I know there’s been a lot of hype for The Legend of Zelda’s 35th anniversary on my blog, and we’ve seen a lot going on for Mario‘s 35th anniversary, but I wanted to shift focus for one second to Nintendo’s other big media franchise. The first Pokémon games, Red and Green/Blue released on February 27th, 1996, making 2021 the series’ 25th anniversary. 2021 is rapidly approaching, so here are a few things I’d like to see for the anniversary:
Bring Old Pokémon Games to the Switch
You know how Pokémon Yellow and Crystal were available on the 3DS? Bring them to the Switch! And for that matter, bring on Gen 3 as well! I’d love to be able to play Yellow, Crystal, and Emerald on the Switch, especially as I never played the latter two.
It’s been almost 15 years since Pokémon Diamond and Pearl released on the Nintendo DS. It’s time. And what better time to release them than the games’ 15th anniversary, and the series’ 25th?
Let’s Go! Johto
Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee were huge hits, and as much as I’d love to see Gen 4 remakes first, I’d settle (pretty happily) for this too. Especially if they brought back the shiny hunting method. Gen 2 was one of my favorite generations, and I’d love to see it get some love next year.
Pokémon Spin-off Games
We already know Pokémon Unite and New Pokémon Snap are on the way, and maybe Pokémon Sleep (what’s going on with that game anyway?), but with the 25th Anniversary, I wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo had a little more in store for us. My dream pokémon spin-off is unlikely (a pokémon farming rpg/life sim), but one can always pokémon dream.
What do you want to see for Pokémon‘s 25th anniversary?