At the beginning of the week, when Pokémon Sword and Shield was demonstrated during Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3, it turned out that not all Pokémon would be represented in the game. Instead of having the usual, full Pokédex by transferring your old catches, only the catches found in the new Galar region (including some old favorites) are available.
Since the revelation, the Pokémon community has been in a state of turmoil to some extent. The phrase "Bring Back National Dex" soon got through on the internet and we saw countless messages from fans who were upset about the situation, even though the decision seemed to have a rather wise logic.
Talk to People About USGamer, game maker Junichi Masuda explained the decision in more detail. He notes that "the sheer number of Pokémon" is a problem in itself, but the need for higher-quality animations for Switch and the ever-growing combat system in the series also had an impact.
"There are different parts of the thinking behind it, but the real biggest reason is the sheer number of Pokémon, we already have well over 800 Pokémon types and more will be added in these games Nintendo Switch, we create it much higher fidelity and with higher quality animations, but more than that, the combat system matters, we make sure we can keep everything in balance and give all the Pokémon that appear in the game. Games have a chance to shine. " "We knew that at some point we would not be able to support all the Pokémon indefinitely, and found that Sword and Shield would probably be a good place to return and re-evaluate what would be the best selection of Pokemon th in addressing the widest Taking into account the balance of the combat system, it will not just be a brand new Pokémon in the Galar region of Po There will still be many favorites fans can use to complete their previous adventures. But yes, it was just about balancing and getting that optimal range of Pokémon for the adventure we wanted to offer. We understand the upset, but we can also understand Game Freak's point of view We can not imagine Many games have a cast of nearly 1,000 characters, all with their own animations and data, and we hope that History, the places and the new features of the game will be enough to make the adventure worthwhile which Pokémon will make it into the "optimal selection".
You can read the full interview here, if you are interested, it will cover topics like Pokémon's Departure into a new era, the new Dynamax system, Galar's inspiration from the UK, and more.
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