Nintendo held their Pokémon Direct today and from it came some very exciting news!
In Late 2016 we will be getting two brand spankin’ new Pokémon games on Nintendo 3DS titled Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon!
Other than the season they will be released in, we received very little information about these new titles. From the titles themselves and the few tidbits in the trailer we can gather up a few pretty solid assumptions about the next Pokémon titles to join the much adored franchise.
Firstly, the titles clearly give away the concept of the legendary Pokémon that will adorn the box art. One will be based on the Sun, and one will be based on the Moon. Whether this actually brings your Trainer into Outer Space or not is unknown, but we’d put money on a bit of Space travel being present given the titles of the game. Of course, your evil Team Rocket-esque organisation will be focused and themed around these Pokémon – Team Solar & Team Lunar no doubt, or something along these lines. You can also put your entire Funko Pop! collection down on the fact that these games will be set in an entirely new region with another new set of Pokémon and new set of starters. This will no doubt bring the current number of 721 Pokémon right into the 800-900+ mark. An even meaner feat to catch ’em all now!
Many may be disappointed with the fact that despite the twentieth anniversary celebrations that we are not getting a full 3DS remaster of the original core games – Red, Blue & Yellow. It is something many have been clamouring for since the DS remasters started occurring and it is expected that these be next in line seen as Gold, Silver, Ruby & Sapphire have all been covered. But I guess we will just have to make do with the Virtual Console games for now!
Speaking of which, it was also announced that via the Pokémon Bank, the Pokémon that you capture in the VC versions of R/B&Y will be transferrable to Sun & Moon! This is very exciting news for those Original 151 purists who may find it difficult to obtain their favourite Pokémon in the new games. Want Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle & Pikachu? Get the VC games & train those badboys up until you unlock the feature to get them over to Sun & Moon when they are released and you will have the ultimate retro team!
We will bring you more news on Pokémon Sun & Moon as we get it!