Pokemon Core Title Coming to the Switch in Over a Year!

Today at the E3 gaming trade show, Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara announced that Gamefreak has started developing a Pokemon core title exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. However, he stated the game may not be ready for over a year.

It seems like Gamefreak will keep us occupied with Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon in the meantime. If they need more time to develop this upcoming Switch game or want to wait until the Switch saturates the market, maybe they’ll also hold us over with Diamond & Pearl remakes for the 3DS? Although if this Switch title comes out next year, that leaves little room for another game in-between, so we might have to wait until Gen 8 to get a D/P remake (if Gamefreak even decides to continue remakes now that they’re re-releasing old Pokemon games on the virtual console).


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  1. The-Kaiser Starfleet Captain and Pokemon Trainer
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    Hopefully by then Switch is alot cheaper
     
  2. CMP Now with 400% more Neo!
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    Nope, not at all, even if you look at them by generation. Most generations average about three years, with only Gen III (2002-2006) and Gen IV (2006-2010) lasting longer. Including third versions/remakes/sequels, the franchise is almost annual.

    Granted, with a Gen VIII release on Switch in late 2018/early 2019, Gen VII could potentially be the shortest generation yet.
     
  3. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm not saying lower the current switches price I'm saying they will make a more affordable one similar to what they did with the new 2ds to boost the sales of family games most of the switches library is pretty bad right now with one shining 1 player game and one party game(Mario kart) but Pokemon typically requires 2 seperate games to be played thus neccesating a cheaper model of switch. Otherwise Pokemon sales will be lower I guarantee it
     
  4. Rindon Aspiring Trainer
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    I am excited to see Pokemon games on a console. I am hoping that in addition to the graphics there is more open world to roam around in. On the flip side I hope the purchase price of a switch doesn't cause casual Pokemon fans to abandon the franchise. I will have to purchase to gaming machines as my son and I both play regularly. It will be hard for families with 3-4 kids who want to play.
     
  5. Yog Rogue
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    It's almost like they are trying to make you buy the new console. Curse these profiteers!
     
  6. PIXELMAGE Pokemon and Anime Loving Memelord
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    The Nintendo switch was the first Nintendo console I wasn't eager to purchase. I have my own complaints about the console but to keep it short, I feel the DS system is way more compatible for a tactical turn based RPG like Pokemon than the cumbersome and outdated Switch. (I mean come on! It's a wii without miis and a pretty interface that feels like a second rate console compared to the Ps4 and Xbox 1 which came out in 2014.)

    I am mostly dissapointed because I am not paying 400 dollars to purchase a novelty console that comes with Pokemon. RIP Pokemon Gen 8
     
  7. PIXELMAGE Pokemon and Anime Loving Memelord
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    I agree! The 3DS was a great console! The Switch would be a great console if it was made in 2011 (oh wait, that's when the Wii U was released!)
     
  8. PIXELMAGE Pokemon and Anime Loving Memelord
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    Lots of power strips I tell ya...
     
  9. Lostlorn Forest Sinnoh is the best region
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    Switch is only about fifty bucks more than a 3DS XL
     
  10. pokemon64 I go by DuoForce (If only I could change my name)
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    Oh you are WAY off
     
  11. pokemon64 I go by DuoForce (If only I could change my name)
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    Outdated? Wait? WHAT?! How is the Switch outdated? It's Nintendo's most popular console yet! And did you really think they would stick to the 3ds forever? The 3DS is so obsolete, it can hardly run Sun and Moon without dropping FPS, staying with 3DS is a bad idea and this always happens with Pokemon, Pokemon has never stayed on one console and never will.
     
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  12. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
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    I don't see much of a problem with this move... Besides, I could see a 50-100 dollar price drop on the Switch by the time that Pokemon game is released anyways.
     
  13. TokenDuelist VGC Professor
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    It could also be something like Colosseum and Gale of Darkness.

    as I've said before: A main game staying on the Switch hurts their primary market and probably won't happen unless we get some cheaper alternative for the Switch. Those of us in Canada are also hurt by the price hike.

    Edit:

    Someone mentioned it too - Pokemon VGC would take a huge blow. Some of you may not know this but The Pokemon Company isn't the one that accommodates or financially supports VGC events. It's all the judges. Also less people will be able to afford the console. Main series will not move to the switch because it's like shooting yourself in the foot. Some of you might be able to afford it but not everyone - especially Pokemon's main audience cannot afford that.

    The franchise would take a severe hit.
     
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  14. Olimar.Inc Aspiring Trainer
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    Yes, but if someone does not have a switch then it's not the best idea.
     
  15. Zeno The Wanderer
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    Nice! Very interested in seeing whether it's a DP remake or something else entirely. Can't wait to see what's to come!
     
  16. TheRealBro.. Lookin' at you!
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    Yes, and perhaps, more than one region. Have been waiting for that since gen 2! It'll probably just be gen 8, but you never know what they have in store for us given the new possibilities a console like the Switch offers.
     
  17. yammark Aspiring Trainer
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    Now I have a reason to buy Switch. I'm pretty sure this is definitely GEN 8. New console + new game + new region + new journey and new Pokemon. I will buy Switch the same day as GEN 8 launching. I think it will release around november 2019.
     
  18. Sashlyr Aspiring Trainer
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    Well, I need to start to save money...

    Is kinda fun, just one day ago my bf and I were talking about witch console buy after we move together, and after know about rocket league and the new Pokémon rpg, it was clear.

    Sadly, the switch price here is between 600 and 990 bucks (not kidding), and with all the cool games launching this year, I can´t see the price droping soon...

    And a Pokémon rpg was a childhood dream, I just want to see it hapen so badly!
     
  19. Sentret_C Aspiring Trainer
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    Those games are developed by Genius Sonority, not Game Freak.
    Yeah, since it's getting more and more popular, I agree that Nintendo may make a Switch that cannot switch in the future just like they did 2 3DS family hardwares without 3D. And Switch really need a cheaper and more portable version to really take over the role of 3DS.
     
  20. Alphahitman4 Quad Sylveon Master
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    I get what some of you are saying about how it can be good and that switch will drop in price but my point is that i only play poke on so id be getting th switch soley to play one game and additionally the DS' are compatible with different game boy models, so i can play many different pokemon game just with my 3DS the switch will alow me to only play switch games, cant even play wiiu games, what the hell.