There are a ton of different definitions of what constitutes an endgame in the mainline Pokémon franchise. Many of them are endeavours invented by the fanbase themselves to make up for the lack of any actual meaningful things to do from the developers themselves. But that’s neither here nor there. No, one of the big pastimes for many hardcore Pokémon fans is the collection and trade of “Shinies”.
Today’s game was originally a bit higher up the list. It’s weird, leading up to the release of this game, I have had a bee in my bonnet about how the fan base has been reacting to it. And as a result, I can’t get it out of my mind that I’m being overly lenient towards it as a result of that fact.
In the end though, this hasn’t been my favourite game in the franchise. That doesn’t mean that there is enough good will there for me to still enjoy it anyway, even if it slipped a couple places down the list.
I had a whole bunch of worries going into Detective Pikachu. It seems kind of silly in hindsight, seeing as how this is a kid’s movie at the end of the day. Strangely, the things that did linger on my mind turned out to be some of the best parts of the movie.