Pokemon Day Pokemon Presents Announced!

A roughly 20-minute long Pokemon Presents has been announced for this year’s Pokemon Day, Monday, February 27th, 2023. The Presents will begin at 6am Pacific Time. As of now, we don’t yet know the topics that will be covered in the Presents, but Pokemon Day Presents have historically been very interesting, with previous Presents announcing titles like Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee, and the Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra DLCs for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. Perhaps we’ll get a glimpse at some upcoming features for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet? Maybe DLC for the games? Either way, the Presents should be quite exciting!

This Pokemon Presents follows the announcement of an upcoming patch for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet with some rather extensive patch notes. Below is a copy of the patch notes as they were released a few days ago. The patch is due out at the end of February–perfect timing for this Presents.

Below are some details regarding the version 1.2.0 update planned for release in late February 2023 for the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games.

With this update, features will be added to the Pokémon Boxes, and bug fixes that affect game progress will be addressed, among other updates.

Feature adjustments

  • Additional functionality will be added for Pokémon Boxes:
    • From a Pokémon’s summary, players will be able to change Pokémon’s nicknames, markings, held items, and mark- or Ribbon-related titles, as well as being able to reorder moves, have Pokémon remember moves, have Pokémon forget moves and use TMs.
    • Players will be able to swap out held items by pressing the Y Button when in the Held Items view.
    • Players will be able to select All Boxes while moving Pokémon or items in the Party and Boxes view and Held Items view.
    • When in the Battle Team view, Pokémon in your Boxes that are assigned to a Battle Team will now have their icons displayed in a darker hue if those Pokémon are members of the Battle Team that is currently being displayed.
  • The News screen will be displayed when you connect to the internet from the main menu, just as it is when connecting to the internet from the Poké Portal.

Bug fixes

Tera Raid Battles

  • A bug that can prevent an opposing Tera Pokémon’s HP gauge from properly reflecting damage done by certain moves (such as Play Rough) or certain status conditions may occur in Tera Raid Battles, resulting in the Tera Pokémon’s HP gauge fluctuating in an unusual manner. This will be fixed.
  • A bug that causes all Pokémon on your side to faint at once despite their HP gauges indicating that they still have HP may occur in black crystal Tera Raid Battles against Pokémon with the Mightiest Mark. This will be fixed.
  • A bug that can temporarily prevent a player from entering any input into the game may occur if a Tera Pokémon takes certain actions while the player is choosing the target of their move. This will be fixed.
  • A bug that causes a communication error may occur when someone connecting to a Tera Raid Battle sees a different Pokémon displayed on their screen than what the host sees. This will be fixed.
  • A bug may occur that causes players joining a Tera Raid Battle from the Tera Raid Battles search screen to be brought to a Tera Raid Battle against a Pokémon different from the one they saw displayed. This will be fixed.
  • A bug that causes Tera Raid Battle crystals to not appear for a set amount of time may occur under certain circumstances. This will be fixed.

Standard Battles

  • Type matchups against Pokémon that have fainted will no longer appear when selecting a move or target during Double Battles.
  • A Zoroark that has Terastallized and is disguised as another Pokémon via its Illusion Ability can be identified as a Zoroark by using the Check Target option. This is a bug and will be fixed.
  • When a Zoroark has Terastallized and is disguised as another Pokémon via its Illusion Ability, the type matchups of moves are displayed based on the type of the Pokémon that Zoroark is disguised as, rather than Zoroark’s Tera Type. This is a bug and will be fixed.
  • The stats of a Dondozo with a Tatsugiri in its mouth will increase when Dondozo uses Order Up, even when the move should have been negated (for example, by an opponent using Protect). This is a bug and will be fixed.
  • If a Pokémon Terastallizes after using Destiny Bond and then faints, the effects of Destiny Bond will fail to activate. This is a bug and will be fixed.

