That’s fair, though I would point out that that’s likely due to there being a huge amount of Water-type Pokémon (plus a few odd non-Water-types that learn it). But, yeah, even within the Fire-type pool itself there aren’t many that learn it.
Well I believe we know from interviews that Basculin was added to Black and White late in development because they felt that Unova lacked a generic fish Pokémon.
...which is ironic, in retrospect, because the very next generation completely lacked a generic fish Pokémon.
The gym badges and E4 are part of the Champion title. Randomly beating someone who happened to be champion at the time does not give someone the title.
If a football team were to defeat the 2020 Kansas City Chiefs, they wouldn’t suddenly be considered the new Super Bowl champions. You have to...
Respectfully, we have had this conversation a few times so I’m just going to link to the beginning of the last conversation I recall having on this topic as I’ve stated my thoughts there already:
re: Does GameFreak Likely Tie Anniversaries to Game Releases.
I think if Dexit has taught us anything, it’s that this is not the case. I would like to see a gap year, but I’m not confident that will happen based on demand appears to be affecting production rates.
I don’t really see that as ruling out the remakes. You could obtain the legendary birds in both Platinum and HG/SS, for example. It’s not common, but it’s not unheard of. You could technically get a duplicate Solgaleo or Lunala in the same game, much less same generation.