Today, during the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference, The Pokémon Company revealed quite a lot of new projects for the Pokémon series: Pokémon Home, Pokémon Sleep, Pokémon Masters, Detective Pikachu sequel, a new Pokémon Center store, and more!
If you missed the press conference, no problem: the recording is now live on YouTube:
Pokémon 2019 Press Conference – Detective Pikachu
Good news for players who enjoyed the Detective Pikachu game on Nintendo 3DS and are looking for me: Creatures Inc. is currently working on a brand new entry, which will provide a conclusion to the story of the first game, which ended in a cliffhanger.
The release of the “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” movie has left fans wanting more of the famous Pokémon sleuth. The Pokémon Company announced today that Creatures Inc. has plans to create a new entry in the Detective Pikachu video game series, this time for Nintendo Switch. The original Detective Pikachu game for the Nintendo 3DS ended on a cliffhanger and this upcoming game will be a conclusion to that story.
Pokémon 2019 Press Conference – Pokémon Center
During the press conference, it was announced that a new Pokémon Center store will open in Shibuya (Japan), this Autumn.
Pokémon 2019 Press Conference – Pokémon Quest
The Pokémon Company have announced that total pre-registrations for Pokémon Quest in China (the mobile game) have topped 1.7 millions. They also confirmed that the Chinese version will have new PvP and social features, but didn’t specify whether those would also be added to the worldwide version of the game (on mobile or Nintendo Switch).
Also, it was announced that NetEase is going to bring more Pokémon mobile games to China in the future.
Earlier in May, it was announced that the popular mobile game, Pokémon Quest, will be coming to China via NetEase, the second largest game developer in the world and a new partner for The Pokémon Company. Since then, more than 1.7 million players have pre-registered for the game in the country. Today it was revealed that Pokémon Quest in China will be an enhanced version of the game with new player vs. player and social features. While Pokémon Quest marks the first mobile Pokémon game in China, it was also announced that NetEase is working with The Pokémon Company to bring more Pokémon games to the country.
Pokémon 2019 Press Conference – Pokémon Home
A brand new service was announced during the press conference: Pokémon Home. It’s a cloud-based service that aims to connect the various Pokémon games on Nintendo 3DS, Mobile, Nintendo Switch, etc.. It will allow you to manage your collection of Pokémon, with smartphone users being able to trade with friends or players from all around the world directly from Pokémon Home.
Here’s how it works:
- you can transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Bank to Pokémon Home
- you can transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon Home
- you can transfer Pokémon from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!
- you can transfer Pokémon from and to Pokémon Sword and Shield
The world of Pokémon games is more diverse than ever, with a range of titles for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. Now, Trainers can bring all their Pokémon together with Pokémon HOME, a new cloud service app that enables them to continue their Pokémon adventures beyond a single game system and manage their collection of Pokémon across many of their games. Smartphone users can also trade with friends or others around the world directly from Pokémon HOME. Pokémon HOME connects with Pokémon Bank as well as Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, and also Pokémon GO. Pokémon HOME is expected to launch in early 2020 for iOS and Android devices as well as Nintendo Switch.
Pokémon Sleep is a new mobile app that tracks the time spent by players sleeping, as well as the time they wake up, which has an effect on gameplay. It will launch alongside a new iteration of the Pokémon GO Plus accessory, called Pokémon GO Plus +.
Soon, Trainers will be able to wake up with Pokémon every morning with Pokémon Sleep, a mobile app from The Pokémon Company. Pokémon Sleep aims to turn sleeping into entertainment by having a player’s time spent sleeping and the time they wake up have an effect on the gameplay. While more details about the app’s functionality will be revealed at a later date, it was announced that a new peripheral device from Nintendo, Pokémon GO Plus + will connect to Pokémon Sleep and launch with the app. The device will use an embedded accelerometer to track a user’s time sleeping and send this information to their smartphone via Bluetooth. This new device also has the same functions as the original Pokémon GO Plus, so Trainers can use it with Pokémon GO during the day and with Pokémon Sleep at night. Trainers can look forward to Pokémon Sleep launching for mobile devices in 2020.
Pokémon Masters is the game DeNA announced they were working on with The Pokémon Company, a few weeks ago. It will allow players to battle against iconic trainers from the Pokémon series, with more details coming next month (most likely at E3).
A new Pokémon mobile game called Pokémon Masters is on the way for iOS and Android devices from The Pokémon Company and DeNA. Pokémon Masters enables players to experience a new type of Pokémon battling on the go and features many famous Pokémon Trainers from the long history of Pokémon video games. Gameplay will be optimized for smart devices for a casual but uniquely Pokémon experience. Fans can expect more details about Pokémon Masters in June.
During the press conference, it was announced that the Pokémon Shirt service (with made-to-order clothes featuring the original 151 Pokémon) will be launched in Europe and the United States in the future.
In addition to gaming news, Mr. Ishihara announced that Pokémon Shirts, a service currently available in Japan that creates made-to-order original clothing designs featuring the first 151 Pokémon, will be coming to the U.S. and Europe.
The Upcoming Games page has been updated with the new games, apps, and services!
Source: The Pokémon Company PR / The Pokémon Company