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- Sep 22, 2004
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Yeah, some of the stuff on that list falls into pure “petty” territory. Each region is “inspired” by a real-life area, but it’s never a mirror image. And frequently, a single Pokémon will draw inspiration from multiple sources. There are several lines with ties to the UK (including a couple more obscure references, like the Cufant line); if the entire ‘dex were to be filled with them, it would just become a parody.I find the competitive point strange. Yeah some meta defining Pokemon returned, but they also gave a majority of the previous Pokemon notable moveset buffs like Hydreigon getting Nasty Plot and Heliolisk Weather Ball and Discharge. Between that and the new Pokemon and moves It's too early to be saying that competitive will be in a worse place.
The 'Pokemon that fit/don't fit Britian' is also a strange point, Pokemon has never been 1:1 with their animals so I'm not sure why Gen 8 is being picked on exclusively for that.