According to fan site Centro Pokémon, remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl will be announced in February and released on Nintendo Switch later this year.
It’s also claimed they won’t follow a similar style to Kanto remake Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee which changed the way you capture Pokémon, and it will instead stick closer to the classic formula.
Centro Pokémon have been correct in leaking details in the past, most recently with the legendary Pokémon in Sword and Shield’s The Crown Tundra DLC, so this is the best sign yet that these remakes could be in development.
We can now confirm that Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl are coming this year to Nintendo Switch. https://t.co/QB66iVt75t— Centro Pokémon LEAKS (@CentroLeaks) January 14, 2021
It’s important to remember however that this is still speculation at this point, so please only mildly lose your minds.
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl originally released in 2006 on the Nintendo DS, which was set in the Sinnoh region and marked the fourth generation of Pokémon games.
Their release this year would also coincide with Pokémon’s 25th anniversary, which is set to include a special collaboration with Katy Perry and New Pokémon Snap in April.
While Diamond and Pearl remakes have been highly demanded by fans, it feels odd to skip over Gold and Silver and Ruby and Sapphire if it does turn out to be true. We’ll have to wait and see however when the 25th Pokémon anniversary celebrations get underway.