The Pokémon Company has revealed its plans for this year’s Pokémon Day, and there’s sure to be something exciting for all types of fans out there! Read on below to learn more:
Updates from the Pokémon Day 2023 Pokémon Presents
Learn more about the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet DLC, Pokémon Sleep, Pokémon Concierge, and more.
On February 27, 2023, Tsunekazu Ishihara, the president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, hosted a special Pokémon Day Pokémon Presents. During this presentation, Mr. Ishihara revealed new information about Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, including the announcement of the upcoming DLC, entitled The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero.
There was also more news about Pokémon Sleep, Pokémon GO, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Masters EX, Pokémon UNITE, and Pokémon Café ReMix. Additionally, we learned about Pokémon Concierge, a new animated series. Finally, the Pokémon Presents wouldn’t have been complete without news of the 2023 Pokémon World Championships, and Chris Brown, director of global esports and events producer at The Pokémon Company International, provided details about the exciting event that will be held in Japan for the first time from August 11–13.
You can rewatch the Pokémon Presents above and check out this wrap-up to find out what was shown.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Fans who have been exploring the Paldea region in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet have more fun in store now that a pair of new Paradox Pokémon are appearing in Tera Raid Battles. Pokémon Scarlet players will encounter the Water- and Dragon-type Pokémon Walking Wake, while those playing Pokémon Violet will find the Grass- and Psychic-type Pokémon Iron Leaves. You can catch these Pokémon in Tera Raid Battles now.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet can now also connect with Pokémon GO, allowing you to send Postcards from the mobile game to the Nintendo Switch titles. The Postcards’ location data will affect the pattern of Vivillon that appear in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Sending Postcards also opens up the opportunity to catch Roaming Form Gimmighoul in Pokémon GO. When Pokémon HOME support is added to Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet early this year, you’ll be able to bring the Roaming Form Gimmighoul that you’ve caught in Pokémon GO into your Paldean adventure.
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
That wasn’t the only Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet news. It was revealed that DLC, The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, is coming in two parts later this year. Part 1: The Teal Mask has you visiting the land of Kitakami on a school trip and will be released in fall 2023. Part 2: The Indigo Disk will see you become an exchange student at Blueberry Academy and is slated for winter 2023. During these adventures, you’ll encounter some familiar Pokémon that you hadn’t seen in Paldea, as well as the newly discovered Legendary Pokémon, Ogerpon and Terapagos.
You can purchase the version of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero that matches your game version now on Nintendo eShop. When you do, you’ll get the New Uniform Set to give your character some new outfits, and as an early-purchase bonus, you’ll receive a code that allows you to claim a special Hisuian Zoroark for your in-game team.
We were also treated to a look at the long-awaited Pokémon Sleep, which is coming later this year. In this game, you work together with Professor Neroli and Snorlax to research the way Pokémon sleep, and to do so, all you need to do is get a good night’s sleep. By leaving your smartphone by your pillow when you go to bed, your sleep will be measured and analyzed. Your sleep will be categorized into one of three “sleep types,” and Pokémon that sleep in similar ways will gather around Snorlax.
To aid in your research, the new Pokémon GO Plus + accessory can be used with Pokémon Sleep. This handy device operates with the push of a button, and it can measure your sleep data when it’s placed by your pillow. There’s also a Pikachu within the Pokémon GO Plus + that can sing lullabies for you. The more sleep you get together, the friendlier this Pikachu will become—you can even unlock new alarm sounds as your bond grows.
Pokémon Sleep is planned to launch in summer 2023, and the Pokémon GO Plus + is scheduled to release on July 14, 2023. You’ll enjoy waking up each day to see which Pokémon sleep styles you can discover.
The Pokémon GO Plus + will also enhance your Pokémon GO game. Using the device allows you to automatically spin PokéStops and throw Poké Balls at Pokémon without having to pull out your smartphone. By linking your Pokémon GO Plus + to Pokémon GO, you’ll also get access to Special Research leading to an encounter with a Snorlax wearing a nightcap. And stay tuned—there are plans to add new features to Pokémon GO that will incorporate the sleep data recorded by the Pokémon GO Plus + device!
