“Shocking” New Pokémon Project To Be Announced Next Tuesday

By Ishaan . August 17, 2014 . 10:52pm

A “shocking” new Pokémon project will be announced in Japan next Tuesday, August 26th, in collaboration with Famitsu magazine, The Pokémon Company said today.


The new project will be revealed via a Nico Nico Livestream event called “Famitsu Featuring Pokémon Special,” and Tsunekazu Ishihara, the president of The Pokémon Company, will be at the event.


You’ll be able to watch the stream on this page. It will take place on August 26th at 10 pm JST (which converts to 6 am PST).


Food for thought:

1. Since Pokémon is such a vast multimedia franchise, this could be for something other than a game. That said, there is that unresolved matter of Pokkén Fighters


2. Alternatively, this could be the Pikachu detective game, since that was never “formally” announced, aside from the brief sneak peek on TV last year.

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  • Sorta a nitpick, but wouldn’t it be /next/ Tuesday instead? If you say “this Tuesday”, I’m thinking the 19th.

    Though I am excited about this. Wonder what it’ll be.

  • GigaNerd17

    What I want? Pokkén Fighters.
    What we’re getting? Probably that Pikachu detective game.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    A Pokemon BL dating sim? That would be quite shocking

    • Renaldi Saputra

      my pokeball is ready :p

  • XypherCode

    Well I sure hope it is Pokken Fighters :P

  • doubleO7

    This Tuesday isn’t the 26th. Does that mean the game reveal is next week? Or was it supposed to say the 19th?

  • ReveurIngenu

    I’ll be the first to say it – Pokémon. On. Smartphones.

    • We’re sorta already getting that! The Pokemon TCG simulator that’s been available is coming for iOS. (and I think android? Not sure.) It got announced at the Championships.

      • Suicunesol

        I’m actually thinking that this is the shocking announcement. TCG for iOS and PC/MAC. They’ll just pretend Japan didn’t know about it yet.

        • That feels unlikely, since this was a World championship. I expect at least something a bit better from Pokemon Company.

          • Suicunesol

            Perhaps. I just feel shocking announcements haven’t been too shocking recently in regards to Pokemon.

          • Well, to be fair, the last really “shocking” announcement was ORAS, and people went nuts over that. Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino probably would’ve been “shocking” if their Korean site didn’t accidentally upload them early, admittedly. Otherwise, they haven’t really pushed so much as being shocking, to my memory.

          • Suicunesol

            Well, what I meant was that whenever they advertise something as “shocking”, it’s really not. They just want views.

  • Shippoyasha

    Pokemon vs Digimon….. pretty please?

    • James Robert Thompson

      More likely Pokémon vs Dragon Quest Monsters

      • Renaldi Saputra

        why dragon quest monsters? is there anything wrong with digimon?

        • James Robert Thompson

          No, not at all, but DQM and pokémon have more in common, share the same console space, and just would be a more exciting project to reveal to Japan.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            oh did you mean something like “they’re both more animal-like or mythical beasts-like” than “humanoid monsters with armor with swords/spears/any weapon or mythical mechanical beast with rockets and lasers”

          • triablos

            Pokemon and DQ are both huge franchises that have been needing a crossover, and yes the fact that they are somewhat similar in design probably has a factor. However I wouldn’t say agumon fighting charmander is too farfetched.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            well, I can understand why pokemon vs digimon is rather biased
            charizard is a big flying lizard dragon
            wargreymon is a man dragon with metal armors and claws, attack using spirit bomb-like thing.

            as you can see, digimon with perfect – ultimate level are too far from pokemon’s last form, especially comparing their designs

            it will be only balanced if child level digimon vs pre-evolved pokemon

  • Pokemon in real life!

  • Serge


    Please, be a dating sim… “I hope N senpai notices me”

    • Bluegrapes

      Is this a real game or just a joke? :D

      • It was made by the person who did Black Adventures, as part of an older challenge that went around before to make a dating sim within a set amount of time. So this is an actual game, but is also fanmade.

        • Bluegrapes

          Thanks! I wasn’t sure if this was from a real dating sim someone made or just standalone picture.

    • alhamega

      I guess that would be pretty shocking.

    • Bunzi

      I get that this is a joke and all but I don’t think Pokemon can carry itself on its human characters alone

      • Bacon_n_Lettuce

        What makes you think it would all be humans? They did say it would be shocking…

    • N-pai.

      • mockturtle

        *marceline and ice king raising their eyebrows at each other gif*

  • GameTaco

    A shocking project, eh? I hope it turns out to be that one game wIth Pikachu as a detective.

