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  • I'm fine with it ending soon

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  • They should at least take it to the double digits or 1000 pokemon

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  • Never, the series should continue forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Elliot View Post
    Business sense tells you the almighty dollar with prevail and as long as you keep making money you will keep doing something.

    I want to bring up an interesting point though, with Mario and Zelda and the other long running game series out there, you don't have to have the previous games or system to enjoy the game on the current console. Does it help with the story, easter eggs and for more enjoyment? Of course it does. But you didn't have to play Link's Awakening in order to complete and finish Ocarina of Time.
    That is where they are going to run into their big problem, is this completing of the pokedex, obtaining the Pokemon, it will be or become unwieldy and impractical to be able to capture all 700+ Pokemon. You have to have had Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald to complete Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, which you would need to complete Black/White/BW2. I think there comes a point in time where you allow 99% of the Pokemon to be caught between two versions and you won't worry about having to transfer or find someone to trade with etc.
    I think as time goes on we will see DLC where they implement the ability to catch new pokemon by giving us new pieces of the region or perhaps pieces of old regions.
    Pokedex completion has NEVER been the main, primary, or even secondary goal of the game. In fact, it was been de-emphasized over time. In Gen 3, you got the National Dex after having obtained every Pokemon in the Regional Dex. In Gen 4, you only need to "see" all the Pokemon to get Natl Dex. in Gen 5, they give it to you regardless of how complete your regional dex is.
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    You really missed my point here. I used completing the pokedex as an example. I am talking about the way Pokemon must be obtained, especially those in higher demands.

    It has always been one of your primary goals why else you would be given it in the beginning of your journey??
    If it wasn't, you could be given it after beating the champion instead of just having an expansion added on to it.
    I would argue that in Gens I and II it is a secondary goal because of how few Pokemon there were at the time and how little the game had to offer outside of beating trainers. Of course, it has been de-emphasized over the years because of the sheer amount of creatures there are now, and because it is the one objective that is largely ignored by most people.

    My point is that there were always limits on how many you could transfer per day, you had to jump through hoops to get them (i.e. play a game) etc. Look at what you have to go through to obtain a Kanto starter. Are there many venues that you can achieve this is in? Yes. But many of those methods come with questions attached to them, like Is this Pokemon Legit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atratus View Post
    With that said, I hope they will stay smart with their direction and not come up with weird things just of the sake of keeping things fresh,like trainer-pokemon fusion or something.
    There's a manga for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Elliot View Post
    It has always been one of your primary goals why else you would be given it in the beginning of your journey??
    No it isn't.

    The primary goal, the central premise of Pokemon of Pokemon is to go on a journey with your favorite Pokepals and largely leaving the actual action up to you. If you don't beat the 8 gyms and the E4, you are specifically penalized by refusing to advance. Pokemon in trades might not obey you, in previous generations HMs wouldn't have their outer-world affect, certain TMs and Pokemart items won't be obtainable, etc...

    After you get past the E4/Champion, what you do in the game is largely up to you.

    At no point in time are you ever penalized or forced to complete the national Pokedex, and nowadays, even the regional Pokedex isn't even required to be completed to get the National Dex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randomspot555 View Post
    No it isn't.

    The primary goal, the central premise of Pokemon of Pokemon is to go on a journey with your favorite Pokepals and largely leaving the actual action up to you. If you don't beat the 8 gyms and the E4, you are specifically penalized by refusing to advance. Pokemon in trades might not obey you, in previous generations HMs wouldn't have their outer-world affect, certain TMs and Pokemart items won't be obtainable, etc...

    After you get past the E4/Champion, what you do in the game is largely up to you.

    At no point in time are you ever penalized or forced to complete the national Pokedex, and nowadays, even the regional Pokedex isn't even required to be completed to get the National Dex.
    granted, but if you want to complete the game COMPLETELY then you do have to catch every pokemon. (did you forget about maxing out your trainer card?)
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    It's been very interesting watching the polls change every day since I started this thread. At first the results were mixed, although the majority of people had voted for at least 1000 pokemon or double digit gens. Then it became a tie between at least 1000 and a few gens with spin-offs and remakes. Now over the last few days the amount of votes for never has skyrocketed and claimed the lead. It's nice to see everyone's theories on the future of the series, and I would like to thank everyone who has commented for being so mature about the topic and for being respectful of each others opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ansem the wise View Post
    granted, but if you want to complete the game COMPLETELY then you do have to catch every pokemon. (did you forget about maxing out your trainer card?)
    Pokemon is not a game you can "beat" or "complete".*** The game does not suddenly end and then you suddenly start over from the beginning anew as if nothing ever happened. You aren't even limited to the pre-defined goals that the game has programmed in. You are only limited by your imagination.

