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GameFreak says don’t expect Pokemon on Wii U or Smartphones

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Over the weekend the newest installment to the Pokemon franchise was released. Pokemon X and Y is all the rage for Nintendo 3DS owners right now, but there are plenty of people who have been begging for a Wii U or even a smartphone version of the game. In the past GameFreak has stated that the Pokemon franchise is at home on Nintendo portables and director Junichi Masuda has confirmed the company still feels this way in a recent interview.

“You can trade and battle with people you’ve not met before. We think this mode of play is best possible with the Nintendo 3DS. If, for example, the Wii U were to be portable in its own right we’d probably reconsider. But for the moment we think the 3DS is the best device for Pokémon RPGs.”

The entire series got a graphical remake with the release of Pokemon X and Y, which no longer relies on sprite-based graphics, but rather cel-shaded graphics that feel much more console-like than previous Pokemon games. This has led many people to speculate that a main entry to the Pokemoon franchise could be released on the Wii U in order to boost console sales. That seems not to be the case, as GameFreak seems committed to the Nintendo 3DS has the home for the Pokemon franchise in the foreseeable future.

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  • Super Buu

    Well, as long as the possible Pokémon fighter on Wii U is true, I’m not complaining.

    PS: Pokemon Y is beast!

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      You’re like the first person I’ve seen who got Pokemon Y. Most everyone I know including myself got Pokemon X.

      • RetroArcade

        What about those of us who bought both? Yes im almost 30 and yes I live in my mothers basement with my husband, but I wanna be the very best….

      • Schultz38

        Really? Everyone at my brother’s college (including him) got Y.

        And Pokemon Y had more pre-order sales on Amazon.

        Because I thought it had less sales I bought X :b

        • classicgamer20

          Thats probably because people preordered before they found out about mega Charizard X

      • Kenshin0011

        Most people I see or know prefer Y. Thogh buying X personally was a no brainer for me. Cooler legendary and cooler mega evolutions!

      • Colin Tosh

        Count my brother as well. He has Y and hasn’t put it down since he got it.

      • classicgamer20

        I got Y

  • bizzy gie

    Can somebody explain the concept of Pokemin games to me? Why is this franchise so popular? Just curious.

    • Kyle

      - You can catch and train monsters;
      – You can collect tons of them;
      – They are all different from each other (even the same species) and unique with their own “DNA”;
      – It’s the most competitive game I’ve ever seen, because it requires a LOT of work for you to push a pokemon to it’s real best (nature, moves, IV’s, EV’s);
      – The games have SO MUCH content.

    • Ducked

      Same here, never fully played a Pokemon game. Looking to pick up X/Y so I can understand myself

    • That_one_guy99

      take the best game you have ever played and multiply it’s awesomness by 10000000 and that is Pokemon. BTW I still havent picked up Y yet because my parents think it’s a waste of money. :(

      • bizzy gie

        Yeah. I don’t get the whole X and Y, blue and red, black a white, diamond and pearl dual releases. Why release and promote two full games together as one? Everybody may not be able to get both. Why not just put all the content on one game?

        • That_one_guy99

          The reason is pokemon is based largely around taking the game with you and trading with other people to fill your pokedex (some pokemon are exclusive to a version)

  • Kyle

    “…for Pokémon RPGs”

    I REALLY want something like Stadium for the Wii U, with much more content than battle revolution. The RPG’s are fine on 3DS.

    • Nintedward

      The battle system on X and Y has Pokémon stadium worthy visuals!!!

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        When did he talk about visuals? Lol.

      • Kyle

        I mean the championships, gym leader castle *O*, trophies, rare pokemon prizes, MINIGAMES *O*², battle now, the lab, the bedroom, and they could make other cool stuff. :D

        Edit: and even that school thing was absolutelly fun!

        • Nintedward

          My comment came off a bit wrong, I agree with you! I would also love a stadium on Wiiu. I was merely saying that Pokémon X and Y has ”stadium worthy” visuals as it is :D!

  • Marcus Lager

    This is madness!

    • Clel

      This.. is… POKEMON!!!

