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According to an anonymous source who’s apparently successfully leaked Pokémon-related news in the past, the big Pokémon news being revealed tomorrow, via a short Nintendo Direct broadcast, will focus on two new projects – an original game for Nintendo 3DS and an application for Wii U.

The source claims that ‘Pokémon Rainbow’ is in the works for Nintendo 3DS. The unconfirmed game will supposedly encompass the settings and Pokémon creatures from generations one to four. The source also claims that a Wii U application featuring a globe with five Pokémon – Pikachu, Munna Treeko, Cyndaquil and Piplup – on its logo will be introduced.

This is what the anonymous source wrote in its entirety:

The announcement is, more or less, a love letter to the franchise. It’s being called Pokemon Rainbow, a 3DS game that encompasses the settings and Pokemon from generations 1-4: Red and Blue, Gold and Silver, Ruby and Sapphire, and Diamond and Pearl. You can take my word for it that the graphics are done up very nicely. The perspective is similar to what you’d expect from Pokemon games, but the camera is much more dynamic. The graphical style is characterized by very clean, dark lines. Almost cartoonish, but not quite. Battles look radically different, and move away from the use of pixel art. Though it seems that the interface is still made of pixels. The battle that it shown is between a totally new trainer and a wild Weedle. The trainer uses a Pikachu.

I’m not privy to any story details, as I only know what will be announced tomorrow. The story is concurrent with Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 in terms of timeline. There are over 20 new Pokemon, and two will be revealed tomorrow. One is an evolution of an older Pokemon Eevee, called Draconeon. The other is a totally new Pokemon, called Verbill. It looks like a rodent, much like the Pokemon Patrat, but has a sort of pirate theme going on.

A Wii U app will be launched along with the game, which will be announced tomorrow. However, all that will be said is that the app will be addressed “at a later date”. The logo for the app features a globe with Pikachu, Munna, Treeko, Cyndaquil, and Piplup popping out from various countries.


- How would you feel about this? in case it was true, sounds like a great game to me :D - Let's wait and see what's the surprise. I would get a 3ds right away. But i feel it's a quite a big announcement to make in a ''direct'', maybe it's just some pokemon stickers...

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Too awesome to be true...

O jee i was so sure it wouldnt be some kind of all encompassing game. Well we will find out for sure tomorrow.

Yeeaahh, this sounds like it's far too good to be true. Should be interesting to see what the announcement tomorrow says.

It makes no sense to make such a huge game and then do something so stupid as to make only one version and call it "Rainbow". Surely, they're not that stupid?
If anything, I'd expect something like a Gen I/III crossover so that they aren't in the awkward position to make reremakes. Something like RubyRed and SapphireBlue.


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Rainbow lol we still haven't seen Pokemon : Burgundy or Pokemon : Light blue.

Maynard_Tool said:
Too awesome to be true...

My thoughts exactly.

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Makes sense to me. I said the same thing in another thread that the next game for 3DS has a good chance of being a game that encompasses all the previous regions, which is this. I highly doubt they're going to announce gen 6 yet.

The only thing that makes it sound fake are the new pokemon. How do they fit into the game when the game only features upto gen 4 pokemon? Or can you only catch upto gen 4 pokemon but still trade and battle with gen 5 pokemon? Either way we'll find out tomorrow.


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Pokémon Orange and Violet to be announced tomorrow...

And then a year later the third game, Pokémon Indigo

Then a few years after that, a HUGE game called Pokémon Rainbow which will have every continent and pokémon included...

Calling it now.

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