Well, another Pokémon Day has come and gone, leaving many fans’ tongues aflame(thrower) with theories and others wanting for more, as is tradition.

If you haven’t watched the full Presentation, you can do so right here:

Everything Announced during the Pokémon Presents

  • Pokémon Legends: Z-A (TBC 2025)
  • Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket (TBC 2024)
  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – New Tera Raid Events (Now!)
  • Pokémon Go x Pokémon Horizons: The Series collaboration event (5 March)
  • Pokémon Sleep – The legendary beasts have come to nap (March 2024)
  • Pokémon Unite, Café ReMix and Masters EX free content updates (Now!)

It was Pokémon Legends: Z-A and Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket that stole the show, though, with both titles set to set the direction of the franchise over the next two years.

Pokémon Legends: Z-A

In an unexpected turn of events, we’re heading to back to the Kalos region in the next main series Pokémon title.

A second main series title with the Legends treatment being announced is big news in itself. Seemingly tied to 2022’s Legends Arceus by the time-travelling Pokémon Unown, it’s safe to say that PokémonLegends is here to stay.

The obvious question is what does the Z-A stand for? I have my X and Y lore-bending theory, but at the risk of plot-spoilers I’ll put a pin in that one!

Whatever the title means, I can’t wait to dive into a fully reimagined Kalos region – ‘Urban Development Plan: Lumiose City’, here we come.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket

In what could very easily become the next RNG-fix for Pokémon fans and ‘gacha game’ fans alike, Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket is set for guaranteed success in my opinion.

The app is a step up from the current Pokémon TCG Online system, most specifically in its function as a digital card library. With all users receiving two free packs to tear open every morning and the new artwork effects that you really need to see in-trailer to ‘get’, it’s an easy sell for a free app.

PTCGP likely won’t see “The Summer of Pokémon GO”  levels of success, but I can already hear digital card packets being torn open each morning around the Ex12 offices… and the ping of an in-app purchase when I don’t get a secret rare again.

Our Thoughts

Speaking with the wider Experience12 team, it’s safe to say we’re pleasantly surprised with this year’s Pokémon Day announcements! Having grown to expect little to nothing from these presentations, to leave with my ideal outcome of a new Legends title + the new TCG app is quite the outcome indeed!