    And no, you don't have to obtain every Pokemon. Completing the national dex exempts the event-exclusive Pokemon. AND IMO, with Wi-Fi trading, it is now easier than ever to complete it if one chooses to do so. in Gen I, there was no legit way to get a Mew outside of real-life events, which were far less widespread than they are nowadays. And in Gen II, it was impossible to complete since Celebi was never released outside of Japan and, at the time, game carts of different languages couldn't interact with eachother. And yes, it does suck that some people don't have access to Wi-Fi. But for the millions of other fans, it has been a welcome addition to get fans to interact more and play with players across the globe.

    ***The fact that the one time the credits roll is after the E4 is that this is what the game makers see as the core game, the adventure from the start to the E4/Champion. They see that not just as the main portion of the game, but also likely what is in continuity for the rest of the series. That is why Gen 5 tried to make the game a bit more linear so younger players, who might give up if they get frustrated getting lost in a Confusing Cave or NeverEnding Route, would still be able to get to the end of the main game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by penguinofhonor View Post
    Well yeah, but.. screw that.

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    It probably depends on the sales of pokemon games. Once they start to consistenly flop for whatever reason, the franchise will be over. The question is simply when. As for how long I want the franchise to continue, I'd like generations 1 and 3 to be made playable on the 3ds, perhaps an orange islands game, and a game (that's not a hack) where you can choose to ignore/help the evil team (fighting would be an option too) and still be allowed to continue on through the game. However, the last of those likely requires Nintendo to accept an E10+ as a rating for a pokemon game, which is unlikely at best, so it's probably not worth hoping for. Aside from those four, and maybe a fourth mystery dungeon if the third one is actually good, are enough. Anything more than that, such as a Gen VIII (counting Orange Islands as Gen VII), would just affirm pokemon's status as a full cash cow. Not sure whether that's good or not.
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    My wonder is how many Pokemon can you fit into a game and still have a good game. Even as technology gets better, there will always be limitations, and I wonder just how many Pokemon are allowed to be stored onto a game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by randomspot555 View Post
    And no, you don't have to obtain every Pokemon. Completing the national dex exempts the event-exclusive Pokemon. AND IMO, with Wi-Fi trading, it is now easier than ever to complete it if one chooses to do so. in Gen I, there was no legit way to get a Mew outside of real-life events, which were far less widespread than they are nowadays. And in Gen II, it was impossible to complete since Celebi was never released outside of Japan and, at the time, game carts of different languages couldn't interact with eachother. And yes, it does suck that some people don't have access to Wi-Fi. But for the millions of other fans, it has been a welcome addition to get fans to interact more and play with players across the globe.
    dont forget what pokemons's catchphrase has been since day 1.
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    and yeah, you have the point about the wifi thing but, its "catch em all" not "gotta trade em all".

    ***The fact that the one time the credits roll is after the E4 is that this is what the game makers see as the core game, the adventure from the start to the E4/Champion. They see that not just as the main portion of the game, but also likely what is in continuity for the rest of the series. That is why Gen 5 tried to make the game a bit more linear so younger players, who might give up if they get frustrated getting lost in a Confusing Cave or NeverEnding Route, would still be able to get to the end of the main game.
    While you have a point about the main game, but that is mostly because most kids would never see the end of the game if they made it that they had to complete the dex.
    And you said this anyways.
    Pokemon is not a game you can "beat" or "complete".*** The game does not suddenly end and then you suddenly start over from the beginning anew as if nothing ever happened.
    so after the game ends is when the reaf fun begins is what you're saying, right? well what is there to do? lets see.....1 beat the battle tower (or that game's equivalent to it) 2 beat the pokemon contests (or that games equivalent to it) and oh yeah complete the dex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ansem the wise View Post
    dont forget what pokemons's catchphrase has been since day 1.
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    *eyeroll*

    That catchphrase has long since been retired, and has never appeared in Japanese media at all. The JP version is simply "Get Pokemon!".

    and yeah, you have the point about the wifi thing but, its "catch em all" not "gotta trade em all".
    Which, again, has never been possible. Sometimes the marketing folks aren't exactly in sync with the people who make the games. The game makers artificially limit the number of obtainable Pokemon in the games. It was never Pokemon's intention to make every single Pokemon personally catchable to every trainer who owns one game cart. There have always been Pokemon you'd have to trade for, either to obtain at all or evolve or attend an event.

