RUMOR: Nintendo Switch's Pokemon Game to Introduce 20 New Pokemon

by Christian Hoffer


Back in November, WWG reported on a rumor that claimed the Pokemon Company was working on a Pokemon Sun and Moon sequel for the Nintendo Switch. The sequel was allegedly named Pokemon Stars and would be the first Pokemon game to be released for Nintendo's household console. 

Last week, video game journalist Laura Dale provided some new information about the alleged new Pokemon game during a Reddit AMA. According to Dale, Pokemon Stars will feature at least 20 new Pokemon not seen in Pokemon Sun and Moon.

Dale did caution that Tom Phillips, the journalist who originally reported on the new Pokemon gamedidn't think Game Freak would include any new Pokemon in Pokemon Stars. She also noted that she didn't know how the fanbase would react to needing to buy a new console and game in order to get the new Pokedex. 

Although the Pokemon Company hasn't officially commented on the rumors, various high level producers have confirmed that the Switch is a possible future for the Pokemon franchise. In an interview with the Spanish website MeriStation, Junichi Masuda praised the Switch's portability, which has always been a key aspect to the Pokemon games, but cautioned that Game Freak needed to see what value the Switch could add to the games before committing to the new console. 

By Christian Hoffer

Christian Hoffer is WWG's resident PokeJournalist and Pokemon expert. He also enjoys Ohio sports, wrestling, and comics.