Musuda explains why Pokemon Grey never happened after Pokemon Black/White

Many people thought Pokemon Co. would release a Pokemon Grey title as a follow-up to Pokemon Black/White, but that never came to be. Now we've find out why that is, thanks to Game Informer's chat with Junichi Masuda...

Somewhat related – they did talk about why Pokémon Grey wasn't a thing after Black and White. Masuda said thematically, the game is about the opposition of good and evil, black and white, yin and yang, etc., and to have a Pokémon Grey would have been in opposition of that theme.

We also have the full statement straight from Masuda...

A lot of people were expecting Pokemon Gray at the time, but the concept of Black and White was kind of these opposing forces – a yin-yang kind of thing. If we went with Gray, it would have moved away from that concept so we decided to keep the titles there.

Tags: ds, dsi, pokemon


Thu Aug 17 17 07:17pm
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

This definitely fits in with their previous comments of wanting to express one particular theme in the games. I also much preferred Black 2 and White 2 over the predicted Grey. I just hope Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon lives up to the bar that B2W2 set for me.

the fatal ninja
Thu Aug 17 17 07:31pm
Rating: 2

So Stars wouldn't fit thematically in Sun and Moon? I dunno man. I feel like they could have made a way to make Grey fit in thematically. Sometimes there's a grey area between good and evil.

Ah but what do I know.

I was more mad that there wasn't a Pokemon Z, and instead, they crammed Zygarde C.F. on a completely unrelated generation.

If Grey was just a slight re imagining of the B/W (like Platinum) I wouldn't have bothered with it.

I really enjoyed the idea of direct sequels though instead.

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