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Nintendo has launched a Pokemon-focused Direct presentation for this week. The printed will air on Thursday, January 9, at 6:30 AM PT / 9:30 AM ET and may cowl “roughly 20 minutes of latest Pokemon data.”

Nintendo will stream the Pokemon Direct on its website, YouTube, and Twitch channels. As for what’s going to doubtless be talked about all through the published, the official Pokemon Twitter account teases there’ll doubtless be “some thrilling updates coming to the world of Pokemon this 12 months.”

Now that Pokemon Sword and Shield are out, it’s onerous to predict merely what this week’s Direct will cowl. We already know that Pokemon Home, a model new Pokemon Monetary institution-like cloud service for Nintendo Change and smartphones, is slated to launch sometime in “early 2020,” so we may lastly get further particulars on that all through the presentation.

We moreover know there’s a new Detective Pikachu game for Switch on the easiest way. The Pokemon Agency launched the title closing June all through a press conference ahead of E3, although it shared no totally different particulars about it on the time. There’s moreover the mysterious Pokemon Sleep, a model new app that may launch this 12 months and “flip sleep into leisure.”

As for Pokemon Sword and Shield, the video video games’ current batch of Max Raid events ends on January 9, which suggests it may be rather a lot harder to hunt out Gigantamax Snorlax, Butterfree, and a few other Pokemon after that date. Time may be working out to say just a few of the video video games’ freebies, along with Gigantamax Meowth, which might solely be on the market until January 15. You can see the entire freebies available in Sword and Shield right now and straightforward strategies to get them in our roundup.

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