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Old October 4th, 2013 (08:07 AM).
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Although Nintendo hasn't confirmed that they're working on a Hoenn remake, there is a strong pattern which indicates that they will release a Hoenn remake for the Nintendo 3DS. To understand this pattern we need to ask ourselves: when has Nintendo released remakes? Well, let's take a look at all the main Pokemon games they've released so far.

Gameboy:
Pokemon Red & Blue (1996)
Pokemon Yellow (1999)


Gameboy Color:
Pokemon Gold &Silver (2000)
Pokemon Crystal (2001)


Gameboy Advance:
Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire (2003)
Pokemon FireRed & LeafGreen (2004)(remakes of Pokemon Red and Blue/Green)
Pokemon Emerald (2005)


Nintendo DS:
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl (2007)
Pokemon Platinum (2009)
Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver (2010)(remakes of Gold and Silver)
Pokemon Black & White (2011)
Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 (2012)


Starting to see a pattern? Basically, they won't release Hoenn remakes for the DS because the differences in terms of graphics won't be different enough from the original Hoenn games (Ruby & Sapphire), which is the same reason why we didn't get a Gold & Silver remake for the Gameboy Advance and it was too soon to release a remake just 4 years after Gold & Silver came out. And with the new handheld console, the Nintendo 3DS, it makes sense that Nintendo won't release a brand new remake on an old outdated console from 2005 (The Nintendo DS). My guess is that we will get a Hoenn remake for Nintendo 3DS after Pokemon X and Y have been released, which should be sometime in 2014 or 2015.
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Quote originally posted by P0kelegend:
A reviewer for Pokemon X and Y revealed this hint about Hoenn that is in the games:

"The thing I wanted to share earlier: there is a random person from Hoenn talking about his region. He said it's a nice region etc etc, but the final thing he said was very interesting:

"You will see it in due time""
Please put a link or an image to support your point.
Because everyone will be happier that way. lol
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Quote originally posted by Makoto Tachibana:
Please put a link or an image to support your point.
Because everyone will be happier that way. lol
He received the game early as he is a reviewer, he posted it here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=84697961&postcount=8454
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He received the game early as he is a reviewer, he posted it here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=84697961&postcount=8454
Thank you for sharing us the link.
I'm guessing that the certain NPC might said something like, I hope you can visit Hoenn in the future or something like that.
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I believe they will remake Emerald in 2014 since it's the 10th anniversary of it, or they just make different Hoenn story.
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Comparison of the Hoenn gym themes and the X/Y Champion theme: http://youtu.be/CwPNFTndghg

Interesting.
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In looking at the pattern of facts, I can make a very plausible argument that there would NOT be a Hoenn remake in the near future. There isn't any need for one.

They made the Gen 1 remakes because:

(1) In addition to Pokemon Emerald, it was the only way you could complete the national Pokedex in Gen 3 because Ruby and Sapphire had a considerable lack of Kanto and Johto Pokemon and you could not trade between the GBA and GB/GBC.

(2) Third Gen came out a time where the Poke-boom of the late 90's and early 2000's had ended and there was an immediate backlash against the franchise (as you would usually get with popular fads that have recently faded). Nintendo and Gamefreak were looking to re- kindle interest in the franchise by going back to its roots.


Similarly, they made the Gen 2 remakes because:

(1) The Nintendo DSi and all other DS systems that followed were not compatible with the GBA games and Gamefreak needed to find a way to help fans complete the Natonal Dex.

(2) They had already remade the Gen 1 games and it would only make sense they remake its sequels, which constitute Gen 2 games.


As for remakes of the Hoenn games:

(1) The 9 main Pokemon games that are compatible with the Nintendo DS (along with Pokemon X and Y) make it possible for players to complete the National Dex, thus rendering the need for R/S/E remakes void.

