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Things you want to see done in Pokemon Gen 8 (2019)

Discussion in 'Pokémon Video Games' started by TheHungryBox, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Matleo

    Matleo Well-Known Member

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    proper under water battles in Pokkén Tournament for water pokemon? imagine it.
    ghost theoretically also could do it, some steel types and grass types too.
     
  2. Rocket Zigzagoon

    Rocket Zigzagoon Team Rainbow Rocket Gym Leader Giovanni

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    Also a pre-evolution to the Monkeys?

    I would love to see Mega Eeveelutions or something upgraded forms for Eeveelutions (but not basic Eevee because he had already got an exclusive Z-Move) Mega Glaceon with increased Special Attack and Speed? Mega Vaporeon with buffed speed stats to make him competitive?

    I don't like the jerky rivals which are one-dimensional. Unless the jerky rival has good traits, then I will consider.

    Also, bring in editable nicknaming feature like in Let's Go. I hate how we need to head to Name Rater in certain areas (even in USUM) before LGPE.
     
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    techitisJ Active Member

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    Oh yeah, I completely agree. The rival has to have some good reasons for being a jerk, and there has to be more too him than just butt. Gary had that, they just weren't that transparent.
     
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    I actually don't want any new mechanics. I want this generation to focus on the new mechanics introduced in the 3DS generations and build on them. I want new megas, new regional variants, new exclusive z-moves even (if it makes sense). For the revisits of older regions, they really have to do away with HMs and implement rental ride Pokemon.
     
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    Matleo Well-Known Member

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    a very strong pokemon on Slaking or Wishiwashi level stats like that would have a ability that say readuces all damage 50%
    but makes it "weak" to sound moves and after gettting hit by one let's say it can't move or becomes always confused.
     
  6. WallflowerCanyon

    WallflowerCanyon Explore.

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    Exploration, exploration, exploration. As much as I liked Alola overall, I felt that the exploration that's been in other regions like Hoenn and Sinnoh felt kinda skimpy.
     
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  7. PinkIceFox

    PinkIceFox PinkIceTales!

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    -I'm not really interested in an open world pokemon game. What I'm more interested in is life breathed into bigger, more expansive routes and other areas. Make sure the routes aren't just 'obvious straight line to next location'. Of course there will be some path worn into the ground with how many trainers pass through, but give some space where it still looks more natural. Having wandering pokemon with a bit more behavior than what's in LGPE.
    -Of course, pokemon following is a must at this point. At least give us the option to have someone follow us.
    -As much as I love it, maybe removing the ability to cure status ailments in a refresh like system would be for the best. Or at the very least change it so you're actually using an item on your pokemon while doing so. As much as I love not having to buy antidotes, paralysis heals, and what not it seems a little bit OP. And perhaps grooming pokemon in such a system would increase friendship as well as affection points since grooming services usually increase friendship anyway.
    -I miss the pokeathlon. I loved those little minigames I thought they were so interesting and it was really fun to have a way to raise a pokemon that didn't involve focus on what moves it knows. Since we don't really have a touch screen outside of an undocked switch (and it'd be unfair for people who prefer playing in docked mode like me) they could make some minigames you don't need the touch pad feature to place. Like games that were in Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2.
    -Bring back secret bases! I love creating a little mini house of sorts for my player to hang out in. Just let us fill the dang thing to the brim with stuff if we so desire. Maybe even have it attached to the pokepelago like system so we can go there at any time. We'd start out with a small little hideaway but eventually could expand it like the islands. We could buy decorations like usual in stores around the region however there could be another way to get other items as well...
    -Instead of Casinos and gambling, make an arcade/fairgrounds with games that regardless of how you do you get some amount of tickets. But the better you do the more tickets you earn. And you can then use those tickets to buy things like evolution stones, more silly accessories for your character, or decorations for a base like rarer pokedolls, posters, or other things like a pc and a pokemon healing machine (obviously these would be the more expensive items). That would, when combined with the above idea of being able to travel to a base like you can the pokepelago, appease those who want instant access to the PC! It's just that you have to work hard to earn it instead of just being able to use the PC anywhere and everywhere.
    -I'd love an expansion on the photography that was in Alola. Maybe allow us to take pictures wherever we are and move around on a route. Bring back the tiptoeing to approach pokemon from ORAS. With the photo club maybe add changes like allowing us to take pictures with multiple pokemon. Changing up the system of course because gods was it annoying trying to position my player and the pokemon. Let someone decide for themselves if it's necessary to move the subjects further apart. Clipping in such a scenario is NOT that big a deal and if someone wants to do something that might cause clipping they can change it up as they see fit.

