(Mod Note: Read First Post! Updated 6/1/13) Game Freak "expanding Pokémon world"

What do you want and what do you expect?

  • I expect and want Gen. VI

    Votes: 61 49.2%
  • I expect and want R/S remalkes

    Votes: 16 12.9%
  • I expect Gen. VI, but I'd like R/S remakes

    Votes: 35 28.2%
  • I expect R/S remakes, but I want Gen. VI

    Votes: 3 2.4%
  • I expect some spinoff game for Wii U or something like that

    Votes: 8 6.5%
  • I don't expect it will be anything important at all

    Votes: 1 0.8%

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The recently released issue of Nintendo Dream magazine contains a New Year card signed by Game Freak. In it, they promise to "do their best to work toward the next evolution of the Pokémon world" (see source for the Japanese quote).

It's a somewhat vague statement, but I think it's relatively clear that they're referencing a new generation.

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Just putting some ground rules here:

1) Discussion about YellowGiant and his "leak" is banned. Any discussion of it will be treated as a Pointless Post.
It's very, very, very likely that his original leak was fake, regardless of whether his admitting to it is real or fake (and frankly, who cares?). He actually joined this forum last night and made a simple post cursing you all for making no one believe him and that he "wanted to be famous". I quickly killed the post and banned him - so it's obvious that all he wants is "internet fame", so let's not give him that. We'll find out on Tuesday if he was making it all up (which I'm betting he was).

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The announcement will be shown in a ten minute "Pokémon Direct" tomorrow (8th January) from 11am GMT (12pm CET, 6am EST, 3am PST, 8pm Japan time).

Also, while I know that this is an exciting period for us all (Each day feels like a week for me, personally) calm down. The Bulbagarden staff will not tolerate any kind of abusive behaviour towards other members. This thread has already been closed once and it is out of my kindness of not wanting a few bad eggs to spoil it for the good majority that I am re-opening this, so don't make me regret it.

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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Sweet. Can't wait to really use my 3DS!

(Maybe even justify buying a 3DS XL for trading eventually)
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Hope the new Gen has better pokemon, if they do make one
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Awesome, this means Gen 6 is on it's way :) I wonder if we will get these games next year, Im dying to use my 3DS for a Pokemon game
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Not too surprising. Everyone has been guessing Gen 6 will come next year.
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

So a new generation is coming next year. Wasn't it obvious by now?
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Gen 5 has looked pretty done for a while now, so I'm not surprised. Now we just wait and see if this is Gen 6 or some sort of crazy curveball.
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Well I guess that's that, gen 6 is likely coming then. Would be nice though if this means something else, as evolving the series could also mean doing something different for once....
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Not surprising in the slightest; I think a lot of us had figured the introduction of a new generation would begin next year. Like others here, I'm just excited to finally get some real use out of my 3DS!
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Welp, I guess this means having to fork out for a 3DS soon. It'll all be worth it in the end at least, I can't wait for the pre-release reveals to start.
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

WHOA. JUST WHOA. Now they should reveal new pokemon!
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Believe it or not, there was a rather vocal and still adamant camp for Ru/Sa remakes. If we're lucky, we'll find out by January, but they could still hold out until February.
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

I just hope that the Generation 6 Pokémon are truely original not just species wise but design wise as well. I think one of the reasons I never felt the Generation 5 Pokémon was that they mirrored Generation 1 not that it's a bad thing but I would of liked something original. Also if there going to give Old Pokémon evolutions I hope they do it right or not do it at all just look at the hack job's they did with Lickitung and Tangela in Generation 4.
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Yay! Gen 6 Gen 6 Gen 6! Or even another remake...no....yeah. Just a new game ^_^ Yay!
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Interesting statement...though maybe they are referring to a completely new spinoff; not generation 6. I just hope they don't include anything that will make my mind go insane. *looks at Pokemon Rumble Blast and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity*
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Believe it or not, there was a rather vocal and still adamant camp for Ru/Sa remakes. If we're lucky, we'll find out by January, but they could still hold out until February.
That vocal minority will not only continue beyond this, but will remain delusional enough to think Hoenn will be in the Gen 6 games when they're announced. The fact that "HOENN CONFIRMED" was once a serious concept is proof of this.

Interesting statement...though maybe they are referring to a completely new spinoff; not generation 6. I just hope they don't include anything that will make my mind go insane. *looks at Pokemon Rumble Blast and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity*
GameFreak doesn't make spinoffs... The games they make are either main series or not Pokemon period.
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

Oh, right. My mistake.
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

I certainly think that they are referencing to the 6th Generation with this message not any Ruby and Sapphire Remakes. I think the keyword here is evolution as Silktree posted from the quote.
 
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Re: Game Freak promise to expand the Pokémon world next year

This definitely sounds like the sixth generation will come out next year. That wouldn't be surprising considering that I don't think that they can make the fifth generation last that much longer. I don't think that they would be referring to R/S remakes, but I could see them releasing them later on in the next generation. At least I'll be playing my 3DS much more often than I do now.
 
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