Pokémon Day 2023 is in full swing, with fans worldwide awaiting the announcements and reveals from the anticipated Pokémon Presents event hosted by The Pokémon Company on February 27th. Known for celebrating all aspects of Pokémon, including games, Trading Card Games (TCG), television series, and more, this year’s highlight was the revelation of the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero expansion for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Pokémon World Championship Dates and Key Art
The Pokémon Company initiated the celebrations by announcing the Pokémon World Championship’s dates, set to take place in Yokohama, Japan. From August 11 to 23, 2023, Pokémon enthusiasts across various platforms, including the trading card game, Pokémon GO, and the games Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, will convene to battle for the prestigious title of Pokémon Master.
The key art for the event, depicting Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s starter Pokémon alongside Pikachu in a traditional Japanese style, underscores the cultural significance of the event location. This eye-catching art not only captures the spirit of competition but also embodies the essence of Pokémon – adventure, camaraderie, and fun.
Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic
The Pokémon Presents event took a nostalgic turn when The Pokémon Company announced the Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic – a new version of the original Pokémon Trading Card Game’s Base Set. Though the specifics are yet to be unveiled, this appears to be a one-time purchase akin to a board game, replete with classic Pokémon card decks, a game board, and pieces.
Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of The Pokémon Company, described it as “a premium Pokémon TCG set that will last a lifetime,” piquing the interest of fans and collectors alike. The company has requested patience as further details are forthcoming.
Pokémon Concierge: A New Netflix Animation Series
In a surprise partnership with Netflix, The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Concierge, a stop-motion animation series. The show will revolve around the character Haru, the concierge at the Pokémon Resort, and her reliable partner Pokémon, Psyduck.
Although the information on Pokémon Concierge remains scant, it appears to be an original, light-hearted, and vibrant story. The announcement of a partnership between two giants of entertainment promises to deliver a delightful viewing experience for Pokémon fans.
Legendary Pokémon Zacian Joins Pokémon Unite
One of the most exciting reveals was the announcement of the legendary Pokémon Zacian from Pokémon Sword joining the roster of Pokémon Unite. To commemorate its introduction, a special Zacian’s Weald event will take place, and players can obtain a golden Zacian boost emblem using the gift code POKEMONDAY.
Additionally, information on the Pokémon Unite Asia Championship League was disclosed, with The Pokémon Company ensuring more updates were to follow.
When will the Pokémon World Championship take place?
The Pokémon World Championship is scheduled from August 11 to 23, 2023.
What is the Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic?
It's a new version of the original Pokémon Trading Card Game's Base Set. The specific details are yet to be disclosed.
What is Pokémon Concierge?
Pokémon Concierge is an upcoming stop-motion animation series produced in partnership between The Pokémon Company and Netflix.
Who is Zacian?
Zacian is a legendary Pokémon from Pokémon Sword. It's been announced that Zacian will join the Pokémon Unite roster.