  • FivePointedTheStar

    “Shocking”? Probably has something to do with that Detective Pikachu game.

  • Guest

    Pokemon Action RPG with Voice Acting on the Wii U at least. Longing for that one.

    • Supsharoo.

      As if nintendo would ever do that.I wishthey woul

    • Renaldi Saputra

      with voice acting? I doubt they will voice them

  • Pokémon Yellow remake

  • raygunner659

    I read that as “Famitsu Featuring Pokemon Special” as in the manga. Now that would be a surprise.

  • Guest

    3D Pokemon MMO?

  • A game where you can chose to be on the team?? Like, be a member of time rocket or one of the other baddies? That would be shocking.

  • Learii

    I guess this for Wii U?

  • James Todd

    a new pokemon snap for 3ds + wiiu maybe?

  • MadokaXHomura

    Pokken Fighter! Pokken Fighter please be Pokken Fighter!! or Pokemon RPG for Wii U like colloseum without shadow pokemon thing.

  • WhyWai

    Pokemon Wii U. Wii U sales sky rockets on day one.

    • I don’t mean to be rude, but why do people keep saying a Wii U Pokemon would make sales skyrocket? The Gamecube had two Pokemon games and it’s their worst selling console, not counting the Wii U at the moment since its life cycle isn’t done with yet.

      • ThePokeMaster

        It would have to be an RPG in the vein of the handheld games and not limited to only a few Pokemon.

      • chosen105

        I personally think that would be the Big N’s trump card. A good Pokemon game can even outsell Mario if they make it properly. To be honest I’m surprised they haven’t been working on one yet. And honestly those two Pokemon games didn’t sell bad at all, it was just on a dying system and came out at the wrong time, PS2 was killing the RPG game XD.

        • Guest

          No, you’re just being delusional.

          • chosen105

            Name any pokemon game that sold poorly and give me proof.

  • Ecchitori

    I want the Pokken Fighter! But I still waiting for Pokemon x Digimon. :D

  • Armageddon

    A hack-and-slash pokemon game made by platinum ^_^

    wii u needs more for the genre

    • hng qtr

      Wonderful 719?

  • “Shocking?” By chance it has to do with the scap below?


    • Why drag this back up?! Just when my brain had put it in a secure vault in my mind… You had to be the one to open Pandora’s box, didn’t you?

    • Nice Boat Quatro

      Pokemon: The Return of my Nightmares

  • I am REALLY curious to see what the f–k is up with that Detective Pikachu game where Pikachu can speak and has bizarre, facial motion capture powering his animation. That’s just SO OUT THERE.

    That being said, Nintendo did pledge some time ago to “open up” their IP to more 3rd parties, a la letting Koei-Tecmo make Hyrule Warriors. Also, they did Pokemon Conquest. So I wouldn’t like to see a new collaboration with some developer for a new Pokemon game (Level 5, for f–k’s sake. Ni No Kuni, Yokai Watch… just how many times do they need to make their own successful monster catching rpg for Nintendo and Game Freak to take notice!?!)

    But I’m betting that it’s Pokken Fighters for some reason.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    The shocking bit makes me think its a sequel to Hey you Pikachu.
    It will be the more accurately titled, Goddamn you, Pikachu!

  • Exare

    Pokemon MMO pleeeease.

    • TalesOfBS

      No. I would rather have a 3D game that is as good as the portable ones.

      • Exare

        So, Pokemon X and Y then? Haha. I know I know, I get what you mean.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Nope, nintendo doesn’t allow it

      • Exare

        Because they hate us >:(

        A Pokemon MMO with cross-platform play between 3DS and Wii U would sell big time. It would push an amazing amount of Wii U’s.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          Nope, i doubt it
          Making MMO means they have to build a server and maintain it
          When pokemon games sell million copies
          I think they don’t need MMO for pokemon

    • subsamuel01

      Pokemon MMO would be a great idea and would make a ton of Money. Too bad Nintendo’s pride won’t ever let them develop it.

    • exrazer

      Dude, the world would have no one to run the economy if that happens

    • Pokemon MMO is a very very very bad idea. if the create a pokemon MMO they will have to stop making the generic single player of games because players will not buy it anymore. and they will be forced to update the MMO till the end of time

      • Exare

        Nah, there will still be room for the single player portable/console versions. Take Final Fantasy for example. Millions of people play XIV but millions still bought the FFXIII trilogy too.

        Each version would have individual appeal.

  • The two obvious guesses would be the detective game or a potential fighting game. The first wouldn’t necessarily be shocking since we already know about it. They did announce it a while ago, we just haven’t seen anything from it. I’m not sure about the latter, although if true, it will have to compete with Super Smash Bros.

