This weekend, February 27, the Pokémon series celebrates 25 years since the launch of the original Game Boy titles.
There have already been rumors and now it looks like the official Pokémon Twitter account is joining the fun. Currently it does a countdown with different generations of pocket monsters. With four days left, he shared the following tweet and said “Let’s go, Sinnoh”.
Despite the fact that the same account has referenced other Pokémon games and generations in its daily countdown, this particular tweet has some fans quite excited.
The Sinnoh region was first introduced in the next generation next door Pokémon Diamond & Pearl for Nintendo DS.
In case you forgot, last month, Spanish fan site Centro Pokémon confirmed that Switch remakes of the DS titles Pokémon Diamond & Pearl were under development and would be unveiled around Pokémon Day on February 27.
“The Pokémon Center can confirm that, according to sources close to the company, the remake of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, originally released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS, is under development for the Nintendo Switch.”
A much older rumor dating back to 2019 suggests that possible remakes of Diamond and Pearl will include “let’s go capture” (the capture mechanic first mentioned in Pokémon: Let’s Go game). Centro Pokémon has said new versions would not be like that, but instead closer to the style of the original releases from 2006.
Since the original report, Centro Pokémon is still just as safe something “big” is on its way – with its Twitter account last week tweeting out a message that fans “do not have to wait until Pokémon Day on February 27 for the big news” (translation by Google). Attached is a clip of the legends from Diamond, Pearl and Platinum:
If that’s not already enough, it looks like Poké Ball Plus (first released with the Let’s Go games) will get a timely printout. Last year we saw reprints of the elderly The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild masters that eventually led to the announcement of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.
Remember that we are only a few days away from Pokémon’s 25th anniversary, so everything will be revealed soon. What do you make of this yourself? Leave a comment below.