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The Pokémon Company Teases "Special Announcement" On Monday

Posted by Orla Madden

Trainers are in for a "surprise"

There's nothing like a company teasing its fans, and that's exactly what The Pokémon Company has done over on its official Twitter account.

Giving very little away, it told its followers that it has a "surprise" in store for trainers, and there will be a "special announcement" this Monday, the 16th September at 8am PDT / 11am EDT / 3pm GMT / 4pm UK.

It's not known whether this little treat will involve the hotly anticipated Pokémon X & Y for the 3DS, but we'll know soon enough.

Earlier this week, Coro Coro magazine revealed information on the starter evolutions for both X & Y, as well as Mega Mewtwo X if you choose Pokémon X - Mega Mewtwo Y if you choose, err, Y - and some of the new Pokémon set to feature in the new entry to the series.

Pokémon X & Y is set for a global release on the 12th October. Will you be picking up a copy?

[via twitter.com]

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DestinyMan

#2

DestinyMan said:

It doesn't sound like Pokemon X and Y related, so I guess we'll see. This sure is a exciting time for the fans.

KingH3nrry

#4

KingH3nrry said:

I really hope it has something to do with a Pokemon game on the Wii U. I personally don't care about Pokemon X and Y nor do I care about the 3DS itself.

gloom

#5

gloom said:

I hope it isn't Ruby and Sapphire remakes... basically because I can't take so much goodness all in one period of time!!! ;__; In the future though BRING IT ON!

Shambo

#8

Shambo said:

Finally a Pkmn rpg for Wii U, with a large MMO open world, real time tag battles where trainers can fight alongside their Pkmn if bad guys are involved, and with a free set of quality kitchen knifes if you order within two hours!

bizcuthammer

#10

bizcuthammer said:

@KingH3nrry That's rather unfortunate for you, as the 3DS has some really amazing games worth owning. Its by far got a better library than WiiU, and is only getting better with upcoming releases of Pokemon X&Y and Zelda: Link Between Worlds and Smash Bros 3DS. Stuff like Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 7, Kid Icarus, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 2, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf trump anything on WiiU right now, except maybe Pikmin 3. I'd heavily recommend a 3DS to any gamer who likes fun games.

As for the surprise? I'm really hoping its an early digital release for X&Y like a few days early. If it is, its a definite download for me.

WingedSnagret

#11

WingedSnagret said:

I'm guessing one of three possible outcomes.

#1 The teased Wii U Pokemon game will be officially announced.

#2 The old GB (not GBA) instalments will be available in the eshop.

#3 The highly requested remakes of Ruby/Sapphire.

Fingeldor

#12

Fingeldor said:

@KingH3nrry Gotta agree with @bizcuthammer here, you're missing out! I love my Wii U but, the 3DS has a great library right now that's only getting better. I can't afford everything on both consoles but if I had to choose one to keep, it would definitely be the 3DS right now.

randomlypikachu

#13

randomlypikachu said:

they've finaly done it haven't they ... gamefreaks secret team of scientists have genetically engineered a living pokemon and their gona show it to the world on Monday! .... or it might be something x and y related .... or the wii u game. I like my idea better though >.>

Squid

#14

Squid said:

I don't think it will be new info on X/Y, they have already said a lot of surprises. I'm guessing it will be on that 3D Wii U game. And guys, seriously? Can't you be patient for The Hoenn remakes? There's no way they would announce those now. :P

KingH3nrry

#16

KingH3nrry said:

@bizcuthammer @Fingeldor I think I can live without playing those games. They just don't get me excited, like Sonic Lost World or Watch Dogs do. And as for Pokemon X and Y, I don't think I'll ever care for it. The newer Pokemon (post gen 4) are terrible in my opinion. It just bothers me to even look at them, let alone battle with them. At this point the only thing that could sway me into buying the 3DS is if the Pokemon games on the Gameboy come out on the 3DS exclusively, or if the Pokemon games on the GBA come out on the 3DS exclusively. A remake of the past games wouldn't do it, as it would probably contain the newer Pokemon as well.

