4 New Pokémon Games: One Teaches Kids To Brush Teeth!
Can’t get enough of Pokémon in your life? Recently, Pokémon announced four new games – New Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Café Mix, Pokémon Unite and Pokémon Smile.
1. New Pokémon Snap
The first major announcement is New Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch. The original game, released back in 1999 for the Nintendo64, transformed players from Pokémon Trainer to Pokémon pro photographer. The aim was to snap pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat - think National Geographic meets Pokemon.
Fast forward to 2020, New Pokémon Snap has the same goal, but features high-res graphics of Pokémon just doing their thing (which I feel looks more chio than Pokémon Sword and Shield). The game promises jungles, swamps and islands to explore. Not much else is known - nevertheless I’m dropping a pre-order the moment it becomes available.
No news when New Pokemon Snap releases, but we’ll update this piece when that’s announced.
2. Pokémon Café Mix
Craving for some cafe-hopping with friends but restricted by the 5 pax limit? With Pokemon Cafe Mix, you can do so without worrying about breaching #SocialDistancing guidelines! In this mobile game (also available for the Nintendo Switch), you’re a café proprietor whose main customers are… Pokémon!
To become the Gordon Ramsey of the Pokémon world, you’ll need to “cook” by completing a touch-based puzzle reminiscent of Disney Tsum Tsum. The key difference is players have to connect the Pokémon icons by swirling them around, sort of like mixing a batch of ingredients in the kitchen (If you’re confused about what this means, the video above provides a great demonstration).
Of course, you’re not alone – you have cute Pokémon staff that can join and help you “run” the café. Each Pokémon has its own unique skills to help you complete the puzzles and become the next Pokémon Masterchef. I already have Charmander as part of my staff and I’m hoping to add Minccino and Slurpuff soon.
The game is free-to-download with in-app purchases. You can start playing Pokémon Café Mix now for the Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android.