Pokémon Plus and Minus rumor for Generation VII Pokémon games – FSPR70

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A source for Dual Pixels named Geno has claimed to have information on the next generation of Pokémon video games. He claims that they will be called Pokémon Plus and Pokémon Minus.

This is NOT an official screenshot. This image is concept art made by an Unreal Engine developer.

Pokémon Plus and Minus

Rumors are starting to spread around about the possibilities for the next generation of Pokémon video games. With the Pokémon X and Y release three months ago, everyone is now excited to see what’s next for the Pokémon franchise. Here is a list of things stated by Geno that might be part of a new Pokémon video game. Keep in mind that these are rumors and in no way is this information official or true at all.

>GameFreak were one of the first development studios inside Nintendo to receive Alpha-Prototype hardware, now have been upgraded to the Beta-Prototype hardware above.

>Have a few areas marked out, TONS of concept art traveling between Pokemon Company and Nintendo Co Ltd.

>GameFreak plans to completely overhaul the basic systems of battle, simplifying the process.

>The development team is “going to put a lot of ideas they have wanted to do for years in this game”.

>Two versions already have code names, possibly final: Pokemon Plus and Pokemon Minus.

>Theme is “Old Tradition VS New Exploration”

>New region, no name yet, is based on South East Asia with one large peninsula and many smaller islands.

>Three new starters with no names: Water evolves into Water/Steel and is a squat, teardrop shaped humanoid that has a jar filled with on its head as it evolves it grows taller and the jar bigger until it needs another set of arms to hold it on it’s head. Fire evolves into Fire/Fairy and is a tiny cute goat with fire blowing out of its horns, it’s horns and look evolves more menacing until it has curly ram like horns and a motorcycle hot-rod-like look. Grass evolves into a Grass/Electric and starts with a leap for a face with a nubby root as a body and evolves until it grows into an electric producing palm tree with each flower petal having a different face.

>The main legendary for Pokemon Plus is a Shi Foo Lion-looking Psychic/Ground-type that has multiple faces, the Pokemon Minus legendary is a Ghost/Fairy type that has two dashes for eyes and is a hurricane-like appendages with many arms and hands.

>More traditional Pokemon-like gameplay will be on the Handheld controller while an all new gameplay aspect will be on the Terminal unit.

>The “Pokken Fighers” render that was teased was running on Alpha kits, Beta kits now have advance cell shading. Going for very detailed “living anime” look.

>The new “Team” villains are described as a bunch of “Sohei Zelots”-types who have discovered the player’s best friend as a reincarnation of a special type of person who only is alive every 100 years. They believe the old system where people were given a Pokemon egg and they stick to that Pokemon until they die and who’s function in society dictate what role that person is. They are against the “modern” trend of Pokemon Trainers and capturing multiple Pokemon and are making a holy pilgrimage to evoke the old Legendaries to turn everything back to normal. They keep the player away from their friend, saying the special one (who can do amazing things like mega evolve Pokemon without the use of a mega ring) only love is that of Pokemon and not people. It is planned to be reveal later that for the special one to fulfill their role in society they must be mortally sacrificed to awaken the legendaries.

>Routes connection the island together are water bridges but clumps of island are connected together by underwater tunnels.

>There is a “Stone Slowking” statue that is a parody of the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, Thailand.

>Many Pokemon from Hoenn and Sinnoh will make a return.

>Variety of Pokemon Gyms, one is a mail system that only uses flying types and focuses on sky battles. One only uses baby Pokemon, one is implied to be a real vampire and uses Ghost and Dark Pokemon. There is also a military like leader who uses Fire and Steel Pokemon.

>The island gameplay with Gym Leaders and the Elite Four island can be played entirely on the Handheld and can be blown up on the Terminal for home play.

>New Pokemon Type similar to Shinies, no details yet on how they work but I’ve been told they “change the game significantly”.

>The “Mainland” is an MMO-like environment that is exclusive to the Terminal and is shared by both versions.

>Players all over the world online can chat, trade, intermingle and experience new-updated story lines on the mainland.

>Pokemon Band is a new mechanic introduced to get people involved who do not battle, a co-operative experience where Pokemon dance and make music together to achieve the highest group score.

>Pokemon Bank are actual locations on the Mainland and Handheld areas where people can import past Pokemon, mainly from Pokemon X and Pokemon Y into the new game.

