- Oct 12, 2019
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I will admit the explanation AsOr gave for Mega Evolution/Infinity Energy in Hoenn and attempting to tie it to the context of XY was pretty awkward and nonsensical. I would have rather they said “Mega Stones are meteorites with special powers” and left it at that.It's just personal, because I'm not a fan of Gen. VI, aside from Midn. Lycanroc and so I hope no refereces to be made. I also didn't liked what they made with ASOR, namely the Sea Mauville, the tree in Sootopolis and Infinite Energy. I must correct one thing though: Fantina is in Gen. IV games, so if they retconned her nationality to Kalosian, I'd be fine with that.
I honestly find it worse how GF doesn't use their past in-game history elements, for example, in having SS Anne - a "world" cruiser - appear at another port city instead of only appearing in Kanto remakes or being just a model in the Slateport museum.
Likewise, if Dynamax is going to be in DPPt remakes I would rather have the explanation be “it’s caused by the Distortion World breaking through to our world” than any attempt to fit it to the context of SwSh.
It‘s already been discussed in this thread, but Fantina’s French phrases in the English version of DPPt were a translation convention not present in the original version. So I don’t think much will come of her being from Kalos. I guess they could say she’s from Galar and remove the French phrases from the English release of the game?
I do want possible remakes to acknowledge connections that have been made to Sinnoh over the years, as a bonus for people who have been keeping up with the series since the original Generation IV games. Nothing intrusive, just inconsequential touches like:
- An extra in Rowan’s lab having a throwaway line mentioning Sycamore.
- The Draco Meteor move tutor being Drasna rather than the generic old lady
- The exposition about the Plates being given by an Ether researcher rather than the generic Hiker
Now this might just be me, but I liked how in SM all returning characters (besides Looker who was never a battler) were possible opponents in the Battle Tree. So doing that here with Jasmine, Drasna, and Faba + the Stat Trainers might be interesting. Plus that way it never encroaches on the main story.