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Generation IV Remake Speculation

Will there be remakes in Gen VIII?


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For Shaymin, after you get the Oak's Letter you go to Rt. 224 where you find Prof. Oak. He tells you the white rock there responds to feelings of gratitude and asks you to write the name of who you're most thankful for. When you do, it opens a path to Flower Paradise where you can catch Shaymin.

For Arceus, you go to Spear Pillar with the Azure Flute and then when you step on this one tile near the entrance it prompts you to play the Azure Flute. When you do, a set of stairs appears and takes you to a new area high above Spear Pillar called Hall of Origin where you can catch Arceus.

None of the 4th gen events were really much of anything special, you get a Macguffin to trigger the event, a short sequence happens that opens up a small area with the event legendary. There's real potential to expand on this with DLC though, all of these events tie into other parts of the story and they could turn then into full story arcs. Darkrai could be a direct antagonist causing nightmares in Canalave City. Marley could be more involved in the Shaymin event. Arceus could get involved with Dialga/Palkia/Giratina's affairs and end up being a target of Team Galactic. They can really make these events into something more.
Thanks! They are pretty interesting but pretty underwhelming. If they were to do these events as DLC next time, I hope they put in a little of story telling into it.
 
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Since releasing Sinnoh remakes during Gen VIII will be predictable, Game Freak will opt to surprise us by releasing Digimon. :p
 
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Yeah there's no way they're releasing DP remakes before a brand new gen in general. There won't be anymore new games on the 3DS and there's NO WAY they'll jump onto the Switch with a remake. I doubt we'll see DP remakes until 2020 or 2021. And that's especially if the new gen comes out in 2019. Also they said no more Pokemon games on the 3DS period. There's not even room for semantics by saying that remakes aren't part of the main series. That doesn't even make any sense anyway. It's VERY weird that they're releasing all this gen 4 merch, but at the same time it's not happening yet and people need to calm down lol
 
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do I see there a mega stone?
Really thre should be remakes, maybe they will surprise us like they did with xy.
 
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Yeah there's no way they're releasing DP remakes before a brand new gen in general. There won't be anymore new games on the 3DS and there's NO WAY they'll jump onto the Switch with a remake. I doubt we'll see DP remakes until 2020 or 2021. And that's especially if the new gen comes out in 2019. Also they said no more Pokemon games on the 3DS period. There's not even room for semantics by saying that remakes aren't part of the main series. That doesn't even make any sense anyway. It's VERY weird that they're releasing all this gen 4 merch, but at the same time it's not happening yet and people need to calm down lol
They might. Look at how much they changed things up. Did you expect that they would ever remove gyms, have evolving legendaries, or have new Pokemon be introduced in the middle of a generation?
 
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They might. Look at how much they changed things up. Did you expect that they would ever remove gyms, have evolving legendaries, or have new Pokemon be introduced in the middle of a generation?
Yeah but this different though, introducing a generation isn't different, this is GF gamefreak, they change things up because the fans always something, but it exactly the way they were expecting, see GF always surprise the fans:
  • In Gen V after we got BW, the fans were expecting Gray, but that didn't happen instead of third game, we got a sequel to BW instead
  • The fans were expecting a Gen III remake in Gen V, that didn't happen, and we didn't get the remake till Gen VII
  • After XY, the fans were expecting a third game to Z, but instead not only we got remake of ruby and sapphire, but it's also a sequel to XY, plus GF wanted to focus on 20th anniversary, which is a reason 2015 got a break year.
  • Finally after SM, and one day before the pokemon direct was announce, the fans were expecting stars, DP Remake, but instead not only we got USUM, it splitted into two game, which the fans thinking it's a sequel, but it's confirmed to be a alternate storyline similar to Emerald and Platinum.
The thing was different that only regard to the third game, sequels, and remake itself, not the new generation, Yes SM was a big game changer with trials, kahuna, evolving legendaries, but it's not like they'll drop everything and introduce remake first on a new system. It's more likely than Gen 8 with new region, new pokemons, gyms, etc.
 
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They might. Look at how much they changed things up. Did you expect that they would ever remove gyms, have evolving legendaries, or have new Pokemon be introduced in the middle of a generation?
The thing is, all of these changes added things. Even when a game lacked gyms, it had something new to replace it. Starting with remakes would only remove things, because it would start a generation without any new Pokemon.
 