The world of Pokémon animation continues to grow with a new collaborative project between The Pokémon Company and Netflix. Pokémon Concierge is a Netflix series that utilizes groundbreaking stop-motion animation to tell a new story from within the world of Pokémon. Set at the Pokémon Resort, the series follows Haru, the resort’s concierge, and the many Pokémon that visit as guests. More information about the series’ release will be shared in the future.
Pokémon Trading Card Game
The Pokémon Presents gave Pokémon TCG fans an exciting glimpse at the upcoming Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic, a premium Pokémon TCG set created as a joint production by the design firm nendo, Creatures, and The Pokémon Company. This gorgeous set, currently scheduled for release in late 2023, is meant to last a lifetime. You’ll get another peek at it during this year’s Pokémon World Championships.
Pokémon Masters EX
Celebrate 3.5 years of Pokémon Masters EX with a variety of bonuses and new master sync pairs! The 5★ Champion Select Ticket Scout will be available from Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 10:00 p.m. PST to Sunday, April 2, 2023, at 10:59 p.m. PDT, and Trainers will receive a 5★ Champion Select Scout Ticket at no cost when they log in between Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 10:00 p.m. PST and Sunday, March 26, 2023, at 10:59 p.m. PDT. Use the ticket and pick a Champion to team up with—will you choose Cynthia, Lance, Alder, Iris, Diantha, or Steven?
Continuing the festivities, you’ll receive 10-Pair Scout Tickets as log-in bonuses until Friday, March 17, 2023, at 10:59 p.m. PDT. You can get up to ten 10-Pair Scout Tickets, which means you can scout up to 100 sync pairs at no cost! Also, if you log in before Monday, March 27, 2023, at 6:59 a.m. PDT, you’ll get a present of 3,000 gems.
Starting now and continuing through the next few weeks, you’ll also be able to team up with the newest Neo Champions. Look for Hop (Champion) & Zapdos, Bede (Champion) & Articuno, and Marnie (Champion) & Moltres in their respective Master Fair Scouts. Finally, Leon & Charizard return with max moves unlocked!
As we enter the second year of Pokémon UNITE, the Legendary Pokémon Zacian is joining the fray with its Unite Move, Sovereign Sword, and the ability to charge its sword with Aeos energy to unleash a more powerful attack. You can now complete missions in the Adventure in Zacian’s Weald event to receive rewards and obtain Zacian’s Unite license. A Boss Rush event, in which you can earn rewards by facing off against formidable foes, is also under way.
Be sure to watch the Pokémon Presents video to discover a gift code for a special Pokémon UNITE in-game item, and look forward to the Pokémon UNITE Asia Champions League, an invitation-only league that will determine the game’s Asia-region champions. The teams that win their way through each league will face off in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur on March 18–19, 2023.
Pokémon Café ReMix
A delicious new Paldea dish has attracted some new customers in Pokémon Café ReMix. The region’s first partner Pokémon—Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly—have arrived in the game. By taking part in a special event, you can choose one of these three to join your staff.
As part of the Pokémon Day celebration, you can log in to the game until Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 10:59 p.m. PDT to receive Greninja in a great chef outfit. During that time, an array of five-star chef Pokémon from plates past will return to delivery! You’ll also enjoy a bonus 11× express delivery without using in-game currency.
2023 Pokémon World Championships
Finally, we got a chance to see the new special artwork that has been created to honor the 2023 Pokémon World Championships, which are being held August 11–13, 2023, at the PACIFICO Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan. The best Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, Pokémon TCG, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon UNITE players will gather here from around the world to compete. Of course, if you’re unable to attend the championships in person, you’ll be able to catch all the action on our live broadcasts.
Keep checking Pokemon.com for the latest news and updates about all the games and events that were shown in this Pokémon Presents!
