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RUMOR: Next Pokemon Games Detailed

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Could a console version of the best-selling handheld game be in the plans?

Pokemon X & Y only released in October 2013, but already rumors are running rampant about the next games to come out in the series. According to the website, Gamefreak is already working on the next Pokemon game, and it looks to be a complete overhaul of the game fans have come to know and love. And from the sounds of it, a console release for the game may even be in the future plans.

From DualPixels (again, these are solely rumors so take them as such):

  • GameFreak were one of the first development studios inside Nintendo to receive Alpha-Prototype hardware, now have been upgraded to the Beta-Prototype hardware above.
  • Have a few areas marked out, TONS of concept art traveling between Pokemon Company and Nintendo Co Ltd.
  • GameFreak plans to completely overhaul the basic systems of battle, simplifying the process.
  • The development team is “going to put a lot of ideas they have wanted to do for years in this game”.
  • Two versions already have code names, possibly final: Pokemon Plus and Pokemon Minus.
  • Theme is “Old Tradition VS New Exploration”
  • New region, no name yet, is based on South East Asia with one large peninsula and many smaller islands.
  • Three new starters with no names: Water evolves into Water/Steel and is a squat, teardrop shaped humanoid that has a jar filled with on its head as it evolves it grows taller and the jar bigger until it needs another set of arms to hold it on it’s head. Fire evolves into Fire/Fairy and is a tiny cute goat with fire blowing out of its horns, it’s horns and look evolves more menacing until it has curly ram like horns and a motorcycle hot-rod-like look. Grass evolves into a Grass/Electric and starts with a leap for a face with a nubby root as a body and evolves until it grows into an electric producing palm tree with each flower petal having a different face.
  • The main legendary for Pokemon Plus is a Shi Foo Lion-looking Psychic/Ground-type that has multiple faces, the Pokemon Minus legendary is a Ghost/Fairy type that has two dashes for eyes and is a hurricane-like appendages with many arms and hands.
  • More traditional Pokemon-like gameplay will be on the Handheld controller while an all new gameplay aspect will be on the Terminal unit.
  • The “Pokken Fighers” render that was teased was running on Alpha kits, Beta kits now have advance cell shading. Going for very detailed “living anime” look.
  • The new “Team” villains are described as a bunch of “Sohei Zelots”-types who have discovered the player’s best friend as a reincarnation of a special type of person who only is alive every 100 years. They believe the old system where people were given a Pokemon egg and they stick to that Pokemon until they die and who’s function in society dictate what role that person is. They are against the “modern” trend of Pokemon Trainers and capturing multiple Pokemon and are making a holy pilgrimage to evoke the old Legendaries to turn everything back to normal. They keep the player away from their friend, saying the special one (who can do amazing things like mega evolve Pokemon without the use of a mega ring) only love is that of Pokemon and not people. It is planned to be reveal later that for the special one to fulfill their role in society they must be mortally sacrificed to awaken the legendaries.
  • Routes connection the island together are water bridges but clumps of island are connected together by underwater tunnels.
  • There is a “Stone Slowking” statue that is a parody of the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, Thailand.
  • Many Pokemon from Hoenn and Sinnoh will make a return.
  • Variety of Pokemon Gyms, one is a mail system that only uses flying types and focuses on sky battles. One only uses baby Pokemon, one is implied to be a real vampire and uses Ghost and Dark Pokemon. There is also a military like leader who uses Fire and Steel Pokemon.
  • The island gameplay with Gym Leaders and the Elite Four island can be played entirely on the Handheld and can be blown up on the Terminal for home play.
  • New Pokemon Type similar to Shinies, no details yet on how they work but I’ve been told they “change the game significantly”.
  • The “Mainland” is an MMO-like environment that is exclusive to the Terminal and is shared by both versions.
  • Players all over the world online can chat, trade, intermingle and experience new-updated story lines on the mainland.
  • Pokemon Band is a new mechanic introduced to get people involved who do not battle, a co-operative experience where Pokemon dance and make music together to achieve the highest group score.
  • Pokemon Bank are actual locations on the Mainland and Handheld areas where people can import past Pokemon, mainly from Pokemon X and Pokemon Y into the new game.

