What Are the Big Announcements in Pokemon Direct 1.9.2020?
Pokemon Direct 1.9.2020
Yesterday, January 9, 2020, the Pokemon Company has dropped the latest Pokemon Direct for this year with a huge chunk of updates that all Pokemon fans have been waiting for! The live stream lasted for more than 20 minutes with the President and CEO of the Pokemon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, who kicked off the program.
So, if you’ve missed the live stream yesterday, worry no more because we’ve got you covered! Without further ado, join us in our recap of the most notable announcements in Pokemon Direct 1.9.2020 below!
Return of the Classic
A classic game that was released in 2006 for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS is making its return in today’s era of gaming for the Nintendo Switch! And it is none other than Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX. Plus, a release date for the remake has been announced as well! Relive the great Pokemon adventures of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red & Blue Rescue Team on March 6, 2020, with a brand new gameplay experience for the current-gen console in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX. What’s even more exciting is that a demo version of the upcoming game is now available via the Nintendo eShop where you can carry over your save data to the official game once released!
Pokemon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass
Right after the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon announcement, Ishihara passed the floor to Pokemon Sword and Shield’s developer, Game Freak, to discuss more the Expansion Pass for Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. Yes, you read that right. So, if you’re not satisfied with the limited catalog of Pokemon Sword and Shield when it was released last November, now is the time to celebrate! The upcoming expansion has been reported to bring back more than 200 of the Pokemon creatures that you have been missing.
Pokemon Sword & Shield Base Game
Of course, you need to have either the Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield for you to enjoy The Isle of Armor and The Crown of Tundra expansion pass. If you still haven’t owned a copy yet, you’re in luck! Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are still available here at Playasia! How to order? Simply click the button below to grab yours!
Release date of Expansion Pass
Game Freak’s Producer, Junichi Masuda, and director ,Shigeru Ohmori, proudly took the spotlight to represent the whole dev team to share all the important updates for Pokemon Sword & Shield. First and foremost is the expansion pass for Sword which is the Isle of Armor and the Crown of Tundra for Shield. The Isle of Armor is scheduled to release sometime in June 2020 and The Crown of Tundra in Fall 2020. If you own either the Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield, you’ll be able to enjoy the two expansion pass once released.
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What to Expect?
According to the developers, each part of the Pokemon Sword & Shield offers unique adventures where you can discover unseen areas of the Galar region and meet its people and Pokemon inhabitants. You might also want to keep in mind that there are two versions of the expansion pass, one for Pokemon Sword and one for Pokemon Shield. You will encounter various sets of characters and pokemon depending on the base game that you own. Plus, it is also worth noting that you can jump straight into the two expansions with your existing save data.
More information for the two expansion pass has been revealed by Game Freak’s expansion pass director, Hiroyuki Tani in the later part of the live stream. The expansion pass director shared with the public a sneak peek of the expansion pass’ design and concept to intensify the level of excitement that you have now.
So, catch up on every single piece of detail of the Pokemon Direct in the video below, via Nintendo.
Let’s see how the Pokemon fans on Twitter reacted to the newest live stream of Pokemon Direct!
— John (Pokemon Sword ⚔️) (@SuperSonic55555) January 9, 2020
— 🌟❄ Lenacchi ❄🌟 @COMMISSIONS OPEN! (@LenacchiArt) January 9, 2020
I ONLY JUST NOW GOT TO ACTUALLY WATCH THE POKEMON DIRECT INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE WAS POSTING ON TWITTER
HOW DID I NOT SEE ANYONE MENTION THIS??? IS THIS FUCKIN REGILECTRIC??? REGI…DRAGON????? pic.twitter.com/Ht7d1fIuQ2
— adri ❤🌸 print shop open! (bandori s3 spoilers) (@cybershoujo) January 9, 2020
— 🐾WotterPaws🐾🔜 FC2020 (@XenonOtter) January 9, 2020
— i really just want more kabu art (@menowshiru) January 9, 2020
— 🖤Lamixe🖤(Antigone) (@nekokokokokok) January 9, 2020
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— Plush Emmerich (@Plush_Sylveon) January 9, 2020
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