during the Fall of this year or later and are a Pokémon fan this is one place it looks like you should visit.
Pokémon Quest China
Pokemon Quest will be releasing in China. The release is being handled by NetEase and already has 1.7 million users pre-registered. This is an updated release from the global release as it has new features like PVP. It is unknown at this time if the new features will be coming to the global release which is already out.
Pokémon Home is being developed as a cloud service for Nintendo Switch and smart phone devices. It is being dubbed as a place where all Pokémon can gather. Users will be able to send their Pokémon to Pokémon Home from Pokémon Bank on the 3DS, Pokémon GO, Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu, and the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. This will allow users to manage their Pokémon collection with ease. Users of the service will also be able to connect with each other through Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android devices and trade their Pokémon anywhere at anytime as long as they have their device on them. Pokémon Home will be releasing early 2020.
Pokémon Sleep is a new type of game looking to change the way we sleep. Developed by Select Button, the same developers who developed Magikarp Jump. Pokémon Sleep is looking to make people excited to wake up. Pokémon Sleep plans to utilize the time a player spends sleeping and the time a player wakes up. Doing this will affect the gameplay of the game a certain way depending on your sleeping habits and schedule. The game is scheduled to be released sometime during 2020.
Pokémon Go Plus +
A new device that can not only track your time and walking distance like the Pokémon Go Plus but will also be able to measure how long you sleep at night. It does this by you setting the device on your bed when you go to sleep. This info can be sent to Pokémon Sleep and Pokémon GO. In Pokémon GO, players will receive rewards for good sleeping schedules.
Pokémon Masters is a new mobile game being developed by The Pokémon Company and DeNA. Pokémon Masters features many of the Gym Leaders, Elite 4 Members, and Pokémon trainers from the mainline Pokémon games. Players can team up with and battle against these Pokémon Masters and their partner Pokémon in what appears to be 3 on 3 battles when the game launches on Android and iOS devices sometime this year. More details will also be revealed about Pokémon Masters in June.
Pokémon shirts are making their way to North America and Europe. What originally started in certain parts of Asia will be expanding to North America and Europe in the near future. Pokémon shirts are customizable button-up shirts featuring the original 151 Pokémon. Each one of the original 151 Pokémon has a design that can be used on the shirt. It is unknown when exactly these shirts will be making their way to North America and Europe but if you want to check out some the designs, you can do so here.
That’s all the info about the upcoming Pokémon projects that was given and no new info was given for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield but we won’t have to wait that much longer for new information as there is a Nintendo Direct scheduled for June 5th at 6 a.m. that will have 15 minutes of new information for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. It is unknown if information about Pokémon Masters will be included in this Pokémon centric Direct but it is possible as it was said more details about Pokémon Masters would be revealed in June. For more info about the Pokémon, announcements stay tuned to FrameLag.