We've had enough Pokémon game releases to know the drill for The Pokémon Company's marketing strategies - gradual reveals make their debut in Japan throughout the year, which pick up a lot of steam online and culminate in formal localised announcements. Part of the thrill is in the teasing, after all.
CoroCoro Magazine is at the core of this pattern, and it'll be giving Pokémon Sun and Moon plenty of focus in the coming months. This month's issue had been known to address the 3DS games - thanks, Serebii - but has opted for a tease, promising a big scoop in its May issue. For now we get a tease on the cover art being part of the future reveal, and the knowledge that we have around a month to wait for some exciting details.
The issue wasn't without interesting Pokémon details, however. A new Pokémon arcade machine, Pokémon Ga-Olé, will roll out in Japan - it gobbles up tokens, which could cost eager fans quite a lot of Yen.
Finally there are more details on the mythical Pokémon Magiana, which will feature prominently in the upcoming movie - Volcanion and the Exquisite Magiana. This mysterious man-made 'mon will be a Steel/Fairy-type Pokémon.
There were some interesting Pokémon details, then, even if we're kept waiting for a blow-out on Sun and Moon.
And then Next Month the news will be that Next month we will get News.
"Huge scoop"? Oh Christ, not another ice cream Pokémon.
@AlexOlney Oh no. Please don't jinx it. I'm actually serious, by the way.
Anyway, I'm hoping for some info about the region. Still hoping for all the regions, plus the new one.
@AlexOlney MORE ICE CREAM POKEMON!
Maybe they will reveal the box art?
so a reveal of a reveal. got it,
@ferrers405 pretty sure that will be the case lol
but at least that would confirm it's legendries OR if they are feeling particularly retro with the 20 year anniversary, the starters
I'm pretty excited. Hopefully we get some gameplay some time soon lol. I mean if the game is coming out this year, we should have something soon!
I bet we will get gameplay footage at E3 through a digital event/Nintendo Direct. I can't wait until next month
@AlexOlney I suppose Vanilluxe was begging for a mega evolution. Maybe it'll turn into an entire Ice Cream Van Pokemon whose powers are boosted in strong sunlight.
And it'll know Greensleeves. Because all ice cream vans know Greensleeves.
I'm guessing they will reveal an eye of a Pokemon next month, then the following month a nose or a finger. Perhaps even a leaf of a tree!! Oh my Im getting way too excited at the possibilities 😛
Of course they would do something like this. -_-
I eagerly await exploring a new region! Maybe the Orange Islands will make a comeback?
Yeah, OK. I'll believe it when it happens.
@MarinoKadame That's how you cook a hype
Oh screw you Corocoro
Mega Vanilluxe confirmed!
I'll be looking out for this
I get you want to preserve the hype, but if you keep disappointing fans, it's going to die out REAL fast.
@AlexOlney Well, I let you know that Vanilluxe is one of my favorites! x3
Next month's issue just leaked: First gigantic reveal to take place in the following issue...
I'm pretty disappointed as I was expecting this month to have a reveal. Feels a bit trolly
And to think the whole of the pokemon community on youtube were all boasting about us getting something this month. Wonder what they'll say following this.
That boxart looks AMAZING
The Legendaries on them look good as well, you know, besides all the white
With pokemon sun and moon's celestial theme I just want them to announce the third in the sequence
My interest in Sun and Moon died pretty fast, hoping they'll introduce some interesting features and have custom trainers again to keep me interested. Otherwise just call me when the games get an official release date.
Hmm....steal and fairy type. That should mean that its only weakness is Fire, Ground and Fighting types. Assuming that it has levitate as its ability, then its only two.
X&Y weren't that memorable to me and I now forgot Fairy's advantage and disadvantages.....what a shock.
I forgot about these games already whoops.
Meanwhile, waiting for E3...
@AlexOlney Mega Vanilluxe ftw!
@Vee_Flames kind of setting yourself up for dissapointment with expectations like those.
I was going to get Pokemon Moon, but after this reveal I simply must have that gorgeous Pokemon Sun legendary instead.
It would be nice if GameFreak was less reliant on CoroCoro for releasing new information, and instead made it available for everyone. Having to rely on translations of blurry magazine images isn't as good as having the information announced in each region.
@CosmoXY Haha, I'm aware of that. Still, a guy can dream, can't he?
So no amiibo support?
Ugh...I didn't expect much, but this is still torture. -_-
That's what they said about this month!
we need something really big next month, not just a tease.
@Socar If it has Levitate as it's ability, it's only weakness would be Fire.
Fairy is weak to Poison and Steel
Steel is weak to Ground, Fighting and Fire
Fairy resists Fighting; Steel negates Poison and resists Steel;
Levitate negates Ground
It seems to resist 9 types and negates 3 types (if ability is Levitate).
Neutral: Electric, Fighting, Ghost, Water, and Steel
@Ernest_The_Crab Sounds like either an OU tier pokemon or a Legendary Pokemon.
We're gonna see the boxart? Cool. Although I see no point in keeping the cards so close to the chest when the game is coming out this year anyway. Unless, of course, every new feature is hype-worthy. If we're getting a Black2/White2 kind of Regional Pokédex, count me in.
Time for GameXplain to rev up the ol' analysis machine and make a 30-minute video breaking down every small detail about that box art image.
Mm,well I rather wait until next month it saves me the trouble of staying up all day or night searching for information.
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@Seacliff Honestly, if they're really planning to keep back info this long, why on earth did they announce the games so far in advance?
@ThomasBW84 Serebii confirmed in the May issue that the June one will bring exclusive Pokemon Sun and Moon info. 😔
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