Pokémon Teases ‘Very Special’ 25th Anniversary Celebrations For 2021 – Nintendo Life

This is the first I am hearing of a “Master Collection”, but a physical collection containing the classic GB/GBC/GBA and perhaps even DS games (though I would rule out the latter out as Gens IV and II are due for remakes) would be absolutely amazing (how many copies would I buy?!), and I assume that Pokémon Home will be supported as well a la Pokémon Bank for the 3DS VC releases.

@Munchlax : I think we will get both Let’s Go Gen II and the long-fabled Gen IV remakes back-to-back, but in what order? I obviously cannot say. It would be a waste not to do Let’s Go Gen II as the Kanto portion of the map is (mostly) complete. I would prefer that Gen II get the “full” remake treatment, but I’ll take what I can get.

I think the new series of the anime may perhaps run a little longer than the typical 3 year run as they will be revisiting the last seven regions as well as the new region, which was perhaps a deliberate strategy to revisit old material to familiarise the new generation with the 900+ Pokémon that currently exist, and to allow the higher-ups more time to consider the direction that the franchise will go next.

Detective Pikachu 2 (probably the game and the movie), Pokemon Snap 2, and Pokemon Unite launching in the same year would fit. In terms of notable spin-offs, there’s a chance that an all new Mystery Dungeon game could happen using the assets of the remake. They also have Sw/Sh’s engine, so… I guess we can see the Daimond and Pearl remake? I liked Gen 4, but it always felt kind of bland to me, and I’m not sure how Gam Freak would handle a remake with new elements (Mega Evolutions, Z-Moves, and/or Dynamaxing)

@shoeses : Ideally, yes. I have to disagree about the “poster child” remark though. Pikachu is the “poster child” of the franchise, and I would be hard pressed to think of any other Pokémon from subsequent generations that come anywhere close to being as universally recognisable. Let’s Go Mew would have been awesome, but that would require the suspension of disbelief that a 10 year old trainer is given an incredibly rare Pokémon as their first, and that just doesn’t make sense from an in-universe perspective.

I wouldn’t have even thought that Eevee was that popular. Meowth, Jigglypuff, and Clefairy would have made for more interesting choices, IMO. Psyduck is also really popular, thanks to the classic anime, and apparently it was considered as a Let’s Go mascot, but of course they couldn’t have two yellow mascots.

Togepi, Marill, and Snubbull are perhaps the most recognisable non-legendary/starter Pokémon in Gen II, and I think Togepi and Marill would be the most logical choices from a marketing point of view. Ledyba would be a ridiculously adorable choice as well. There are also other baby Pokémon such as Elekid, Magby, and Smoochum that could be considered as the mascots. Come to think of it, Gen II has no shortage of potential mascots. It’s Gens III+ that would struggle if the Let’s Go sub-series were to continue, but Game Freak would find a way. Let’s Go Plusle and Minun for Gen III?

@Silly_G If you didn’t know Eevee was popular I’d assume you haven’t played a Pokémon game or interacted with a part of the Pokémon fanbase ever. Meowth, Jigglypuff, & Psyduck have never been very popular outside of the original anime run specifically, and IDK where the hell you pulled Clefairy from other than it was originally supposed to be Ash’s starter, which is irrelevant . ‘Out of touch’ wouldn’t even be accurate with these takes.

I’ve never heard of a person who’s favorite Pokémon is Marill or Snubbull, let alone the crappy Baby Pokémon from Gen 2, let alone MANY people. While Pikachu is THE posterchild, I’m referring to Pokémon that are ultra popular and super recognizable to people who don’t even play but know of Pokémon. Despite what you say, Gen 2 doesn’t exactly have stars quite as bright. I don’t think things like Pichu, Togepi, & Marill are going to be getting results like 2 of the most popular Pokémon ever, not to mention they don’t have many classic Events or 8 Evolutions to draw unique Moves from.

And Let’s Go Plusle & Minun would be the worst idea yet considering they learn the same Moves. Only way I could see that working is if it was one game that featured Double Battles exclusively like Colosseum, they brought Abilities into Let’s Go, and they gave you both Plusle and Minun to you as Starters and gave them unique Doubles Moves to learn.