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I remember Johto for its Pokeathlon. I hope that it returns in potential Kanto sequels. Even if it is in the post game.
 
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As much as Gamefreak loves Kanto, I doubt they'll do something as drastic as making Johto unavailable, lest they want to annoy everyone who started with GSC. Not to mention both regions are literally connected. This hypothetical Kanto sequel will likely be a reverse Gen II - the player starts off in Kanto, beats Lance (or whoever's the current champion), then goes to Johto during postgame.
 
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I think Game Freak is trolling us. All in all, S&M are their own standing games, but they tie together all the generations in some way. So while a revisit to Kanto in some fashion would be appreciated, I'm not entirely convinced it would happen. If it does happen, I hope it's not a side sequel or a reboot, but more of a side story that could perfectly correlate with the original games. Kind of how the Rogue One Star Wars movie tied together some unknown story points between the prequel trilogy and the original SW trilogy.

I'm starting to think, would Deoxys and Giratana be considered "Ultra Beasts" in some fashion (although not officially) as they are 1) Deoxys is from Space, 2) Giratana lives inside the distortion world in Pokemon Platinum, which is almost like an Ultra Wormhole.

In Pokemon Platinum, Cyrus travels into the distortion world in almost the same fashion that Lusamine wishes to enter the Ultra Wormhole. There are obviously very different intentions on their part.

Type: Null I guess was created based off of information located int he Cannalave City library. Let's not forget that Type: Null was created, probably in the same vein of Mewtwo, Genesect, and Magearna (which... its story is kind of lacking imo).

In the demo, the mentioning of Slowpoke Tail's being a specialty is brought back. I'm pretty that is also mentioned somewhere in game.

There are many references/implied mentions to events of D/P/Pltn as well as Kanto, and Johto. Hoenn and Unova seem to have lesser of a presence, but I'm sure if I did another run through I'd find a few random NPC's that mention something about those regions. I'd remember more if I could skip through the many cutscenes (which I do appreciate, but after the first play through I don't care as much about player dialogue).
 
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If it does happen, I hope it's not a side sequel or a reboot, but more of a side story that could perfectly correlate with the original games. Kind of how the Rogue One Star Wars movie tied together some unknown story points between the prequel trilogy and the original SW trilogy.
If you mean that a new Kanto game shouldn't heavily focus on the old characters, maybe. They should definitely appear in it, though.

There are many references/implied mentions to events of D/P/Pltn as well as Kanto, and Johto. Hoenn and Unova seem to have lesser of a presence, but I'm sure if I did another run through I'd find a few random NPC's that mention something about those regions. I'd remember more if I could skip through the many cutscenes (which I do appreciate, but after the first play through I don't care as much about player dialogue).
Bulbapedia has a (probably) complete list of references to the previous regions. As far as Hoenn and Unova are concerned, only the character cameos stand out (and even then, only Anabel and Burnet actually contribute something to the story, and they don't talk about their regions).

Kalos has it a little better thanks to Dexio and Sina talking about Sycamore discovering the Zygarde Cube, but suffice to say that they don't say anything that hints at a future Kalos game.
 
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From that list of references, Kanto's and maybe Johto's stick the most out and is the most prominent. Sinnoh's only real note-worthy mentions are the Dimensional Research Lab mentioning Palkia, Giratina and Bronzong. And Type: Null's materials found at Canalave Library.
 
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I'm not completely convinced that all the Kanto nods really mean anything in the long run. No, it's only coming across as Game Freak trying to cram as much Gen I references into the 20th anniversary games as feasibly possible.
 
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Kanto as a region is boring and outdated, it would need a massive redesign to work, with cities being bigger and more visually attactive landmarks.
The gen 1 Pokemon also bore me, instead of seeing them as trips to my childhood I see them as a group of pesky monsters that have plagated every game that came afterwards, I only like a few of them.
However, I would be willing to give a Kanto game a chance if it does to SM what ORAS did to XY. ORAS kept most features of XY and added a great story, now we need a game that keeps the story focus of SM but that also has well-thought and enjoyable features.
 
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If the Kanto games are anything like ORAS, then I don't have much hope for it. Despite liking Hoenn, I just couldn't like ORAS. I felt that they were poor remakes even behind LGFR.

I hope that they'll more be like BW or Platinum or Emerald. Those three had the best stories.
 
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If the Kanto games are anything like ORAS, then it is clear they will be very solid games. We can hope the Kanto games come at least close to ORAS in terms of the amount of content, gameplay polish, music, etc.
 
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Tone down the harping on ORAS or any past games, please. You can state your hopes for the future without resorting to petty arguments about which game is best.
 
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We don´t need to tone down anything. We are simply expressing opinions on a subject and you are free to read it, or ignore it.
 
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What the heck...?

Can someone give me a breakdown of what the current conversation is? Comparisons to Oras don't exactly seem apt with Kanto in my opinion.
 
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What the heck...?

Can someone give me a breakdown of what the current conversation is? Comparisons to Oras don't exactly seem apt with Kanto in my opinion.
In a shellnut, the current conversation is about another Kanto remake with all the content of ORAS.
 
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If it ends up being a proper sequel, sure, BW2 level of change should be the aim, or more. (But I was talking about amount of content, not amount of change in the region.)
 
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I don't think there should be a question that if Kanto is revisited during this generation, it will happen in a sequel rather than another remake. They aged Red and Blue by 10+ years and sent Lillie to Kanto, which would have no effect on remakes.
 
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I'd rather see Kanto go beyond OR/AS and aim for B2W2's level of change.
The actual amount of change to the region should be massive of course, but the comparisons to ORAS are referring to the amount of content the games would/should have.

Personally I think that's a rather hazy issue and that the ways in which we measure the "amount" of content in a game are quite subjective.
 
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I'd rather see Kanto go beyond OR/AS and aim for B2W2's level of change.
A million times this. Sticking with ORAS style is certainly better than FRLG, but sticking to that style limits their ability to solve certain issues with the region. There's not much they can do with the regional dex or expanding the region in that game because they have to stick with the same storyline path and a lot of the same Pokemon as they had in the original and several regions, most of all Kanto, have issues in those aspects of the game. It's truly a shame that BW2 hasn't had a larger impact on how Game Freak approaches old regions (or at least not yet), it makes returning to old regions a lot more exciting. I would love to see a Kanto game with new Pokemon in the Kanto Dex, new areas added to the north, and development of older areas to give them more of an identity.

As far as the amount of content per game, I would say that the region should be Hoenn/Sinnoh size, the content of generation debut games should be on par with DP/BW1, and the content of third versions/sequels/remakes should be on par with Platinum/HGSS/BW2.
 
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It seems Pokemon Bank is finally updated. I just hope to Arceus that none of the Pokemon I stored in PokeBank will be deleted when I updated it. God, I saved a whole crap ton of Pokemon on there just to transfer them to Sun and Moon.
 
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