Highlights from Pokemon Direct – New Paradox Pokemon, Products, Detective Pikachu Promo

August 8, 2023

Pokemon Direct on Tuesday, August 8th has revealed many new products for the Pokémon Universe. New Paradox Pokemon for the upcoming Scarlet & Violet DLC, a TCG Show, and new merchandise has been revealed.

Detective Pikachu Promo as Pre Order Bonus

Starting August 9th, those who pre-order The Return of Detective Pikachu in stores in Japan will receive a Detective Pikachu promo! Currently, there is no word of an English release.


Thanks goes to JustInBasil for the translation.

Detective Pikachu – Lightning – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Thorough Investigation: Flip a coin until you get tails. For each heads, draw a card.

[C][C][C] Ride Dash: 50 damage.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

New Paradox Pokemon and Evolutions Revealed for Scarlet & Violet DLC!

Two new Paradox Pokemon were revealed – Raging Bolt, based on Raikou, and Iron Crown, based on Cobalion.

Applin will receive a new “candy apple” evolution named Dipplin while Duraludon will get a new evolution named Archaludon.

While not confirmed, Ogerpon appears to have some sort of new form — or maybe it’s just glowing.

Path to the Peak - New TCG Show Announced!

An animated short series called Pokemon: Path to the Peak will debut at the World Championships on August 11th! Viewers will follow a girl named Ava and her partner Pokemon, Oddish, on their journey to rise to the top in the world of competitive Pokemon TCG play.

The first episode will also be posted to YouTube on August 11th.

Worlds Welcome Kits and Champion Merchandise

The exclusive merchandise for this year’s World Champions have now been revealed! Each World Champion will receive a bag, hat, jacket, and playmat. They will be black and gold. As usual, those who compete in Worlds will also receive Worlds-themed merchandise in their “Welcome Kits.”

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