Is a New Pokémon Game Coming Out in 2023?

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With the most recent Pokémon games, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, being released a little over two months ago, players are already hyped for another game.

With the immense amount of new features introduced in both Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the next installments in the Pokémon series are sure to excite and shake up the Pokémon main series games' formulas.

Is a New Pokémon Game Coming Out in 2023?

While no concrete evidence supports the fact that there will or won't be a new game in 2023, looking at the Pokémon Company's track record, it is possible to get a better sense of answering this question.

Pokémon Sword and Shield, the previous entries within the Pokémon franchise released in 2019, were followed by a year of DLC releases, those releases being entitled the Crown Tundra and the Isle of Armor.

2021 saw the highly-anticipated remakes of the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, finally come out. These games acted as a prelude to Pokémon Legends: Arceus in 2022, the first games like it in the Pokémon series.

At the end of 2022, in November, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet were released as an open-world Pokémon experience. Looking at Sword and Shield as reference points, 2023 will likely be a year of downloadable content releases for Scarlet and Violet, with there possibly being teases of new games closer to the end of the year.

Players await DLC for Scarlet and Violet with hopes of story elaboration and exciting new Pokémon to catch.