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Pokemon Home and Sleep coming soon? Pokemon set to make announcement

Published: 7/Jan/2020 16:15 Updated: 8/Jan/2020 16:01

by Paul Cot


Out of nowhere the Pokemon Company have announced the first Pokemon Direct of 2020 and it looks like we’ll be getting more details about the Pokemon Home and Sleep apps.

Nintendo haven’t given too much notice as it will take place on January 9, 9:30am EST.

You’ll be able to watch it live on YouTube, which for your convenience is embedded below. Nintendo’s official post describes the presentation as “roughly 20 minutes of new Pokemon information.”

NintendoThe first Pokemon Direct of 2020 came out of nowhere!

What will be announced?

There have been no hints or rumors as to what the first Pokemon Direct of 2020 could entail but one thing makes a lot of sense.

The Pokemon Home and Pokemon Sleep apps appear to be the most likely and should tie in to Pokemon Sword and Shield, also. After all, Pokemon Home has been promised to release in early 2020.

Pokemon Home is described as a “cloud service that will work with Nintendo Switch and iOS and Android devices, allowing you to bring over the Pokemon that you’ve shared adventures with throughout your journey.”

Meanwhile, Pokemon Sleep is an app that “tracks a user’s time sleeping and brings a gameplay experience unlike any other!” The Jan 9 Pokemon Direct could reveal more details about both of these and give us an official release date.

The announcement everyone wants?

For those who are already desperate for new details, or even an announcement, on the next Pokemon game, you may have to wait a little longer. It’s possible Nintendo will break the trend and announce something early but it isn’t worth getting your hopes up.


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.