The Pokémon Company has just released its previously announced presentation titled Pokémon Presents to highlight upcoming Pokémon-related games and products. In it, we saw various new games such as New Pokémon Snap, along with new additions to existing products like Pokémon GO.
The presentation began with the debut of a new smartphone application called Pokémon Smile, in which children are able to capture Pokémon by brushing their teeth and eliminating bacteria. It seems that children can also wear various Pokémon-themed hats and outfits while brushing their teeth through the app. Pokémon Smile is currently available on Android and IOS.
Pokémon Café Mix
A new puzzle game called Pokémon Café Mix was also shown, where you play as a café owner while attempting to complete various orders for Pokémon that visit. To do so, you will have to complete various puzzles by linking Pokémon icons of the same species together in a circular motion to clear them out. By completing orders, you can recruit some customer Pokémon to work on your staff, which will provide you with special skills that aid with future puzzles. Completing orders also allows you to expand your café, which in turn attracts more Pokémon. While we didn’t receive confirmation of an official release date, Pokémon Café Mix will be free-to-start and will be available for preload on Nintendo Switch and preregister on IOS and Android today.
New Pokémon Snap
Perhaps the most exciting announcement for most, a new entry to the Pokémon Snap series titled New Pokémon Snap, is currently in the works. This new game seems to take the same on-rails-shooter mechanics of its predecessor and adds new environments and new Pokémon from all generations. New Pokémon Snap will release on Nintendo Switch, with no official date announced.
Pokémon GO Updates Bring Mega Evolution
As previously stated by Niantic, this year’s Pokémon GO Fest will take place virtually, which will give accessibility to the planned festivities to players around the world. The Pokémon Company also teased new upcoming additions to the game, including the appearance of Victini and the incorporation of Mega Evolution. Mega Evolution will arrive to Pokémon GO sometime in 2020. In related news, Galarian Farfetch’d, and new clothing items tied to the new Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC will become available today as well.
Special Zeraora Max Raid Battles Available
In celebration of The Isle of Armor DLC releasing today, Sword and Shield players can now participate in a new Max Raid Battle event featuring the Mythical Pokémon Zeraora. On top of that, if one million players can defeat Zeraora before the event ends, then all participants will receive a shiny version of the Pokémon. The event will run from June 17th to June 28th.
More information Coming June 24th
The presentation ended with The Pokémon Company teasing a new “big” project that is currently in development. We didn’t receive any specific details on the project; rather, the company stated that it would share more information on June 24th in another Pokémon Presents.
What was your favorite part of the Pokémon Presents presentation? Let us know in the comments! For more Pokémon news, check out how The Isle of Armor DLC will feature level scaling. Otherwise, keep it on Culture of Gaming for all things Gaming!