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Unpopular Pokemon opinions V2 (READ FIRST POST)

MrJechgo

Well-Known Member
I actually like not having the National Dex in the games. Gives me less stress while catching Pokémon and trying to remember where each one can be found.
Here's what's problematic without the National Dex:
  • HOME is used as storage, but in reality, only half of the Pokémon you caught can be used in later games. You are paying for the service, in the end. If it was part of the NSO, it wouldn't be that bad, since you would gain online multiplayer as well.
  • Let's Go, Sword / Shield, Legends and BDSP are all Switch games with updated 3D models, so why aren't those Pokémon all available in SV? I know that they can't allow all of them at once, but there are now 4 games with useable material.
  • Not having the National Dex available limits GameFreak to what they can offer. For instance, the Pokémon World Championship and Battle Tree featured characters from past games, but if their signature Pokémon are missing, they cannot be added for a suitable challenge.
  • Many Pokémon could use SV's upgraded mechanics, like Terastallizing and new moves.
  • As much as people defend GameFreak to be limited in many ways, they clearly lacked time and resources. If they can't delay the games, they can hire more people to help them out. I'm also certain that there IS a way to allow all 1,000+ Pokémon in one game. For instance, maybe have a special Box with 25 slots to allow HOME transfer, and the game simply loads and unloads those Pokémon's specific data.
  • Multiplayer is one key feature for Pokémon, so hampering what Pokémon to use isn't a good idea.
Yes, it's less stressful, but to carry over your previous teams should be the BIGGEST appeal for later games, especially for HOME.
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
Here's what's problematic without the National Dex:
  • HOME is used as storage, but in reality, only half of the Pokémon you caught can be used in later games. You are paying for the service, in the end. If it was part of the NSO, it wouldn't be that bad, since you would gain online multiplayer as well.
  • Let's Go, Sword / Shield, Legends and BDSP are all Switch games with updated 3D models, so why aren't those Pokémon all available in SV? I know that they can't allow all of them at once, but there are now 4 games with useable material.
  • Not having the National Dex available limits GameFreak to what they can offer. For instance, the Pokémon World Championship and Battle Tree featured characters from past games, but if their signature Pokémon are missing, they cannot be added for a suitable challenge.
  • Many Pokémon could use SV's upgraded mechanics, like Terastallizing and new moves.
  • As much as people defend GameFreak to be limited in many ways, they clearly lacked time and resources. If they can't delay the games, they can hire more people to help them out. I'm also certain that there IS a way to allow all 1,000+ Pokémon in one game. For instance, maybe have a special Box with 25 slots to allow HOME transfer, and the game simply loads and unloads those Pokémon's specific data.
  • Multiplayer is one key feature for Pokémon, so hampering what Pokémon to use isn't a good idea.
Yes, it's less stressful, but to carry over your previous teams should be the BIGGEST appeal for later games, especially for HOME.
And that’s the thing. I don’t carry over any of my past teams because I never play competitively or have a team that has more than one or two permanent members. I use Pokémon that will help me accomplish my current goal in the games. In Violet, I rotated out every single one of my Pokémon in my party except Quaquaval. It has never been put into a Box yet. I used Annihilape for half the game and it is a huge member of my in game team but I rotated it out during the post game story. So keeping my Pokémon from older games is nice but it isn’t all that important to me.
 

MrJechgo

Well-Known Member
And that’s the thing. I don’t carry over any of my past teams because I never play competitively or have a team that has more than one or two permanent members. I use Pokémon that will help me accomplish my current goal in the games. In Violet, I rotated out every single one of my Pokémon in my party except Quaquaval. It has never been put into a Box yet. I used Annihilape for half the game and it is a huge member of my in game team but I rotated it out during the post game story. So keeping my Pokémon from older games is nice but it isn’t all that important to me.
To each their own, and that's fine. However, if you waited for SV to play online multiplayer with [part of] a returning team, you're screwed :S
It's like if a TCG disallowed you to use your older decks in favor on new ones. There's also the fact that some Pokémon could use updates in each new generation, and that cycle got broken since SwSh.
 

Bolt the Cat

Bringing the Thunder
I think they should have had a Johto ground specialist instead of a fighting specialist (Chuck) given that Bruno was sticking around and Giovanni was no longer a gym leader. Johto is limited in terms of a lot of types but ground type had some good options (Donphan, Gligar, Quagsire, Pupitar, Dugtrio , the Nidoking,Nidoqueen, Marowak, Sandslash etc) and certainly enough to be a gym leader. I'd have called him Doug (for obvious reasons).

They probably should've gone Elite 4. The gym leader types were all of the types that didn't have gym leaders in RBY (minus Dark because they could only do 16/17). RBY had Giovanni as a Ground type gym leader and they didn't want to repeat this. However, Giovanni was replaced as gym leader and Blue didn't have a type specialty so that left GSC without a Ground specialist of any kind. The best way to compensate for this would be to have an Elite 4 member, which had to double up on some types because there weren't enough types. Fighting wasn't the only repeated type, Psychic (Will and Sabrina), Poison (Koga and Janine), and Dragon (Clair and Lance) also had repeat types in the Elite 4.
 

MrJechgo

Well-Known Member
Karen didn't have much of a specialty... In Gen 2, we had Umbreon, Sneasel, Murkrow, Houndoom and Tyranitar, and she used a Vileplume and Gengar. We literally had FIVE Dark-type Pokémon (minus evos), and she didn't used them all :p

You could argue that Will had TWO Xatu, when one could have been replaced by Girafarig ^^;
 
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