I will state that i'm ASSUMING a pattern based the fact that fr/lg came out 8 years after the original game and hg/ss was 10 years later. the forumula as see it is 8 years plus +2 years more for each remake. red/blue>fr/lg1996 2004 8 years (japanese releases noted*) gold/silver>hg/ss1999 2009 10 years * ruby/sapphire>??/??2002 2014 12 years*
What do you think? do you think the 8 year then 10 years was a coincidence? do you think it wasn't a coincidence BUT because b/w changed happened gamefreak decide to abandon the patterns all together? Do you agree with my crazy ass conspiracy theory? --- Latchkey Elms "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
It is likely to become three instances if Game Freak knows what they're doing, but that still won't be a pattern. Just like saying "all prime-numbered generations have a Flying-type gym leader" doesn't guarantee it will continue in Gen VII. --- The new unofficial Let's Playing board: /boards/600446-lets-play
I remember when Ruby and Sapphire were announced, I thought they would have 24 badges and 3 regions. I thought it was going to be a thing because Johto did that. --- There are no rattlesnakes in Texas. It's just a myth.
Were the Johto remakes not because of the 10 year anniversary? There was no real reason to have Johto remakes as you could theoretically get all the Johto pokemon with a combination of XD, Coliseum and Frlg. Lack of consoles was a valid justification for the release of hgss but there's really no reason to remake rse aside from a moneymaking perspective.
All that aside I do want 3rd gen remakes, just not ones for 4th or 5th.