Update: Watch the show live right here!
Original Article (Thu 25th Feb, 2021 13:05 GMT): The Pokémon Company has revealed that it'll be airing the latest presentation in its Nintendo Direct-style Pokémon Presents series tomorrow, 26th February.
It'll be streamed on YouTube at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm GMT / 4pm CET and will last for "roughly" 20 minutes. No details have been shared on what we'll see in the presentation.
As always, we'll be covering the entire event right here on Nintendo Life, so make sure to visit us at the times mentioned above to watch the show. Maybe something Diamond and Pearl related is headed our way after all?
What are you hoping to see? Leave your biggest hopes and dreams in the comments below.
Probably the remakes of Sinnoh I hope!
Can't wait for a 30 minute Pokémon Snap trailer! Let's gooooo
SWSH DLC 3?
Sceptile for smash!
I'll be watching for sure, but with a little asterisk that most things they'll show probably won't be for me. In fact I'm almost positive that the only good thing they'll show for me will be Pokémon Snap.
But hey I'm still a Pokémon fan despite all my criticism over the series so I'm hoping to be genuinely surprised.
There will be something that uses the poke ball controller surely
After Sword and Shield, I'm likely going to pass on any new game that they announce at this point. I'd love for them to change my mind and deliver something that's actually worth my money but that's probably pretty unlikely.
POKEMON UNITE LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOO
No "let's go" games and I will be happy
As long as they don’t do let’s go Sinnoh and max gimmicks we are good and hopefully they bring back mega evolutions
Watch it be another really long showcase of pokemon unite with 0 details on when it's coming out
Yes! Can't wait for more pokemon Unite news! /s
Looking forward to this Pokémon "Direct". Hopefully they will confirm the Diamond/Pearl remakes. I guess that there will be some surprises; an "All-Stars" pack with Gen I and/or II for Switch would be awesome (even if they are already available in the 3DS Virtual Console).
@UltimateOtaku91 exactly, i mean i know they are trying to tie pokemon go and draw in a younger audience but the game design just wasnt there.
This seemed a given (after the poke-radio silence during the direct). More on Snap probably (looking forward to that), but no idea what else. Detective Pikachu 2...dare I dream 😂?!
I should just about make it back home from my vaccine. Looking forward to it
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I expect three Wii U ports, and a bunch of shovelware.
I may fall and continue buying some of their games but the non-existing difficulty from the last generations killed any possible hype imo. The only anniversary i hyped this year was Zelda and only brought us the worst (less good) 3d Zelda back.
Still, hope they suprise me
They're going to butcher the long-awaited Gen 4 remake with Go mechanics, lol.
Pokémon Let’s Go Munchlax
I am hoping for a new let’s go game or a remake.
"What will be revealed?"
I expect them to correct one of the Direct's biggest problems.
It will happen at same time I predicted, but instead of Direct we get Presents.
Most likely Pokémon Snap, a F2P game either on smart phones or Switch.
Probally also new Hoenn games.
Just as teased as the DP remakes. (For the record I have no issues with potential DP remakes but that tweet is no more tease than this one is)
As expected. I hope they have something cool in store.
Can’t wait to see how much they’ve ruined diamond and Pearl
The only thing I want to know more about right now is the Detective Pikachu sequel.
Please don’t ruin Gen 4. Even though I can always play the originals, the remakes so far have been fantastic so it would just be a missed opportunity.
A smartphone app to teach my kids how to use the toilet hygienically and respectfully would be good, thanks.
Here are what I think are most likely: Sinnoh remakes (not sure if it'll be Let's Go or not), Sw/Sh DLC, Pokemon Unite News, and Pokken 2.
Not sure if I'm up for anything in particular. I have Shield when I want to revisit that, I still need to play PMD DX, and Pokemon Snap is one of a handful of games I'll be grabbing when it comes out. Also as mentioned by Manah, Detective Pikachu news would make a lot of sense, but I'm curious how they'd handle a sequel with theaters in their current condition, and wondering what the game sequel will be like.
Spin off Pokemon VS Personas confirmed.
On serious note Let's go was a failed g̶i̶m̶m̶i̶c̶k̶ experiment to bring mobile gamers to switch. Let's move on? no more pokemon go mechanics pls
It's worth noting this isn't a Nintendo Direct, so expect lots of non-console games announcements
So it will be 26 February 2021 10pm at my place.
