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Pokemon Press Conference: All the Big Announcements and Twitter Reactions, Memes

Pokemon Press Conference

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.

Pokemon Press Conference

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: “Pokemon Sleep

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.

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