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Will There Be a New Pokemon Game in 2024?

Game Freak has yet to announce a main series title in the Pokemon franchise, despite us being halfway through the year. This has led many players to ask: will we be getting a new Pokemon game in 2024? Here is everything we know so far about the Nintendo franchise’s plans for this year.

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Which Pokemon Game is being released in 2024?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we are getting a main series Pokemon game in 2024. Instead, the Nintendo developer is releasing a mobile app titled Pokemon Trading Card Game Pocket. This game adapts the TCG game to mobile phones, where you can compete against other players.

It also has a gacha mechanic where you can open two free packs of cards a day to collect and trade cards. Some of the game’s cards are called Immersive Cards, which feature specialized graphics and music to accompany them.

We don’t have the exact date for when Pokémon TCG Pocket will be released, but it will be available on Android and iOS sometime later this fall. Based on previous years, Game Ferak would have announced a 2024 Pokemon title during the annual Pokemon Day celebration in February. However, the only thing that was announced was the new TCG app.

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When Will the Next Main Series Pokemon Game Be Released?

Game Freak announced earlier this year that their next installment in the Legends series will be released sometime in 2025, called Pokemon Legends: Z-A. It serves as the follow-up to Legends: Arceus, which took place a few hundred years before the events of Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

Legends: Z-A takes place in Lumios City in Kalos, where Lumios City is undergoing a redevelopment plan. It is unsure if it will be an open-world game like Legends: Arceus or now many of the first game’s mechanics will carry over. Legends: Z-A will be released on the Switch.

Outside of Legends: Z-A, we don’t know when any other main series Pokemon game will be released. The Pokemon Company has not yet announced the followup to Scarlet and Violet nor any remakes. Considering Pokemon’s release history, we can likely expect remakes of Black and White next, but with the next Legends game taking place in Kalos, we might be looking at X and Y remakes instead.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is now available on Nintendo Switch.

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