Just one month back, Game Freak spoke on the desire to make non-Pokémon related titles. It seems like the team is really dedicated to the idea of creating games beyond the world of Pokemon, as they’ve once again shared the same sentiment in a new interview.

Talking to Axios, Game Freak director Masao Taya spoke up on the company’s non-Pokémon output, and it’s clear they want to keep creating titles outside of their bread-and-butter franchise.

“We believe that it is very important for the studio to continue making and releasing titles outside of the Pokémon series. In recent years, the resources needed for game development have grown and grown, so Development Department One has been trying out a style of development where it works with external studios.”

[Game Freak director Masao Taya]

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1+ y ago

If they really want to push making other things than Pokemon then:
1) The games need to go to Nintendo platforms as well. If a game flops because it didn't release on Nintendo platforms, that's time wasted that could have gone to optimizing Pokemon games.

2) The Pokemon Company need to be able to be wiling to delay things for GameFREAK's sake. If they refuse to budge on the schedules, GameFREAK will go bankrupt.