Based on a comment I made in my post berating Pokémon Platinum not so recently, I couldn’t get thought out of my head of actually ranking and talking about each of the Pokémon generations as a whole and ranking them due to my own personal taste and nostalgia. It might seem a bit clickbaity, but I don’t care, I really do get a kick out of writing these kinds of posts when it comes to Pokémon.
And when I get the bug to dip back into the franchise again after taking a break, it’s difficult to keep pretty much anything else out of my brain.
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People like to think Pokemon are simple little games for simple minded children, games that stay relatively the same throughout each of their iterations. When in reality, nothing could be farther from the truth. The Pokemon games are jam packed with so many dense game mechanics that it would make your head spin.
You’d be surprised at how many features end up being thrown to the wayside as newer games come out on newer technology. Whether they be one time experiments, or mechanics that evolved and were replaced with something else. I like to talk about my hopes for the future of the Pokemon franchise a lot on here. But today I thought it would be fun to go back and list the best lost mechanics from the Pokemon main line franchise.
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The Pokémon Trading Card Game is huge. It might be the biggest physical card game around right now, selling around 2 billion cards a year on average. Not to mention the major tournaments held on an annual basis that the Pokémon Company stream on their Youtube channel.
It’s also nigh unrecognisable from how it looked back when it first popped up in the early 2000s. Back then, most kids I knew just collected the cards, but very few of them actually played the game. I was one of the losers with an actual interest in playing the game properly, an opportunity that never really presented itself to me outside of a game on the Gameboy Color.
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