Pokémon GO and Pokémon Z: 20 Year Anniversary Release? Updates, News, Release Date, Rumors

By Yumi Redfield

There are two very much awaited upcoming Pokémon games: Pokémon GO and Pokémon Z. Unfortunately, the release date of both games are still pretty murky.

Pokémon GO

This is a much awaited mobile game from Niantic. After getting a multi-million funding from The Pokémon Company, Nintendo, and Google, with additional funding upon reaching target dates for development milestones; Niantic then announced that they are looking to release Pokémon GO in 2016.

Pokémon GO is currently the closest thing to real-life Pokémon catching, training, trading, and battling that fans could get. Players who have the mobile game installed will be notified by their mobile game if there’s a Pokémon in the vicinity.

Niantic will also be offering the Pokémon GO Plus, a Bluetooth-enabled wristwatch that, along with the smartphone, will warn the player whenever a Pokémon is detected near the player.

With a very vague ‘2016’ release, there have been a lot of speculations on when Niantic will be releasing Pokémon GO.

February 2016 will be the 20th year anniversary of the highly successful Pokémon game franchise, so it is not surprising that a lot of Pokémon fans have speculated that the much awaited Pokémon GO will be released on the anniversary.

Unfortunately, there is still no official news with regards to the Pokémon GO release date.

Pokémon Z

Unlike Pokémon GO which has been announced, confirmed, and even funded by both The Pokémon Company and Nintendo, there is no announcement nor confirmation for Pokémon Z.

Still the rumors of a Pokémon Z being released won’t die down simply because Pokémon X and Pokémon Y has already been released, and in the minds of Pokémon fans, Pokémon Z is the most logical game that would be released next.

iDigitalTimes reported that CoroCoro promised a big announcement when their December issue is released, which will be released on December 15. The article also stated that normally, December issues are used to announce upcoming Pokémon movies, but still hopes are high that Pokémon Z will finally be confirmed in a few weeks’ time.

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