8 Things I Would Do With The 6th Gen Pokémon Games
Yep, I’m here again ranting about Pokémon, but this time I thought I’d do something a bit different. Rather than talk about the pre-existing Pokémon and games, I thought I’d talk a bit about what I would do with the next-gen games if I was making them. So let’s not waste any time and look at 8 Things I Would Do With The 6th Gen Pokémon Games.
Look, Blaziken is great, Infernape is great, Emboar…yeah, it’s okay. But the fact is, they should not have had the Fire-type Starter Pokémon evolve into Fire/Fighting-types three generations in a row. It shows a lack of originality in the starters. In fact, here was an idea I had: Have the starters evolve to become Fire/Dark, Water/Psychic, and Grass/Fighting. That way the rock/paper/scissors rule gets twisted a bit. BE ORIGINAL.
We’ve only had 17 types for the past 4 Generations. I think tossing in one more to the mix would help shake things up. I keep thinking Light-type, but then I know I’d have to change the types of certain moves and Pokémon. Still, food for thought.
Why’d they get rid of these for Generation V? I loved these things. They brought uniqueness and style to something as simple as a Pokémon entering the field. It made for something interesting, and promoted creativity. But best of all, I just know that they’d only scratched the surface. There was way more that could be done with it, and I feel like they dropped the ball when they dropped the Ball Capsules…YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!
Wait, I messed up, hang on…
Okay, can we PLEASE have a side-game that can actually affect the main gameplay, PLEASE? Like maybe winning them awards you cool items or access to a move tutor or something. On top of that, while the other side-games from earlier generations were fun in their own way, guess how many times I played the Musical game? Once. One time with my Audino. Was not impressed, especially since it seemed just like the first two rounds of the Pokémon Super Contest.
How is it that Dark-types have been around since 2nd Gen and we have yet to see a Dark-type Gym Leader? Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the presence of Dark-type Elite Four members, but a Gym Leader would be great too. But there’s another issue that I’d need to take care of first, so…
I mentioned this before in my “10 Pokémon That Got The Shaft” rant, but it really needs restating: Dark-types need better moves and support. There really isn’t much variety to Dark-type moves, and there’s only a very small total of 39 Dark-type Pokémon. Y’know why such a big deal is made out of Darkrai? Because he’s the ONLY Legendary Pokémon that is Dark-type. Plus, with the apparent added emphasis on Fighting-types lately, there really isn’t much to fear from Dark-types AT ALL. This is something that I feel NEEDS to change. In fact, I even have a great idea for a Dark-type Legendary…
And no, I don’t mean a Pokémon that’s the devil. I’ve thought about that more, and I really don’t think there should be a Pokémon that is fully evil. Rather, how about instead of a Pokémon that created a region, how about a Pokémon that, enraged by the actions of a populace, cursed a region to utter destruction? Would make for an interesting story. Heck, if nothing else, it would be different.
Every Generation (except for 1st Gen) I come across the same problem: There are too many Water HMs. This is a major issue, since only two of ’em are any good for battles. Heck, most of the HM moves are on the weaker side, though Surf is the biggest exception. Flash and Rock Smash didn’t start becoming useful for battles until 5th Gen, and in those games they weren’t even HMs anymore. Personally, I’d kinda like to see a Fire version of Surf, that lets you ride a Fire-type over lava.
And those are the 8 Things I Would Do With The 6th Gen Pokémon Games. Feel free to agree/disagree with my viewpoints, and also discuss what you would do with the next games.