Gen 8 games will feature all previous Pokemon regions

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Source: eurogamer.net / dexerto.com

Plenty of rumors are circulating about the new Pokemon game. The latest one is that Gen 8 will feature all previous Pokemon regions. It’s been three years since the reveal of Gen 7, set within the Hawaii-influenced Alolan region featured in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Nintendo has announced a short Pokémon-dedicated Direct broadcast to be shown at 2pm UK time tomorrow, 27th February.

The expectation is this will see the franchise’s eighth generation of Pokémon games revealed for the first time. We already know these are due by the end of 2019, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

https://youtu.be/CFues4zhUW4

Tomorrow is the annual Pokémon Day, we’ll be getting a new trailer for live-action movie spin-off Detective Pikachu and Pokémon Go has a big in-game Pokémon Day event.

Pokemon Kanto Map
Pokemon Kanto Map

It’s been three years since the reveal of Gen 7, set within the Hawaii-influenced Alolan region featured in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Those games benefited from a strong sense of location and a set of new regional variants of existing Pokémon – both things we hope to see in Gen 8, too.

It will also be fascinating to see how the new games have been influenced by last year’s Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee – and whether their changes to the series formula remain.

Tune in on 2/27 at 6am PT for roughly 7 minutes of new information in a livestreamed #Pokemon Direct presentation!https://t.co/d1Xx3bDbhq pic.twitter.com/BEwvJi8BFi— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 26, 2019