- Aug 9, 2016
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You don't have to have to raise every pokemon from their base stage to grow a bond with them. Just having them around is enough to start one. Travel all over with em, fight with em, that's just as good as a humble beginning.The entire thing that attracted me to Pokemon as a franchise was seeing your Pokémon evolve and grow. Evolution was the main thing that made me attached to the franchise and child me loved to see the anime animations of Pokémon growing and evolving... So I too prefer to catch a base stage Pokemon and evolve it myself.
It gives a sense of having a deeper connection with your Pokémon rather than just capturing an evolved stronger Pokémon later in the game- like a baby or pet you raise yourself. @PocketMonster's idea is much better imo.
GameFreak wants the Pokemon we catch ourselves during the story to be competitive, while completely stripping them from the ability to Gigantamax? It’s pretty counterintuitive, since you have to go really out of the way of a reasonable story playthrough to look for a Gigantamax Pokemon- the very problem GameFreak wanted to prevent.