"Pokémon Ultra Sun" and "Pokémon Ultra Moon" may be coming out on November 17 but it has been confirmed that no Pokémon game is going to be released on 3DS after this. In a new interview, #Game Freak director Shigeru Ohmori explained why "#Pokemon Ultra Sun" and "Pokemon Ultra Moon" will be the last games in the franchise to come out on the Nintendo 3DS.

But what is the reason that Pokémon is jumping to Nintendo Switch?

Over in an interview with IGN, Ohmori explained that Game Freak really reached the limits of 3DS' hardware capability with Pokémon X and Y and they figured out how much processing it could handle. Originally, Game Freak thought that Pokémon X and Y was way too heavy for the handheld console to handle, but when Pokémon Sun and Moon entered development, Game Freak was able to push those limitations even further.

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When Ohmori said that Game Freak really pushed 3DS to its limits with Pokémon X and Y, he really meant it. Back in 2014, after the release of Pokémon X and Y, some people reported on multiple forums that they were receiving framerate issues with 3D feature while playing X and Y. Furthermore, he said that with 'Pokémon Sun And Moon,' they completely redesigned the whole structure and ended up drawing every last bit of power out of the handheld console that it could spare. And finally, they reached the conclusion that this is really the maximum of what they could achieve with 3DS. So that is the reason why 'Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon' is being treated as the peak of their work on 3DS.

So....Is Pokémon really coming to switch?

Some fans may not know but, it was indirectly "revealed" by GameStop some while ago.

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Specifically, in a listing on GameStop's site, which was taken down afterward, the company had this to say about the #Nintendo Switch’s initial game library:

"Nintendo Switch games will include new title offerings from "Mario," "Splatoon," "Zelda," the "NBA" and more! You will even be able to play "Skyrim" on the go, or "Pokémon" at home with the Nintendo Switch. The unit will also include a number of handy, interchangeable Nintendo Switch accessories."

Serebii, a renowned Pokémon related blog, also confirmed the news after some time on their official Twitter account:

All the rumors of "Pokémon Stars" may end up being true and we will see it as the first Pokémon core RPG on Nintendo Switch. But until then we can enjoy "Pokémon Ultra Sun" and "Ultra Moon" with twice the content than its previous versions when it comes out on November 17.