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Generation IV Remake Speculation

Will there be remakes in Gen VIII?


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Right, but that's not really what I'm quibbling with. Rather I'm questioning the notion that DPP's Arceus event, which is just "here's a flute, kiddo!" and then you catch Arceus on a dull slate of glass and talk to the Hiker and that's it, is somehow "more content" or "more proper" than how HGSS does something that actually illustrates some of Arceus's mythic powers, telling us about some of the historical ideas around it and letting you obtain another powerful Pokémon in a pretty memorable scene while also paying off a bit of Cynthia's character. It's, you know... an event.

(Come to think of it, there's really a remarkable amount of ceremony for obtaining a rare Pokémon in that case - it's just not for Arceus itself.)

Hypothetically speaking, if the HGSS event had never happened but the Azure Flute event had, I think Arceus would still come off as having the poorest treatment among the Sinnoh Mythicals. Its event says virtually nothing about it or its abilities, whereas Shaymin creates a whole island of flowers and gets people waxing about gratitude, while Darkrai gets the spooky hotel nightmare sequence. Even Manaphy had more pomp, requiring you to complete a mission in Pokémon Ranger that talked about some myths related to it and portrayed it as a sought-after Pokémon for the powers it can grant to people.

I get how and why just being handed a Pokémon isn't particularly fun or memorable for people, even though I don't think waiting 15 minutes for something with paralysis and 3 HP to finally just get in the ball is very fun either. But acting like Arceus somehow got shortchanged... eh. There really wasn't all that much to the Platinum event, and what they did with it in HGSS is still a lot more than Volcanion or Marshadow got. Same for HGSS Celebi - no, it's not the GS Ball event and you don't capture it, but you do get to actually see it using its time-travel abilities in a way that lets us learn more about Silver and have an extra boss battle with Giovanni. There's still effort going into that, and there's still unlockable content. What does Magearna get you?
No argument there, Arceus definitely deserves more lore, especially when it's so closely related to Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. They should really give us the best of both worlds in the remake and let you capture Arceus during some kind of storyline event. The best way to go about it would probably be through a Delta Episode sort of setup, have it feature as a major part of a post game story arc and give you the opportunity to catch it as part of the plot.
 
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Pokeshopper has hinted a bit more for the Diamond and Pearl Remake likely coming out next year. Please click 6:44 to 7:28

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOjiRzjJvTs

He'll also be making the vid on Gen 4 merchandising for 2020 in that year.

Since we had Bridgette from ''Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire Box'' for the GameCube to represent ''Pokemon Bank'', then perhaps we will see Hayley from ''My Pokemon Ranch'' on the Wii to represent ''Pokemon Home''. We can expect something far more for Home than we realise.
 
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Due to another thread pertaining SwSH, I just remebered something: I hope GF doesn't bring any of the Rotom Dex and Phone trash to a Sinnoh remake!
 
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Due to another thread pertaining SwSH, I just remebered something: I hope GF doesn't bring any of the Rotom Dex and Phone trash to a Sinnoh remake!
With the new anime taking place in all Regions, I'm sure it might happen. Although Gardenia might find Rotom Phone quite disturbing at first.
 
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There is no Rotom Phone. Are you thinking of the Poryphone?
 
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Adding literally one building wouldn’t drastically change the town layout, and like @Grass Type Gardenia said, if they combine Pokémon Centre and Pokemarts there will be enough space easily, specially if customisation is executed on a smaller scale than SwSh to keep Dawn and Lucas recognisable, maybe.
They do already have alternate costumes in the original games. When you enter the contests, you change outfits. Therefore, the contest facilities should double up as the place for makeovers.
 
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Well, if in some way Phantump or Pumpkaboo lines make it to Eterna Forest it would put her in a dilemma. ;)
She’ll probably still love Rowlit if it evolves into Decidueye, regardless of it becoming a Ghost Type. Like she would still love Roserade if it evolves into a Ghost Type, as mentioned by her in Masters.
 
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Especially when it started out as a Grass/Flying and knows it for a good long while.
Rowlet would be perfect for Eterna...I would love to see a Rowlet perched on Torterra's tree! :bulbaLove:
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I just hope that in a Sinnoh remake they put a "DS sounds" just like the "GB sounds" in HGSS. I love this and I missed a similar tool in ASOR. :(
 
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If we're really doing this regional dex only thing I really hope gamefreak goes with platinums pokedex.

And better yet I hope any pokemon who did not appear in swsh appear in these games so we can have all the pokemon in one generation.
 
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If we're really doing this regional dex only thing I really hope gamefreak goes with platinums pokedex.

And better yet I hope any pokemon who did not appear in swsh appear in these games so we can have all the pokemon in one generation.
This. If they're going to insist on this policy of not having every Pokemon programmed into the game, they should at least do what they did with ORAS and have it so every Pokemon is available between each game of the generation. That way, everyone's favorites are available in at least one game and don't get forgotten for years.
 
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Yeah, the least they could do is have every single Pokemon who weren't available in SW/SH to be available in the DP remake. Another benefit is that they would be able to just copy the data of both games onto each other's data through an update that brings battling compatibility between both pairs of games. It's entirely possible to do that in today's games.
 
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I hope that in a Sinnoh remake, DP's trees are kept instead of Platinum's, namely Eterna's. Bike stands should be removed since they are mostly decorative, and street lighting should be included, since it was a nice add to HGSS and makes sense.
 
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I hope that in a Sinnoh remake, DP's trees are kept instead of Platinum's, namely Eterna's. Bike stands should be removed since they are mostly decorative, and street lighting should be included, since it was a nice add to HGSS and makes sense.
Dynamic lighting should be a no brainer for it at this point. Shadows by the characters and objects are a must for 3D Switch games.
 
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I like how the two halves of Sinnoh have different trees in Platinum. I wonder if they'd split the PokeDex in a remake?
 
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I like how the two halves of Sinnoh have different trees in Platinum. I wonder if they'd split the PokeDex in a remake?
I think the PokeDex should be split into West Sinnoh and East Sinnoh while the third dex option would be just Sinnoh to encompass it's own National Dex-like feature that includes every Pokemon found in the region.
 
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Bike stands should be removed since they are mostly decorative
I disagree. I think they're a neat world building thing, and thus should stay. It'd be really nice if some stands had bikes on them that changed every time you entered the area. Just something to make Sinnoh feel more alive and lived in.
 
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