[Update] The new Pokemon rumors (Let's go Eevee/Pikachu)

Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by Chary, May 15, 2018.


    It's nearing E3 once more, which means rumors at in full force. And with a Pokemon title inevitably on the horizon, Pokemon rumors are flooding news and discussion sites. Once more, we find ourselves questioning what's real or fake.

    Back on April Fools, there was a post made on 4chan. Such things from there are always assumed to be a meme or fake post. Based_AF Media also further confirmed the 4chan post, but it should be known that they are a relatively unheard of news site, possibly looking for easy hits.

    This "leak" states that the upcoming game would be a Yellow remake, and would have Pokemon Go integration.

    Emily Rogers further fueled the fire by hinting at the name of the games potentially having some link to the mobile title Pokemon GO, and that mainline Pokemon and Pokemon Go could benefit from each other.

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    Twitter user "Nibel" also Retweeted the image of the supposed logo, giving further credence. Nibel's rumor history includes correctly guessing that there would be a new Insomniac Games Spiderman title, the existence of a PS4 Pro (at the time, codeword Neo), and a Catherine remake for Vita/PS4. Nibel has also claimed that Retro is working on yet another Donkey Kong Country game for the Switch, but this one is still unverified.

    Translated, the text in the Logo translates to "Let's Go Pikachu!", once more adding onto the idea of a Pokemon Yellow remake. Even more ridiculously, an image from a few months earlier made its rounds on the internet, showing what appeared to just be a slightly edited image of Sun/Moon. In it...you can see none other than an Eevee perched onto the trainer's head. This corroborates the Let's go Eevee! part of the rumor over at 4chan. Plus the part about Sun/Moons HMs-replaced-by-Pokemon, as well.

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    Then we have something a bit more vague. Twitter user PixelPar uploaded a video saying he'd been hinting the whole time at this, through little drawings of Pokemon Yellow he'd been doing up to the official announcement of the game.


    The day after this was written, an entity has claimed the domain names for both of the game's names. Not only that, but one of Kotaku's lead writers also followed up on the Pokemon Go portion of the rumor:


    The domain owner has previously registered Pokemon game names in the past, as well. Nintendo isn't mentioned anywhere within the documents, though, which deviates from previous domain registrations, where they've always been named as the owner in some form. And now the Official Pokemon JP site is heavily using both Pikachu and Eevee in marketing.

    And, as of right now, that's everything involving this specific rumor. What do you think? Real? Fake? Is this the equivalent of Rayman in Smash once more?​
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    Discussion (179 replies)
  1. zlaco123

    zlaco123 Member

    Feb 12, 2014
    Pokemon go? *buuuuulshit*
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  2. x65943

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    Sounds very farfetch'd

    Although sumo seemed to hint at gen 1 remakes very strongly. I can believe gen 1 being remade, but the Eevee version is the part I can't believe.
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  3. Bedel

    Bedel The key of the blade

    Oct 28, 2015
    I wish. I use to play Go every time I'm not in home, with my Go Plus in hand, and it's really enjoyable. If this were real, I'm really gonna have fun.
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  4. McWhiters9511

    McWhiters9511 GBAtemp Maniac

    Mar 28, 2016
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    oh boy i hope these are false cuz god this sounds awful tbh
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  5. DutchyDutch


    Nov 16, 2014
    Everything sounds okay besides that Pokemon Go bullshit. And if that screenshot is really how the game looks then my hype will drop like a rock
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  6. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

    Jan 26, 2016
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    Your mom's basement.
    Don't get your hopes up.
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  7. Justinde75

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    Seeing the plattform in the water and the formation of the stones, it kinda looks like route 21, the bit of water that connects pallet town and cinnabar island
  8. gnmmarechal

    gnmmarechal GBAtemp Guru

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    Not sure how I feel about that
  9. StarGazerTom

    StarGazerTom GBAtemp Maniac

    Feb 2, 2015
    I could get behind a yellow remake, but keep that pokemon go mechanic shite out of my main game.
  10. OctolingRift

    OctolingRift GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 30, 2017
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    Dear God please let this be fake
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  11. jefffisher

    jefffisher GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Dec 17, 2006
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    this actually sounds too good to be true like on par with heart gold and soul silver, and so i don't believe it.
  12. Justin20020

    Justin20020 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 22, 2015
    Pls stop adding alola features ffs. Just give us pokemon how we liked it
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  13. Xzi

    Xzi Virtual Bartman

    Dec 26, 2013
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    Thankfully this sounds like a load of BS to me. They're not going to take out a huge portion of the game (finding and capturing Pokemon) just to integrate Niantic's nearly-featureless game. Or if they do, it'll be an optional way of catching Pokemon to transfer over. Even that I kinda doubt given how much it would fuck with progression, you can quickly catch a lot of otherwise rare Pokemon in Go.
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  14. Marco_Buns

    Marco_Buns The Lonely Man On The Iceberg

    Aug 31, 2015
    Oh cool. *See's all of the Pokemon Go stuff* *Start praying it's not real*
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  15. Sinon

    Sinon "AutumnWolf!" ❤️

    Sep 15, 2015
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    I am pretty sure Switch will be getting something like "hey pikachu!"
  16. Hyborix3

    Hyborix3 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 12, 2009
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    After ORAS, I honestly don’t see a need for a Yellow remake. If it’s a sequel to Red/Blue/Yellow, sure.

    Also the Pokémon Go integration can fuck off
  17. ken28

    ken28 GBAtemp Maniac

    Oct 21, 2010
    wow this pure hate on everything that go did...
    Its not like the would you require to always use the go like catch mechnaism which most liekyl involves thoring the ball. Remember, no touchscreen in console mode so there is a way to catch them with buttons too.
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  18. Riyaz

    Riyaz Black Ace/Red Joker

    Jun 21, 2011
    Pokemon Yellow? Insta buy both versions. Pokemon Yellow was my first Pokemon game.
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  19. Lycanroc

    Lycanroc Woof

    May 11, 2014
    Would you rather go back to having HM slaves in your party?