(2) A lot of people on here tend to remember Hoenn fondly because R/S/E was your first Pokemon game. I get that. However, it is nowhere near as nostalgic as the first 2 Generations in the minds of the general public so that it would not be logical to even try and do Gen 3 remakes. On the point of doing it to garner public interest, Pokemon X and Y seem to successfully be doing this on their own.


I must admit, however, that I would love to revisit Kanto, but not in the context of a Gen 1 remake. I'd really like to see a Game based on the Kanto War and what the region was like before Red's Journey.
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Quote originally posted by RoreyG:
In looking at the pattern of facts, I can make a very plausible argument that there would NOT be a Hoenn remake in the near future. There isn't any need for one.

They made the Gen 1 remakes because:

(1) In addition to Pokemon Emerald, it was the only way you could complete the national Pokedex in Gen 3 because Ruby and Sapphire had a considerable lack of Kanto and Johto Pokemon and you could not trade between the GBA and GB/GBC.

(2) Third Gen came out a time where the Poke-boom of the late 90's and early 2000's had ended and there was an immediate backlash against the franchise (as you would usually get with popular fads that have recently faded). Nintendo and Gamefreak were looking to re- kindle interest in the franchise by going back to its roots.


Similarly, they made the Gen 2 remakes because:

(1) The Nintendo DSi and all other DS systems that followed were not compatible with the GBA games and Gamefreak needed to find a way to help fans complete the Natonal Dex.

(2) They had already remade the Gen 1 games and it would only make sense they remake its sequels, which constitute Gen 2 games.


As for remakes of the Hoenn games:

(1) The 9 main Pokemon games that are compatible with the Nintendo DS (along with Pokemon X and Y) make it possible for players to complete the National Dex, thus rendering the need for R/S/E remakes void.

(2) A lot of people on here tend to remember Hoenn fondly because R/S/E was your first Pokemon game. I get that. However, it is nowhere near as nostalgic as the first 2 Generations in the minds of the general public so that it would not be logical to even try and do Gen 3 remakes. On the point of doing it to garner public interest, Pokemon X and Y seem to successfully be doing this on their own.


I must admit, however, that I would love to revisit Kanto, but not in the context of a Gen 1 remake. I'd really like to see a Game based on the Kanto War and what the region was like before Red's Journey.

There is also the issue of the timeline since the events of R/S/E take place around the same time as R/B/Y so remaking the games would probably be a bit confusing. That being said I would like to see Hoenn in the next game, not as a remake, but as a sequel of sorts set long after the events of R/S/E. And as long as I get to see Flannery again I'll be happy.
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RSE are the best games, they deserve a remake(preferably without the 3 regions of new pokemon)
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Being the guy that entered Pokemon during the transition of Generation 3 to Generation 4, and also being that guy that owned a DS (I'm a little young), I would like a Hoenn remake. I never really like the generation before mine simply because I didn't start with it and the merchandise they made for it (books and what not) kinda sucked. I would still like to have those games. Sure it wasn't the best ride for older gamers, but Game Freaks audience is really for around 10 yrs of age. They kept Ash 10 years old for the younger kids, why not make it so that every kid gets to enjoy what they didn't?

Oh yeah, when they made those Gen 1 and Gen 2 remakes well they also remade the timeline. So that Gen 1 goes alongside Gen 3 and Gen 2 goes along Gen 4. So if you remake Gen 3, does this mean that Gen 6 could possible happen at the same time as Gen 1 and Gen 3. If Game Freak kept making more games, then it is possible that by the time you reach Gen 9/10, you'll have multiple Generations/Games' timelines happening at once?
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I think the whole compatibility thing was a very thinly veiled excuse for making money on a previously released game. Let's face it, there were other ways to include the Kanto and Johto pokemon without remaking Red/Blue/Yellow. The reason they went with Fire Red and Leaf Green is because it is significantly cheaper to do it. They don't need to design new pokemon, a new region, write a new story, create new characters, write (too much) new dialogue, compose new music, and do other essential jobs to make a new game because it was all done already. That's why Heart Gold and Soul Silver were made, it was a cheap way to make a ton of money. It is also the reason there is a third version of the game every generation (B2/W2 count). It is cheaper to make than a whole new game.

