This is it, the final editorial in this expansive series pertaining to the generations of Pokemon throughout the years. That is to say until a couple months or even a year after Pokemon Sun and Moon releases in North America just for posterity’s sake. Closing the series off is none other than Pokemon X and Y, the first 3D core series games in the Pokemon franchise.
Pokemon X and Y launched for the Nintendo 3DS on October 12th, 2013 which was actually a worldwide release as opposed to previous games. These games released just a few days over a year after Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 and brought Pokemon into the third-dimension for the first time in the core franchise. Similar to previous games Pokemon X and Y comes stacked with new changes to the realm of Pokemon, some of which led to anger from fans. One of the most controversial changes was the addition of a new Pokemon type, Fairy, which led to imbalances in the battling scene and altered the types of previous Pokemon in order to build a stronger gathering of Fairy-type Pokemon.
Other changes to the famous Poke-paradigm include Sky Battles, which can only be held either by flying Pokemon or Pokemon with the Levitate ability, Pokemon-Amie, Horde Encounters, and Super Training. While Pokemon-Amie is nothing more than a perverted Pokemon petting pen, Horde Encounters can be used in great quantity in order to more easily catch shiny Pokemon either for collection or trading purposes. Meanwhile, Super Training can be used to bring out the full potential in a trainer’s Pokemon by boosting its internal stats for competition. Unfortunately those participating in #PotWatch are yet again disappointed by the lack of berry pots in this entry which are instead replaced by berry fields which still bring out the tediousness of having to check on the player’s berries rather than just having them readily accessible.
Now if there is one specific criticism that radiates from fan’s hearts, it is the argument that the creators of Pokemon are running out of ideas. What led to these conclusions was the addition of Mega Evolution which is a temporary 4th stage of evolution for the Pokemon which adds more flair to previous evolution rather than a complete change in appearance in most cases. It also did not help that Pokemon X and Y include a Pokemon based solely off of a keychain, and that it ended up being one of the most overpowered Pokemon at that point in time due to its unique combination of Fairy and Steel. However, it is also important to recognize that it is not just Pokemon X and Y that has unimaginative or weird Pokemon designs, Lickitung still looks like some sort of half-fetus half infernal demon combination. Though, hopefully Sun and Moon are able to bring Pokemon back and look at more animals rather than inanimate objects, like the Blobfish.
There it is everybody, the ultimate grand finale to close off the string of Pokemon editorials. Now, Adeki is once again free to shitpost to his heart’s content, as a long as it comes back to video games in the end. What did you think of this series? Was it entertaining the whole way through or did it just get old by the fourth editorial? More importantly, in the distant future would you like to see a series like this but on different types of worlds in gaming? Make sure to leave a comment below and let us know what you think!