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Game Freak hiring for 3DS RPG

Posted on 4 days ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 48 Comments | 0 Likes

Pokemon developer Game Freak is hiring, and the company has put out an official job listing. What we know is that the company is looking to bring in a programmer who will be involved with some sort of RPG on 3DS. No further details are included in the listing, so we can only speculate as to what the project is about.

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Pokemon Duel’s latest update is now live. Players should be able to download Version 3.0.9 on Android and iOS.

On the official app patch notes it simply notes that there have been “bug fixes”. Figures have also been impacted to improve balancing. You can read about the changes here.

The recent update for Pokemon Shuffle has quite a few new event stages to check out.

Special stages for Rowlet and Mudsdale are currently available, as well as new daily Pokemon: Tuesday is Pyukumuku, Wednesday is Oricorio Sensu Style, Thursday is Mudbray, Friday is Dartrix and Monday is Oricorio Baile Style.

A new Pokemon Safari is now live with the Pokemon being Grubbin, Charjabug, Vikavolt, Crabrawler and Crabominable.

Finally a new competitive stage is available with Incineroar. These events will run until June 5th.


If you participated in the recent Pokemon Global Mission in Sun and Moon and collected 30 Poké Beans then you are eligible to receive 5 Rare Candy and 1 Level Ball. You can obtain these rewards via a serial code on the Pokemon Global Link.


Pokemon developer Game Freak is currently searching for a motion modeler. The company is trying to find someone who has experience making models on the level of Wii U and PlayStation Vita, and experience with the computer program Maya is required.

Game Freak cites the following as bonuses:

– Experience in deciding character model specifications
– Experience in managing progress of character models
– Experience in producing deformed characters
– Experience in producing monster models

The modeler will be asked to work on creating character models for an unspecified consumer game development project. Among other things, they’ll be asked to produce models of characters, monsters and items, and deformed materials with toon rendering. The position with Game Freak is on a contract basis and can lead up until May 2018.

Before Switch was announced, rumors persisted of a third Pokemon entry to accompany Pokemon Sun/Moon on Nintendo’s system. No announcement has been made, but if it exists, perhaps this job listing could be related.


A new Pokemon-related trademark has been filed in Japan. Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and Game Freak nabbed the name “Pokedaringu”.

At the moment, we can’t say for sure if the trademark will actually be used, and what the final name could be overseas. It could be something along the lines of PokeDaring or PokeDulling.

Also worth noting, this isn’t actually confirmed to be a game. It could even be a merchandise line or even just an item in a game.


Pokemon Bank was finally updated this week to include functionality for Pokemon Sun/Moon. To celebrate, Nintendo of Europe presented a challenge to Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda to name as many Pokemon as he can in 20 seconds. See how he did below.

Since a mainline Pokemon has never graced a Nintendo home console, fans of the franchise are waiting to see if and when it will make an appearance on Switch. Of course, there has been plenty of speculation regarding a third version of Pokemon Sun/Moon for the platform.

When asked about Switch in a new Spanish interview, Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda said:

“Without a doubt, Nintendo Switch is the future, but we will have to wait until it goes out on the market and study how it can benefit from Pokemon. When people have it, we will have too see and deeply study how to use it so we can think how the next entries of Pokemon are going to be and how the saga can benefit from the new console.”

Masuda also mentioned that Pokemon has always evolved with Nintendo consoles, and will continue to do so. With the technology that’s available, they’ll explore how to highlight the series’ important aspect of communication.

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Game Freak has a habit of including its office in the Pokemon RPGs. The tradition still holds true in the latest games, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. A video showing Game Freak’s office is posted below.

Shigeki Morimoto, Game Designer and Battle Director at Game Freak, was featured in a video celebrating the 20th anniversary of Pokemon in which he reminisces about the launch of the original Pokemon games in Japan, and how he wondered about the future of Pokemon at the time. The video ends with Morimoto thanking his fans for helping to make Pokemon the wild success it has become.

You can watch the video below.

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