Pokemon Presents August 2021 event: How to re-watch and the biggest reveals

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(Pocket-lint) - The Pokemon Company has wrapped up its Pokemon Presents video presentation, where it announced the latest news on upcoming Nintendo Switch games such as Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Pokemon Legends: Arceus. But that's not all that was revealed during the showcase.

When was Pokemon Presents?

The livestream was scheduled for 18 August 2021 at 2pm BST.

How to re-watch Pokemon Presents

Whether you want to watch it again or if you missed the original stream, you can still catch it on the Pokemon YouTube channel. Pocket-lint also embedded above.

What happened during Pokemon Presents?

Here are the biggest announcements from the latest Pokemon Presents:

Pokemon Unite

Pokemon Unite, which is already available on Nintendo Switch, will come to Android and iOS mobile devices on 22 September 2021 with Switch crossplay. The game will feature Mamoswine and Sylveon as two playable Pokemon, too.

Pokemon Cafe Remix

The Switch and mobile puzzle game is getting an upgrade that will be called Pokemon Cafe ReMix. The game is adding new touch-based puzzle elements, more Pokemon and dress options. Oh, and the Pokemon will be able to eat.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamon and Shining Pearl

The Pokemon Company revealed more information about the Diamon and Pearl remakes, which will still honor the originals, including the minigames like the Super Contests. You will also be able to personalise your trainer’s outfit and Poke Balls with stickers that add visual, animated effects to throws.

Finally, to celebrate the games' launch, there will be new Dialga and Palkia Switch Lite consoles.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

We got a glimpse of how Pokemon battles will work in Legends: Arceus. When battles begin, you will have style options, such as “strong” or “agile," which change statistics on moves in different situations. Some Pokemon can also take a few turns in a row, based on their statistics. Four new Poeémon evolutions and variations are coming to the game’s new Hisui region, too. They're Wyrdeer, Hisuian Growlithe, Hisuian Braviary, and Basculegion, and an evolution of Basculin.

Is that it?

Nope. Not only are Pokemon fans getting updates on free-to-play MOBA Pokemon Unite and Pokemon Cafe Mix, but also five-year-old mobile game Pokemon Go and Pokemon Masters EX.

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Watch the event stream above for more details.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on 25 February 2021.

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