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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

Snivy

So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.