Simpler times ahead
- Dec 6, 2008
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Well Movie 20 was just revealed, looks like gen 7 is gonna stick around til 2019. Ash Pikachu for the event this year, and 2018 with Marshadow as the gen 7 movie proper.
I really wouldn't take it for granted that there will be a "proper" Generation VII movie. That formula didn't work so well in the last generation.Well Movie 20 was just revealed, looks like gen 7 is gonna stick around til 2019. Ash Pikachu for the event this year, and 2018 with Marshadow as the gen 7 movie proper.
I definitely think that restarting gen 7 on the Switch and having the 3 year gen thing be for the Switch until 2020 is a huge possibility, but considering how gen 6 turned out, I am not holding my breath for anything in all honesty. But yeah, I think this move is definitely telling that gen 7 is gonna shake things up with the whole movie-game relationship.I really wouldn't take it for granted that there will be a "proper" Generation VII movie. That formula didn't work so well in the last generation.
I'd sooner bet on the 2018 movie featuring Mew, still being set in Kanto as part of the reboot. Marshadow could just get an anime arc; its QR code could be revealed in any number of ways.
There was never much of a chance of Generation VIII being released in 2018. The question is if it will happen in 2019 or 2020; the latter could easily happen if Game Freak have a big Switch release (not Stars) planned for 2018 as part of the current generation.
Adding onto all of that, Red and Blue both got adult-age redesigns which are otherwise only used for the Battle Tree. A modern Kanto game would allow them to get more mileage out of those models.I know people have been saying this for years, but I really feel like we're going to get a revisit to Kanto this generation. Kanto 'mons and characters have always gotten special treatment, but there's just so much exchange between Alola and Kanto I would be surprised if they didn't follow up on that.
-The SM main character is from Kanto
-Kukui has challenged the Kanto league
-The new movie is based in Kanto
-It would be a convenient way to get the original forms of Alola Variant 'mons without Pokébank
-Pokémon GO has made Kanto more popular than it's been since 1999, so if they're going to do it they should probably do it now
And a couple story spoiler points
-Lillie travels to Kanto at the end of the game, which would be a fun tie in as she's basically the honorary protagonist of SM
-Hau wants to travel around the world as well, especially Kanto
-Hau's dad travels around and could easily be introduced as a character if Hau and Lillie return
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention Red and Blue! I'll add them to my post. I agree, I think there's also a decent chance of visiting Johto if we do go back to Kanto since htye are right next to each other lolAdding onto all of that, Red and Blue both got adult-age redesigns which are otherwise only used for the Battle Tree. A modern Kanto game would allow them to get more mileage out of those models.
Plus, if they were to include Johto as well (now that it's beginning to be marketed in conjunction with Go), then that would explain why the Apricorn Balls have suddenly returned, and then we could presumably get more than the one-of-each we're allotted in SM.
And there's Mew's Z-Move
I think those games are probably at least remembered by many for the frustrating battle with Whitney and her infamous Miltank. I'm sure Johto is recognized by most long term fans, though probably not those fans that didn't play past Gen I much.I kind of doubt Johto will ever be seen as Kanto's equal since almost nothing about those games are as widely recognized
1. The simpler approach: Have the main story take place in half of Kanto and half of Johto, with some new areas behind Mt. Silver. A possible assortment of towns/cities: Viridian, Pewter, Vermilion, Saffron+Celadon, Lavender, Blackthorn, Mahogany, Ecruteak, Violet and Azalea (with 2-3 additions, especially for the beginning). The main journey would work without going through the rest of the regions until the post-game, and the story would capitalize on the contrast between Kanto's metropolitanism (which was even extended to Lavender in GSC) and Johto's traditionalism.
2. The more ambitious approach: Make the main setting of one version Kanto (leaving Johto for the post-game) and switch it around for the second version, resulting in major version differences akin to Fire Emblem Fates. Both versions would show different perspectives of a multi-faceted story converging in the post-game. Like Fire Emblem Fates, DLC might be utilized to unlock the scenario of the opposite version (paying $20 instead of another $40), and either way the non-DLC post-game would explain the main events of both scenarios.