Pokémon fans of all kinds are blessed with a Pokémon Presents this week, which will show off some of the franchise's future. We know that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will appear at the show, but beyond that, it's a mystery. Perhaps we'll see teases for a new Pokémon Legends title, or maybe we'll finally get an update on the long-awaited Pokémon Sleep application.
Regardless, there's a lot to be excited about and plenty more to theorize. Pokémon is an enormous franchise with tons of spin-off games and apps, so we could see anything at this showcase. Remember when we got a Pokémon MOBA called Pokémon UNITE? I'll never forget how bizarre that was, so I'm hoping this next presentation is full of equally shocking secrets. Perhaps we'll even see another Pokémon Snap game.
How to watch Pokémon Presents showcase
The Pokémon Presents showcase will go live on August 3 at 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST on YouTube. We're going to learn more about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet at the event, but the official announcement tweet also suggests we will get updates on other "apps and video games."
‼️ Attention, Trainers! ‼️ Tune in to our YouTube channel on Wednesday, August 3rd at 6AM PT for a #PokemonPresents video presentation with updates on Pokémon apps and video games, including #PokémonScarletViolet! 🔔 https://t.co/4Y2yC8uitL pic.twitter.com/oUTbNln64cAugust 1, 2022
We have no indication of how long the presentation will be, but we're expecting to see information about everything Pokémon. While Pokémon GO is nowhere near as popular as it once was, there's a chance we'll see what its future holds. However, my big bet insofar as "apps" go is an update on Pokémon Sleep, which was announced three years ago and never seen again. Maybe we'll finally get some insight into exactly what it is and when we can expect it.
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Self-described art critic and unabashedly pretentious, Momo finds joy in impassioned ramblings about her closeness to video games. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Brooklyn College and five years of experience in entertainment journalism. Momo is a stalwart defender of the importance found in subjectivity and spends most days overwhelmed with excitement for the past, present and future of gaming. When she isn't writing or playing Dark Souls, she can be found eating chicken fettuccine alfredo and watching anime.