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Pokémon Switch Rumor Discussion and Speculation Thread

Will Pokemon Switch Come Out This Year?

  • Yes

    Votes: 554 51.9%
  • No

    Votes: 181 17.0%
  • Lol

    Votes: 332 31.1%

  • Total voters
    1,067
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Dec 8, 2017
4,151
#1
All Pokemon Switch discussion/speculation/madness remains here.

It's been hinted from reliable sources that Pokemon Switch news is coming soon:

PhantomLord, a Ubisoft employee and Nintendo insider:


Resetera moderator NateDrake also seems to be sure of an impending Pokemon announcement:


Also, Nintendo has their big investor's conference in the next few days, so keep this in mind as well.
https://www.resetera.com/posts/6998472
 
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Lazrgatr

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Nov 15, 2017
463
#7
I'd get hyped but pokemon SM was a letdown for me.

For all we know the game will be DP 2.0 and suffer from horrible slowdowns due to gamefreak's technical incompetence.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,832
#19
Getting a new Pokemon so early makes me skeptical that GF would do anything disruptive for their first title on Switch. Seems like more of the same.
 
#20
I mean I wouldn't doubt it, they said 2018 or later.
I'd get hyped but pokemon SM was a letdown for me.

For all we know the game will be DP 2.0 and suffer from horrible slowdowns due to gamefreak's technical incompetence.
You mean suffer from horrible slowdown due to the 3DS's terrible specs??? 3DS Pokemon games run like shit because they are pushing models with very high poly counts. Nothing Gamefreak can do about that.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,026
Scotland
#24
This isn't unrealistic, but the tight turnaround from Sun/Moon & Ultra S/M makes me think this will be a smaller progression from those games than I would have liked for the first Switch entry.

Still means a good/great game is coming our way sooner rather than later, though, so I'm not going to look a gift-horse in the mouth.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,141
#25
If they actually get a real Pokemon game out on Switch this year that would be crazy, that 20 mil may end up being a conservative goal and yes I know that sounds crazy but its god damn Pokemon the sky is the limits if they make a game on the quality of Zelda and Mario with that IP.
 
Oct 27, 2017
945
#30
I kinda wish they would have taken more time. I feel were just getting a higher resolution typical Pokemon game, not the console game we've always wanted.
 
Oct 27, 2017
10,940
#31
This isn't unrealistic, but the tight turnaround from Sun/Moon & Ultra S/M makes me think this will be a smaller progression from those games than I would have liked for the first Switch entry.

Still means a good/great game is coming our way sooner rather than later, though, so I'm not going to look a gift-horse in the mouth.
Yup, don't expect a huge overhaul.
 
Nov 17, 2017
13,954
Utah
#32
Okay I'm pretty surprised by this. They're about to work in localization already??? Is production that far ahead?

Or it could be D/P remakes for Switch. As a peace offering for extended time while they continue to work on the next mainland game.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,835
#33
So that would mean like December/January 2019? But yeah, don't expect this gen to be revolutionary tech wise, they'll probably use the same engine as the 3DS game but in HD
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,519
#34
They really are rushing this out for the holidays :/. Oh well, maybe Gen 9 will innovate and take full advantage of the Switch, lol.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,277
#35
I kinda wish they would have taken more time. I feel were just getting a higher resolution typical Pokemon game, not the console game we've always wanted.
To me Pokémon games have always been on par with many home console games (from hardware with similar capabilities) in terms of scope and content. Sun and Moon would not feel out of place as GameCube games.
 

Cinemikel

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Oct 25, 2017
2,433
#36
God I hope they're not rushing this game to market. Polish that crap and make sure it's not a disappointment for the first ever mainline console Pokemon game and first ever HD Pokemon
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,092
#37
Release it in November with massive Switch restocks to get ready for the Black Friday/Christmas shopping, and that 20M becomes realistic.

Even if it is a small step compared to the huge overhaul people expect, it's Pokemon on the Switch and people will eat it up.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,768
Seattle
#39
This isn't unrealistic, but the tight turnaround from Sun/Moon & Ultra S/M makes me think this will be a smaller progression from those games than I would have liked for the first Switch entry.

Still means a good/great game is coming our way sooner rather than later, though, so I'm not going to look a gift-horse in the mouth.
Eh, we don’t know how long it’s been in development. I wouldn’t be surprised if it started development 2-3 years ago.
 
Oct 25, 2017
675
#40
This might be a stupid question, but why would it be a minimum 6 month contract potentially starting in June if we presume the game is scheduled for release 5 months later in November?
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,043
Panama
#41
either this game was in development for a lot longer than anyone thought or it will be a super minimal upgrade over the previous gen (basically, SM in HD as far as graphics go) or they're introducing only 50-60 new Pokemon this time, seeing how the last 2 gens introduced around 70 each. seems the time of 100+ new monsters per gen is truly done.

or Retro was the one making it along Gamefreak all along.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,461
#44
Never doubted a 2018 release, this just pretty much confirms it.

Aboard the hype train.

The real Question is when is the announcement coming.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,604
#45
If this is a new gen, I expect a March teaser reveal (just names, logos, starters and legendaries) and updates every subsequent month.

If this is a remake, I expect a July/August full reveal with November release. Remakes don't need monthly updates.
 
#46
either this game was in development for a lot longer than anyone thought or it will be a super minimal upgrade over the previous gen (basically, SM in HD as far as graphics go)

or they're introducing only 50-60 new Pokemon this time. seeing how the last 2 gens introduced around 70, seems the time of 100+ new monsters per gen is truly done.
Which would be a damn shame. Still adore Gen 5 for introducing 150 of the fuckers. I feel if the first HD Pokemon is an iterative one they should go all out with the Pokemon and gives us a new 150. Make it special.
 
Oct 25, 2017
16,853
#47
wonder if they'll do voice acting for this game. at this fidelity, and with as many close ups, it's gonna have the same issue Zelda had and Dragon Quest 11 also have

also, leaks when?
 
Oct 26, 2017
6,351
#49
Yeah, I'm guessing this isn't going to be much more ambitious than the 3DS games, it'll probably just going to have the graphics turned up a bit, and higher resolution obv.

A bit of a missed opportunity, I'd love to see Pokémon get a bold reinvention, much like Zelda and Mario got, but I'm sure it'll do well even if it's just a small step up from previous games.
 
Oct 27, 2017
945
#50
To me Pokémon games have always been on par with many home console games (from hardware with similar capabilities) in terms of scope and content. Sun and Moon would not feel out of place as GameCube games.
Being on par with a 17 year old console doesn't excite me. I want skyrim-ish world level/scope with pokemon basically.
 
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