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Sunday, February 27, 2022

KoopaTV's Live Reaction to the Pokémon Presents February 2022

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - It certainly got more interesting as time went on.

Today, February 27, is Pokémon Day! The Pokémon Company last week announced that there would be a Pokémon Presents occurring today at 9:00 Eastern... and the international branch, TPCi, was quite quiet about announcing this until half an hour before the Presents. But, hey, I woke up in time for it. ...And I was the only KoopaTV staffer to do so. Chumps.

Anyway, this was promised to only be around 14 minutes... and so it was. Follow along with my live reactions, and as a spoiler alert, the flow goes from “mobile games we don't care about” to “console games that affect the future of the series.”

[8:51 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa:
[8:51 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I dunno if I'm even gonna publish this!
[9:00 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh, I forgot how when it gets to actually be time there's still another countdown.
[9:02 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There is an easy to believe universe where this intro graphics and music are the most interesting part.
[9:02 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Hello everyone, I'm Ishihara, from The Pokémon Company.
[9:02 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: (Well, I'M not. That's what he said.)
[9:03 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: February 27, but 26 years ago, is when the first games in the franchise released.
[9:03 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: wtf the Pkachu at the background talked
tAKATO uTSOMIYA or however you spell it
[9:03 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pokémon GO upset featuring Alola.
[9:04 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Appearing March 1. Do people still play this? (Do I ask that question every time they have GO news?)
[9:04 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: This is just mobile stuff. Pokémon Masters EX celebrates 2.5 anniversary. ...Now they're celebrating HALF-year anniversaries?
[9:05 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Anniversary culture needs to stop!
[9:05 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: That said, Pokémon Masters EX is better for the series than GO.
[9:05 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: At least there's new art being made, like Hero Dawn and Lady Cresselia.
[9:05 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: They keep talking about getting FREE GEMS and wotever.
[9:06 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Next up on the mobile list is Pokémon Cafe Remix.
[9:06 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pelipper retains its role as mailman from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon.
[9:07 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: If you ever wanted a Shiny Piplup on your staff, now's the time? ...Why am I bothering.
[9:07 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Next on mobile is Pokémon UNITE, featuring Tencent.
[9:08 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Featuring Full Fury Battles, which... is apparently about button-mashing.
[9:08 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Hoopa is now available. (Not to be confused with Koopa.)
[9:09 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Hoopa will become purchasable after March 14 but free for now, I guess.
[9:09 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Duraludon will become playable in the future.
[9:09 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: FINALLY A SWITCH SNAP.
[9:09 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: YO PROFESSOR OAK IS AT ROUTE 224
[9:09 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: I WAS JUST THERE YESTERDAY
[9:09 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: THERE'S SHAYMIN
[9:10 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Soon they'll send out Oak's Letter letting you get Shaymin.
[9:10 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: You can claim the item as a Mystery Gift between today and a month from now.
[9:10 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: WHY IS IT TIME-LIMITED?
[9:10 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pokémon Legends Arceus news.
[9:11 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Oh they just spoiled Hisuian Arcanine.
[9:11 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Software Update Version 1.1.0 "Daybreak"
(Not to be confused with Monster Hunters "Sunbreak")
[9:11 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And... a Dialga and Palkia origin forms.
[9:12 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There are outbreaks of Pokémon you must investigate, and a training grounds.

Pokémon Legends Arceus Day 2022 ARCEUSADVENTURE password free items balls
My own interests would be served if I screenshotted the Oak's Letter Shaymin event.
But maybe you Pokémon Legends: Arceus players want to use this ARCEUSADVENTURE password Mystery Gift?

[9:12 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: There will also be a new animated series coming later this year.
[9:13 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: One more video.
[9:13 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Featuring a security guard with a flashlight.
[9:13 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Investigating GAMe FREAK.
[9:13 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Candlepowerforum reference?

Japanese man holding flashlight with gloves in dark office GAME FREAK
Shout-out to our friends at the Candle Power Forums (CPF).

[9:14 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: The GAME FREAK office is possessed.
[9:14 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Maybe with Poltegeist?
[9:14 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Game footage (not final)?
[9:14 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Flying Hoppip?
[9:15 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: A Switch?
[9:15 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: AHHH

Pokémon Scarlet Violet Starters Generation 9 official grass cat Sprigatito fire croc Fuecoco water duck Quaxly
My scream here was specifically at the reveal of these Pokémon.
Normally I pick Grass, but the duck gives me baby Captain Vul/Blue Birds (Rhythm Heaven) vibes and I like those.
...I do think these look like they're from DeviantArt though.

[9:16 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet?
[9:16 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ??????
[9:16 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Releasing worldwide late 2022?
[9:16 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ANNUALISED SERIES WHY
[9:16 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Scarlet and Violet obviously being developed by GAME FREAK.
[9:16 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: And it's over.
[9:17 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: Well, uh...
[9:17 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: ...I dunno I'd feel more confident if it would release late 2023 instead.
[9:18 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: All of the Pokémon they showed in not-final game footage were from previous generations, and then security guard shined a light on three new Starter-looking Pokémon.
[9:18 AM] Ludwig Von Koopa: More to come, I suppose.

What did you think of the Pokémon Presents? Ludwig is immediately most excited about Oak's Letter, because it represents Pokémon Platinum events are coming to the Sinnoh remakes. As a programming note, KoopaTV doesn't plan to publish anything on February 28 because this live reaction suffices. ...But anything is possible.

Click here for KoopaTV's reactions to the Pokémon Presents February 2021.
Ludwig created an Artistic Corner entry illustrating how Quaxly is akin to Rhythm Heaven's Blue Birds.
More about Shaymin and the Platinum event set.
The next Pokémon Presents was on August 3, 2022. It featured much more of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
It's next year's Pokémon Presents!


  1. From the trailer, I think Scarlet and Violet look pretty nice! I'm just nervous about them describing it as open world...

    1. "Various towns blend seamlessly into the wilderness with no borders. You’ll be able to see the Pokémon of this region in the skies, in the seas, in the forests, on the streets—all over! You’ll be able to experience the true joy of the Pokémon series—battling against wild Pokémon in order to catch them—now in an open-world game that players of any age can enjoy."

      IT'S BREATH OF THE WILD (for real)

  2. Yeah...I get the feeling that the late 2022 thing is optimistic on their part. As far as I saw, the amount of actual GAMEPLAY shown in that trailer was dick and squat, so they surely have a lot left to do. No idea how it's going to turn out, for my part.

    1. Pokémon games tend to be released incomplete or glitchy than delayed. The last time it was delayed as far as I know was that Diamond and Pearl were moved to 2006 instead of 2005. So I'm sure they'll crack the whips and get SOMETHING out.

  3. It's come to my attention that Shaymin/Oak's Letter are time-limited because the original Platinum Mystery Gift distribution was also time-limited, and for about the same duration.
    This continues the BDSP philosophy of being faithful.

  4. All alone today? Exciting! Getting a bit tired of all the cat like starters, especially since we had sun and moon not so very long ago. I’m a bit concerned at the rate their pumping out these Pokemon games, but only time will tell what happens. All I know for sure is that if smash continues its apparent trend of putting in a Pokemon from each generation. We’ll be getting two new Pokemon fighters in the next game, unless of course gamefreak churns out more generations between then.

    To me it seems like gamefreak just wanted to try out the engine they built for Arceus on the main series. Better than letting it go to waste I guess. Didn’t actually see any new Pokemon(starters yes obviously) in the trailer, unless those rock things count. But they look pretty lazily designed, even keeping muk in mind.


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