pokemonA Pokemon MMO would make complete sense – at least in my opinion and most likely in the fans’ opinion. However, Nintendo doesn’t believe that a Pokemon MMO would be a great idea, at leas not for now and they have confirmed they have no plans to take the franchise into a such direction.

Speaking with What They Play, Junichi Masuda, the Pokemon series director, said: ““At this point, we’re not thinking of going in that direction [of creating a Pokemon MMO]. Trading is a core concept of Pokémon. So when you’re trading, you meet with a friend and decide which one you want and which one they want. I would like to emphasize real-world communication. You don’t see each other online”

Some reasons which can be considered a bit dubious, but if they’re for real, then I doubt we have no other option but accept them. However, it’s still strange – not just that a well done Pokemon MMO would have great deals of success from a financial point of view, but it would also be a dream come true for all the fans of the franchise. So hopefully Nintendo will soon think again about a Pokemon MMO…


  1. Wow, i cant belive they actually shot down the idea of a Pokemon MMO.
    Real world communication…. Look at the world today, everything in online communication, a pokemon MMO would take the market by storm and because of its solid base with the games and anime franchises, the MMO would have a huge success and tons of room to grow into a game that could rival even the most popular of MMO’s, yes im talking about wow.

    Lets hope Nintendo and the pokemon developers come to their senses and see this huge gap in the MMO market that has their name in it written with a HUGE neon sign!!

  2. They should have released it years ago, and they’d be a lot more popular and have a lot more money by now; even if it’s a monthly pay-to-play type of game – which I’d have absolutely no problem with – as a matter of fact i’d prefer that because it’d ensure that they focus on updating the MMO and keeping it running.

    Multiple servers, and only one legendary on each one, actual tournaments instead of a lame elite-4 and one champion. Multiple regions.. it’d be a lot more fun.

    at some point I don’t think they’ll have much of a choice, they can either continue what they’re doing now and release new region after new region, lamer pokemon after lamer pokemon until the game becomes so lame and boring that they can’t revive it; or they can make an MMO and attract a lot of fans and make an even better, steady revenue and they won’t need to rush new ideas for new interesting games (like right now they’re making re-makes of all the older games.) :/

    • I think that the elite 4 is fine. I understand what your saying about them though. I think they should just incorporate the elite 4. Cause lets face it not everyone likes PVP(Player vs Player). It would be a nice change, but lets not have them(The Elite 4) so weak? I mean com on they are the “Elite 4”.

      Just a thought to your idea. :P


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