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Pokemon Let’s Go 2: Johto Sequel Confirmed? Potential Release Date

Published: 9/Jan/2019 17:35 Updated: 10/Jan/2019 5:03

by Paul Cot

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Nintendo’s first Pokemon game on the Switch, Pokemon Let’s Go, has been a success. As a result, a Johto sequel, based on generation 2’s Pokemon Crystal, is now a likelihood.

Pokemon Let’s Go Sequel

Pokemon Let’s Go had record sales over the first week of its release. The 3 million sales the game achieved put it among Nintendo Switch’s top 10 games sold. An impressive feat for one week of sales!

This information alone might have confirmed a Pokemon Let’s Go 2 game. In an interview with Eurogamer, when asked about a Let’s Go Johto game, Junichi Masuda stated “if everyone enjoys playing these games.

In any industry money talks and gaming is no exception. If there is demand for it then there is a big incentive to make the game.

Therefore, based on the success of Pokemon Let’s Go, there is enough money to be made from a sequel. This suggests a sequel based on the generation 2 Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal games is a when rather than if.

Read More: What are the best selling Pokemon games?

NPC in Let’s Go Confirms Johto?

Further confirmation may come from a NPC in Pokemon Let’s Go. Sabrina, the gym leader from Saffron City, hints at there being some form of sequel in around three years.

The comment may seem innocuous. However, the fact it has been put there many Pokemon trainers see as an easter egg. Moreover, the comment can’t be seen until you rematch Sabrina after completing the Elite Four.

Does Sabrina confirm Pokemon Let’s Go 2 is in the works?

Johto DLC

It has been suggested that the Johto region could be added to Let’s Go as a DLC. We don’t think this is likely, however.

Firstly, it doesn’t make great business sense to add so much content in a DLC. Pokemon Let’s Go 2 (Crystal let’s call it) would justify an entirely new release like the Pokemon Gold and Silver games.

Interestingly, Sabrina states a further three years, which is how long the Jotho games were released after Pokemon Red and Blue (in Europe).

New Pokemon Game 2019

Evidence and logic suggests we’ll have to wait until 2021 for a generation 2 version of Let’s Go. That doesn’t mean we have to wait long for a brand new Pokemon game in 2019 though.

The new game, expected in late 2019, is all but confirmed to be the introduction of Pokemon generation 8. An official announcement could be imminent. Meanwhile, we discuss what we know so far and even offer a screenshot as to what Pokemon 2019 could look like below.

Read More: New Pokemon 2019 Game – Details, Leaks and Potential Screenshot

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Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.