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Leaks and/or Rumours Thread

A Wild Luxray

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When we finally DO get some news, which I seriously hope is next week and they don't just wait for a Nintendo Direct and do one after it...I imagine the things we'll get will be

  • An in game look at Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxley
  • Explanations about how Pokemon will function as an open world game.
  • 4-5 new Pokemon, possibly including the regional rodent, bug, early grass type, and bird.
  • The region's name and map. Please. I love analyzing new region maps.
  • Possibly some details about the whole grape/orange school thing.
The whole regional gimmick is a wild card. For Sun and Moon, we didn't find out about Z-Moves until August, though Sword and Shield gave us info about Dynamax in the first big news drop.
 
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Like many have speculated, I’m certain the games will have past/future theme. Especially after looking at the clock in the trailer, I’m pretty sure its design is inspired by the Andalusian era of Spain in the past. Like the attached pic, it’s very similar to the clock from the trailer. I’m a fan of Andalusian style architecture , so I can’t wait to see all the inspiration in the games.
 

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Would Volo appear through timetravel? That would make sense for Hisuian Pokémon getting into the game...
I mean he did say "I will CONQUER it! No matter how many years, how many decades, how many centuries it takes me!" so maybe he's got some eternal life situation or something.
 

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I mean he did say "I will CONQUER it! No matter how many years, how many decades, how many centuries it takes me!" so maybe he's got some eternal life situation or something.
That would be very interesting. I mean if it's pulled off better than AZ.
 

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It won't happen but it would be really cool if AZ and Volo were rivals and Volo was the king who fought with AZ or something.
 

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We can expect news on June 2nd. It is a Thursday and news about the upcoming generation typically comes out in early June within the first week early into the second week.
 

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We can expect news on June 2nd. It is a Thursday and news about the upcoming generation typically comes out in early June within the first week early into the second week.
as far as the first post-release trailers go, that was only for swsh. sun/moon was may on a tuesday. others were earlier
 
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as far as the first post-release trailers go, that was only for swsh. sun/moon was may on a tuesday. others were earlier
This is true but they're also not wrong that we usually get a trailer in the first week or so of June.

But really, we've been in "can expect a trailer any day now" mode since mid-May.
 

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Something I forgot, when comparing this cycle to SwSh specifically… really SwSh was announced in 2018 when they announced LGPE (something along the lines of them being hard at work on a brand new main entry for the Switch, at the very end of the LGPE video or whatever).

Meanwhile no one really EXPECTED them to announce SV when they did (I predicted they would, but that’s different than an expectation).

So it makes sense that they showed more during the SwSh reveal than the SV reveal. Everyone had already been waiting for like a year for Gen 8 news, but Gen 9 news was like an exciting surprise.
 

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Something I forgot, when comparing this cycle to SwSh specifically… really SwSh was announced in 2018 when they announced LGPE (something along the lines of them being hard at work on a brand new main entry for the Switch, at the very end of the LGPE video or whatever).

Meanwhile no one really EXPECTED them to announce SV when they did (I predicted they would, but that’s different than an expectation).

So it makes sense that they showed more during the SwSh reveal than the SV reveal. Everyone had already been waiting for like a year for Gen 8 news, but Gen 9 news was like an exciting surprise.
I forgot that SwSh was actually announced in 2018. They announced during a Nintendo Direct that a new main series game was currently in development for the Switch, then revealed it entirely during Pokemon Day 2019.

Also, a large handful genuinely hoped SV wasn't being announced. Not many expected it and merely expected a large DLC update for Legends Arceus. I was genuinely surprised and pretty excited when I found out it was going to be full open world.
 

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Everyone in this thread at the moment:

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Not me. At the moment I'm shaking my head at people making huge reaches elsewhere.

We need news, though, or even just more riddles to pick apart, because we're not far off from someone writing a massive post about how Masuda's lunch photos mean we're getting new mega eeveelutions or some other equally ridiculous reach.
 

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Also, a large handful genuinely hoped SV wasn't being announced. Not many expected it and merely expected a large DLC update for Legends Arceus. I was genuinely surprised and pretty excited when I found out it was going to be full open world.

I don't really get why people didn't expect it. Scarlet/Violet are right on schedule based on the cycle of the previous gens. (we can likely expect gen 10 in 2025 as well) I feel like people had way too much confidence that Game Freak would actually take more time to develop their game this time. What they were basing that confidence on, I have no idea.
 

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I don't really get why people didn't expect it. Scarlet/Violet are right on schedule based on the cycle of the previous gens. (we can likely expect gen 10 in 2025 as well) I feel like people had way too much confidence that Game Freak would actually take more time to develop their game this time. What they were basing that confidence on, I have no idea.
A lot of people were convinced that Legends Arceus releasing this year meant that no other pokemon game could release this year (because ten months surely isn't enough time to play Legends Arceus, I guess.)
 

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I got caught off guard but that's only because I hadn't been paying attention to what time of year it was and also I don't keep track of nintendo directs and things so my brother told me a new pokemon generation was revealed and I about lost my goddang mind from excitement.

The fact that ANOTHER KITTY YAS KITTY STARTER YAS also helped me go feral.
 

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I'll be honest, I genuinely didn't want them to announce Gen 9 when they did given that we'll have BS/SP, Legends and now S/V in around a twelve month time span, it's giving me major Pokémon burn-out. :confused:
 
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