    While you have a point about the main game, but that is mostly because most kids would never see the end of the game if they made it that they had to complete the dex.
    But they don't have to complete the dex because that isn't the main point of the game!!!! It never has been and to shift the focus away from "Going on an adventure with your favorite PokePals" to "complete this task because we say so" is a step in the wrong direction.

    And you said this anyways.

    so after the game ends is when the reaf fun begins is what you're saying, right?
    For some people, sure. I'm sure other people put down the game and go do other things.

    well what is there to do? lets see.....1 beat the battle tower (or that game's equivalent to it) 2 beat the pokemon contests (or that games equivalent to it) and oh yeah complete the dex.
    So you admit that completing the dex is entirely optional and is in no way the "main" or "primary" goal of Pokemon? Cool! then we're on the same page!
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    Quote Originally Posted by randomspot555 View Post
    *eyeroll*

    That catchphrase has long since been retired, and has never appeared in Japanese media at all. The JP version is simply "Get Pokemon!".
    (this screams "i cant think of a good comback")

    Which, again, has never been possible. Sometimes the marketing folks aren't exactly in sync with the people who make the games. The game makers artificially limit the number of obtainable Pokemon in the games. It was never Pokemon's intention to make every single Pokemon personally catchable to every trainer who owns one game cart. There have always been Pokemon you'd have to trade for, either to obtain at all or evolve or attend an event
    but originally, you could catch the majority by yourself and trade for the minority, its getting on the verge where the scale will be tipped and we will be trading for the majority.
    and online no less, which totally goes against gamefreak's goal of human interaction. (which is (supposedly) why they incorperated trading in the first place).

    But they don't have to complete the dex because that isn't the main point of the game!!!! It never has been and to shift the focus away from "Going on an adventure with your favorite PokePals" to "complete this task because we say so" is a step in the wrong direction.
    come now, we all know that Oak sent ust to complete the pokemon encyclopedia for his research. (why else was your rival bragging about the number of pokemon he cought, if we were not supposed to surpass him?)

    For some people, sure. I'm sure other people put down the game and go do other things.
    mice and men.
    you said yourself that they are making the story easier cuz kids wouuld get lost in a cave and give up.

    So you admit that completing the dex is entirely optional and is in no way the "main" or "primary" goal of Pokemon? Cool! then we're on the same page!
    my, my.

    question wich of the listed is the hardest and the most rewarding?
    and i refer again to the logo "gotta catch them all".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ansem the wise View Post
    (this screams "i cant think of a good comback")
    If your soul source of "the goal is to catch Pokemon!!!!" is the English catchphrase of the games for the first two generations, then great. But the games themselves don't reflect that reality. The anime doesn't reflect it. The mangas don't reflect it. Pokemon has been and always has been about going on an adventure with Pokemon, not about a specific task. It is nice you enjoy this specific task, but it is by no means the primary or main goal of Pokmeon.

    but originally, you could catch the majority by yourself and trade for the minority, its getting on the verge where the scale will be tipped and we will be trading for the majority.
    I don't see anything wrong with that. Trading is a good thing. And it really is only "trading for the majority" if you got into Pokemon yesterday. Anybody who got in during the fourth generation had opportunities to obtain all of the event exclusive Pokemon, and Plat/HG/SS had absolutely huge numbers of Pokemon that could be captured within them. Between those 3 games, every Legendary Pokemon that isn't an event exclusive can be caught and each starter Pokemon can be obtained.

    and online no less, which totally goes against gamefreak's goal of human interaction. (which is (supposedly) why they incorperated trading in the first place).
    You're still interacting with humans if it is online. It just means you are no longer limited to the people within a 2 foot radius of you.

    come now, we all know that Oak sent ust to complete the pokemon encyclopedia for his research. (why else was your rival bragging about the number of pokemon he cought, if we were not supposed to surpass him?)
    Do the credits role after you complete the dex in Gen I? Because I thought they rolled after you beat Blue, the Champion and your rival?

    You surpass him by defeating him as Champion, not by dex completion. You completing the dex is an absolutely meaningless goal. Its something some people enjoy, and I'm not disputing if you personally like it or if you personally feel its the main goal for your playing. But the games themselves place their priority elsewhere.

