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Pokémon Day is around the corner and the franchise wants fans from all over the world to have fun together on the most important of all holidays – to this end, The Pokémon Company started the Pokémon Together marketing campaign.

Fans of the Pokémon video games outside of the main titles may be in for a pleasant surprise in that context. A Reddit user has taken a deep dive into the website’s content and spotted a very intriguing element that’s present in all language versions of the site: a copyright statement reading “©1993–2023 Spike Chunsoft.”

Spike Chunsoft has developed games in the Danganronpa and Dragon Quest series and, much more importantly, is the studio behind Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, the roguelike RPG Pokémon spin-off series.

The last entry into the series was the popular Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch, which launched in 2020 and was a remake of the 2005 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team games – the first-ever remake of a Pokémon game that did not belong to the main line.

The only other copyright statements found in the data are attributed to “Pokémon” and “Nintendo / Creatures Inc. / GAME FREAK Inc.” – for this reason, fans are speculating that a new Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game could be announced on the website during Pokémon Day.

New Pokémon Snap, which came out in 2021, was the last big spin-off release of the franchise, with 2022 seeing the launch of Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, all of which are counted as main titles.

Seeing as how the Pokémon franchise usually does not go long without releasing any new video games, an announcement for 2023 is not that improbable.