Today is a big day for Pokemon fans. Not only does it mark the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s first expansion, The Isle of Armor, but even more news was shared–including details on new Pokemon games for Switch and mobile. The official Pokemon company announced a “Pokemon Presents” video that has now debuted–watch it below or check out our full recap. And look for even more next week, as the event was capped off with a tease for something to come on June 24.
New Pokemon Snap
The long-awaited successor to the N64 classic has been revealed, and a new Pokemon Snap game is on the way for Nintendo Switch.
Sword And Shield: Zeraora Max Raid
With the new Isle of Armor DLC launching for Sword and Shield, a new Max Raid event is kicking off for a limited time. It features Zeraora, and if enough players complete it, a Shiny Zeraora will be available.
Mega Evolution And Galarian Farfetch’d In Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go is getting some new content to celebrate the release of Isle Armor in Sword and Shield. Mega Evolutions are coming to the game, as is the Galarian version of Farfetch’d.
A new, much different sort of Pokemon-themed game/app was also announced: Pokemon Smile. This is an AR experience designed to encourage children to brush their teeth.
Pokemon Cafe Mix
Pokemon Cafe Mix is a new free-to-play game for Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android (or, as Nintendo refers to it, free to start). It’s a puzzle game that involves running a cafe and serving drinks and dishes to Pokemon.
As for the new Sword and Shield DLC, Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra will add several new Pokemon, as well as older ones missing from the Galar dex, and Galarian variants. In The Isle of Armor–which is out now–you’ll journey to a dojo where a trainer named Mustard gifts you with the Legendary teddy bear Pokemon Kubfu. With some training, it will evolve into one of two powerful Urshifu variants. You’ll also get a new rival depending on your game–the Poison-type trainer Klara for Sword, and the Psychic-type Avery for Shield. So far, Crown Tundra is only set for a Fall 2020 release.
Pokemon Sleep has not been given a detailed debut, but it’s slated for a 2020 release.
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