    I’m probably one of the few that hopes an MMO Pokemon never gets made. Pokemon in MMO form just sounds like a lousy idea, especially since Nintendo and Game Freak have no experience in making MMO games. A Pokemon game where online plays a big focus would be interesting, like in a fighting game, just not an MMO.

  • heavenshitman1

    Why are you holding back Nintendo, you can dominate the whole console industry with it. Just do it finally

    • chosen105

      I hear you, honestly I think a pokemon RPG on Wii U would be the best thing for the system. It would raise the heck out of the sales sense everyone loves pokemon and if you can cross battle with 3DS, done deal. If they really want to sell Wii U’s, that the way to go.

      • heavenshitman1

        Seems like Nintendo is so afraid to try it. I know its a big franchise and Nintendo wouldn’t want a dodgey game destroying the franchise reputation. But even if it takes ’em a whole generation to make and perfect, it’d be the prime RPG (or MMO if they want to get ambitious) of the whole gen
        WiiU could easy hit number one if it gets done.
        Biggest set of potential in Nintendos arsenal.
        Sony or M’soft would have wrenched the life out of that franchise on their home consoles by now if either owned it

  • James Enk

    if the ever release a Pkmn RPG for the WiiU i hope is not an MMO but at the same time i hope it has a lot of online connectivity between players

  • TalesOfBS

    It will be really shocking if it is something actually good this time.

    • Strawberry Starlet

      Kururu Profile Pic. You win the internets.

      • TalesOfBS

        Good memory there.

        • Strawberry Starlet

          Haha. Still trying to get around to beating Little Princess.

  • kliskur

    It might not be even a game.. Maybe a Pokemon theme park.. Like Disney World or something..

    • 하세요

      I…don’t see them hosting a stream for something like that. That’s something they would just put out there in the media in Japan, not limit to online stream viewers, i.e people that probably play video games.

      • Rintarou

        They did say “shocking”. :P

        • 하세요

          That’s something I totally want to hear when getting on an attraction operated by machines >:

      • kliskur

        Or they managed to genetically engineered a real life Pikachu. The scientist died from electrocution though. “Shocking”.

  • Amagidyne

    I’m calling it:

    ‘Hey You, Pikachu! 2: Electric Type Boogaloo’

  • Leonard Norwood Jr.

    Not all surprised if it is that detective game that we’ve seen screenshots of with Pikachu in it. Still most people are probably still expecting a new Pokemon game for the Wii that’s like either Pokemon Stadium, Colosseum, or Battle Revolution. Ever since Stadium and Stadium 2 came out, the idea of fighting with your pokemon on TV that you got from the game is still there in some people, so they are looking forward for Nintendo to annouced something like that. But right now, I get the feeling it isn’t going to be that day, but two other games that we’ve at least seen in preview.

  • kenshinx13

    ….pokemon yellow remake? (doubtful but please?)

  • triablos

    I really want a pokemonster hunter!

    But I’m guessing this is that creepy detective game

    • Areuto

      We can only dream that

  • Black Is a Status

    it ain’t a console RPG, so don’t get your hopes up.

  • Rintarou

    It’d be time to reveal Pokken Fighters right after the Digimon All-Star Rumble announcement… I hope it’s something like a Wii U console RPG of course but that’s a dream. Pokemon Snap U would be ideal, too, but not sure it’d be “shocking”.

    No idea. D:

  • Eder García

    it says shocking … so it will be the detective pikachu game, also a voice actress is going to be there so, that is enough reason for me

  • Christopher C

    I’m hoping for another pokemon console game. Colosseum and XD were a blast, Revolution looked good. LOOKED (announcer, go f*** yourself).

  • AuraGuyChris

    The detective game, no doubt. Pokken more or less seemed to have faded away in existence to me.

  • Introducing Pokemon Smash! Just like smash bros, but with pokemon! At least one pokemon from every evolution line~

    *sigh* these are the things i dream about.

    • I owuld kill for a pokenmon game with full 3-d movement with “smash controls”

      Example using the N64 controller since I’ve had this vision swirling in my head since then:

      A and B are your standard attacks/possible combo’s and all 4 c-directional buttons are your 4 moves that you incorporate from the gameboy/advance/ds/3ds etc. games.

      L and R are your “special maneuvers” that can range from 10-15 possible moves, but to keep the idea of challenge and surprise on your opponent, much like the 4 c-button moves and you can only have 4 of them; you can only map 2 moves out of a possible 10-15 moves for L and R such as Dodge (lol), counterattack, dive (near water battle fields,) (prepare to) attack from above, grab, etc. etc. with varying degrees of success and speed of execution depending on your pokemon and their stats/size/etc.