    You are penalized for not completing the gyms and the E4. You literally can't advance to the rest of the game without doing that. But you are not penalized ever for not completing the entire Pokedex.

    mice and men.
    Yes, how dare people play Pokemon differently than you! Please tell us the "correct" and "proper" way to play Pokemon.

    you said yourself that they are making the story easier cuz kids wouuld get lost in a cave and give up.
    It isn't easier. Linear!=easy. It just means shortening some of the never-ending routes which do nothing but irritate people. There's a difference between a genuine challenge and just frustrating obstacles. Whitney's Miltank is a genuine challenge. That stupid snow route in Sinnoh is just frustrating.

    question wich of the listed is the hardest and the most rewarding?
    Its very hard, but not at all very rewarding outside of a personal goal.

    and i refer again to the logo "gotta catch them all".
    And I again refer you to the games themselves where capturing every Pokemon has never been possible. Its nice you think they should, but if you think that, don't complain to me. Go write to Masuda. I'm pretty sure he's on Twitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randomspot555 View Post
    If your soul source of "the goal is to catch Pokemon!!!!" is the English catchphrase of the games for the first two generations, then great. But the games themselves don't reflect that reality. The anime doesn't reflect it. The mangas don't reflect it. Pokemon has been and always has been about going on an adventure with Pokemon, not about a specific task. It is nice you enjoy this specific task, but it is by no means the primary or main goal of Pokmeon.
    Granted it was more of an anime thing, but back then the games and the anime were more closely correlated.

    I don't see anything wrong with that. Trading is a good thing. And it really is only "trading for the majority" if you got into Pokemon yesterday. Anybody who got in during the fourth generation had opportunities to obtain all of the event exclusive Pokemon, and Plat/HG/SS had absolutely huge numbers of Pokemon that could be captured within them. Between those 3 games, every Legendary Pokemon that isn't an event exclusive can be caught and each starter Pokemon can be obtained.
    at 35$ a game, you would have to drop over 100$ to do that, its getting insane.

    You're still interacting with humans if it is online. It just means you are no longer limited to the people within a 2 foot radius of you.
    well then you just eliminated the barrier that is preventing an mmo.

    Its very hard, but not at all very rewarding outside of a personal goal.
    dude 100% of what happens after the credits roll is a personal goal, and the most challenging would usually be the most rewarding.

    It isn't easier. Linear!=easy. It just means shortening some of the never-ending routes which do nothing but irritate people. There's a difference between a genuine challenge and just frustrating obstacles. Whitney's Miltank is a genuine challenge. That stupid snow route in Sinnoh is just frustrating.
    i think i see what you're saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ansem the wise View Post
    Granted it was more of an anime thing, but back then the games and the anime were more closely correlated.
    It wasn't even an anime thing because no trainer, Ash or anyone else, ever tried to capture everything they saw. It was more of "the anime theme song pounding it into people's brains". And again, I look at the games and still, no way for you to "capture" every Pokemon. You couldn't "capture" Mew, the version exclusives of the version you didn't own, and the other two starters. In Gen II, there's even more you couldn't capture! You couldn't get Celebi at all outside of an obscure event which was even obscure for Japan.

    at 35$ a game, you would have to drop over 100$ to do that, its getting insane.
    If a fan already owned those games, it isn't $100 all at one time. It is $100 over a period of 4-6 years.

    well then you just eliminated the barrier that is preventing an mmo.
    Except for...you know, the console its on, the fact Game Freak has no experience designing that kind of stuff, the current build of the Pokemon games...you know, everything else about Pokemon except for the fact that Pokemon and an MMO both have some stuff that happens on the Interwebs. That's about the only thing they have in common.

    dude 100% of what happens after the credits roll is a personal goal, and the most challenging would usually be the most rewarding.
    Again, if it is personally rewarding to you, that's great! More power to ya. But the games have historically not rewarded you** nor have they penalized you for not completing the Pokedex. This is in stark contrast to the E4, where you can't challenge them until you beat the Gym Leaders and often other routes are blocked off until you beat certain Gym Leaders or defeat a certain rival/evil team leader/whatever.

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    I believe that the sun will become a red giant and engulf the planet Earth 5 billion years down the line.

    Pokemon brings in profit ($$$), so I don't see it necessarliy coming to an end.

    Did you hear that Mario was going to have his last game soon? No? Well, because like Pokemon, he a profit maker!

    Hoenn has disappointed.

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    It is a good point how most other franchises don't have new things added to it the way that Pokemon does, and at some point it will get to an insane proportion if you intend on completing the Pokedex. I seem to remember within the fourth generation games you could actually get nearly every Pokemon anyway, I'm not sure why BW/BW2 didn't make more of an attempt to have a similar sort of system, maybe we'll see that again in the future, though then again maybe not.

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    We did see that system. It was/is the Dream World, which vastly expanded the kind of Pokemon available to you right off the bat. You could access it VERY early on in the game. Dream Radar opened up even more Pokemon that you could get right off the bat in BW2.

