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The Actual News:

On February 27th, 1996, the first Pokémon games were released in Japan, called Pocket Monsters Red and Pocket Monsters Green.

Why is this important? Well, Nintendo loves their dates, so when it was Pokémon’s 20th anniversary in 2016 they officially named February 27th as Pokémon Day, and on the day announced a ton of stuff. Ever since then, the day has stuck. Every year The Pokémon Company announces new products, games, and updates during a live stream on Pokémon Day.

And where there’s a planned live event, there’s always “leaks”, usually by people who just want to get their 15 minutes of fame, but this year’s “leaks” stand out more than usual. Maybe this time they’re true, maybe not… but let’s find out together!

But before we dive right into these, please note that these are unofficial leaks and are in no way confirmed by the Pokémon Company!

Deep Black / Vast White
Possibly one of the biggest “leaks” going around recently is a remake of Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, called Pokémon Deep Black and Pokémon Vast White.

The leak so far has already gotten something wrong, stating that the annual Pokémon Presents would be held on the 22nd of February (it’s being held on the 27th as usual), so I wouldn’t consider it a trustworthy source, but let’s have a look nonetheless. Taking into account that Black 2 and White 2 are sequels, not remakes, the only mainline Pokémon game that hasn’t received a remake (or sequel) yet is X and Y, so if we were to get another remake then would this be it?

On top of this, the leaker mentions that the remake would be made by ILCA. This company has worked with The Pokémon Company previously before, mainly on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the feedback wasn’t so good, so would TPC really risk this?

Moving onto another thing mentioned in the “leak”…

A new Legends game
Legends: Arceus was a really popular game, but could we get a new Legends game this year?
While the leak mentions that such game would take place in Unova, lots of people are saying that if we were to get a new Legends game it would probably include Celebi, and Johto Times came up with a great concept for the game, definitely check that out!

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Let’s Go! Johto
The games Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee were a huge success, but could we see a Johto version of these? There’s been speculation that we might be getting Let’s Go Wooper and Let’s Go Togepi!

The eager-eyed community has brought up this YouTube short as supporting evidence, as Pokémon Gold and Silver is seen as the game in the video. Another argument that was brought up here is that with November 21st 1999 being the release date for Gold and Silver, meaning that this November we’ll have the 25th anniversary of Johto. Could all of this mean we’ll be getting a Let’s Go Johto game, though? While it’s not confirmed, it probably won’t be a surprise to anyone if we get a Johto game of sorts to celebrate 25 years of Johto.

A new mainline game
While the possibility will always remain, I personally doubt we’ll be getting some sort of mainline game this year. With February 27th 2026 being the 30th year of Pokémon, I think we might have to wait until then to get the well-awaited 10th generation. But then, that’s just my opinion. Who knows, maybe we’ll get Gen X this year and receive a free anniversary DLC in 2026?

Pokémon GO
Dataminers have found new sprites in the game! And the current Timeless Travels season ends just 3 days after Pokémon Day… could we see an announcement for the new season?

A new Pokémon movie??
Since last year’s Pokémon Day we’ve heard some progress with the new Detective Pikachu sequel, with a new director and scriptwriter being allocated, so could we hear anything about it this year? Only time will tell!

By the time this post gets posted, the Pokémon Presents might already have happened! Or maybe you were there to watch it with us on the PA! Discord?? Either way, swing back around and maybe we’ll update this page to see which prediction was right or wrong!

Happy Pokémon Day!