For that reason, and that reason alone, I see Hoenn Remakes or Kanto Remakes coming out in 2015. They aren't going to disrupt the release of the Gen VI main series (X2/Y2/Z) to release Hoenn unless there is a massive rewrite to the story.
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Yes. Like above said, it's not a question "if", but "when". Hoenn remake in 2015 is not ruled out of question.

One thing that's interesting though is the fact that Hoenn is one of the largest regions out there. And many wants to see "A second region". If there will be an Hoenn remake with the addition of an extra region, then what other region will they use?

Think about it.
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Old October 23rd, 2013 (09:11 AM). Edited October 23rd, 2013 by RandomDSdevel.
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Quote originally posted by franko94:
… I consider Gen III to be "my generation." I still play it to this day ….
Me, too! Though I kind of lump Generation IV in with it, too, since Diamond was the first Pokémon game that I bought with my own money…

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…Realistically though, I think a remake of Kanto is more realistic for this Generation. …
Maybe both will happen this generation? I mean, references to both Kanto and Hoenn have been made in X and Y, haven't they?

Quote originally posted by RoreyG:
I must admit, however, that I would love to revisit Kanto, but not in the context of a Gen 1 remake. I'd really like to see a Game based on the Kanto War and what the region was like before Red's Journey.
Now that would be quite interesting!
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If they were to remake Kanto again I say add pre-gen 2 Johto into it, it'll be fun to see it in a different time like we did with Kanto in Gen 2 and their remakes.

Now back on topic. I expect remakes around 2015 or late 2014 (maybe holiday season).
Though...this new game they're announcing could be a remake of Yellow...or a side game...but two games in the same year was done back in Gen III in japan with FrLg and Emerald. If so I'll say 2015 for Hoenn remakes (10th anniversary of Emerald internationally).

Speaking of remakes...next year is the 10th anniversary of the first pair of remakes...and Emerald...maybe we'll get an event like we did with RS' anniversary last year...only this time internationally...
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If they remake Hoenn, how would they do it? Unlike the other games, Emerald is DRASTICALLY different than the games it's based off of, I can see them adding the other team in the after game, but that would screw up the main story since there is actually a conclusion.
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If they remake Hoenn, how would they do it? Unlike the other games, Emerald is DRASTICALLY different than the games it's based off of, I can see them adding the other team in the after game, but that would screw up the main story since there is actually a conclusion.
I think the story will likely follow Emerald's. I do see them changing the story line near the end with Groudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza. They'll proably have us get Rayquaza from Sky Pillar to stop the two legends. Though after Rayquaza and the opposite version's mascot leave, our version mascot legendary could stay back...and begin causing earthquakes or flooding the island with waves, with Rayquaza not having fully calmed it down. Thus we'll need to get a new item like how the Bird duo had in Johto to calm our mascot down...or simply battle them. Perhaps it could even be a timed battle...like we have four turns to defeat it/catch it if not we lose...
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Quote originally posted by KingCyndaquil:
If they remake Hoenn, how would they do it? Unlike the other games, Emerald is DRASTICALLY different than the games it's based off of, I can see them adding the other team in the after game, but that would screw up the main story since there is actually a conclusion.
I'd guess they'll make two versions: MagmaRuby and AquaSapphire or something like that. And keep the stories with the respective teams from those versions, rather than adopting Emerald's merged version. Still, I'd hope that the features and places implemented in Emerald would stay, as well as all the new functions in the Kalos games.

If they would create these remakes, the best way to go would be to first way a year or so and release Pokémon Z version, and then spend at least 2 years developing these Hoenn remakes. I think if they released the remakes before Pokémon Z, people wouldn't be as interested in that version, unless it had drastically new features or extra areas and new pokémon.

