Crazy, random, unlikely to happen idea:
In LGP -- you find Red in a new post-game only forest area previously not found in Kanto before.
In LGE -- you find Green in Cerulean Cave.
You don't get all three of them together in one singular game.
I hope they don't do something like this, and I admit it's unlikely, but I won't rule it out quite yet.
Because Masuda didn't want Blue as the rival due to his personality. He said as much.
But if Blue is still in the game, what did Masuda really accomplish? Honestly, the only time Blue wasn’t a total asshole was Gen VII. Even in Johto he still has an unpleasant (albeit downplayed) edge.
His posture could be read as cocky based on the trailer. To be fair, it could also not.If he's already lost to Red (or Green?) in Indigo Plateau, then he will show more humility. They actually started going in this direction in HGSS.
Does he look cocky in the trailer? I am not so sure.
Good choices.He didn't have really a team in Origins because he kept rotating it. I'd give him Pikachu, Charizard, Snorlax, Kabutops, Hitmonchan and Nidoking. Appropriately, Green would have Eevee, Venusaur, Clefable, Omastar, Hitmonlee and Nidoqueen.
But Red will probably have his HGSS team again. If so, I'm really hoping for Green to have a Mew over Venusaur, to give her that added oomph and relevance to Cerulean Cave.
Well, like Unown Seer said, it at least avoids a fundamental retconning of Blue’s character. It’s always been the case that Blue started out arrogant and then chilled out (a little) afterward, not that he was always your best pal. Better to heap all of Trace’s saccharine Care Bear garbage onto a blank-slate scrub that nobody cares about than to risk the reaction to overwriting a classic fan-favorite (which is something I don’t think the folks at Game Freak are very inclined to do anyway).Even in HGSS, he still had some attitude (I actually found him nicer in GSC.) But if they’re neutering him (for lack of a better term) anyway, then what’s the point of Trace existing at all?
Of course, that would be a lot more natural if the games were sequels, but that that would have required effort. Plus, Masuda wanted to make it easy for parents to know where to go in the games...Esserise said:But also it’s probably supposed to mirror Masuda’s vision of the game, with parents and their children playing together. So you have the adult players represented with Red/Blue/Leaf, and the new children experiencing Kanto for the first time represented by Trace and whatever-their-names-are-I-don’t-care.