This Saturday will see the worldwide oldest phenomenon Pokémon celebrates its 25th anniversary. That is 25 years to date Pokémon Red and green was released on the Nintendo Gameboy in Japan – the first step in the journey that has inspired millions of children to adventure, trade and compete together.
To commemorate the event, there’s a stream of Pokémon Presents arriving just before the big day, where you can expect plenty of news regarding the new games and release dates of previously announced titles. Here’s how and when to watch the Pokemon Pokemon stream, as well as what we might see.
How to view Pokémon Gift stream
Adjusting for participation in Pokémon 25 Live Stream is easy enough. It will be live streamed on the official Pokemon YouTube channel. We’ll also pin the video to the top of this post on the day of the event, so place a bookmark to make it easier to find your way back when the big day arrives.
What time does the Pokémon Gift Stream take place?
North America will want to wake up early because of this. Pokemon Direct is scheduled to take place tomorrow – that is, Friday, February 26 – at 7am PT / 10am ET. Having a cereal bowl ready to put in front of the screen looks like a cartoon Saturday morning block.
For Europe we are looking at the 3pm start time GMT. For those kids studying at home during a pandemic, that’s the best way to kick-start the weekend. Grab a snack for someone who eats first and feels comfortable.
How long does Pokémon Presents flow?
Tomorrow’s Pokémon Presents stream will last about 20 minutes, according to the announcement. That’s not as spectacular as last week’s 50-minute Nintendo Direct, but there’s plenty of time to focus on a ton of franchise-specific titles. Major Pokémon titles tend to be announced early in the year and released near Christmas, so a glimpse here means information will drip steadily as the months continue.
What will happen from the Pokémon Gift stream
Celebrating its 25th year is a big deal. With a few games already on the schedule from last year, expect updates on almost all of them, along with one of two new game announcements.
Mobile title updates
Games announced last year as MOBA titles Pokémon Unite may receive a release date notification. After all, beta registration went up not long ago. Updates are also required for existing mobile titles such as Pokémon Cafe Mix, Pokémon Masters EXand Pokémon Go – even if it’s just a 30-second segment, expect them all to take their time to shine.
There’s a chance we’ll see Pokémon Sleep or Pokémon smile again after all this time, but since some of Nintendo’s other lifestyle projects have gone into obscurity in the past, there is a chance that might also happen with these projects.
Than New Pokémon Snap News
New Pokémon Snap will launch in late April, so delving deeper into its gameplay won’t come as a surprise.
Pokémon Diamond & Pearl rework, do it again
The biggest reason for a stream like this was to announce the main Pokemon RPG of the year. By the time we reach our regular release date in November, Pokémon Sword and Shield will be two years old. Generations 1-3 remakes are out and gone, leaving the Generation 4 games behind Pokémon Diamond, Pearland Platinum next in line. However, whether we can expect remakes or a reimagining, is still to be announced.
Pokémon social media accounts used the phrase “Let’s go, Sinnoh!” during one of the daily countdowns this week. It could be a coincidence or even a red herring, but with Gen 1 efforts recently branded Let’s go! (as a relationship with Pokémon Go), there’s reason to believe that the speculated remakes won’t be mainstream RPGs like Pokémon Sword and Shield, but sub-titles designed to cater more to the players were introduced with the franchise by record mobile apps.
That’s a terrifying thought for hardcore Pokemon fans, but that may be true. The fact that the PokéBall Plus accessory shipped with the recently re-released game only added fuel to the fire.
What to hope (but not to expect) from the Pokémon Presents stream
Pokémon Master Collection
Assume the majority of the thread is not used by Diamond and Pearl redo, there may only be enough time to introduce something new – or at least something leaked. Late last year, some Online Retailers Let’s start listing a collection of Generation 1-3 Pokemon games: Pokémon Red, Silverand Sapphire, sis similar to the recent release Mario 3D All-Stars.
Two titles from the first two generations of Pokémon released relatively late in the Nintendo 3DS lifecycle, and with the Nintendo Switch clearly supporting emulation software through the Switch Online collections, there is reason to believe Nintendo could reissue these classic games to appeal to fans until the typical November release. It probably won’t happen, but it’s worth thinking about.
Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky for Nintendo Switch
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is a favorite side-series among hardcore fans, but has a title that has a profound effect on it: Pokémon Mysterious dungeon: Sky exploration. Tearful Adventure was released on the Nintendo DS more than a decade ago and has appeared on numerous veteran player’s lists of their favorite Pokemon titles.
With the original Pokémon Mystery Dungeon remade on the Nintendo Switch last year, with reason to believe a similar thing could happen to this pop culture icon.
This is a big time, but with so many of us stuck at home with nothing but TV to sustain our companionship, there’s a case made for a comeback of Pokémon channel. Released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2004, Pokémon channel let us take care of our own Pikachu in 3D.
The boy loves watching TV, where shows hosted by Pokémon will let you buy decorations, mini-games, join quizzes and even train with your silly golden mouse. It’s a healthy game that can provide hours of entertainment for a new generation in this tough time. Even a straight gate will do it. There could be a reason why the live broadcast said “STAY. RAN. TRAINERS. “
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