POKÉMON CONTINUES TO EVOLVE WITH NEW GAME EXPERIENCES, ENTERTAINMENT, AND PRODUCTS REVEALED FOR 2023 ON POKÉMON DAY
Announcements Include Unveiling of New Content for the Pokémon™ Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Games, Netflix Series Pokémon Concierge, Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic, Pokémon Sleep, and More
Global Fan Mosaic Revealed as Trainers Are Invited to “Pokémon Together” in 2023
Bellevue, WA — February 27, 2023 — Today, on Pokémon Day, the annual fan-focused, pop-culture holiday celebrating the launch of the original Pokémon video games on February 27, 1996, a special Pokémon Presents video presentation was streamed online to fans around the world. During the presentation, The Pokémon Company group announced new experiences coming to the globally popular entertainment franchise in 2023. Highlights included the reveal of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, new DLC for the blockbuster Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games; Pokémon Concierge, a new stop-motion Netflix series; Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic, a premium Pokémon TCG set; a much-anticipated update about Pokémon Sleep; the Pokémon GO Plus + device; newly discovered Pokémon; multiple in-game events for current titles; and more.
Additionally, in celebration of Pokémon’s global fanbase on Pokémon Day, The Pokémon Company International revealed a digital mosaic in the style of the iconic Poké Ball. The mosaic is composed of photos and videos submitted by fans showcasing their passion for Pokémon as part of a full-year brand campaign inviting them to “Pokémon Together.”
“Pokémon Day is the most exciting day of the year for Trainers, and we’re honored to ‘Celebrate Pokémon Together’ with them by revealing what’s next for the ever-evolving franchise,” said Kenji Okubo, president of The Pokémon Company International. “As we invite fans to ‘Pokémon Together’ in 2023, these new experiences across the brand reflect the growing world of Pokémon and the many ways it continues to connect and bring joy to people of all ages around the world.”
Details for all the initiatives revealed in the Pokémon Presents are below.
NEW GAME EXPERIENCES, ENTERTAINMENT, AND PRODUCTS:
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero for Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet: Downloadable Content
Global sales of the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games for the Nintendo Switch family of systems surpassed 10 million combined units in the first three days following their worldwide launch on November 18, 2022—the highest global sales for any software on any Nintendo platform in that same timeframe. The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero will take fans deeper into the world of Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet with two different adventures—Part 1: Hidden Treasure of Area Zero: The Teal Mask, launching in fall 2023, and Part 2: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero: The Indigo Disk, releasing at a later date. Fans can purchase The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero now on Nintendo eShop. To learn more about The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, please visit here.
Growing its diverse lineup of entertainment offerings, The Pokémon Company, in partnership with Netflix, unveiled a brand-new series titled Pokémon Concierge, which expands the Pokémon world with a new storyline and innovative stop-motion animation. Developed in collaboration with dwarf studios, Pokémon Concierge will be set at the Pokémon Resort and follows the story of a concierge named Haru and the many Pokémon that visit as guests. Fans can catch a first glimpse of the new series with the teaser trailer that was also revealed today. For more information about Pokémon Concierge, please visit the Netflix Newsroom.
Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic
Created as a collaboration among The Pokémon Company, Creatures Inc., and design firm nendo, Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic is a premium Pokémon TCG set that is designed to last a lifetime. Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic contains everything fans need to play the Pokémon TCG, including preconstructed decks and gameplay accessories—all of which have been uniquely designed to be both beautiful and functional to deliver a polished battling experience. More information about Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic can be found here.
Pokémon Sleep and Pokémon GO Plus +
First announced in May 2019, Pokémon Sleep aims to offer a fun and enriching experience to Trainers by having a player’s time spent sleeping—and the time they wake up—affect the gameplay. Today it was announced that Pokémon Sleep is slated to launch in summer 2023 for iOS and Android devices. Fans will join Professor Neroli—who studies Pokémon sleep styles—and Snorlax, to carry out research into how Pokémon sleep.
The Pokémon GO Plus + accessory uses Bluetooth® Low Energy technology to link with smartphone apps for use in Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sleep gameplay. For Pokémon GO, the Pokémon GO Plus + enables players to throw Poké Balls automatically. Pokémon Sleep players can use the device to track their sleep in conjunction with their smartphones. The Pokémon GO Plus + will be available on July 14, 2023.
