Big Pokémon News Incoming on January 8 

by Daan Koopman - December 29, 2012, 11:37 pm PST
Total comments: 31 Source: (Serebii.net)

Interesting things are afoot in the world of the Pocket Monsters!

According to information released on Japanese television, we might see some exciting Pokémon news on January 8, 2013. This information was brought to the world by the folks over at Serebii.net.

At the end of a trailer for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, a teaser image confirmed a big announcement, though we aren't sure what will pop up. This could be anything related to already released products, to entirely new ones all together.

As soon as we hear more on the subject, we will be sure to let you know.

Talkback

joshnickersonDecember 30, 2012

Coming in 2013, Pokemon Black 3 & Pokemon White 3! Now with six new formes for those legendary Pokemon you've forgotten the names for!

Kidding aside, I hope it's not another annual update to the mainline series; would be nice to see a new spinoff series in the vein of Pokemon Ranger.

azekeDecember 30, 2012

Pokemon Skylanders.

AilingforaleDecember 30, 2012

Shhhh Azeke, don't type that so loud.  They may hear you!

ChiramiiDecember 30, 2012

Bring it! I'm ready for a sixth generation... Or a gen. 3 remake.

the asylumDecember 30, 2012

I wouldn't be counting on a gen 3 remake. IMO the first two were only made because the original GBC games were incompatible with the new data structure of gen 3 onward.

I think we're most likely going to be seeing another spinoff

ShyGuyDecember 30, 2012

Pokemon game for IOS.

red14December 30, 2012

The PWT on Black and White 2 is a good example that a Gen 3 remake is probably coming. The music and setup is much like the Battle Frontier from Emerald, unless it's just a coincidence.. However Junichi Masuda did consider a request from twitter on the remake of the Gen 3 games, so I wouldn't count out the possibility at least.

NeoThunderDecember 30, 2012

Well it can't be another Pokemon game, cause that would be totally expected...

ShayminDecember 30, 2012

HarmoKnight US release date.

lolmonadeDecember 30, 2012

Quote from: azeke

Pokemon Skylanders.

The only issue I see with this is that there something like 200+ Pokemon at this point, right?  Also, I think the Pokemon games would lose a bit of luster with me if all it took to find a new Pokemon was to drive down to Target.

My ideal announcement: Wii U Pokemon game.

Realistically: Announcement of New Pokemon games for 3DS, whether that is a next-gen game or having one of the old ones available on the eshop (blue/red/yellow).

Spak-SpangDecember 30, 2012

I think the best announcement could be a download Pokemon game that launches on both WiiU and 3DS with data sharing on the two systems.

ShayminDecember 30, 2012

Quote from: lolmonade

Quote from: azeke

Pokemon Skylanders.

The only issue I see with this is that there something like 200+ Pokemon at this point, right?  Also, I think the Pokemon games would lose a bit of luster with me if all it took to find a new Pokemon was to drive down to Target.

Triple that and add 50.

And that's precisely why it'll never happen. If Pokemon were locked behind a paywall, parents will be PISSED.

lolmonadeDecember 30, 2012

Quote from: Shaymin

Quote from: lolmonade

Quote from: azeke

Pokemon Skylanders.

The only issue I see with this is that there something like 200+ Pokemon at this point, right?  Also, I think the Pokemon games would lose a bit of luster with me if all it took to find a new Pokemon was to drive down to Target.

Triple that and add 50.

And THAT is why I may never return to Pokemon games.  I had trouble keeping track of the original 150, forget 650.  I get that it's a way for people to be able to play through the game multiple times and end up with completely different sets of Pokemon, or a way to elongate the game for completionists, but that's crazy.

MataataDecember 30, 2012

Hopefully a 3DS installment! brb bum rushing black 2 so i can be ready for it

yoshi1001December 31, 2012

Something tells me it's not Pokemon DJ Hero or Pokemon Rumble Blast Corps, but hey, I can dream, right?