    Before someone says that the DW is complicated or involves Wi-Fi, all of the things that drastically expand Pokemon availability involve extreme gimmicks or external methods. HGSS Safarizo zone involved blocks and ridiculous waiting periods as well as the PokeWalker (external). Sinnoh games had Pokemon Chaining and the Dongle Method.
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    What I meant was within the standard games without external methods, though having said that, I suppose perhaps we have already reached a point where the amount of Pokemon is so much that things like the Dream World can actually be used as a good option to get them all. It would not surprise me to see a similar thing to it being used from this point onwards in Pokemon games.

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    One of the unique aspects about Pokemon as an RPG is that it adds over 100 new playable characters every generation. I may be wrong in saying this, but I don't think there has been an RPG yet that has 649 playable characters.

    Now think about an RPG with over 2,000 playable characters. That could potentially get overwhelming for younger players, who happen to be the target audience of Pokemon. We saw in Black and White that only the 5th generation Pokemon were available until after beating the E4 which could act as a way of regulating how many Pokemon get introduced to younger players and also keep the series "fresh" (which actually turned me off from the series until BW2).

    My point is that if Gamefreak and Nintendo continue creating new generations of Pokemon, it has the potential to get to the point of overabundance (either for game coding, for the sake of younger players, for the interest of ENOUGH older players, etc.).

    When I was 9, I only had to worry about catching 151 Pokemon. If new generations continue to be made, a kid 20 years from now might have to worry about catching 2,500 Pokemon. And yes, I am aware that players are not required to complete the Pokedex, but it is incentivised nonetheless. Even having to see 2,000+ Pokemon would be ridiculous.

    But as long as I still love Pokemon, I don't mind if they keep going indefinitely.

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    Probably when Sugimori dies. That would be my guess, but because the audience is so easy to replace, I think they'll be going for a while.
    Within my lifetime, I've done a lot of walking. I started my journey walking on a little path called Route 1. Little did I know that walking down that route would lead me onwards to a road that went by the name of Victory. Just west of Victory Road, I walked up an entire mountain where atop stood a silent trainer who was one of the mightiest I had ever faced. I've walked, through sandstorms, across the hard desert of Hoenn. I've walked through pelting hail, across the snow covered terrains of Sinnoh. And now as I look back on all my travels I find myself walking across the Skyarrow Bridge of Unova. It took a lot of walking through tall grass patches to get where I am today...But it was worth the walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoruaruler View Post
    Probably when Sugimori dies.
    This makes absolutely no sense at all.
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    Sigh.

    Three factions exists at this thread:
    a. those who cling on to reality truths too much
    b. those who cling on to personal ideals too much
    c. those who balance their beliefs with the reality

    Personally, I bet to talk to the one who started this thread if you are here. I see you as a type c. Good analysis that all of you have. True that this series MAY need a new spiritual successor for the old top dog (Pokemon) to rest after a possible 10 to 15 years. But I think you are thinking it just right. not too soon yet not too late. But right now, the Pokemon spin offs have a way of surpassing its original source.

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, which is MADE by Chunsoft (creaor of Many Mystery Dungeon Games) and CONFIRMED by Gamefreak and the Pokemon Company is a nice example. The 2 capitals play completely different rules. In other words, Gamefreak allowed Chunsoft's permission to make the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Series. You can also say this to Tecmo Koei's (creators of the Samurai Warriors Series) Pokemon Conquest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jireh the provider View Post
    Sigh.

    Three factions exists at this thread:
    a. those who cling on to reality truths too much
    b. those who cling on to personal ideals too much
    c. those who balance their beliefs with the reality
    Bolded: What the heck is that supposed to mean?

    Personally, I bet to talk to the one who started this thread if you are here. I see you as a type c. Good analysis that all of you have. True that this series MAY need a new spiritual successor for the old top dog (Pokemon) to rest after a possible 10 to 15 years. But I think you are thinking it just right. not too soon yet not too late. But right now, the Pokemon spin offs have a way of surpassing its original source.

    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, which is MADE by Chunsoft (creaor of Many Mystery Dungeon Games) and CONFIRMED by Gamefreak and the Pokemon Company is a nice example. The 2 capitals play completely different rules. In other words, Gamefreak allowed Chunsoft's permission to make the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Series. You can also say this to Tecmo Koei's (creators of the Samurai Warriors Series) Pokemon Conquest.
    Except spin-offs are not surpassing their original source.

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    Hoenn has disappointed.

    P.S. I get tired of complaints from great games.
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