  • John Andalora

    You mean….

    No Pokemon Snap?

    • Deadpool U

      He said no RPGs I don’t pokemon snap counts.

      • Ducked

        Oh snap!

      • John Andalora

        Still, dude said (in article) that Pokemon is best suited on 3DS.

        And they could have a Pokemon Snap for 3DS, having little kids trading pictures and adding filters and stickers on it (since they’re so concerned on being able to trade stuff with others).

        I’m not gonna hold my breath for Pokemon snap on Wii U anymore.

  • Deadpool U

    He only said Pokemon RPGs won’t make it to Wii U but what about a fighting game?

    • Magnus Eriksson

      I think its time for Nintendo to start developing everything for smart phones and pads now. This generation of Wii U have not released one single game that wouldnt work on a pad or a phone. Time to go into the future Nintendo, and stop dwelling in the past.

      • LopsidedPasta

        Should Sony quit the PS4 also? lol

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Of course not.

          • Marcus Navarro

            Well then!

          • Guest

            Well if Sony has another PS3 they may have too seeing as they lost alot of money on PS3.

      • Oni

        Pretty sure I would not want to play Zelda, Mario Kart, or W101 on a smartphone/tablet. To you can speak for yourself on that one.

        • The True Gamer

          Or smash bros.,because those smartphones just have the best controls….

          • Lusunup

            Couldn’t agree more hey have you gotten hands on that Injustice game on you phone… yeah don’t. I just can’t…

          • The True Gamer

            I got injustice for iPad. Swipe up! Swipe down! Ughhhhh…….

          • Ace J

            well said!!

        • Magnus Eriksson

          The prices would be fairer and in contrast with the content. We would get those games for 5 to 10 bucks instead of the overpriced games that get released now.

          • Kyle

            I like to play nintendo games on nintendo consoles, cause they always make something like the gamepad, wii remote, etc instead of just the same controller over and over again. All this stuff makes the games a lot more fun to play imo. Processing power is definitelly not everything a hardware needs to offer.

      • Nintedward

        ”This generation of Wii U have not released one single game that wouldnt work on a pad or a phone.”
        LOL what? Idiot, exposed ^
        Wiiu is way way way more powerfull than Smart phones and tablets and even the upcoming generations of tablets with Tegra 6, that’s just the way it is.

        The 3DS is doing very well and it’s Nintendo’s way of keeping all their sales and profits to themselves. So it won’t change, Iwata said so himself….

        • The True Gamer

          Magnus is a troll. The Wii U daily community should just ignore his posts. Him saying not a single Wii u game would not run on a tablet is like saying halo 4 and the last of us could run on tablets, because Wii u is a lot more powerful than 360 or ps3.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            He’s admitted to being a troll from time to time. It’s amazing how many people continue to give in to it. The irony.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Everytime. Like stealing candy from children…

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Yeah, yeah… trollolol. Always trolls who think different…

        • Magnus Eriksson

          So you are starting with this namecalling again Eddie? You shouldnt drop out from your anger management classes.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          No offense, but he never mentioned which one was more powerful, only the controls. I think the pot is calling the kettle black on this one.

          He didn’t make an idiot comment, cause he is right, that the controls for the smartphones and tablets would work with pokemon as it’s not a complex game control wise. Idiotic comment exposed.

          I usually get along with you, but I gotta admit this time, you were wrong. Troll or not, learn to play nice instead of the typical name calling. :)

          • Nintedward

            Ok…. but almost every single Wiiu game would completely fail to function on Smartphones or tablets without the SUPER gimping them to the point where they’re nothing like the original game in question….
            Imagine Pikmin 3 on a Smartphone or Tablet for example ? It’s impossible unless the game was remade or in other words, destroyed :/.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I wasn’t talking about Wii U games Nintendward, that was never what the subject was about. We are talking about Pokemon games, which are primarily on handhelds like DS and 3DS. Those games I can see being worked on smartphones and tablets due to their simplisitic controls.

