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Gym Leaders and Elite Four Discussion Thread [Read First Post]

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Endolise

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I'm still down for the ability to change the rival's gender (and consequently, their dialogue). :)

Hm...I suppose that'd be cool, as long as they didn't throw in any of that "hubba hubba your Pokemon are so strong Nate now kiss me" crap. Because I seriously hate that.
 
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Wishing Star

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Hm...I suppose that'd be cool, as long as they didn't through in any of that "hubba hubba your Pokemon are so strong Nate now kiss me" crap. Because I seriously hate that.

Eww... yeah, that'd be too much. Ideally, the female rival would have a similar personality to the male one: competitive yet kind.
 

Nyarlathotep

Eldritch Abomination
Hm...I suppose that'd be cool, as long as they didn't through in any of that "hubba hubba your Pokemon are so strong Nate now kiss me" crap. Because I seriously hate that.
You mean... romance and stuff?

That is a thing I expect to NEVER see in Pokeymanz games.
 

Endolise

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Wishing Star

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You mean... romance and stuff?

That is a thing I expect to NEVER see in Pokeymanz games.

Oh gosh... put romance into the Pokémon games and it'd just become one of those games that fit the Japanese schoolgirl dating simulator archetype of games. And that's a no-no for 95% of the Pokémon player audience.
 

Wulava

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Romance is in the game -- Pokemon Breeding.

But seriously speaking, they can still put a bit of romance as a little side story for some NPC or supporting character.
 

Nyarlathotep

Eldritch Abomination
Oh gosh... put romance into the Pokémon games and it'd just become one of those games that fit the Japanese schoolgirl dating simulator archetype of games. And that's a no-no for 95% of the Pokémon player audience.
Well, it is a possibility...
They kinda screwed the Persona franchise with the last two installments, because of the addition of a Japanese school dating system. :<

But then again, Persona is a veery niche franchise...
Pokémon on other hand is one of the biggest and most well known, it is hard to imagine them screwing up the franchise so hard.
 

Tsutaja1996

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To be Honest I think a little bit of romance in the games would be okay, for the more mature players anyways. Remember in HG/SS when you go into the Daycare Center with Lyra and the woman says 'so this is your boy..friend' and Lyra got shy? I thought that was cute.. But yeah none of that 'Kiss me' crap, that would be a step too far for a Pokemon game.
 

SasakiThePikachu

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You mean... romance and stuff?

That is a thing I expect to NEVER see in Pokeymanz games.

And if you've played or seen screenshots of Baro's infamous Pokemon Quartz, it's a thing you never want to see again. Ever ever ever. Creepy rapey BLEGH.

But yes, choosing the gender of the rival would be nice. It's entirely possible that'll be a future addition! Don't hold your breath, though; it did take GF almost 2 whole generations to realise that girls played pokemon too and wanted a player character of the same gender.
 

Endolise

TengenToppaBoogaloo
it did take GF almost 2 whole generations to realise that girls played pokemon too and wanted a player character of the same gender.

Leaf was going to appear as a player character in Red and Green/Blue but they didn't have the cartridge space. So female PCs were intended from the beginning.
 

Nyarlathotep

Eldritch Abomination
To be Honest I think a little bit of romance in the games would be okay, for the more mature players anyways. Remember in HG/SS when you go into the Daycare Center with Lyra and the woman says 'so this is your boy..friend' and Lyra got shy? I thought that was cute.. But yeah none of that 'Kiss me' crap, that would be a step too far for a Pokemon game.

Not really. I am a mature player and I can't see Pokémon being beneficed by aspects like romance.
If you want this kind of stuff, there are a lot of games waiting to be played out there.
Is this just because the PC doesn't talk?

No, it is because romance have nothing to do with the franchise. That is all.
 

Aurath8

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The above discussion is sponsored by the Nimbasa Ferris Wheel. :p

Age of the player characters/rivals notwithstanding, I think romance could work in Pokemon, or at least it'd be interesting to see how GF manage it all. The romance will probably be a side/subplot though, since pokemon games tend to put more focus on the relations between trainers and their pokemon (or pokemon and pokemon) than between to human characters.
 
Yeah of course it wouldn't be a main plot, just a little sideplot whenever you run into your rivals.

Wait a second this is a thread about gym leaders and elite 4 members, this is completely off topic.

Soo...how about that Elesa having completely different hair?
 

kemal07

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Yeah of course it wouldn't be a main plot, just a little sideplot whenever you run into your rivals.

Wait a second this is a thread about gym leaders and elite 4 members, this is completely off topic.

Soo...how about that Elesa having completely different hair?

I personally love her new hair, But clothing, I prefer a mix between the old and current, for example

I would have kept her skirt, leggings and high-heels along with the new jacket
 
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