The website claims that more information about the next game will be coming soon, so we’ll see what comes of these rumors, and if anything is announced in the coming months regarding everybody’s favorite pocket monsters.


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  • RazorPoison

    Proof please? Legit source please? Just because some news site says that a new Pokemon game is being developed according to some guy that went to E3 and predicted a new game, does not mean it’s true, I need solid proof.

  • JoJo

    Honestly, this rumour smells like bullshit. Some of it, like South East Asia being used as a basis for a future region, sound believable, but other parts… Nintendo have specifically said they want to keep the mainstream pokemon games on handhelds. I can’t imagine the howls of anger that would occur if they grossly changed the battling system as well, not to mention this would be very early for a new generation. The reincarnation plotline doesn’t sound particularly like Pokemon either…

  • fires

    BS. Its pretty obvious that it is going to be something along the lines of pokemon Z. Zygarde in my opinion is honestly pretty crud. They plan to give it some new form or something in the next pokemon game, focusing on it. They also dont move gens after a single year, they spend some time on that gen: Red and Blue -> Yellow, Gold and Silver -> Crystal, Ruby and Sapphire -> Emerald, Diamon and Pearl -> Platinum, Black and White -> BW2. Its a pattern, they will not break such a tradition, and if it isnt Z, it might be a remake of a previous GEN, such as soulsilver, heartgold.

    • DexDude

      Although I agree this is complete BS, I think they are talking about the next generation Pokemon game.. not literally the next one. I’m almost positive Z will be coming out next.

      • raphaeltrumpetsound .

        Z…Where was Pokemon: Gray?

        • DexDude

          Black 2 and White 2 are the equivalent of the “third” games (Yellow, Crystal, Sapphire etc.).

          • andrew

            it was something else entirely, stopping the triad and going with a sequel, at least for that generation

      • fires

        i think half the mechanics are bs, too much of an overhaul that will be multiplayer based. They would be jumping ahead, and honestly, id be annoyed at playing pokemon in an mmo-esque theme. You’d also be more appealing to a, not to say it like this, but a less casual base, itd be more “nerdy”, or hardcore mech based.

        • andrew

          they couldn’t even do a 30 box holding system, doing an MMO? that’ll crash in a heartbeat, they don’t exactly know how to do online stuff…

        • EratinPerson

          There is a fan-made Pokémon MMO though, and I definitely never see a non-fan-made Pokémon MMO being made.

      • Matt Thomas

        no. because usually two versions are released except for crystal, and that cant work since only one letters left

        • Guest

          besides if they already put zygarde in the game why make an entire new one just to superceede x & y? it doesnt make any sense but to waste more funding….

        • Matt Thomas

          besides if they already put zygarde in the x & y games and its already available why make an entire new one just to superceede x & y? it doesnt make any sense but to waste more funding….

          • DexDude

            Again do you even play Pokemon? Pikachu was in R/B but they made Yellow. Suicune was in G/S but they made Crystal etc. Only the new ones have different formes of old Pokemon and that’s kind of what’s expected for Pokemon Z anyway.

          • andrew

            they had Giratina in diamond and pearl and another Forme in Platinum…

        • DexDude

          I honestly don’t even know what you are trying to say here..

          • DexDude

            Actually I get it now.. but it doesn’t make sense. Do you even play Pokemon? They don’t usually release 2 versions… that’s literally only happened once with W2/B2.

    • Christopher F.

      Yeah, I’ve got a perfect IV, nature, ability, fully EV trained chimchar just waiting to trade over to Pokemon Z. Its name is Goku, and it is going to wreck. It. Up.

      • Matt Thomas

        no. because usually two versions are released except for crystal, and that cant work since only one letters left…besides if they already put zygarde in the x & y games and its already available why make an entire new game just to superceede x & y? it doesnt make any sense but to waste more funding….

