Pokémon Presents 2023: Unveiling the Most Exciting News
The first major expansion for Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, The Turquoise Mask, will be available on September 13 for Nintendo Switch.
The highly anticipated Pokémon Presents presentation just concluded, unveiling exciting updates and announcements for the beloved Pokémon franchise. Among the highlights was the announcement of the first major expansion for Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, titled The Turquoise Mask, set to release on September 13 for the Nintendo Switch.
The Turquoise Mask expansion will introduce players to a new area within the Paldea region called Noroteo, where a vibrant mask festival will take place. This downloadable content will not only offer a fresh setting to explore, but also introduce new Pokémon, including the enchanting candy apple Dipplin. Additionally, players can look forward to engaging in new mini-games as part of this expansion.
The Turquoise Mask is just the beginning of a larger downloadable content called The Treasure of Area Zero. The second expansion, named The Indigo Disc, is set to release later this winter, although an exact date has not been specified. The Indigo Disc will take players to the Blueberry Academy, an underwater structure boasting four distinct biomes teeming with unique Pokémon species.
In an exciting development for fans of the original Pokémon games, the legendary Pokémon 150 and 151 will soon be available in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple at no cost. To acquire these legendary Pokémon, players must participate in an online event within the game, scheduled to take place from September 1 to 178. Additionally, players can obtain the mythical Pokémon Mew by redeeming the code "GETY0URMEW" within the game itself.
Fans of the charismatic detective Pikachu will be delighted to learn that a new adventure for Nintendo Switch is on the horizon. The deep-voiced, coffee-loving Pikachu will make a return on October 6, offering players a captivating new storyline and intriguing characters. Pre-orders for the digital version of the game are now available.
During the presentation, it was also announced that the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Stadium 2 will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service. The Pokémon Trading Card Game, originally released for the Game Boy Color in 1998, allows players to enjoy the popular card game with just a basic subscription. Pokémon Stadium 2, a turn-based fighting game initially published in 2000 for the Nintendo 64, follows the footsteps of its predecessor, which was added to the service earlier. However, to fully enjoy Pokémon Stadium 2, players will need to have the Expansion Pass.
Overall, the Pokémon Presents presentation provided a glimpse into the exciting future of the Pokémon franchise, with new expansions, games, and additions to the Nintendo Switch Online service. Fans can look forward to immersing themselves in the vibrant world of Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, joining detective Pikachu on thrilling adventures, and engaging in nostalgic card battles and epic Pokémon battles in Pokémon Stadium 2. The Pokémon journey continues to captivate trainers of all ages, offering endless possibilities and adventures.