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Pokémon Legends: Z-A Video Game and Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket App Revealed on Pokémon Day

Pokémon Presents Video Presentation Unveils Upcoming New Ways to Enjoy Pokémon and Updates to Popular Favorites

Pokémon Presents Feb 27, 2024Pokémon fans around the world have a reason to celebrate today as The Pokémon Company group has announced some thrilling news during a special Pokémon Presents video presentation. Held on the annual fan-favorite holiday, Pokémon Day, which commemorates the launch of the original Pokémon video games on February 27, 1996, this presentation has unveiled a whole new world of experiences for the beloved franchise.

One of the highlights of the presentation was the announcement of a brand new video game, Pokémon Legends: Z-A. This highly anticipated game is set to release exclusively on the popular Nintendo Switch™ family of systems worldwide in 2025. Fans are already buzzing with excitement as they wait for this new addition to the Pokémon universe.

But that's not all, another exciting release to look forward to is the Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket. This app will feature a digital card collection, including "immersive cards" that will surely bring a new level of excitement to the game. Pokémon enthusiasts can expect this thrilling new app to arrive in 2024.

President of The Pokémon Company International, Kenji Okubo, expressed his excitement about the new releases: "As fans around the world celebrate the joy of Pokémon today, it is once again our honor to join the festivities and unveil new video game and mobile experiences with Pokémon Legends: Z-A and Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket." He also mentioned the upcoming U.S. launch of "Pokémon Horizons: The Series" on Netflix on March 7, 2021, adding, "With new video games, innovative apps, and the launch of the first new mainline animated adventure in more than 25 years, The Pokémon Company International would like to wish all Trainers around the world a very happy Pokémon Day."

The announcement of these new releases has sparked excitement and anticipation among fans who have been eagerly waiting for more Pokémon content. The franchise, which has been a part of pop-culture for over two decades, has a massive following all over the world. Its popularity has only continued to grow with each new release, and this latest announcement is sure to stir up the fandom even more.

Pokémon Legends: Z-A takes players on a thrilling adventure in the world of Pokémon where they can catch and train different creatures, and battle against other trainers. With stunning graphics and immersive gameplay, it is bound to be a hit among both new and old fans of the franchise.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket app will offer a unique and engaging way for fans to collect and trade their favorite Pokémon cards. With "immersive cards" that utilize cutting-edge technology, players will feel like they're part of the action in this beloved card game.

Fans are also eagerly waiting for the upcoming U.S. launch of "Pokémon Horizons: The Series" on Netflix. This new animated series is set to be the first new mainline adventure in over 25 years and promises to bring a whole new level of excitement to the Pokémon universe.

As The Pokémon Company International continues to expand their offerings, it's clear that the franchise shows no signs of slowing down. With new games, apps, and shows on the horizon, fans can look forward to many more thrilling adventures in the world of Pokémon. So mark your calendars and get ready to catch 'em all in the exciting world of Pokémon Legends: Z-A and Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket. Happy Pokémon Day, Trainers!

New Game Experiences Coming to Pokémon:

Pokémon Legends: Z-A

Pokémon Legends: Z-A logo

Pokémon Legends: Z-A, an ambitious new entry to the Pokémon video game series, will be released simultaneously worldwide on Nintendo Switch in 2025.

An exciting new adventure awaits players within Lumiose City, where an urban redevelopment plan is underway to shape the city into a place that belongs to both people and Pokémon.

Be sure to check back here for more updates as they are released.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket

Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket logo

The beloved Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) franchise continues to evolve with the debut of Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket, a new app that reimagines the experience of collecting Pokémon TCG cards in an innovative digital format.Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket - Charizard EX card

In Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket, players will be able to enjoy the thrill of opening booster packs and collecting cards showcasing special visual effects unique to this digital adaptation of the Pokémon TCG.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket introduces “immersive cards,” which give players the experience of leaping into the world of the card’s illustration, providing a whole new way to enjoy the Pokémon TCG.

Players will be able to open two booster packs every day at no cost, including cards with nostalgic illustrations as well as new cards found only in the app. In addition, players will be able to engage in quick battles featuring streamlined rules based on the classic Pokémon TCG battle system.

Developed in collaboration with Creatures Inc., the creators of the Pokémon TCG, and DeNA Co. Ltd., partners in the development of Pokémon Masters EX, Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket will launch in 2024 as a free-to-start app for iOS and Android.

The Pokémon Company International Also Gears Up for U.S. Premiere of Pokémon Horizons: The Series with New Celebratory Experiences

Pokémon Horizons: The Series is an exciting new Pokémon story featuring the adventures of Liko and Roy, as well as the many friends and foes they encounter! Meet interesting groups like the Rising Volt Tacklers and the Explorers, plus other important characters and countless Pokémon along the way.

Join Liko and Roy in the vast world of Pokémon! Liko is a student at Indigo Academy, where she’s learning to become a better Pokémon Trainer alongside her partner Pokémon, Sprigatito. She embarks on a journey to explore the mysteries of the world, and is joined by Roy, another young Pokémon Trainer who travels with Fuecoco as his partner Pokémon.

Celebratory Experiences for Pokémon Horizons: the Series:

Themed Activities Coming to Pokémon GO

Special Pokémon Horizons: The Series events coming to Pokémon GO

In celebration of the upcoming U.S. premiere of Pokémon Horizons: The Series — arriving March 7, 2024, exclusively on Netflix — fans around the world can enjoy special Pokémon Horizons: The Series events coming to Pokémon GO between March 5 and March 11.

Players will be able to meet Liko and Roy, the dual protagonists of Pokémon Horizons: The Series, in GO Snapshot.

In addition, Pikachu wearing Cap’s hat will make its debut in Pokémon GO, introducing an attack that’s also new to the app: Volt Tackle.


Pokémon Day at the Empire State Building

Outside of today’s Pokémon Presents, The Pokémon Company International is celebrating the upcoming U.S. premiere of Pokémon Horizons: The Series by partnering with the iconic Empire State Building in New York City to illuminate its world-famous tower lights.

Emulating the highly recognizable Pokémon logo, the world-famous landmark will light up New York’s skyline in yellow and blue tonight beginning at sunset.

Additional details on how to celebrate Pokémon Day at the Empire State Building can be found here.

Additional in-game Events Coming Soon

Additional in-game Events Coming Soon

New experiences and updates were also announced for various games and apps, including the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, Pokémon SleepPokémon UNITEPokémon Masters EX, and Pokémon Café ReMix.

Fans can learn more about the latest announcements by viewing Pokémon Presents in its entirety above or on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.

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