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What “big project” will be revealed at Pokemon Presents?

Published: 22/Jun/2020 11:20 Updated: 23/Jun/2020 15:38

by Paul Cot

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Pokemon fans are expecting a big announcement at this Wednesday’s Pokemon Presents stream. The hype for the reveal is increasing as trainers speculate as to what the teased big project could be.

The stream will take place on June 24 at 6am PDT (9am EDT and 2pm BST). You can watch it below.

The Pokemon Company have given little to no clues as to what the project is. However, in the minds of many, it is seemingly one of two things.


Diamond and Pearl remake

Upon the announcement of the announcement, trainers were quick to speculate that the much wanted remakes of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl could be revealed. It is a game that has been rumored for several years and is surely a case of when, and not if, it is coming.

The last mainline generation to be remade was Gen 3 in 2013 with Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby. Since then the Kanto region got its second remake with Pokemon Let’s Go but surely Gen 4 will be next. Or will it?

Let’s Go 2

While a return to Sinnoh was quickly speculated upon, eagle-eyed trainers noticed something interesting in the background of the initial Pokemon Presents on June 17. Behind Tsunekazu Ishihara, President and CEO of The Pokemon Company, was a number of plush Pokemon toys.

All of these had something in particular in common. That was all of them are from Gen 2 – the Johto region. This has led trainers to believe Ishihara is hinting that a remake of Gen 2 is up next.

More specifically, that a second version of Pokemon Let’s Go is coming. We don’t know what it would be called but Let’s Go 2, Let’s Go Johto and Let’s Go Gold Silver are just some of the names that have been thrown around.

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they Pokemon Let’s Go was a re-imagining of the Kanto region, Johto is seemingly next…

Tencent

Another less talked about alternative is a brand new game produced by Tencent. They are responsible for huge titles such as League of Legends, PUBG: Mobile and they even have a stake in Fortnite – in short they are big.

They are also releasing a yet to be announced Pokemon game alongside the Pokemon Company. No other details are known about it but could Pokemon Presents finally be the time it is revealed or will it be either a Gen 4 remake or a second Let’s Go game. We’ll get to find out on June 24!

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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

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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.