@Octane Pretty sure Miitopia shows they've run out of Wii U ports and have moved onto 3DS ports, so:
Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon DX
Hey! Pikmin DX (renamed Pikmin 4)
LoZ: A Link Between World's DX
i Know it's a Dream Wish. and only a Dream.
but, please reveal a Pokemon Stadium 3 (4 in Japan.) for Nintendo Switch
Detective Pikachu 2 perhaps? Though I’d like Pokken 2
No matter what they will unveil, a lot of people are going to get mad for any reason. The Pokémon fanbase is so diverse that it's become impossible to fully please over time. The salt is going to be incredible, I can't wait!! An announcement to look forward to for sure.
Personally whatever is shown, I am tempted to skip even though I tried to enjoy even the most recent games. Not particularly interested in Let's Go-style remakes, and if they unvelied a new game that's anything like SwSh I might just pass... I made a serious attempt to get into that with a clean state of mind and it was tolerable, but falls a tad short of what I'd expect out of the company for now (my desires are far from unrealistic). I hope they will show some good spin-offs though, those are fun!
I still need to go back and play through Sword. Maybe ill get back in tonight.
@gcunit Or gen2 Pokémon for Smiles?
Anyone have any idea why they are doing tomorrow and not the 27th? Is it because National Pokémon day falls on a Saturday? And you all have it all wrong. It's going to be Pokémon Go Let's Go! 😂
@Octane your ports and shovelware were already announced. Those were what comprised last week's Nintendo direct
I am hyped!
Confession time: I played every pokemon since Red/Blue except I totally skipped all 8 (9?) games on the DS and came back for XY on the 3DS.
I'm not big on Pearl and Diamond, but I was hoping a nice remaster would be my first experience in Sinnoh.
But right now I fear they will make a Let's Go 4th gen, and I'm not giving it a chance
I’M excited but not exactly surprised... but yay!
@Yanina If they made Pokemon makeup like they have with Animal Crossing then it would sell bucketloads. Plus I’d be very interested to see how creative they could be with certain Pokemon.
Let's Go style (Johto)
Pokemon mobile games
Diamond / Pearl remake
Pokepark 3 or Pokepark 1 + 2 Remaster
More info about New Pokemon Snap
Announcement of Gen 9 Pokemon
Beatmania IIDX Pokemon style 😅😆
Well for everyone who was wondering why no pokemon news at the direct last week. Here is your answer
I can’t! I finally bit on sw/sh last month. Was actually impressed at first, but damn that game is BAD. I will not play another mainline Pokémon until they freshen up the polish and overall game design. Pokémon Snap however, looking forward to it
It’s a good thing Pokémon already has a monster fan base already, because Sword and Shield really didn’t do much to pull me, an outsider, into the franchise. If it were a brand new IP you can be sure those games wouldn’t have sold a quarter what they did.
I may try the Let’s Go games eventually and probably Snap, but still waiting for a Pokémon game that really wows and excites.
I just want a proper Switch game. Would be happy enough with a Let's Go, either Sinnoh or Johto (personal favourite)
If I have one guess:
Time diamond and Space Pearl
More info on Pokemon snap
Maybe another sort of free to play Pokémon puzzle game, or TCG ported on Switch.
What I DON'T want to see would be an Sword and Shield expansion
Time for Hey you Pikachu 2!
Do you folks think this one will be better than the Nintendo Direct of last week?
better be something something from old gen
@RareFan Well hopefully the 20 minute run time keeps things focused and it feels like there is more killer and not just filler (looking at you the latest Direct)
@Anti-Matter I actually quite enjoyed the poke park games I got 100% on number 1 haha
@RareFan it would be difficult to be worse
its all come to this haha
i'm guessing we see pokemon sleep, pokemon unite, detective pikachu 2, new pokemon snap, and dp remakes. not a lot of new but still updates are nice
As it's a Pokemon Presents rather than a Pokemon Direct, I think it'll just be mobile games and other spinoffs. Maybe if you're extremely lucky, more missing Pokemon are announced for Sword/Shield.
I bet we're gonna get news on the moba they're working on, but in the most drawn-out way possible. Probably a minute or two for Snap, and, of course something to do with sinnoh. I wholeheartedly believe this because gamefreak loves money. (I would be surprised if they didn't announce a remake or something)
Hype! Although I thought the base Sword and Shield games were average, the DLC for them was excellent. If we get more DLC and/or an announcement of a new title (Diamond and Pearl remakes), then I would be very satisfied.
Of course, I expect updates on other Pokémon spin-offs such as Snap (hooray), Sleep, and Unite.
