Bringing the Thunder
They take competitive battles seriously, yet don't fix the problem of "not bringing back your entire team for those battles"?
What is it going to be next Gen? Only 25% of the total Pokémon being available? In Gen 11, is it going to be 15% only?
Nobody here ever said "I hate that every Pokémon is available in a single game", and I don't think people have sympathy for GameFreak for not "taking the extra steps" to make it possible.
It's not that they don't care it's that the problem isn't fixable because of a constantly increasing number of Pokemon and finite time to work on the 3D models. The number of Pokemon has simply reached a point where it's impossible to include them all and the shift to 3D graphics, HD resolution, and open world game design has exacerbated the issue. Even if they do what everyone is screaming at them to do and increase the development time it still might not be enough for them to include everything. Now I do think they should have a bit more than they do at the start (can we get a dex with more than 400 Pokemon at the start please? How about shooting for 500 next gen?), but if you spent 3 years on the base game, another year isn't going to more than double the roster, that's simply not feasible. We're more likely to only get about 75% of the National Dex when all's said and done with the DLC.