A Pokemon Pinball Revival Could Take Players Around the Pokemon World

The Pokemon franchise has tackled a great many genres over the last 25 years, with both Game Freak and outside studios expanding the brand beyond its creature-collecting RPG roots. Koei Tecmo’s strategy-RPG Pokemon Conquest recently hit its 10-year anniversary in North America, and Bandai Namco’s on-rails photography series Pokemon Snap saw a revival in 2021. New Pokemon Snap set a template for bringing older ideas into the modern day with nearly 1,000 monsters, and Pokemon Pinball could take notes.