Pokemon Direct Announced for Jan. 9

Nintendo announced a new Pokemon Direct for Jan. 9
Nintendo announced a new Pokemon Direct for Jan. 9 / Photo by Nintendo

Pokemon Direct is returning Thursday as Nintendo revealed Tuesday on Twitter.

Pokemon Direct, similar to Nintendo Direct, is a live stream presentation solely focused on new announcements in the franchise. Leading up to the release of Pokemon Sword and Shield, Directs were used to relay and announce new details including features, Pokemon and more.

What is Pokemon Direct?

Tune in on 1/9 at 6:30 a.m. PT for roughly 20 minutes of new Pokemon information in a livestreamed Pokemon Direct presentation," the announcement read.

New Pokemon Direct announcements usually spawn rampant speculation across social media. Some are holding out for remakes of Diamond and Pearl while skeptics believe it'll be a lackluster presentation headlined by Pokemon Home.

Sword and Shield fans especially want news and updates surrounding the Switch games. Players are desperate for news around a National Pokedex after they felt the Galar Pokedex lacked entries.

Viewers can tune in on the Nintendo website and YouTube Thursday.