Pokemon’s 25th anniversary is fast approaching, and fans of the DS era are eagerly awaiting a reimagined return to Sinnoh. Thanks to a recent teaser Tweet on the official Pokemon account, a Pokemon Diamond and Pearl remake now looks more certain than ever, but it might not be what you’re thinking… (Via NintendoLife).
What’s Been Said NOW?
The tweet doesn’t explicitly announce any plans for a Diamond and Pearl Switch port. However, it does allude to an announcement, one that’s set to be made on Pokemon’s anniversary:
The tweet reads, “Let’s go, Sinnoh! Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup are preparing for #PokemonDay—it’s only 4 days away!”. The tweet is also accompanied by a GIF of the three starter Pokemon, which feature at the beginning of Diamond and Pearl. While this tweet was likely meant to be elusive, it actually kind of lets the Meowth out of the bag. Or is it just a huge troll?
Why Is “Let’s Go Sinnoh” Relevant?
The phrase “Let’s go” is one that’s been used when naming the likes of “Let’s Go, Pikachu!” which just so happens to be a remake of Pokemon Yellow. This would suggest that Nintendo is planning on releasing a Diamond and Pearl remake in the same fashion, perhaps as one title under the banner of “Let’s Go, Sinnoh!”. While this is mere speculation, it does add some merit to recent rumours.
According to a report by Centro Pokémon, a Diamond and Pearl remake is set to be announced on the 27th of February, which matches up with Nintendo’s own Tweet. While rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, having them substantiated by official accounts is a different matter. The Sinnoh! themed teaser could be for something entirely unrelated; after all, there’s no official announcement being made here.
However, it would be suspicious for Nintendo not to have a Pokemon game planned for its anniversary. There’s also the fact that the DS favourites are next in line to receive a remake. The Game Boy games have all being given the same treatment previously. Pokemon day is only two days away, so hopefully, we’ll know more on the day.
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