            Of course Wii U games won’t work on smartphones and tablets. That’s a given. I still fail to see why that was brought up, though.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            NSMBU could easily play on a pad or a phone. Nintendo Land too. Wario Ware? Of course. And Pikmin 3? Yeah, it could with some minor modifacations. If N. had buildt Pikmin 3 for the pad they could make it probably somewhere in the neighborhood of what they did on Wii U.

      • Deadpool U

        I don’t think phones and tablets are the future if anything they’re the past about every two-year old I know can beat a mobile game but the second I let them play SMBU which I consider the simplest Wii U game they die on the first squirrel for about 5 times until all their lives are out.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          They are the future. Lol. Just in a market of their own. As technology advances, so will smartphones and tablets.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          phones are the past?

      • Simon Stevens

        mobile is getting good especially with Square Enix porting over Dragon Quest 1-8 but don’t expect that from Nintendo, it’ll never happen, least I hope not, I don’t want no half assed 69p version of Mario, Nintendo would probably rather make their own phone and tablets rather than port to everyone else.

      • classicgamer20

        Fuck you I hate people who say that smart phones and I pads are the future if gaming

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Now you there. Have your mom told you to speak like that to others? And is the internet give you the possibility to act tough guy? You are a very sad person…

          • Marcus Navarro

            “And is the internet give you the possibility to act tough guy?”

            Internet hate machine. Rule of the internet; it’s a sad but true tale…

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Internet hate is so out of style. :)

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          They are the future of gaming. In a separate market. What’s wrong with that?

          • classicgamer20

            Alright thats fine but what I meant is that I hate people when people say that smart phone games will take over consol gaming

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well an opinion is nothing more than subjective. You shouldn’t care what they think. Lol. IMO, it has a good future, but no, it won’t take over consoles. So as long as there’s large following for console gaming, it won’t die anytime soon.

          • classicgamer20

            I agree

      • Veries Seals

        You just never stop do you? lol. Dude why would you say such a ridiculous comment? Anyway, I am glad the crew already got you straight on this…

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Drama is only created when people let it bother them. This site hasn’t learned to ignore outright troll posts.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            but still. the core of what i said is actually true. Nintendo have not proved what justifies their newest console. everything they made sofar could be played on mobile phones

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Depends on the games you’re talking about.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Actually every game made by Nintendo. There is not one single game this far that couldnt be made on a pad single, or a pad in combination with for example XBox360 with Smartglass app. I honestly think that Nintendo falls so far behind this gen that the smartest move they could do would be to drop out of the console business and instead betting on the phone and pad industry. And sooner or later they will be forced to do either that or go under.

          • Guest

            True, but you have to admit that Mr. Mackey is cool!

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Can’t say I can since I don’t watch South Park. Was never a fan of it. Btw, why did you post the same thing three times? :P

          • Veries Seals

            I didn’t. It said something about the API was being updated. I guess when it went though it posted 3 times.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Ahh. That crap again. Didn’t notice them so far on my end.

          • Guest

            True, but you have to admit that Mr. Mackey is cool!

          • Veries Seals

            True, but you have to admit that Mr. Mackey is cool!

        • Clel

          Oh, Magnus isn’t the one creating the drama. It’s the people replying to him who are just freaking out.

          • Veries Seals

            Not really. He knows that people feel strongly about their choices and most people here support the Wii U and Nintendo. By coming here and saying negative things, which is his right by the way, he knows it will cause a rift of comments, thus he gets attention. Thats really what he likes. It is also other peoples right to debate with him once he does these things. But yes he is kicking off drama on purpose some days.

      • Cdwoods

        It’s seems every bodies forgotten that you are the wiiu troll that owns a wiu.

      • Gregg

        hell no.

      • The True Gamer

        Pokemon x and y couldn’t run on smartphones, let alone be fun on one. No serious game company will make cheezy games for iOS or android any time soon.

