“Pokémon Direct”: January 8th; 8PM JST, 11AM GMT, 6AM EST


This is your last chance to guess what it’ll be about! At 8PM tomorrow in Japan (or 6am in the morning for those of you on the United States’ East Coast) all will be revealed! Or at least something. It’s set to be 10 minutes in length.  These are the leading ideas in the fandom as of now:

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  • Gen VI games revealed
  • First Gen VI Pokémon shown
  • New Eeveelution debuts
  • Ruby/Sapphire remakes announced
  • First Wii U Pokémon game


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  1. GameFreak has produced the first man-made Pokemon: a Porygon. It’ll be able to help with daily chores, calculate data, and has minor teleportation abilities. It can also act like a guard dog if you upgrade to Porygon Z. However, work on Porygon Z is incomplete as its behaviour is very sporadic. A prototype Porygon Z recently ruined most of Masuda’s favourite polo, hence the lack of the popped collars on Smash.

  2. from what most things are pointing at, I would assume it’s the eeveelution thing and ultimately comfirmin a 6th generation. but I myself have thought it could be something simpler like the first battle based console game since battle revolution. although the fact that it’s an international announcement makes me think it’s more of a big deal.

    I am just too impatient

  3. Serebii just confirmed that the announcement will come at 8pm Japan time, which would be at 11am GMT and 6am EST.

  4. I think they’re doing the same thing they did with Reshiram and Zekrom? Worldwide announcement?

    1. I think countdown estimates it from your computer time. Mine says 27 hours, if I add it to time right now(here) it is 8 pm(but for my timezone).

  5. A month ago, Pokemon world seemed to be a little dead, but now it’s good to be excited about something again. Oh god, I’m lovin’ it!

    1. It’s nice but I’m psyched now and it’s almost midnight. Suddenly became hard to sleep ;-;

  6. Also want to countdown as well with a live stream im hosting revealing this big announcement? Here you guys go and pokejungle if you want to use this as a reference thing to tell people im streaming it as well feel free 🙂

  7. I’m surprised that no one has said this just for the Lols, but I hope the announcement isn’t “the pokemon franchise has been bought by Disney” lol. (a la Star Wars)

    1. you lost me at space colonies. :/

      Any way, I am honestly scared that this announcement will be one giant flop. I know it’s unlikely now with all the hype, but still

  8. “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” I dont recall seeing this before :/ is this a new thing?

  9. Gah, why am I at sixth form when it gets revealed?
    If it is a new Gen or games, I look forward to what excited me about Gen V…specualtions and rumours!

  10. I’d love to see the 3rd generation remakes before Gen VI (like with FR/LG, HG/SS), I would be disappointed if not, but I also like the idea of a new Eeveelution (as it would match up greatly with the anime)… There have also been some new Pokémon in advance to Gen IV (Munchlax, Chatot, Mime Jr.). But I don’t think they will reveal the Gen VI games yet, it would be quite early… Each year a new main game, compare it: 2006 D/P, 2007 “only PMD”, 2008 Pt, 2009 HG/SS, 2010 B/W, 2011 “nearly nothing”, 2012 B/W 2, 2013 R/S?, 2014 Gen 6?… But they are also more quickly concerning the films: 2006 Manaphy, 2007 Darkrai, 2008 Shaymin, 2009 Arceus, 2010 Zoroark, 2011 Victini, 2012 Keldeo/Meloetta, 2013 Genesect. means 2014 again something about the remakes and like Zoroark or already the first new legendary?
    They also have to cover the “special Pokémon” of the 2013 film as every year around February..and there’s no currently known Pokémon remaining… Eevee would be in the short film or maybe they use one hinting R/S…We’ve already had the “last” legendary of the “old” region and all new Pokémon of the next region in one film (Deoxys in 7), would also be a possibility for 16..
    On top of that, it will be the 10th anniversary of R/S in the US and Europe (March 17/July 25, 2003)… It would be a little bit too late for Japan (November 21, 2002), but if it’s all prepared, everyone could already get it in September..
    The big procedure involving the whole world (like never before in a livestream – great to experience the global collaborance after all these years waiting more than a year for the things to come from Japan) would not be worth it mentioning something of lower importance than what’s written above. Tell me what you think of it, I’m already excited!!

  11. I just got into the website and the first thing I read was “‘Gen VI games revealed” and I almost had a mini heart-attack, then I took the time to read everything and I feel sad ( xD )

    1. you are not the only one XD i woke up and saw that and instantly woke up XD then i was all well sad face

  12. i think i may pull an all nighter today xD so ready to see the news. and when i first got on i thought gen six was revealed from your first post XD

  13. Gonna have to force myself to wake up to make it in time for this one!

    I really want some character customization for gen 6 if anything. ; v;

  14. Hello, I am a Janitor at Nintendo of America. While cleaning up last night I stumbled upon their plans for tomorrow’s nintendodirect stream. The names of the games are Pokemon Pine and Maple and will be on the 3DS, I also saw a map of the new region, it seems to be based on New Zealand and contains many forests. Tomorrow they are also showing a new Bug type Eeveelution, it seems to be based off of a wasp. They are also showing the starter pokemon the Grass Pokemon looks to be based on a Kiwi, the flightless bird not the fruit, the Water Pokemon is definetely a dolphin, and the Fire Pokemon is a rabbit.

