The Pokémon Company revealed their new in-game events and Generation 9 mainline games for Pokémon Day 2022.
Today marks the 26th Anniversary and birthday of the Pokémon video game franchise. To celebrate Pokémon Day 2022, the Pokémon Company revealed many new surprises and announcements. The primary and most prominent announcement was the reveal of Pokémon: Scarlet and Violet. Scarlet and Violet’s reveal will mark the beginning of the video game franchise’s Generation 9 Era. The announcement date of Scarlet and Violet is still to be determined. All we know is that Scarlet and Violet will be available later this year. But until then, The Pokémon Company has an amazing in-game events schedule for all the other games.
Besides the reveal of Scarlet and Violet, The Pokémon Company announced a plethora of Pokémon Day 2022 in-game events and updates for their other games. The games receiving in-game updates are Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Pokémon Masters EX, Pokémon Cafe ReMix, Pokemon Unite, Pokémon Go, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
Pokémon Day 2022 Pokémon Presents
Pokémon Day 2022 In-Game Events
Trainers who have a copy of either Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl have the chance to obtain the legendary Pokémon Shaymin via the internet through Oak’s Letter.
Trainers who have downloaded the Pokémon Go app will now have the ability to catch Pokémon from the Alola region. These new updated Alolan Pokémon are based on the Pokémon: Sun, Ultra Sun, Moon, and Ultra Moon games.
To celebrate Pokémon Masters EX’s 2.5-year anniversary release, players will receive 3,000 games, alongside newly available trainers such as May, Skyla, and Raihan appearing in special outfits.
Pokémon Cafe ReMix will have three special events in which players can participate: a celebratory crown outfit for Bulbasaur, a unique opportunity to obtain a shiny Piplup, and use a new delivery feature eleven times at no cost.
Then for Pokémon Unite, players will be able to try out the legendary Pokémon Hoopa while earning Unite license, receiving a Pokémon Day hat and shirt in-game, experiencing full fury battles, and with Duraludon as the next Pokémon introduced in the game.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus will receive multiple exciting updates. Those updates include a new Daybreak update where players will investigate mysterious mass outbreaks of Pokémon in the Hisui region, battle new powerful trainers and Pokémon, and receive new items in the mystery gift menu via a special password. Then finally, The Pokémon Company announced that a new anime series based on Pokémon Legends: Arceus had begun production. The new anime series will be an original story set in the Hisui region and launch later this year. Full details from The Pokémon Company are below:
Official Pokémon Day 2022 In-Game Announcements
Pokémon Day 2022 In-Game Events
In celebration of 26 years of Pokémon and Pokémon Day 2022, several events will take place in current games across the franchise.
- Pokémon that first appeared in the Alola region, the setting of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, will be appearing in the world of Pokémon GO beginning 10:00 a.m. local time on March 1, 2022. Until then, it seems that Alolan Form Exeggutor will be appearing.
- There is currently an ongoing event in Pokémon Masters EX celebrating 2.5 years since the game’s release. During the event, players can immediately receive 3,000 gems, as well as the chance to scout 10 sync pairs each day for 10 days at no cost. Additionally, Trainers May, Skyla, and Raihan will appear in special outfits as part of the 2.5-year celebration.
- In the Pokémon Café ReMix game, there are currently three events Trainers can participate in to celebrate Pokémon Day. The events are as follows:
- Log-in bonus of a celebratory crown outfit for Bulbasaur (available until Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 9:59 p.m. PST)
- A four-day period of an increased chance of Shiny Piplup appearing (until Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 9:59 p.m. PST)
- The opportunity to use the new delivery feature 11 times at no cost (until Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 9:59 p.m. PST)
- In Pokémon UNITE, an ongoing event to celebrate Pokémon Day is currently under way. For the first time in the game, Trainers can immediately try out the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa and earn its Unite license. Players can enjoy a Pokémon Day log-in event from now until March 14, 2022 to receive a Pokémon Day hat and t-shirt in-game. Starting today, Trainers can experience full-fury battles, a new type of quick battle in Pokémon UNITE. An exciting reveal was also made, introducing Duraludon as the next Pokémon coming to the game in the future.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Daybreak, a software update (Ver. 1.1.0) for the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game, will be available starting today at 7:00 a.m. PST, February 27, 2022. In the Daybreak update, Trainers will begin investigating mysterious mass outbreaks of Pokémon that are popping up all over the Hisui region. Players will also have a chance to battle powerful opponents—like Legendary Pokémon and wardens—adding yet more options to the Pokémon battle experience.
In celebration of Pokémon Day 2022, Trainers can also receive items that will help them on their adventure in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. They can receive these items by entering the password ARCEUSADVENTURE in the Mystery Gifts menu in their game before 7:59 a.m. PST on Thursday, March 31, 2022. This gift includes 30 Ultra Balls, 30 Gigaton Balls, and 30 Jet Balls.
The production of an online animated series set in the Hisui region has also begun. This series will feature an original story line and is anticipated to launch later in 2022.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus brings Trainers to the vast Sinnoh region as it existed in the past, long before the setting for Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl was established. For more information about Pokémon Legends: Arceus, please visit Pokemon.com/LegendsArceus.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl
An item called Oak’s Letter will be distributed in the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games starting today, February 27, 2022. Trainers can receive Oak’s Letter by choosing Get via Internet from the Mystery Gift menu in the game. Once a Trainer receives Oak’s Letter, they can talk to Professor Oak on Route 224.
He will then ask for their cooperation regarding a stone tablet like one found in the Kanto region. As the Trainer assists Professor Oak, the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin will appear. Trainers can follow it and try to add it to their team. Shaymin is the Gratitude Pokémon and is able to change into its Sky Forme using the Gracidea item.
What are your thoughts on the new Pokémon Day 2022 in-game updates and events? Are you looking forward to the upcoming Pokemon Legends: Arceus-based anime series? Are you excited about the beginning of Pokemon’s Generation 9? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or let us know on Twitter.