Destroyer of Fairy, Steel and Ice types.
- Feb 21, 2011
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It isn't just Zygarde's stats, there is it's hidden moves: Thousand Arrows and Thousand Waves. Making Zygarde anime and spin-off only would be a bad move which would upset a lot of fans. It maybe an old formula but they have never skipped out on the third legendary pokemon. As for the movie, Zygarde is likely to be in it since all other gen 6 legendary and mythical pokemon had appeared in movies. It actually does make sense to build the hype on the new game with Zygarde's forms because it tells us that a main series game is coming. Just because Volcanion and Zygarde's forms were announced first, it does not mean that we are getting gen 7 instead. A main series game with Zygarde will come eventually.It's possible that they are giving Zygarde this focus because it's not starring in the film/getting its own game. Giving it a great amount of attention in other formats besides the film & games allows Game Freak to give those places to Pokemon who need revealing, such as Volcanion, and potential early reveals from Gen VII. It also ensures that Zyarde isn't left out - it will have its time to shine. Maybe not as big as some may have liked, but it won't have been left out completely. It also gives Zygarde closure. Its dex entries raised a lot of questions, and the fact they've stated its Complete Form is stronger than Xerneas & Yveltal just adds to that. Giving Zygarde a role like this allows GF to promote him & keep room free for projects that may have a higher precedence for them.
Besides, how can they promote for a game they haven't even announced? It makes no sense to build up hype for something they may not even be making. You can't deny that Zygarde's hype would have been much bigger if its game/s had been announced alongside its forms.
I understand all your points, and they are all valid, but...I don't see why they need to repeat an old formula for Zygarde. It works, sure, but if they are wanting to move on from Gen VI then I really don't think something like Zygarde's BST is going to stop them from pushing ahead. As I pointed out in response to the quote above, giving Zygarde precedence in other media still allows them to move onward and showcase Zygarde and its forms at the same time. It's also allowed them to give Team Flare spotlight as antagonists, and tie the Specials & Anime together in a grand way.
As for gameplay purposes, the forms (along with Ash-Greninja) could easily be slid into games that aren't focused on Zygarde. Would it be cheap? Certainly. But it'd work for their purposes if they didn't want to make another Gen VI game for whatever reason.