Yesterday, the Pokémon Company in Japan hosted a press conference. They featured details of upcoming apps and we’re here to break them down for you.
Detective Pikachu 2
Starting off, they announced a new Detective Pikachu game would be released for the Nintendo Switch. It will be a conclusion to the story that began with the first Detective Pikachu for the Nintendo 3DS. No date has been announced so far.
Without a doubt, one of the biggest announcements during the Pokémon conference was that of the Pokémon Home service. It will be the upgraded version of the Pokémon Bank service players use on the 3DS to transfer Pokémon from various titles on their 3DS. From how it was explained, Pokémon Home will be the go-to service going forward when transferring and trading Pokémon.
It will be capable of transferring your Pokémon from Pokémon Bank, Pokémon GO, and the Pokémon Nintendo Switch titles. You will be able to use it on your phone and Nintendo Switch console. The release for this service will be early 2020.
One of the more bizarre announcements during the Pokémon conference was that of Pokémon Sleep. It is being developed by the same creators of the game Magikarp Jump and it is being promoted as a new Pokémon game in the same vein as Pokémon GO.
Instead of focusing on getting out and walking, this game will measure your sleep patterns and make players “look forward to waking up in the morning.”
Nintendo also came on stage to announce their new ridiculously named device Pokémon Go Plus+. It is supposed to function as a regular Pokémon GO+ device but also creepily read your sleeping movements. Niantic also came on stage to state that the new device will also give you in-game rewards for “getting enough sleep.” He also noted that a new “sleeping Snorlax” will be found in Pokémon GO.
A new mobile game called Pokémon Masters was the final announcement. It will feature many of the games’ famous trainers, gym leaders, members of the Elite 4, and even Pokémon Champions of the past. However, as stated in a previous article, the developers have stated that they will not shy away from micro-transactions. This could mean that you’ll have to dish out some hard cash if you want the likes of Misty on your team.
Pokémon Masters is set to release some time in 2019. It seems like a more typical Pokémon game in regards to battles.