Pokémon Direct 2016 Mysteriously Pulled from YouTube

The Pokémon Direct from 2016, which celebrated the franchise’s 20 year anniversary and also revealed the titles for the next games (Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon) has mysteriously been removed from Nintendo’s official YouTube channel. This comes on the heels of the Nintendo Direct page also having a new slot added. Some fans have pointed out that Pokémon Sun & Moon trailers have also been pulled from various Nintendo channels.

Why would Nintendo remove these videos? We don’t know for sure, but if they were going to reveal information about a title that follows Sun & Moon it would be reasonable that they wouldn’t want fans to get the trailers confused. Depending on how similar the titles look, viewers may mistake features and Pokémon from the previous game as representing whatever title is revealed next.

A new Pokémon Direct coming soon? More and more signs seem to be pointing in that direction.