Here to ride the rumor train.
- Aug 9, 2016
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I kinda wonder if the lack of news isn't due to two things-my wishful thinking, extremely hopeful, unlikely theory is that. . . .
The reason nothing is currently pointing towards a new generation, there's no gen 8 tease in m21 as far as we know, etc, is because gamefreak/TPCi are intentionally keeping it under wraps to surprise everyone with the reveal trailer and start the pre-release off with a bang. To have it really come out of nowhere.
The issue with this though is that it just feels like bad marketing to not put a gen 8 mon in the movie if the game were to launch this year. Another problem is if this was the case, why not reveal earlier in the year?
1) they're trying not to give us a dry spell like what happened when Sun and Moon were announced in February and we didn't get news until May, hence the late start on news,
2) they're keeping things on lockdown (not releasing new pokemon early even for movies/merchandise) after Sun and Moon's starter evos got leaked early. They may have lost trust in people and are keeping things under tighter wraps so nothing gets out. So we're not getting even hints of anything early.