Pokemon Presents August 18th Recap

Nintendo has released another Pokémon Presents, and there were loads of new information about future games, as well as some updates and events for other ongoing Pokémon games. If you missed it, or simply want a refresher, here’s a recap of all the important information revealed in the video.

Pokémon Unite

Mamoswine and Sylveon are joining the Pokémon Unite roster In the near future.

The Pokémon Moba-like game, released only a little while ago on Nintendo Switch, is arriving on mobile on September 22nd and also brings new rewards with it for those who pre-register on the App store or Google Play before its release (the rewards will depend on the number of people who pre-register). Adding to this, those who register on Nintendo Switch before August 31st will receive a Zeraora Unite License for doing so. Lastly, it was revealed that Mamoswine and Sylveon are joining the roster In the near future!

Pokémon Café Mix

Originally released in June of 2020, Pokémon Café Mix is getting a revamp, and its name is Pokémon Café Remix. It has new puzzles, Pokémon, and adorable outfits for your staff to wear. It comes out this Fall, although no specific release day was given.

Cafe Mix Pokémon
Pokémon Café Mix is getting a revamp.

Pokémon Masters EX

Masters EX Pokémon
You can obtain 3000 gems for free!

Pokémon Masters EX celebrates its 2nd anniversary! The celebration will bring many new events and returning characters, as well as an exciting new mechanic to this game: Dynamaxing. Obtain Leon and Eternatus or Hop and Zamazenta through the ongoing events! But that’s not all for this event brings returning Legendary Pokémon, along with N and Reshiram, who will be available on August 29th.

Be on the lookout for villain events as well. On September 15th, a new adventure will be available to play featuring the Kanto region. To top it all off, if you log in soon you’ll obtain 3000 gems for free!

Pokémon Go

But Pokémon Masters is not the only game celebrating an anniversary, Pokémon Go is reaching its 5th year online and is bringing its own set of events as well.

Between August 20th and the 31st, you’ll be able to find Wooloo, Skwovet, and Falinks from the Galar region! Furthermore, Zacian will be available in 5-star raids from August 20th to the 26th, while Zamazenta will be available through the same method from August 26th to September 1st. Discover why these Pokémon are suddenly appearing in our world during this event, as it seems that Hoopa may have had something to do with it.

Pokemon GO Pokémon
Zacian will be available in 5-star raids.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Gen 4 Remakes Pokémon
Your party members will follow you again, just like in the Gen 2 remakes!

The long-awaited remake of the 4th generation is very close, but while we wait for the release we’ve received plenty of information about many of its mechanics, including some that have been requested for years. First introduced in Heartgold and Soulsilver, having a Pokémon partner following you has been a universally desired mechanic and it’s finally coming back throughout the whole game (unlike Pokémon Sword/Shield where it is only available through DLCs).

Old mechanics are returning too, such as editing your pokeball’s animations and the underground area. However, these come with new improvements as well, such as new Pokémon hideaways inside the underground, as well as a more active version of the Pokémon contests held in the Sinnoh region. The game will be released on November 19th alongside a special edition Palkia/Dialga-themed Nintendo Switch Lite.

Pokémon Legends Arceus

Last time this game was shown, many of us were left with questions about how the game would work and the reason for some of the mechanics that were shown. (Of note is the dodge roll, which was discussed by everyone in the community). During this presentation, we learned a great deal about the upcoming adventure, such as the fact that it’s quite different from any Pokémon game before it. In Arceus, Pokémon roam the land of Hisui, also known far in the future as the Sinnoh region, and you are tasked with exploring it, as well as learning everything you can about the creatures that inhabit it. The most notable difference from previous games is that Pokémon battles do not start automatically after encountering a Pokémon, instead, you must decide to throw a pokeball to engage in combat. This doesn’t mean all Pokémon will be aggressive or peaceful towards you, however. In fact, each Pokémon’s behavior towards a player can be somewhat unpredictable; some run, some attack, and others approach curiously. Aggressive Pokémon may hit the player with their attacks, and if they take too much damage, they will black out and be sent back to camp.

Legends Arceus
The game will release on January 28th of 2022!

Other information shared includes the ability to mount certain Pokémon, a switch in the combat mechanics (where Pokémon may act more than once and may also choose to be more agile or powerful with their attacks), and versions of Pokémon that can only be found in the far past of Hisui, such as the Hisuan Growlithe or Hisuan Braviary. This entry into the series will not support ranked battles, instead, it’s expected that these battles will continue in Pokémon Sword/Shield. This most intriguing game will release on January 28th, 2022, and in the same year, support for both it and Pokémon Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond will be added to the Pokémon Home app.

Despite lasting only 30 minutes, this presentation was entertaining and provided an incredible amount of information. It’s honestly difficult to describe how excited we are to play these games and we hope you are too!


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AuthorDiego Gonzalez Sanchez
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