“Flowers” Given as Clue for Pokemon’s Future

AZ FloetteORAS Flowers

According to a Nintendo World Report, when asking Pokemon’s marketing director to provide a cryptic clue about Pokemon in 2016, his response was “flowers.”

While discussing the future of the Pokémon, we asked Smith to offer us a cryptic tease of that future.

“And last but not least, can you just throw a cryptic word out there? Just anything. Something will get me to scratch my head. That, like, in eight months I’ll go, ‘That’s what he was talking about!’”

After a pause, Smith’s response was “Flowers.”

In X and Y, we have AZ with his special Floette that holds the Eternal Flower. In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a flower that looks just like the Eternal Flower makes an appearance at the base of the tree in Sootopolis. So it would make sense for the next game (likely a Zygarde sequel) to continue the whole X and Y backstory, especially since there are still so many mysteries.

But what do you think the clue could be referring to?

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  1. JiJi-T ID [ Dream ] We all are living in a dream!


    Flowers, maybe they will use the Netherlands as the little second region for Kalos...
    Because the Netherlands is the place for Flowers, the land! And the Netherlands is a little land, so we will see! xD

    edit.. and the Netherlands and French have the same colours in their flags...
  2. Kenneth Ecker Ser Kenneth of House Ecker, Protector of the Beach
    Kenneth Ecker

    News Staff Member

    I've been waiting for AZ's Floette for so long. Hopefully the 3rd XY game (tentative title Pokemon Z for now) will expand on AZ's story, and how Zygarde plays a role in it.

    Hype Mode: Activated.
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  3. TheFlyingPidove Missing the old days


    Go Netherlands :p

    I am hyped for the new games or game
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  4. Nagisa I will win because my macro is absolute


    Three word Event For Shaymin
  5. iceDA Aspiring Trainer


    dude flowers=holand for sure
  6. Tails The Blonde Brainiac

    Forum Mod Advanced Member Member

    I've wanted to see them release Eternal Flower Floette. Hopefully, we will see more about AZ and his backstory in the X/Y sequel.
  7. JiJi-T ID [ Dream ] We all are living in a dream!


    I said that, that '' the Netherlands is the place for flowers and the land! ''

    xD So I don't get it.
  8. NintendoAlian Frontier Brain


    Pokemon Z released date confirmed for Valentine's Day XD.
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  9. Chrswrites Aspiring Trainer


    Netherlands inspired land would be the best thing ever! My country! ❤️
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  10. Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder
    Bolt the Cat


    Pokemon Rose and Violet confirmed.
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  11. Sounds like Mega Sunflora confirmed to me!

    Right guys?

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  12. Serpens Aspiring Trainer


    Seems more like Mega Roserade to me.
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  13. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.


    Who would have guessed that a Pokemon currently unused in XY/ORAS coding would have significance in the future?
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  14. Lostlorn Forest Sinnoh is the best region
    Lostlorn Forest


    Even more hints towards Pokemon Z.
  15. MegaButterfree Old Timer


    I'd say Mega Bellossom myself.
  16. Robin Aisaga Ginger Lillie > Regular Lillie
    Robin Aisaga


    Now I wonder how he said it?

    ... Flowers ...

    This could very well be a reference to my home land, which would be reason enough to buy the new game.
  17. Riraito BELIEVE in me Molly!


    If the next game uses the Netherlands as a region, I'm going to scream. France got the Pokemon Center, I NEED A POKEMON CENTER.

    So that's decided. Who's coming to look for some nice places for a Pokemon Center?
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  18. Ivy_Profen Aspiring Trainer


    Why not hawaii? Very flower based here. Though yeah most likely not a Hawaii region. Sad.
  19. TheWicky Random and evil: first one, then the other


    There are a ton of stories, shows and narratives that incorporate flowers to different degrees, literally, thematically or otherwise. You should probably watch out for an allusion to Hope for the Flowers, or Heartcatch Precure.

    Plus, given that Zinnia's names are all different types of flowers (her japanese name means "red spiderlilly), I'm now intrigued to see if they reintroduce her in the next game(s). Not that she's special, by any means, since there have been gym leaders and other important characters in the past named after flowers, but she seems like the most notable.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2015
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  20. Flying_Emolga >Double Team


    The flowers reference could be anything. The question was Pokemon’s future, not necessarily the next game in the main series. For all we know, he could just be saying that Eternal Floette will be an event next year. Or worse, a pokemon gardening game....