Chatting with people outside the Pokémon fandom who know about Dexit, most are confused as to why Pokémon fans consider it a big deal. For them, so what if some Pokémon don't make it in? They still exist somewhere. And I think it's because all other video game franchises with a large cast of playable characters drop some of them for later games, only to bring them back. Street Fighter fans can expect Ryu, Ken, Guile, Bison, and possibly Cammy, Dhalsim, and Dan to come back with each game, for example, but no one's expecting Ibuki, Rufus, or Cody to have perfect attendance, and it's seen as a pleasant surprise when they DO return. Pokémon is odd in that everything was carried forward every time until now.