Put on your Trainer hat because two Pokémon presentations have been spotted in the wild.
Like two lightning-fast Poké Ball tosses, The Pokémon Company has announced a 2019 Pokémon Press Conference, while Nintendo revealed a Pokémon Direct is also coming. Both presentations are expected to offer a wide range of Pokémon news sure to excite the inner Pokémon Trainer in all of us. Here’s the lowdown on when and how to watch these livestream shows:
- Pokémon 2019 Press Conference: Watch it live on May 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT, on the company’s website and Twitch channel.
- Pokémon Direct: Watch it live on June 5 at 9:00 a.m. ET / 6:00 a.m. PT, on Nintendo’s website and YouTube channel.
The Pokémon Press Conference will cover “a number of topics of interest to Pokémon fans,” according to the official write-up. In the past, these press conferences have been used to reveal new games like Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, along with mobile games like Pokémon Go and Pokémon Quest.
The Pokémon Direct will run for roughly 15 minutes—about the same length as the recent Super Mario Maker 2 Direct—and will provide juicy new updates on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, both expected to release on Nintendo Switch later this year.
Here are the two Pokémon announcement tweets that got me all fired up like a Charizard:
What’s most exciting about these upcoming livestreams is just how much Pokémon is being cooked up by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the first core Pokémon RPGs on home console—exciting in and of itself—but now we have word that more Pokémon is coming. So what else could be headed our way? Well, we know that DeNA is working on a “new and exciting” Pokémon mobile game, so there’s a strong possibility we’ll get a first reveal. Nintendo and The Pokémon Company are also big on spin-off titles, so perhaps a new Switch game could get announced. I’d be all for a Pokkén Tournament sequel or a new Pokémon Mystery Dungeon entry!
What’s also exciting to think about is if Nintendo’s willing to give us 15-minute Directs for Super Mario Maker 2 and the pair of new Pokémon games before E3—what could they be saving for E3? Let’s face it, these are three of Nintendo’s biggest releases this year, so they must feel very confident they have a lot more to show. New info on Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Astral Chain, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and more? It’s going to be a huge next couple of weeks for Nintendo fans!
See also: Nintendo Predictions for E3