Pokémon Press Conference Roundup

Posted by: Sam Tree | 29 May 2019

In a press conference held by The Pokémon Company last night, the company announced four new titles in the Pokémon franchise.

Pokémon HOME
Over the years, Pokémon trainers have amassed a collection of Pokémon spread over a number of different games. Trading these Pokémon can prove to be a difficult challenge, especially if they’re spread across a number of different games and generations. The idea behind Pokémon HOME is to unify your collection of Pocket Monsters into one cloud-based service, letting “ players continue their Pokémon adventures beyond a single platform”.

Due for release in 2020 on the Nintendo Switch as well as Android and iOS devices, Pokémon HOME will be able to connect with Pokémon Bank, Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee as well as Pokémon GO and the upcoming titles Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Pokémon HOME will allow trainers to manage their collection of Pokémon all in one place and will even allow you to trade with friends or anyone in the world directly through the app.

Pokémon Sleep
This one is a bit odd. Pokémon Sleep is an upcoming app due for release on mobile devices next year, which, with the help of the newly announced Pokémon Plus+ device, will track you while you sleep, allowing you to continue training your Pokémon when you’re not even awake.

The Pokémon Plus+ acts the same as the current Pokémon Plus device for Pokémon GO, except it has an added accelerometer embedded to help it track you while you slumber.

Pokémon Masters
Due for release later this year on iOS and Android devices and developed in partnership with DeNA (the guys behind Magikarp Jump), Pokémon Masters will “[let] players experience a new type of Pokémon battling on the go” and will feature a number of famous trainers from the history of the video games. Optimised for smart devices, The Pokémon Company says it will be simple for anyone to pick up and play. More info is due for release in June.

Detective Pikachu Sequel
Finally, a sequel to Detective Pikachu has been announced, to be released on the Nintendo Switch. Following on from the first game, it will be a conclusion to the story begun back in the 2016 title. Nothing more is known about the game, so we’ll update as more information is made available.

In addition, Mr. Ishihara, President and CEO of The Pokémon Company, announced “Pokémon Shirts”:https://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/shirts/; a service currently only available in Japan that creates made-to-order original clothing designs featuring the origin 151 Pokémon. The service is expected to come to the US and Europe at a later date.

Pokémon Sword and Shield announcements were noticeably absent from the conference, though, a Nintendo Direct is planned for the 5th of June at 2pm in the UK, so stay tuned.

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