Top 5 Things We Want in Pokemon Generation VI
Less images this time, sorry guys. And yeah, there are randomly bolded parts along the writing. I edit them every time and they don't save... so...
Hey everybody! Welcome back to the... fifth! Yeah, fifth installment of Pokemon Talk! Thunderplant wanted to be the first to speak in this blog, but like I’d let that happen. This is going to be a very special list thanks to some interesting something or others.
With advertising money (and a pie, for some reason) from Game Freak in our pockets, it’s time to plug some love for the new Pokemon X & Y! Coming out worldwide (except a few select countries) in October 2013 on Nintendo 3DS... is what we’d like to say if the person Doc talked to wasn’t a homeless person living under a bridge who paid us in food stamps. So with canned pasta at hand, we here at Pokemon Talk will do what we always do best and that is make a Top Ten about whatever we like.
Uhh... Dude... We talked about this. It’s a top five this time (cause damn does it take too long to do a top ten. I mean uhhh...) And we already established what fun we will be having. Hey reader(s). We brought in... wait for it... A THIRD PERSON. Yeah that’s right, we extended this luxurious one-time offer to your very own Abrams! And if he doesn’t accept within the next 15 seconds, well...
Spoon and Salutations, g1s! It is I, the SpoonMan Abrams X! These two slackers requested some more Poke-nerdiness, and I do love myself some Pokemans, having played the games since I was a wee lad on the original Red & Blue in 1998! You don’t get more OG then that! Now where is that pie I was promised?!
Yes, we snagged the Spoonman himself. His services don’t come cheap, don’t you know. We had to offer him the rarest of all pies created by some South American shaman. Of course before we had that delivered to him, it suffered from an unfortunate accident of eaten. Now since he’s the guest and all, why don’t we make him do all the work and mention the few short rules for this discussion.
Less work for me? HELL YEAH, I'M DOWN.
What is this?! No pie and I have to do your work? I call shenanigans! Regardless, I suppose I could lay down the ground rules real quick, so people know what we we’re up to here... *mumblegrumblesIwantpiemumbles*
This is a list on the basis of overall game feel, and what would improve the mold that is the main Pokemon series. Talk about metagame and the competitive nature that is online battles should not, and will not, be the primary feature of this blog.
Yeah, that’s right. That also means we’re talking about improving the obviously successful formula of Pokemon here. We’re not shooting for the sky here. What neat little things we wanna see that would just make the game cooler -- that’s what this list is .
Also, these are the things we would like to see, so we’re not trying to list too many of the obvious ones. Duh, we all want new Pokemon and we want cool moves. We have lists dedicated to some of those already.
- Our list, our opinions. If you have any problem with it, please leave a comment on our new twitter handle: @manlynessness
A shorter list means only a few rules. Got it? Good. This list should be pretty self explanatory, and you’re all probably going to agree with us for once (Thank God...). So if it’s cool with you guys, we’re just gonna nerd out the five most awesome things we wanna see. Oh, but first, the honourable mentions:
Multiple Save Files
But we aren’t talking about Devil Survivor, no, this is Pokemon Talk. I have a file in Pokemon Platinum I’m afraid to let near my young cousins because I know they’ll want to create a new game and wipe out 200+ legal Pokesav’d Pokemon ready for competitive purposes. After I’m done with the main game of Pokemon I rarely, if ever, create a new game, because I’ve spent countless hours grinding my team to perfection. I get sick knowing that something so simple as a corrupt save will ruin that playtime. Multiple saves voids this as I can instead have a specific folder devoted to my post-game multiplayer experience, while keeping a couple opened for whatever I feel like doing. Whether it be just a new game or a Nuzlocke challenge, this is something I truly want to see in X & Y.
However, I was the only one strongly on this note, as the top five featured content that surpassed this opinion believe it or not.
Turn based battles work and all, but can only do so much with it. “Real/Active” time battles would be the next obvious step in the evolution of the series (hyuckhyuck) Something similar to the (in)famous Final Fantasy ATB system would be cool. Each move has a cooldown, and moves that need “charge up” like Solarbeam could do so, or moves like Hyper Beam can simply just have slow recharge & even slow down all recharge times temporarily, etc. Speed would actually mean something outside of just “who goes first”, actually impacting how fast and often a ‘Mon can attack. It would be intuitive and fit very well into the current dynamic of the game, opening up new strategies and possibilities...
That said, it unfortunately isn’t necessarily newbie friendly, as a lot of the youngins that play might have a hard time time grasping it... and admittedly, while it doesn’t change the Pokemon formula TOO drastically, it still is a very big change (also, Doc & TP are haters~)
But now, oh now. We’re talkin’ 3D, bitches! That means we’re gunna get up close and personal with these character models. So wouldn’t it be nice to customize them? I don’t expect anything too advanced (realistically). I don’t anticipate Tony Haw-esque customization or anything. Just some nice little ideas: palette changes, different head accessories, different backpack/pouch/bag. Simple things.
This would be even better with a little more incentive. Say, every time you beat a Gym Leader you get a badge (of course), a TM, and a new customizable thing, like a hat or something. And you can unlock others in other ways. Give the players more reason (although maybe not the BEST) just to play more things in your game like the battle towers and dumb ass contests. Oh. And remove those dumb ass contests, Game Freak.
And with that, we get into the:
Top Five Things We Want to See in Gen VI
For the record, utility slot? My idea..! And a damn good one. It’s much more reasonable than the thought of raising the power of all HMs, because it wouldn’t make sense to get a 70 Power Cut at the first gym. It would break the game, and frankly, some moves HAVE to suck, amirite?
However, similar to how certain Pokemon can only learn certain HMs, it would be better to leave that mechanic alone, but instead leave each Pokemon with one slot for one HM that, maybe, can never be erased. That means 6 HMs on a team at a time, and that sounds reasonable. Because holy hell do I hate having to swap out one of my six Pokemon for a slave just to get through Victory Road.