    1. So there will be not fire fighting tiger starter in this gen? Meh… hope they put something great in these games, because I still didn’t bought my 3ds and I really don’t know , if I would buy it. Pokemon games need refresh on new console especcially battle system

  15. Visualize this epic reveal

    2013, the Evolution of Pokemon: RS remakes is cominnnnn

    HAhahaah I just don’t see how anyone can still think that at this point, seriously.

  16. Think what you want. Just dound it.

    According to an anonymous source who’s apparently successfully leaked Pokémon-related news in the past, the big Pokémon news being revealed tomorrow, via a short Nintendo Direct broadcast, will focus on two new projects – an original game for Nintendo 3DS and an application for Wii U.

    The source claims that ‘Pokémon Rainbow’ is in the works for Nintendo 3DS. The unconfirmed game will supposedly encompass the settings and Pokémon creatures from generations one to four. The source also claims that a Wii U application featuring a globe with five Pokémon – Pikachu, Munna Treeko, Cyndaquil and Piplup – on its logo will be introduced.

    This is what the anonymous source wrote in its entirety:

    The announcement is, more or less, a love letter to the franchise. It’s being called Pokemon Rainbow, a 3DS game that encompasses the settings and Pokemon from generations 1-4: Red and Blue, Gold and Silver, Ruby and Sapphire, and Diamond and Pearl. You can take my word for it that the graphics are done up very nicely. The perspective is similar to what you’d expect from Pokemon games, but the camera is much more dynamic. The graphical style is characterized by very clean, dark lines. Almost cartoonish, but not quite. Battles look radically different, and move away from the use of pixel art. Though it seems that the interface is still made of pixels. The battle that it shown is between a totally new trainer and a wild Weedle. The trainer uses a Pikachu.

    I’m not privy to any story details, as I only know what will be announced tomorrow. The story is concurrent with Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 in terms of timeline. There are over 20 new Pokemon, and two will be revealed tomorrow. One is an evolution of an older Pokemon Eevee, called Draconeon. The other is a totally new Pokemon, called Verbill. It looks like a rodent, much like the Pokemon Patrat, but has a sort of pirate theme going on.

    A Wii U app will be launched along with the game, which will be announced tomorrow. However, all that will be said is that the app will be addressed “at a later date”. The logo for the app features a globe with Pikachu, Munna, Treeko, Cyndaquil, and Piplup popping out from various countries.

      1. I agree, I just thought it was interesting and decided to share it as it had some new things in it.

    1. Having only one version of a game defeats the purpose of trading in my opinion… I cannot see gamefreak doing that, as trading had been a huge part of pokemon.

  17. 6am EST time..what about here in the Northwest…PST?….>_< (there isn't going to be one here then? :3)

  18. It is 11 PM right now, i have to go to bed, but i honestly can’t wait for this announcement. See you east coast folks at 6:00 Am, lol 😉

  19. Hey everyone I am a window cleaner from NoA and I saw the Nintendo Direct plans (whoops!) and turns out the new games are Pokemon Ebony and Ivory for Wii U. They are just amped up versions of the DS games. 100+ new Pokemon. New Eeveelution is rock type seems to be based off of a rock of some sort. The new starters are a grass reptile, a fire Chinese zodiac animal, and a water half-land-half-water creature.

    1. Waaaaat omgz is dat true??? I hope it is tru and da new tipe is lite!!!1! (In all seriousness, the USA Pokemon Twitter account had an interesting new tweet that might be worth looking at)

        1. Asking how many eeveelutions there are and “We don’t have Pokémon in real life, but if you could, which Pokémon would you want by your side this week and why?”

      1. never mind I just googled it and I was able to see it. oh god I hope they’re not implying that they’ve tried to create real Pokemon. that was my dream as a kid but I wouldn’t like it if it’s not natural. someone yesterday also commented on here that they had created a porygon. kind of trippy!

  20. To propose an idea I haven’t seen before: Kyruem’s 4th form, the original dragon.

    It won’t be available in-game until…something else. RSE remake? B/W3? Grey(/Gray)? Whatever. Just an idea, much like a new Pokémon, but at the same time it isn’t.

  21. Ok guys, I’m a toilet cleaner from NoA, the janitor and the window cleaner are my friends. What they are saying is just bullsht, don’t believe them. Have a nice day, keep the toilets clean.

  22. lmao. for some reason my iPhone jumped to this post and I thought all this was coverage. I got so excited lol

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