Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Announcements Teased for Later This Week

The Pokémon Company has confirmed that new information regarding its upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet video games will be revealed on Sunday, August 21.

Revealed during the Pokémon World Championship’s opening ceremony, president of The Pokémon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara announced some new content for mobile game Pokémon Masters EX and MOBA Pokémon Unite before teasing that the biggest news would be coming during the closing ceremony.

“We also have news for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and the future of the Pokémon Trading Card Game,” Ishihara said, “but I’d like to share those updates with you during our closing ceremony, so I ask that you wait just a little bit longer.”

Despite the wave of disappointment heard throughout the crowd, fans won’t have too long to wait as the closing ceremony begins at 8AM Pacific / 11AM Eastern / 4PM UK on August 21. The Pokémon World Championships – essentially the premiere competitive Pokémon gaming event with the TCG, mainline series, Pokkén Tournament, and so on – typically features big announcements including the reveals of brand new Pokémon.

It’s also often the event where new TCG mechanics are announced, with the likes of Ultra Beasts, Tag Teams, and more having been announced at the World Championships in the past.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will likely be the headlining news, however, as only a handful of new pocket monsters have been shown off so far. The ninth generation of games will be released for Nintendo Switch on November 18, bringing with it a series first cooperative mode, an open world set in the Paldea region, and legendary Pokémon that turn into motorbikes.

New Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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