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Every announcement from the Pokémon Presents February 2024 showcase

Here's everything we got from Pokémon Presents February 2024, a special showcase packed full of surprise announcements for Pokémon Day.

The Pokémon Presents February 2024 showcase has wrapped up, delivering us all the crucial details of what’s in store for the franchise for the rest of the year. While some fans managed to predict things like Miraidon joining the Unite roster, there were still plenty of welcome surprises.

This month’s Pokémon Presents showcase unsurprisingly fell on Pokémon Day, the anniversary of the gen 1 Pokémon games’ launch in Japan back in 1996. The Pokémon Company celebrates this milestone every year with exclusive products, special events, and big announcements about the future of the franchise’s games.

Where can I watch the February 2024 Pokémon Presents showcase?

You can catch up on every Pokémon Day announcement in the presentation video below.

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Pokémon Presents February 2024 round up

Here’s every announcement from the February Pokémon Presents showcase, both big and small.

Pokemon Presents Feb 24: The title card for Pokémon Legends Z-A

Pokémon Legends Z-A

We’ve been expecting a new Legends title for a while now, but no one here at Pocket Tactics saw Pokémon Legends Z-A coming. Based on the trailer, it looks like this game will take us to a version of the Kalos region from the past, but not one as ancient as Hisui.

Instead, the architectural drawings and style suggest that we’ll be exploring the region during Lumiose City’s earliest days, and potentially helping with city planning and development. A Pokémon city builder game would be incredible!

Plus, Pokémon Legends Z-A is bringing back Mega Evolutions, a fan-favorite version exclusive gimmick from Pokémon X and Y. The Pokémon Legends Z-A release date is planned for 2025, but that’s all we know so far.

Pokemon Presents Feb 24: A graphic showing off three tera raids, one for Venusaur, one for Blastoise, and one for Charizard

Kanto starters Tera raid battles

Over in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the dark Tera-type Charizard makes a return to Paldea, and this time he’s brought along his friends. From February 28 to March 5, challenge a ground Tera-type Venusaur with the Mightiest Mark, then face off against a steel Tera-type Bastoise with the same mark the following week.

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Pokémon Go welcomes Paldea

More Paldean ‘mon are coming to Pokémon Go! This time, Charcadet and its evolutions Armarouge and Ceruledge have made the journey, alongside a special Cap’s Hat Pikachu from Pokémon Horizons. This special electric Pokémon is the first in Niantic’s location-based monster catcher to know Volt Tackle, its signature move from the anime.

To celebrate Pokémon Horizons airing on Netflix on March 7, its stars, Liko and Roy, will appear in your Pokémon snapshots in Go, so make sure to create some awesome memories with them. As usual, party hat versions of Pikachu, Eevee, Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle are also roaming around the map.

Pokemon Presents Feb 24: A graphic showing Raikou's appearance in Pokemon Sleep, plus details of its appearance

Legendary Beasts in Pokémon Sleep

While it’s not the Johto remake we were hoping for, it’s awesome to see the Legendary Trio getting the spotlight in Pokémon Sleep. Raikou is the first legendary gen 2 Pokémon to appear, with sightings expected in March. As these three are never too far from each other, we’ll get to meet Entei and Suicune soon after.

To celebrate Pokémon Day, you can log into Pokémon Sleep right now for a special gift of Poké biscuits and diamonds.

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Pokémon Masters EX turns 4.5 years old

The celebrations continue in Pokémon Masters EX, which has been around for four and a half years now! New sync pairs Geeta and Glimmora and Champion Silver and Tyranitar join the crew, as well as the master sync pair Sygna Suit Gladion & Magearna.

If you’re missing Lillie and Lunala or Lusamine and Necrozma, don’t worry, as you can scout for them again as part of the anniversary. Pokémon Masters EX players can also look forward to a special login gift of 3k gems. 

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Gholdengo makes it rain in Pokémon Cafe Remix

Gimmighoul and Gholdengo are dropping by the cafe in March, so make sure to prepare accordingly. The Paldean starters have brand-new adorable cafe costumes, and Koraidon and Miraidon are here to make sure your sandwiches are up to snuff.

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Miraidon joins the MOBA – three new Pokémon Unite fighters

Hey, we actually predicted this! Pokémon Violet’s legendary dragon Miraidon has drifted into the Aeos arena, and it’s brought along some friends as well. Ceruledge and Falinks also join the fray, so get saving for their Unite licenses.

To celebrate Pokémon Day, take part in Pokémon Unite’s Prize Machine Event to unlock popular holowear and other prizes for free. You can also net yourself Miraidon’s Unite license by participating in the event.

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Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket

While there’s still not much information out there about what exactly Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket is, we think it looks awesome. This app is due to launch sometime during 2024 in partnership with Creatures – aka the team who design the physical cards – and DeNA. Compared to Pokémon Trading Card Game Live, Pocket is aimed more towards collectors than players, offering free packs to open each day and exclusive digital-only cards.

The trailer features tons of older cards from the X+Y and Sun and Moon eras of the TCG, each preserved in stunning detail with full 3D motion. Some cards even sport immersive artwork, letting you dive into the world of Pokémon like never before. Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket also features ‘quick battles’ with slimmed-down rules compared to the standard TCG format, so it doesn’t look like Pocket and Live will be at odds with each other.

There you have it – every announcement from the Pokémon Presents February 2024 showcase. Who knew they could fit so much detail in just 12 minutes? Continue the anniversary celebrations by taking a look at our list of the best Pokémon games and our guide to all the Pokémon games in order.