Game Freak co-founder Junichi Masuda has revealed that he would like to make a Rhyhorn racing game – if he were ever given the chance to work on a spin-off title in a genre that the Pokémon brand hasn’t already explored.
The idea was already suggested in Nintendo 3DS exclusives Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, in which players could see a Rhyhorn race track near Route 22 in the Kalos region.
Rhyhorn racing even made it into Pokémon the Series: XY in the episode “Giving Chase at the Rhyhorn Race!,” where Serena coaches Ash to take part in a Rhyhorn race – only for Team Rocket to soon interfere.
“It’s kind of an Easter Egg from X and Y, but Rhyhorn racing was a thing in that world. There might be a message in there that I really want to create Rhyhorn racing,” Masuda explained to Game Informer.
The publication had reported the translation as Rhydon racing, but that doesn’t match up with the context that Masuda had spoken about.