More information about Pokémon Sleep and Pokémon GO Plus + can be found here.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
From Monday, February 27, to Sunday, March 12, 2023, a Tera Raid Battle event will take place in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Trainers will encounter two newly discovered Paradox Pokémon: Walking Wake in Pokémon Scarlet and Iron Leaves in Pokémon Violet. For full details about these new Pokémon and the in-game event, please visit here.
Starting at 7:00 a.m. PST on Monday, February 27, 2023, Trainers will be able to connect Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet to Pokémon GO. New gameplay experiences will be available in each game after they’ve been connected, including new ways to interact with Vivillon and Roaming Form Gimmighoul. To learn more about these updates, please visit here.
In celebration of Pokémon Day, the Legendary Pokémon Zacian will join the fray in Pokémon UNITE. From Sunday, February 26, at 8:00 p.m. PST to Sunday, March 26, at 4:59 p.m. PDT, players can roll dice they receive by logging in (and through other means) to advance squares on a board. They can earn adventure coins by completing missions on each square and then exchange them for Zacian’s Unite license. To commemorate Pokémon Day, players can use a gift code (POKEMONDAY) to get a gold Zacian Pokémon boost emblem, which has useful effects in battle. More information about this event can be found here.
Pokémon Café ReMix
Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly have just arrived from the Paldea region to join Pokémon Café ReMix. Players can choose one of the three to join their staff if they play the event that’s now under way. A new dish, Paldea plate, inspired by Paldea Pokémon, will also appear. The Welcome from Paldea event will take place from Monday, February 27, to Friday, March 17, 2023. More information about this event can be found here.
Pokémon Masters EX
Trainers can celebrate Pokémon Day and Pokémon Masters EX’s 3.5 Year Anniversary with special log-in bonuses and new master sync pairs. Those who log in today will receive 3,000 gems as a celebratory gift. Trainers can also log in throughout the coming weeks to claim additional bonuses, such as a 5★ Champion Select Scout Ticket and 10-Pair Scout Tickets.
COMPETITIVE LIVE EVENTS:
2023 Pokémon World Championships
The 2023 Pokémon World Championships will be hosted in Japan for the first time ever, taking place at the PACIFICO Yokohama. Today, The Pokémon Company International announced the dates of the event, August 11–13, and revealed special artwork that Trainers can look forward to seeing thematically included across all touchpoints of the massive competitive event. Participants will battle in the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon UNITE for the title of World Champion.
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit https://www.pokemon.com/.
Nintendo Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, has created franchises that have become household names worldwide, including Mario™, Donkey Kong™, The Legend of Zelda™, Metroid™, Pokémon™, Animal Crossing™, Pikmin™ and Splatoon™, through its integrated hardware and software products. Nintendo aims to deliver unique, intuitive entertainment experiences for everyone, manufacturing and marketing video game devices such as the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems, developing and operating applications for smart devices, and collaborating with partners on a range of other entertainment initiatives like visual content and theme parks. Nintendo has sold more than 5.4 billion video games and over 800 million hardware units globally. From the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System™ more than 30 years ago, through today and into the future, Nintendo’s continuing mission is to create unique entertainment that puts smiles on the faces of people all over the world. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.
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The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero ✨| Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero for Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet is coming! You’ll be able to adventure for even longer and delve even deeper into the world of Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet with this paid additional content.
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero includes a New Uniform Set, made up of new apparel items that you can use at once in your Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game, and two DLC expansions. These are Part 1: The Teal Mask and Part 2: The Indigo Disk. While this tale is split into two parts, they link together to tell a connected story.
Pokémon Presents | 2.27.2023
Happy Pokémon Day, Trainers! It’s time for the latest Pokémon Presents!
Tune in at 6:00 a.m. PST for about 20 minutes of Pokémon news in celebration of Pokémon Day 2023!
Source: The Pokémon Company
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