The Pokemon Direct January any new potential game Pokemon jumped 2021. It’s been two months and has not materialized any news.
History shows that the first time a Pokemon game was announced was in 2013 for the introduction of Gen 6 – Pokemon X and Y. The most recent Pokemon Shield and Sword was revealed in February 2019. You can find all the versions of Pokemon series here.
The first two DLCs in Pokemon history
You will meet Sophora (for Pokémon Sword players) or Saturnin (for Pokémon Shield players).
They will be your new rivals to maintain this competition and push your limits to be the best Pokémon trainer.
We hope that they will not be as unbearable as this dear Nabil … In any case, your new rival and yourself will follow the apprenticeship of Mustar, the mentor of the island who masters the art of Pokémon fighting and who was also the master of Tarak, the champion of Galar and brother of Nabil.
The second DLC will arrive in November 2020 and is titled “The Snowy Lands of the Crown”.
This time, this DLC will take you to a new extension of the map, covered with a pretty white coat where exploration will be the key word (while the first DLC will focus on training). You will be able to follow in the footsteps of many Legendary Pokémon.
Because yes, it is indeed the return of a much appreciated feature on Pokémon Let’s Go: cooperative exploration.
In the snowy lands of the Crown, we will be able to explore places in pairs, in cooperation, solve puzzles and come across all the legendary Pokémon of the first eight generations! Mewtwo, Sulfura, Entei, Suicune, Kyogre and much more! Legendary Pokémon will also have Gigamax form.
You will be able to follow in the footsteps of the three legendary Pokémon Regice, Registeel and Regirock.
Pokemon Sword and Shield DLCs instead?
With no ads so far, it seems increasingly likely that Nintendo will have nothing in store for 2021, at least when it comes to core games … Game Freak’s unveiling of not one, but two new DLCs for Sword and Escudo has left doubts about whether they will replace what would be a new game.
As part of an exciting new expansion pass, two DLCs have been confirmed for June and sometime in the fall. The first of them called “The Island of Armor” and the second “The Snows of the Crown”.
This is clearly increasing the longevity of Sword and Shield, a game that despite its flaws has been very well received by most viewers.
Perhaps the biggest flaw of all was the removal of hundreds of Pokemon from the game as part of the controversy over the National Pokedex.
It appears this is being rectified over time, as 200 (or more) Pokemon will be added to the game through the two expansion packs.
Time to skip?
On paper, having to wait another year for a new game doesn’t sound very good. But if we look at it a little closer, a year of difference can benefit coaches.
Nowadays new games cost 60 euros and this is almost certainly the price of any game. Be it a sequel to Pokemon Let’s Go or a remake of the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl games.
It can be argued that fans will get a better value for the $ 30 expansion pass than for a new game. It also gives Game Freak a chance to refine whatever game they have next, whenever.
So while it would be an inevitable disappointment if a new game didn’t arrive in 2021, it’s not something that coaches should be overly discouraged about. It could work for the better.
Looking at the announced DLCs, it appears that they are extensive enough to offer enough content to cover the same hours as a new game.