My thoughts on the increased trivialisation of the Pokemon franchise

The new Pokemon game is right around the corner, and I kind of feel that the mass immaturity surrounding the national dex drama has finally started to ease off. That or I’ve blocked enough people In Twitter that I’m just not seeing it anymore.

While I am exasperated by this disorganised revolt against the Pokemon franchise, that doesn’t mean I don’t have my own misgivings about the upcoming game and the direction of the franchise some respects. I am excited for the new game, seeing the franchise make the jump to a home console is something I’ve been thinking about for a long time.

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Best and Worst thing about each Pokemon Generation – Part 2

If you want to catch up on this list from the beginning: here’s the link to part 1. Within which I get into my personal favourite things about the first three generations of Pokemon games. Going back and looking at these more recent four Pokemon games helped me double down on my feeling that the Pokemon games were never actually on a slow decline.

Recently, there’s a lot of negativity online surrounding the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield. But looking at these games, they’ve mostly been on an upward trajectory to me, with Sun/Moon being the only real misstep. But I don’t mean to tip my hand too early. I’ll get into this list now and hopefully get across how I feel.

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Best and Worst thing about each Pokemon Generation – Part 1

There’s a very vocal group of dissidents badgering the Pokemon company right now every time they announce anything regarding the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield. Personally, I am not remotely bothered about the limitations surrounding the upcoming games, rather I am just looking forward to playing a new Pokemon game, regardless of what is or isn’t in it.

Waiting to play a game and judging it on its own merits after the fact might seem like a bizarre concept, but it’s a hill I’ll chose to die on. Because let’s be real, every Pokemon game has its faults. Like every Pokemon game also has its strengths. So, I thought I’d spend a little time looking back at pointing out what I thought were the best and worst things about each Pokemon generation since the beginning.

This, is going to end up being in two part by the time I finish, I can already tell:

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