Pokémon Works is a new company but no one knows what it’s for yet

Pokémon Works is a new company but no one knows what it’s for yet
Images via The Pokemon Company

Written by 

Joseph Kime

Published 

12th Mar 2024 14:44

The Pokemon Company is still going hard on producing new content for fans, but those same fans are wondering if taking some time off would do them some good. They won’t while there’s money to be made, but it’s a nice thought.

After the rough visuals of Pokemon Legends: Arceus and the bugs and glitches that made the launch of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet so difficult to get through, fans are thinking that the efforts of The Pokemon Company are best left dormant for longer, in hopes that some more streamlined and serviceable gaming experiences could come of it.

It seems that something has clicked at the company, though, and if suspicions are proven correct, it looks like they could be taking on an entirely new strategy.

The Pokemon Company reveals Pokemon Works

The logo for Pokemon Legends: Z-A.
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Last week, The Pokemon Company registered a brand new trademark for something called Pokemon Works, a new Japanese subsidiary. It’s a new company that is set to operate under the wing of The Pokemon Company.

As of right now, we don’t know a thing about the company, only that its official base of operations is in the same Shinjuku building as ILCA, the company that assisted The Pokemon Company and Game Freak with the development of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

It’s compelling that a new company has developed so close to a team whose primary field is assistance with game development alongside Game Freak - and it has led fans to expect that Pokemon Works’ goal will be the same.

Fans theorise that Pokemon Works is for dev assistance

Cyndaquil, Rowlet and Oshawott in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
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The first expectation of the company, especially thanks to its base of operations in the same area in Tokyo as a similar company, is that it has been established to help with game development, expected to begin with Pokemon Legends Z-A, coming next year.

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Fans have been hoping that The Pokemon Company would do something to help bolster the quality of games in the franchise, as the last few titles have been sorely lacking in some areas, which has become obnoxiously clear with the launch of Scarlet & Violet. Here's hoping.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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