Posted by Foobs in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield (Switch) (Started by Kirishima February 27, 2019, 03:08:36 pm
I mean if you all want to be angry about it that’s your prerogative, I’m just trying to be reasonable. Again, this was always going to happen eventually. Games get more and more expensive to make as technology advances; it’s not like they’re still developing for GBA or DS anymore. And with the franchise’s model of introducing 100 or so new monsters with each generation, there was always going to come a point where the figures of “Pokémon we have” vs “Pokémon we can afford to put in the next game” would start to drift apart.Gamefreak's model was fucking stupid. There was no need to design 100-200 new pokemon per generation, specially when so many of the were obvious expies of existing pokemon (bland bird pokemon, bland mammal pokemon). They should've seen the writing on the wall when they first made the leap into 3D and become much more restrained.
Dumping the old pokemon NOW is an unbelievably moronic idea since Pokemon Go made the original 151 more culturally relevant than anything GF could come up with.