How to watch the Pokemon Presents Direct livestream today

Looking for how to watch Pokemon Presents Direct? Well you're at the right place to learn more about today's (August 18) showcase. 

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company are airing a special Pokemon Presents livestream, focused on new games and updates for the historic franchise. Just below, you can see that the Pokemon Presents livestream will be kicking off at approximately 6AM PT/9AM ET/2PM BST, and you can catch the action over on The Pokemon YouTube channel (opens in new tab) - or watch it above!

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As for what the Pokemon Presents livestream is going to feature, we already have a pretty good idea. Chiefly, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl will be on display during the showcase, and we should see more gameplay and new details of the remakes that are due to launch later this year in November for the Nintendo Switch.

Elsewhere, we're guaranteed another look at Pokemon Legends Arceus. This is the big new venture from the Pokemon franchise, taking up after Breath of the Wild to offer players a new open-world adventure with a big focus on real-time action combat. Pokemon Legends Arceus is due to launch early in 2022, but here's hoping we see new gameplay from the exciting title later today.

Additionally, perhaps we'll see more of Pokemon Unite during the Pokemon Presents showcase today. The MOBA-like brawler launched last month in July for Nintendo Switch, but has received a relatively steady stream of patches and updates since launch, with newcomers like Gardevoir joining the roster. We could hear more of The Pokemon Company's plans for the future of the brawler later today. Either way, this promises to be a special showcase for the Pokemon series at large.

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.