    That's what I got for now.
     
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  8. Dragostea D'Entei

    Dragostea D'Entei Getting Ready to Pounce

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    I would prefer they bring the Gyms back in Generation 8. That's really all I want.
     
  9. Dieter

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    So every time I think of something I'd like to see next gen, I can't write it down at that moment. And forget. Not this time!

    I'd like it if in wild battles, flavour text would clue you in on a pokemon's nature. Either through something that's specific to each nature, or by something that indicated a lowered/heightened stat. So for example, 'X used MOVE. But it isn't very fast...', hinting that its nature lowers its speed stat. It's kinda helpful, cause you don't to catch and check all the time, plus it gives a little personality to your encounters
     
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  10. Bolt the Cat

    Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder

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    This actually gives me a crazy idea. Maybe we can just view the opposing Pokemon's summary in battle altogether. I mean, let's deconstruct this for a minute, is there any reason why that kind of information needs to be kept secret in the first place? That just seems like artificial difficulty to have to catch a Pokemon just to see if you want it.
     
  11. Klavier Gavin

    Klavier Gavin Temporary

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    How about a prodigy pokemon professor who's also our rival?
     
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  12. Dieter

    Dieter Dieter

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    That's not a bad idea, though I personally prefer flavour text. I dunno, something about it strikes me as 'artificial', if that makes sense? Especially as GF has been trying to make pokemon more life-like over the generations. Like, you can't know everything about a pokemon until you catch it and it doesn't reach full potential till you spend time with it (EVs, friendship, affection)
     
  13. PkmnTrainerV

    PkmnTrainerV Flame Trainer

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    I doubt they’d keep such a large gap in the knowledge levels of the protagonist and the rival. They’re meant to be equals.

    But the rival going on to become a professor through the course of the story would be interesting.
     
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  14. Bolt the Cat

    Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder

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    Well, they could have the Pokedex serve that role. That would make sense in universe, they've used the Pokedex for that purpose in the anime and it'd be nice to have a similar function in the games.

    That's another thing I want to see, more utility for the Pokedex. Just having it show you a blurb about the species, its habitat, cry, and forms isn't all that useful. Let's see it show things like moves, abilities, base stats, egg groups, etc. That would make it much, much more useful.
     
  15. PinkIceFox

    PinkIceFox PinkIceTales!

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    Oh! How about at the start of battle when you get "wild [x] appeared", it's followed by a nature related message. Like..

    "Wild Sentret Appeared! It timidly looks at you."
    "Wild Flabebe appeared! It gives a jolly laugh!"
    "Wild Machop appeared! I calmly looks you over."
     
  16. dig

    dig --------------- Rules Director

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    That's a really cool idea.
     
  17. Dieter

    Dieter Dieter

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    When I wrote the post I thought this might be too on the nose, but I guess not really XD I like it!

    Only downside is that it doesn't indicate stat increase/reduction, so you'd still have to remember/look that up
     
  18. Dieter

    Dieter Dieter

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    I would very much like that. And it would so have made sense if Rotom Dex had done that kind of stuff... but alas
     
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    I hope the type specialist trainers (gym leaders, Elite 4, trial captains, whatever we end up with in these games) are as memorable as characters as the ones in Sun and Moon. I felt they really did a good job at incorporating most of them into the story and actually giving them a role. I couldn't even tell you who most of the Kalos Gym leaders are, or who the Kalos Elite 4 were. I think it was much more meaningful to come to the Elite 4 and have battles with people you knew (except Kahili) who also teach you something.
     
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    For all the flaws Gen 7 had, I loved how title defense was introduced. Instead of fighting the former champion again and again, you now sit on your throne and someone comes to challenge you. I love it. It makes you feel like an actual champion. I would love for it to be expanded upon. Just please don't remove it GF. Or I'll despise the game solely for that.
     
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