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The picture Masuda tweeted has had a Dutch one alongside Unova, GB, Japan and Kalos. But the Chinese one was missing there.
However, i am not saying Gen 9 is gonna be the Netherlands (Seriously doubt that, although Gamefreak could have visited the Netherlands after GB considering they are...
Yeah, but that raises the question though
Why put in that Dutch one. Doesn't a German, Spanish or Italian one make more sense, cuz the Netherlands borders the UK by sea. Germany, Italy and Spain all have more inhabitants than the Netherlands.
I don't think a Dutch region isn't as farfetch'd as...
tbh, while it makes sense Gamefreak visited the Netherlands after visiting the UK, i don't think its gonna be gen 9 perse (Despite that a Netherlands region is highly likely, considering the historic and present relationship the Netherlands and Japan share), but that its in the works for the future.
Sure it can. But honestly, three instances (The painting in alola or SWSH resembling Van Gogh and then the 2 attires in this picture) of a red herring seems a bit much though.
I also recall a bit of merchandise leading upto Sword and Shield wearing the exact same Dutch attire as the Pikachu on...
Junichi Masuda on a picture with all Pikachu.
Look at this guys.
Look at the top row
National Guard Pikachu - UK - Galar
Police officer - Unova
Knight - Kalos
But the one in between the Police officer and the National Guard is interesting. Its old-Dutch attire.
But then we look at the bottom...
I think people read to much into Redwood pointing towards a next region. Yes, they did PR in Redwood city, but the mention of Redwood itself might also point towards a Chinese region, since Redwood trees are a big thing there. Or Redwood is the name of the professor (Which doesn't need to point...
The title and the books suggest otherwise though.
I also think Lets Go is gonna be a thing in gen 9.
Maybe they go about it like this
Even numbers get a Legends title (Gen 8 gets LA)
Uneven numbers get a Lets Go title (Gen 7 got LGPE)
Just like announcing Legends killing all hype for BDSP... oh wait... it happened... but they still did it.
Problem will not be that it will kill hype for Legends because it already released and because the gap between Legends and Gen 9 will be 11 months.