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May 272019

I thought we’d have to wait until E3 to learn more about Pokémon Sword and Shield, but I was wrong.

First, the Pokémon 2019 Press Conference has been announced for May 28 at 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET. This press conference is supposed to cover “topics of interest for all Pokémon fans,” so it might not cover Sword and Shield specifically.

Then on June 5 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET, there will be a special Pokémon Direct. It will last 15 minutes and feature new information on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

Since the page for the press conference specifically mentions watching the Pokémon Direct for Sword/Shield news, I wonder if it will focus on other parts of the Pokémon series instead. Maybe news about the anime or movies, the trading card game… or maybe another game announcement unrelated to Sword and Shield.

Pokémon does get a lot of spin-off games, after all.

Despite my disappointment with the last two Pokémon generations, I’ve been interested in learning more about Sword and Shield ever since they were announced. Here’s hoping the Pokémon Direct has good news to share about Sword and Shield!

Are you looking forward to the Pokémon Sword and Shield Direct? What about the press conference? Let me know your thoughts and hopes in the comments.

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  5 Responses to “Pokémon Press Conference Set for May 29, Pokémon Direct for June 5”

  1. I just want to remind you that for last year’s Pokémon press conference at this time of year (right before E3), we got Pokémon Quest announced and simultaneously released, announcements for the Let’s Go games, and “Hey we’re working on a core RPG game for 2019.”

    So I expect Kanto-loving mobile stuff at the press conference, because they won’t announce, say, Gen 7 spin-offs right now, because they want to stop promoting Gen 7. (Especially not if it’ll release after Gen 8 comes out.)
    And they won’t announce Gen 8 spin-offs right now because they can’t do that before we know what’s in Gen 8.

    That leaves Kanto mobile stuff.

    • I forgot about Pokémon Quest entirely, to be honest.

      Hmm, I could see it being something mobile, or maybe spin-offs more along the lines of Detective Pikachu and such. Or a new Mystery Dungeon game? Well, we’ll find out in a few hours!

      • Pokémon Quest deserves to be forgotten by everyone, like Pokémon Dash.

        If it’s a new Mystery Dungeon, we’ll only get as much as we knew about Sword/Shield last year, or maybe even pending title art like Metroid Prime 4 at E3 2018.

        Which I’d consider to be rather limited information.

  2. lol if you were looking forward to this

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