Here is the full article by Alexander Maier from Dual Pixels – Rumor: Information On Next Gen Pokemon Games, Dubbed “Pokemon Plus” & “Pokemon Minus”

Question of the Episode

Do you think Pokémon Plus and Minus are fake? If so, why? If not, why not?

Pokémon of the Episode: #189 Jumpluff

189-JumpluffJumpluff is the Cottonweed Pokémon. It can have the Abilities Clorophyll, Leaf Guard, or the Hidden Ability Infiltrator. It stands at 2’07” (0.8m) tall and weighs 6.6 pounds (3kg). Jumpluff is Grass- and Flying-type.

Hoppip evolves into Skiploom at level 18, and then evolves into Jumpluff at level 27.

 

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9 comments on “Pokémon Plus and Minus rumor for Generation VII Pokémon games – FSPR70
  1. Profile photo of Aaron Aaron says:

    “discovered the player’s best friend as a reincarnation of a special type of person who only is alive every 100 years…It is planned to be reveal later that for the special one to fulfill their role in society they must be mortally sacrificed to awaken the legendaries.” This reminds me of the t.v. show The Vampire Diaries in which a doppelgänger is a special person that pops up every couple hundred years and a doppelgänger was needed to be sacrificed to break a curse.

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    • Profile photo of Austin Austin says:

      I’m not familiar with the show, but I’ve heard of it. Either way, that is an interesting concept. A doppelgänger is a double of a person, so I’m not sure how that really fits with the ideas that were leaked. Still pretty awesome.

  2. Profile photo of frankie frankie says:

    i love the concept of the new team villian seems so thought through and more for the older audience of pokemon. I really wish these games plus and minus are real and in the works, but you never really know with rumours. The one thing that it has going bad for it is that pokemon has always taken its time putting out the handheld games a pokemon game coming out after one year that they put out x and y i dont see it happening

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    • Profile photo of Austin Austin says:

      That’s true. I mentioned in the episode that I feel this game might come out this year, if true. Information about X and Y started to come out around this time of the year in 2013 and they came out in October 2013. I’m really hoping that these concepts are true because they are pretty raw considering how censored things can get with these kinds of video games. (I mean, sacrificing someone? Pokémon just got serious. haha.) I’m just crossing my fingers for a regular handheld game, not a console game.

  3. Profile photo of sergio sergio says:

    i love it.!
    just seeing or hearing about these new ideas awesome thing!is a

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  4. Profile photo of squalyD squalyD says:

    why can’t they just give new DLC. X and Y brought back great memories.The game should of been call pokemon origins like the cartoon.The 3dsxl has the capability of good wi-fi downloads now….just do it.I Don’t want another crappy remake or rip off.I quit on Black and White the pokemon designs were terrible.(flying jins,karate guys in pjs).the really need an mmo style like world of warcraft.

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    • Profile photo of Austin Austin says:

      Some of designs for the 5th Gen did take a while to warm up to. I still find myself looking at some of them and just wondering, “What were they thinking?” Then again, some of the designs felt natural to Pokémon, most notably the ones based off of real-world counterparts like the Lillipup family, Zebstrika family, and Sawsbuck family. I had no problem with those. I didn’t understand some like Sigilhph or Sawk/Throh.

      I wouldn’t mind a spin-off, just not another Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game. Personally, I don’t enjoy those too much. I preferred spin-offs like Pinball, Stadium, and Battle Revolution.

      I know that Nintendo / GameFreak won’t do DLC when it comes to Pokémon. If the rumors for this game are true, then it must be just rough draft and concept ideas for the next generation OR a completely different type of spin-off like Pokémon Conquest.

  5. Profile photo of Nick Grimm Nick Grimm says:

    I love the idea, and I want it to be real, but I think its too early to even speculate the next Pokemon game. Like every other high market game there are always rumors and they almost always get disproved…like that Fallout 4 speculation. As far as a console release Pokemon game I also don’t like that idea. But I had a thought earlier. Since the theme is old and new maybe they have plus or minus as a handheld version, and the sister game goes on the console. Then, based off of sales maybe this is how Nintendo is trying to figure out weather ir not to go to a full on console release for the Gen 8 games or not if that makes sense?

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    • Profile photo of Austin Austin says:

      Funny enough Rene (Akiyanu on the forums) said the exact same thing to me today. That could be a possibility that they could come out with a handheld AND a console version of the same generation game. It’s nothing new to Pokémon as they did it with their first Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, one was on the DS and the other on the GBA. They are coming out with Super Smash Bros. Brawl in that fashion, so why not Pokémon? We won’t know until it finally gets announced.

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