Pokemon Press Conference
The Pokemon Company conducted a press conference from Tokyo today, announcing a handful of upcoming products that have us looking for our pillows.
Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of the Pokemon Company, stood behind a PokeBall-shaped podium, made a number of “business announcements” and, notably, discussed how the broadcast was in English, Japanese and Chinese — signalling intentions to get Pokemon to a broader audience. A cavalcade of guest presenters then rolled through, offering up information on the latest products and services The Pokemon Company is offering up. It wasn’t riveting, but perhaps it set us up for the huge reveal: ““
What was announced at the Pokemon press conference?
- Pokemon Detective Pikachu is coming to Switch.
- Shibuya PARCO is getting a Pokemon Center in Fall 2019. There will be a Mewtwo statue at the entrance.
- NetEase, a Chinese internet technology company and game publisher, announced Pokemon Quest China.
- Junichi Masuda from Game Freak announced Pokemon Home, which we discuss a little more below.
- Pokemon Sleep was announced and look, there’s more information below, but we’re confused.
- Kazuhiro Maruyama, device development lead at Nintendo, announced “Pokemon Go Plus Plus.”
- Pokemon GO is inundated with Snorlax at the moment, in celebration of the announcements.
- DeNA is developing a smartphone game: Pokemon Masters. Sister site GameSpot has more on that.
The conference also announced Pokemon Masters, a new mobile game that includes fan-favorite Pokemon trainers in 3V3 Pokemon battles. In addition, a Detective Pikachu game will come to the Nintendo Switch. Also announced was Pokemon Home, a cloud-based service that lets you bring over Pokemon from Pokemon GO, Pokemon Bank and the Pokemon Switch games.
Pokemon Best Sleep Memes
When the squad gets together to play Pokemon Sleep ? pic.twitter.com/AsVVmXGv5k
— The Bryan Atkinson (@Wow_no_inv) May 29, 2019
Serebii Update: We have created a section on Pokémon Sleep for iOS & Android which will contain all information and updates for the game as it comes over the coming months https://t.co/gaPRuqpW67
— Serebii.net (@SerebiiNet) May 29, 2019
honestly of all the sleep aids out there, Pokemon Sleep is the most likely to actually help me with my sleep issues
— Kallie Plagge (@inkydojikko) May 29, 2019
Pokémon Sleep will let me train my Pokémon while I sleep? I’m going to have the strongest monsters!!! https://t.co/ddWVNOOhNc
— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) May 29, 2019
wow! i’m so excited for pokemon / nintendo to monitor my bodily functions! ?? pic.twitter.com/B0c8zCyDGI
— michael shillingburg? (@shillingburger) May 29, 2019
The next Pokemon game looks great pic.twitter.com/GSWASLzN1K
— Pixelbuster (@Nitomatta) May 29, 2019
— scythes & wifes 2: girls just wanna have gun (@JillKatze) May 29, 2019
— Shane (@FourScore64) May 29, 2019
idk guys sleeping is already pretty entertaining without DLC
— Shenaniganza (@dbMisadventure) May 29, 2019
imagine sleeping…………but theres microtransactions
— auro (@aurorange) May 29, 2019
I already won Pokemon Sleep pic.twitter.com/XAaccJXcDI
— Anaugi (@CaptAnaugi) May 29, 2019
Pokemon Sleep will be the first Pokemon game that I will actually find challenging.
— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) May 29, 2019
I am happy to announce that I’ll be looking to become a competitive pokemon sleep player, marking the next step of my career in esports! https://t.co/rIrhNN8BpI
— Sky (@Skyerino) May 29, 2019
I woke up from an impromptu nap to discover that I slept through the Pokémon Sleep announcement so I’d say I’m already way ahead of the game here, see you at the Indigo Plateau losers
— Sunder (@SunderCR) May 29, 2019