Update [Sun 21st Aug, 2022 16:55 BST]: At the closing ceremony of the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara shared a brand new "competitive play" video for the upcoming Scarlet and Violet games.
This included the reveal of the new Pokémon Cyclizar. It's a Dragon/Normal-type, and comes with the move Shed Tail - where it can create a substitute then swap places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
The same trailer also showed off some new items including the Mirror Herb and Loaded Dice, as well as another new move: Tera Blast. See it all in action in the trailer above.
Nintendo of America - "Meet the Mount Pokémon, Cyclizar. A Pokémon that has lived in many Paldea region households since ancient times, it’s common to see people riding Cyclizar! Fun fact: It can sprint at over 70 mph while carrying a human!"
The Scarlet and Violet Trading Card Game series was also announced at the 2022 World Championships closing ceremony:
Original article [Fri 19th Aug, 2022 05:00 BST]: As you might have heard, the Pokémon World Championship 2022 is taking place this weekend and as part of this, there's expected to be some news about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet at the closing ceremony this Sunday.
During the opening ceremony, The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara teased some "news" for Scarlet and Violet, as well as the Trading Card Game's future. Here's exactly what he had to say (via IGN):
"We also have news for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and the future of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. but I'd like to share those updates with you during our closing ceremony, so I ask that you wait just a little bit longer."
Whether or not these two new items will be linked is unclear at this stage. It's probably best not to get too excited, either. The latest Scarlet and Violet trailer released earlier this month revealed the region of the new games and introduced the new mechanic known as the "Terestal Phenomenon".
As for the TCG, the new version of the digital game recently got a beta in select locations around the world. You can see more content related to the Pokémon World Championship 2022 in the below guides:
- Pokémon GO Twitch Codes List - Pokémon World Championship 2022
- Pokémon Sword And Shield Codes: Full List Of Mystery Gift Codes
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