Sylvester

#17

Sylvester said:

New information about the wiiu game, maaaybe they show us some new evolutions or last stages of the starters... Who knows? CAN'T WAIT 4 IT!!!!!

DreamyViridi

#19

DreamyViridi said:

This could be anything! Hope it's good, I could do with the news on my last week of holidays.

Marakuto

#20

Marakuto said:

Why would Gamefreak decide to announce another 6th gen main game when X & Y is close to release? Certainly not happening, but I guess the announcement will be more information that will happen with the storyline and new Pokemon.

EpicGamer

#24

EpicGamer said:

It's probably going to be about that Wii U Pokemon game they teased.

Which, I think that game is either going to be a Pokemon fighting game (Like Smash Bros, Tekken etc.) Or a console RPG Pokemon game (like the handheld ones.)

Wonder_Ideal

#25

Wonder_Ideal said:

Whatever the announcement is, I'm interested. I'm expecting that it will pertain to X and Y, but we'll have to wait for Monday.

DarkKirby

#28

DarkKirby said:

IVs removed... IVs removed... IVs removed...

It's not going to happen because Nintendo and Game Freak don't publicly acknowledge the existence of IVs but a man can dream.

KingH3nrry

#31

KingH3nrry said:

@Interneto I have given them a chance, I played Pokemon White and beat it a couple of times. And what have I learned from my experience with that game? That I absolutely despise the newer Pokemon. It's not the games I hate, it's the Pokemon. I'm sure the games will be great, but with the newer Pokemon being present in them, I will never want to touch the new games.

Memeboy3

#32

Memeboy3 said:

I hope it's a Wii U pokemon game, the 3DS is already great, why try and add more to the already Awesomeness? I feel like the 3DS has too much Love but the Wii U doen't even get one Crumb of a Commercial, i hope Nintendo can fixbit and save the Wii U the Pokemon way, i HATE the demands for ruby and sapphire, Gen 3 more overrated than JB, (i bet chuggaaconroy had something to do with it), but the Main point is that the Wii U gets the Reward it deaserves with a Pokemon MMORG or a Colosseum/XD style game :)

legendofloveofz

#33

legendofloveofz said:

I like the idea of a majorly online wii u pokemon game. whether a MMORG or not. pokemon z i think is pretty likely. i don't think sapphire and ruby are likely though. but i don't mind the thought

Justin83593

#35

Justin83593 said:

I hope this has to do with a game. I'm not interested in the TCG and the boring tv show...

Arcamenel

#36

Arcamenel said:

I don't think they'll announce any remakes right now, that would take attention away from X and Y which I'm sure they don't want to do. A Wii U game announcement is possible but if it's not coming out end of this year/beginning of next I don't see a reason to announce it. I think it'll be about the Pokemon Origins special.

AltDotNerd

#37

AltDotNerd said:

A bigger surprise than Kanto starters AND their Mega Evolutions? I'm kinda scared for what it could be...

Emblem

#45

Emblem said:

Hopefully its news on that Wii U looking Pokemon game. i dont think X/Y needs further hype right now.

NavySpheal

#48

NavySpheal said:

@KingH3nrry I feel bad for you, truly. You probably think the new Pokemon are unoriginal and Gen 1 was outright the best right? You wouldn't play remakes of the new games because they would have different Pokemon in the post game? SERIOUSLY?

Ernest_The_Crab

#49

Ernest_The_Crab said:

@KingH3nrry And everyone else that thinks it's a Pokemon Wii U announcement. The possibility of a Stadium/Coliseum type game is possible though an actual main series game is not even remotely going to happen.

GameFreak's already made their stance on console Pokemon quite clear and it's doubtful (and that's putting it nicely) that they'll change that.

It's most likely a supplement to the X/Y games on Wii U in the style of the Stadium/Coliseum games especially since there's nothing alluding to it being directly X/Y related in the announcement. I guess an early (digital) release date for X/Y is possible as well.

Blast

#50

Blast said:

@KingH3nrry Then why did you even comment on this article if you don't even like Pokemon??? If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. Now that I said that.... I think PKC is gonna announce VC Pokemon games or/and a PK Wii U game.

