A ton of new information for Pokémon Sun and Moon was revealed during this morning’s new update, including the evolutions of the Starter Pokémon, Poké Pelago, the return of Mega Evolutions, and a new demo which gives you Ash-Greninja. One other aspect of the game that was touched on was the game’s new “Festival Plaza” area, and the official Pokémon website has since updated with further info on this new feature. According to the site, Festival Plaza will serve as the hub for online activities, including battling, trading, and more.
Festival Plaza is a unique area where you’ll encounter numerous other trainers using online capabilities, whom you can show around to festival in order to earn Festival Coins, a type of currency used within the Plaza’s many shops. These shops may have good deals on items, special ways to train your Pokémon, and there’s even a shop devoted to dyeing your clothes. As you gather more and more Coins, your Plaza’s rank will increase, which will give you access to new rewards and opportunities—one of which includes the ability to host special “missions.” Missions appear to include a variety of challenges, which may take the form of completing certain objectives or testing your knowledge about the Pokémon world. A few screenshots on the Pokémon website provide examples of these, such as catching a certain number of Pokémon or completing a quiz about Type advantages.
The site also mentions that the castle in the center of the Plaza is where you go to access the Pokémon Global Link, as well as to “change the theme of your Festival Plaza,” though what other themes are out there remains unknown. Perhaps we’ll hear about that in an upcoming update?
What would you like to see in Festival Plaza? What do you think of this hub for online activities? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Source: Official Pokémon Website