Pokémon Day 2024 Roundup – Pokémon Legends: Z-A Sequel, TCG Mobile Game & More

It’s been nine years since Pokémon Day was first celebrated in 2016, and each year’s unfolding announcements have excited fans worldwide. Marking the release of the Generation 1 games Pokémon Red and Green in 1996, it serves as a celebration of all things Pokémon, and 2024 is no different.

This year’s iteration ran shorter than expected, giving updates for existing titles like Pokémon Go, Pokémon Cafe ReMix, Pokémon Sleep, and more. However, it certainly stirred up hype with a quick look at a Pokémon Legends sequel, which appears to be set in Lumiose City of Generation 5 fame.

Here’s what went down during the Pokémon Presents showcase on Pokémon Day 2024.

Pokémon Go X Pokémon Horizons

Liko and Roy are setting out for a new adventure, this time on your mobile phone. Pokémon Go has a collaboration event from 5 to 11 March 2024 featuring the newest Poké-anime, Pokémon Horizons, with Fuecoco, Sprigatito, and Cap joining in the fun.

The adorable cap-wearing Pikachu will bring a move new to Pokémon Go – Volt Tackle, which the Horizons’ crew, the Rising Volt Tacklers, are named after. Amethio’s Ceruledge is also set to appear in the game, making its debut along with Charcadet and Armarouge. You can even take a selfie with Liko and Roy with the game’s snapshot function!

Pokémon Sleep

Pokémon Sleep will also add an adorable new Pokémon to its roster, and it’s none other than Raikou! The Thunder Pokémon is surprisingly, a great snuggle buddy – despite its electrifying nature – and roars its way to the game this March. Suicune and Entei will follow after, rounding out the Generation 2 legendary Pokémon lineup.

Pokémon Masters EX

Pokémon Masters EX is also celebrating its four-and-a-half-year anniversary with an epic showdown between Silver and Geeta taking centre stage starting from 1 March. The long-awaited photo creator feature will also come to the game, with Riley and Lucario joining anyone’s team. It’s certainly shaping up to be an eventful anniversary for the game, and logging in will get you 3000 gems as a gift.

Pokémon Café ReMix

Pokémon Day 2024

Eevee and Pikachu are cooking up a storm in Pokémon Café ReMix, but who’s that Pokémon lurking in the background? It’s Gimmighoul! Collect Gimmighoul coins after completing puzzles, and even have Koraidon and Miraidon join your staff. Who doesn’t want to see Koraidon and Miraidon serve up cute desserts?

 Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket

If you’ve always wanted to get into Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), there’s no better time than now, as Pokémon TCG comes to mobile. Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket is a newly-announced mobile game where you can open packs online, trade with friends, and battle. The game is set to release in 2024, so look out for more details!

Pokémon Legends: Z-A

Fans have made their predictions for a Generation 1 (Red & Green), or a Generation 5 (Black & White) remake, but as it turns out, they were just one generation off. Ending the broadcast with a surprise trailer, the Pokémon Company revealed a second Legends game in the making, titled Pokémon Legends: Z-A.

Pokémon Z would have joined X and Y as the third game in the sixth generation, but sadly, the game was never made. Now, fans have the chance to step back into Kalos’ Lumiose City as it embarks on a grand urban redevelopment plan with “a vision of beautiful coexistence between people and Pokémon,” or so a trailer hints with futuristic Tron-esque visuals. No gameplay was revealed, but fans can expect more news soon as the game will release in 2025.