Pokémon Presents Announced for Friday, February 26th!

Pokemon has announced that a new Pokémon presents will be streamed tomorrow at 7am Pacific Time (10am Eastern) and will have approximately 20 minutes of Pokemon news. The direct will be stream on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.

At this time, we don’t have any confirmation regarding any specific announcements. Although there’s likely much to be excited about given this Presents falls on the day prior to the Pokemon franchise’s 25th anniversary, it’s always best to temper expectations.

The text that follows below comes from the official press release.

Pokémon Presents video presentation will be streamed tomorrow—Friday, February 26—at 7:00 a.m. PST on the official Pokémon YouTube channel. Fans can look forward to approximately 20 minutes of Pokémon news.

Separately, in anticipation of the Pokémon Day virtual concert on Saturday, February 27, Post Malone has released a cover of Hootie and the Blowfish’s smash 1995 hit “Only Wanna Be with You” – appropriately dubbed the “Pokémon 25 Version”. The original record was last on the Billboard charts 25 years ago and Post recorded his version to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokémon. The song will be included as part of Post’s headlining appearance in the Pokémon Day virtual concert which begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. PST on February 27 and can be viewed for free on the official Pokémon YouTube and Twitch channels, and on Pokémon’s 25th anniversary website. In the meantime, fans can find links to the song here: https://PostMalone.lnk.to/OWBWYPR

In addition to this exciting news, starting today, Trainers will have the opportunity to add a special Pikachu to the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games by using a special password. In keeping with the music theme for this year’s celebration of Pokémon’s 25th anniversary, this Pikachu knows the move Sing, which Pikachu can’t ordinarily learn. Fans will be able to find the special password in Pokémon’s email newsletter and on Pokémon’s official social media channels, as well as on the 25th anniversary website and Pokémon.com.

For more information about this Pikachu distribution and the year-long Pokémon 25th anniversary celebration, please visit https://25.pokemon.com.

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  1. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader

    News Staff Member

    What potential announcement are you most excited for? I think Diamond and Pearl remakes are pretty high up on everyone's radar, but I hope we get a 25th TCG Anniversary announcement, too (even if we're a bit early for that).
  2. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish


    *Frantically prays to Giratina*
    Ilexon likes this.
  3. Mistwalker Master of Martial Arts

    Advanced Member Member

    Only 20 mins, that seems a tad short IMO. I'm sure they will announce a new mainline game, most likely Diamond and Pearl remakes. I'm really hoping for a Pokken Tournament 2 personally but we will see. Would also love a release date for Pokemon Unite
  4. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer


    Imagine a Pokemon shooter game.
  5. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
    The Almighty Bidoof


    technically Pokemon Snap could be considered an on-rails First Person Shooter
    Hydroi-gon, OVERGRO and Ilexon like this.
  6. Hongo Aspiring Trainer


    Pokémon Pinball. We need another quality spinoff.
  7. Animegamer420 Aspiring Trainer


    Bless you child
  8. Clam Almost decent


    Golden eye 007 but Inteleon is the spy you play as
    Shuppetwithagun and Ilexon like this.
  9. AshCo "An Excellent Profile Picture"


    Oh no...

    I don’t think I have much of anything else to say about it. Anything mainline is going to be a disappointment if Sword and Shield is to judge. So I’m dreading the prospect of a new mainline game, especially if it’s DP remakes.
  10. Skeleton Liar サーナ~
    Skeleton Liar


    I dunno. I guess we'll see. I have no expectations other than saying something about the 25th anniversary.
  11. bunnybird12 Don't be sad- be hoppy!


    Fingers crossed for good DP remakes! I’ve been waiting for them for years.
  12. His Goominess Galvantula stan (he/they)
    His Goominess


    Personally all I want is a Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky remake in the same art style as PMD DX and I'll be happy

    Also something about Pokemon Sleep. I feel like it's been so long since they've actually even talked about it that I don't know if it actually exists anymore I guess one could say they're.... sleeping on it
    OVERGRO and AshCo like this.
  13. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer


    I think we’ll just get D&P remakes/Lets Go Sinnoh, but I really want a 3-in-1 collection of HD Johto, Sinnoh and Unova games (Sword and Shield art style)
  14. Wavestripe Med Student


    conquest 2 pls
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  15. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!


    I want to hear that they are going to reprint cards back to Darkness Ablaze until the cards back up to the printer's shipping dock.

    Oh, and to hear the lamentation of the scalpers!
  16. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.


    Pokemon Colosseum / XD HD remakes pleaseeeeeee
  17. Victorsaurus Aspiring Trainer


    I'm happy with just worldwide merchandise which this will not likely cover.
  18. zzzeraora Aspiring Trainer


    My wishes:
    Conquest 2 that looks like Fire Emblem
    -Collesseum 2 Remaster
    -Official Reveal for the english Eevee Heroes set as the 25th anniversary celebration set
    -Merchandise for generations BEYOND gen 1
    -Either Let's Go Togepi or Let's go Celebi
    -Platinum Remake. I hate sinnoh but platinum is at least bearable.
  19. Perfect_Shot Standard sucks, so Ban Expanded


    My predictions, hopefully I get some right:

    Minute 1-5: Showcase of Pokemon Day Concert

    Minute 5-7: New jumbo plush that everyone will want but too bad because the Pokemon Center site will crash 0.5 seconds before release. Don't worry though, because in that time scalpers will have bought everything anyway!

    Minute 7-10: Pokemon Go expansion teaser, very vague

    Minute 10-15: Teaser of latest new Pokemon TCG archetype: Pokemon EGXVMAX-AF, which have between 500-690 Hp as a basic but do very little damage, in response to player demand for longer, more meaningful games. To balance this, all cards enabling alternate win conditions (Mill, also Mill) will be banned to ensure players enjoy a tense game, and skillful new Hammer cards with no drawbacks will be released to ensure fun. As such, players can now enjoy games which are guaranteed to go into time with no prizes taken so that games are more likely to end in draws so no one loses, ensuring all decks will be competitively viable, which will increase player engagement rates.

    Also ADP is being reprinted as a non-A card, ensuring players access to the most fun card ever created. Thank you.

    Minute 15-20: Very important presentation by TPC, possibly goes a bit like this...

    "Here at TPC we have listened extensively to player feedback. We have listened intently to requests to improve graphics, restore the National Pokedex as well as lengthen our games with meaningful, enriching content. We are happy to announce that we have prepared something to satisfy past and present fans alike while creating an experience to surpass any other that you may have seen in a video game. Here are examples of what we have for you."

    Insert 1-2 minutes of screenshots of barely legible quality with painfully loud music in the background

    "Thank you. Now, we have heard the popular response for remakes of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. I'm sure you saw this presentation and expected new information."

    "Unfortunately, we don't have anything to share right now. We apologize."
  20. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord


    It's done. Will wait for you guys for discussion