Pokémon Developers File Trademark For “Phantom Gate”

By Ishaan . February 11, 2014 . 10:02am

Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures Inc. have filed a trademark for something called “Phantom Gate,” which was filed in late December 2013, Siliconera has discovered.


Given that the trademark belongs to all three companies, this raises the question of whether it could be Pokémon-related, since Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures each own a piece of the Pokémon franchise.


“Phantom Gate” also brings to mind the title of the last Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game, which was subtitled Gates to Infinity (or Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth in Japan).


We’ll keep our eyes open for any further news of Phantom Gate. In the meantime, it’s going to boil and bubble away in the same pot as Pokkén Fighters and Pokétouch.

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  • Lynx

    Phantom Gate kinda triggers XD flashbacks (because you know, PHANTOM, Gale of DARKNESS). Wii had Battle Revolution, which was similar to Stadium.


    Wii U Colosseum/XD type game?

    • Erde

      I sure do hope so. Woudln’t mind another one of t hose. :)

    • IS | 桂木

      Yeah but those were made by Genius Sonority, not Gamefreak. Still I wouldn’t be surprised if Gamefreak took those games into their own hands

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        Only GC and Wii ones. Hal Lab did the N64 Pokemon games and Intelligent System did Puzzle League

    • Rintarou

      A Wii U stadium game would be amazing. The mini games… GAMEFREAK PLEASE!

    • subsamuel01

      That would be amazing, Wii U could definitely use it. I hope its not another mystery dungeon game because Infinity was really bad.

  • ShimaPantsu

    Like you speculated, it’s probably a new Mystery Dungeon game.

  • skyluigi2

    Excellent, looking forward to Pokemon Ranger: Phantom Gate!

  • ronin4life

    Aww… was hoping for another Solitiba/Harmoknight gamefreak original…

    ^ ,^

    • JustThisOne

      I’m going to put my money on something more like this, actually. I kind of hope so. :>

      • Grape Monet

        If it is, why would Creatures be involved?

  • J_Joestar

    wow, i completely forgot about Fighters and Touch. Hope they have some news on any of these sometime soon.

  • AuraGuyChris

    It’s a game about bunnies playing Go Fish.

    The last game was a horse-racing, poker game hybrid, if you recall.

  • Kazekage Gaara

    If it is another Mystery Dungeon then it better be better than the last one :|

  • TheBlackKnight3

    ‘Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures Inc. have filed a trademark for something called “Phantom Gate,” which was filed in late December 2013, Siliconera has discovered.’
    What the heck does this sentence even mean?

    • JustThisOne

      … Exactly what it means. They just found a trademark that was filed in December for “Phantom Gate.” Am I misunderstanding your question?

      • TheBlackKnight3

        They filed for the trademark that they filed in late December? Did they file a trademark for a trademark that was filed last December? Siliconera’s articles seem to be getting more and more unprofessional with each passing day.

        • JustThisOne

          Nope! They, as in Silliconera, found the trademark that already exists. The trademark itself was filed in December. It’s just that they have only now found the trademark. Hope that clears stuff up.

  • Would be awesome if it was a Shadow Pokémon-based game, I seriously loved Colosseum and Gale of Darkness.

    • God

      I awlays thought they should combine the extensiveness of the regular pokemon games with the awesomeness and graphic style of the GC games.

  • Greg

    As much as I hope it to be a new Pokemon Colosseum or Stadium type game, does indeed sound like a mystery dungeon game. Or worst… a PokePark game.

    • Quizler

      pokepark was actually a pretty cool game, It had all the anime voices for the pokemon which was very nostalgic, the minigames were pretty fun too.

      It was totally hypnotic, I swear. I borrowed the game from my nephew and did not put it down until I finished it. I don’t know about paying full price for it though.

  • Timovisch

    I hope it’s a new Mystery Dungeon. But they should add an actuall post-story this time (like red/blue and dark/time/sky had). Gates of Infinity became boring fast after clearing the main game.

  • Quizler

    The text moved so slooow in in gates to infinity and the game didn’t even have all the pokemon, I couldn’t even finish the demo. I hope maybe they can make it better this time?

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