Pokemon Diamond And Pearl

This weekend, on 27th February, the Pokémon series celebrates 25 years since the launch of the original Game Boy titles.

There have already been rumours floating about and now the official Pokémon Twitter account seems to be joining in on the fun. It's currently doing a countdown featuring different generations of pocket monsters. With four days remaining, it's shared the following tweet, saying "Let's go, Sinnoh".

Despite the fact the same account has referenced other Pokémon games and generations in its daily countdown, this particular tweet has some fans quite excited.

The Sinnoh region was first introduced in the fourth generation alongside Pokémon Diamond & Pearl for Nintendo DS.

In case you forgot, last month, Spanish fansite Centro Pokémon reportedly confirmed Switch remakes of the DS titles Pokémon Diamond & Pearl were in development and would be revealed around the time of Pokémon Day, on 27th February.

"Pokémon Center can confirm that, according to sources close to the company, remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl , originally released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS, are in development for the Nintendo Switch ."

A much older rumour dating back to 2019 suggests possible remakes of Diamond and Pearl would feature "let's go catching" (the catching mechanic first featured in the Pokémon: Let's Go games). Centro Pokémon has said new versions wouldn't be like this, but instead closer in style to the original 2006 releases.

Since its original report, Centro Pokémon is still just as confident something "big" is on the way - with its Twitter account last week tweeting out a message that fans "won't have to wait until Pokémon Day on February 27 for the big news" (translation by Google). Attached to this is a clip of the legendaries from Diamond, Pearl and Platinum:

If that's not already enough, it appears the Poké Ball Plus (first released alongside the Let's Go games) is getting a timely reprint. Last year we saw reprints of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild champions which eventually led to the announcement of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

Keep in mind, we're just days out from Pokémon's 25th anniversary, so all will be revealed soon. What do you make of this yourself? Leave a comment down below.