Today’s 15-minute long Pokémon Direct has revealed a lot of new information on the upcoming Pokémon Sword & Shield games, including the new Dynamax feature, seven new Pokémon, a host of characters, and more. You can see the full presentation in the video above.
The final major announcement during the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference was the announcement of a new Pokémon mobile game coming to iOS and Android devices called Pokémon Masters.
Pokémon Masters features many of your favorite Pokémon Trainers from the Pokémon video game series, such as Cynthia, Blue, Red, Brock, Misty, and even several protagonists such as Rosa — the female player character from Black 2 & White 2.
You’ll be able to interact with and battle alongside these Trainers in battles, although from the gameplay footage shown, these battles do not appear to be in the style of traditional Pokémon video games and have a three-vs-three real-time battle style.
Pokémon Masters launches later in 2019, with more information to be unveiled in June.
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.