Bolt the Cat
Bringing the Thunder
Doesn't that make perfect sense though? Town is a brand new game, they have to prove themselves, put their best foot forward to attract players. With pokemon, this has not been the case for the last 5 years. They always do the bare minimum they can get away with, they give you just enough to convince you to buy the games but don't go all out to please their audience. And why would they put in the effort? The fans buy the games in really great numbers anyway.
Problem is that they should be going all out to convince you to buy the games. That's the way capitalism is supposed to work, developers are supposed to be competing with each other to make the most desirable product they can and consumers are supposed to pick the one that's most desirable and the highest quality. This mentality of "they'll buy it anyway because it's Pokemon" is completely dysfunctional and not an environment I want to associate myself with.
And if you look around you, other Nintendo IPs ARE trying to go all out on the Switch to try and give it the best chance of selling they can. You have BotW with its full 3D open world and the sheer amount of freedom it provides, Mario Odyssey being a large scale sandbox platformer with tons of content, Smash Ultimate including literally ever character ever and packing the game full of tons of content and elements from various IPs. And then you have Pokemon trying to cheap out and provide a minimal experience to pander to casuals. There's a very stark contrast between what Nintendo is doing and what Game Freak is doing, in fact they're both taking completely opposite approaches. So when the consumer sees all of these high profile Switch games defying expectations and providing greater experiences than they could've imagined vs. Pokemon trying to be a cynical cash grab providing the bare minimum, it just makes Pokemon look vastly inferior. And again, in a perfectly functioning system the consumer should be looking at this situation and thinking that the other games all offer much better experiences more worth their money and choosing the other games over Pokemon.