I don't really like how Munna is unavailable pre-E4, they could at least toss it as a gift or something... dunno o_O
I don't like how Chinochou didn't get in (huge personal bias xD). That was a really biased statement, but N has a Lanturn on his spring team, so I thought it might make sense xD
I'm actually quite surprised that the Pikachu line didn't make the cut. I guess that it's losing its marketing status xD!
I personally don't see why they'd go out of their way to put in Chinchou and Lanturn into the game, out of all Pokémon.
As for Pikachu, it hasn't been in every single regional dex, has it? I wouldn't say that it's losing its marketing status.
I agree with Bolt. Without Poketransfer, it is literally impossible to get Pikachu without wifi or anything.
Red/Blue/Green/Yellow Regional Pokedex: Pikachu is there, obviously
Gold/Silver/Crystal Regional Pokedex: Pikachu is available... more or less, though it's post E4
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald: Pikachu is in the regional dex
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum: Pikachu is there...
Eh, Pikachu's there in every game. In the regional dex, of course. It makes it kinda weird how BW and BW2 didn't introduce Pika into the regional dex
I think they made it rare IMO because:
A.) Preserve its' legacy
B.) Lucario is a relatively strong Pokemon especially if you get him early
C.) I don't think people were expecting it so they wanted it to be a surprise by it randomly popping up after X amount of wild battles
Last edited by Bolt the Cat; 26th October 2012 at 7:37 AM.
I don't get how Grumpig is exclusive to B2 while Camerupt is exclusive to W2. It just strikes me off as weird. They don't have anything that's polar opposite. I mean Minun in Black 2 and Plusle in White 2 would make more sense (as much as I don't use it), but Grumpig and Camerupt is just...
They could've done the Mawile/Sableye thing in Desert Resort, and make Grumpig AND Camerupt non exclusives. I think Mawile/Sableye is more fitting to the surrounding, Volcano and a ghost house nearby... What a psycho pig is doing there is beyond me.