In today’s Pokémon business strategy press conference, several new games and applications have been announced. You can watch the presentation below!
Some key notes about what has been announced from the conference:
- More Pokémon services will be launched in China. For instance, Pokémon Quest is going to be released in the region.
- A sequel to the original Detective Pikachu game is coming to the Nintendo Switch.
- A Pokémon Center will be opening in Shibuya, styling a new black design.
- Pokémon Home announced – “A place where all Pokémon can come together”. It is a Cloud Service that will work with Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android devices. It will allow you to bring Pokémon from all sorts of devices from past games (i.e. games from the 3DS, Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu, and from Pokémon GO) to the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. You can trade globally anytime, anywhere, as long as you have a mobile. Pokémon Home is coming early 2020.
- Pokémon Sleep is a new application for Pokémon GO that is currently being developed. The app will track your sleep in real life, and reward you in Pokémon GO. Pokémon Sleep is coming 2020.
- A new device is being developed for Pokémon Sleep: Pokémon GO Plus +. It has the same functionality as the Pokémon GO Plus, but can now track sleep via Bluetooth.
- Following this conference, a sleeping Snorlax will start appearing all over Pokémon GO. This Snorlax is available to catch until June 3 at 1 p.m. PDT and will know the exclusive event move Yawn.
- Pokémon Masters has been announced. It is a new smartphone project where characters from past games (e.g. Brock, Cynthia and Steven) are featured. Pokémon Masters will be released in 2019. More information will be released next month.
- Pokémon Shirts is coming to more regions around the world. This service allows fans to customize their own Pokémon shirt with a selection of patterns of the original 151 Pokémon. It was originally exclusive to Japan but will expand to North America and Europe, with other regions coming later.
Are you looking forward to what they have announced?
Edited by Aldo, bobandbill and Sheep.