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What's your favourite Pokemon spinoff?

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 9 37.50%
 
Pokemon Ranger 2 8.33%
 
Pokemon Snap 5 20.83%
 
Pokemon Stadium & Battle Revolution 2 8.33%
 
Pokemon Colisseum & XD Gale of Darkness 4 16.67%
 
Pokemon Trading Card Game 2 8.33%
 
Pokemon Rumble 0 0%
 
Pokemon Pinball 0 0%
 
Pokemon Conquest 0 0%
 
Pokemon puzzle games (Puzzle, Picross...) 0 0%
 
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RolStoppable said:
There is likely one planned for 2020 which can be expected to be a year without mainline game. Mystery Dungeon has been the most successful spinoff series, so that's my pick.

There's only one Nintendo console now, so fewer games are needed. I expect Pokémon to become similar to Zelda where it's usually one release per year if everything is counted between mainline and spinoff games.

Really? Pretty much all spinoffs are made by external developers that have licensed the IP, I'd be surprised if the unified platform means less games overall. If anything, I would expect the opposite, now a single release can get a much bigger audience. The only way for this to happen is a massive migration to mobile, which is sadly very posible.



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Darwinianevolution said:
RolStoppable said:
There is likely one planned for 2020 which can be expected to be a year without mainline game. Mystery Dungeon has been the most successful spinoff series, so that's my pick.

There's only one Nintendo console now, so fewer games are needed. I expect Pokémon to become similar to Zelda where it's usually one release per year if everything is counted between mainline and spinoff games.

Really? Pretty much all spinoffs are made by external developers that have licensed the IP, I'd be surprised if the unified platform means less games overall. If anything, I would expect the opposite, now a single release can get a much bigger audience. The only way for this to happen is a massive migration to mobile, which is sadly very posible.

The biggest reason for fewer games is declining interest in spinoffs, like Ranger stopped being a thing altogether.



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RolStoppable said:
There is likely one planned for 2020 which can be expected to be a year without mainline game. Mystery Dungeon has been the most successful spinoff series, so that's my pick.

There's only one Nintendo console now, so fewer games are needed. I expect Pokémon to become similar to Zelda where it's usually one release per year if everything is counted between mainline and spinoff games.

They skipped making a Mystery Dungeon for Gen 7 so as much as I'd love another one I'd have to think the series might be dead. Sales dropped off after it moved to 3DS, and despite Super addressing the problems of Gates, it didn't sell significantly better. Over a million is still great numbers, but I guess not enough for Pokemon.



Lonely_Dolphin said:

They skipped making a Mystery Dungeon for Gen 7 so as much as I'd love another one I'd have to think the series might be dead. Sales dropped off after it moved to 3DS, and despite Super addressing the problems of Gates, it didn't sell significantly better. Over a million is still great numbers, but I guess not enough for Pokemon.

Mystery Dungeon is made by Spike Chunsoft who do those games like Koei-Tecmo handles their Warriors IP. The declining sales of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon have made SC look for other IPs to do crossovers with Mystery Dungeon, but I doubt that they'll stop doing Pokémon.



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RolStoppable said:
Lonely_Dolphin said:

They skipped making a Mystery Dungeon for Gen 7 so as much as I'd love another one I'd have to think the series might be dead. Sales dropped off after it moved to 3DS, and despite Super addressing the problems of Gates, it didn't sell significantly better. Over a million is still great numbers, but I guess not enough for Pokemon.

Mystery Dungeon is made by Spike Chunsoft who do those games like Koei-Tecmo handles their Warriors IP. The declining sales of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon have made SC look for other IPs to do crossovers with Mystery Dungeon, but I doubt that they'll stop doing Pokémon.

True. They worked with Etrian Odyssey, Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, and the Pokemon ones dwarf them in sales every time. Which is a shame, I love the Etrian Odyssey ones, they fit each other perfectly...



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I have a feeling that we are going to see a Pokemon Warriors game at some point.

They've done it with Fire Emblem and Zelda. Pokemon is the next best bet.



I would love to see a snap sequel, with more pokemon this time.



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Darwinianevolution said:
SecondWar said:

Mystery Dungeon is the most likely candidate to come onto the Switch, but I'm unsure on the chances of this happening. Detective Pikachu 2 is already announced for the Switch. Snap and TCG haven't seen any attention since the N64 or GBC days so these are highly unlikely. Your best bet for Snap is for it to be included on a potential N64 mini. TCG I think have a mobile release.

There is a Pokemon TCG on mobile, but it's just a card game, it doesn't have a campaign mode like the GB games had.

Is it something you buy for a flat price, or is it basically just like buying packs of the cards only without actually getting physical cards?



JWeinCom said:
Darwinianevolution said:

There is a Pokemon TCG on mobile, but it's just a card game, it doesn't have a campaign mode like the GB games had.

Is it something you buy for a flat price, or is it basically just like buying packs of the cards only without actually getting physical cards?

I'm not sure, though I know it's free to play. More info here.

https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/play-online/



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Darwinianevolution said:
JWeinCom said:

Is it something you buy for a flat price, or is it basically just like buying packs of the cards only without actually getting physical cards?

I'm not sure, though I know it's free to play. More info here.

https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/play-online/

Meh.  Seems like it's essentially just a digital version of the card game.  I'm too old and too broke to be cracking open packs (digitally or otherwise) to get the best Pokemon cards.  If they did something like the Gameboy game I'd be down.