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Create/Rename/Change Anything and Everything

Discussion in 'Poképolls' started by Alkaide, Jul 29, 2006.



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  1. PsiOmega

    PsiOmega Some donkus

    Interesting idea. But I think it'd make a better internet sensation than game theme, mainly because fans would get mad if you change the formula after 17 years.
  2. Ditto B1tch

    Ditto B1tch Well-Known Member

    It's not a change. As it's said in CAPs in the title of the thread, just some gyms would be based on theme instead on type.
  3. Chapter

    Chapter hello, im back sorta

    I agree. The PKMN they specialized with could be their theme in a post-game rematch.

    In Black 2, for example, Marlon could have a Jellyfish team. Jellicent, Tentacruel, Octorok (sorta...)


    Fans aren't mad that the style is now 3D and is on the 3DS though it wasn't for a while. They aren't mad that there are no more sprites (or so it seems). Why would they be angry about this?
  4. Nimpe88

    Nimpe88 Member

    It would be cooler if they were based on strategies. Things like evasion, protect stalling, stat boosts, double/triple battles, ect. This would promote people thinking outside the box to beat them (getting moves that never miss, feint, follow me, ect). Elite four could be the four different weather effects.
  5. StrayPup

    StrayPup Always Lost

    I think this would be a really fun idea.
    Or maybe color based, but they try to have a balanced team in that color?
    So you fight the red gym and it has all pokemon with the color red on them, and so on.
    Which would be more like the Halloween idea said above, just different category.
    Having it after you beat the E4 would be nice.
  6. ysmr97

    ysmr97 Well-Known Member

    I 100% agree! I have been a pokemon fan through thick and thin, and i would be OUTRAGED if they changed the classic pokemon formula!!!
  7. Zubeon

    Zubeon Well-Known Member

    I don't mind the idea, and it's never really been all type after all (Blaine's Rhydon, anyone?). I never played Emerald (was happy with Sapphire) so I missed out on the whole Battle Frontier thing, but from what I understand of it it might be a better fit than pre-league Gyms.

    I've often thought that there should be more than 8 Gyms in a region, you just need any 8 badges to qualify (the way it apparently works in the anime). You could keep the 8 type-based Gyms as tradition and add some of these theme Gyms in the formerly empty cities. By making them optional the conservatives will have less to complain about.
  8. PokemonTrainerKaden

    PokemonTrainerKaden Well-Known Member

    It's not a bad idea, but I feel that if this happened, it wouldn't be the same as the Pokemon we have now. Gym's have been dedicated to types since the very first gym 16 years ago.
  9. Bolt the Cat

    Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder

    I think a good compromise would be if the themes they picked were tied to specific elements, like environmental themes. For instance, you could have a factory theme that uses Fire, Electric, Poison, and Steel types. That way, you'd get the same variety, but some sense of predictability.

    I'd like to see this too, but I think that would be unlikely.
  10. telivisionhead

    telivisionhead Well-Known Member

    Yea. That would be great for the elite four! BECAUSE THEY'D BE EASYer... :D
  11. The Musician

    The Musician Heracross trainer

    Wow I can't let these ones slide... So you must be dissatisfied with every new implementation and change they make in each generation? You must only play Red and Blue versions?

    I'm a fan and I wouldn't get mad. I would love a creative and fresh new spin on things... you know, so we're not stuck with the same thing for 17 years...
  12. PokemonTrainerKaden

    PokemonTrainerKaden Well-Known Member

    I agree with you to an extent. I wouldn't get mad, I would like new implementations, but at the same time, not anything having to do with the gyms. The way that the Pokemon League functions is a good formula that shouldn't be tampered with. It's one of the things that makes the games classics.
  13. Cutty

    Cutty Forever now

    I thought the current gyms already had certain themes related to their badges like Coal, Forest, Mine, Jet, Legend, etc...
  14. Blue from G/S/C/HG/SS was the only gym leader who wasn't entirely tied to one type.

    Anyway, it would make it more challenging and not just the simple goal of "train pokemon that are SE on hard gym leader"
  15. AuroriumX

    AuroriumX The Interceptor

    That's what I loved about Blue. Beating him was a pain but when you finally beat him it makes it that much more rewarding, knowing you really had to work to that gym badge.
  16. Poetry

    Poetry Dancing Mad

    Even if this idea is implemented, you'll still be playing the same game with the same formula as introduced in Gen I... Get starter, defeat gyms, collect badges, defeat E4, fight Champion, etc. There are much better ways to change the formula than remove type-specific gyms, not to mention that there are slightly more pressing matters than this regarding the general formula of Pokemon in any case anyway.
  17. Ver-mont

    Ver-mont Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't like it. I love the type-themed Gyms, they're one of my favorite things about Pokémon.
  18. the ash man83

    the ash man83 Avid TCG Fan

    I think that this is a good idea, but I wouldn't implement it in abundance. Maybe two or three per region out of the eight would work well. I'd like to see a Safari theme, pokémon that are based off animals you would usually see on safari, e.g. Zebstrika, Arcanine, Girafarig.
  19. Zubeon

    Zubeon Well-Known Member

    Sabrina - Venomoth (Bug/Poison)

    Giovanni - Persian (Normal)

    Pryce - Seel (Water)

    Sabrina - Venomoth (Bug/Poison)

    Candice - Medicham (Fighting/Psychic)
    Volkner - Octillery (water); Ambipom (Normal)

    Pryce - Seel (Water)
    Clair - Gyarados (Water/Flying)

    Not to mention the almost farcical disregard for type specialty in the various Elite Four.

    The point is, any absolutism was violated before it even existed.
  20. Ausgirl

    Ausgirl Well-Known Member

    The Pokemon games have always had gyms for different types, so that's unlikely to change. Nor do I actually want it to change. The gyms aren't meant to be difficult, becuase they are there to get people to learn about the different typings and so that younger players, mainly eight-year-old's can easilly beat the game.

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