The Pokémon Presents for August 8th, 2023 aired earlier today and was full of announcements and updates for numerous Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch and mobile platforms. The presentation started off with details on the upcoming Pokémon World Championships in Yokohoma that will be in full swing this coming weekend. It then shifted focus to Detective Pikachu Returns and showed off a new trailer. We were then treated to a number of upcoming events and updates coming to Pokémon UNITE, Pokémon GO, Pokémon Sleep and Pokémon Café Remix. 

The second half of the Pokémon Presents focused mainly on the Pokémon Scarlet/ Violet DLC with more details about the first wave of DLC; The Teal Mask and its release date of September 13th, 2023. Part two of the DLC; The Indigo Disk was also highlighted, further revealing more details but with more to come at a later date.

The Nintendo Switch Online service was also brought up during the presentation with news on Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Stadium 2. Both of which are available to play on the Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online (Pokémon Trading Card Game) and Nintendo 64 (Pokémon Stadium 2) right now!

If you would like more details on each of the games and updates that were talked about in the Pokémon Presents, we have the official press release below. It also has information on a number of new anime series that are also on the way like Pokémon: Paldean Winds and Pokémon: Path to the Peak.


Highlights include release date for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet DLC, as well as a special in-game event featuring Mew and Mewtwo

Two new animated series—Pokémon: Paldean Winds and Pokémon: Path to the Peak—plus digital preorders for Detective Pikachu Returns, and mobile game updates

London, United Kingdom — August 8, 2023 — Today, The Pokémon Company International streamed the latest Pokémon Presents to fans around the world, revealing exciting announcements and new experiences across the franchise. Further details were also shared about the highly anticipated DLC for the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, which were released in November 2022 as the newest video games in the core Pokémon series.

Details from today’s Pokémon Presents are below.


The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Part 1: The Teal Mask
The first adventure in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, the new DLC for the blockbuster Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, will launch on September 13, 2023. In Part 1: The Teal Mask, players take a school trip to the land of Kitakami, where they join an outdoors study program held jointly between their academy and another school. Players can look forward to meeting Pokémon not found in the Paldea region while unearthing the mysteries behind an old Kitakami folktale. More details about Part 2: The Indigo Disk will be revealed at a later date.

Get Mew & Mewtwo! In-Game Event
A special in-game event, Get Mew & Mewtwo!, will take place in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, marking the debut of the Mythical Pokémon Mew and the Legendary Pokémon Mewtwo in the Paldea region. Beginning today through September 18, 2023, at 3:59 p.m. BST, players can add Mew to their team by entering the password GETY0URMEW in the Mystery Gift menu. In addition, a special Tera Raid Battle event will take place between September 1, 2023, at 1:00 a.m. BST and September 18, 2023, at 0:59 a.m. BST. In this event, players can challenge and catch a Mewtwo with the Mightiest Mark. A new trailer for Get Mew & Mewtwo! can be found here.

Pokémon: Paldean Winds
The Pokémon Company International announced a new animated web series titled Pokémon: Paldean Winds, which brings the Paldea region to life in an all-new way. This limited original series follows three academy students—Ohara, Aliquis, and Hohma—on their journey of growth and learning while attending school. Fans can look forward to watching Pokémon: Paldean Winds on the official Pokémon YouTube channel coming soon.


Detective Pikachu Returns
Releasing exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 6, 2023, the Detective Pikachu Returns video game is now available for preorder on Nintendo eShop and at participating retailers and online stores. This new title stars the one and only tough-talking, coffee-loving, great Detective Pikachu and his trusty partner, Tim Goodman. With the help of many other Pokémon, Tim and Pikachu work together to solve a series of mysterious incidents occurring in Ryme City, a place where humans and Pokémon live side by side. The latest trailer for Detective Pikachu Returns can be found here.

Pokémon: Path to the Peak
As revealed in today’s Pokémon Presents, The Pokémon Company International will premiere a short animated series titled Pokémon: Path to the Peak on August 11, 2023, during a special screening at the 2023 Pokémon World Championships, taking place at the PACIFICO Yokohama. Viewers will follow Ava and her partner Pokémon, Oddish, on their journey to rise to the top in the world of competitive Pokémon Trading Card Game play. Fans around the world will also be able to watch the first episode on the official Pokémon YouTube channel on August 11.

New updates and experiences were also revealed for popular mobile games across the franchise, including Pokémon GOPokémon SleepPokémon UNITEPokémon Masters EX, and Pokémon Café ReMix. In addition, The Pokémon Company International also announced that the bestselling Pokémon Trading Card Game video game will be coming to Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online, as well as Pokémon Stadium 2 to Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online. To learn more about all these latest announcements, Trainers can tune in to today’s Pokémon Presents.

Source: Pokémon PR

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