Pokemon Game Confirmed in Development for Nintendo Switch


During Nintendo's Treehouse presentation at E3, Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara confirmed the deepest hopes of many Pokemon fans: a Pokemon RPG game is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Ishihara warned that this unnamed Pokemon game wouldn't be out for at least a year (or more), but this is the first official confirmation that the Pokemon franchise will move over to the Nintendo Switch in the not so distant future.

Rumors about a Pokemon game on the Switch began last year shortly after the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon. While Eurogamer claimed that a sequel to Sun and Moon would come out for the Switch, that rumor was debunked with the announcement of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, which will come out in 2017 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.

This largely lines up with what WWG sources have told us from the start - that Pokemon would jump over to the Nintendo Switch with the start of the next generation of games. We were told earlier this year that a Sun and Moon sequel and a Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remake would both be released for the Nintendo 3DS before the transition to the Nintendo Switch occurred, but we were unable to verify via a second source.