KingH3nrry

#52

KingH3nrry said:

@AeroTech Actually, gen 3 is my favorite generation. And when did I ever say the newer Pokemon are unoriginal? All I said is that I don't like them. Am I wrong for having an opinion, and voicing that opinion?

crobatman

#53

crobatman said:

@KingH3nrry you don't care about X&Y or the 3DS???? Wow first time I have ever heard that but I guess people are entitled to their opinions. It's also funny how someone would prefer a spin off to the main series :/
But that said, I do hope it's related to the Wii U, I feel like they are announcing a bit too much about X&Y and I would prefer it if I found out about the secrets of the game myself

KingH3nrry

#54

KingH3nrry said:

@crobatman I'm sure there'll be a ton of secrets to be uncovered in the game. And thanks for actually not bashing me for having an opinion like some of these other people who don't believe in free speech.

crobatman

#55

crobatman said:

@KingH3nrry Nintendo fanboys (well any kind of fanboys) are irrational :P
just ignore it, them preaching to you won't change your opinion anyway

KingH3nrry

#56

KingH3nrry said:

@crobatman Yeah I'm actually a Nintendo fanboy myself, but I'm not the typical ignorant fanboy that believes in bashing those that don't agree with them. I actually know my stuff, and respect other's opinions.

crobatman

#57

crobatman said:

@KingH3nrry haha I'm just a gaming fanboy in general that loves all the consoles so my opinions sometimes get criticised on this website too, I feel you bro :P

SphericalCrusher

#58

SphericalCrusher said:

My thoughts is that this is nothing big. Probably a trailer for the new Pokemon XY series with Ash or maybe a new Pokemon announcement for XY game. Not really sure what else it could be but I feel like other than a Pokemon, they're probably not going to show off anything new for the XY games, due to recent announcements. Maybe info on TCG? Who knows. lol

AVahne

#60

AVahne said:

Ruby and Sapphire remakes please, I'd buy those over X and Y any day.

mamp

#61

mamp said:

I wonder what it is I'm pretty excited I hope they reveal what that one pokemon game was.

mamp

#62

mamp said:

I wonder what it is I'm pretty excited I hope they reveal what that one pokemon game was.

Relias

#64

Relias said:

Pokemon W... for Wii U.. along with Mon Fighters.. or whatever,... or better yet a new Pokemon Stadium for Wii U..

Blast

#65

Blast said:

@crobatman This is a Nintendo based site.... I finally found a gaming site that doesn't trash Nintendo on a regular basis. I'm very glad that Nintendolife exists because it offers closure for Nintendo gamers. I'm not necessarily a Nintendo fanboy because I like Sony/Microsoft too. I just orginally thought that KingH3nrry was trolling with his original post.

crobatman

#66

crobatman said:

@ScroogeMcLz yes....that was my point exactly but I was trying to say that there is a fine line between voicing an opposing opinion and just downright ganging up on someone.

Thearnaud44

#67

Thearnaud44 said:

We all need to calm down.It's problobly just a new pokemon or a mega evolution or at best it's the final form of the starter evolutions.

Blast

#69

Blast said:

@KingH3nrry I didn't mean to come off to you like I was attacking you for having an opinion. I orignally thought you was trolling when you said this: "I personally don't care about Pokemon X and Y nor do I care about the 3DS itself." This is a Nintendo based website that loves the 3DS and most people are crazy excited for Pokemon X/Y. So when I saw you post that... I thought: "Okay, he's trolling. He's throwing shots at the 3DS/Pokemon X/Y because he wants attention." TONS OF PEOPLE HAVE TROLLED BEFORE SAYING STUFF VERY SIMILAR TO THAT COMMENT. However, I was wrong. Turns out you wasn't trolling so.... sorry.

yojo

#70

yojo said:

@KingH3nrry Whoa there sailor, you just said about how @AeroTech made a assumption, and now when people disagree with you, you say they don't like free speech? What in the hell does that have to do with still liking the new generation of pokemon even though they have new and "worse" pokemon. I will admit I don't like some of the new design of pokemon, but that's the whole point of having a lot of them. You are bound to have at least six that you like, and use.

sinalefa

#71

sinalefa said:

I am not expecting anything big, but I love to be proven wrong in these kind of things.

