New Mainline Pokemon Game in Development for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo and Game Freak have announced new Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch.

While details are scant, we know the game will be a mainline entry in the series, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

“Game Freak has begun developing a core RPG Pokemon title on Nintendo Switch,”Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara said during the game’s announcement. “It may not release for more than a year, but we hope you will look forward to it all the same.”

We’ll keep you guys posted.

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  1. Migi
    June 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    IF they wanna make a ood Pokemon game, you gotta make it in the style of the first Ni No Kuni. The game basically screams pokemon with it’s creature capturing and evolving.

  2. totenglocke
    June 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Cue the idiots insisting that the Switch isn’t a handheld and that Pokémon won’t come to the Switch.

  3. No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    If they wanna make a good Pokemon game, Gamefreak and Nintendo need to outsource it.

  4. Arenegeth
    June 13, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Finally! A proper Pokémon game I won’t be forced to play on a handheld (Emulation and Game Boy Player aside)!

    Though to be honest, the old recipe has gotten pretty stale, I hope they revamp the game a bit, especially the character building, since some of us actually grew up since Red and Blue Nintendo, heck some of us have kids as old as we were back then. And also exploration. I was always satisfied with the depth of the battle mechanics and I have no problem with turn based combat so I won’t care if they never change that.

  5. Donwel
    June 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    B-but muh TV play.

  6. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 13, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    The Switch isn’t a handheld fags BTFO

  7. Migi
    June 13, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    It’s kinda ridiculous isn’t it a billion dollar fanchise yet all the game made for it are cheap copy pasted style games.

  8. Ebicentre
    June 13, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    I guess Nintendo agreed with me when I said there wasn’t any real reason not to have a mainline game on the Switch! Kudos for once!

  9. No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 13, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Not really, it’s a mixture of waifus and furshit; it was destined to sell well once the internet ramped up with it tied to peoples childhoods.

  10. Migi
    June 13, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I do recall them saying the reason they never featured Misty in the series anymore is so they can basically do fanservice with the other female characters.

    I’m not that hateful towards pokemon considering i’d be ok with anything anime as long as it’s entertaining, but i feel Nintendo isn’t doing all that much effort with its games.

  11. MusouTensei
    June 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Can’t wait to see it.

  12. No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 13, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Mostly Gamefreaks fault since they’re coowners and also the ones working on the games.

  13. Yamato-san
    June 13, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Well good, hopefully this can crush any further speculation that the 3DS is getting a successor. Nintendo just proved with the WiiU that they can’t balance development for a console and a portable anymore, and with the Switch being a hybrid, there is no reason to repeat that mistake. Just let the 3DS live out the last year or two of its life and have the Switch become Nintendo’s all-in-one system.

  14. Migi
    June 13, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    So it’s a never ending release of like BLue/Red/Purple and all the other color bullshit releases and never a full on game with one price tag. Basically the reason i haven’t picked up any of the 3DS pokemon games consdering it’s more like Arc system works same old with little new content.

  15. No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 13, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Well since X/Y and SuMo were times when they really changed shit up and both were pretty shit; I’d say the only way would be to get someone else on it.

  16. artemisthemp
    June 13, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I hope they bundle this game with a Pokemon theme Switch.

  17. M37 TrenchGun
    M37 TrenchGun
    June 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm


  18. Zombie_Barioth
    June 13, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Well they were always going to, it was just a matter of wrapping up the current generation, and giving the player base time to grow.

    Game Freak have never split a generation between platforms, and they would be crazy to pass up the much bigger install base of the 3DS. Every new set of mainline games have taken 1-2 years to come out on the new system.

  19. Personaknight
    June 13, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Well guess that’s the nail in the coffin for portable designed Pokémon. Guess there is always Rom hack community if I feel nostalgic for more minimal design, but want something new .

  20. Personaknight
    June 13, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Only if I get my Shin Megami Tensei theme switch to be the bleaker contrast of collecting monsters.

  21. Shinobu
    June 14, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Well of course they are. No shit.