Pokémon Presents 2023: A new wave of excitement for fans everywhere - Gamestate

Pokémon Presents 2023: A new wave of excitement for fans everywhere

Pokémon Presents 2023, the annual showcase of all things Pokémon, has left fans with pockets full of excitement. With new announcements and updates for various platforms, including console, mobile, and the Trading Card game, there is something for every fan to look forward to. 

This article will discuss the event's highlights, including new game expansions, events, and even a new game for sleep-deprived trainers.

Expansions for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Nintendo fans have long-awaited the expansion of the popular games Pokémon Scarlet and Purple. The new content expansions will feature new areas to explore and exciting stories to uncover under "The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero." The expansion includes two indivisible downloadable content sets, one for each edition, and offers new uniforms and two new contents. 

The first part, "The Turquoise Mask," occurs in the Noroteo region. Players will embark on a school excursion to discover new Pokémon and a secret that will lead them to uncover the mysterious Ogerpon and new forest-themed species.

The second part, "The Indigo Disc," has a more competitive theme. Players will face new and powerful rivals on the Blueberry Academy, a huge island while discovering the powerful and shiny Terapagos.

According to The Pokémon Company, these two parts will connect to tell a completely new story within Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Purple. The expansions can be purchased from the eShop with "The Turquoise Mask" expected to arrive in the fall and "The Indigo Disc" around Christmas, in winter 2023.

Those who purchase the Area Zero hidden treasure before October 31, 2023, will receive a Hisui Zoroark as an additional bonus, which is not obtainable in the game itself. While fans eagerly await the release of the new expansion, a new event has started in Paldea to keep them engaged until then.

New events 

Pokémon Scarlet and Purple players also looked forward to the events in Paldea held until earlier March 2023, including a Tera Raid Event featuring two new Paradox Pokémon: Walking Wake and Iron Leaves.

Fans could only capture one of each Pokémon per game during the event. Additionally, the Paldea games are now connected to Pokémon GO, allowing trainers to send postcards and receive rewards.

Pokémon Sleep: A new game for sleepyheads

The Pokémon Company also revealed details about a new game called Pokémon Sleep, aimed at those who struggle with maintaining healthy sleeping habits. 

The game promises to help players achieve better sleep by tracking their sleep patterns and offering rewards for consistent sleep habits. However, players should keep their mobile devices charged, as the game requires constant connectivity to track sleep.

Pokémon TCG Classic: A nostalgic throwback

The Pokémon Company has announced that they will re-release the first edition of the trading card game, complete with the highly sought-after Charizard card, in a new classic edition. The classic edition will feature exquisite packaging, making it a collector's dream. The packaging is so impressive that one might hesitate to open it and play the game.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic edition will include a folding game board to store all the items and a toolbox to keep stackable damage counters, Poisoned and Burn markers, and metal spheres. Three classic decks featuring Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise will be included, along with newly printed cards to accompany them. Additionally, the set will come with three card boxes with Energy symbols to match the decks.

The counters and dice in the set are of a unique design, and the folding game board is particularly cool. However, it's important to note that this is a limited edition item, and the price has yet to be announced. The set is expected to be available by the end of 2023.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

One anticipated announcement from the Pokémon Presents 2023 was the reveal of a new game, Pokémon Legends: Arceus. 

Set in the Hisui region, inspired by ancient Japan, the game promises to offer a new type of Pokémon adventure. It features an open-world environment and a new gameplay mechanic where players can catch Pokémon without battling them.

The game's story follows the player as they work to create the first Pokédex in the Hisui region, working alongside a professor and other trainers. The player must navigate the region's natural beauty and fierce wildlife to catch and record new Pokémon species.

The trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus showcased stunning visuals and a new take on Pokémon gameplay that has excited fans. The game is to release in early 2024, and fans eagerly anticipate its release.

More Pokémon updates

Exciting news has been announced for ongoing Pokémon games on both the Nintendo Switch and mobile platforms, with new additions and more Pokémon to play with and compete against.

Pokémon Unite, for example, has added Zazian, the legendary Sword and Shield Pokémon, to its lineup. This majestic creature leads a new season pass and event in the mobile game, which players could participate in to unlock for free. Additionally, players will have the opportunity to obtain special costumes.

Besides, Goodra, Lapras, Chandelure and Umbreon will also join the game in the following weeks.

But the good news doesn't stop there for fans of the last generation. The Neochampions of Galar from Pokémon Sword and Shield have also been added to Pokémon Masters EX, joining the roster of mythical trainers that players can challenge.

The game will introduce a new story arc, "Egg Event," which allows players to hatch new Pokémon from eggs. Additionally, the game will introduce new Sync Pairs, including Blue and Blastoise and Red and Charizard. The updates will release in stages throughout the year.

Finally, players of Pokémon Café Remix will be able to enjoy the Pokémon from Paldea, including the three starters from Pokémon Scarlet and Purple. New content and special bonuses will also be available for a limited time to celebrate the anniversary and the recent Pokémon Presents event.

With so much to play, keeping up can take a lot of work. However, even when players eventually tire out, they can keep catching Pokémon through various means.

Pokémon Concierge

The Pokemon anime series is an essential component of the popular franchise and is beloved by fans worldwide. The series is set in a beautiful coastal hotel that caters to Pokemon and trainers on vacation. In anticipation of the upcoming direction of the anime, The Pokemon Company and Netflix have joined forces to create a new and exciting stop-motion cartoon series.

Fans are excited to see what new and thrilling adventures await in this fresh take on the beloved franchise. The main character of the series is Haru, who, along with her Psyduck, is employed at the hotel. Fans of the franchise won't have to wait long to see Haru and her adventures, as the series, produced by Dwarf Studio, is expected to be available on Netflix soon (without an official release date).

The future of Pokémon: A bright and exciting path ahead!

The Pokémon Presents 2023 event was a massive success, with numerous new announcements and updates for various platforms, including console, mobile, and the Trading Card game. Fans can look forward to the expansions of the popular Pokémon games and the release of the new Pokémon Sleep and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

The Pokémon franchise has continued to captivate fans for over two decades, and with these new updates and announcements, it shows no signs of slowing down. Overall, Pokémon Presents 2023 has left fans excited and excited about the franchise's future. With so much new content arriving over the coming months, fans will have plenty to keep them busy and excited.

Here at Gamestate, we want to know what you are most excited about and what you look forward to the most. What are your thoughts on the new Pokémon announcements and updates from Pokémon Presents 2023?