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Pokemon Marketing Director Responds to Questions About Pokemon’s 20th Anniversary Plans and Pokemon Z

by Alex Culafi - August 27, 2015, 2:44 pm EDT
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The Pokémon Company International’s Director of Consumer Marketing, J.C. Smith, responded to questions regarding Pokémon’s 20th anniversary next year as well as recent Zygarde/Pokémon Z speculation in an interview with us at the 2015 Pokémon World Championships in Boston last weekend.

Nintendo World Report (NWR): So, Pokémon has a very important birthday next year…

J.C. Smith (JS): Mhm. Yes we do…

NWR: 20 years. February 27th, 2016. What kind of plans you got, other than Pokkén Tournament?

JS: [Laughs] Wish I could tell you but I can’t!

NWR: Are there big plans for it?

JS: There’s always big plans for it. And obviously, you’re seeing some big product stuff for it that’s been announced that’s exciting for the year and we always want to keep fans on their toes, but nothing I can reveal at this time.

NWR: Are we going to hear more soon? I know CoroCoro is talking about some stuff that’s going to get revealed soon. Maybe involving a green blob…

JS: [Laughs] CoroCoro – I love ‘em!


NWR: Might hear something in three weeks?

JS: We’ll keep you on your toes!

NWR: Might see one of those minute-long trailers with the green blob and a new Zygarde form?

JS: [Laughs] You ask good questions. Nothing I can say.

NWR: So nothing on Pokémon XZ, YZ, X2, Y2?

JS:[Laughs] Nothing I can say at this time.

NWR: Because, it would be real nice if something came out next February!

JS: I appreciate your enthusiasm and you ask a lot of good questions but nothing I can reveal at this time.

While we didn’t learn much from this line of questioning, it’s worth noting the “maybe” after bringing up the recent CoroCoro tease. Additionally, while there were a lot of “nothing I can say” responses, one of them, “we’ll keep you on your toes,” might not have been a a full non-answer.

Is something coming soon? Are we reading too much into this? Let us know what you think in the comments, and look out for the full interview on Monday.


WahAugust 27, 2015

A lot of things can be fixed in X/Y so I would love a Z!

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