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Ideas for Let's Go Johto

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Maybe they could try to make it more balanced? From what I know, picking the Eevee version has more advantages than picking the Pikachu one. So I feel it has to be two well-known Johto Pokémon that shouldn't have massive advantages over the other. Which is kinda problematic since the Pokémon I mentioned have been turned into Fairies. Thanks Gen VI!
 

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Fairy is neutral to itself and Water is Marill's primary type. I don't see the problem; these wouldn't be traditional starters.

I don't want to see Ho-Oh or Lugia as a mascot for the third time, personally. It wouldn't be the best way to call attention to the games being different. Two of the beasts would be fair game, though.
 
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Fairy is neutral to itself and Water is Marill's primary type. I don't see the problem; these wouldn't be traditional starters.

I don't want to see Ho-Oh or Lugia as a mascot for the third time, personally. It wouldn't be the best way to call attention to the games being different. Two of the beasts would be fair game, though.
I don't think they will pick Legendaries, since I think one of the main points of the game is the relationship between the starter and the Trainer. So I guess it will be the starters on the box.
 

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The beasts are pretty much the only legendaries that fit the relationship theme along with Ho-Oh, so I think it could work with some care. Even in Crystal, Suicune showed up three times before the actual battle. If you draw out each encounter with a cutscene and add a few more (have the beast show up near New Bark Town like in the anime?), the relationship will feel right.

Not that I'd mind an adorable partner (that stays unevolved), but the two aren't mutually exclusive. Look at my avatar and pretend that Houndoom is one of the beasts.
 

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I think Elekid and Magby could make for interesting partners.
They mirror each other in many ways too.
 

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I know they're pretty popular in Japan but not on the same level as Togepi or Pichu.
 

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There's a problem with restricting Togepi as starter in both versions. There'll be no 'cool' starter. In LGPE both starters can be viewed as both 'cute' and 'cool', but the cool factor would be missing.

They could have beasts on the box, Pikachu and Eevee as starters, with the Johto starters obtained shortly after.
 

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They should definitely add in battling wild pokémon. You can use the Pokémon go throwing technique, just after.
 

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Going back to a “new Meltan” idea, I agree with y’all that it should be more natural to show off the differences between classical Johto and technological Kanto.

Why not resurrect a few of those beta mons from the GS demo now that it’s a thing. If there’s a way to make them version exclusive we could have Kotora and Raitora for the “Gold version” and Wolfman and Warwolf for the “Silver version”.
 

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Going back to a “new Meltan” idea, I agree with y’all that it should be more natural to show off the differences between classical Johto and technological Kanto.

Why not resurrect a few of those beta mons from the GS demo now that it’s a thing. If there’s a way to make them version exclusive we could have Kotora and Raitora for the “Gold version” and Wolfman and Warwolf for the “Silver version”.
I don't know if Wolfman and Warwolf have a chance to tell the truth. They were possibly turned into Snorunt and Swinub during development.
 

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I don't know if Wolfman and Warwolf have a chance to tell the truth. They were possibly turned into Snorunt and Swinub during development.
Eh. There's lots of Pokemon that are pretty similar. The amount of very plain birds tells me that a beta-mon could be re purposed infinitely.
 
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