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Game Freak Says Don’t Expect A Pokemon RPG On Wii U Or Smartphones


Game Freak director Junichi Masuda has reiterated the company stance on keeping mainline Pokemon titles on Nintendo portables, rather than home consoles. Masuda points towards the Player Search System in Pokemon X & Y as one of the reasons why Pokemon should remain on the Nintendo 3DS. Masuda also addressed calls for the franchise to appear on smartphones, but he admitted that he finds other mobile platforms a little bit frightening. However, Masuda conceded that he doesn’t know what the future holds for the Pokemon series.

“With the bottom screen there’s a feature called the Player Search System. It’s enabled one to look for and find other players in the same area, so if you’re out and about and there are other people playing Pokémon X and Y, you can see the icons of those trainers on the bottom screen. Just by touching the icon of that trainer you can immediately propose to battle or trade with that person. It’s one of the key features of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y which is possible because it is portable.”

“But by the same token if you take the game home and you connect it through the internet, then you can do the same thing with other people who are also playing online at the same time. You can trade and battle with people you’ve not met before. We think this mode of play is bets possible with the Nintendo 3DS. If, for example, the Wii U were to be portable in its own right we’d probably reconsider. But for the moment we think the 3DS is the best device for Pokémon RPGs.”

“One of the considerations we have for Pokémon games is that it can be safely and securely played in a fun environment. Are you happy to give the game to your own child or lend it to another child? Personally, I’m a little bit nervous. I find some of the other mobile platforms a little bit frightening – so to speak – in this respect. Who knows what the future will hold, but definitely the best choice for Pokémon is the Nintendo 3DS.”


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  1. First Wii u got No games And dont get One.Peace to All my Troll Haters on this fucking site.

      1. Mostly are here because of the 3DS, which is a great handheld system. We don’t give a fuck about Wii U, until games come out next year at least.
        How sad your life must be, to imagine Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft as factions or something and to come on other gamers’ fansites to say shit and badly troll people. Gotta say, I feel a lil’ sad for you mate.

      2. Just trying not to let you turn more into a dick. If you have social problems, you won’t solve them going on websites to insult people and show how much you can be stupid to others.

      3. Nintendo basically invented gaming and made it what it is today. Most of fanboys grew up with Nintendo, others are just kids who love their DS and Wii. Let them be.

    1. Yet you are wasting your time on here when you could be doing something else.

      So inorder to be a troll you need to have no life outside of the computer… well it looks like I can’t be one :(

      1. If I am a Nintendo fan then why do I own all the PlayStations from the first to current PS3 and play on PC? All I can see is a young boy who can’t troll because he is rehashing old comments from other trolls. Sorry kiddo but its true.

      2. when you say kiddos I picture a creepy old man perving on a website you think is full of children

      3. Oh you really are trying to hard kid. So you are on a site called people “DickSuckers” yet some of them could be kids as well. Oh the ironicness in your comment is funny to me.

        Come back to the internet when you have left your mom’s house

      1. “Are you Stupid or some shit”?

        It’s life Jim but not as we know it. Or some shit? Get off this site you bipolar retarded troll!

      2. Eh yes you do. Did you take your pills today? To keep you in a happy mood, stop your Hyde side from breaking out. I’d say you got a warning from the admins so you try to portray a nice side but I still see you trolling. We all know you. You’re the biggest troll on this site.

  2. No RPGs on Wii U is sad, I’d love to have a much larger world to explore (then again Kalos is massive) maybe Stadium 3 (4 for Japan) then

    1. I think Pokemon is a series that benefits from limitations though (if that makes sense). They made the transition work well with X and Y but once hardware gets better, im curious to see how they handle it.
      You can’t have a massive pokemon game, it would mess up the balance, something GF’s director said himself.

      1. It doesn’t have to be “massive” and it won’t mess up anything. I find these “reasons” that are constantly given, just to be lame excuses. The truth is: Japan is handheld crazy and they are afraid to go out of their comfort zone, so they’ll stick with what has been proven to sell.

        Although, I’m pretty sure a RPG Pokemon Wii U game would sell very well too; Maybe not as much as the handheld games, but it could be a nice boost. Plus, it can take advantage of all of the Wii U’s features including the gamepad, Miiverse, and other online network capabilities.

        It can be done, they just don’t want to.

  3. I need Pokemon Colloseum 3 Now! I just want to go back to Orre! On the 3ds or the Wii U I don’t care but I WANT the game! Make it happen GameFreak!

  4. I didn’t expect a WiiU but who the fuck even thought of mentioning smartphones? Get the fuck over it already -.-

    Either way, i like Pokemon on their handhelds.

    1. Put spin off’s on WiiU though, like the concept 2D fighting game. Or maybe a crossover series. Or that Pikachu spin off, which i hope is the long rumoured Mario/Zelda style adventure game

      Oh and X and Y are fucking great xD

      1. I’m 8 hours into Pokémon X and it’s already by far the most fun I’ve had gaming this year.

        GTAV, Pikmin 3, Luigi’s Mansion 2 would be the closest competitors, not played Bioshock or TLOU.