Gameplay and other areas

  • Addresses an issue that can cause the game to forcibly close at certain locations. As a result of this fix, there may be a reduction of Pokémon and people displayed in certain towns or in the wild.
  • When a Pokémon that is not a part of the Paldea Pokédex is obtained through a Link Trade, it is displayed as being registered to the Paldea Pokédex. This is a bug and will be fixed.
  • Certain actions can cause the main character’s expressions to not change until the game is closed and reopened. This will be fixed.
  • A bug occurred for some players after Ranked Battles Season 1, wherein visiting the Ranked Battles screen immediately after the season’s results had been calculated caused a communication error right after these players received their rewards. Following this error, players were unable to participate in any further Ranked Battles. This will be fixed.
  • If a player has created several Battle Teams but does not use the Battle Team in the first slot for their Ranked Battles, they may not receive the Master Rank Ribbon after winning Ranked Battles in the Master Ball Tier. This will be fixed.
  • When a Pokémon you caught comes back to you from another player through Link Trade, it may not listen to your commands in accordance with what is written in the profile app (“Pokémon caught at Lv. XX or below will listen to your commands”). This will be fixed.
  • A bug is preventing the Pokédex from displaying additional entries (such as entries for Shiny Pokémon or Pokémon that were received through Surprise Trade from players that play in a different language) for Pokémon species that were already registered in the Pokédex. This will be fixed.
  • Objects such as Poké Balls may be displayed in certain locations of the field unintentionally. This will be fixed.
  • Passersby will no longer be displayed during certain battles that take place in towns during the main story.
  • Other select bug fixes will be implemented.

Additional notes

  • Further features and bug fixes not listed in these patch notes are planned.
  • Update contents and details are subject to change.

EmmaTheBest

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FACT CHECK
Claim: Mystery Dungeon rumour
FALSE!
...You haven't seen the Spike Chunsoft leaks in the code, have you? It's almost a certainty that a Mystery Dungeon game will be involved in the Direct, but we can only guess in what form it'll be. Worst case possible is an NSO rerelease of Red and Blue Rescue Team. Seeing as how DX exists on the Switch, I find it to be highly unlikely, thankfully. We could also get Time/Darkness/Sky DX, but...I really hope it's not that, either. RB DX was...alright. Like...yeah, there's a little more content than the original, but at the end of the day, it definitely felt like the difficulty got toned down with the recruitment changes, and the artstyle...somehow never really grew on me, sad as that is to say. Nah, what I want to see is a brand new game featuring the entirety of Gens 1-9, but seeing as they've skipped Gens 7-8 entirely...I'm keeping my expectations low. :/
 

Nirvanna21

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"announcing titles like Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee".

See, if this announcement includes a similar release, but for generation 2? I would be stocked, in fact, I would be extra stocked if the game also added a quick button for mounts and the ability to add bulk candy to a Pokemon. Seriously, Let's Go was a good game but let down by those two things in a major way.
 

ZestyGan

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"announcing titles like Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee".

See, if this announcement includes a similar release, but for generation 2? I would be stocked, in fact, I would be extra stocked if the game also added a quick button for mounts and the ability to add bulk candy to a Pokemon. Seriously, Let's Go was a good game but let down by those two things in a major way.
I don't know about y'all, but if they do ANYTHING with gen 2, it deserves more time than they have. Gen 2 is riddled with problems and HGSS barely fixed any of them, and that has to do with how the game itself was designed. They probably won't, though, seeing as they had to cut house interiors from ScarVi to save time...poor gamefreak : (
 

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I don't know about y'all, but if they do ANYTHING with gen 2, it deserves more time than they have. Gen 2 is riddled with problems and HGSS barely fixed any of them, and that has to do with how the game itself was designed. They probably won't, though, seeing as they had to cut house interiors from ScarVi to save time...poor gamefreak : (

HGSS was a really good game though, the only thing that sucked there was Pokeathelon.
 

coolcorsola

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HGSS was a really good game though, the only thing that sucked there was Pokeathelon.
They didn’t fix some of the level scaling issues/gym leaders having really high levels and trainers really low. The grind before the E4 is awful. Pokémon diversity. There’s definitely things people forget that Johto wasn’t the best at.
 

Nirvanna21

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They didn’t fix some of the level scaling issues/gym leaders having really high levels and trainers really low. The grind before the E4 is awful. Pokémon diversity. There’s definitely things people forget that Johto wasn’t the best at.
I mean I can't say I had those issues at all, but to be fair I had played a lot of G/S/C before playing HGSS so I guess it was a non issue as a result.
 

