Monday, February 25, 2013

My 5 Wishes for the Next Pokemon Game

Gen VI is coming, and with it, a doozey of new features, and awesome Pokemon we can complain about because they're Japanese exclusives, are soon to follow. But hopefully, Game Freak takes a hint from the fans and improves more of the series' past irks. Things like...

5. More ways to find past Gen Pokemon

 Gotta' catch them a-ah-AH-AAAAHHHHHH!!!!

Anyone who has ever tried to complete their Pokedexes (*Raises hand*) should know how strainous and tedious the whole endeavor is. Every new Pokemon game(s) have offered help in the form of region outbreaks, sure, but it's still not enough. Safari Zones didn't help matters too much and you still can't obtain a lot of the last gen Legendary Pokemon without going on the GTS or be present in Japanese Events- gamers new to the series are going to have a hard time collecting all the Pokemon at this rate. We need another way to catch Pokemon- something exciting- I'll call it the "Nostalgia Park", where you can catch past gen Pokemon by the PC box full, until time runs out; even if you can only catch Pokemon of the uncommon variety it will help. Or, just add more outbreaks. We can't always rely on Toy's-R-Us to get rare Event Pokemon. And speaking of which...

4. Release Event Pokemon WORLDWIDE (Not just in Japan)

"No, no, too tentacle hentai eccentric for America, give them a shiny Bidoof instead."

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are going to be the first games in the series to be released worldwide on the same day. So why should everywhere settle for just the games when Japan continually gets exclusive Pokemon thereafter? Distribution of Event Pokemon in America (And Europe. Not trying to diss you guys) is ridiculous at best. Didn't pre-order your game at Wal-Mart? Well then you don't get Jirachi, go back home to yo momma, boy!! Some can argue the point of Event Pokemon is to have something valuable no one else has, but is that fair? You can't even trade Keldeo over wi-fi let alone the fact that you don't live near a Toy's-R-Us store. If Japan wants a shiny Victini, then by all means do, but can't we have at least a non-shiny version? PLEASE????

3. Improve the GTS already!


 GTS: Showing you how awful people are all over the world since 2008!

The GTS was introduced in Pearl/Diamond versions 5 years ago. Since then we've had four new Pokemoniterations (I'm counting two seperate versions as one), and it has not improved since. You still can only request one Pokemon at a time, view a measly six people per page, and the server is a breeding ground, A BREEDING GROUND, for trolls who will ask for Lv. 9 Reshirams and Zekroms. This needs to stop. The GTS needs to burned and built from the ground up. It needs improved features, more userfriendly search options, and for the love of Arceus hire moderators and stop this trolling. 

2. More Alternate Evolution forms + New Types.

 DIGIVOLVE!

Excluding Eevee, the number of Pokemon that have alternate evolution forms can be counted on one hand, which is disappointing. Gen VI has already confirmed new alternate forms, so this is a perfect opportunity for experimenting. How awesome would it be to choose what type(s) your starter Pokemon would be when it evolves? While we're on the topic of evolutions, isn't it about time Kangaskhan got a pre-evolution already? Where the heck did it get that baby?!

Also, why hasn't there been a new type since Gen II? The current elementary types are fine, but we need more. Light and sound types anyone? Come on, use some creativity! Just don't make Fennekin's evolution Fire/Fighting is all I'm saying.

1. Introduce something completely new.


 
It's a secret to everyone.

Pokemon has always been improving to make the core gameplay more interesting: Gen II gave us held items and Pokemon breeding, Gen III introduced double battles, Gen IV let us trade worldwide (for better or worse), and Gen V took a bigger leap by offering 150 new Pokemon and gave us Triple Battles. Gen VI needs to carry on the torch and offer us something new. May it be Quadruple Battles, a new elemental type, or just improves past gen achievements (bring back Vs. Seeker dammit!), there needs to be something new to keep the series moving forward. 

Hopefully, the series will continue to offer new and exciting features to amuse our grandchildren and our grandchildren's children for generations to come.

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3 comments:

  1. 4 out of 5 ain't bad the only one I didn't like was the whole light and sound types. My reason for that is that if they did add a new type it wouldn't be light because espeon and umbreon represent light and dark and like I've read in many forums psychic types are considered light types. and sound types no offense but it just sounds silly but not as silly as digital types. I agree that we need the Vs. Seeker back but quadruple battles is pushing it (personal opinion don't get offended). 

    Here are five things I would like to see (personal opinion).
    1. Able to explore previous regions (we were only able to do this in Johto).
    2. Having your own club house (we had this in Hoenn and Sinnoh, but was underground).
    3. Co-op adventure this is pushing it, but wouldn't it be awesome to explore the region with friends, kinda like the entralink but without the time limit or missions, just you and you're friends exploring, battling, etc (I could go into more detail but it would be too long).
    4. Customizing your trainer they could do so much if they included this like going to the pokemart or the department store (that's the big pokemart) and buy clothe's with either the money you earn in the game or with the play coins in your 3DS or DLC.
    5. A female antagonist because up until now every antagonist has been a guy (like how Cynthia was the first female champion).

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    1. 1 is impossible, whether we like it or not. The most would be one previous region explorable, and even then it would already feel like post-game.
      2 and 4 do want. Especially 4, since now you can actually see close-up details of the Trainers instead of just sprites. Nintendo NEEDS to make costumes and clothes happen.
      3 sounds like Animal Crossing lol, and sounds cool.
      Neutral on 5, it's not like you'll be seeing the boss more than twice in the game anyway.

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