Pokemon Gen 8 Discussion Thread of Hopes, Speculation, Expectations, Dreams, Rumors, and More

Dec 22, 2017
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I feel like we'll get a James Bond-esque, secret agent starter for Gen 8 if it's in the UK. Not like just a secret agent, but like a secret agent animal. Like how Greninja's a frog ninja or how Incineroar is a tiger wrestler.

Also replaying Black and White, and holy shit do I wish Gen 8 was this snappy. Outside of box/party menus and saving, this is by far the best Pokemon has ever felt to play.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I wonder what the early route/common bird would be in a UK inspired region.
We already have a Robin, Crow and Pigeon.
Maybe a Magpie inexplicably evolving into an Osprey.

And finally get me that Peacock as well!
 
May 27, 2018
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England
I wonder what the early route/common bird would be in a UK inspired region.
We already have a Robin, Crow and Pigeon.
Maybe a Magpie inexplicably evolving into an Osprey.

And finally get me that Peacock as well!
I'd like next regional bird to end as a heron. Maybe something like moorhen -> oystercatcher -> heron idk.

Crane as a last stage would work fine too.
 

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Oct 24, 2017
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I'm doubting this will mean anything. There's 5 hours of Q & A. Unless they're revealing several spin-offs, that's at least 4 and a half hours longer than a Q & A for the Gen 8 games would be this early before release.
A Nintendo Treehouse Q&A on Pokémon Day is...unusual... to say the least, however
 
Dec 22, 2017
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Perhaps they'd need to clear up compatibility? Gen 8 would likely be compatible with a mobile game (Go), games on a different system (Gen 7), and a subseries with no compatibility with other main series games yet (Let's Go). I could see that needing a lot of explanation.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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A week's worth of Q&As seems... odd.

Even if there is a big announcement between now and then, the chances of us seeing enough to make that amount of Q&A time worthwhile are basically nil.

What gives?
 

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Oct 24, 2017
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A week's worth of Q&As seems... odd.

Even if there is a big announcement between now and then, the chances of us seeing enough to make that amount of Q&A time worthwhile are basically nil.

What gives?
The fact there's a Q&A at all is unusual.

These Treehouse members are flying across the country for it.
 
Nov 10, 2018
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Don't want to jump the gun early but this is potentially exciting. . .

TPC loves to switch it up with how they announce games. Pokemon direct, press conference. A reveal and then just 5 days of celebrating it and talking about it seems reasonable
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Don't want to jump the gun early but this is potentially exciting. . .

TPC loves to switch it up with how they announce games. Pokemon direct, press conference. A reveal and then just 5 days of celebrating it and talking about it seems reasonable
I love how you're convincing yourself that it's happening.

It ain't happening!
 
Jan 16, 2018
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This is so weird, I'm prepared to be disappointed.

I mean, I don't see them talking about Gen 8 for 1 hour, and even less for 5 hours. Unless, you know, it's like the BotW E3 treehouse, where they were goofing around for hours in the wild...

And Gen8 will NOT be like that, so I've no effin clue what they'll talk about.

Most reasonable theory? A spin-off.

...

Who am I kidding. So hyped.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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The thing with Pokémon +/- is, like, who’s going to want Pokémon Minus? Both “sides” should be roughly equally appealing.

Also, in the context of Pokémon, “Plus” is already used in the name of both the Pokémon Go Plus and the Poké Ball Plus.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The thing with Pokémon +/- is, like, who’s going to want Pokémon Minus? Both “sides” should be roughly equally appealing.

Also, in the context of Pokémon, “Plus” is already used in the name of both the Pokémon Go Plus and the Poké Ball Plus.
Yeah, it doesn't take marketing into account at all.

Just corresponding titles isn't enough. Pokemon Trash and Pokemon Treasure probably also not happening.
 
Dec 25, 2018
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This is interesting to say the least. Having the treehouse Q&A really makes this more than just a kids event I would say, definitely seems like something is up.

5 days of Q&A does seem too much for just the new games, however (in the case gen. 8 is revealed around or on Pokémon day) I’m sure they will do some small demo at the beginning of each Q&A session and let people know the extent to which they can ask about those games, rather they will try to get some questions on the franchise as a whole or LGPE.

EDIT: grammar
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Serebii , Joe I know you have said it’s unusual in regards of the tree house event and the Q&A happining on Pokemon day, for 5 days in-fact, but honestly how do you interpret this, can it be associated with Pokemon gen 8?
I'm not Serebii, but I definitely think it means Gen 8. I have a funny feeling that bring announced 18 months before any media comes out for it including the names of the games means that it will be a lot more front loaded in its reveal than previous games. I also have a suspicion this is also to offset the large number of features, changes, and content they have for prerelease material, Gen 8 is gonna be big, I can feel it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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a Pokemon Direct for that wednesday with the Q&As afterwards might be a bad idea. mainly because pretty much everyone's gonna be asking about the new game, and adults will come on the days after wednesday with the harder questions.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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The thing with Pokémon +/- is, like, who’s going to want Pokémon Minus? Both “sides” should be roughly equally appealing.

Also, in the context of Pokémon, “Plus” is already used in the name of both the Pokémon Go Plus and the Poké Ball Plus.
I mean, does it really matter? There's Pokemon Gold and Silver, and Silver is perceived as less valuable than Gold, yet that doesn't stop people from buying the game. The title won't be relevant as much as the exclusive content within these games.

EDIT: This is not to defend and argue that Plus and Minus will be the names, I'm just saying that I don't think the title is as big of a deal as people think.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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5 days of Q&A is a lot. There will have to be something new to talk about for sure, even if they don't exclusively focus on it for all 5 days. They can't fill that time with Pikachu and Eevee talks.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The timing for an announcement seems right, but 5 hours of Q&A over five days is just a weird amount of time, so it's hard to guess. Too much for gen 8, too much for LGEP. Do they have three spinoffs they could also be talking about? I dont keep up with those.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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The timing for an announcement seems right, but 5 hours of Q&A over five days is just a weird amount of time, so it's hard to guess. Too much for gen 8, too much for LGEP. Do they have three spinoffs they could also be talking about? I dont keep up with those.
Not really. But I'm guessing they will announce more than just gen 8 on the direct.
We need a new Mystery Dungeon.
 
May 27, 2018
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While Treehouse doesn't localize the main series Pokemon games, haven't they done interviews with the developers in advance of new games (like with Let's Go, they interviewed Masuda)? Could this "Q&A With Nintendo Treehouse" actually be a Q&A hosted by Treehouse with Game Freak developers?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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While Treehouse doesn't localize the main series Pokemon games, haven't they done interviews with the developers in advance of new games (like with Let's Go, they interviewed Masuda)? Could this "Q&A With Nintendo Treehouse" actually be a Q&A hosted by Treehouse with Game Freak developers?
Treehouse does interviews with tons of devs. They're the ones conducting them all throughout E3. It was never just for the games they localized
 
May 27, 2018
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Unless they localised some spin-off?
Very possible! But, as everyone else has pointed out, 5 days dedicated to one spin-off sounds like a lot. I'm wondering if they are queuing up multiple announcements for #PokemonDay... Wouldn't be too surprising since the brand is receiving some extra attention around the Detective Pikachu movie that's releasing this spring.