Has Pokemon jumped the shark?

Islandbuffilo

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Nah, it's still the same old pokémon at it's core.
Divine Retribution said:
However, I do agree with you on seeing recycled ideas as the biggest problem. Gen 6 was especially bad with a copy-paste Viridian Forest, snorlax blocking the road (woken up by a pokeflute AGAIN), guy who gives you Lapras, gen 1 starters, roaming legendary birds in lieu of a new legendary trio, and so on. As for designs, the worst offenders are the pikachu clones, with eeveelutions coming in right behind them. Sure, it's a tradition, but it's a tradition that needs to die.
Pikachu clones are fairly recent, not sure how you can fault eeveelutions, I mean the name says it all.
 

CritialGaming

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I don't think Pokemon has jumped the shark. But I do feel like it could use a little diving. B/W's new battle types were interesting but ultimately not worth the time as the competitive scene really didn't dig into it. What I think they need to do is, and it really kills me to say this, reboot the series.

Ugh my mouth feels funny even saying that.

But look, Pokemon has been the exact same story since the very beginning. Each version of the game changed the bad guy a little and add new monsters but the formula has always been exactly the same. You are a 12 year old kid with terrible parents and you travel around the world with monsters of mass destruction to collect 8 gym badges and then over throw the government. Along the way you will take down the world's largest gang network without a single thank you from the police.

That's why I think Pokemon needs a complete reboot.

Maybe a Pokemon game for a now all-grown up audience. Make a game with an all new cast of 150 monsters and that's it. Just a single brand new cast of monsters to hunt down. Put that together with a deeper story line, perhaps a darker one, or simply one in which the stakes are high but also make sense.

But whatever Pokemon is unlikely to ever change except to add countless more monsters. Hell in a few years we'll easily have 1000+ creatures to catch and only 12 we will ever use.
 

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MarsAtlas said:
xaszatm said:
Divine Retribution said:
Your picture is a freakin' Raltz, I don't think you're in much of a position to complain about bad pokemon designs.
You making fun of my favorite Pokemon? You want to go? :p
Just found my real-world waifu. Brb, asking your parents for permission to marry.

Also, threads name should be retroactively renamed to "Has Pokemon Jumped The Sharpedo?" before getting locked for being a necro.
He's asexual and aromantic, so you're SOL. =P

He was my honey bun before any of this anyway so please step off my man.
 

xaszatm

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MarsAtlas said:
xaszatm said:
Divine Retribution said:
Your picture is a freakin' Raltz, I don't think you're in much of a position to complain about bad pokemon designs.
You making fun of my favorite Pokemon? You want to go? :p
Just found my real-world waifu. Brb, asking your parents for permission to marry.

Also, threads name should be retroactively renamed to "Has Pokemon Jumped The Sharpedo?" before getting locked for being a necro.
Skatologist said:
MarsAtlas said:
xaszatm said:
Divine Retribution said:
Your picture is a freakin' Raltz, I don't think you're in much of a position to complain about bad pokemon designs.
You making fun of my favorite Pokemon? You want to go? :p
Just found my real-world waifu. Brb, asking your parents for permission to marry.

Also, threads name should be retroactively renamed to "Has Pokemon Jumped The Sharpedo?" before getting locked for being a necro.
He's asexual and aromantic, so you're SOL. =P

He was my honey bun before any of this anyway so please step off my man.
...Was I was teleported into an anime bizzaro world last night? If so, when do I receive my super powers?
 

FPLOON

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xaszatm said:
...Was I was teleported into an anime bizzaro world last night? If so, when do I receive my super powers?
You get them after you beat the 8 tribes of power, the 4 sages of wisdom, and showcase your courage of going into space with a legendary Pokémon... But, whatever you do, don't mega-evolve the shark if you're going to jump over it afterwards...