      • Ben Kapferer

        I wouldn’t say everything should be for smartphones and tablets, but Nintendo should consider adding an entry into the mobile market

      • Yogurtu Mghe

        Think about it for a second. You want the good games on smartphones. The main argument about sony and microsoft fans is that graphics is everything. Yet, smartphones dont have the hardware necessary to handle that level of graphics. Try emulating ds games on a smartphone… you will be lucky to get it to run at 30 fps. Now, how cheap would games be, taking into account the quality of gaming that nintendo can achieve? How cheap would a game like Halo be for a smartphone? How much content would the game have? How many DLCs? Besides… who in their right mind will buy a 500-700 dollar smartphone when they can buy a 300-500 dollar console? You can even spend more for a gaming pc and it can also have internet connection, phone calls, video streaming, audio, etc. The people who advocate for companies to go mobile are either trying to hurt those companies or have not had a moment to really analyze the situation. Look at EA, for example, EA talks so much about the mobile market yet they have not gone full mobile development. Take a guess why.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Of course smart phones isnt capable of pulling games like Halo. Im talking about much weaker stuff here. NSMBU, Nintendo Land etc.

    • LopsidedPasta

      Both Pokémon there ARE fighting type, and notice the fist emblem in the upper right hand corner.

      • Deadpool U

        Yeah I kinda know that Blaziken and Lucario are my favorite Pokémon and I’ve seen tons of analysis videos about this image.

        • LopsidedPasta

          #GameXplain

    • Ducked

      Super Smash Pokemon

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        You know it’s unlikely they’ll do that. Stop ducking around.

        • Ducked

          It’s just a joke, like my Disney Smash Bros dream

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            So was my comment.

      • Deadpool U

        More like Pokkèken Fighters.

    • HSN1

      They say that we should not expect main entries, but in my opinion the Pokemon spinoffs are some of the best around (I love the Mystery Dungeon subseries), and, for me, they are a big part of the franchise. I would not be disappointed if a spinoff was to be announced for the Wii U.

      • ElladanCZ

        I liked Pokemon Ranger, now that we have the touchscreen gamepad,I would say it is a possibility.

    • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

      This may be next Pokemon Battle Revolution :) WiiU gen 6

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        We’re in the 8th gen.

        • http://steamcommunity.com/id/nyeeh/ LinkSonic

          I think he may be talking about Pokemon generations…?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I know he is now. Though, Saying “Wii U gen 6″ makes me think he’s talking about consoles.

        • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

          Um actually we are in 6, Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Kalos. Generations and games are two different things

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            You never specified. Plus, when you say gen 6 right after Wii U, to me that means you were talking about consoles. Thanks for clearing up what you meant. My point still stands, however.

          • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

            Lol ok bro

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      They already have Smash Bros. I don’t think they’ll make another fighting game. I could be wrong, but I don’t see it. It does make sense for Pokemon of course. No arguments on that one.

    • ktos

      who want that …. i no want i want RPG game…

      lol im put this on 10mint ago and say 7hours ago lol

  • Jon

    Smartphones…. obviously, Wii U? I don’t get. Pokemon sells incredibly well. Why won’t they make a massive seller for a system that struggles.

  • audi lover

    What alot if crap considering the endless 3ds copies were bound to get over the next 5 years why not Pokémon

  • D.M.T

    I think it’s stupid not to put a main Pokemon game on Wii U. It would sell a lot of Wii U consoles

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Because the last few have been disappointments.

      • Marcus Navarro

        Erm…no.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          They don’t make sense to put on Wii U. Lol. The current 3DS games are better suited for handhelds. My point does stand that pokemon games that were developed for consoles weren’t that great. Only one that left any impression on me was probably Pokemon Stadium 2, but that was long ago. I would say Pokemon Snap, but that wasn’t an actual game to me. It was fun to snap photos of Pokemon, though.

          Erm…no? How about explaining why instead of a typical short responses. I prefer an actual discussion. :P

    • Clel

      Would sell the console like hotcakes.

  • Nintenjoe82

    With all the shovelware that Nintendo happily brands with ‘Pokemon’, it never ceases to amaze me that they’ve not even tried to make a half decent console RPG, set within the Pokemon universe.
    I don’t play Pokemon but surely they could use slightly different concepts to its handheld cousins to prevent it from undermining the handheld licence-to-print-money Pokemon games…?

