GameFreak Doesn't Want Home Console Pokemon, Series is Portable - NewsVGChartz Staff, posted on 15 February 2011 / 6,594 Views
A lot of people have been dreaming about a home console, full scale Pokémon game ever since the series' inception back in 1996, but Junichi Masuda, co-founder of GameFreak is here to crush all of those hopes. When asked by IGN about the possiblity of a Wii main series entry in the franchise, he said “I don’t think so. I think the Pokemon core series is always going to be with handheld hardware, in the future as well.”
“I consider handheld hardware you can carry around with you as almost being equal to being with Pokemon, always. I think handheld really matches the idea of Pokemon that we have. Also, you can communicate and transfer data all the time, whenever you want with a handheld. That’s also a match with the Pokemon concept.”
He doesn't rule it out entirely, though, saying that “Maybe in the future, if we can think of a way to do something cool with that, then that’s the sort of environment we can work in,”. But right now, no plans are on the table.