With the first DLC for the Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass set to drop tomorrow, some more news was revealed to be in-store tomorrow via the official Pokémon Twitter account. What they’re calling a Pokémon Presentation will be happening 8am PST/ 2pm BST.
We have Pokémon news.
You want Pokémon news.
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) June 16, 2020
What Format Will The Pokémon Presents Presentation Take?
According to the ever-reliable and in-the-know, Serebii.net owner, Joe Merrick, this will essentially replace the annual Pokémon press-conferences. This is due to the exceptional circumstances of the Coronavirus. Joe Merrick clarifies the following via his Twitter account.
So my guess is that this Pokémon Presents is essentially an online variant of what would have been the Pokémon Press Conferences that have hit at the end of May the last two years.
— Joe Merrick (@JoeMerrick) June 16, 2020
What Can We Expect To See In The Presentation?
With the ever-building demand for Generation 4 remakes, that one is one thing that fans should simmer their expectations for. Pokémon are unlikely to hint or reveal a new title prior to the Expansion Pass’ release. This is despite a new title most likely releasing for 2021. Pokémon’s focus is very much so still in the court of Sword & Shield at the moment.
Pokémon GO To HOME Compatibility
Potentially new additions or announcements for Pokémon GO or Pokémon Masters. Along with some compatibility changes between GO to Pokémon HOME on the Switch. Compatibility between the two apps was revealed to not be far off when HOME initially released.
Pokémon sleep was a new idea revealed alongside Pokémon HOME. Sleep has not been mentioned whatsoever since its reveal in 2019. This has left fans to wonder if the concept has been scrapped or is simply taking longer to develop and launch than previously expected. Pokémon Sleep is an outsider bet to be referenced or even launched during this presentation, but one can always hope.
More Expansion Pass Details
Lastly, fans can expect some more referencing and detail revelations for the Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass. Surprisingly, Joe Merrick believes that there is still more to reveal. So, it’ll be interesting to see what further details they have to share in regard to the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra DLCs. The Isle of Armor DLC is due to release after the presentation.
As always, we will have a review of the Isle of Armor DLC out in the coming days. If that interests you then make sure to check back with us at Culture of Gaming. If you’d like to read more Pokémon-related articles feel free to check out our piece on the level-scaling included in the Isle of Armor DLC!