Pokemon is currently celebrating its 25th year of existence. It began as a trading card game of shiny cardboard that turned into a worldwide phenomenon among numerous demographics and industries. The Pokemon Company currently has big plans for its silver anniversary. It recently announced a partnership with singer Katy Perry by showing special cards collectors can get in unique packs.
The re-printing of cards will bring nostalgia to the Pokemon community, even though it’s quite different than what was done for its 20th anniversary in 2016. Game Freak announced the release of mythical Pokemon at various stores that gamers could get via codes. Releasing legendary and mythical Pokemon was exciting, but rumblings of a new Pokemon remake are swirling in its 25th year.
In anticipation of the Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl news, a Minecraft player showed off an innate skill set and created a few levels the aforementioned RPG title inside the game. The username of this masterpiece is bubsy200 and while the project looks clean and polished, it’s not finished at this time.
A video was posted of the Minecraft world. It takes viewers through several areas on the map. Pokemon Centers and Marts are seen, as well as signs for routes such as Route 202. On January 25th, bubsy200 commented back to other Reddit users saying they aren’t ready to unveil a download link to the world but is offering the texture pack and mods if other creators want to try it themselves.
This is not the first instance of a Pokemon Diamond and Pearl fan-created mod. Another member of the community re-created Twinleaf Town and Route 201 inside the Unreal Engine. No game to date in the Pokemon universe was created using the Unreal Engine, even though a large member of the player base would celebrate that happening.
The rumor of Diamond and Pearl returning to current hardware was not the first instance of a Pokemon game coming out in 2021. A leak of pertinent Nintendo information was revealed on January 2, hinting at big releases like a new Zelda title and the rumored-Pokemon remake.
Judging by past years, it’s logical to think that one will come out in the Spring or Fall of 2021. A new, or re-released title, has come out every year between 2016 and 2019. 2020 was the first year without a new Pokémon title since 2015. Unless Pokemon Sword and Shield’s DLC’s are considered, which came out in 2020.