EDIT: what a fun coincidence that the poster above me happens to be named what I suggested as the version names :P I of course knew that I wasn't the first to think of those obvious names.
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While you guys are heating on in the discussion, I'd like to point out that no 3rd version game has ever been remade. Honestly, the main reason the games were remade at all was because the 2nd Gen and below are kind of cut off after Hoenn came in with a bazooka and blew off the old picture. I mean to say, easy trade access, etc. couldn't quite possibly be constructed after the new sort of IV/EV system in the works.

Concurring to what Adventure said, releasing Hoenn remakes before Z will outright ruin Z's picture. I believe FRLG almost did that with Emerald. That's why HGSS became scheduled after Pt.

If Hoenn is remade, I suppose nobody would mind much of it anyway because they'd probably have all their Hoenn Pokémon in already. Of course, it would be a good way to facilitate all new 6th Gen features.

tbh I'm quite neutral to if it will be made or not, but I so badly want it. I know an older thread that pinpointed that Kalos was making many references to Hoenn so I'm sure GameFreak wants us to know they haven't forgotten the idea.
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I'm still clinging to that guy in Camphrier Hotel as evidence for a Hoenn Remake. "My region is awesome, etc. You'll see it in due time." Not a direct quote obviously, but I have actually encountered this backpacker in-game. I hadn't seen the review before this, and personally I think this is solid evidece for a remake, hopefully Hoenn.

They've definitely revealed that we will visit another region, most likely in this generation of Pokémon, and it seems very unlikely that they'd bring a brand new region into the main series games in the same generation as Kalos.

It's worth noting that he also says "We have this town that you wouldn't believe..." Which is interesting. I don't think we'll ever know which town he meant, but Hoenn is a very diverse region and has some very interesting towns. Sootopolis, for instance, built inside a dormant volcano; Fortree City, which is pretty much a forest with a town suspended above it. It's certainly interesting.

As for why Hoenn, it's the earliest region in Pokémon history that hasn't been remade already. It's close to a lot of fans' hearts, and when you look at what a great job Game Freak is doing on that level already, with Gen 1 starters and Pokémon Origins, I think it's save to say they know what they're doing. Add to that the fact that a lot of fans would buy these games. People go nuts over a new Pokémon game even when it isn't a remake. Imagine that, plus the anticipation that's building for these games (this thread stands as proof), and it'd almost like what would happen if Valve announced Half-Life 3. And people would buy it. In masses!

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And there is an woman in an city saying "My town has a hot spring next to the Pokemon Center" Lavarige Town
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And there is an woman in an city saying "My town has a hot spring next to the Pokemon Center" Lavarige Town
Can someone confirm this please, because it's a dead giveaway for Hoenn in that case :D
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Can someone confirm this please, because it's a dead giveaway for Hoenn in that case :D
Yes it is true.I think it was in Cyllage city.
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Can someone confirm this please, because it's a dead giveaway for Hoenn in that case :D
I've seen it, but I wouldn't say it confirms anything. They always put a few throwbacks in. What is interesting, though, is that they're being very specific here, where a lot of these sorts of references are quite vague.
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Quote originally posted by Magmaruby and Aquasapphire:
If they were to remake Kanto again I say add pre-gen 2 Johto into it, it'll be fun to see it in a different time like we did with Kanto in Gen 2 and their remakes.
I wouldn't mind seeing how GameFreak could add the Orange Islands into a Kanto remake as well, especially since they did so well with the Sevii Islands (man, I miss those…why didn't they put them in HeartGold and SoulSilver, anyway?)
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I've just realised one problem with Hoenn remakes...
After the amazing character of N and the very impressive Gen V stories, and the unexpectedly dark Gen VI story, Team Magma/Aqua would look pretty stupid...

"I want to eliminate all water/land in existence!"

Just a thought.
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