Pokemon announcement January 8

Official website teases "important announcement" for role-playing game series next Tuesday.

The official Japanese Pokemon website has posted a teaser for an "important announcement" next Tuesday, January 8. No further information is available.

The most recent core Pokemon games were Pokemon Black and White 2, which released in North America in October 2012 behind positive critical plaudits.

Both games cracked the NPD Group's top ten United States sales chart during their debut month, but neither charted in November (a month filled with heavyweights like Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Halo 4).

Most recently, the Pokemon Company released an official Pokedex iOS app. Similar to its in-game counterpart, the $2 Pokemon Pokedex iOS app provides a range of data, including information regarding how to evolve certain Pokemon, locations where specific creatures are found, and which types of attacks Pokemon are susceptible to.

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168 comments
Flameancer
Flameancer

Well, looks like I got to start saving up of a 3DS. I hope this game actually exist. I wanna go back to Hoenn

 

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Most likely a new Pokemon for 3DS

jessie82
jessie82

i used to like linking my gameboy game through the n64 so i could use my TV as a giant screen rather than the shitty screen they gave you but emulators work just as well so w.e

craigprime
craigprime

Wii U...Wii U...Wii U...3DS...Wii U..,

Please...? I'm tired of waiting for the series to move on to the new-gen. (console-wise)

nini200
nini200

SCREW A REBOOT!!!  Make a Pokemon MMO on WiiU!!!!  As long as the gameplay is different as in the players actually ARE the pokemon as in Mystery Dungeon or rumble, then this should be great and shouldn't affect handheld sales of Pokemon since they are 2 different genres of pokemon

advocacy
advocacy

Call of Duty -  Pokemon Crossover.

boogon123
boogon123

I would buy a 3ds just for a ruby sapphire reboot

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Pokemon for 3DS?

I hope they remake red, blue and yellow

Cant wait to see what it is

LanceCypher
LanceCypher

Please be a Ruby & Sapphire re-boot, please be a Ruby & Sapphire re-boot, please be a Ruby & Sapphire re-boot, please be a Ruby & Sapphire re-boot, please be a Ruby & Sapphire re-boot, please be a Ruby & Sapphire re-boot, please be a Ruby & Sapphire re-boot!

tgwolf
tgwolf

It better be good, please let it be some more Pokemon goodness!

ekeapoel
ekeapoel

i hope whatever they announce is for all ds systems

 

tommygun6644
tommygun6644

I would like to see a brand new 3DS Pokemon with every pokemon from every generation present, so every random battle is actually random, instead of a damn Pigeon or something. Break up the monotony and add variety.

yamilvirginio
yamilvirginio

I think they need to do a full 3d pokemon game. I also think that the series needs a fresh start. They need to reboot the  series and star with a new interpretation of Red and Blue. The series needs to  grow up little bit, the people that play pokemon are no longer six year old they are of all ages. A better story line would also be desirable not just some ridiculous Team that whats to take over the world.  Pokemon games sell like crazy, i just don"t get way the production values are so low, nintendo needs to stop been so cheap and put money into making those games. 

raev92
raev92

I want Pokemon Stadium 3!!!

superbuuman
superbuuman

I know its never going to happen, just hoping for a great Pokemon game on console/WiiU for once! :p

jubeio
jubeio

Need one in the series with more of a story where the earlier pokemon are the main ones Red blue gold silverthose generations, but it isnt just go next town get a badge go do something to access next gym, need a full story

CountBleck12
CountBleck12

They need to make a Ruby/Sapphire remake and also another game like Pokemon Colosseum/XD without only catching Shadow Pokemon. A longer story couldn't hurt either.

jon_bone
jon_bone

The next generation of new pokemon should be decided by the fans, people submit pokemon designs and the most popular ones make it into the game! :)

Vickman178
Vickman178

Pokemon game for 3DS with a full 3D world and battles like how Dragon Quest 8 was and you can customize your trainer.

 

Do that and I'll buy both versions when they come out >:)

om28v
om28v

"We're adding 151 more Pokemon!" Remember when there used to be only 151 Pokemon and you could literally rap them all? What's the count at now? 

granola_goodnes
granola_goodnes

It is a console release?!  I feel like Game Freak just keeps pokemon (main series) on hand helds so that they don't have to change or update it drastically.

sun_spirit
sun_spirit

Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire remake I hope!! :)

strangemk1
strangemk1

Hopefully one of the original Pokemon games for the iPhone. Fingers crossed

craigprime
craigprime

And it better not be that Mystery Dungeon for 3DS, that's public information for anyone now.

nini200
nini200

 @advocacy LOL Day One purchase from me.  I already have aJigglypuff holding a Nuke as my Player Emblem on Black Ops 2 so that'd fit right in line.

craigprime
craigprime

 @ekeapoel Ummmm....my opinion disagrees with your opinion. Pokemon has lingered too long on the DS systems. Many 3DS owners have been anticipating a Pokemon 3DS game for a good while now. (Rumble doesn't count, that's horrible). DS owners have gotten a very large helping of Pokemon. 2 generations, plus a remake. That's more then any other handheld has had. The series needs to move on.

rushiosan
rushiosan

 @yamilvirginio I hope they never change main game asthetics. Pokemon don't have to grow up to become a better game. Players, however, are those who have to stop with this obsession for mature, realistic games. Most part of good games are rejected because they just look "childish" or too simple, so they become underrated gems or a cheap XBLA/PSN title. I miss when games were not all about graphics in 1080p with DLC support. To hell with this cursed generation.

bigcrusha
bigcrusha

 @superbuuman  If they took a legit pokemon league adventure like the handheld games and put em on console in a 3D open world similar to legend on zelda..... Dude.... I'd be on that so fast, the ground beneath me would shift .

