The Pokémon Presents will be around 35 minutes long. Lots of information!
We’re getting another Pokémon Presents, this time on August 8th, 2023. It’ll be dropped onto the official The Pokémon Company YouTube at 2 PM UK / 9 AM EST / 6 AM PT. The presentation will last around 35 minutes.
It’s currently unclear exactly what will be presented during the video. However, fans of the franchise can likely glean some sort of idea based on prior Pokémon Presents videos and the timing.
Pokémon is likely going to not offer any new mainline games during the Pokémon Presents. They’re in the middle of the promotional cycle for the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet DLC.
The games, in recent generations, have gone away from entirely full-bodied “enhanced” versions immediately after the release of the originals. If you’re unfamiliar with the idea, think of it like when Pokémon Yellow Edition came out after Red and Blue or when Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon came out after Sun and Moon. And so on.
Nowadays, players get to keep their original save files and head to new areas unlocked from the DLC pass. Part one, due out this Fall 2023, is titled The Teal Mask. Not long after that one, during Winter 2023, we are getting The Indigo Disk DLC.
The Pokémon Presents will likely have a harder focus on both of those parts of the downloadable content. But, that doesn’t mean the entire presentation has to focus on only them for 35 minutes.
This year, the Pokémon World Championships will take place from August 11th to August 13th in Yokohama, Japan. This presentation is happening just ahead of the big competition.
For those unaware, Pokémon is a highly competitive space. Between battling with digital Pokémon in the mainline Pokémon games and Pokémon GO to cardboard-based games with the Pokémon Trading Card Game, people take it seriously.
It’s very possible that the Pokémon Presents may tease things that will be fully revealed during Worlds.
It’s also possible that we will see other games during the video, such as the upcoming Detective Pikachu Returns. Some people are hoping that the classic Game Boy Pokémon games could make their way onto Nintendo Switch Online since other Game Boy games were recently added as well.