        • Matthijs

          Get your facts straight.
          1st gen: Red & Blue, Yellow
          2nd gen: Gold & Silver, Crystal
          3rd gen: Ruby & Sapphire, Emerald (FireRed & LeafGreen)
          4th gen: Diamond & Pearl, Platinum (HeartGold & SoulSilver)
          5th gen: Black & White, Black 2 & White 2
          6th gen: X & Y
          When a new generation is introduced, two games are released, and usually one extra game is released afterwards, not counting remakes. The only exception is the 5th generation, with Black 2 & White 2.
          Suicune was already available in Gold & Silver. Rayquaza was already available in Ruby & Sapphire. Giratina was already available in Diamond & Pearl. Kyurem was already available in Black & White. Zygarde is already available in X & Y. Your argument is invalid. There is no solid proof for Pokémon Z, but your arguments against Pokémon Z don’t make any sense at all.

          • neonix

            I see this Matt Thomas guy has gone down the entire comment feed and posted ranting troll comments on everything. Best not to waste your time replying to him.

      • Lamar Ford

        I have a 6iv Shiny Jolly one and regular one both with iron fist. One is WuKong and the other us Sun WuKong. Wukong>>>Goku. On a side note my Birusu(lucario) will fuck your Goku up lol.

        • Kuroyami Shisui

          He pokemon type is fire/fighting you will die first

    • Matt Thomas

      no shit didnt u hear theyre remaking gold and silver?…do your research, and as for z? how are u only gonna make one game when theres only one letter in the alphabet left…usually theres two, so your theory is horseshit, because other games have had three legends and the 3rd never got its own stuff, and the only game to only have ONE version, was crystal…and theyre remaking that b4 they do gold and silver….besides pokemon on a “terminal system”? colloseum had it RIGHT, and pokemon needs a console port or an mmo honestly which has been in the works for 5 yrs, so we’ll see the downfall of handheld poke-pish posh soon

      • Joey Greene

        …what? Gold and Silver HAD remakes already. If anything, the next game will be Z Version or Hoenn remakes.

        • DexDude

          I dont think that guy has ever played Pokemon before X/Y.

      • andrew

        “Didn’t you hear they’re remaking gold and silver?”

  • choroneko21

    Lol it sounds really ridiculous for now.

  • B S

    hear-say is not “details”. with how bug-fuck crazy a lot of these pokemanz freaks can be, who knows where this shit is coming from.

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  • Megan Payette

    This all sounds like a fan game to me…

  • reginald

    I wanna know when are we gonna get a ruby/sapphire remake? i really wanna explore hoenn (my childhood) in full 3d

  • Christopher F.

    Plus the starter types are not balanced. They have always followed the super effective paper-rock-scissors theme. Even X&Y where everything was dual typed, you had Fire/Psychic, Water/Dark, and Grass/Fighting. Secondary types of Fairy, Steel, and Electric though? Nah, not gonna happen.

  • Capurnicus

    Give me a game with the original 150 and i’ll be interested.

    • The_Game_Ninja

      There was never a game with only 150. You’re not even nostalgic for something that was real.

      • Capurnicus

        Never said there was. Nice fail.

        • The_Game_Ninja

          Ok, so you want a game with only Bulbasaur – Mewtwo. No Mew. Blasphemer.

          • Matt Thomas

            mews the shit….so is celebi……and maybe jirachi

  • The_Game_Ninja

    Wow, what an obvious pile of lies. Shame on you for publishing this.

  • neonix

    Pretty sure these are completely fake because Junichi Masuda (co-founder of Gamefreak) has mentioned before that Pokemon is supposed to be a handheld game: “I don’t think so. I think the Pokemon core series is always going to be with handheld hardware, in the future as well. I consider handheld hardware you can carry around with you as almost being equal to being with Pokemon, always. I think handheld really matches the idea of Pokemon that we have. Also, you can communicate and transfer data all the time, whenever you want with a handheld. That’s also a match with the Pokemon concept.”

    They are, after all, POCKET monsters.

    • neonix

      The only way I could see a REAL Pokemon game happening on a console would be if Nintendo (or the whole gaming industry) eventually blurs the line between handheld and home console (the Wii U eludes to this possible future, and the rise in handheld gaming on phones also makes this a plausible and marketable idea) to where you have a handheld that you carry everywhere, and simply stream right into your home console when you’re at home, or something to that effect.

