Masuda: No DLC Planned for Pokémon X & Pokémon Y

Masuda: No DLC Planned for Pokémon X & Pokémon Y

Game Freak director Junichi Masuda said there’s currently no DLC in development for newly released Nintendo 3DS titles Pokémon X & Pokémon Y.

In a recent interview between online publication VG247′s Dave Cook and Game Freak director Junichi Masuda, Cook inquired about the possibility of Downloadable Content (DLC) for the company’s new RPG games.

Junichi Masuda“Going back to being able to play Pokémon games in a secure environment is critical. One key point obviously is that Pokémon is played a lot by children, and in Japan it’s got a rating where everyone can play it, an ‘E’ rating in America and Europe is slightly stricter. It’s very important for us that as many people as possible are able to play the Pokémon games in a safe environment.

“We like the idea that through Pokémon people can make conversation or you can become friends and that Pokémon can be a safe environment for that. In terms of DLC specifically, I don’t know what shape DLC can take in the future. But at the moment I don’t feel it’s a safe enough mode – so to speak – appropriate for Pokémon.

“There’s no download content or microtransaction content developed specifically for Pokémon X and Y. We’ve not come up with any ideas on that yet. I like the idea that Pokémon can be enjoyed with just one piece of software. You buy the game and it can be enjoyed just with that one software that you buy. That’s a key point for Game Freak.”

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released globally on October 12th, 2013 in both retail and digital form.

Be sure to check out all of our news coverage on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.


  1. They need dlc, at least what’s similar to Victini, I think that the Kalos region needs more Pokemon like a legendary Fairy trio for example, they will be like Entei/Raikou/Suicuine

  2. I love this because it would be easy for Nintendo to add paid DLC and milk money from consumers, but they’re making the conscious decision not to do that. It speaks volumes about the way Nintendo treats their customers. Or perhaps it’s more indicative of the partnership between Game Freak, Pokémon Company, and Nintendo. But to me, it seems that paid DLC is something used to pay the costs of development of Nintendo games rather than the unpopular paid DLC profit model.


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