Except...it doesn't. Generation V could follow the exact same forumla that the other games have been following since day one and it would still sell a gajillion copies. Yes, it sucks, but that's just the way things are.T_Kiss said:On the other hand, the success of gen 5 hinges on whether they can think of another good quest other than gyms and contests.
That's fine and dandy for you. But you don't make up the entirety of the Pokemon franchise. There are plenty of people out there who will buy the games regardless. And there are plenty of people for who Generation V will be their first Pokemon games ever.In the games, I start to get bored challenging gyms and the league, and after I defeat the Elite Four and the Battle Zone
Essential for you. A lot of the people in the fandom don't see it that way. The huge number of kids who tune in every Saturday morning probably wouldn't mind if Generation V was just Generation IV with a few shiny new things to distract them.In the anime, again, if gen 5 is Ash, Brock, and a gen 5 girl doing contest I won't be watching any more. A new quest is essential for Pokemon to go on.
The only reason we wouldn't get a new handheld would be if the DS sold horribly. But it's done quite the opposite, so the question isn't so much an "if" but a "when."Whether there will be a better gameboy series is also a factor whether there will be gen 5.
But it's not entirley Game Freak who this pertains to. Tajiri and Sugimori dream up the Pokeys, and don't worry, the beutiful-mind genius-guys have everything planned out.I think there might be gen 5, but I agree that they are in trouble after the appearance of Arceus. In this gen they already have the ruler of time, space, and dimensions. What other legendaries can they think of? How can they complete the story concerning the God-like Pokemon Arceus that can be put into a Pokeball? These are big problems for them.
Of course you're going to be disappointed if you compare Pokémon's popularity to the days when it was a huge fad. But the series is still very popular, even increasing somewhat since Gen III. The games sell tons, the anime is constantly in the top ten animated TV ranking in Japan, the movies do hugely well (not quite on Harry Potter or Studio Ghibli levels but still very big.) Nintendo are still on the money train.you can see that the Pokemon show is constantly decreasing in view rate, from more than 15% at its start, to only around 5% in this gen ... [FYI: When I went to America a few years ago as a student (it was gen 3), my fellow students in America told me they never watched Pokemon any more because "there are so many random species that we can't even remember". I thought Pokemon was over in America.]
Uh... how so? Most Water Pokémon can control water. Kyogre is said to have expanded the seas but you don't have to be the guardian of the seas to do that. Same thing goes for Celebi and Dialga: One travels through time, one controls it. Nintendo's options aren't as limited as you'd think.I mean, how can the statements "Kyogre can control water" and "Lugia is the guardian of the sea" be not contradictive?
It should be taken into consideration"there are so many random species that we can't even remember".
another fire mascot? Every gen except the 4th used one... (counting Groudon as a "fire" too). I hope the real mascot won't be fire... (no offense to you tough)I say legend wise we just go back to rare and powerful but insanely hard to find. Like the birds or the dogs. It made sense, as opposed to the deity's we've got today.
The three game mascots, legendaries, but not because they're gods or anything, but because they are just so damn powerful.
We have had a similar arguement about Mew and Arceus.what came first? The torchic or the egg?
That's only because Mewtwo's story establishes he was born like two years ago.I mean, Mewtwo, while he was still very much the most powerful pokemon in existance at the time, was still surpassed by Ho-Oh, Lugia, and the Three Dogs in terms of Mythology