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).