Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes reportedly to be announced in February

This is all based on leaks from “sources close to the company."

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As many Pokémon fans have speculated for years, the fourth generation titles Pokémon Diamond and Pearl might be getting remakes on the Nintendo Switch in the near future. 

Centro Pokémon, a Pokémon centric website known for being fairly accurate with its leaks, revealed today that the gen four remakes are going to be announced in February, according to “sources close to the company.”

There’s no actual information on when the reveal will happen or any details about the remakes themselves, but Pokémon will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Feb. 27 and has teased multiple announcements that will be coming before and during National Pokémon Day

Game Freak and Nintendo have already released updated or remade versions of the first three generations of Pokémon, with the most recent being Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on the 3DS in 2014—that is, unless you include Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! on that list.

The Diamond and Pearl remakes haven’t been confirmed yet by The Pokemon Company, Game Freak, or Nintendo.

Update Jan. 14 8:10pm CT:

After the initial post gave no exact details, Centro Pokémon posted a follow-up, showcasing a subdomain on the official Pokémon website that had been enabled under the Diamond and Pearl name. That portion of the website could not be reached, but it did pop a 403 error, meaning there might have been content on the page, but access is forbidden. 

Another Pokémon website, PokéXperto clarified that the subdomain was registered by The Pokémon Company on Jan. 12, along with one for something called Pokémon Legends. The subdomain was deactivated at some point after it was discovered.

This is still not a confirmation by any means, but having subdomains registered at least gives the initial report some credibility.