I'm hoping for Let's Go Johto expansion for the Let's Go games, or new Let's Go games for Johto, and DP remakes. I want it all! 😁
Edit: Noice! (Some of you will understand) 🤣
If they were to be lets go sinnoh games , what two pokemon will be the mascots? Munchlax and shinx?
@Tobiaku Pokemon Snap? Free-to-play? Do you know anything about Pokemon Snap?
@Ultrasmiles Pachirisu, maybe?
I think the one guarantee is whatever they announce there will be a bunch of people complaining endlessly and the games will sell millions regardless and the cycle will go on.
Keep your expectations LOW!!!!!!!
There will be things that people don't want.
So to avoid too much disappointment, keep expectations low
I don't want to get my hopes up for this.
But I'm excited anyway... damnit.
I'm just happy there's a presentation at all.
My only prediction for this is that fans will be outraged no matter what.
I just want to see more of New Pokemon Snap. Won't get my hopes up so I'm not disappointed.
Floss to go with your toothbrushes, let's go!
I would be happy if they say that GameFreak f*cked it up enough and that Genius Sonority is doing the mainline games now. Why them? Their Gamecube games have been very neat. These and the first TCG on Gameboy are my most favorite Pokemon games. :3
...meh... Who am I kidding... Would even buy a GameFreak Pokemon game again... So, Sinnoh remake or Lets Go Johto... yay........
Im ready to be disappointed with lets ho diamond and pearl remakes. Hopefully im wrong.
@ok1 I ment a F2P game in addition to Pokemon Snap. Ofcourse I don't think Snap will be free, but I think they will have some free Pokémon thing.
I remember the last one so I have no ambitious expectations. They could dedicate the whole thing to a Pokemon Calorie Counter app and it wouldn't surprise me.
Probably more lame remakes. I'm just going to stick to emulation for Pokemon games from now on they don't really innovate in any meaningful way anymore.
Get ready trainers, Post Malone is ready for battle
I want POKÉMON Unite to drop IMMEDIATELY after the show!!!!! I’m dying for that game. Anything else I am uninterested. Unless a TCG for switch. I’d be all over that too....
Actually hoping for a Let’s Go title. I really liked the first one.
Damn the Pokemon fanbase is awful isn't it? I came back to it with the let's go remakes after not playing since gen 3 and really enjoyed them. I also liked sword/shield especially cause they were the UK. I don't get the toxicity tbh if you don't like the bloody game don't buy it.
I'm 30 so I'm so over whining on the internet about stuff I'm just going to either enjoy the game or sell it if i don't.
Don’t expect main series announcements. This is a pokemon presents, not a pokemon direct. Pokemon presents are hosted by gamefreak and could be anything, while pokemon directs are hosted by Nintendo, and are switch games. There’s a small chance we may get main series games announced here, but I wouldn’t go in expecting it.
The best part of this will be immediately after where, no matter what they announce, people will be angry. Even if it's the game they wanted.
@BenAV Don't count 'em out just yet. After all X and Y were pretty divisive, but the remakes that gen (Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire) are in my opinion the second best games in the series (after HeartGold and SoulSilver). So anything could happen!
All I know is, if this ends up making a lot of people angry, I'm gonna retreat to my internet Bomb shelter.
@Brummieendo90 I think a lot of it has to do with an older segment of fanbase who've at least played pretty consistently being frustrated at the lack of any meaningful evolution of the games. For as old as the franchise is it hasn't changed all that much which is ironic given the theme of you need to evolve to do your best. Which doesn't justify toxicity.
7 am is perfect, can watch it with my son right before I leave for work. Also, does anyone else want another Pokemon Conquest? Seems to always be left out of the discussion.
Ideally, though, it'll be 20 minutes entirely dedicated to Pokemon Sleep
Adult pokemon game 18+
Lol that sounds kinda hentai ish🤣🤣🤣.
Lol but serious, i would love a more darker pokemon game for adult, better animations during battles etc. Its time to evolve more.
Assuming they’re announcing Let’s Go Sinnoh so if they don’t I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Might want to go in now then because I can garuntee it.
Who is ready for game freak to ruin are hopes and dreams? I i'm.
hear me out:
Pokemon Let's go: Sun/Moon
Johto game in Let's go style where your starter eevee will evolve into Espeon/Umbreon
Pokemon Let's go Gold/Silver/Crystal
Gold gives starter Elekid and box Legendary is Raikou
Silver gives starter magby and box legendary is Entei
Crystal gives starter smoochum and box Legendary is Suicune
Why did they say PDT when they seem to have meant PST? We're not on daylight saving time right now.
