With the next digital event for Pokémon – the Pokémon Presents celebrating Pokémon Day on February 27 – fast approaching, there are a few select announcements that are expected. With several Pokémon games still receiving ongoing support, like Pokémon GO, Pokémon UNITE, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there are plenty of potential announcements lined up for the next Pokémon Presents.

While fans of the franchise will have to wait until the actual event to see anything confirmed, Pokémon Presents events from past years, as well as currently ongoing Pokémon games, can give a good idea of what to expect. For example, the latest update for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet nerfs two Pokémon, but also indicates further support for the game in the future. Additionally, the last Pokémon Presents, from August 2022, included news regarding several other ongoing Pokémon projects, including events for GO, UNITE, and Masters EX. Following trends from previous entries, as well as a few select leaks, however, there is an expectation for the current mainline entries to be a particular focus of the upcoming event.

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The Upcoming Pokémon Presents Will (Probably) Have Some Big News

A Pokémon Trainer riding on the back of Koraidon as it flies in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Although presentations like Pokémon Presents always have the potential to surprise, there are a few safe predictions for what can show up, a DLC announcement for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet being chief among them. With new leaks pointing towards a potential Kalos DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, it certainly wouldn’t be too big of a surprise for the event to provide a first look, along with other expected updates to some of Pokémon‘s more ongoing projects like GO or the Pokémon TCG. Finally, there is of course the possibility of some oddball Pokémon apps, like Pokémon Smile or Pokémon Sleep.

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC Is Likely To Be Revealed

Two of Scarlet and Violet's Treasures of Ruin Legendary Pokémon, Chien-Pao on the left and Chi-Yu on the right, in front of a map of Paldea.

The biggest potential announcement for the Pokémon Presents is DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, following in the same vein as its predecessor, Sword and Shield. While currently no official sources have hinted at a DLC announcement, it is worth noting that the timing between Sword and Shield‘s launch and DLC would roughly match up with Scarlet and Violet‘s predicted DLC release date if the event does announce an expansion, with both games releasing in November (2019 and 2022 respectively) and Sword and Shield having DLC announced in a January Pokémon Direct in 2020.

Outside simply making an announcement, it’s likely that, if Scarlet and Violet DLC is shown, the event will provide some previews of the features and areas that the DLC will include. Similar to how the first looks at the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra DLC’s showed off a few of the characters, areas, and the main Legendary Pokémon, it’s likely that any Scarlet and Violet DLC presence in the Pokémon Presents will show off some of what to expect. With the base game already hinting at more to come, including new Legendary Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet DLC, a potential announcement could be primed to make some big reveals.

Pokémon Presents Has The Potential To Update The Series’ Spinoff Titles

A group shot of trainers and their signature Pokémon from Pokémon Masters EX

Outside of Scarlet and Violet news, however, some of Pokémon‘s other ongoing services or spinoffs are likely to make an appearance at the event. The Pokémon TCG, for example, seems primed for new content following the release of the Paldea Collection, it’s first release for the new generation, in January. On the other hand, however, the presence of the Pokémon TCG in online events has historically been light, bordering on nonexistent – making it likely that any upcoming TCG announcements might be made outside the Pokémon Presents, with the event focusing more on updates for digital efforts like UNITE, GO, and Masters EX.

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Aside from news for mainline titles or ongoing service games, some Pokémon spinoffs, like Mystery Dungeon, could also be due for some more presence on the Switch. With the spinoff series’ last game having been a remake released in 2020, there’s plenty of room for a new entry on the Switch, with the new generation even providing extra opportunities to expand on the formula with new Paldean Pokémon and mechanics like Terastalization. If any new entries are planned, they can certainly be expected to show up at the Pokémon Presents event.

The upcoming Pokémon Presents is all but guaranteed to make some exciting announcements – between the mainline series, ongoing service games, and the potential for new spinoff entries, there’s plenty of potential for the Pokémon Presents to tap into. With the event celebrating Pokémon Day as well, it’s bound to be a veritable treasure trove of Pokémon news for fans to get excited about.

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