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Pokémon Legends: Z-A Targets 2025 Release; New TCG Pocket App Announced

Pokémon Legends: Z-A and Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket Artwork

Trainers around the world celebrated Pokémon Day with The Pokémon Company’s latest presentation, which unveiled a plethora of new updates and titles for the series. The biggest reveal was Pokémon Legends: Z-Aa futuristic-looking game that appears to be set in Lumiose City from Pokemon X & Y‘s Kalos region.

TPC plans to release Pokémon Legends: Z-A worldwide on “Nintendo Switch systems” in 2025.

[Editor’s Note: The use of “Nintendo Switch systems” in the tweet is worth noting considering that a Switch successor is rumored to be launching sometime in 2025. It could also just be referring to the three existing Switch models.]

Overview of Pokémon Legends: Z-A

Pokémon Legends: Z-A, an ambitious new entry to the Pokémon video game series, will be released simultaneously worldwide on Nintendo Switch in 2025. An exciting new adventure awaits players within Lumiose City, where an urban redevelopment plan is underway to shape the city into a place that belongs to both people and Pokémon.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket

We also learned about a brand-new free-to-play mobile app named Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket, a digital version of the popular Pokémon Trading Card Game. Expected sometime in 2024, the card battling app will feature gorgeous and immersive card artwork.

The beloved Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) franchise continues to evolve with the debut of Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket, a new app that reimagines the experience of collecting Pokémon TCG cards in an innovative digital format.

In Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket, players will be able to enjoy the thrill of opening booster packs and collecting cards showcasing special visual effects unique to this digital adaptation of the Pokémon TCG. Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket introduces “immersive cards,” which give players the experience of leaping into the world of the card’s illustration, providing a whole new way to enjoy the Pokémon TCG. Players will be able to open two booster packs every day at no cost, including cards with nostalgic illustrations as well as new cards found only in the app. In addition, players will be able to engage in quick battles featuring streamlined rules based on the classic Pokémon TCG battle system.

Developed in collaboration with Creatures Inc., the creators of the Pokémon TCG, and DeNA Co. Ltd., partners in the development of Pokémon Masters EX, Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket will launch in 2024 as a free-to-start app for iOS and Android.

Moreover, several updates and new experiences for the existing games were shown, including for Pokémon Scarlet & VioletPokémon SleepPokémon UnitePokémon Masters EX, and Pokémon Café ReMix.

Stay tuned here at RPGFan for more Pokémon Legends: Z-A news, and updates on the franchise as a whole!

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Tin Manuel

Tin Manuel

Tin is a Graphic Designer by the day & an adventurer in whatever game she is playing at night. She gets giddy talking about RPG games (specifically JRPGs), new releases, and loves almost every female protagonist. She loves animals but has a great fondness towards pugs & shibas. She’s forgetful at times but she will never forget Aerith’s death in 480p.

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