A Nintendo job posting has said that the upcoming Nintendo Switch Pokemon game will be getting Pokemon DLC to keep it going for a good while after it releases. Whether it’s true or not remains to be seen, but the possibility of paid DLC for a Pokemon game is quite new.
Pokemon has never been a game to do anything related to paid DLC; if the dev team wants to make a new story they’ll usually develop a sequel or something along those lines, as they did in Black and White 2 and the Ultra Sun and Moon games.
Exactly what might happen if Pokemon DLC becomes a thing for Nintendo is definitely something that could be interesting, and that’s if the job posting is actually real. The job posting in question refers to creating in-game videos and screenshots, managing software assets, and testing and preparing DLC data.
While there’s no confirmation that the DLC position is actually for Pokemon, the posting is supposed to be in London, where The Pokemon Company develops the main games in the franchise. So, if not them, then who else could it be?
Considering the edge in power and space that the Nintendo Switch has over a regular old Nintendo 3DS, the possibilities are endless if we get an actual mainline Pokemon game on the Switch console. We could get a larger region, possibly more Pokemon, new mechanics, and new places and stories to go through.
Of course, that all depends on whether or not this is actually Pokemon DLC, rather than something unrelated to it that The Pokemon Company wants for something else.
Considering how successful the DLC was for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a core title in a series that had never really had DLC before, Nintendo might have been emboldened enough to start putting more DLC into its games.