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New Pokémon Presents stream coming Aug. 18

The Pokémon Company promises updates on Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes, Legends: Arceus

the godlike Pokémon Arceus on a rainbow background in Pokémon Legends: Arceus Image: The Pokémon Company

The Pokémon Company will stream a new Pokémon Presents showcase on Wednesday, Aug. 18, promising updates on a number of projects including Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Pokémon fans can watch the livestream on the official Pokémon YouTube channel, starting at 9 a.m. EDT/6 a.m. PDT on Aug. 18. The Pokémon Company did not specify how long the stream would be, or if other in-development projects, like Pokémon Unite, Pokémon Sleep, or the new Detective Pikachu game, would appear during the presentation.

Both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are coming to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 19. The remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, which were originally released on Nintendo DS in 2006, will feature modern visuals, a “faithfully reproduced” original story, and updated game mechanics.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus will also send Pokémon trainers back to the Sinnoh region, but for a very different experience. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be part action, part role-playing game, and it will be set in a distant past. Legends: Arceus is heading to Nintendo Switch on Jan. 28, 2022.

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