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Rumour: Pokemon Rainbow Could Be Next Pokemon Game Coming Holiday 2016

We are all wondering what the Pokemon Company has in store for fans for the franchise’s 20th anniversary. Well rumours are swirling suggesting that the next mainline Pokemon title is Pokemon Rainbow and it is due to be released this holiday season. The information comes via MetalDave who has set the internet alight with a number of rumours that he is adamant are legitimate. The proof shown to him is apparently Nintendo of America’s marketing budget and scheduling overview for 2016 which is focused on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

3DS release list 2016:

Spring-Early Summer

  • Mario and Sonic Rio 2016
  • Nintendo Selects Wave 1
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends
  • Disney Art Academy
  • Bravely Second
  • Code Name: “Caviar F” (casual friendly smaller budget game)
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force


  • Code name: “Torte City” big budget unannounced game for all gamers core/all ages
  • Dragon Quest VII
  • Code name: “Cadillac” (casual friendly smaller budget game late summer)


  • 3DS Hardware Price Cut
  • Code name: “N-Stars” big budget game for all ages
  • Nintendo Selects Wave 2
  • Code name: “DMW2” possibly Disney Magical World 2
  • Dragon Quest VIII
  • Pokémon 20th Anniversary game “Niji” Japanese translation: “Rainbow” 

Thanks, Peter C


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        1. This rumor was reported years ago back when X&Y came out. lol I guess Nintendo love the rumor so much that they named their new game rainbow? (Only different in that game. Is… You were in a space colony in the future. 100 years after the main series and the new eeveelution was gonna be a half machine, half computer…. Did I forget to mention that this rumor was before X & Y and sylveon wasn’t reveal yet?) lol

    1. Seriously, Pokemon Rainbow? The exact same rumor came up some time before X & Y were announced. How many times are we supposed to fall for the same joke? Try harder next time!

    2. Every gen there’s a pokemon rainbow rumor and it never comes to fruition…..I could see a new game coming late this year, but I highly doubt they’d go with rainbow, even for the 30th anniversary.

    3. i’m not sure if this rumor might be true but its hard to find out about these types of rumors but i need alot of info about this Pokemon Rainbow or what so ever but some people find that hard to believe that these rumors might be fake.

    4. IDK how I feel about Rainbow. Pokemon is a major draw, so why would you release it on the 3DS instead of NX? Does that mean there’s no NX handheld? Or is Nintendo really releasing a game that would heavily boost sales on a last generation system?

      And what exactly would an anniversary game look like? Revisit Kanto? All regions? A new region that is inspired by all other regions? Just a new region in general with all old Pokemon and maybe a few new?

      Also, what about Z? Is there really no Pokemon Z coming out? X and Y had so many flaws, it’d be a shame if that generation didn’t get to redeem itself.

      I’m surprised at no Yo-kai Watch. Isn’t there two more out in Japan? And another coming out this year? Releasing the second two this year would have made a lot of sense.

      1. I can dig the idea of an anniversary game being just the original Generation 1 Pokemon, all modern HD 3D-ed up. Honestly, I don’t have the ambition to ‘catch em all’ when there are like 700 of the them now. And some of them look like sentient furniture.

        1. TBH, I’d love to see a retelling of the first game. With added things, like dwelling into Mewtwo, Mew, etc. a lot deeper. I feel like they really dropped the ball with those two in-game, so to see a story-line play out and get major focus would be very interesting. Plus, at this point, Mew isn’t rare, so it’s not a big deal if it’s finally catchable in-game. Plus, Involving Mewtwo and Mew more would also make Team Rocket’s story a lot more interesting.

          A retelling would be a really great chance to give us something a bit more mature, but also something that’s true to Pokemon. When I say mature, I don’t mean like GTA or something, but just something with a really great story that doesn’t feel dumbed down or childish. A lot of Pokemon games do at this point. They have all this mythology with their legendary/mystic Pokemon, but it’s never really dealt with in a truly satisfying way.

          So, IDK, it’d be nice to see it finally happen and goign back to Kanto to do so just feels very natural to me.

    5. Aaaand just like that I believe MetalDave a lot less now. Pokémon Rainbow’s a pretty old rumor, and this just stinks of him recycling it. If he goes on to say it’s an MMO, that would probably sink all his credibility for me (unless it happened, by some bizzare chance).

      Here’s who I think MetalDave is now: Some guy who made some very safe, plausible claims to appear as legitimate, just so he could make this wild claim and have people believe him.

      1. Why would he go with Rainbow, though? Why not any other name? If I were going to make up a Pokemon rumor, I wouldn’t use a title that’s been used for fakes in the past.

        Disney Art Academy wasn’t a safe, plausible claim. And yet, it looks to be true. The other stuff, I’ll give you; for the most part, but you can’t act like Disney Art Academy is something you can just guess.

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