Pokémon Sun and Moon are, of course, the first Pokémon games to be released after the launch of Pokemon Go but it still remains to be seen if the two games will connect at all.
According to an interview with GameSpot, producer of Sun and Moon, Junichi Masuda, revealed that a connection between the two games is possible:
“We’re still thinking about the best way to establish this kind of connectivity and what the best timing will be,” Junichi Masuda explained. “First, we just want people to enjoy Sun and Moon after they come out, then we’ll keep working on ideas to best accomplish that.”
According to iTechNews:
What is intriguing about this concept is how the devs will be able to pull it off. Both Pokémon GO and Sun and Moon are titles for handheld devices and judging from the numerous teasers for the latter, they have very different mechanics and graphics.
Nevertheless, this is a problem for the devs to solve. Fans are hopeful that GameFreak and Niantic will not give up on this feature as it will boost the popularity of both titles, luring in more players who have previously turned their backs away from Pokémon GO.
At this point, neither Niantic or Game Freak have divulged any real information on the potential crossover but it could be something they’re keeping under wraps until the big reveal. It is important to note that the game play of Pokémon Go is very different than the original games. In the original games, you need to battle to level up and evolve your Pokémon but in Pokémon Go, you use candies. Despite its differences, it’s still Pokémon and a crossover would be a great idea.