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Pokémon Presents August 2022 Recap

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The latest Pokémon Presents stream has just occurred and there were quite a few announcements. These announcements covered a variety of games, including the currently active spinoff/mobile titles, Pokémon Go and Pokémon Unite. The announcements are as follows:

Pokémon World Championship

  • Pokémon World Championship to return after a three-year hiatus
  • Pokémon Unite and Pokemon Go to be added to the Pokemon World Championship

Pokémon Go

  • Pokémon Go Fest to occur in Sapporo, Japan
  • Ultra beasts will be available in Pokémon Go Fest 2022
  • Pokémon Go Fest finale will occur on Saturday, August 27, and will be available worldwide and granting the ability to encounter Shaymin
  • New daily incense items added to Pokémon Go, can potentially lure legendaries

Pokémon Unite

  • One-year anniversary
  • More events, features, campaigns and Pokémon to be added
  • A new type of quick battle called Pika Party should be available now. Every Pokémon, both players and AI, are Pikachu
  • Buzzwole joining the Pokemon Unite roster, the second wave of Pokemon to begin rolling out starting September
  • Unique Holowear for Pikachu, Blastoise, Lucario, Snorlax, and Sylveon

Pokémon Masters EX

  • Three-year anniversary event with more details to come soon

Pokémon Cafe Remix

  • Mewtwo is returning to Pokémon Cafe Remix
  • Succeeding in one-minute cooking mode will allow Mewtwo to join your staff
  • Latias joining the game today, Latios to join later
  • For two days you can get Latias and Victni to join your staff, starting today

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

  • New Pokémon mount systems, merging every unique mount and behaviour into one option (fly, surf etc)
  • The new mounts are the mascot Legendary Pokémon of this generation: Koraidon and Miraidon
  • The various landscapes and environments of the Paldea were shown
  • A new core fight gimmick appears to be a part of this generation, granting crystalised forms of Pokémon; called Terastilise/the Terastal Phenomenon
  • Terastilising can grant alternate typings; rarer types can be found in Tera Raid Battles
  • Treasure hunt is the story focus for the Gen 9 games, with three “grand stories” available to play
    • One revolving around the traditional Pokémon Gym Battle story
    • No details were revealed about the other two stories
  • Meet the new characters, like the Professors, and your friends/rivals
  • Paldean regional form of Wooper is a cute brown form of the Generation 2 Water/Ground type
  • All three starters are still incredibly cute
  • You can play cooperatively with up to three other people, allowing you to explore together (whether progress is saved across all players is unknown)
  • Preorder bonus – a unique Pikachu that knows Fly and has Flying as its Tera Type

That’s all there is! Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are set to release for the Nintendo Switch on November 18, 2022.

Do any of these announcements interest you? Will you be preordering Pokémon Scarlet or Violet for the Flying-type Pikachu? Let us know in the comments or on our social media.

 

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Jordan lives and breathes Dark Souls, even though his favourite game is Bloodborne. He takes pride in bashing his face on walls and praising the sun. Hailing from the land of tacos, he is the token minority for WellPlayed.

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