14 Kasım 2016 Pazartesi
Some thoughts after Sun and Moon.
-There are only 25 more type combinations left: This means we are getting close to another major shift on how types operate.
-The stat boosts are now much more unpredictable, though still minimal: And they extend to species that used to have unique BSTs, like Masquerain.
-More new categories of Pokémon are popping up: Though they are largely one-off deals.
-There is a massive graveyard of mechanics: Which is a potential water fountain for the next gimmicks.
-More battle options are being cut: Which means more convergence into VGCs. This is both a good thing and a terrible thing, as it means all generations will effectively designed as their own metagames based on their individual regional dexes now.
-Games are being more streamlined: There is less room for discrepancy between in-game and lore/competitive now. This makes potential unintentional humor more weak.
-Game is shifting from evolutions and growing up into form changes and other stuff: With games being crowded by alternate formes and single stage Pokémon, the very concept of evolution is taking a considerable back step.
-No National Dex: This ensures less connectivity between games, and more self-rule on each generation, which fucks the overall metagame.
-The multiverse: This has potential for a lot of things, from radical retcons to complete overhauls.
-Decreasing amount of signature abilities and moves: Fewer moves remain signature throughout generations, making the concept more irrelevant besides individual signature moves and abilities in an individual generation.
-More on offense, less on defense and speed: This has potential to change the metagame, obviously for the worse, but it will also used to justify offensive boosts for Pokémon.