      • Arthur Sataine

        Like the Vita and PlayStation 4.

        • andrew

          eh, not quite. the tablet for the WiiU is a controller, not simply a supplement to the system that stands on it’s own.

          • Arthur Sataine

            Eh, exactly. You play console games on the Vita via remote play. Effectively putting a console in your hand. Ergo, blurring the lines between console and handheld.

      • Matt Thomas

        lol…didnt you hear the term “terminal system”?………..itll be on wii u and handheld connectable i beleive and as i far as im concerned it needs a fucking port, or an old schooler like me who also loved the shit out of colloseum, will never touch this uninnovative shitty HANDHELD as u put it ever again…..colloseum was doin it RIGHT. period.

        • neonix

          Thanks for the laugh. Now go away, troll.

    • Guest

      the series is called Pocket Monsters for crying out loud. It’s meant to be on handhelds you can fit in your pocket DUH! Never gonna come to consoles (the mainline series anyway)

  • Brigit Centman

    If it’s not posted on Serebii, I’m not buying it.

    • Reddy San

      Serebii lie themselves.
      They came up with the idea that Sylveon was flying type, and also said the blue marker was testing for hacked pokemon, when in actual fact it means kalos pokemon.

      • EratinPerson

        Well, I’m guessing the “Sylveon is flying type” was when it just speculation and Sylveon’s type had not yet been released.

      • Miles Metts

        That was not a lie, it was speculation/rumor, however Serebii is still not prodigal.

  • Jim Dread

    Wow… Where did you get any of this information?! This is just so off the wall, I can’t imagine there’s any legitimacy to this. Like, at all.

  • SpilledTea

    Even if this wasn’t a real game, this would probably make a neat rom hack idea. :D

  • petermax

    YAWN. Won’t play another pokemon game until they allow you to catch all pokemon without the crappy need of Friends and buying multipule versions of the same DAMN GAME.

    • andrew

      looks like a forever-aloner wants to sit in his antisocial corner and play pokemans.

    • Caleb Tipton

      So, not even willing to use WiFi to trade online? Cause you can already obtain all the Pokemon in a single game, without buying the second version, or the ‘need of friends’.

  • Corey Bloxham

    show me some proof then i will be excited

  • FireSlayer

    I want Pokemon Red and Blue (Green) remade on the X & Y engine! Call it CrimsonRed and LapisBlue

  • zayber

    Sounds gay, like anything else after gen. 3.

    • Kuroyami Shisui

      you are gay too because you live after gen 3

    • EratinPerson

      This also sounds like a 9999999% bullshit rumor. Like most rumors.

  • Jack Cross

    Why do gamefreak hurt true gamers with even simpler games for newborns and pokemon music and dancing ? Next thing the new game will be pokemon car I saw out of window and pokemon wasp that flying round my office with about 1000 pokemons. the people who work at gamefreak should probably kill them selfless for makeing such carp games from 2012 onwards I used to love pokemon but now its awful with dumb storytelling and crap names like x and y are not good names even if your high and you don’t need a new region every year. gamefreak have sold out big time

  • Tony Yotes

    It’s fun to pretend.

  • Chance Loving

    If this comes before a Generation 3 remake, I’m going to be pissed.

  • cronical246 .

    How do you make Pokemon… simpler… It’s already the most simple of RPGs.

  • Corey Quill Lawless

    the scarifice part is BS.nintendo would never implement human scarifices into a pkmn game

  • DiscordsDestiny .

    Well, now I can honestly say that they got nearly nothing right. The next games, for those who don’t know, are OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire.

  • Miles Metts

    While I think that the idea of it being on Wii U (if I’m reading it) is bull, however I love the ideas behind it.

  • Pokémon Fan

    Um… I thought they were remaking Sapphire/ Ruby?

  • Jackson

    I immediately stopped believing it when they mentioned the gym leaders and they weren’t mono-types anymore.

  • bkhb

    next games are alpha sapphire and omega ruby