      Z is your standard guard with again, varying degrees of success depending on the aforementioned.

      THIS to me is what i was EXPECTING of the series to naturally progress to when I started playing this game back then and then got my first copy of Silver years ago. but I’m sure Nintendo doesn’t want to bother with THAT many mechanics for one of their most successful franchises, especially since they can just stick to the formula of turn based battles with slight improvement to graphics, slight change to battle mechanics, and slight change to pokemon and move-sets with each new game they crank out every 3-5 years or so.

      SInce then I’ve only played the other games via borrowed and what-not but Silver was my last real full completion of a Pokemon game.

      I just personally didn’t see any real progression into a 3-D environment to what I described just now and I know what we’re all thinking… It may actually suck, it may in fact not work, and may not be worth the risk of going full 3-D as I have been expecting it to all these years.

      WHy fix what ain’t broken, just give it a nice paint job every generation, add some features here and there (Pokemon-ami honestly is pretty cool… I snatch my Nephews’s copy and mess around with that for hours just for the hell of it XD) and call it a million seller.

      I’ve heard a theory that supposedly it mirrors their country’s form of expansion, where here in america we expand outward claiming new land and putting up buildings and stuff, and since they’re an island, the only way they can do that with limited land to build on and so the only logical solution is to build upward; on already established foundations since going outward is clearly not in the books.

      Maybe that’s just what works for them, clearly the numbers prove it… I dunno O_o.

  • Land of Green Pasture

    Pokemon… Musou…. beat em pokeballs…

  • Sion12

    3D pokemon on WiiU? about time!

  • ishyg

    The only thing that would shock me is an announcement of a Pokemon/Digimon/Youkai Watch/Ni no Kuni/insert-your-critter-collecting-game-here crossover.

    • JellyWeasel

      Monster Monpiece

    • bassgs435

      Shin Megami Tensei

      • ishyg

        I’d be all over it if it was a Pokemon/Devil Survivor cross-over.

  • subsamuel01

    Please be a damn Wii U Pokemon game, still waiting for a Colosseum game.

    • TalesOfBS


      • chosen105

        Or both :)

  • alixraen

    Ah, but will it have clothes destruction?

  • TheNobody

    It might be Pokemon Snap U. That game is perfect for the Wii U. They are already making Fatal Frame with similar function, so its not a surprise that Pokemon Snap is going to be on the Wii U.

  • Yue D Andre

    Hey You, Pikachu! 2

  • Joshua Lewis

    a new pokemon stadium hopefully :( pleeease i miss the old ones

    • TalesOfBS

      Stadium 3 (4) featuring full X/Y communication plus online matches, mini games, encyclopedia… Or maybe it is finally a 3D home console pokemon game (no mmo please).
      Both perfect places for spending a few years of my life.

  • awang0718

    Pokken Fighters/Tournament seems legit

  • Ying

    I just want another console game like the XD or Colosseum games except maybe allowing us to choose our own Pokemon. I liked that they put a bigger emphasis on the story then just whatever new feature they happened to make up for that generation like the handheld games are.

    It’s probably going to be the Detective game though

  • exrazer

    And in a plot twist its a new pokepark.

  • Göran Isacson

    And then we find out it’s Pokken Fighters AND the Pikachu Detective game AND a Wii U Pokemon RPG and Nintendo will just RAIN Pokemon down on us, it will Pokemon all day every day and all our dreams will come true.

    Then we will wake up the day of the announcement and it’s Pokemon Snap 2. Oh well.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    I don’t care about Pokemon but a Wii U pokemon game in HD and 3D would be probably the system’s saving grace even above SSB and MK8~.

    • Charles Parker

      The WiiU getting a game along the lines of Coliseum of Gale of Darkness might be good for it, yes.

  • Areuto

    I’m making a $40 dollar bet this is another crappy spin-off that’s a japanese exclusive. a remake would be nice but considering the fact they’re remaking omega ruby and alpha sapphire is just ridiculous.


    Mega Pikachu.

    • Charles Parker

      Mega Raichu, because then people will actually want to evolve their pikachus, SHOCKING!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Pikachu detective game for sure. but I want poke tekken

  • darke

    It’s a Vita and XB1 cross-platform Pokemon game staring Pikachu. Because: shocking.

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      Nah, Raichu. That’d be the real shocker, that the little asshole will finally evolve~.

  • thnkgod4mentlillness

    Haven’t liked any Pokemon spin-off games, so unless it’s an announcement for the next gen already, I won’t really be surprised at all. There are tons of spin-offs…

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