'Pokémon Diamond And Pearl' Remakes Seemingly Teased By The Pokémon Company
The Pokémon Company has taken to Twitter to celebrate the 13th anniversary of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and while there's nothing strange about that - many game companies do it, after all - the wording on this particular tweet has caused many fans to jump to the conclusion that a remake might be in the works.
The tweet, which was posted yesterday (thanks, Epicstream) reads "Confirmed: North American Trainers first visited the Sinnoh region when Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl released on this day in 2007!
"Did you prefer to test your Pokémon's strength in the Battle Tower or their cuteness in Pokémon Super Contests? (No shame in doing both.)"
Now, granted, it may be a bit of a stretch to assume we're getting remakes of Diamond and Pearl but it's certainly an odd choice of wording. Putting "confirmed" at the beginning of the tweet has sent many fans into a frenzy and it seems to me that The Pokémon Company knew exactly what it was doing and the reaction it would get.
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To add to the theory, just last October, Pokémon superfan Paul Ryan, who runs the online merchandise database Pokéshopper, claimed that the next games after the upcoming Sword & Shield will indeed be Nintendo Switch remakes of the gen four titles. In a video posted by Ryan, he states that a lot of the upcoming Pokémon merch for 2020 will be re-releases of gen four merch. This, he reasons, points to Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes potentially making an appearance in some form.
Ryan also speculated at the time that we could expect to see remakes in 2020. Of course, this - as well as the tweet from The Pokémon Company - is nowhere near a confirmation but add them both together and it doesn't seem quite as far-fetched as you may have first thought.
And, as Epicstream points out, we generally see at least one Pokémon remake with each Nintendo console in a tradition that started way back with Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen on the GameBoy Advance. But as to whether we'll see Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes on the Nintendo Switch? I guess we'll just have to just wait and see.
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