Pokémon is a huge series, with millions of copies sold every time a new game in the main series comes out. The upcoming games Pokémon Sun and Moon are no exception, as they’ve already broken pre-order records and are among the most anticipated games of the year.
Several Pokémon games have also been remade: Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen were Game Boy Advance remakes of the original generation games, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver were DS remakes of the second generation, and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were 3DS remakes of the third generation.
Of course, fans of the fourth and fifth generations have been eagerly waiting for the pattern to continue so their turn can come. And while it might seem as though that day is far off, Game Freak would definitely be interested in the idea.
In an interview with IGN, Pokémon producer Junichi Masuda said that although bringing the games to the Virtual Console opens up new possibilities for how the older games can interact with the new ones, creating full remakes like FireRed and LeafGreen “is still an approach [they’re] interested in.”
So far, remakes of a previous generation have followed the new games of the next generation. Could this mean new Pokémon remakes will be the next entries in the series after Sun and Moon come out?
On the other hand, the 3DS has already seen Pokémon X and Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and now Sun and Moon. It might be a bit much to expect another set of games for the system, even if they are remakes. Perhaps the next system for Pokémon games—whether it’s the Nintendo Switch or a new dedicated handheld device, will be the home for the next remakes. Earlier this year, a representative from The Pokémon Company expressed interest in making games for the Switch, which was then known as the NX.
When do you think the next Pokémon remakes will be made? Do you think Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are next in line, as the pattern so far would suggest? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
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