ByKatie Granger, writer at
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Katie Granger

When it was reported by that the first footage from the upcoming and widely speculated about Pokémon games — Pokémon Sun and Moon — would be unveiled via a special episode of Japanese variety show Gathering at the Pokémon House on Sunday April 3, it's safe to say we got pretty excited.

But, sad news Pokéfans, the episode air date came and went, and disappointed everyone with the lack of new information. Rather the footage aired was the same as what we'd seen before, the announcement trailer from February's Nintendo Direct reveal, and you can watch part of the segment below via YouTuber MyGamingBoulevard.

The show did feature representatives who were asked if they could share new details regarding Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, but in true Nintendo fashion they all kept pretty tight lipped about the finer points.

Pokémon series producer and director Junichi Masuda did jokingly say that we should expect to see more than 10 new Pokémon in the new games; which isn't really news given that the new games are set to introduce Gen VII, so will likely introduce far more than a mere 10 new catchable pocket monsters.

CoroCoro Magazine

CoroCoro announces 'Pokémon Sun and Moon' news
CoroCoro announces 'Pokémon Sun and Moon' news

What we saw in last month's issue of CoroCoro Comic, Japan's popular monthly magazine often tasked with breaking Pokémon news, didn't really have all that much to do with the Pokémon Sun and Moon announcement.

But it looks like that is about to change; the good news is that as of this month CoroCoro is expected to begin revealing the first bits and pieces of information regarding the upcoming games, starting with the next issue which is due to hit newstands in Japan on April 15.

'Pokémon Sun and Moon' may introduce drivable vehicles
'Pokémon Sun and Moon' may introduce drivable vehicles

What will we see first? Starters? Trainers? New locations? Legendaries!? And what about the fabled release date, speculated to be in the latter part of 2016, just in time for the Christmas buying frenzy?

Watch this space, we'll report back with the news when the April issue of CoroCoro Magazine hits newstands later this week.

What do you want to see in 'Pokémon Sun' and 'Pokémon Moon'? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Sources: Serebii; Serebii


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