Back in July, Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori shared details regarding a potential link between Pokemon Go and Pokemon Sun and Moon.
After analysing the text of Pokemon Sun and Moon, it looks like there will indeed be a link between the games.
Possible Link between Pokemon Go and Pokemon Sun and Moon
If you go through Pokemon Sun and Moon game text, you should be able to find a mention of gifts for Pokemon Go players that will be acquired from the deliveryman in any Pokemon Centre. Here is the exact line:
Thank you for playing Pokemon GO! Please pick up your gift from the deliveryman in any Pokemon Center.
This is not much to go on, but the possibility of trading items, receiving special bonuses, transferring Pokemon, etc. remains. This is what Ohmori and Masuda hinted at, back in July:
[Masuda, Ohmori] are also considering linkage with the smartphone app Pokemon Go which came out earlier this month. However, Masuda said that Pokemon Go is a game about catching Pokemon by walking all around the world. And even with the same Pokemon species, they have different appearance methods and catch rates in Sun/Moon.
If they are to link the two games, they have to do it in a way that doesn’t break the balance of either game and even end up making both games boring. They still need to find an interesting idea that could make both games more interesting.
Pokemon Sun and Moon is scheduled to release exclusively for Nintendo 3DS on Nov. 18, 2016.
How do you think Game Freak will link the both games? Or what would you like to see? Let us know in the comments section below!