Pokémon Presents Stream Reveals New Details on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

During today’s Pokémon Presents streaming event a bevy of new details and information for the upcoming Nintendo Switch games Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet were revealed. The trailer gives us hint at the story which will be divided into three quest-lines, the Gym Quest line where the player seeks out the 8 Gym Leaders and aims for the rank of Pokémon League Champion, the two other quest-lines were not revealed.

The region the game takes place in is called the Paldea Region. It is a vast region with a variety of environments from open fields to mountainous regions to lakes, and wastelands. The player enrolls in the Naranja Academy in Scarlet and Uva Academy in Violet. This venerable academy is the oldest school in Paldea and sits in the center of the largest city in the region Mesagoza City. At the Academy you’ll find people from various regions all gathered to hone their skills in academics as well as Pokémon, this makes student body is very diverse with students of all ages taking the same classes.

Mr. Jacq is the player’s homeroom teacher. It is very knowledgeable about Pokémon biology and created the PokéDex app that the player uses on their Rotom Phone. He can be a bit flighty as he becomes absorbed in his research.

Director Clavell runs the academy and soon after the player enrolls he announces a school-wide independent research project called the Treasure Hunt. Students are to go on a journey through Paldea region and learn about the people and Pokémon as they gather experiences and discover their own personal treasure.

One of the 8 Gym Leaders of the Paldea region is Grusha he is a former pro snowboarder with a cool-headed temperament. Grusa is a master of Ice-Type Pokémon.

Arven is an upperclassman. He is not very good at Pokémon battles but he is an excellent cook and researches Pokémon health and nutrition. He will ask the player to help him out.

Penny is a classmate. She has a shy personality and tends not to come to class often. She is very fond of her fluffy Eevee backpack.

The new battle mechanic was shown off in detail. It is called Terastal and it is similar to Mega Evolution. When a Pokémon Terastallizes it takes on a crystalline appearance and gains a sort of crown accessory called a Tera Jewel. The Pokémon gains better stats and stronger attacks and, in some cases, new typing. All Pokémon in Paldea are capable of Terestallizing. Every Pokémon has a hidden Tera Type that doesn’t activate until that Pokémon Terastallizes and it becomes that type. For example a Pikachu will normally have an Electric Tera Type matching it’s usual type, however some Pikachu will have a Flying Tera Type and when those Pikachu Terastallize they become Flying-types getting Pokémon with these rare Tera Types can be a key advantage in battles.

Raid Battles return as Tera Raid battles where up to four players can band together to fight a strong Terastallized Pokémon. The battles are streamlined so players no longer have to wait for their teammates turns to pass before making a move. This makes cooperating with your teammates even more key to come out victorious in these Tera Raids. After winning a Tera Raid all participants will have a chance to catch the defeated Pokémon. Tera Raids are a good way to capture Pokémon with rare Tera Types.

A couple new Pokémon were revealed in today’s trailer:

Fidough is the Fairy-type puppy Pokémon. It resembles mochi or baked confectionery treats like donuts, this Pokémon’s breath has a yeast quality that it uses to ferment things around it, this yeast breath is also useful for cooking.

Paldean Wooper is the Paldean Regional Variant of Wooper, it is a Poison/Ground-Type. In the ancient past the Wooper of Paldea were driven from the waters by competing Pokémon, and they moved into bogs on land where they adapted by covering their bodies with a poisonous film to keep from drying out as they live on land.Their gills hardened over time and they developed the ability to shoot poisonous liquid from them.

Cetitan is an Ice-type terrestrial whale Pokémon. It has strong muscles and thick blubber to support it’s heavy body


‘Pokémon Presents’ Stream Coming Later This Week, Promises New Details on Scarlet and Violet

Today The Pokémon Company announced that a Pokémon Presents streaming event is coming on August 3rd at 6:00AM PDT/9:00AM EDT. According to the post the stream will be roughly 20 minutes in length and contain new details on the hotly-anticipated Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games for Nintendo Switch. The presentation will also feature new information on various Pokémon apps such as the Pokémon GO, and Pokémon Masters EX mobile games. At this time it is unknown if any brand new mobile apps will be announced.


There has been a rumor circulating that a new evolution for the Pokémon Eevee might be revealed. This rumor started due to the Pokémon social media accounts posting clips of Eevee evolving into it’s known forms over the past few days, combined with Eevee having a big spotlight in upcoming episodes of the Pokémon anime in Japan.

Pokimane Announces She is Taking a Break From Streaming

Today Pokimane took to her social media to announce that she is taking a break from streaming. In her post she cites the reason is to focus on herself and her life offline.