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The thing is, all of these changes added things. Even when a game lacked gyms, it had something new to replace it. Starting with remakes would only remove things, because it would start a generation without any new Pokemon.
They can add Pokémon to a remake like they dud to USUM, but they can't add stuff like Starters and the game would be set in an old region.
 
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They can add Pokémon to a remake like they dud to USUM, but they can't add stuff like Starters and the game would be set in an old region.
That's entirely different from USUM, we got form changes, 2 new UBs, especially GF was considering new alolan forms, but they decide to scrap those ideas to focus more on the switch, so I don't think actually new pokemon introduce in Gen IV remake is likely. Although in DP, they do have new evolution for old pokemon, we could see something similar, but i could be wrong.
 
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That's entirely different from USUM, we got form changes, 2 new UBs, especially GF was considering new alolan forms, but they decide to scrap those ideas to focus more on the switch, so I don't think actually new pokemon introduce in Gen IV remake is likely. Although in DP, they do have new evolution for old pokemon, we could see something similar, but i could be wrong.
You got the number of new UBs incorrect. There are actually 4.
 
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Yeah but this different though, introducing a generation isn't different, this is GF gamefreak, they change things up because the fans always something, but it exactly the way they were expecting, see GF always surprise the fans:
except those "surprises" are removed from their contexts. if you include the outside factors, none of these are actually Game Freak consciously making decisions that will catch fans off guard so much as choices that will bring in the most $$$ that just happen to deviate what they've done before. i mean just going down the list:

  1. BW2 did start as Gray until Nintendo suggest-told Game Freak to make it sequels instead of...well whatever Gray was going to be.
  2. hoping for Gen 3 remakes after the 3DS was announced, let alone the release of BW2, would've been woefully naive. Game Freak didn't 'surprise' fans by doing the remakes in 6 instead of 5, they just made the practical business choice.
  3. if a Z-game was ever in the planning stages, it was obviously shelved in favor of ORAS and SM to avoid over-saturating Pokemon releases, focus on the anniversary, and focus on marketing SM.
  4. despite spending the latter half of Gen 6 talking about wanting to surprise fans (their reason as to why no Z), Game Freak flips back and releases USUM simply because they needed their experienced devs on Pokemon Switch and having a one-game generation would be a waste.
none of these are chosen as surprises for fans. they're simply practical business decisions that go against people's general expectations.
 
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Sorry for double posting, but I want to revive the thread. But guys, what do you guys think that they'll do with DP's dual screen features, given that the Switch has only one screen?
 
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Sorry for double posting, but I want to revive the thread. But guys, what do you guys think that they'll do with DP's dual screen features, given that the Switch has only one screen?
I guess the PoketcP will have a menu. Idk.
I personally would have pregepref DP remakes on a plattform that uses two screens.
 
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Sorry for double posting, but I want to revive the thread. But guys, what do you guys think that they'll do with DP's dual screen features, given that the Switch has only one screen?
Probably like PokeGear from HGSS. It'll have a separate menu. I can see it working though dual screen version seem slightly more convenient.
 
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I finally decided that since we still don't really know what game we are getting next (even though hands are pointing to Gen 8), I would give in and play DPPt. Couple weeks ago on the way home from class I stopped at Gamestop and picked up a copy of platinum. While I've been busy and have not devoted too much time to it, I must say I am enjoying it thus far. I like the region and the music is pretty fun. I look forward to when it gets a remake even more now.

As for the menu thing, I could see them doing something similar to like they did in Splatoon 2. In the original Splatoon, the map was on the gamepad, and you would just tap on it to jump to one of your partners, while you actually played the game viewing the TV screen. In Splatoon 2, you can bring up the map simply by pressing the X button (pretty sure that's the one. It's so automatic now that I forget a lot of the buttons). Each of your teammates has a button assigned to them that you can press to jump to them, leaving one button to jump back to the spawn point. As for this DP remake (or the swtich game in general). You can activate the menu by pressing a key, and each option have a key assigned to it for quick menu movement, or you can just use the control stick to move from option to option till you hit the one you want. Hope that sounded okay and didn't confuse anyone. It was kind of tough to eplain, but I think that might be a good option. Knowing GF, they'll figure out something that works.
 
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Sorry for double posting, but I want to revive the thread. But guys, what do you guys think that they'll do with DP's dual screen features, given that the Switch has only one screen?
An easy solution would be the possibility to swipe down on the screen in order to utilize the Pokewatch, just like how you swipe down the screen of an iPhone in order to open the Control Panel.
 
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