Nintendo Switch Rumors: Pokemon Sun And Moon, Plus Launch Lineup Leaked

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Pokemon Sun and Moon are the biggest pre-selling games in Nintendo’s history, and according to rumors, a new version could be under development for the Nintendo Switch. We knew almost nothing about the console until recently, whereas today it looks as though Pokemon could be coming to a home console for the first time. Also leaked information about its launch day lineup has been revealed.

Nintendo Switch to get Pokemon Stars

Pokemon Sun and Moon could get a third version, and it could be under development for the Nintendo Switch now. That’s what Eurogamer suggests. Apparently, multiple sources have told the gaming site that a third game is in the works, it will be ready in 2017, and it goes by the name of Pokemon Stars.

While we don’t know if this is true, it is believable, especially if you take into account that earlier games saw a third one launch later. For example, Pokemon Yellow came third in line after Red and Blue. With Pokemon Stars, it could be that Nintendo wants to revive this practice, but for the Nintendo Switch.

Game Freak

It’s thought that the long-running Pokemon game developer Game Freak is developing the game for the Switch. Because this third game will be for a more powerful device, it’s rumored to feature better graphics at a higher resolution. Additionally, these rumors suggest it will keep the same maps, journeys and artwork as Sun and Moon, which keeps tradition with games like Yellow and Crystal, which shared similar features with Gold and Silver.

Trading Pokemon

Those looking for a reason to play the Pokemon games on Nintendo Switch or other handheld devices will be pleased to hear that Pokemon can supposedly between Pokemon Stars on the Nintendo Switch and Sun and Moon. Additionally, one rumor suggests the Switch version will have more collectible creatures. However, like all rumors, we’ll just have to wait and see if this one is accurate.

Nintendo Switch launch lineup

According to gamingbolt, Nintendo insider Laura Dale is to be implicitly trusted when it comes to Nintendo Switch rumors. In the last couple of days, she has leaked information about the console’s launch day and following titles.

The information provided does not contain any titles that have already been announced. These are games which Nintendo is said to be working on or is heavily involved with. However, take this information with a grain of salt because until officially confirmed by Nintendo, it’s a rumor.

Nintendo Switch launch titles

  • Splatoon
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • 3D Mario
  • Just Dance 2017
  • Mario Rabbids RPG

Titles launched within first six months

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Pokemon Stars
  • Pikmin 4

Nintendo Switch price

Recent leaks by retailers have made headlines all over the world. One mistake/leak by Toys R Us Canada had the Nintendo Switch priced at C$330, which equates to US$249 and £200 in the U.K. Additionally, a leak concerning U.K. retailer GAME has the console on sale standalone and in bundles which start at £249.99 and include more storage capacity and one title.

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Darren is a proud father of two and a dedicated mobile technology writer from the UK. He's been writing about all things mobile, wearable, apps and anything else tech related for many years now for various sites all over the world.

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