Was this the most pointless thing done for Generation 4?
One of the differences brought in for generation 4 was the concept of pokemon having different appearances based on their gender. This included the retconning of many pokemon from all previous generations and ranged from highly noticable, such as the shape of Pikachu's tail to the subtle, such as the length of Raticate's whiskers.
A good amount of effort must have been put into this as quite a number of pokemon were retconned for this, however since generation 4 gender differences have only been impremented for Unfezant, Frillish, Jellicent, Meowstic and Pyroar. These, however, all fall into the "more noticable" level of gender differences, and no "subtle" differences are made anymore.
Was all this effort as utterly pointless as it appears?
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