A few weeks ago, there was a Game Freak interview conducted by Spansh site MeriStation that was seemingly about not only Junichi Masuda’s current feelings on the seventh generation titles, but also the future of Pokémon gaming. It wasn’t until Nintendo fan site Nintendo Everything recently translated the interview though, that we see some really interesting pieces of information revealed!
Throughout the interview, you’ll notice some interesting details revealed, but what is more telling is Game Freak’s comments on the future of Alola forms. This is what Shigeru Ohmori, the director of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, had to say:
“In this case, the references are a nod to players who’ve been following the games since Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. For example, regional forms were meant to surprise players who were already familiar with these old Pokémon; Exeggutor is a good example, that in one island he appears with a long neck. In the future, if we find reason to do this again, we absolutely will, it’s something really interesting that has been really well received.”
This seems to strongly imply that Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will not be the last titles to receive Alola forms, as there’s the possibility that they could be returning in future games. There’s also mention of where Junichi Masuda, the producer and composer of Pokemon Sun and Moon, sees the series five years from now, in which he gives an inspiring response:
“We’ve come this far together with Nintendo, with its consoles. I think we’ll keep on evolving together with them. We will follow the path that Nintendo consoles make in the future. For us, Pokémon is a social phenomenon, a communication tool; thus, with the technology available to us at any given time, we will keep on trying to make Pokémon the best communication tool it can be.”
Check out the interview to find out more!
Edited by bobandbill.