But from the candidates I have read here, I go with "Pokken", X/Y demo and then Ruby/Sapphire remakes, in that order.

Xiao_Pai

#75

Xiao_Pai said:

A Pokemon themed Smash Bros., or Pokemon Snap 3D/HD...or...or...a chance to win 700-whatever number of Pokemon exist now plush toys. OR!!!...Or maybe I need to go to bed....NO WAIT-, ok I'll shut up now. >_>

DarkNinja9

#76

DarkNinja9 said:

the pokemon that will be features in smash bros or stages related to it? either that or something downloadable

19Robb92

#77

19Robb92 said:

Pokemon fighting game announcement, please?

It's just to perfect not to be true, especially since Mewtwo just got a Psychic/Fighting form.

Aaronzord

#81

Aaronzord said:

I'm guessing it's something to do with the next movie.

I would absolutely love a new Snap game though.

Lukaz2009

#82

Lukaz2009 said:

I'm pretty much positive that it won't be Ruby/Sapphire remakes, because any Pokemon you can catch in Ruby and Sapphire can be transferred all the way to X and Y through a process.
The only reason Fire Red/Leaf Green and Heart Gold/Soul Silver were made is so that every Pokemon from 1st and 2nd Gen could be obtained in the then current Gen games, so Ruby/Sapphire remakes are absolutely redundant with the current connectivity of the generations. But I could be wrong, so I'll just wait until tomorrow to see what it is.

gonctorn

#83

gonctorn said:

I think its the Pokémon X and Y new demo in Eshop, and they will release a new Wii U pokémon game, and they are going to talk about the new website gotta catch all :/

gonctorn

#84

gonctorn said:

Its not the Ruby+Sapphire remakes, they will only reveal that after Pokémon X and Y is released, That im sure :/

Mytoemytoe

#90

Mytoemytoe said:

I am skeptical that it will be anything significant, but of course I hope it is a Namco/Nintendo co-developed Pokemon Tournament, a fighting game for Wii U made with the Tekken engine.

Skeet102

#93

Skeet102 said:

I hope it has to do with fairy type. I think ghost should be super effective against fairy and ghost should resist fairy moves. currently, all of fairy's weaknesses are weak to ground, which is already popular in the metagame due to earthquake. it would make ghost types more useful, fairy less overpowered, and preserve the ghost/dark types having no weakness. but that's just me. either this or gen 3 remakes of course.
@Backwardsonapig my homecoming is the Saturday after the release of x and y. so my choice is whether to skip homecoming to play more pokemon x or not.

Arcamenel

#95

Arcamenel said:

@Skeet102 Ghost types already got a boost. They are immune to battle trapping moves and abilities as well as no longer being resisted by Steel. Steel and Poison might both be weak to Ground but before now Poison type Pokemon let alone moves were rare and steel hasn't really had much of an offensive advantage.

The types that really need a boost are Bug and Ice types. Bug having another resistance was just dumb on Game Freak's part. The only thing Ice types had going for them was their super effectiveness against Dragons but most Water types can learn Ice Beam and tend to be pretty bulky as well with more coverage than Ice.

Captain_Gonru

#98

Captain_Gonru said:

Of course it will be X/Y related. It would make no sense to divert any hype away at this point.
As for my guess, I'm leaning towards some sort of Club Nintendo promo involving registering both games within a certain time frame. Think along the lines of the Fire Emblem/SMTIV. Though this may not be as much account credit, or credit at all. Maybe just some sort of in-game unlockable. Or extra free Pokemon Bank time. Something along those lines. But not a new game. Again, wouldn't make sense.

AlexSora89

#99

AlexSora89 said:

It's gonna be either
1) Pokkén
2) X/Y Demo
3) Remake announcement
4) Lifetime free use of the Pokémon Bank for X/Y early adopters
5) Past regions in X/Y (seriously, the Kalos map looks - LOOKS - small)
6) Some critter nobody cares about
7) Some game mode nobody cares about
I hope it's anything but the sixth and seventh options I listed.

