Big Pokémon News Coming For North America Next Week

By Ishaan . January 4, 2013 . 10:24am

As reported last week, big Pokémon news of some sort is headed our way on January 8th. A teaser displayed at the end of a Pokémon Black/White 2 trailer in Japan mentioned the reveal, and the news soon made its way onto the net.


This upcoming big news may not just be for Japan, however.


The official Pokémon Twitter account for North America just tweeted: “Pokémon fans, mark your calendars! Check on January 8th for some big news!”


It’s unusual for a new Pokémon game to be announced simultaneously in both Japan and North America, but Pokémon Black/White 2 were announced internationally shortly after being revealed in Japan. Either way, we don’t have long to wait before we find out.


  • AuraGuyChris

    They’re going to say that Pokemon are real, and then they’ll show a real life Pikachu to prove it.

    • Then the Mayans were right! The old world will end and a new one will surface!

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        My balls are ready… wait that came out wrong

        • Renaldi Saputra

          what balls?

      • I will be prepared to venture through the fog and slay every last one of them.

        • AuraGuyChris

          You and an army of ten-year olds will.

        • PreyMantis

          I can see the headlines now: “Kid Slapped to Death by Jigglypuff.”

          • Renaldi Saputra

            slapped or scribbled by marker??

    • Renaldi Saputra

      if pokemon are real, then are those pokeball real too??
      I mean, capturing inside pokeball

  • Kyurem. Original Form. Make it happen.

    • If that’s their “big news,” I’m going to cry.

      • Kyurem is pretty big on the size chart. So…yeah we’ll see.

        • You’re making me cry!

          • Magius does that to most people sometimes.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      kyurem already had 3 forms, there’s no need form addition anymore I guess

  • Gabi López Ramírez

    A Ruby/Sapphire remake would be excellent! A few days left.

  • Shadowman

    Pokemon: Magma Ruby & Sea Sapphire

    • Renaldi Saputra

      seems good naming of those remake

      • Shadowman

        Thank you^^

    • oldmanjenkins44

      Aqua Sapphire?

      I thought for continuity with Magma and Team Magma in the game that aqua makes more sense

      • Shadowman

        Yeaaaah that could work.

    • Christopher Nunes

      Perfect names for remakes of Ruby and Sapphire. Though I like to see the 6th Generation Pokemon game first then the remake of R&S that ties with it with new Pokemon and such.

  • Haseyo

    I’d be rather surprised if they announce a R/S/E remake to the West before Japan themselves.

  • phangtom

    Now, you can play Pokemon… IN 3D!!!

    • oldmanjenkins44

      I bet the last gen 5 games will be on 3DS without 3D, but in widescreen. If anything is 3D, it will be the battles. Creating a 3D world in the gen as 5 will be too difficult. for gen 6 i imagine that the graphics will be similar to animal crossing. Top down view, but still in 3D

  • Bunzi

    They did announce BW2 internationally for the record.

    That lends some credence to this being serious, though. Hm….

  • Takuya

    ”it would be unusual for a pokemon game to be announced simultaneously” umm didnt BW2 announcement was make like few hours after japan announce it

    • @twitter-300839178:disqus @Bunzi:disqus Aha, this is true! Post edited!

  • LinkofCourage

    Wasn’t Black and White announced in the Japanese and English sites around the same time?
    And if the NA twitter is hyping it, it must be big. Maybe a new Pokemon reveal.

  • Even for Europe, update the news ;)

  • Guest

    Pokemon: Adventure Frontier? wii-u

    • Would be even more Amazing if it was based on the Manga!

  • I’m really hoping for a new Ruby/Sapphire or something better. I don’t want it to be about another event pokemon…

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Its something for the Wii-U or Pokemon emerald version 2 ether way, I hope its awesomely mined blowing

  • XypherCode

    Pokemon Snap 3D! Make it happen! xD

    • Elvick

      Or “U”

      3DS or Wii U would work well with the whole “take a picture” gameplay.

      • oldmanjenkins44

        An augmented reality level for pokemon snap? yes please

  • Sergio Briceño

    Probably a new pokemon game for consoles. That kind of reveal could be global and come to think of it, it’s been a real long while since battle revolution.

  • Jordan Ortiz

    Probably a new stadium game or just an event download

  • Captain_Jiruo

    Come on Pokemon Stadium Snap 3D! :D

  • Roihu

    Pokemon RS remakes.
    With the sea having dark patches of water containing Pokemon so that the whole second half of the game isn’t a big, open cave.

    Let’s make it happen, GameFreak.

  • Marik78

    New Super Pokemon Bros!

  • J_Joestar

    New Pokemon Snap for the Wii U & 3DS.
    The WiiU version will take advantage of the Panorama view for you to explore the Pokemon World to take pictures while the 3DS will rely more on AR on the go. Save data can be transferred between the two versions.

    Either that or they announce Pocket Monster Hunter…

  • Crimson_Cloud

    News like…Pokemon coming to PS3 and Xbox360?! :p

    • Free to play on iOS. Buy Pokéballs with real money!

      • TiredOfMyOldUsername

        And i already can imagine what kind of crazy prize the balls would cost.
        5 pokeballs 1$, 5 great balls 2$, 5 ultra balls 3$, 1 master balls 25$

        • I can imagine a guy or a girl getting pissed off when it used all of its pokeballs and the Pokemon is still not caught, like You owe 10+ bucks, RAAAAGE!

        • Imagine the mint they’d make when a million people actually do pay those prices. We should consider ourselves lucky Iwata’s against that sort of pricing practice.

          • TiredOfMyOldUsername

            Probably a lot, but i wonder if it would be more profitable.

    • FlameEmperor

      Nice dream you have there e.e

  • $29082171

    It’s inevitable.

  • VeroC11

    Aren’t we still missing a Stadium and a Box game for gen V?

  • tubers

    Pokemon 3D AR with voice control commands for your Pokemon cockfights!

    Challenge your buddies, neighbors, rivals and duke it out in an AR arena..

  • Another 1000 more Pokemon are going to be added to the roster. I would welcome this though lol =P

    • Renaldi Saputra

      another 1000??
      then let’s not call it ‘zombie apocalypse’ anymore, but ‘pokemon apocalypse’

      • FlameEmperor

        Or Pokeocalypse (/o.o)/

  • Pockystix

    Pokemon MMO?
    a real Pokemon sRPG?
    Pokemon action RPG?
    An HD Pokemon RPG?

    Are any of these an actual possibility?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      1. they won’t make MMO
      2. sRPG?? dude, there’s already Pokemon Conquest
      3. seems it’s not possible since pokemon is lack of movements
      4. well, maybe

  • JMaster3000

    It’s not just America, it’s Japan AND Europe too.
    The German site has the same announcement.

  • FlameEmperor

    Pokemon MMO! Announce it…….. Do it >.>……….. Please D:?

  • Daniel Curtis

    Pokemon Wii U. PLEASE!?

  • joe davis

    If it’s pokemon gates to infinity, I’ll be angry.

  • No, they’re gonna say “Four on Four Battles! Battles so epic you cant even see the HP bars anymore!” … as if 2 on 2 battles were at all revolutionary in the first place… let alone 3 on 3… :/

    /sigh… to me pokemon is dead until the revamp the ENTIRE battle system completely. Sure it “wont be pokemon” anymore… But i guess since it’s still making them $$$, they wont change what aint broke.

  • Anesia Hunter

    for some reason my body is shaking with excitement, but i still get the bad feeling that it’s either going to be pokemon for wii u or iphone…

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