Announcement

Catch up on Pokémon Day festivities, including news about a new game!

28 February 2024

Twenty-eight years ago, the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green games debuted in Japan. Since then, it’s been a Thunder Wave of different experiences, including games, shows, tournaments, and more!

As a part of today’s festivities, we have a short teaser for a brand-new game coming to the Nintendo Switch system in 2025. But before we get there, let’s recap what’s going on with some current favourites.

Pokémon UNITE

Special events are now underway in the Pokémon UNITE game! Starting today, be on the lookout for events to add Miraidon, Sunshine Style Venusaur, Holowear, and more to your game. Please check out the game for all the details.

You can download Pokémon UNITE for free on Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon™ Café ReMix

A new event is here! Play ‘Cook and collect’ to receive various rewards by collecting items dropped by Pokémon during puzzles. Collect Gimmighoul Coins and see what else you can find!

Also, fans of Koraidon and Miraidon may want to check out new bingo events that allow these fearsome (and adorable) Legendary Pokémon to join your café staff. Please check out the game for the exact timing of each event.

Just like Pokémon UNITE, you can download the Pokémon Café ReMix game for free on Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet

A trio of special Tera Raid Battle events* are headed to the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games! Prepare your team because The Mightiest Venusaur, The Mightiest Blastoise, and The Mightiest Charizard are on their way. Each have a different event period, so mark your calendars:

  • A Mighty Venusaur

    • Event timing: 28 Feb. at 11:00 a.m. to 6 March at 10:59 a.m. AEDT

  • A Mighty Blastoise

    • Event timing: 6 March at 11:00 a.m. to 13 March at 10:59 a.m. AEDT

  • A Mighty Charizard

    • Event timing: 13 March at 11:00 a.m. to 18 March at 10:59 a.m. AEDT

Please note that you can only catch one Mightiest Venusaur, Mightiest Blastoise, and Mightiest Charizard per save data, and a Nintendo Switch Online membership** (sold separately) is required to participate in Tera Raid Battles with other Trainers online.

And finally…

New Pokémon game coming in 2025!

Watch the video above for more info!

A new challenge in the Pokémon series of video games, will be released simultaneously worldwide on Nintendo Switch in 2025. It will be a completely new adventure set entirely within ‘Lumiose City’, a city where re-development is in progress with the goal of being a place where humans and Pokémon can coexist.

Please look forward to more info about the Pokémon Legends: Z-A game in the future. If you’d like in the meantime, you can explore a wide selection of Pokémon games and experiences that are available now on Nintendo Switch via our Pokémon Hub.

Happy Pokémon Day!

Available 2025

Pokémon Legends: Z-A

An ambitious new adventure set within Lumiose City is coming in 2025.

*To encounter Pokémon featured in Tera Raid Battle events, you need to have downloaded the latest Poké Portal News. Poké Portal News will automatically download if your Nintendo Switch system is connected to the internet. You can also download the latest Poké Portal News by selecting Poké Portal from the X menu, then Mystery Gift, then Check Poké Portal News. You do not need a Nintendo Switch Online membership to receive the latest Poké Portal News.

After completing certain postgame events, you’ll be able to find black Tera Raid crystals that allow you to participate in special Tera Raid Battles. However, players who haven’t completed these events may still participate in these Tera Raid Battles by joining other Trainers in multiplayer.

**Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless cancelled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com.au/switch-online