The Top 10 Pokemon We Hate With a Passion!
TP: Now <BEARS> off!
You know what I want to see from Gen VI? Gen III remake :D
Dude, it was a joke...
He may not be defensive, but I present to you... Kitsunoh: http://www.smogon.com/cap/pokemon/strategies/kitsunoh
Silveon does count as a new evolution, stop cutting fucking corners...
Oh, for number one? Those are as real as fake Pokemon can get. They're throroughly thought out and made for competitive battling, my favorite being Mollux (the Fire/Poison) one. Check em out here:
Multiple save files would be too easy to exploit, Active time battles would change the game entirely, and I'm almost certain character customization will be in Gen. VI.
5. To be fair, Surf is one of the best Water moves available and Fly isn't a half-bad move, but making the others la bit ess useless should be a priority.
4. That may actually make sense, but I think it only worked for Gold/Silver because there was only one other region to visit at the time. Now you have five others. You'd never finish it all!
3. You can't make the versions too different, or else you'll have two games that share nothing in common. The idea is to make the versions different enough that you'll need to interact with someone who has the other version, but similar enough that you get roughly the same experience regardless of which version you have.
2. I think it does count. We need more Eeveelutions, I'd just like to know exactly what it is. As for the rest, there are definitely Pokemon that are in dire need of an upgrade, because at this point, they're just worthless. I think that may be the real problem; Pokemon with no real value to them, either because of poor/misplaced stats (in the latter case, Flareon is a victim of having a high Attack stat and no decent moves to exploit it with), or a bad moveset (once again, Flareon).
1. I dunno where you got those images, but they need to exist. Actually, I'd like to see a Dark/Psychic type modeled after Cthulu. Its only weakness would be Bug types, and it would be awesome.
All I want is one Ghost/Steel, with big defensive stats, I can't set foot on OU without being soaked by rain and being bombarded by Close Combats
5- The HMs could be forgotten in the latest games, at least THAT was addressed. What they should do is make their use optional. Like to access specific non-mandatory parts of dungeons. Furthermore, aside from Fly, Surf, Waterfall and Dive, the rest of HMs ever featured has been useless in battle. What they should is this. "This obstacle requires [HM]. Which Pokémon to you wish to use?". The HMs should be relegated to secondary abilities that your Pokémon can use outside of battle without having to necessarily learn it. A Water-type Pokémon should be able to Surf without having to learn the HM for instance. Same goes for a Flying-type which should be able to use Fly wihtout wasting one of its moves on it.
4- That... could be hard, because of overleveling issues.
3- I could see this happening, like changing the Gym orders and even have different locations.
2- I'd say that every non-legendary Pokémon should have an evolution, because it gives a reason for players to train them. Seriously, Pokémon without evolution sounds outdated already.
1- I totally agree, because I'm still waiting for a Dark/Electric, a Dark/Bug and a Dark/Psychic. Also, legendary typings should be made into non-legendary Pokémon morer often. Finally, NO MORE NORMAL/FLYING TYPYE!!! For crying out loud, can we get a [bunch of] single Flying-type Pokémon that is not Arceus or Tornadus? Seriously, it's the ONLY type that doesn't have a single type non-legendary Pokémon. Enough with the Normal/Flying and give us Flying/NOTHING.
My personal wishlist:
- Pokémon voices from the anime series, because I'm dead tired of the chiptune-like sounds.
- A Gym Leader specialized in Dark-type Pokémons. Tally up, Dark has only been used by the Elite Four and never by a Gym Leader.
- LESS legendary Pokémon: a trio, a version exclusive and a secret, NO MORE.
- NO MORE FIRE/FIGHTING POKÉMON AS STARTERS! Ok look, starters should remain single type, like the Johto starters, they don't need to be dual type.
- More Physical attacks for Fire and Psychic and more Special attacks for Fighting, Rock and Ground.
- Rebalance the Pokémons that need some. For instance, Flareon (yeah, tedious example I know) needs either a boost in Defense or Speed, MORE Physical Fire attacks (Flare Blitz, Blaze Kick, Fire-type Iron Tail, Fire-type Iron Head) and Blaze as an ability. Garchomp needs to be nerfed to non-legendary status. Haters are gonna hate...
How can you hate Sylveon? It is so dang cute.
Yes to the buttons thing, and the utility slot would not be used in battle, so only four moves still :P
Also yeah, battle me! :D
Good list. HM slot sounds good, but if the HM on an utility slot can be used in battle then it would be adding a 5th move...which can complicate things a bit (even if some would like to see that). Maybe instead of that give the the player the ability to make the pokémon forget the moves without the need of a move deleter NPC (maybe an item that needs to be bought/found).
Active/real time battles? Maybe like Chrono Trigger's, and maybe for a spin-off game (if there isn't one with that already), that'd be kinda cool.
Also, doesn't anyone feel that the "buttons" (on the menus and stuff) work faster on HG/SS than in the BW2?...
EDIT: Oh, didn't know about pokémonshowdown, I'll try to remember it for the future P=
I completely disagree if only because his stats are impressive enough as is.
Hey i like Sylveon! Ive been waiting for another eeveelution for a while! and yeah i wanna see some new evolutions.
I feel Skarmory is LONG overdue for an evolution myself. As for some new types, I'd love to see a Ghost/Steel type myself.
I hope Farfetch'd evolves into Riduckulous.
Personally, I don't want Farfetch'd to get an evolution. Someone at bulbapedia showed its origin, and it would make no sense to have a Farfetch'd evolution once you learn its origin. Origin: http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/On_the_Origin_of_Species:_Farfetch...
Aw shucks, Flaps.