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Should regional variants become a series mainstay?

Should’ve regional variants be a mainstay of the series from now on?

  • Yes

    Votes: 106 77.9%
  • No

    Votes: 15 11.0%
  • Unsure

    Votes: 15 11.0%

  • Total voters
    136

PkmnTrainerV

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What's wrong? We're living in the age of memes now XD
They end up with bad designs. See: Alolan Persian. There are SO. many. Possibilities. But they went with a meme-Pokemon of all things.
And the Diglett line could end up lots better.
 

Niyuura

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They end up with bad designs. See: Alolan Persian. There are SO. many. Possibilities. But they went with a meme-Pokemon of all things.
And the Diglett line could end up lots better.
I think they admitted to intentionally making dugtrio a meme to reminisce rock stars of old times..
 

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I dunno. I mean, the concept does sound kinda cool in its own way, but I never really liked the regional variants in favor of their regular forms. Personally, I had rather the concept be just a one generation thing, but seeing the popularity of the new forms, I wouldn't be surprised if this gimmick continued in the future generations as well.
 

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I think it could be cool to see other regional variants of Pokemon, but seems like it'd be confusing and maybe difficult to implement in the long run. Not necessarily something I want to see for every region or generation.
 

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Why not, honestly. If it can give older Pokemon a new, fresher look, I'm all for it :3 in general, I favor fleshing out already existing Pokemon over creating even more.
 

BackSet

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If like them to stay but some of the fan ideas for regional variants seem unlikely and weird to me.
 

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I think it could be cool to see other regional variants of Pokemon, but seems like it'd be confusing and maybe difficult to implement in the long run. Not necessarily something I want to see for every region or generation.
They could probably do it for region with vast climate differences. Like I don't see much difference between Johto, Kanto and Unova but Sinnoh is noticeably colder.
 

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They could probably do it for region with vast climate differences. Like I don't see much difference between Johto, Kanto and Unova but Sinnoh is noticeably colder.
I thought Unova was also noticeably colder. It would be wierd if it wasn't since it's essentially Pokemon New York.
 

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I think that there should be more regional variants. I want more non- Kanto variants. I think that this feature gives regions a sense of identity.
 

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I think it should be an Alola feature.
Wasted potential as it could be expanded in Ultra sun and Ultra Moon.

Mega evolutions, cross evolutions and Z moves are much more interesting. I don't like old pokemon with just new designs instead of new lines or new evolutions.

If they can handle megas, evolutions, z moves and also forms in one genetions it's ok, but i doubt this will happen .
 

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Well, I mean, alola forms that are already in existance can't go away. But the question is what will happen to them in future generations if it was a one time thing. Will there be special ways to get Alolan forms? Or will they be forgotten entirely. Although, too be honest, it was a great exploration into how environment can cause Pokemon to change the way it causes animals to change in real life.
 

Sean Brown

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Nope. They shouldn't. It would make no sense if alolan sandshrews suddenly start appearing in Mt. Moon in the gen 10 remakes of frlg.
 

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They said special ways, not commonly encounterable. (And, lord, I hope we're not getting Gen 1 remakes in Gen 10...) There are better ways to include them-a tourist NPC could trade them to the player, for example.
 

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I would love if they continue with the concept of regional variants. But, of course, without the limitation of being exclusive to Kanto Pokémon.
 

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I don’t really like them but at this point they should continue with what they started. And do it with non kanto Pokémon.
 

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It makes sense from a biological evolutionary perspective but at the same time, it seems like it's a way to make new pokémon without really making new pokémon.
 

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This is one feature I hope they don't abandon so quickly. I loved the concept of regional variants, but I hope they would focus on other regions in the future. It did annoy me that they only gave Kanto Pokemon Alolan forms in Sun and Moon.
 

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what if our not alolan native one has a regional variant in the region its coming from?

what if yungoos line would have a other regional variant from the original region it comes from?
taking that its based on a moongoose, maybe part steel? most snakes are poison or grass.
norma/steel?

Small Asian mongoose - Wikipedia

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what if Raichu has more regional variants? a electric/dark and maybe a electric/fighting one? but hope those typings also get other animal representatives and variations.
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maybe bug/fairy(gen 5, bug/poison centipede) and flying/fairy (hmmm-this typing would deserve more)?
 
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