Pokémon Presents: what's next for Pikachu and friends

Pikachu and pals strike back

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Wyrdeer
(Image credit: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company)

Pokémon may be one of the most recognisable franchises in gaming (and beyond) but it's safe to say it has been rocked a bit recently. The release and rapid rise of Palworld is a clear sign that gamers want their pocket monster fix even more than ever. 

Scarlet and Violet have now run the course of their two-stage DLC passes, so what do Nintendo and Game Freak have in store for 2024 and beyond? Tune in on the 27th of February to find out

When is the Pokémon Presents livestream?

As stated, the livestream will be on the 27th of February. This has been confirmed by a tweet made by The Pokémon Company. Here's the time you need to tune in, wherever you are:

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  • 2 PM UK
  • 9 AM EST
  • 6 AM PT
  • 11 PM AEST

How to watch the Pokémon Presents event live

The Pokémon Presents event is streaming live via The Official Pokémon YouTube channel, where you can watch along with a host of other trainers. 

What to expect

Pokemon Let's Go

(Image credit: The Official Pokemon YouTube Channel)

So, expect Game Freak to go big or go home. Palworld's success has been seen by some as almost a protest vote to the slow speed with which Pokémon has been innovating. The fact that pretty much everyone is expecting a Nintendo Switch 2 however could make this a tricky tightrope to tread. 

I'd love nothing more than for the presentation to reveal the 10th Generation of mainline games, but I don't think we're due that until 2025, or at least a late 2024 reveal. 

Instead, I think you can expect the biggest announcements to be in the spin-off series. It seems almost certain that there will be some kind of reveal of a new title in the fledgling Pokémon Legends series. Pokémon Legends Arceus was a brilliant new take on monster catching and many expect a follow-up to be set in the Johto region. 

Speaking of Johto, some are thinking that we'll see a new Let's Go Pokémon title in Johto (the second generation of Pokémon). Let's Go: Pikachu and Let's Go: Eevee were remakes of the first ever Pokémon titles with a visual makeover, local co-op multiplayer and a host of other tweaks. 

As for other bits and pieces, expect to see plenty of Pokémon: GO news and trading card game updates. 

Andy Sansom
Staff Writer

Andy is T3's Tech Staff Writer, covering all things technology, including his biggest passions such as gaming, AI, phones, and basically anything cool and expensive he can get his hands on. If he had to save one possession from a fire it would be his PlayStation 5. He previously worked for Tom’s Guide - where he got paid to play with ChatGPT every day. When it comes to streaming, Andy will have his headphones glued in whilst watching something that will make him laugh. He studied Creative Writing at university, but also enjoys supporting his favourite football team (Liverpool), watching F1, teaching himself guitar, and spending time with his dog.