F Pokémon GO, M Mystery Dungeon, K the core series
- Oct 18, 2012
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So, wait... just because the current solution inconveniences your particular playstyle/motive means it would be better if nobody had the option at all?Yeah, no.
Offering transfer support for only most-but-not-all of the available roster is not a "compromise" because that's not how Pokemon collecting works. That's not how teambuilding has worked thus far. If I have a team built in UltraSun and UltraMoon that I used in the Battle Tree or my huge backlog of teams that I've used in previous playthroughs, I'm not going to be breaking up my collection and "splitting" them between Home and Sword/Shield.
If they're only supporting some Pokemon in each game going forward, there simply is no point in supporting transferring at all because I'd rather just start over again than deal with the logistical headaches of having my collection one-foot-in-Sword/Shield-one-foot-out, and just having my collection in a sort of perpetual limbo.
This is exactly what I mean when I say that it's not perfect, and that GF seem to be trying to do what they can within the current circumstances. I mean, for all that this issue affects me, I could care less if GF went in Ghetsis-style and deleted everybody's Bank storages right now and sent a message to their Trainer Club accounts saying "fuck off boomers lol". However, I know that my situation doesn't apply to all cases, and that being able to transfer old Pokémon means a lot to a lot of people. GF know that too, but are in a position where they know they can't please everybody. But it's still better to at least try to figure something out than to just give up and sweep it under the rug altogether.