We are in the middle of a summer packed with gaming news, and Pokémon joined in this morning with a Pokémon Presents livestream full of exciting announcements.
In the video presentation, The Pokémon Co. President and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara provided updates and news for a variety of Pokémon titles, starting with Pokémon Smile, a new app to help kids brush their teeth.
Then, fans got a first look at two new Pokémon games: Pokémon Café Mix and Pokémon Snap.
Pokémon Café Mix is a puzzle-based game in which players run a café for Pokémon. As you progress in the game, you can expand your café and employ Pokémon who can help you clear the puzzles. The app will be free on mobile devices and the Nintendo Switch, with optional in-app purchases available. You can preregister for the game starting today!
Fans might recognize Pokémon Snap, because it was first available on the Nintendo 64 more than 20 years ago. Now, it’s getting a revamp and coming to the Nintendo Switch — and the internet is already freaking out. In this game, players explore deserts, jungles, and more as they photograph fan-favorite Pokémon and discover never-before-seen Pokémon expressions and behaviors. Visit the official site to learn more about it!
There are some updates on Pokémon Go, too, as the app adjusts to let players do more from home. (ICYMI, Pokémon Go Fest will be a virtual event this year.) Also, Mega Evolution is coming to Pokémon Go.
Moving on to Pokémon Sword & Shield, the first expansion pack officially launches today. To celebrate, there will be a special Max Raid battle featuring the mythical Pokémon Zeraora. If one million trainers defeat Zeraora in this battle by June 28, everyone will get a Shiny Zeraora. Look for full details soon on pokemon.com.
Finally, in case all of that wasn’t enough, there will be another Pokémon Presents next week, on June 24.
To see all of the gameplay footage and hear all of the announcements in full, check out the Pokémon Presents video below!