The next Pokémon Presents stream date has officially been announced. It will be on August 18, 2021. The broadcast will begin at 6 am PDT on their official YouTube channel.

The stream will feature the next two upcoming games in the series, which are remakes of previous games: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. Both of these games will release this November. The original games, Diamond and Pearl, originally came out in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. Both of them also feature the Sinnoh region as their setting. The remakes claim to be faithful to the originals and will feature the same towns and routes as the original game's. As a reminder, the starters are Chimchar, Turtwig, and Piplup. While Brilliant Diamond‘s Legendary is Dialga, and Shining Pearl's is Palkia.

Additionally, the upcoming stream will also feature Pokémon Legends: Arceus. This upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive is an open-world take on the franchise. It will also be set in the Sinnoh region of ages past. Here, players will be exploring various zones and aim to complete the first-ever Pokédex of the region. Game Freak will serve as the game's developer. The game will feature Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott as starters. The game's official trailer came out in February this year, and features an ink-brush art style:

In other news, the franchise's MOBA-like new free-to-play game, Pokémon Unite, has created quite the buzz on Nintendo Switch. You can read our newbie starter guide right here. Additionally, a new series is reportedly being developed by Netflix.