Junichi Masuda has given GameInformer a reason behind the absence of Pokemon Grey.Before the release of the Generation 5 sequels, Pokemon Black 2 & White 2, fans had long expected a Pokemon Grey to be unleashed upon the world. This would’ve went along with the then-normalized notion of a third, combined version of the Generation’s previous pair of games.
However, the fandom were thrown a curveball with the release of the sequels, a practice that Game Freak have at least somewhat continued with Gen 7 and Ultra Sun & Moon. With the release of the latest GameInformer, Junichi Masuda has finally given us reasoning behind the sudden change:
“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.”
Does Masuda’s explanation make sense? Do you agree? Feel free to voice your opinion in the comments.