PartTimeTCGCollector

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...You haven't seen the Spike Chunsoft leaks in the code, have you? It's almost a certainty that a Mystery Dungeon game will be involved in the Direct, but we can only guess in what form it'll be. Worst case possible is an NSO rerelease of Red and Blue Rescue Team. Seeing as how DX exists on the Switch, I find it to be highly unlikely, thankfully. We could also get Time/Darkness/Sky DX, but...I really hope it's not that, either. RB DX was...alright. Like...yeah, there's a little more content than the original, but at the end of the day, it definitely felt like the difficulty got toned down with the recruitment changes, and the artstyle...somehow never really grew on me, sad as that is to say. Nah, what I want to see is a brand new game featuring the entirety of Gens 1-9, but seeing as they've skipped Gens 7-8 entirely...I'm keeping my expectations low. :/
Oh no no, this is a mockery of the fact checking and nothing more.
 

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Reminder that we will never see another Mystery Dungeon game as full and exciting as Explorers ever again. The hand-holding that this series is known for will rear its ugly head just as it did in Rescue Team DX; even assuming we got an "Explorers DX" it would probably just as watered down as this and previous titles.

Let's Go is an S-tier title. With a bit of polish, a potential sequel could blow Scarlet and Violet out of the water, but...

As always, manage your expectations.
 

Nirvanna21

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Let's Go is an S-tier title. With a bit of polish, a potential sequel could blow Scarlet and Violet out of the water, but...

As always, manage your expectations.
I genuinely loved Let's Go way more than I should, my only things that I would like to see changed would be...

1. An option to give X number of candies to a Pokemon OR one that give them the exact number of candies required to hit the "cap" for that candy range.
2. A quick mount/dismount button for flying.
3. Remove toxic from the game or put in measures to prevent it's use, it literally made 70% of master trainers redundant.
4. Speaking of master trainers, allow Pokemon to retroactively learn previous moves once you evolve. Things like getting that Caterpie to level 85 to take on a master trainer, only for your eventual Butterfree to require many scales to compete.
5. Quick level updates, I lost my mind when leveling Pokemon to 100 using Chansey, the number of button pushes to skip dialogue is insane.
 

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Watch them plot twist and announce Pokémon Sleep 2 and Pokémon Smile 2 and Detective Pikachu 2 😂
 

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Rumor has it that a Switch Online version of the old games of R/G+B/Y, G/S/C and R/S/E is another possible Direct announcement. Pokemon Stadium's NSO description says that Pokémon cannot be traded in the game, but to what extent? The trading method involving the transfer paks in the original version, and NOT trading within the versions themselves? Or will you be forced to complete it with zero help of any sort from pokemon from R/B/Y and/or G/S/C that are NOT rental Pokémon? If the former, then, although irrelevant to Pokemon Stadium, will they, or will they not, create a way to send them to Pokemon HOME should the player choose to send it on a one-way trip to the ninth Gen? I hope we're not forced to play Stadium with only Rental pokemon the whole way, as that, although possible, is as difficult as the SNES Lion King(which is doable, but INSANELY difficult), to say the least... If only there's another way to play the whole thing, to ensure you're not being forced to ignore the presents you get, the GB Tower, and any hopes of bringing in your own Pokémon to battle in 3D, and going with Pokémon of inferior strengths to those trained by the player... Next week will tell the tale. Are we forced to use weaker rentals?
 

Nirvanna21

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Rumor has it that a Switch Online version of the old games of R/G+B/Y, G/S/C and R/S/E is another possible Direct announcement. Pokemon Stadium's NSO description says that Pokémon cannot be traded in the game, but to what extent? The trading method involving the transfer paks in the original version, and NOT trading within the versions themselves? Or will you be forced to complete it with zero help of any sort from pokemon from R/B/Y and/or G/S/C that are NOT rental Pokémon? If the former, then, although irrelevant to Pokemon Stadium, will they, or will they not, create a way to send them to Pokemon HOME should the player choose to send it on a one-way trip to the ninth Gen? I hope we're not forced to play Stadium with only Rental pokemon the whole way, as that, although possible, is as difficult as the SNES Lion King(which is doable, but INSANELY difficult), to say the least... If only there's another way to play the whole thing, to ensure you're not being forced to ignore the presents you get, the GB Tower, and any hopes of bringing in your own Pokémon to battle in 3D, and going with Pokémon of inferior strengths to those trained by the player... Next week will tell the tale. Are we forced to use weaker rentals?

I mean, if Yellow Edition isn't patched in any way, you can get all 151 Pokemon without anything else.
 

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