Is There a Shot at Hey You, Pikachu! in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire?

It seems that the people at Game Freak have a sense of humor about the Pokemon franchise's past failures.

A user on Reddit posted a screenshot from the Generation III remakes. In the image, a scientist is speaking, saying that he is working on a device that allows them to talk to Pokemon, but he hasn't had much success.

This could be a jab at one the most notorious games in the Pokemon franchise: Hey You, Pikachu! launched for the Nintendo 64 in 2000. It allowed players to interact with the most famous character in the Pokemon universe.

The main issue with the game was that Pikachu, the creature with which you interacted, wasn't responsive to the player. In addition, the game didn't capture the spirit of the Pokemon universe.

Environments were bland, and textures were slow to load--making for a lot of landscapes that pop-up out of nowhere.

"This title is based around a very first generation engine," IGN stated in their review of the game.

"All the textures are very low resolution and the draw distance is weak. There's a lot of pop-up to be found no matter where you go."

The title currently holds a score of 57 on Metacritic, which is the lowest score out of all notable Pokemon titles for the Nintendo 64, including Pokemon Stadium 2 and Pokemon Snap.

It's nice that the Pokemon franchise can still have a sense of humility even when it's among the best selling series in gaming history.