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Pokemon Presents to bring new Pokemon news – How to watch, time, more

Published: 16/Jun/2020 15:15 Updated: 16/Jun/2020 15:18

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Company will stream their first “Pokemon Presents” presentation which will include brand new Pokemon news.

It will take place on June 17, 6am PDT (9am EDT and 2pm BST). Details of what we have to look forward aren’t exactly clear right now.

However, many outlets have confirmed that the 11-minute presentation will include new details about the Pokemon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. In addition to this, it is also being reported that there will be some form of new announcement.

Sword Shield DLC details

Presumably, Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Isle of Armor DLC would be available shortly after the presentation concludes. The portion of the “Pokemon Presents” that discusses the Expansion Pass could act as a last-minute teaser to encourage trainers who are on the fence to purchase it.

It could also reveal new details that the Pokemon Company have kept secret until now. Alternatively, there could be some details coming about the next DLC, The Crown Tundra, although doing so right before the first DLC releases may make less sense.

What else will be announced?

There’s no doubt trainers are super-excited about the arrival of the first Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC, but the real excitement for Pokemon Presents will be whatever the new announcement(s) will be.

There’s a lot that it could be, too. At the top of the list would be the much-hyped Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remake. This would send the community into overdrive and would mark a fantastic year for Pokemon fans. If it were to be a return to Sinnoh, then 2020 would have two brand new DLCs and a new game entirely.

We can be sure it is coming but unless it’s announced tomorrow, 2020 is looking less and less likely. Elsewhere, we’re due an announcement on the upcoming mobile game, Pokemon Sleep.

Details about the new concept remain sparse, although the Pokemon Company have promised it will turn “sleeping into entertainment”. With the game coming in 2020, some details are expected soon.

Alternatively, it could be the long-awaited Detective Pikachu game reveal. It was announced over a year ago now, that a new Detective Pikachu game would be coming to the Nintendo Switch but we haven’t heard anything since then. Could tomorrow finally be the reveal?

It’s a huge day for Pokemon fans tomorrow with the release of the Isle of Armor and (hopefully) some really big news elsewhere. Let’s hope it lives up to the hype!


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.