What would have been a perfect announcement for April Fool’s Day is indeed not a joke and was announced during the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference: Pokémon Sleep. Yes, that’s right, Pokémon Sleep, an upcoming app for smartphones that revolves around sleeping. Yes, that’s right, sleeping, in real-life.
A new cloud-based service was announced during the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference and it’s called Pokémon HOME, coming to iOS and Android devices in early 2020.
Pokémon HOME will serve as a hub for players’ Pokémon across a variety of platforms, giving players the ability to connect with Pokémon Bank, Pokémon 3DS Games, Pokémon GO, Pokémon Let’s Go, and the upcoming Pokémon Sword & Shield.
During the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference, one of the big announcements was confirmation that Detective Pikachu is heading to the Nintendo Switch.
The ending to the Nintendo 3DS version was mentioned, reminding viewers that it ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, implying that this will be a sequel to the original game. The press conference also confirmed that it would have a different ending from the recent Detective Pikachu movie.
No release date, screenshots, gameplay footage, or other information beyond that has been given as of yet.
Two big announcements have been made today pertaining to upcoming Pokémon games. The first of which is the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference held in Tokyo, Japan, which will be broadcast live on Twitch.tv/Pokemon on Tuesday, May 28 at 6:00pm PDT / 9:00pm EDT / 1:00am GMT.
This press conference “will cover a number of topics of interest to Pokémon fans,” though that does not necessarily indicate news of Pokémon Sword & Shield, which will instead have its own dedicated Pokémon Direct on Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00am PDT / 9:00am EDT / 1:00pm GMT and is scheduled to last for 15 minutes.
The 2019 Pokémon Europe International Championships are coming up soon, taking place in Berlin, Germany from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28, and this high-level championship event features the fiercest of competition in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon Video Game, and Pokkén Tournament DX.