1) Game Freak likes money. 2) Hoenn can no longer be played on a current (Read: In production) Nintendo handheld 3) Hoenn is extremely out dated. 4) Game Freak likes money. 5) The Hoenn generation of kids are now in their mid to late teens, and they really want remakes (This backs up the "Game Freak likes money" point) 6) Game Freak really likes money.
IIRC, HG/SS were not needed... (Couldn't most of the Johto pokemon be caught in other games?)
Yes, All of Johto could be caught in Generation 3. Making the "They needed HGSS to get Johto Pokemon" idea untrue.
They made HeartGold/SoulSilver because they like money. They will Make TerraRuby and AquaSapphire or SpiritEmerald and GeneAmethyst because they like money.
I'm inclined to believe that the Gameboy Color games were remade because the internal batteries were running dry on all the original games. Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald do not have that issue.
Additionally, people seem to believe they saved it for Generation VI so it could be rendered in 3D, very doubtful. It'd take a lot of work to redo the entire region in 3D (even though half of it is water). I seriously don't think they'd use all that time on the black sheep, that's something they'd be doing for their baby.
I tell it how I see it. Controversial and I don't care.
I agree they're done with remakes. Hoenn fans can stop hoping they will ever be released.
Now, I'm not so sure on sequels. Like someone above me said, GameFreak likes money, so I can somewhat see a Yellow, Crystal and Emerald sequel being released in the future. I'd not bet on it, but I wouldn't be surprised if they make it.
They'll do it as a way to commemorate an anniversary, perhaps?
Played: Pokemon Black (and White). Progress: Finished both, with complete Pokedex in Black. Playing: Pokemon Conquest. Progress: At the post-game.