In traditional Pokémon games, you embark on a journey to become a Pokémon master alongside a rival who often crosses and fights you on the Pokémon league. This is still the case in Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, but unlike your smug opponent in the original Yellow version, your rival in the Switch games is much friendlier, gives you advice, and adores you occasionally. when you hit each other. 19659002] This is not new to the series; While your rivals in Pokemon Red and Blue and their successors, Gold and Silver, were just sugar addicted, all of them were much friendlier to you – especially Hau and Lillie from Pokemon Sun and Moon, who would both do it. Also frequently give articles to you to help. In an interview with Pokémon director Junichi Masuda, we asked ourselves why the series seems to be missing the miserable rivals of previous games.
"I think the main reason why rivals were more of an idiot in the early days was limited in what we could express with the pixel graphics," Masuda told GameSpot about an interpreter. "There is not much that can be done on the screen with such a small sprite, so we worked harder to characterize them through dialogue and give them certain personalities."
"Also, because it's just dialogue and not much It's not so hard of an impression, even if they are idiots, I think. Now we have HD graphics and the visuals are much more impressive. If you made him an idiot too, the impression on the players would be much stronger. Another thing, just my own opinion, is that people with such personalities are not as accepted by gamers these days as they were then. "
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