Justin83593

#100

Justin83593 said:

I'm gonna be the first to say this - Maybe they're bringing back the Battle Frontier in X and Y? On the Kalos map, the train tracks in the east appear to go off the map. Maybe this is a new part of the map to be revealed tomorrow? What's your guys' thoughts?

AlexSora89

#101

AlexSora89 said:

@UgliestSoup
That comment of yours made me realize exactly what's going to happen.
I'd like to tag @ThomasBW84 as well, as this is gonna be relevant.

  • The Pokémon Bank is a 3DS app.
  • Red and Blue as downloadable classics would be available on the 3DS.
  • Red and Blue would be compatible with the Pokémon Bank in order to send the critters to Kalos.
  • The same would happen with Gold and Silver.
  • Now, what Nintendo handheld is currently an Ambassador exclusive? That's right, the GBA.
  • Therefore, once the GBA VC is eventually (and inevitably) released, the same is going to happen with Ruby and Sapphire.
    Calling. It. Now.
Justin83593

#103

Justin83593 said:

@AlexSora89 oh yeah...duh! I totally forgot about the World Tournament. They will probably have that instead if Game Freak decides to do a battling competition thing.

UgliestSoup

#104

UgliestSoup said:

@AlexSora89 I totally agree with you except for the Gold and Silver games. We have HeartGold and Soulsilver on the DS and can transfer them to Black 2. However, we do need Red and Blue on the VC as well as the Hoenn games to transfer those pokemon, since it is a little bit of a hassle to migrate them and finally transfer.

AVahne

#106

AVahne said:

How about, putting up the Pokemon mini on Club Nintendo as a limited time prize, with a port of Pokemon Red, Blue, Green, or Yellow as a pack-in?

KittenKoder

#110

KittenKoder said:

If they keep teasing me like this, I'll probably die of a heart attack before Oct. 12th .... and that would suck.

Also, a Pokemon TCG would be awesome! As long as it's not just a remake but a whole new game, and includes wifi battles. AI opponents are always too predictable.

AlexSora89

#111

AlexSora89 said:

@BlatantlyHeroic
Wait, what? That makes no sense whatsoever. So far, the Virtual Console has followed this logic: home console games on consoles, handheld games (NES being the only exception) on handhelds.

AlexSora89

#112

AlexSora89 said:

@Nintenjoe64
The mere thought of "Free-to-play" and "Pokémon" in the same sentence makes me shudder. Imagine buying Pokéballs with actual money. This is the stuff nightmares are made of.

MoldyClay87

#113

MoldyClay87 said:

You guys are setting yourselves up for disappointment.

It's going to be the Gotta Catch 'em All website that leaked by accident a week ago. Which seems to be related to the anime, not the games. The teaser image is the same one from the trailer.

So unless there's more than that, it's just the unveiling of whatever that website is for. You shouldn't be expecting new games or new Pokemon.

If there are, that's icing on the cake, but yeah.

AyeHaley

#115

AyeHaley said:

Hmm its 3.45PM yet still no news. It must be something small.

...I'll cry happy tears if its a demo on the eShop. Hell, I'll be happy with just the info page and 3D screenshots which we still don't have. Its silly we still can't add the games to our wish list on the eShop.

bluewolf85

#121

bluewolf85 said:

I was looking anywhere in website and no link.. why they take so long time....
everyone tried waiting for this.

AyeHaley

#122

AyeHaley said:

Oh I messed up my time zones again haha.
I wonder what that Catch'em all website is.
Oh well 2 more minutes! Hype.

FiveDigitLP

#128

FiveDigitLP said:

@AlexSora89
I see nowhere that says that they're planned for Wii U alone. I only see that it says Wii U is all that has been announced. They could easily be working on GBA titles for 3DS and we do not even know it.

AyeHaley

#129

AyeHaley said:

XY1012 is the starting code. Haven't found any other codes yet. those hints are vague!

ThomasBW84Admin

#131

ThomasBW84 said:

@AlexSora89 I think it's a shame, but we'll just have to wait and see if it changes. Nintendo always maintained that the GBA games given to 3DS Ambassadors would be a one off, and they may be keeping GBA as a selling point for Wii U. I imagine it'll be Game Boy and NES for a while yet on the 3DS.

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