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Pokémon World Championships Teases Upcoming Releases

The Pokémon World Championships concluded in Yokohama, Japan, showcasing fierce competition in Pokémon Scarlet, Pokémon Violet, Pokémon GO, Pokémon Unite, and the Pokémon trading card game (TCG).

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, the latest releases in the Pokémon roleplaying game series, are receiving new DLC. “The Hidden Treasure of Aera Zero Part 2: The Indigo Disk” will be available soon, with Part 1 set to launch in the fall, allowing players to explore the land of Kitakami. Part 2 will continue the story as players become exchange students at Blueberry Academy, an underwater school. The second part of the DLC is expected to be released in winter.

The strategic team battle game, Pokémon Unite, is adding three new fighters to its roster: Blaziken, Mimikyu, and Meowscarada. Blaziken is scheduled to release on September 14, followed by the other two fighters. Pokémon Unite, a departure from traditional Pokémon games, is a multiplayer battle arena game similar to League of Legends and is available for free on Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch.

A new animated series, Pokémon: Path to the Peak, made its debut during the Championships. The series follows a young player of the Pokémon TCG as she competes in the world of competitive play with her Pokémon partner, Oddish. The first episode is already available on the official Pokémon YouTube Channel.

The trading card game also received new updates. During the closing ceremonies, The Pokémon Company revealed fresh card mechanics. Players will soon have the opportunity to collect and battle with Ancient and Future Pokémon, including Roaring Moon Ex and Brute Bonnet. Additionally, Ace Spec cards, previously introduced in the Black & White series, will make a return to the Standard format next year.

Furthermore, the location of the next World Championships in 2024 has been confirmed as Honolulu, Hawai’i. In light of the recent wildfires, The Pokémon Company has pledged $200,000 to its partners at GlobalGiving through the Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund and will match any employee donations to the cause.

The Pokémon World Championships not only determined the best Pokémon trainers worldwide but also gave a glimpse of the brand's future with a range of releases across various platforms and content. From trading card updates to video game DLC, Pokémon continues to evolve and provide new experiences for its fans.