@GrandScribe it's just the same boring ***** over and over so going back and playing the older games are more fun than playing the newer games at this point.
If they announce let's go Sinnoh, it would be probably time for me to lets look for another hobby. Feels kinda sad to get trashed by the things you love.
@Brummieendo90 Guess what, you seem to enjoy casual stuff. The problem is that the last few games were all really casual and the experienced players are getting tired of it. Cant you let us have something? Whats awful about asking for a challenging game? You act extremely selfish to be honest.
@Jokerwolf I've kinda given up on Gamefreak doing much more than the bare minimum. It took em' till generation 8 to get rid of HMs, a mechanic that even as a kid made no sense while I played gen one and two for the first times. I hope they surprise me one day.
Shoes and T-Shirts, and the same regurgitated campaign in a new game with different names.
*pokemon unite international beta/release info
*some new mobile app that will be mildly fun but also unnecessary and a cash grab
*gen 4 remakes with some kind of catch. will look good but fans will be skeptical or disappointed
*No Pokemon sleep, but some new lifestyle app will be shown
*some sort of slideshow or montage along with merchandise that everyone will enjoy. as always everyone will be so smothered in nostalgia by the slideshow/montage that anything shown will be better due to nostalgia
*something new snap related
@GrandScribe Ngl with HMs gone I do miss them for their exploration and puzzle purposes. They could totally have brought them back in swsh and had them work. You could have them unlearnable. People would say "well then you could get stuck," but with the flying taxi and portable PC, you could easily leave situations where past games would leave you stuck without HMs
This might be because I started recently getting back in to Digimon with the 20th anniversary Vpets that came out a couple years ago now, but I think it would be totally awesome if Nintendo and Pokemon Company decided to put out a 25th anniversary line of Pokemon Vpets that could also let you raise Pokemon and battle them with friends. Yeah sure it's a knockoff of Digimon but it's honestly something I am surprised Pokemon has really never done. I mean the Pocket Pikachu was a different animal entirely and so was the Pokewalker. I know it won't happen but it would be cool if they did do it.
Gen 4 Remakes
Let's Go Gen 2
I'm expecting "more of the same" which sadly means nothing for me. I'm sure there will be a new Pokemon game for me one day, but it requires the powers that be to give up on the tedious copy and paste job they keep on delivering and get some damn innovation, exploration, excitement and sense of adventure back into the series.
I honestly thought surely New Pokemon Snap would start the progress... but no. Once again it's literally more of the same.
If you still like the formula then genuinely good for you. Me? I honestly can't believe heads haven't rolled already.
@VoidofLight There may or may not be a main series titlenor Switch game announcement tomorrow. But I'm almost certain one of the last Pokémon Presents had Switch related news in it.
@UmbreonsPapa Yeah, it did. I believe it had Pokemon Snap in it. The one thing that kind of makes me think this might not be that big in terms of news is how Nintendo isn't retweeting the announcement, unlike how they usually do when big news happens.
@Christofu I never understood them taking up a move slot except maybe as a way to make the game a bit more difficult in a very annoying way. I always thought HM abilities should be useable outside of battles if you had the correct badge and Pokemon that could use the abilities.
@SuperCharr I like that idea, however what ever they were to use the sprite style of games like emerald but with the oversold visuals of Octopath traveler
Honestly i have interest with some shovelwares on Wii.
They are not really bad actually since i tend to play casual games.
I will welcome casual games like Imagine series or Petz series on Switch.
You know, i'm different.
There's still time for them to screw this up. Everyone's expecting a G4 remake now.
Nintendo's all prepped for Pokemon's 25th, while Link cries quietly in the corner.
@DarthFoxMcCloud There was a Tamagotchi Nano x Eevee crossover, but it never made it overseas. I think that’s the closest they’ve gotten...
Pokemon of the Wild is no longer a dream...
@StardusterEX Yeah I imported one! I absolutely love that thing. My favourite sprite on it is Umbreon! The only Eevee evolution I haven't evolved on there is Espeon, I really should try for that! HAHA! But yeah it would be nice if Pokemon did another one for the 25th anniversary, like how Digimon released the classic v-pets for their 20th anniversary a couple years back. I'm just a nostalgic 30-something wanting to relive the 90s HAHA. I know it won't happen. Fun to dream though.
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