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While I think many legendaries are cool, they just start to pile up now. We're in Gen VI and had:
5 legendaries in Gen I
6 legendaries in Gen II
10 legendaries in gen III which is almost 10% of the pokemon that gen, jesus
13/14 legendaries in Gen IV depending if you count Manaphy and Phione as one or two
13 legendaries in Gen V
That's 47 "legendary" pokemon, or over 7% of all pokemon. That's a lot for something that's supposed to be special.
All those trios and one quartet are just too much. It's okay to have one trio as the generation mascots, but having another trio at the side, plus multiple others that are unrelated to all of that...
just too much.
I hope there won't be a bunch of legendaries, oh no.
I think that it was fun before, in the first Gen when lengaries were rare, that there was on... 5 of them ? (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo and Mew)
I think that we dont necessary need twelve trio and hundreds of duo. But because of the last gen, I think there will be about... 12 legendaries.
Sinnoh, the Land of Miracles.
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And I'd much rather have mythos for all of them (something Gen IV did, Arcues plus it's trios are explanatory, the Lunar Duo too, the Sea Princes are also selfaxplanatoey, Regigigas shaped the continents, Shaymin caused Flowers in Floaroma, and is in a way a local legend, and Heatran's eruption of Stark Mountain caused the Battle Zone and possibly Sinnoh to form).
The word legendary implies that it's something extremely rare and special, which just doesn't fly anymore if over 10% of a Generation's pokemon are considered legendary. Even higher percentage if you only count evolution lines and not every single pokemon. That's all. I don't care if people use them or not, I don't play competitively anyway. Too much of the same teams. But that's another discussion.
I'd just like the word "legendary pokemon" to mean something more than just "there's only 1 of this in this game". So yeah, the fact that "it's just like a Kricketune" is what bothers me about the state of legendaries.
And where did you get the idea I was talking about competetive.?
I also stated that Legends are NOT like Kricketune.
Plus, 10%, it's only 7% in total.
And, if you think they aren't so special anymore, why are you arguing they should be special if you outright stated they can't be?
Inngen II, there still were more. Gen III too, Gen IV, and then also Gen V.
Last edited by dirkac; 20th February 2013 at 1:56 PM.
Cause you were talking about people using or not using them I thought you meant "using them in battles against you".
I meant 1 of that particular species in the same game without any shenanigans. I am aware there's more than 1 legendary per game, but of the legendaries, there's only 1 per species usually.
And they could be special, if they went and didn't put a dozen to choose from in each new game. Making it so you can't fill 2 entire teams just with all the legendary pokemon you can catch in your game would be a start. And maybe make them useful without being gimmicky or feeling like you're cheating if you use them so more people would feel compelled using one. I for one love Raikou and if I have the chance, I use it.
Forcing you to use Reshiram/Zekrom in BW1 as part of the story was one way to achieve this. Maybe made some people think "hey this isn't too bad, I'm gonna keep using it."
I always liked the idea that as the games move to more distant regions pokes that we're really rare in one region become more comman in others, I'd even go as far that as these pokemon become more common their evolutionary families grow, basically I'd love the new dex have prevos of the legendary beasts.
I can dream.
But I don't mind how many legendaries there are just so long as they have a good story and I can get most with out events. I'd rather DLC over traditional events.
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That's true for most legendaries unfortunately. I just wish it wasn't like that. I wish legendaries were done in a way that they're exclusive and interesting enough that you'd want to use them and could use them without feeling like playing "on easy mode" because they're so strong. But that won't happen if they keep getting thrown around like cheap candy at halloween.
Yes, or at the very most a trio + the generation mascots. Gen I/II style. As long as the trio gets a story behind them like Gen II's trio did. (Which I found and still find a really cool story)
BTW, Dirkac you seriously need typing lessons . I can't read that last sentence.
Anyway, the events is right. But I actually do wish there were more Legends only availbale in a way like Manaphy or Phione. I loved that :P