  • Neilandio

    I agree the 3ds is the best device for the main pokemon games, but why not make a different version? They make the traditional one for the 3ds and a more story driven one for the wii u without so much emphasis on training. Maybe they could even add connectivity between the 3ds and wiiu so you can play both versions on both consoles?

  • Colin Tosh

    “Bets possible”? You mean best possible right?

  • Christopher Acuna

    /Facepalm

  • Nintedward

    Pokémon X is the best game I’ve played this year. They totally reinvigorated a series that with BW2 was starting to feel VERY stale.
    The game just keeps impressing me and impressing me over and over again. WOW!
    So, i’m about to face the 4th Gym and my team is Venusaur,Frogadier,Raichu,Pansear,Amaura,Lucario all LV 35!!!!
    Who can ”out-team” me ? :P

    • Kenshin0011

      You used a lightning stone to get raichu right? Where’d you get the stone?

      • Nintedward

        It’s just off of Route 11. Before you enter Reflection cave, go up the flight of stairs to your right which leads to a dead end with a sky battle…. Use your Dowsing machine and you will find the Thunder stone!
        Now if only I can find the dame Fire stone to evolve my LEVEL 35!!!!! Pansear…. Such a small pokemon knowing Fire blast just isn’t right haha.

        • classicgamer20

          There’s a store in Lumisose that sells fire stones

          • Nintedward

            Really? *Flies to Luminose city!*
            I always check everywhere as well, I must of missed that.

          • classicgamer20

            Have you restored power to Luminose city yet?

          • Nintedward

            I’m stood right outside the power plant and I just found a power plant pass with my Dowsing machine!

          • classicgamer20

            Okay you can only go the stone store after you restore power to Luminose city

          • Nintedward

            K, cheers :) !

    • The True Gamer

      I have a delphox, blastoise, lucario, pikachu, absol, and staravia. 3 of them are 45+ but pikachu and staravia are both under 30. I’d would also agree with the new pokemon games being my favorite game of the year.

      • Nintedward

        Awesome :D :D :D !!!

  • Mario

    Really GameFreak? Really?

  • Kenshin0011

    Gamefreak is going to set its priorities on Japan markets….where the 3DS extremely outweighs the number of consoles owned. Make sense now why they choose to stick with 3DS? And honestly, I prefer the design of the game of taking it everywhere and picking up where you left off.

  • classicgamer20

    Okay GameFreak that’s fine but can you please release a Pokemon mmo on the Wii U

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      I think a lot of people want this to happen, but Nintendo is hesitant with MMO games. So I don’t see this happening anytime soon.

  • Kenshin0011

    I’m surprised no one else notices his comment, “If, for example, the Wii U were to be portable in its own right we’d probably reconsider.”

    This, along with Nintendo restructuring its handheld and console devs into one, is evidence that the next Nintendo console will in fact be portable!

    • Ducked

      All 9th gen consoles will probably have portable controllers

    • crocodileman94

      As long as you can connect it to the TV, it’s ok.

    • The True Gamer

      That also means Nintendo is potential discontinuing making home consoles after Wii u……which I’m perfectly fine with. A 9th gen handheld as powerful as a Wii u would be great!

  • Simon Stevens

    I really liked pokepark…. so I’m kinda hoping for something like that lol it started as a game I bought for my son but as I was showing him how to play it, I accidentally got addicted….. oops >.o

  • David

    The Wii U is doomed to fail due to idiotic logic like this. R.I.P

    • Ducked

      You’re funny

    • Julio

      This is comment is hilarious.

  • Superstick98

    It would be awesome to see my Pokemon in full HD 1080P deliciousness. XD But hey I’m fine with the 3DS. I just need to buy one. ._. I really want Pokemon X or Y. I missed out on way too much. D:

    • http://its-yuma-tsukumo.tumblr.com/ Yuma Tsukumo

      If you’re a long time fan of Pokemon you’ll love X and Y, It’s worth buying a 3DS for :p

  • Ducked

    Make a damn Pokemon game for Wii U already! If it’s a fully fledged 3D Pokemon open world RPG, or a Pokemon Stadium, or whatever.