It'll be interesting to see if they can actually pull off a 3-year 5th generation and get 6th gen out next year.

Luigi DudeDecember 31, 2012

Well there's a good chance we'll get the new generation of Pokemon this year so it could be related to that.  People have to remember that the new generation of Pokemon come ever 3-4 years and Black and White was originally released in Japan in 2010 so it's almost been 3 years.

Looking at Wiki, Black and White were first announced on January 29, 2010 as a new Pokemon game to come out later in the year and then were officially called Black and White in April.  So I wouldn't be surprised if they announce a new generation will hit the 3DS later this year in Japan and then we'll find out the official name a few months later.

AutomatonJanuary 02, 2013

Pokémon Snap 2: Wii U

Mop it upJanuary 03, 2013

Pokémon Grey will exist after all.

pokepal148January 03, 2013

Quote from: the

I wouldn't be counting on a gen 3 remake. IMO the first two were only made because the original GBC games were incompatible with the new data structure of gen 3 onward.

I think we're most likely going to be seeing another spinoff

pure corporate BS right there
it makes money, simple as that but i think we are looking at a new gen first for 3ds

TJ SpykeJanuary 03, 2013

Maybe they did it to make money, but they really did need to do the remakes as there was no other way to get those Pokemon in the new games.

CericJanuary 03, 2013

Pokemon Generations.  Its a re-release that will allow you to go through all the games from the originals to the most modern.  The twist is that your character choices will ripple through all of them.  When you progress to the next one you get a reset to the start as a new character with perks from your previous one.

An eShop new Pokemon Snap for WiiU be nice.

pokepal148January 04, 2013

Quote from: TJ

Maybe they did it to make money, but they really did need to do the remakes as there was no other way to get those Pokemon in the new games.

theres the two gamecube games just spread them all in there

pokepal148January 04, 2013

Quote from: Ceric

Pokemon Generations.  Its a re-release that will allow you to go through all the games from the originals to the most modern.  The twist is that your character choices will ripple through all of them.  When you progress to the next one you get a reset to the start as a new character with perks from your previous one.

An eShop new Pokemon Snap for WiiU be nice.

thats what the ar shooter should be

TJ SpykeJanuary 07, 2013

Nintendo has confirmed on their Facebook page that the news will be presented through a Nintendo Direct from Iwata:

"Join Nintendo fans around the world tomorrow for the first Nintendo Direct of 2013 at 6 AM EST! Mr. Iwata will be sharing a short message with news about Pokémon to viewers around the globe."

Ian SaneJanuary 07, 2013

All I want is the console Pokemon RPG that takes the gameplay of the main series and moves it into full 3D.  We probably should have gotten that on the N64 and now two more consoles have come and gone without it.  Fuck, could there ever be a more obvious game to make?  If they dedicated the effort to make such a game a Gamecube launch title, the Cube would probably have been much more successful and that could have completely changed the Wii and Nintendo in general from that point on.

RachtJanuary 07, 2013

Oh, no kidding. I long for the traditional gameplay of the main series done in glorious 3D graphics on a home console. Unfortunately, GameFreak's main artists/programmers are 2D sprite junkies - not that I mind that style. I love it, in fact. I'm just ready for the mainline series to move on to 3D. It's been too long now.

Hopefully we'll see what's going to happen come tomorrow morning.

ShayminJanuary 08, 2013

Already confirmed to be a 3DS game.

And Pokemon has been designed from the beginning as a portable game. The only way you'll get a mainline RPG on a console is if it's that "fusion" handheld/console hybrid people keep wanting Nintendo to make.

nickmitchJanuary 08, 2013

I'm still hoping for a more action-style game based on Pokemon Adventures.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterJanuary 08, 2013

I already know what this is. I just hope the battles look fast and interesting.

Ian SaneJanuary 08, 2013

Holy shit!  Aside from this not being a console game, it pretty much looks like the full 3D game I've been asking for!

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterJanuary 09, 2013

I knew you'd say that.

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