Pokémon Day had to be celebrated as it deserves.
Pokémon is one of the most important franchises in our sector, and it is not for less. They have had their comings and goings, with games that they didn’t quite like, or even those that had certain controversies, such as Pokémon Scarlet and Purple. Even so, it has always known how to recover, largely thanks to the fact that we are talking about a saga that, with its first installment, He managed to revolutionize his genre.
Since then, this has only grown, in all directions and all means, resulting in the Pokémon anime standing out even more than the video games themselves. Still, fans are still eagerly awaiting the most recent and important announcements of this franchise, and It seems that The Pokémon Company knows this perfectly.
For this reason, from time to time we can see a Pokémon Direct, as it has happened right now, during the month of February 2023. Below, you will find a summary of everything announced during this event, so that you can be up to date. everything that this franchise has to offer us in the coming times.
The competitive Pokémon flies
To begin with, with news that will delight fans of the competitive Pokémon, we have been shown This year’s Pokémon World Championship will take place in Japan for the first time in its history. In addition, we have been able to see the official logo of the event this year, which, as we were used to from other years, is themed according to the country in which it takes place.
They continued to announce something that was already known, but it never hurts to remember it. We are referring to neither more nor less than the sale of a classic pack of the official Pokémon card game. For now we only know, although they have announced that will be taught during the World Championship.
The Pokemon Company joins Netflix
Probably the news that we least expected, and therefore one of the most curious, is that during this event we learned that The Pokémon Company joins Netflix to bring us an animated Pokémon series, one that it’s not like all the others.
Specifically, this is known as “The Pokémon Janitor”and it not only highlights the fact that we will have a totally new protagonist, and a story that we have never seen before, but also the animation style will be in “stop motion”. For those who do not know what we are talking about, a recent example of the use of this technique is the Pinocchio film by Guillermo del Toro and Netflix.
For now we do not know more details, we have simply been urged to stay tuned for upcoming announcements about this series.
The mobile playground is very important for Pokémon
This has already been shown to us several times, but the truth is that with each Pokémon Direct we can better understand The Pokémon Company’s fixation on the mobile device market, and that is they always have a great space at these events.
To begin with, we have been shown a new trailer for Pokémon Unite (a video game that is also available for Nintendo Switch), in which we have basically been announced: Zacian’s arrival in the gameas well as the introduction of two events, such as Zaciaventuras in the forest and Brigade combat.
Then, we move on to the field of Pokémon Café Remix, whose most important announcement was the introduction of the initials of Pokémon Scarlet and Purple: Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly. We have also been able to know that we will be able to choose one of these for our team.
Later we were able to learn about a new promotion of Pokémon Masters EX, video game that is now three and a half years old. With this we will be able to recruit some of the most beloved champions of the franchise.
Now yes, the first scoop of this event arrives, and it is that Pokémon Sleep has been officially announced, a game for mobile devices that, in essence, It helps us to control our sleep rhythms and the like. This will arrive during the summer of 2023.
Likewise, in this same block We have been able to learn about the Pokémon Go + Plusa device that will be compatible with both Pokémon Sleep and Pokémon Go, with the latter adding new functions from time to time.
Important news for Pokémon Scarlet and Purple
This was what we most expected from this event, and yes, news have been announced for Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, the latest main video games of this franchise, although we are going to go from less to more, just like it happened in this event.
First new Paradox Pokémon were announced to us, which will delight those users who love the raids of this video game. They then followed up with the new ability to connect Pokémon Go and Pokémon Home to these games, in order to get exclusive items and the like.
Now yes, the main course, and the one that everyone expected, and it is that yes, the DLC of Pokémon Scarlet and Purple have been announced. Of course, we are rather talking about a single downloadable content, called “The hidden treasure of Area Zero”which will be divided into two parts: La Máscara Turquesa (arriving in fall 2023) and El Disco Indigo (winter 2023).
In both DLC we will be able to find a new legendary Pokémon, as well as we will be able to find different Pokémon that, although we already knew before, we could never see the region of Paldea.