With the infinite amount of hype surrounding a potential mainline Pokemon title on the Nintendo Switch, we can’t help but feel let down by the news that Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be skipping the Switch entirely and be released for the Nintendo 3DS exclusively.
There were a lot of rumors swirling about a Pokemon title coming to the Switch and it appears that was Pokken Tournament DX the whole time. Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will offer an alternate story to the Sun and Moon games and new Pokemon to catch.
All hope isn’t totally lost for a potential Nintendo Switch version. According to Serebii, a Pokemon news website, says a Switch version launch date is currently listed with a TBA (to be announced) listing next to it. It turns out, though, that the listing was just a false alarm. You can see the screenshot for yourself below but Nintendo has since removed it. If you look to the left side of the screenshot below, you can see a Nintendo Switch has replaced the Wii U as the main character’s console. It all just feels like a tease at this point.
As unlikely as a Switch version seems at this point, there is still a small glimmer of hope on the horizon. Our only source for this news is Serebii and we’re taking it with a grain of salt. Maybe we just need to go through all the stages of grief before we can accept that Pokemon Stars isn’t coming. It might end up being revealed that Stars was in fact a code name for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
For now, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be debuted on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on November 17, 2017. We don’t know much about the titles but we’re sure more news will be revealed closer to the release date. No price has been announced but 3DS games are traditionally $39.99 and that’s what we’re going to guess here.
Are you excited for the enhanced Sun and Moon titles? Let us know in the comments below!