Pokémon Presents provides updates on five Pokémon mobile games
The latest Pokémon Presents livestream has brought a wealth of updates and announcements across various aspects of the franchise, ranging from new animated series to even a Pokémon-themed cruise ship. On the gaming side, the focus was on mobile games, with five existing titles receiving substantial updates and improvements.
Although no entirely new mobile games were unveiled, the attention was placed on enhancing the experiences of the existing titles, including the recently launched Pokémon Sleep.
Revamping the Mobile Lineup
The presentation commenced by highlighting the upcoming game Detective Pikachu Returns for the Nintendo Switch. Subsequently, the spotlight shifted to Pokémon Go, one of the most prominent mobile games in the franchise. The game celebrated its seventh anniversary in July and is currently hosting Go Fest events in London, Osaka, and New York, with a remote event also in the works. Players will have the opportunity to acquire the Mythical Pokémon Diancie in-game for the first time.
Teasers were shared about the addition of new species from the latest main series games, Scarlet and Violet, which will be introduced later in the year.
The trend of Scarlet and Violet continued with Café Remix, where the Paldean Pokémon Tatsugiri is set to make an appearance.
Unite, a cross-platform MOBA for both mobile and the Nintendo Switch, will be introducing a new battle mode pitting players against waves of wild Pokémon. Additionally, players will be able to unlock the iconic Mewtwo.
In anticipation of the fourth anniversary of Pokémon Masters EX, the character Nemona will be transitioning from the Nintendo Switch to mobile. This crossover will bring a fresh gameplay element in the form of a new Sprint type. Nemona and Pawmot were made immediately available through the gacha system following the presentation, providing players with new characters to collect.
An event will grant players access to Victor and Spectrier, allowing all 50 million players an opportunity to acquire them.
Concluding the mobile game revelations, Pokémon Sleep was highlighted again. The game, released the previous month after a four-year wait, will feature a Good Sleep Day event. During this event, players will interact with more Pokémon based on their sleep patterns.
Overall, the Pokémon Presents livestream emphasized mobile games as prominently as titles for the Nintendo Switch, suggesting a distinct internal approach to the platform in comparison to Nintendo's strategy.
Source: Aaron Astle, Staff Writer at PocketGamer