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With the Nintendo Direct released on 26 February 2016, Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO and President of the Pokémon Company announced the latest games in the series. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be release in late 2016, and available in a 9 languages! English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and the newest languages, traditional and simplified Chinese. This is a wonderful step forward by the company to celebrate all trainers across the globe.

Originally, Pokémon was only available in Japanese and English with other languages becoming available months later, like Spanish. Throughout the years, however, the franchise has expanded its language offerings. With the recent releases of Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the games were made available in seven languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean.

Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow will also be made available for digital download on 27 February 2016 through the Nintendo eShop. No information on languages offered for these versions are available at this time.

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