The 2015 Pokémon World Championships were held in Boston this past weekend, and as eventful as it may have been, one minor hint towards the franchise’s future will undoubtedly be the one thing that remains lingering in the minds of fans. That’s because the folks at Nintendo World Report got a chance to talk to J.C. Smith, the Director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Company International, at the championship. When talking about the future of the multi-billion dollar franchise, the website asked Smith to, “just throw a cryptic word out there? Just anything.”
Mr. Smith responded with one word: “flowers.”
When it comes to the world of Pokémon, flowers could mean a lot of different things. First of all, there are many creatures that feature flowers prominently in their design, so that could mean some grass types will play an important role in the near future. Nintendo World Report even mentioned Floette, a flower wielding Pokémon that has a currently unreleased special version thought to be important to the series’ story. Personally, I’ve never been a big grass type fan so those particular theories don’t really do much for me.
That said, the Johto region from Gold and Silver featured several cities named after flowers, such as Azalea Town and Goldenrod City. Maybe we’ll return to Johto in a future Pokémon title, or perhaps the developers will once again use flowers as inspirations for city names. Or perhaps the next two versions of the game will be named after flowers! We’ve had colors, stones, and letters, so why not flowers?
We’ll obviously learn what’s going on eventually, so I vote we speculate like crazy in the meantime. What are your theories?
Source: Nintendo World Report