Pokemon press conference: All the big announcements and Twitter reactions

CNET | 5/28/2019 | Jackson Ryan
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Pokemon fans should be tickled by a slew of new announcements.

The Pokemon Company conducted a press conference from Tokyo today, announcing a handful of upcoming products that have us looking for our pillows.

Tsunekazu - Ishihara - President - CEO - Pokemon

Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of the Pokemon Company, stood behind a PokeBall-shaped podium, made a number of "business announcements" and, notably, discussed how the broadcast was in English, Japanese and Chinese -- signalling intentions to get Pokemon to a broader audience. A cavalcade of guest presenters then rolled through, offering up information on the latest products and services The Pokemon Company is offering up. It wasn't riveting, but perhaps it set us up for the huge reveal: "Pokemon Sleep"

We've listed all of the announcements below and expanded on some of the BIG announcements at the bottom of the post.

Pokemon - Press - Conference

What was announced at the Pokemon press conference?

Pokemon Detective Pikachu is coming to Switch.

Shibuya - PARCO - Pokemon - Center - Fall

Shibuya PARCO is getting a Pokemon Center in Fall 2019. There will be a Mewtwo statue at the entrance.

NetEase, a Chinese internet technology company and game publisher, announced Pokemon Quest China.

Junichi - Masuda - Game - Freak - Pokemon

Junichi Masuda from Game Freak announced Pokemon Home, which we discuss a little more below.

Pokemon Sleep was announced and look, there's more information below, but we're confused.

Kazuhiro - Maruyama - Device - Development - Lead

Kazuhiro Maruyama, device development lead at Nintendo, announced "Pokemon Go Plus Plus."

Pokemon GO is inundated with Snorlax at the moment, in celebration of the announcements.

DeNA - Smartphone - Game - Pokemon - Masters

DeNA is developing a smartphone game: Pokemon Masters. Sister site GameSpot has more on that.

Pokemon Home

Pokemon - Home - Place - Pokemon - Version

Pokemon Home is "a place for all your Pokemon to gather" and works a little like a supercharged version of the 3DS era Pokemon Bank.. It will be a cloud-based service that links up with your smartphone and Nintendo Switch so you can grab your Pokemon and chuck them all together.

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