    How about a Pokemon Blue/Red remake for Wii U?

    • ItzameyaToad

      I say that at this point I would be happy with another Pokemon Stadium or Pokemon Snap and those would seem to be the most logical “Pokemon on console” games. .

      • Ducked

        Agreed, between the two, I’d be most interested in Stadium

      • crocodileman94

        Imagina a Pokémon Snap using the Gamepad as camera and the L Button as trigger.

        • ItzameyaToad

          YES!! :D

    • ScrewAttack

      Pokemon red/blue/yellow HD-3D….I’d preorder so hard the bottom fell out of the internet, and I’ve never preordered a game….ever!

      • Ducked

        I know!

        Just imagine what the box art would look like! A darker Wii U box art for Pokemon Blue, a Red Wii U box art for Pokemon Red, and a yellow Wii U box art for Pokemon Yellow.

  • Guest

    Why would anyone expect Pokemon to be on smartphones…. I mean are people really such morons that they expect Nintendo to put one of if not there biggest franchise on devices that in some cases take business from Nintendo’s handheld systems? I mean the only people who get a pass for even suggesting such a thing are people who don’t know any better AKA the casual gamers.

  • Leo

    This is misleading news. He clearly says we won’t see a Pokemon RPG on WiiU, but he didn’t rule out the possibility of other genres of Pokemon on WiiU like a possible Pokemon STADIUM.

  • Is_Mort

    Nintendo’s new slogan : Expect less.

    • Is_Mort

      I’ve never played a game in my life that is better as a handheld vs. console.

    • manowaffles

      What Nintendo game that doesn’t include the word “Wii” in it’s title has that ever applied to?

  • The True Gamer

    Would anybody else be completely fine if pokemon was a yearly franchise? Pokemon x/y at 2013, pokemon ruby/sapphire remake 2014, pokemon z 2015, and 7th gen games 2016?

    • LopsidedPasta

      No. Pokemon games, even remakes, require more work than your typical COD bs

      • The True Gamer

        Of course they require more work, but it just seems like the distance between generations is still soooo long. A ruby and sapphire remake could release in 2015, and then pokemon z in 2017, and then seventh gen in time for Nintendo’s 9th gen handheld, but that will be 2019 until the next true installment of the main series.

        • LopsidedPasta

          I’d be down with a bi-annual release of Pokemon

          • The True Gamer

            I just realized from some comment on Wii u daily that pokemon is already a yearly franchise

          • LopsidedPasta

            Holy crap. I just looked it up and you’re right. It just feels like so long I guess XD

          • manowaffles

            I skipped the 5 Gen, so it does feel like the right amount of time to me. I’d prefer they not over saturate the series.

        • Josh Samson

          actually, I feel like it’s just right. and that b&w 2 came out too soon aferwards…I guess considering it wasn’t a new ‘generation’ though, it sort of came out fine.

    • classicgamer20

      well thats how its been since diamond and pearl

      • The True Gamer

        Actually except for platinum, which was 2009, they were! My entire perspective on the series has changed!

    • manowaffles

      I’d prefer they stop with the remakes.

      I accepted Fire Red/Leaf Green & Heart Gold/Soul Silver because the 1st & 2nd Gen games are not able to be transferred to the subsequent generations.

      If you want to play Ruby and Sapphire, play Ruby and Sapphire. If you have Pokemon you want in those games, you can transfer them up through the games all the way up to X/Y.

  • Madmagican

    But we can always trade online with friends :)

  • Julio

    The Wii U needs an awesome Pokemon game for Wii U and that will boost Wii U sales! Make it a open world/mmorpg and that’s a system seller right there! Or at least give us Pokemon stadium 3 or Pokemon snap 2.

    • The True Gamer

      I doubt an mmorpg would work on Wii u. Nintendo’s connectivity isn’t the best, and their online experience isn’t close to what other networks have. A pokemon rpg would be great on Wii u, but I don’t see Nintendo releasing a main series pokemon game on Wii u unless sales for the system are terrible.

