Nintendo is celebrating 20 years since the release of the Pokémon franchise and tomorrow will broadcast a new Pokémon Direct, starting at 16.00 CET/15.00 GMT/7.00 am PT. Rumors say that the Japanese publisher will announce two new Pokémon versions, “SUN” and “MOON”, which have been requested today by Nintendo in Europe, and which might be available for the Nintendo 3DS console.
Usually, many fake rumors surface on the internet, creating confusions, and this is another similar situation where things must be clarified before it’s too late. Indeed, trademark applications for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon exist and they’ve been filed in Europe, but that doesn’t mean that these games will be released tomorrow, as many media sources have announced. In fact, this information originates from a Nintendo parody account on Twitter known under the name of Ninlendo, which registered other fake placeholder trademarks before, so we can’t guarantee you that the two games will be presented during the Pokemon direct livestream, that will kick off at 16.00 CET/15.00 GMT/7.00 am PT on Twitch at twitch.tv/nintendo and Nintendo Direct’s website at nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.
The Pokémon franchise was developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo, being played on the original Game Boy handheld console. The game contains fictional characters called Pokémon and the players train them to battle against other monsters for sport. The franchise has collected until now 721 known fictional species and the most popular one is Pikachu.
Pokémon X and Y were released in October 2013, being the first installments in the sixth generation the series of role-playing games and both games are following the evolution of a young Pokémon trainer which trains Pokémon, only that the action takes place in the Kalos region from France. Team Flare is a criminal organization that attempts to challenge the Pokémon League Champion and it needs to be defeated with on of the Pokémon from the 70 new species.