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Generation IV Remake Speculation

Will there be remakes in Gen VIII?


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Defiant

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I honestly expect a gap year after all the Gen 8 games have been done, much like how it was the case with Gen 6.
I think GameFreak consider the Let's Go years as gap years. They require minimal effort and cross the boundary between main series and spin off already, to the point where even the creators have given different statements on which category they fall under. I think Let's Go is a replacement for PMD
Hence why they announced the 2019 switch game before LGPE even came out, at the exact same time iirc.
 

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I think GameFreak consider the Let's Go years as gap years. They require minimal effort and cross the boundary between main series and spin off already, to the point where even the creators have given different statements on which category they fall under. I think Let's Go is a replacement for PMD
Hence why they announced the 2019 switch game before LGPE even came out, at the exact same time iirc.
I don't think that GF can handle releasing a Pokemon game every year. Eventually, they'll become stressed out and tired. Also, this is the reason why they created the Gear Project in the first place.
 

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We don't even know that one is happening, we could just as easily get something else instead.
Except that the signs for one happening are all there, with the latest TCG having a consisting of a group art that has Dialga, Palkia and Arceus. And that's the newest thing giving that sign.
 

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We don't even know that one is happening, we could just as easily get something else instead.
GF were in Spain and France doing research with cave paintings 2 years ago, which led people to think that Gen 8 would be based in Spain, when it could be for the Gen 4 remake. (Celestic Town?)
 

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Here's my predictions for the next four years:
2020: Let's Go Johto
2021: Gap year
2022: Gen 9
2023: Sinnoh remakes
 

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Trust me, you can wait 4 more years for Sinnoh remakes. I just think that GF would quickly follow up Let's Go because of how great it sold.
Nevertheless, compared with LGPE, I don't see it working. I've already seen clues that the Gen 4 Remake is in the works from when people thought Gen 8 would be based in Spain.
 

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Trust me, you can wait 4 more years for Sinnoh remakes. I just think that GF would quickly follow up Let's Go because of how great it sold.
Except the signs point in the opposite direction, Sinnoh has been getting more marketing attention than Johto for the last couple years.
 

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Nevertheless, compared with LGPE, I don't see it working. I've already seen clues that the Gen 4 Remake is in the works from when people thought Gen 8 would be based in Spain.
That might be for Sword & Shield itself.
 

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If they remake Sinnoh now, then the region will be changed into something entirely different, as all the Gyms will be converted into stadiums in order to incorporate the Dynamax mechanic. Sinnoh will go from a region focused on ancient history to a region about big, flashy battles, essentially a copy of Galar.
 

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If they remake Sinnoh now, then the region will be changed into something entirely different, as all the Gyms will be converted into stadiums in order to incorporate the Dynamax mechanic. Sinnoh will go from a region focused on ancient history to a region about big, flashy battles, essentially a copy of Galar.
We don't know that, ORAS didn't change much aside from incorporating Mega Evolution and Primal Reversion in its storyline, most of Hoenn was still the same. This could be the same case for Sinnoh and besides, remakes need to be more than just a 1:1 remake to get interests of longtime players anyway.
 

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If they remake Sinnoh now, then the region will be changed into something entirely different, as all the Gyms will be converted into stadiums in order to incorporate the Dynamax mechanic. Sinnoh will go from a region focused on ancient history to a region about big, flashy battles, essentially a copy of Galar.
Or Both? We won't know until it comes out. There will be Dynamaxing with Gyms, however it won't be as big as that in Galar. Also Dynamaxing could work in it's history, such as one of Arceus's plates mentioning it being powered by Giants.
 

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We don't know that, ORAS didn't change much aside from incorporating Mega Evolution and Primal Reversion in its storyline, most of Hoenn was still the same. This could be the same case for Sinnoh and besides, remakes need to be more than just a remake to get interests of longtime players anyway.
But, they have never destroyed the themes of the region for the sake of promoting the hot new thing. Dynamax is far more intrusive than Megas are, anyways. With Dynamax, in order to feature it the region will have to be just like Galar, a region that values big flashy battles over all else. Well, that means all the Gym Leaders will be stuck in soccer uniforms instead of giving them all unique designs.
 
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