Pokémon Presents: What To Expect From Tonight’s Show

Pokémon Presents: What To Expect From Tonight’s Show
Image: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl

Pokémon Presents is back tonight with brand new looks at Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl and Legends Arceus, the three most anticipated Nintendo games on the calendar.

After a brief intermission ruled by Monster Hunter Stories 2 and Skyward Sword, Pokémon fans are in for a real treat, with the news and gameplay-filled showcase set to go for 28 minutes.

The focus will likely be on the Diamond and Pearl remakes due out this November (given they’re the most timely), but it does appear we’ll get to see new gameplay from Pokémon Legends Arceus, which is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious and good-looking Pokémon games ever.

Regardless of which game you’ve got your eye on, you’ll want to tune into the newest episode of Pokémon Presents today, Wednesday, August 18, for some juicy updates.

We haven’t seen much of any of these upcoming games, so we should be in for a great time.

How to watch the latest Pokémon Presents in Australia

In great news for Aussie Pokémon fans, the latest Pokémon Presents is actually happening at a very reasonable hour.

On Australia’s east coast, it’ll take place at 11 p.m. AEST and finish up by 11:30 p.m. AEST — so all you working or studying adults will be able to tune in and still get a good night’s sleep. I, for one, am very thankful for it.

Here’s when you can tune into the show across Australia on Wednesday, August 18:

  • Perth: 9 p.m. AWST
  • Adelaide, Darwin: 10:30 p.m. ACST
  • Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart: 11:00 p.m. AEST

The show is set to air on the official Pokémon YouTube channel, but you’ll also be able to stay tuned to social media for updates.

What are you hoping to see during the show? Have any memories of playing Pokémon Diamond and Pearl with mates on the Nintendo DS back in the day? Pop on down to the comments below to share your thoughts.


  • No I don’t have any memories of playing Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl on the Nintendo DS.
    But I am looking forward to the remake of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl when it comes out on the Nintendo Switch in November.
    I’m still playing Pokemon Unite though I’ve still got a lot of rewards to claim along with claiming Cinderace’s pirate costume in the Pokemon Unite Season’s Battle Pass.
    But I know that Blissey is going to be the next Pokemon added in Pokemon Unite hopefully soon Blastoise will be added to Pokemon Unite and not to mention that I am also looking forward to Pokemon Legends Arceus coming out in January next year.
    I probably might stay up at around 11pm tonight to watch the Pokemon Presents livestream as long as I don’t wake my parents.

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