We're growing increasingly excited about the next Pokémon game from Nintendo, rumoured to be called Pokémon Z, as new details about its legendary Pokémon Zygarde have emerged. We bring you all of the latest information about Pokemon Z in this rumour round-up, including Pokémon Z release date rumours and other speculation.

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Pokémon Z release date: When is Pokémon Z coming out?

Whilst there's been no official announcement from Nintendo as yet, the internet is convinced that Pokémon Z is set to be released in 2016 for Nintendo 3DS.

Pokémon X and Y were released in October 2013.

Pokémon Z rumours: New Pokémon, gameplay and features

Since whispers of a Pokémon Z game for 2016 began, the fandom hasn't stopped buzzing with excitement about what's going to be in store for players.

So far, it's believed that Zygarde will be the Legendary Pokémon for the game, alongside X and Y's Xerneas and Yveltal. Zygarde was introduced with Pokémon X and Y, but four new versions have been announced in the October 2015 issue of Japan's CoroCoro magazine.

Zygarde starts life as Core Zygarde, which can't move or think. It becomes Cell which can communicate telepathically but can't move, then it becomes 10% Form Zygarde, which looks is a pretty awesome dog-like creature and can attack. It then becomes 50% Zygarde (which is the Zygarde you'll see most and looks a lot like a snake). The final form is called the Complete Form, which looks absolutely awesome but you'll only see it when it believes it is outmatched by another Pokémon and gathers 100% of the Cells.

We're expecting to see Cell Zygarde's scattered throughout the world in Pokémon Z that we'll collect in order to level up Zygarde to 50%.

The current theory is that, because Zygarde had yet to encounter Xerneas and Yveltal in X and Y, we didn't come across its final form in the previous games (but you would have encountered 50% Zygarde if you didn't skip the Terminus Cave). It's thought that it will fuse with the other two Legendary Pokémon as part of Pokémon Z, and that's why it has red cells on its left wing and blue on its right wing.

We'll be bringing you all of the Pokémon Z rumours right here on this page, so check back regularly for the latest speculation.

For now, though, you might be interested in reading about the upcoming Pokémon Go mobile game.