Every upcoming Pokémon game is confirmed under development

There are a number of Pokémon games under development, such as Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus for Switch.

There are a number coming Pokémon games that are confirmed to be under development and some of them will be launched later this year. The Nintendo Switch has already got several high-profile ones Pokémon games such as Let’s go! Pikachu & Eevee, Pokémon Sword & Shield (and its extensions), and The Pokémon Snap, not to mention the growing popularity of the series on mobile platforms.

Pokémon is one of the largest media franchises on the planet, and only a portion of its revenue comes from its games. The new Pokémon games are the cornerstone of every other aspect of the franchise as they introduce the new Pokémon that will eventually end up appearing elsewhere. They also reuse the old ones for the new material, which happens when the remakes of the older games are released. As such, there will always be a board of news Pokémon games on the way, especially as the franchise, and Nintendo Switch, continues to grow in popularity.


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There are currently no words for the next one Pokémon games (ninth generation mainline titles) are coming out and they are unlikely to be released until the end of 2022 at the earliest, but The Pokémon Company still has plenty of high-profile titles launching over the next six months that should keep happy fans. There are also a few Pokémon games that have disappeared from the public eye, but these are considered under development until The Pokémon Company declares that they have been canceled.

Pokémon Unite (Android / iOS version)

The new MOBA game Pokémon Unite is currently available on the Nintendo Switch, but it will reach a much wider audience later this year as it comes to Android and iOS devices in September and offers a twist on more traditional MOBA gameplay – with an adorable Pokémon facelift to boot.

Detective Pikachu succeeds

Detective Pikachu video game

The original Detective Pikachu the game was released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan in 2016, with an international release following in 2018. Detective Pikachu film inspired new interest in the concept, and one Detective Pikachu the successor Nintendo Switch was announced for the Nintendo Switch in 2019. The Pokémon Company has not mentioned the game since then, but it is still believed to be under development until its cancellation has been confirmed. There is currently no record of a possible release date.

Pokémon sleep

Pokemon Sleep Slowpoke cover

Pokémon sleep was announced during the same press conference as Detective Pikachu successor, and it has also apparently disappeared into thin air. The game tracks how the player sleeps using Pokémon GO Plus + accessories. It has many fans assumed it Pokémon sleep has been canceled, and ended up sharing the fate of the Wii Vitality Sensor, but it is still considered under development until the Pokémon Company confirms that the project has been shut down.

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It seems that Pokémon sleep will soon wake up. ONE Pokémon Go datamine revealed it Pokémon sleep content has been added to the game. There is now information related to Pokémon Go Plus + accessories present in the game files. It is possible that The Pokémon Company will announce a release date for the game during the next Pokémon Day celebrations, which will take place on February 27, 2022.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Promotional art for the revelations of Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for the Nintendo Switch

The great main line Pokémon video games in 2021 are Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, which are Nintendo Switch remakes of the Sinnoh games. Very few footage from the games has been revealed so far, but they appear to be live remakes of Pokémon Diamond & Pearl. It is unclear whether they will contain any content or concepts from Pokémon Sword & Shield, such as Dynamaxing or a wild area. It is also unclear whether they will contain content from Pokemon Platinum. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl will release for the Nintendo Switch on November 19, 2021.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon: Legends Arceus release date

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is an upcoming open-world game set in the distant past of the Sinnoh region. The game involves the hunt for Arceus in an era where Sinnoh has not yet been colonized by humans. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set to become one of the biggest Switch games of 2022, thanks to the fact that it changed the established formula for Pokémon series, and go for something closer Monster hunter franchise, or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with its open world design and exploration. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set to release for the Nintendo Switch on January 28, 2022.

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