Is This Image From A New Pokémon Game?

By Ishaan . August 17, 2013 . 4:04am

At the ongoing Pokémon Game Show in Japan, The Pokémon Company announced a new animated featured titled Pocket Monsters: The Origin, which you can read about here. In addition to discussing the new animated feature and the Pokémon games, Japanese press outlets like Famitsu and 4Gamer report that they also displayed a video reel of the Pokémon franchise, which ended with the scene you see below:



That’s a scene of Lucario facing off against Blaziken in some kind of city setting, and the graphics look decidedly sharper than any Pokémon game we’ve seen to date—provided, of course, that this is from an upcoming game.


The Pokémon Company hasn’t made any official announcements about new games yet, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for news.


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  • Malon

    Pokemon Colosseum Ultra for Wii U, get hype!

    • Freud_Hater

      Hey, I’d buy it. Seriously!

      • Malon

        Me too… Except I do not own a Wii U haha.

        • Guarantee many would buy one if that were true though. If you were looking for a reason to bump its sluggish sales, this would be it.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething


      • NintendoPSX

        Nah. Don’t really need these anymore considering X & Y finally realizes 3D battles. I WOULD however enjoy another Shadow Game or a Pokemon spin-off side story with a different protagonist/region.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          a new 3D pokemon in HD with a new region *but pokemon from gen 6 to 1* would be amazing with online play and stuff

        • Samuel

          It’s 3D but its still not full HD. There have been a stadium game for every pokemon game, and seeing how the previous sold I wouldn’t count the idea out.

        • Pokemon Colosseum 3.
          I would SO buy that.

    • Samuel

      I really hope so, but it looks more like a Japanese Arcade Pokemon game.

  • Nas

    A CC developed fighting game featuring pokemon.
    one could only wish.

    • Byron Kerrison II

      That’s what I’m thinking
      I just hope it doesn’t end up as broken as the Storm series.

      • Dede Ogbe

        yeah, i couldn’t even finish storm 3,

      • Koibito888

        Except Storm is awesome lol.

    • Asura

      CC should never develop fighting games. They should only do visuals.

  • Zeidge

    Going to keep my hopes very very very low so I won’t be crushed when it is revealed.

    Probably just some battleground which changes depending on your current location kind of thing.

  • Dolkey

    Pokemon for the WII U!

  • Slickyslacker

    Looks like Super Smash Bros., to me.

  • Kaitsu

    Hoping for Colosseum style or Stadium 2 style. Or both, even.

  • D. Collins

    It seems to have the same type of graphics that Dragon ball zenkai battle royale and Project j-stars victory whatever that game is called.

  • Seraph

    A fighting game perhaps?

    Also, am I the only one here who’s wanting another Pokemon Snap game?

    • British_Otaku

      Pokemon Snap was the shit.
      It has a cult following, but not one big enough for more than a VC release or the original with the ability to email photos (pretty cool). It’s one of the only VC releases back in the Wii days to get any bonuses.

      Nowadays SEGA does a pretty good job with their 3D Classics on the 3DS.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        it would work well on the 3DS even tho the cam on the thing is very bad

        • British_Otaku

          It would work well for any platform which motion sensing and a screen in your hands (3DS and Wii), it doesn’t need to use the camera and it shouldn’t. The 3DS has some nice looking environments in Denpa Men and the Chibi Robo game, not so much when they want me to take a photo of something or catch a Denpa Man in real life.

    • MasterScrub

      A new Pokemon Snap on the Wii U would work EXTREMELY well with the gamepad, IMO.

  • karasuKumo

    My guess is that it is a tech demo or something similar, showing how a game on the Wii U could look. I’d be surprised if they announced something so close to the X/Y launch.

  • Pinkemon

    To me it looks like some sort of stadium/colosseum/battle revolution type of game. I guess that’d be okay.

  • Every console since the N64 got a Pokemon game of some sort, so Wii U will get one eventually too. I just hope they put a lot of effort into it.

    Something about this picture reminds me of the Wii game. I never played it, but saw some footage of it.