Morokoo
Morokoo

 @jubeio 

BW/BW2 probably had the best stories of the series so far(Kinda short but very good in my opinion), if they expand upon that they could create some very awesome storie

rushiosan
rushiosan

 @jon_bone So they would call it: "Call of Pokémon: Warfare League X Alpha" (first-person pokémon game in full HD with special bundles including up to 5 DLC characters unlocked)

jon_bone
jon_bone

Or the Pokemon staff could pick their favorite ones!

Vickman178
Vickman178

Oh and hire somebody better then the facks who drew the 5th gen Pokemon!

Morokoo
Morokoo

 @om28v 

I am sure you could rap them all now if you studied them long enough.

another_drew
another_drew

 @granola_goodnes actually that have said they do that because they're afraid it will deter from the overall pokemon experience.

sun_spirit
sun_spirit

 @strangemk1 That will never happen. Nintendo won't go any further than Miiverse and Pokedex. Their games are very important to them like that.

yamilvirginio
yamilvirginio

 @rushiosan I not talking about making it realistic dude. Have you seen the Zelda franchise specially ocarina of time and twilight princess. Those two games have a perfect valance between anime and realistic. When you try to satisfied everyone you end up with a bad product if you put childish graphics in a game intended to be for everyone you end up with a game like the wind waker  or skyward sword. Yea they are great games but do you know what the have in common,  the sales are poor compere to games like twilight princess and ocarina of time. Do you know way because childish graphics only attract children and most 6 and 7 year old already have mario and ton of other games . I not saying Pokemon should be violent or serious but they need to improve the graphics, improve the story line { its becoming like mario now }, add cut scenes. I love the fighting style it should stay the same. Nintendo also needs to improve the online service is terrible       

Morokoo
Morokoo

 @bigcrusha  @superbuuman 

If they actually made a Pokemon Game like the handheld games for the Wii U I would buy a Wii U as soon as I could.

 

jubeio
jubeio

 @Morokoo Haven't played them yet, the pokemon in them kind of put mne off

Apastron
Apastron

 @jon_bone They'd probably be better than the pre-school art room accidents that seem to be commissioned as Pokemon nowadays.

granola_goodnes
granola_goodnes

@another_drew If they don't think they can make a console game better than Pokemon black, then they have issues. It feels like they are dragging their feet on this.

dayzline
dayzline

 @sun_spirit  @strangemk1 they would make so much money releasing a pokemon game on IOS. with wifi and everything! holy fuck id buy that game so quick

dayzline
dayzline

 @yamilvirginio  @rushiosan I agree with yamilvirginio.  nowadays kids really aren't as into pokemon as we were as kids. it used to be played by every kid on the block. everyone had red and blue. nowadays kids are playing rated M games on xbox or ps3.  most pokemon fans are growing up and i say Nintendo needs to see this and appeal to the generations that is growing up by creating a new generation of pokemon. ive looked around and i think this is a perfect adaptation that everyone would love

 

http://ntdevont.deviantart.com/gallery/40686798

 

this is the direction pokemon needs to go. not only will it appeal to the long-time fans, but as we see kids these days playing more mature games, and watching more mature shows, younger kids will also want to watch this new show, if it were to become a reality. 

thats another thing, everyone here is assuming its a game. maybe it is a new show. possibly a new generation of pokemon. maybe a new spin off like a table top game or what not. the possibilitys are endless. 

the two things i want to see are 1-  a new adaptation of the show. more mature, but not to loose the love and compassion we felt for this show as a kid.  2-  a pokemon mmo. a free roam/sandbox game where you can meet other trainers/ friends along your way. like skyrim but with other people. also id like to have it as to where you are enjoying a journey not interrupted by the need to have the perfect team an EV training. having your walls and wall breakers, leads all that shit. i want to have a game where you have your team youve met along the journey and just enjoy the dam thing. separate thing for the intense competition. theres my rant

Apastron
Apastron

 @Morokoo  It's perhaps the only reason I would consider buying a Wii U.  Not to give them any stupid ideas, but can you imagine how much money they would make if they used the controller a la the leaked Rayman advert, and released actual Pokemon figurines that could be put into the game?

 

I'd be bankrupt...

sun_spirit
sun_spirit

 @dayzline  @strangemk1 I know. I understand that the marketing scheme Is exceptional. They would make loads. But, it's not Nintendo's style. Pokemon/Mario/Zelda and all that are their own creations, and they're very protective over them. Most people come back to Nintendo because of these characters, thus making you buy another Nintendo product.

Putting Pokemon or any Nintendo game on another platform would just mean people would expect more multi-platform releases, and therefore, kill off Nintendo as a unique company.

I mean, back in the 90's there was no way you'd see Sonic on the SNES, or vise-versa. It only happened to Sega because of the Dreamcast flop.

 

Imagine if Halo were released on PS3, or Uncharted on Wii-U? It's not right.