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The next Pokémon games might be Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

New Pokémon trademarks sneak out on eve of Nintendo Direct

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The titles of the next generation of Pokémon games may have leaked a bit early, thanks to a pair of trademark registrations for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

Nerd Leaks spotted the two trademark registrations filed by Nintendo Co. Ltd. at the Office for Harmonization in the International Market, the organization that registers trademarks for the European Union. The trademarks for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon cover a wide variety of video game and merchandise-related goods.

Nintendo plans to broadcast a Pokémon-focused Nintendo Direct presentation on Friday, Feb. 26, where it's possible the company will reveal its plans for the next Pokémon games. The Pokémon franchise celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend.

We've reached out to Nintendo for comment on Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

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