We are not even a week into the new year and it's already shaping up to be pretty exciting in the world of Pokemon. Game Freak's Junichi Masuda's recent message saying they 'intend to further evolve the world of Pokemon' and news of a big Pokemon announcement next week has many Pokemon fans speculating what's next in the series.
Here are five things I'm hoping for from the Pokemon series in 2013...
I've got everything crossed that the new generation of Pokemon will soon be upon us. Pokemon Black and White 2 on Nintendo DS were surely the last Pokemon games we'll see on that system, meaning the future of Pokemon should be on Nintendo 3DS which I'm very excited about.
Not so much for graphical enhancements (I love how it looks, keep it sprite based and not like the GameCube games!), but I'm more excited about the network based compatibility. For a start there would be no messing around with multiple friend codes and the friends I already have on 3DS will be able to trade with me straight away without the hassle.
Also using SpotPass to receive special Pokemon and events would be really useful. StreetPass also offers a lot of exciting possibilities like the sending and receiving of ghost data of the people you pass so you can battle them.
Also, if we do get a new generation soon, we can hope for at least a good hundred new Pokemon to obtain. With a new Pokemon anime film due for release later this year in Japan, this is often the time we get a glimpse of a couple of new generation Pokemon before the game's release. Hopefully we will get a sneak peek at what is to come very soon!