If you are looking for an innovative Pokemon Sword and Shield, you will be really pleased. A vocal contingent of the Pokemon fandom has been very critical of developer Game Freak, and have just been spotted on by recent leaks. Sword and Shield due to "operational reasons."
But a new social media hashtag campaign has emerged, showing off a much more positive side of the pokemon community. " #ThankYouGameFreak " Some Twitter users thanked Game
#ThankYouGameFreak For the consistent and positive portrayals of black / brown people in a major video game franchise
it means a lot, honestly pic .twitter.com / tmEArtCG8z
̵1; | (@gurugurugravity) November 9, 2019
#ThankYouGameFreak for all the years of pokemon. You brought my aunt and I so close together as a family. Thank you for your games. Please do take a break and I will always keep appreciating you guys. You deserve a break! pic.twitter.com/6UPJ57wEKP
– Disappointed Xemnas (@PixelRoseArtist) November 9, 2019
Go figure, a social marketing manager for the Pokemon franchise so had her life irrevocably changed by the games
#ThankYouGameFreak Because of you, I have amazing job where I'm creative every moment of every day working on something I love. In 2013, I realized I was not living my life and completely started over. Pokémon helped me be the person I am today. Thank you, I'm forever grateful. pic.twitter.com/pGqvNBhhfO
– Liz (@AlolanBunny) November 9, 2019
Considering that the Pokemon games have been around since the '90s, it's no surprise that some millennials even themed
– Jerod C. (@ The8BitDrummer) November 9, 2019
This father thanked Game Freak for helping him teach his traits to any pokemon trainer should have.
#ThankYouGameFreak for creating a franchise that makes the relationship with me and my son even stronger. It also teaches him being a caring person, leads to positivity in your life.
It's also made me amazing friendships across the world. Thank you pic.twitter.com/OMJE4mWEAs
– PokeTaj 1945 ケ タ ー ジ (@PokeTaj) November 9, 2019
Things can not be as easy as a game developer behind one of the world's largest franchises , In the interview with Eurogamer, Game Freak producer Junichi Masuda and series game director Shigeru Ohmori both touched on the pressure of making Sword and Shield, and how the negative impact on the Game Freak team.
"Of course, you know, you see "Masuda told Eurogamer, citing criticism of Pokemon Let's Go! games too "kid-focused."
You can check out the #ThankYouGameFreak hashtag on Twitter to get more feedback from the Pokemon community. In the meantime, if you can not wait for Pokemon Sword
and check out how Pokemon training is easier, check out the latest news about leaks (beware spoilers though), and read up on how to play online.
Joseph Knoop is a writer / producer / young lad for IGN.