More of Scarlet & Violet in today’s Pokémon Presents

Those who have been waiting patiently for more on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet don’t need to wait any longer as another Pokémon Presents livestream will be happening today. 

At 06:00 PT the latest edition of the show will go up on YouTube in the embed below. That’s 15:00 in South Africa. 

Aside from Scarlet and Violet no other Pokémon products are mentioned by name with only “updates on … apps and video games” promised. 

While the company itself may not be saying much itself we can take an educated guess as to what the Presents will cover thanks to arguably the biggest event on the Pokémon calendar in the form of the World Championships taking place between 18th and 21st August. 

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships will be taking place in the UK this year and will include the Trading Card Game (TCG), Video Game Championships (VGC), Pokémon GO and Pokkén Tournament DX. 

It’s the culmination of the competitive season that was interrupted by COVID-19 as the World Championships was delayed twice due to the pandemic

We wouldn’t be surprised if the four systems involved in the championship are the focus of this stream. 

Of particular mention here is the Pokémon Trading Card Game Live. This client for playing the TCG has been in beta for many months now but in a select few countries. We wouldn’t be surprised if more is revealed about Live including a wider intake for the beta. 

That being said, what we have seen of Live so far is mostly a disappointment. See the video embedded below from content creator Tricky Gym for more on that. The video may not touch sides for those outside of the TCG community but the summary is that Live fails in just about every avenue of game development and comes across as a bad student project and not the efforts of Pokémon, the most successful media franchise in the world

While the World Championships give us a clue about what the Presents may cover, we may also see the opposite as Pokémon reserves the big announcements for the event itself. All we can do now is wait to see what happens. 


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