This announcement comes just after Pokimane has finished her week-long trip to Amsterdam, Netherlands where the streamer attended Twitch Con and before that, Pokimane took a trip to Seoul South Korea in mid-June.

At this time it is unknown for how long this break will last. In 2020 Pokimane took a month-long hiatus from streaming that appeared to be in order to escape from an online controversy the streamer started with her most recent DMCA abuse scandals. As this hiatus seems to be unprompted by any recent behavior from the 26 year-old streamer, it is likely that this break will not be nearly as long.


Nintendo Stealth Drops a New Trailer for Bayonetta 3, October Release Date Confirmed

In a stealth drop Nintendo posted a brand-new trailer for hotly-anticipated Bayonetta 3. The trailer shows Bayonetta fighting a new enemy called homunculi, which are mad-made bioweapons. A new witch named Viola shows up in the trailer as another playable character. Jeanne, Luka and Rodin are also shown in the trailer.


Bayonetta 3 released on October 28 on Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon TGC Reality TV Series in Development

The Pokémon Company announced that is is currently casting for Pokémon TCG fans for an “unscripted series involving the Pokémon TCG”. The casting is taking place in the greater Los Angeles area. The format this series will take, and the expected release date are currently unknown.

The language in the casting denouncement hints that the show may be about pairing TCG fans of various skill levels with expert TCG players.


Nordisk Games Acquires Until Dawn Developer Supermassive Games

On Tuesday Nordisk Games announced that they have acquired Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology developer Supermassive Games.


in 2021 Nordisk purchased a 30.7% stake in Supermassive Games, now Nordisck owns 100% of the developer making it the third wholly-owned studio in Nordisk’s portfolio.

Supermassive Game is known for developing the smash hit horror game Until Dawn, and the Dark Anthology trilogy. In 2022 Supermassive released The Quarry which was met with solid reviews.

Japanese Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Assassinated

Japanese Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (安倍 晋三) was assassinated Friday morning while delivering a campaign speech in Nara Japan. Abe was delivering a speech on the street when the assailant ran up behind Abe and shot him from behind twice with a shotgun. The assailant was arrested at the scene. Abe was taken from the scene unconscious and in cardiac arrest. He passed away in the hospital.


As Japan enters a state of mourning for the longest-serving Prime Minister in the nation’s history, it is likely that this may affect the release schedules of some Japanese games. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan, and the Abe family as they proceed through this great national tragedy.

Streamer LilyPichu Moves to Streaming Exclusively on YouTube Gaming

On Thursday the Twitch Streamer LilyPichu announced that she will be changing platforms and streaming exclusively on YouTube Gaming.

LilyPichu has been streaming on the Twitch.tv platform since 2012 and is most famous for her League of Legends content. This move marks the latest in a string of creators that have left Twitch for various reasons.

2022 has been a year of upheaval for the game streaming industry. The YouTube Gaming platform has made several improvements this year in including the implementation of a raid feature and the ability of gift channel memberships. Earlier this year Twitch announced a more aggressive advertising policy that floods viewers with unskippable adds that interrupt the viewing experience for extender periods. It was restructuring its partner payout structure, a move that upset many streamers on the platform.


At this stage is is unknown what factors motivated LilyPichu to make the switch. The response from the community has been positive with many people congratulating Lily on the decision. Here’s no many more years of LilyPichu content.

“Yu-Gi-Oh!” Creator Kazuki Takahashi Found Dead at 60

NHK News reported that the body of “Yu-Gi-Oh” creator Kazuki Takahashi (高橋 和希) was found in shallow waters off the coast of Nago in Okinawa Japan. Takahashi was wearing scuba equipment which suggests that his death was due to a diving accident. The Nago City Coast Guard and police are conducting an investigation.


Takahasi was born on October 4 1961, and started working as a manga artist in 1982. He worked on several projects until 1996 when he would create the original Yu-Gi-Oh manga. The manga would be wildly successful leading to the creation of the Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game by Konami and many spin off anime and manga series.

Rest in peace, Takahashi-san.

Washington Post Video Games Reporter Gene Park Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

In a tweet on Tuesday Washington Post games reporter Gene Park announced that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer. In a YouTube video linked in the tweet the 40-year-old reports that he is currently undergoing treatment. The cancer hasn’t metastasized to any other organs which is a sign for treatment. Park states that he has already undergone one surgery and is planning on starting chemo later in the year in hopes of shrinking the tumor so it can be removed at the end of the year.

Park closes out the video by thanking the everyone for the support they have shown him. Park is currently on medical leav