Fans believe a newly revealed Pokémon could hint at upcoming Pokémon Black & White remakes.
Revealed during Pokémon Presents, the Pokémon is an evolved form of Duraludon, known as Archaludon.
Duraludon is based on a skyscraper, seemingly inspired by the London skyline, as the Pokémon debuted in Pokémon Sword and Shield, which was based in the UK.
Now, fans think Archaludon could reference upcoming Pokémon Black and White remakes. According to several posts on social media, the newly evolved Pokémon resembles the Skyarrow bridge, the main bridge in the Unova region, the setting of Pokemon Black and White.
The last Pokémon remakes, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, were released in 2021. They were followed in 2022 by Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which, while not a remake, was the last non-main series game to release.
A remake of Pokémon Black and White is expected to be the next game to be released in the traditional RPG series. It’s common for Pokémon games to hint at their future locations, such as wallpaper in Sword and Shield hinting at Scarlet and Violet, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that this could be a hint.
It’s also been suggested that one of the trainers revealed in the new trailer could be a relative of one of the Unova gym leaders. Drayton, a dragon-type trainer, could be related to Draydon, the dragon-type gym leader in Pokémon Black. In Pokémon White, players face Iris in this gym.
Drayton’s name in other languages also translates to Iris, strengthening the likely connection between the two.