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Pokémon Presents August 18, 2021 - Full Recap (3 minute read)

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

Pokémon UNITE

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Pokémon Café ReMix

Pokémon UNITE

  • Mobile release is slated for September 22, 2021 and pre-registrations are opened for both iOS and Android.

  • Three pre-registration goals have been set, and those pre-registering will receiving the following rewards if the goals are met:

  • 1 million = 1,000 Aeos Tickets

  • 2.5 million = Pikachu UNITE License

  • 5 million = Festival Style Pikachu Holowear

  • Mamoswine and Sylveon have been confirmed to land in Pokémon UNITE in future updates.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

New gameplay revealed (full trailer here).

Launch date: January 28, 2022

Preorders for Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be available on Nintendo eShop starting Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

As an early-purchase bonus, those who preorder the physical/retail version will be able to obtain an in-game outfit based on Hisuian Growlithe.

Those who preorder the digital version of Pokémon Legends: Arceus will receive the Hisuian Growlithe Kimono Set and 30 Heavy Balls.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes Trainers on an adventure through the Sinnoh region of the past—before it was even called Sinnoh. Many years ago, the land was called the Hisui region, and it was rare for humans and Pokémon to live in close harmony.

As a member of the Galaxy Expedition Team, players will visit Jubilife Village, a bustling settlement that serves as a base of operations. After receiving an assignment or a request, Trainers will set out from the village to study one of the various areas of the Hisui region. After they finish their survey work, Trainers return to Jubilife Village to prepare for their next task. Whenever Trainers leave Jubilife Village to set out on an excursion, their first stop will be one of the base camps that will serve as an outpost for their work. These base camps are more than just starting points—Trainers can stop for a rest during an excursion, letting their team of Pokémon recover their health, or use a base camp’s workbench to craft items.

As Trainers progress toward completing the Pokédex and increase in rank as a member of the Galaxy Team, they will meet interesting characters and encounter unique Pokémon living in the Hisui region.



Category: Big Horn Pokémon

Height: 5′11″

Weight: 209.7 lbs.

Type: Normal/Psychic

In the Hisui region, Stantler can evolve into Wyrdeer. Using the black orbs at the bases of its antlers, this Pokémon generates and unleashes psychic energy powerful enough to distort space.


Category: Big Fish Pokémon

Height: 9ʹ10″

Weight: 242.5 lbs.

Type: Water/Ghost

Basculin in the Hisui region evolve into Basculegion when they are possessed by the souls of other Basculin from their school that could not withstand the harsh journey upstream. Their propulsive power is bolstered by the souls possessing them, letting them swim without tiring.

Hisuian Braviary

Category: Battle Cry Pokémon

Height: 5′7″

Weight: 95.7 lbs.

Type: Psychic/Flying

When Rufflet in the Hisui region evolve, they become Hisuian Braviary. Hisuian Braviary can imbue its eerie screeches with psychic power to generate powerful shock waves. It can also use its psychic power to sharpen its sixth sense, entering a trance that boosts its physical abilities.

Hisuian Growlithe

Category: Scout Pokémon

Height: 2′7″

Weight: 50 lbs.

Type: Fire/Rock

This is Growlithe as it appears in the Hisui region. Hisuian Growlithe has longer, more voluminous fur than the previously discovered form of Growlithe. Highly vigilant, they tend to be seen watching over their territory in pairs.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

New gameplay revealed (full trailer here).

Launch date: November 19, 2021

First released in 2006, the original games have been faithfully reproduced and colorfully revitalized for Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will bring Trainers back to the Sinnoh region, where they will meet Professor Rowan, battle against Team Galactic, and explore the Grand Underground. The Sinnoh region’s popular Pokémon Super Contests return as Super Contest Shows, and players can socialize with other Trainers from around the world in the Union Room. Trainers will also be able to personalize their gameplay experience by using Capsule Decoration. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl will be compatible with Pokémon HOME in 2022.

A special edition Nintendo Switch Lite Dialga & Palkia Edition will be released on Friday, November 5, 2021, to commemorate the launch of these titles and will have a design on the back featuring a silver-colored Dialga and a gold-colored Palkia.

Pokémon Café REmix

Pokémon Café Mix, the touch-based puzzle game for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, is getting a revamp this fall, along with a new name—Pokémon Café ReMix. Updates will include new puzzle elements, more Pokémon, new dress-up options, and more ways of growing and developing staff Pokémon.

Pokémon are now able to eat the delicious meals prepared for them, making them more friendly and more willing to become staff Pokémon. New puzzle skills that will make it easier to clear puzzles will also be introduced in Pokémon Café ReMix, as well as the ability to combine megaphones to make them more powerful. Golden acorns collected in Pokémon Café Mix will transfer to Pokémon Café ReMix.


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