Game Freak and The Pokémon Company are hard at work on a Pokémon adventure for Nintendo Switch, but we don't know yet whether it will be a remake of a past game or the beginning of the eighth generation. According to a story circulating via Nintendo Life, that question has been answered today. However, upon examining the evidence, we're not so sure.
The story started when a Twitter user Ahnabella posted scans that are allegedly from the latest issue of Revista Official Nintendo, which is an official Nintendo publication in Spain. The images include a section on Pokémon that, according to Nintendo Life, confirms that the mystery title is Generation VIII. When directly translated (via Google), the text reads "After a lifetime associated with portable consoles, the canonical Pokémon will make the leap to desktop with its eighth generation."
This is, of course, only a rough translation. "Desktop" would be better translated as home console, given the context. The key thing to note here, however, is that this doesn't really seem to confirm anything about what Game Freak is working on right here and now. I think its been a safe assumption for awhile that the eighth generation of Pokémon games will eventually come to Switch, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're the first Switch project Game Freak will tackle.
A handful of (small, but notable) errors displayed in these scans also cast doubt on the situation. For example, the magazine has an article on "Project Octopath Traveler," even though Square Enix has officially dropped the word "Project" from the game's title. Additionally, the magazine's article on Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes describes the game as a sequel, when it has been confirmed as a spin-off.
That's not to say that Game Freak is working on something other than a new generation. It's entirely possible, if not plausible, that they'll come out with both guns blazing and launch generation eight on Switch in the near future. That said, we're not ready to take this as official confirmation yet, especially when the rest of Nintendo and Game Freak have remained so tight-lipped.