Nintendo and Game Freak are all set to release a couple of Pokemon spin-off games this year, including Pokemon Legends: Arceus later this month for the Switch, Switch Lite, and Switch OLED. Samus Hunter, a prominent Nintendo insider, alleges that one of these upcoming games could be Detective Pikachu. Unfortunately, this is the extent of his report, no other details have been released or speculated upon.
“New spin-offs are also coming for mobile and console, I don’t rule out that we might see some Detective Pikachu-related stuff,” tweeted Samus Hunter. “These are The Pokemon Company’s general plans as of today, in the coming weeks/months I will try to keep you updated. I will talk about Nintendo in the coming days.”
As you can see, Samus Hunter suggests whatever these spin-off games are, we won’t be hearing about them anytime in the immediate future. However, the leaker believes a new Nintendo Direct is happening soon. If this is correct, it’s possible we will hear about these games then, but probably only if it’s after the release of the aforementioned Pokemon Legends: Arceus as Nintendo won’t want to distract Pokemon fans before the newest installment is out in the wild.
(All information was provided by ComicBook)