Pokemon fans have been spoiled with new content these past few years. The Nintendo Switch console has seen the launch of various major Pokemon game releases. First, came the more casual Pokemon Let’s Go remakes of the original Pokemon Yellow.
Then came Pokemon Sword and Shield, the first main series Pokemon launches on the Switch. Now, if rumors are true, remakes of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl are next. And the latest rumor points they may be announced sooner than anticipated.
Spanish news outlet Pokemon Center reveals that it has sources close to The Pokemon Company confirming that Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes for the Nintendo Switch will be unveiled next month.
No details regarding when in February the revelation will be made, nor what type of event the games will be announced at were disclosed. Fans will have to wait for additional information about the rumored Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remake announcement.
However, the Pokemon Center does have one other rumor to share, in addition to the apparent reveal window. The site believes that their sources also confirmed that Pokemon Sword and Shield will take more from the original titles than other Nintendo Switch Pokemon remakes. Particularly, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl will feature traditional Pokemon capture mechanics, instead of gameplay changes because of Pokemon Go’s influence.
This last rumor is sure to cause more questions than it resolves, however. Pokemon Let’s Go took many freedoms compared to the original Pokemon Yellow game. Pokemon fans were perplexed regarding the changes but were grateful for the Pokemon Let’s Go games for what they were. Those main fans would surely like to see Pokemon Diamond and Pearl’s remakes be more legit. Changing how Pokemon are caught is one huge modification and it probably hints at other big changes.
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl’s release window does coincide with another rumor making rounds on the internet. That rumor hints at a new Nintendo Direct showcase planned for the last week of February. The event is supposedly a part of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Pokemon, as well as Pokemon Day, which is annually held on February 27.
It is worth noting that none of these rumors have reliable proof readily available. They all come from unanimous and unnamed sources. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remakes have not been officially announced.
In spite of all the speculations and rumors surrounding the next Pokemon games, until they are officially announced by The Pokemon Company or Nintendo, fans should manage a decent amount of skepticism about any rumor.