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Game Freak might be teasing remakes of these beloved Pokemon games

Over the years, Pokemon has had its fair share of remakes, starting in 2004 with the remake of Pokemon Red and Blue into Fire Red and Leaf Green. Recently, 1998's Pokemon Yellow was remade in 2018 into Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! It seems it's about time for another remake, and fans are hoping for Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. And yet, Game Freak decided to release DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield instead, giving us Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra. With Pokemon's 25th anniversary just around the corner, fans are still hoping for that Diamond and Pearl remake.

Game Freak producer Junichi Masuda tweeted on December 28, expressing gratitude for fan support during 2020. According to a translation from GameRant, what caught the attention of fans was the image attached to the tweet. The photo features a group of plush Psyduck, which fans believe hearkens back to a scene in Diamond and Pearl.

A group of Psyduck with headaches block the player's path at one point in the game, and fans are connecting the dots, with many believing this could be hinting at a Diamond and Pearl remake in 2021. Considering the long-standing theory that Masuda hinted at the titles of Sword and Shield in the past via Twitter, this new theory isn't too out of bounds.

GameRant's Noah Vaca, on the other hand, seems to think that the photo could be indicating the headaches involved in game design and production this year, with delays and cancellations happening left and right. It's a smart deduction, considering that Psyduck is a Pokemon prone to headaches. But, whether fans get a Diamond and Pearl remake in 2021 or not, the Pokemon world is sure to get something extra special for Pokemon's 25th anniversary.

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl allowed the player explore the Sinnoh region and follows the general pattern of Pokemon games: battle gym leaders, take on the Elite Four, and become the Champion of Sinnoh. In Diamond and Pearl, players deal with Team Galactic and their leader Cyrus, who summons the power of either Dialga or Palkia, two Legendary Pokémon. Once the power overwhelms Sinnoh, three Legendary lake guardians appear to balance the power, and the player does battle with Dialga or Palkia. Diamond and Pearl also featured a new battle system, where attacks were declared Physical or Special, depending on whether the attack touches the enemy or not.