‘Pokemon Go’ Gameplay, News & Update: Will ‘Pokemon Sun and Moon’ Crossover Happen? Producer Junichi Masuda Weighs on App’s Success

By Arianne Gift , Updated Nov 08, 2016 06:00 AM EST

There might be another reason to celebrate on November 18 besides "Pokemon Sun and Moon's" launch. As of the moment, some fans are anticipating for "Pokemon Go" next big update to take place on the same day. The new update is purportedly a "Pokemon Sun and Moon" crossover, which means the popular app will be adding Alola Pokemon creatures.

The past couple of weeks have been quite busy for Niantic Labs, as new patches are continuously being developed and released to enhance "Pokemon Go" gameplay. The patches did not include new content, however, a bypassed move that could possibly keep long-time players interested in the mobile app. With circulating rumors of a potential "Pokemon Sun and Moon" crossover, this could mean more options for players, which in turn will bring back the hype they once had upon playing the popular game the first few times.

The possibility of a "Pokemon Sun and Moon" crossover stems from the fact that both "Pokemon Go" and "Pokemon Sun and Moon" fall under the same franchise from the Pokemon Company. However, the games were developed by two different companies: Niantic Labs and Nintendo, respectively. Nonetheless, it's not a far-fetched idea for the Pokemon Company and Nintendo to use "Pokemon Go" as a platform to promote the upcoming "Pokemon Sun and Moon" games, as reported by Forbes.

In other news, long-time Pokemon producer Junichi Masuda revealed that "Pokemon Go" success did not - in any way - affect the development of "Pokemon Sun and Moon." In an interview with GameSpot, Masuda said they didn't veer from the original "Pokemon Sun and Moon" blueprint, when asked how "Sun and Moon" was affected by the record-setting app. Although the producer did not drop hints regarding a "Pokemon Sun and Moon" crossover, he did mention that "Pokemon Go" success could help increase sales for the "Sun and Moon" games. 

"Pokemon Sun and Moon" is launched November 18th for Nintendo 3DS. Tune in later this week for more "Pokemon Sun and Moon" and "Pokemon Go" crossover updates.

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