    • theman_714

      The WiiU actually has a Pokemon game coming, it’s kinda based on the Skylanders series where you buy those toys and put them on the “thing”

      • Christopher Nunes

        Rumble Blast?

        True, but NOT quite. Basically it’s to be expected to see another Pokemon Stadium game for the Wii U soon.

  • cameron forsyth

    even if it is a pokemon game on the Wii U, the reputation of console pokemon games gives me little hope.

    • Samuel

      Gale of Darkness was the closest thing we got to a tradition Pokemon RPG on a console, it wasn’t the greatest game but if they expanded on the idea it could be amazing.

  • drproton

    Looks a lot like those new J-Stars screens.

    Maybe a powerstone-style brawler?


    sorry. I just needed to say this.
    now speaking serious. this is probably just another colosseum game but for Wii U

    • Renaldi Saputra

      hmmm that’s reasonable

  • shafiq95
  • Repede91

    I’m not going to set my expectations unreasonably high by believing this screen is from a proper console Pokemon RPG… not doing it I’ll only be let down.

    I’d love to see a Wii U or 3DS version of PTCGO as well; but that’s neither here nor there…

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    GTA Kalos

  • TomSkylark

    Just to temper everyone’s optimism, it COULD just be another Tretta release. Don’t those look fancy-ish?

    Granted, the way the full video is edited leads one to believe that it’s the culmination of the handhelds and consoles, so unless Ninty is deliberately misleading us, it’s more likely that this is a Wii U game.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    hmm, maybe we should not expect too much of it..

  • yorudox

    Obviously it is Pokemon: ultimate ninja storm….

    Or should I say ultimate monster storm. . . jk!

  • Pietro Spina

    If you’ve played precedent home console pokèmon games, you can see how the camera movements reminds very well of them.

    Sure bet it’s a WiiU spin-off that links with X&Y.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      yeah, I think so

  • ShadowDivz

    It’s a real game releasing on WiiU!
    Everyone get hyped and spread the word!

  • Taylor Greene

    Blaziken and Lucario = Ruby and Sapphire.

    Good chance this might be a Ruby and Sapphire remake/reimagining for Wii U. And i think it will be developed in-house and not by Genius Senority, considering that the video reel didn’t show Colloseum of XD.

    • Trevor Nicolaysen

      I doubt that. There’s nothing sapphire about lucario’s design and he originated in 4th gen.

      But I secretly hope you’re right. :D

  • Scarletmoonwish

    A Pokemon brawler sign me up please.

    • Just Tim

      …and watch that prove:

      Sky Uppercut = Shoryuken
      Aura Sphere = Hadouken
      Cross Chop = modified DX chop (If you ain’t down with that, I have two words for you: “SUCK IT!”)
      Focus Blast = Metsu Hadouken
      Low Sweep = basic footsies

  • JoJo_649

    Pokémon Arena, with a story mode that follows Colosseum and Gale of Darkness, and a battle mode styled like Pokémon Stadium, including mini-games and online battles….. one can dream xD

  • Musashi234

    I hope its another Stadium Game! Battle Revolution was sooo boring and Lackluster ugh!

  • Kelohmello

    Looks like a Pokemon Colosseum or something.

  • Abend

    as long as its developed by Genius Sonority or w/e the people that did colosseum that game and pokemon xd where great.

  • Maia Kasoya

    Please be a new Shadow Pokemon game.

  • Jesse Torres

    Instead of a colosseum game, maybe they should do a fighter game with combos.

  • Vash bane

    i smell wii U

  • A new Pokemon game you say? Its a gold mine for them so I’m not surprised that they’re keeping the series going lol. Always looking forward to a new Pokemon game. =^_^=

    • TheExile285

      Azure! Come back to Open Thread!!!!

  • Nur

    LOL, Lucario and Blaziken for Smash Bros confirmed!!!

  • Croix Zapp

    Shin Megami Tensei: Pokemon Summoner
    Coming This October…

  • Vitor Duarte

    Online Pokémon for Wii U AND PC!

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