Pokémon Black and White art director Ken Sugimori has told the Official Nintendo Magazine that the company still have plenty of interesting ideas for new Pokémon characters.
Whilst there are currently 650 different Pokémon in existence Sugimori believes that recruiting new talent helps bring about fresh ideas and characters for the immensely popular franchise.
“It’s not only myself designing new Pokémon – we have about 20 people in our team at Game Freak who design Pokémon, so if every one of them came up with 10 Pokémon ideas, it’s going to be 200. And that will make a lot of Pokémon designs.”
“Also, there are people still coming in new to Game Freak and that’s where we get fresh ideas from.”
– Ken Sugimori