A new non-Niantic mobile Pokemon game is coming in the next year


The Pokemon Company collaborates with DeNA

That Pokémon train keeps rolling. Multiple projects are in the works, including Nintendo’s upcoming main generation Switch entriesSword & Shield, as well as any number of projects The Pokémon Company (which again, is separate from Nintendo, though The Big N owns a piece) is working on.

One of those was announced just this morning compliments of DeNA’s financial results briefing, described as a “new and exciting smartphone game [to launch] this fiscal year based on the globally popular Pokémon franchise, in partnership with The Pokémon Company.” To be clear, this is the same DeNA that’s been working with Nintendo on Miitomo, Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on mobile devices, not Niantic, who handles Pokémon Go. In all likelihood this will not be another AR game.

Details, including “information and launch timing” are coming at a later time, but at the very least we know that the fiscal year ensures that it’ll come before the end of the first quarter of 2020. We may even see a reveal at E3, which is just a month away.

DeNA FY2018 Operating Results [DeNA]