Pokemon Rainbow to be announced tomorrow? - Report

Go Nintendo source believes new 3DS title will be unveiled by Nintendo tomorrow; game will reportedly feature settings and Pokemon from generations 1-4.

While Nintendo has already announced that its first Nintendo Direct for 2013 will feature Pokemon news, exactly what this announcement will entail is anyone's guess.

However, an anonymous source cited by Go Nintendo believes that the publisher will use tomorrow's live-stream to announce a new Pokemon 3DS title called Pokemon Rainbow.

"The game encompasses the settings and Pokemon from generations 1-4: Red and Blue, Gold and Silver, Ruby and Sapphire, and Diamond and Pearl," the source told Go Nintendo.

"You can take my word for it that the graphics are done up very nicely. The perspective is similar to what you'd expect from Pokemon games, but the camera is much more dynamic. The graphical style is characterised by very clean, dark lines. Battles look radically different and move away from the use of pixel art."

According to the source, the new game is concurrent with Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2's storyline and features over 20 new Pokemon, two of which will reportedly be revealed tomorrow.

"One is an evolution of an older Pokemon Eevee, called Draconeon. The other is a totally new Pokemon called Verbill. It looks like a rodent, much like the Pokemon Patrat, but has a sort of pirate theme going on."

In addition, the source reported that a Wii U app will be unveiled tomorrow alongside the game.

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 10 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).

The Nintendo Direct live stream will take place at 6am EST.

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104 comments
tgwolf
tgwolf

HA HA! I knew if I waited a few more pulse-pounding days I wouldn't have to grab up one of the v.2 games with twitching hands! Patience and temperance wins again!

dnguyen3
dnguyen3

I wonder when Game Freak will run out of ideas for naming new pokemon. Verbill sounds like some gerbil animal, kinda like the iterations with Bidoof, Pacrat (spelling is off :s), rattata. 

NAWAF005
NAWAF005

I read this after reading the article about Pokemon X/Y announcement...

Jigen32
Jigen32

I'd like a wii U app thats similar to the super gameboy, which lets up play pokemon games on the Wii U.

Caasi11
Caasi11

Interesting. The rumor is only, so far, false in what the name was going to be. Really.

 

The source was right about moving away from the pixel art style and using a more dynamic camera. Right about Pokémon being revealed. And if you look REALLY closely, you can see that the Pokémon X and Y logos have a small, but present, RAINBOW double helix about halfway in.

jayman87
jayman87

Haha, anonymous source was anonymous fail. Oh well.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

No its Pokemon X and Pokemon Y on 3DS

Not Rainbow!

FoxyKyoji
FoxyKyoji

And yet again, Gamespot jumps the gun, posts the 'popular' post, and misinforms the masses. :applause:

KuronishiX
KuronishiX

Lol and I actually thought that Pokemon Rainbow was true, maybe someday............

pigfish2
pigfish2

I was hoping the story would be true but at least the new games look decent- still hoping for various regions etc though

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Loved the reveal trailer for X and Y. Finally a new look for the series that has peaked my interest again. Very excited!   

Valtero
Valtero

Nice journalism, Gamespot. Reporting on a troll rumor? Pokemon X and Y confirmed.

ganondorf77
ganondorf77

Pokemon MMO needed since 2004.

 

This should have been the legendary Wow Killer, but now, the wow killer is just that, a mith.

mooooo99
mooooo99

might have to pick up a 3ds myself if this is true. exciting stuff.

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

On a side note if its called Pokemon rainbow what's the other version going to be called?

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

Well I was hoping for a WiiU Pokemon game but this will do nicely if its true......looks like I'm buying a 3DS this year

KnightSkull
KnightSkull

I don't think there will be any new Pokemon if the new game(s) are to be part of Gen V as they won't be fully compatible with the B&W games. If anything it will only be new forms of Pokemon.

 

This reminds me of just before B&W 2 were announced, someone came out with similar rumours a few days before the announcement (new Pokemon etc) and none of it was true. This looks like the same sort of thing to me.

YoungPrinceT
YoungPrinceT

Pokemon Rainbow?  What's next Pokemon Straight?

Morokoo
Morokoo

I wonder what they mean by settings and features? Most Pokemon games keep mechanics introduced in past games besides a select few of them.

 

The mention of the "Dragon Eevee" Is interesting, as it has already been speculated because of the newest movie's title featuring one Japanese Character's color that does not relate to any of Eevee's evolutions like the previous characters 

linthes999
linthes999

Wow.  20 new Pokémon? That can't be right..

granola_goodnes
granola_goodnes

 

"The graphical style is characterised by very clean, dark lines."

Why would you describe the graphics of this game in such a way? Is this game going to be a coloring book, because that's the only thing I can think of that is "characterized" by its "clean, dark lines."  ...  I guess this will be as big a change as moving from GBA to DS was.

leeko_link
leeko_link

What's this, Pokemon Rainbow already? No wait, we still need Pokemon Purple, Orange, Brown, Grey, Pink, Violet, Mahogany, Pale, and Magenta. The color of the rainbow isn't complete without them.

StaticPenguin
StaticPenguin

If this is true, I will buy all the versions. That being said, I really wish Nintendo would take a shot at a console version of Pokemon. Give me a big free roaming world with random pokemon encounters in tall grass and a battle system like the Stadium games and I would totally buy the WiiU.

The_Mighty_KELP
The_Mighty_KELP

Apparently it's April 1st in Japan. This sounds like a joke.

OmegaFlare18
OmegaFlare18

no way, they gotta do Pokemon Grey first, the morally ambiguous 3rd version of Black and White 2

toddx77
toddx77

Everything listed in that rumor sounds pretty good to me.  I just hope the new game has a more in depth story.  If you look all the pokemon theories, fan art, and memes pokemon can be a pretty deep story.  I mean just at everything from the idea of a war having happened before gen 1, Lavender town, and even Hypno's lullaby.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

i was hoping for a new pokemon stadium or something -.-

Dragerdeifrit
Dragerdeifrit

why not Pokemon Prism or somthing like that... Rainbow? sounds kinda embarrasing lol .. anyways..  if this is true i'd get a 3ds just for it. 

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Guess I finally have a reason to buy a 3DS.

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

@Jigen32 that was one of my favorite things to do back in the day, I always wanted the super gameboy carttridge after using it at a friends house and playing pokemon blue on a tv :/  I remember reading that there will be 3ds/wii u connectivity somehow.. let's hope they make an adapter or something

willsoonbegone
willsoonbegone

 @Jigen32 Yes! I simply don't do mobile gaming. If they started releasing past ds/3ds games on the wiiu virtual console, I would spend a large sum of money.

Caasi11
Caasi11

I think that there may have been a few last minute changes, but I think, for the most part, this was a legit leak. All that's left to see now is whether or not there is in fact a Wii U app.

Blue-Sky
Blue-Sky

 @linthes999 Good. I always thought that trying to re-create an entire pokedex for each new game holds the devs back from adding other features, Especially when only a handful are worth owning among a list of filler squirrel/bug types.

ADO300
ADO300

 @linthes999

 yeah i don't belive that too xD probably 200 new Pokémon would be more belivable.

Morokoo
Morokoo

 @granola_goodnes 

They probably just mean higher-quality or something, the way they describe it is how it comes off to me.

Morokoo
Morokoo

 @StaticPenguin 

I am with you, I myself would have figured they would have done that long ago, I enjoyed the Gamecube games but if they were in the style of the portable series they would have been much better.