      • Julio

        But the thing is Dragon quest X is on Wii U (and wii) and that’s an mmorpg. It could work… but who knows? Other than that, I can expect another Pokemon coliseum/Gale of darkness game though.

        • The True Gamer

          I want to see another xd style game, but with wild pokemon. While game freak might not develop it, a pokemon rpg needs to come to Wii u. It would boost sales of the system greatly.

      • manowaffles

        I think you have missed Nintendo’s recent pushes with the Wii U for online experiences. The only complaints I’ve heard of people having with the Wii U’s online games tends to be too few people on them. Not an issue in Monster Hunter, but I guess there are not many CoD or Madden players on the Wii U.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    I expect them to stay on handhelds. Console counterparts always kinda sucked from my experiences.

  • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

    If they made a main series RPG for Pokemon on WiiU it would be the best selling console of all time. Period

  • FredMirotic

    Pokemon Colesseum, and Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness on the Gamecube were good, but I’m not sure something like that would work well in terms of improving Wii U’s sales, but people will buy it, it might be worth considering, however to develop something like that might be easier for 3DS, versus for Wii U, it might be better to stick with 3DS.

    • manowaffles

      Personally I didn’t much like Colosseum or XD very much. I preferred the Stadium games on my console. It was a much better way to introduce people to the series. The rental system let players have access to a varied team without spending all that time to actually capture and train Pokemon.
      Using the rentals is a great start, but then to further refine your team, you’re drawn to play the main games and build your own team from scratch which will of course be better then the rentals.
      Plus the mini-games were lots of fun.

  • Caleb Dudley

    Aaaagh this is so frustrating. Online connectivity provides the exact same functionality as portability! The Gamepad looks like some 3ds thingy! Just release a pokemon on it that isn’t a beatemup. Heck, I’d pay to buy Emerald or something from the eShop. I am dissapoint.

  • tomtank91

    I don’t even know why anyone would think or suggest Pokémon for smartphones or tablets. But I can’t understand why Wii U won’t get some decent Pokémon love.

  • X3Charlie

    What if they made a pokemon game that combines stadium, snap, like a Poke park? With online multiplayer.

  • ktos

    No pokemon on Wii U rpg ? soo im dont need Wii U sorry ….i think i will selll me console some time and buy 3ds…. i dont want fk colloseum pokemon -.-

  • TrueWiiMaster

    I’m okay with that. I’d rather they keep main series Pokemon games on Nintendo’s handhelds. That said, I still want some spin-offs on the Wii U. In particular, I’d love a new game like Pokemon Coliseum and Pokemon XD, which were full games while still being separate from the main series. Oh, and Pokemon Snap.

  • Jacob D. Taylor

    I don’t understand this logic. The 3ds and Wii U both connect with people you’ve never met. Why does it have to be handheld? So I can chat with people in Japan while at the mall? I REALLY don’t get this logic. At all. Sure you can take it with you to conventions but still. I can trade up with them later.

  • Hulkamania

    is this guy stupid? Pokemon Rumble is already on Wii U.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    This stinks! They won’t do the console RPG everyone is asking for but they’ll do tons of spin-off games that aren’t met with anywhere near the same level of excitement or praise.
    I’m not saying that Pokemon should abandon portables but to refuse to do just one game on console is mad. It’s true that portables are better for trading but consoles aren’t far behind as the days of Link-Cables are gone and online can carry out the same function (trading, battling etc) In fact a Pokemon RPG on console could be better for using MMO elements such as having groups of friends explore the overworld together.

    Besides, everyone is begging for a Wii U Pokemon game so it can’t be a bad idea. And this could be a “killer app” for Wii U – perhaps more so than Mario Kart, Zelda and 3D World.

  • Blugrave

    Hey I’m sorry but no Console Port is just dumb. Pokemon Revolution for the Wii was not the smartest thing to do, however a Wii U Colleseum type game would be freaking amazing. What are you thinking sir?
    On a side note I’d love to get me some Pokemon Snap for estore and a Pokemon Snap sequel/sequels!!!