Okay, so me and my sister were talking and we got on the subject of pokemon. Unlike me, she’s not really into the games anymore. But, she remembers she played and enjoyed Diamond and Pearl. So, we thought it would be fun if I showed her some of the old characters from the games and she tried to guess who they are. (My sister’s words are in bold.)
Oh, I know that guy. That’s Cyrus.
Oh, that’s a guy?? Is he Jupiter? Galactic Grunt maybe?
Oh, so THAT’S Jupiter. Right?
So that’s not Saturn ok
Who the heck is that? Is he like Professor Oak’s less attractive brother? Oh maybe he’s like one of the grunts’ grandad. Yeah. He doesn’t even work there he just tagged along.
Is that Archie?? Doesn’t he have red hair and glasses too? Did he rob a fire truck or somethin
Peter Pan’s twin sister
Wii fit trainer
Professor Oak in a mask. He gets really excited about Magikarp.
How likely do you think Sinnoh remakes are this generation?
Well, it’s obviously hard to answer that question for sure, but let me just say that to my knowledge, in X/Y there weren’t all that many parallels to Hoenn in the games, and they had no real reason to make the Gen 3 games again (since the first 2 set of remakes were for compatibility reasons), but they did anyways. In contrast, there are quite a few parallels between Sun and Moon and Gen 4 in general.
Firstly, the obvious one is Type:Null and Silvally, who are basically mini artificial Arceus, as evidences by Null’s helmet matching Arceus’s Fence of Power™ and Silvally’s ability literally being “Arceus System” (ever since these games came out I’ve had to condition myself to pronounce it that way). As my friend pointed out a while ago, there’s also a mention of there being 3 Type:Null; one for Gladion, one for you, and one for… well, either a sequel to Sun and Moon or Sinnoh remakes perhaps?
Secondly, we have the general themes, motifs, and plot elements. Sinnoh was all about space, time, and the distortion world, and in SuMo we had Ultra Space, which is clearly another dimension that is quite distorted. You could easily draw a link between any of the 3 Sinnoh title legends and Ultra Beasts as a concept, so the potential of introducing new ones would be extremely easy with an existing premise like that. Sinnoh remakes would also most likely mean Z moves for the starters, and I can’t think of a starter line that would have cooler exclusive Z moves than Infernape, Empoleon, and Torterra.
Thirdly, if Sinnoh remakes were on the horizon, it would make sense that the concentration of Sinnoh Pokemon in SuMo would be pretty low, as you don’t want too much overlap. Doing the math, about 8% of all Pokemon in the Alola Pokedex are from Sinnoh; the second smallest after Kalos. However, almost exactly half of these Sinnoh Pokemon are only there by necessity of previous evolutions being there, like Magnezone and Porygon Z. Taking these out puts the number at about 4%, just a hair lower than Kalos. So this would seem to be in order as well.
And finally, some random “evidence”. Cynthia and Looker are both in the game; there presence means nothing on its own as Cynthia was in Black and White and Looker was in X/Y, but it’s a parallel nonetheless. There’s also articles in Burnet’s lab talking about Palkia, Giratina, and Bronzong’s dimensional abilities, a curious coincidence since they’re all Sinnoh Pokemon:
I didn’t know Giratina was from Arkansas
There’s also the allusion to Crasher Wake, one of the Gym Leaders from Sinnoh:
Which is likely just a random bit of dialogue, but another coincidence no less. If you want a truly random coincidence though, remember Cyrus? Leader of Team Galactic (another coincidence by name right there by the way, galaxies, sun and moon…)? Well, one interpretation of the meaning of his name is, in fact, “Sun”, which is pretty funny. Incidentally, the name “Cynthia” was originally an epithet of the Greek goddess of the moon. This is 100% sheer coincidence but it’s pretty amusing given the current situation.
There’s also this video, uploaded to the Japanese Youtube channel a few months ago. It’s just a storybook mini video, showcasing a small story for fun (in Japanese). However, interestingly the choice of the stars of the video were the 3 Sinnoh starters, Piplup, Turtwig, and Chimchar. Seems odd considering we’re still in Alola mode.
Anyways, considering that Masuda confirmed in an interview in late 2016 that the team is still interested in the remake approach, I think that the prospect of Sinnoh remakes eventually is certainly on the table. However, over the part 4 -5 years they’ve also made it clear that they want to be as unpredictable as possible, so even with all of this it’s hard to be sure about what will wind up happening.
Let's be real with last anon. Crasher Wake's GYARADOS is named "Muffin" and he LOVES ferrying the local kindergarden class during summer break trips to the gym on his back and head. Side note, his favorite snack is actually cranberry muffins with oats blended in.
IT WOULD BE
These are some 10/10 Wake lore factoids. I bet all the kids that Muffin ferries know Wake’s theme song by heart and sing it as loud as they can the whole way there (some teachers join in, some look like they need at least three hours of rest and two cups of coffee before they can be so festive)
3. If you could chose any town to live in from all the regions, which would it be?
Oooo…either Malie City or Pewter City!
5. Pokemon you dislike the most?
Aaaah….I don’t really like the Timburr line.
11. Favorite gym leader?
Crasher Wake or Olympia. Tied.
14. Prettiest Pokemon?
Oooo….Lilligant, Mega Diancie, Mega Gallade, Tsareena, Milotic, Frosslass!