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'Pokémon Z' and 'Pokémon GO' Release Date, Update and Rumors to Be Unleashed at Christmas 2015

( [email protected] ) Dec 22, 2015 06:32 PM EST
Rumors about these Pokémon related games are flying, and it is difficult to even see what will be released when.  Pokémon Z, the long awaited follow-up to Pokémon X & Y, has been on Pokémon fans' minds for a few years.   Then this year, when Pokémon GO, a location based mobile game was announced, people wanted to know when this would be released as well.  Here is what we know about Pokémon Z and Pokémon GO Release Date, Update, and even some rumors to be around at Christmas.
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Rumors about these Pokémon related games are flying, and it is difficult to see even what will be released when.  Pokémon Z, the long-awaited follow-up to Pokémon X & Y, has been on Pokémon fans' minds for a few years.   Then this year, when Pokémon GO, a location-based mobile game was announced, people wanted to know when this would be released as well.  Here is what we know about Pokémon Z and Pokémon GO Release Date, Update, and even some rumors to be around at Christmas. 

For example, Ecumenical News reports that Pokémon Z could be out very soon, with some saying that it could be released before this year ends.  Not only that, there could be a free download of Pokémon GO included. 

As far as news goes about Pokémon Z, there was supposed to be something big revealed in the December issue of CoroCoro magazine.  Movie Pilot reports that this "big news" was somewhat underwhelming as it showed off the mysterious Zygarde, who will be featured in Pokémon Z, and also had an appearance in Pokémon X and Y

CoroCoro showed a screenshot from the Pokémon anime that showed off the forms of the Zygarde that include the Cell, Core, 10 percent form, 50 percent form, and complete form.  This information isn't anything new, but what captured people's attention is that the Core form had a blue core and not a red one. 

What could this mean?  Well, perhaps there are two Zygardes, and they must come together to make the complete one.  This would explain why Zygarde has both blue and red colors on its wings.  There are apparently two different 50 percent Zygardes seen in the opening of the Pokémon XY & Z anime that is currently airing in Japan.  Perhaps this will be made more visible in the Pokémon Z game, whenever it comes around. 

The odds of Pokémon Z being released before New Year's Day seem very slim and not safe odds for betting unless a lot of people with Pokémon Inc. have been keeping a lot of secrets.  Most news about Pokémon GO seems to point to a February release date. 

According to the Express, the Pokémon GO game, which is a location-based game where players will have to search for Pokémon to capture and train in real-life places, will have its share of challenges.  Niantic, a company that has had huge success with their location-based mobile app Ingress, will have their augmented-reality MMO Pokémon GO set up so certain Pokémon GO can be found within five minutes from the user's house, but others will be rarer.  What is going to be hard to find are the Pokémon Gyms, and those that live around water, like the ocean, will find their share of water-based Pokémon.  Fortunately, users will be able to trade, so those that have more water-based Pokémon can trade with those that have little. 

It looks like we are looking at an age when Pokémon players will be wandering around real places to find these pocket monsters (where Pokémon derives its name).   Soon players will feel like an adventurer going out in the wild to find these Pokémon, and there could be a rise of players trespassing. 

It would appear that only time will tell if these Pokémon rumors are going to be coming true about Pokémon Z and Pokémon GO, so we will see.