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For those that missed any portion of today’s Pokemon Direct, the full presentation has now been posted online. We’ve included it below.

The first Nintendo Direct of 2020 is dedicated to Pokemon, and the festivities will be kicking off soon. Today’s Pokemon Direct goes live at 6:30 AM PT / 9:30 AM ET / 2:30 PM in the UK / 3:30 PM in Europe. It will last roughly 20 minutes.

You can watch the Pokemon Direct as it happens below. We’ll be adding news to the site throughout the presentation, and you can expect more coverage once it ends.

Nintendo was expected to kick off 2020 with a Nintendo Direct, but perhaps not one specifically focused on Pokemon. Yet that’s what we’re getting on Thursday. Nintendo has been coy on what exactly we’ll be seeing, though we may have a better idea about plans for the presentation.

A German press release for this week’s Pokemon Direct mentions Pokemon Sword/Shield in its headline. Specifically, the broadcast will apparently have new details regarding those Switch games.

The new Pokemon Direct airs on January 9. If Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are present, they probably won’t be the only games discussed.

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Two new Pokemon games have just been released – but on an unexpected platform. Starting today, fans can try out Pokemon Tower Battle and Pokemon Medallion Battle on Facebook Gaming.

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The Pokemon Company has announced Pokemon: Twilight Wings, a new seven-part animated web series featuring the Galar region from Pokemon Sword/Shield. The first episode debuts on January 15 on the official Pokemon YouTube channel.

Not much is known at the moment, but the web series is said to focus on the dreams of Galar’s residents, the realities of their lives, and the challenges they need to overcome. Each episode is about five minutes long.

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Update (11/22): Pre-orders are now open on Amazon here.


Original (11/21): Another Pokemon is entering the Funko Pop toy line. Announced today, Eevee will soon be sold at stores in North America.

Alongside the news about Eevee, it’s also been announced that Loungefly Pokemon bags are coming soon. You can find a few photos at the source link below.

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The temporary Pokemon Center store in London Westfield proved to be a massive hit with fans, with long queues each day during the brief couple of weeks it was open. Today, The Pokemon Company announced that the Pokemon Center would be coming back to London next year – although again only for a limited time. In 2020, the Pokemon World Championships will take place in London, and the Pokemon Center pop-up store will be in operation again as part of the tournament. Exact dates and the venue for the store have yet to be announced.

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As has become tradition, Pikachu will once again be returning for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This is the 19th consecutive year that the Pokemon will be appearing among the skyscrapers of New York City. Pikachu will be accompanied by a snowman version of itself.

Those in the United States can watch the Macy’s Parade on November 28 on NBC. The show begins at 9 AM in all time zones.

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The Pokemon Company has uploaded the first episode of the new season online. Courtesy of the Tweet below, we can also see that episodes will be uploaded weekly for those who’ve missed out on the live airing. You can check after the break for the link to the full episode.

 

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As many mainline Pokemon games as there have been, the series has also seen its fair share of remakes. In fact, some generations have been redone more than once.

Speaking with IGN a little while back, Pokemon Sword/Shield director Shigeru Ohmori highlighted the importance of balancing new Pokemon titles with remakes, stating that Game Freak is “kind of torn between the two all the time.” He said: