Big ‘Pokemon’ Announcement Inbound

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The new year has brought with it a lot for gamers to look forward to, and Pokemon fans in particular have a few things to get excited about. Not only is Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity set to land on the Nintendo 3DS this March, but now there’s a big Pokemon-related announcement scheduled to land within the next week. What the contents of the announcement are is still unknown, but there’s no shortage of possibilities for anxious gamers to speculate upon.

Nintendo announced this announcement in a recent commercial that’s been airing in Japan. The commercial itself is for Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, but — after the ad finishes informing monster-less consumers about the new and improved Unova region — a teaser emerges that instructs fans of an impending reveal. According to the teaser, as reported by Serebii, the announcement is scheduled to take place on January 8th.

Pokemon Announcement January 8

Someone captured an image of the teaser in all of its non-descriptive glory.

No one’s sure what the announcement will entail, but many believe it may finally be the long awaited debut of a core Pokemon title on the Nintendo 3DS. If it’s not a whole new journey full of 6th generation monsters, then it’s entirely possible that gamers may finally get those Ruby and Sapphire remakes that they’ve shown an interest in receiving. There’s also an off chance that it could be a Pocket Monster title for the Wii U — which some may recall scored the number one spot in our list of 10 Nintendo franchises that should come to the console.

Of course, it’s entirely possible that this announcement has absolutely nothing to do with a new game at all. The wait to find out will be rather short, though, so fans can have fun speculating in the meantime.

What do you think the Pokemon announcement will be?

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Source: Serebii

TAGS: 3DS, Game Freak, Nintendo, Pokemon, The Pokemon Company, Wii U


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  1. New Pokemon MMORPG!!!…… *sigh* Just wishful thinking I guess… :'( It makes so much sense.

  2. Could be a new Pokemon Stadium-type game for the Wii U. That’s what I’m hoping for at least. But I certainly wouldn’t mind a new Generation 6 3DS game.

  3. I saw this on Saturday, this is old news

    • Old news? It hasn’t even happened yet!

      • haha fantastic Riley

  4. Pokémon on other platforms?!?

  5. Dare I get my hopes up for a Wii U announcement? :)

  6. After Battle Revolution, I don’t want another Stadium style game for a little while. Maybe a core Pokemon game on both the Wii U and 3DS instead of 2 core games on the 3DS.

    • This is a brilliant idea! I can’t believe I’ve never thought of that before, that would give me a real reason to get both games!

  7. Come on sandbox Pokemon game!!!!

  8. I really hope it’s a regular pokemon on Wii U, even though I’m fairly confident it won’t be. A full fledged console Pokemon game would be amazing and a guaranteed success, and would definitely be a very strong incentive to buy a Wii U. A Pokemon stadium or similar type game will be disappointing, and honestly not something I’d have any interest in playing at all. A proper Pokemon game however would be incentive enough to buy a Wii U.

    The lack of a proper Pokemon game on a home console is one of the things that’s always bothered me, it’s practically impossible to fail with it, yet it hasn’t happened.


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