Pokemon stars, is it real, is it fake? (As we know there is the bizarre sun and moon event with the man from space, for what that’s worth) I can’t say but I do want to conjecture just a bit about what the next game will contain. That it will be a sun and moon retread or sequel I am almost certain, after all there is no better way to sell the NX, than to tap into die hard pokemon fans who absolutely must play every main series game. What will go on in this next pokemon game? Well If I had to make one prediction it would be inter regional travel. Now, i know that I already predicted this for sun and moon and then rescinded my prediction upon seeing the length of the story guide, but there seems to be a lot pointing to interregional travel. For example Kanto (and Johto to some extent) are mentioned several times, by several npcs, and by important npcs like Kukui. We’ve ended our story with the most important character in the games traveling to Kanto to find Bill, and this just smacks of a continue plot arch. What’s more an Npc remarks that Alola is far from Kanto, but just close enough to travel to, and clearly lillie was able to travel by boat. Then, on another note, what are those empty plots of land all over all for? I stand by the theory that they are for yet to be constructed gyms. Not saying that the sequels to these games will get rid of trials, but if there is interregional travel with kanto, 16 badges are a must, and assuming of course that they find a way to leave johto out of the game, but who knows, maybe 24 badges if the game is on the nx and has a lot of space. Of course it is at this point that I run the risk of the bonkers idea that the game will feature Kalos, which is presumably connected to Johto and then by default sinnoh which is connected to Johto making these games both the remakes of diamond and pearl (stars/ space themes) and the sequels to sun and moon, and in the end I end up with every fanboys dream of a multi regional game, which is absurd. But who knows, Sun and Moon and a remake of them would be far too small of games to justify a sixty dollar NX price tag, so there’s gotta be something more to them, right?
Anyways these are just my quick post sun and moon thoughts. Please forgive my calling the Switch the NX, it is a force of habit, and as always let me know what you think.