Everything we know about Pokemon Legends Z-A

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Closing out today's Pokemon Presents today, The Pokemon Company revealed the next mainline entry in the Pokemon franchise. Pokemon Legends Z-A was teased with is set to release for the Nintendo Switch in 2025. Here's everything we know about it so far!

What is Pokémon Legends: Z-A about?

There are few details at the moment, but the trailer and press release confirmed that Pokémon Legends: Z-A will be set in the Lumiose City in the Kalos region -- an area we first explored in 2013's Pokemon X and Y.

The trailer begins with old architectural sketches before transforming into glowing wireframe buildings and holographic Pokemon. The city appears to have gotten a futuristic makeover but we do see the Prism Tower and other Parisian influences.

It looks like the city is getting a modern makeover, but as we can see from the Prism Tower, it retains its Parisian influences.

The press release teases: "An adventure awaits players within Lumiose City, where an urban development plan is underway to shape the city into a place that belongs to both people and Pokemon."

Will Pokemon Legends: Z-A be a Nintendo Switch 2 launch title?

The Pokemon Company only announced the Nintendo Switch as a platform, but with a 2025 release date, many are predicting the game will be a launch title for the heavily rumored Nintendo Switch 2. Nintendo has yet to officially announce the Switch 2, but we all know it's coming at some point.

Current rumors have the Switch 2 launching in 2025. So perhaps its no coincidence that one of Nintendo's biggest franchises is set to release its next mainline game then.

Which Pokemon will return in Pokemon Legends: Z-A?

The trailer featured glimpses at lots of Pokemon. In addition to Pikachu, we see many other Pokemon who made their debut in Pokemon X and Y, including Litleo, Pyroar, Klefki, Flabébé, Hawlucha, Furfrou, Gogoat, Fletchling, Talonflame, Sylveon, Aegislash, and Espurr.

We also see Pokemon from other Gens as well, such as Sandile, Krookodile, Pidgey, Pinsir, Heracross, Gyarados, Hippopotas, Emolga, and Dragonair. A full list of Pokemon hasn't been announced, but I'm sure we'll learn more soon!

It's also worth noting that Mega Evolutions seem to be returning. The end of the trailer sees the Mega Evolution stone symbol briefly appear.