Pokemon Gen 8 for Switch Not Coming Until 2019

The next mainline Pokemon RPG is still a year away.

News by Matt Kim, .

At today's Pokemon press event in Japan, the Pokemon Company announced a handful of new titles including Pokemon Quest and Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. However, neither of those two games are the mainline Pokemon titles coming to the Switch. Gen 8 still isn't coming to the Switch until 2019.

During the press event, Pokemon announced Pokemon Quest, an action RPG spinoff developed for Switch and mobile by GameFreak, as well as Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee for the Switch. Neither titles are Gen 8 RPG games.

The 2019 Pokemon game on the Switch is expected to be the next generation of Pokemon games following Pokemon Sun and Moon on 3DS. No details yet on what the next Gen 8 Pokemon title will be called, but at least we know when it's coming.

This is a developing story and we'll have more details as information becomes available.

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  • Avatar for docexe #1 docexe 5 months ago
    So a pseudo-remake of Yellow on 2018 and the proper next gen Pokémon in 2019?

    You have to admire their stratagem here. The Switch is going to be printing money till 2020.
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  • Avatar for hdthroh #2 hdthroh 5 months ago
    I think it is a great move not to leave 3DS owners stranded from Gen 8 so soon after the released of the Alola games. I imagine the overwhelming majority of the fans haven’t purchased a Switch yet and many likely wouldn’t be able to even for a Pokémon game. I also think it will generate more revenue for the Pokémon Company in the long run by not potentially alienating a significant portion of its fans. Hopefully it’s partnered with a cheaper handheld-only iteration of the Switch.
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #3 riderkicker 5 months ago
    Kat is right.
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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #4 The-Challenger 5 months ago
    @riderkicker She had insider info.
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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #5 SIGGYZtar 5 months ago