Fighting with pals (and strangers)
It’s been a banner couple of days for Pokémon followers as this weekend marked the return of the Pokemon World Championship. Like with most the whole lot else that’s enjoyable on this planet, the long-running match was postponed in 2020 and 2021 resulting from COVID-19. This was a yr of change for the occasion with Pokkén Tournament DX making its remaining look on the present whereas Pokémon Unite and Pokémon Go each made their official debut. As the PWC is all about competitors, the Pokémon Company used the event to debut a brand new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet that highlights a few of the new objects gamers can use to show the tide of battle.
The Loaded Dice merchandise appears a tad unfair, however I’ve to say I’m excited in regards to the prospects one thing like Mirror Herb may have on my, admittedly, poor aggressive Pokémon play.
If you’re extra into the Pokémon Trading Card Game than its online game brethren, there may be information for you too. Pokémon TCG shall be getting new playing cards primarily based on Scarlet/Violet beginning in 2023. I haven’t been paying consideration since Pokémon playing cards had been purple sizzling through the pandemic and guys with horrible YouTube channels would strip the cabinets naked at Target and Walmart, however I hope these shall be simple to seek out subsequent yr. Though, if this story about adults shopping for Happy Meals to get the Pokémon playing cards inside is something to go by, it’s best to most likely begin planning now.
As for the subsequent Pokemon World Championships, through the closing ceremonies of the yr’s occasion, it was introduced the 2023 showcase shall be held in Yokohama, Japan, marking the primary time the PWC will happen in Japan.
— Play Pokémon (@playpokemon) August 21, 2022