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Old November 11th, 2012 (08:40 PM).
Xander Olivieri
 
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Quote originally posted by LenSho:
Well, here are my thoughts:

I am convinced that they will remake Ruby and Sapphire. I'm sure people will buy them, so, why wouldn't they? The question is when and for what console, DS or 3DS. We could use the anime as a reference to guess how long they want Gen V to last. First consider this:

Maybe many of you already know that since Gen III, the anime starts a new season almost at the same time there's a new Generation game released in Japan.

Spoiler:


Best Wishes is almost over, the Unova League episodes will begin on Nov 22, and assuming it lasts at least 8 episodes, and a couple more to end Ash's journey in the Unova Region (or maybe more if Team Plasma finally shows up, in the same fashion they did in the game) that means they WILL have to start some filler in February. They wanted to go back to their roots, so, maybe a consolation fruity islands League for Ash after he loses in the Unova Conference? Or maybe the Sinnoh/Johto Battle Frontier.

As for the console, it is possible they could be for 3DS. It has compatibility with DS games, so you should be able to transfer Pokémon from Gen V with no problem, not to mention you will need this in order to complete Gen VI's PokeDex as well. At least at first. It would make sense having remakes step up, FR/LG for GBA, HG/SS for DS, R/S for 3DS. I don't see why would it matter if Hoenn becomes the only region not accesible on the DS, Johto was not accesible on the GBA. However, it wouldn't make much sense to have a remake as the first game for 3DS. GameFreak will probably want to show new features in a whole new game.

So, this is how it could happen:

- The Anime starts a filler in a new random region (or maybe Hoenn), they release RS remakes (maybe DS, maybe 3DS), a year later Gen VI begins, letting Gen V last for another year (kinda), and they keep the same sequence: Gen 3 + Gen 1 remake, Gen 4 + Gen 2 remake and Gen 5 + Gen 3 remake. OR

- The Anime filler is shorter (possibly Battle Frontier since there are only 5 Frontier Brains and Ash doesn't have a Pokémon Coordinator as a companion, which is why Gen V was so short), ending around August 2013, Gen VI games are released for 3DS around September (why September? well, because E, DP, Pt, HGSS and BW were released in September, I'm just guessing). Then a year/year and a half later RS remakes are released for 3DS including Gen VI features. I think this would be worth the wait. This would mean Gen V will only last for 3 years, but I don't see why it shouldn't, after all it's an extension of the DS life-span.
Only comment I can add, which really doesn't mean much in comparison, Directors said there was no pattern for release. It was a coincidence on how they come out. So there is no sequence to follow.

As for Anime, I don't see another Battle Frontier showing up as the last one was made for R/G remake inclusion into the Anime, like how Lyra and her friend appeared in Sinnoh for the G/S Remakes. For R/S remakes we'd need a Hoenn character appear which would be shown first and air after the Remakes were released. We'd hear about the remakes before we'd hear about the Anime tie in.

There is nothing left to do in Hoenn without them adding something completely new to force Ash to go back. Can't see a new character replacing either Brendon or May as they are iconic to the generation. Wally is a possible tie in as he played a fairly important role in the game and I don't remember him being in the Anime, or Birch could reappear for something.

Battle Frontier wise, I think only one exists in the Anime. The battle frontier is owned and operated by Scott, it was created in Hoenn by game standards and Scott was scouting in Hoenn for possible trainers to take on the challenge for the Anime. I don't see another Frontier existing, and a return to Sinnoh or even Johto would mean the opposite of what we'd want as it has nothing to do with Hoenn and would mean more that Gen 4 has a remake on the way which isn't probable in any way.

Anime wise we are waiting for a Hoenn tie in or hint to New Pokemon/Region to give Ash another reason to go explore.

As for Plasma, its not really likely they want to bring them back in as they were a key part to Team Rocket's being in Unova. Since that part is completely forgone, I don't see them bringing them back for any other reason now. We'll prolly get Plasma as part of the Genesect Movie, but Anime wise bringing them in may just respark the issue with their debut episode which was canceled because of the Earthquake that hit Japan when the episode ran around Castellia's destruction by Earthquake from one of the two teams. They won't bring them into the anime for an ethical reason.