      2. The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Hotline Miami, Rayman Legends, Ni No Kuni, Splinter Cell, Dragon’s Crown, God of War: Ascension, Tales of Xillia, Injustice, Guacamelee, GTA V… I could name a million better games this year than Pokefag rehash.

      3. I wouldn’t go far enough to say it’s a rehash. They created new Pokemon, new game mechanics, added more depth to the battles, customization, and 3D models for every Pokemon. Just because it’s the 6th generation doesn’t mean it’s a rehash. Look at Grand Theft Auto FIVE. Fifth right there with a couple of non-numbered games.

        Same thing with Assassin’s Creed.

      4. And most of those games are rehashes of the same old gameplay, try again…

      5. Tales of Xillia was rehash too, same goes for God of war and for splinter cell. Atleast Pokemon is well made rehash.

    2. Gamefreak and Nintendo are both stupid. really they could release X and Y simultaneously on Wiiu in 1080p with some new graphical updates. it would move a shit ton of Wiiu’s and wouldn’t affect the overall number of copies of X and Y sold….

      Nintendo are sometimes stupid. Apparently mainline pokemon RPG’s are only suitable for Handhelds….But when it comes to Smash bros, a series that is built for the big screen, that is fine to bring to Handhelds with their tiny screens.

      I don’t get it.

      1. Even the biggest Nintendog Fan Say Something bad about nintendo.Nintendo SUCKS Ballz Ps4 For life Bitches.

      2. I know the PS4 doesn’t have any heavy hitters, that’s what I’m trying to say. Plus, most of the games on the PS4 are either shooters or driving games that has become a crowded market now a days, its nice to know Nintendo still gives us amazing and clean games instead of shooty shooty bang bang games the PS4 and Xbox One are giving us.

      3. You need to broaden your horizons, man. There are tons of games that aren’t shooting and racing from PlayStation and Xbox.

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      5. Hmm… no, Pokémon will always work better as a handheld franchise. I’m playing Y right now, it’s great so far!

      6. As someone said above, Pokemon is one of several of Nintendo’s franchises that benefits from limitations. Also, X & Y are a bit of a transition from 2D sprites. Going from 2D sprites on the DS to 1080p character models on a console is a big leap and could change some things the devs don’t want changed (or don’t want changed just yet). Once they put it on a console and/or in HD, it sets the standard for every Pokemon game afterwards.

        Also, it wouldn’t earn them as much money :P

      7. I’d rather say that High Command sticks to making things according to their original design…

        Pokemon = Pocket Monsters…

  5. Wow, everyone is so mean to each other on these comments. No wonder few people respect Nintendo fans.

    1. Correction: It aint the Nintendo fans, it’s the Nintendo troll….

      Nintendo fans are amongst the nicest and most reasonable. But Nintendo seems to also attract the most horrid trolls…

      1. Lol! Nintendo fanboys are a vicious psychotic group of virgins. Nice and reasonable my ass.

  6. I like pokemon on handhelds, it’s better there, what I’d like for the wii u is a pokemon fighting game

  7. Good cause those gamecube pokemon games were so bad. I dunno why people want to be stuck playing pokemon on a tv


    1. Wii u is shitty console that got no games after 1 year Fact.Try to Damage control That you Stupid Assholes.

      1. Nintendo’s consoles are the mothers of all consoles. Most people now just get turned on by visuals when it’s actually how it’s played. Who cares if it’s undergoing damage control, still sell more than the other consoles hands down.

      2. Not anymore Retard.Now take the last straw and throw the Wii u Shit Out the Window you Fanboys Can suck Reggies Dick and Choke on it.

      3. You’re all bark but no bite. Show me something new, haters always repeat the same thing over and over again.

      4. I love that you try so hard so hard to bring down Nintendo and it’s most successful console of the century.

      5. OK, no games…
        My little list as 10/13/2013 in order of appearance
        1 Zombi U (4/5)
        2 Ninja Gaiden 3 (4/5)
        3 Tekken Tag Tournament (3/5)
        4 Rabids land (1/5…yeah, the game sucks xD)
        5 CoD B.O II (4/5)
        6 NFS: Most Wanted (4/5)
        7 Wario (5/5)
        8 Pikmin 3 (5/5)
        9 Splinter Cell Blacklist (5/5)
        10 The Legend of Zelda WW HD (4/5)
        11 The Wonderful 101 (5/5)
        + Nintendoland, but it came with the system, so I won’t count it as a purchased game. (4/5)

        From eshop
        12 Trine 2 (5/5)
        13 Zen pinball (5/5)
        14 little inferno (4/5)
        15 Mighty Switch Force (3/5)

        + 15 in the VC… I think that’s a few games for a year, and the year is not over yet ;) we have Sega/Nintendo/Activision/Ubisoft/WB and a few more companies publishing this holiday season so… Go away kid, you don’t know what you’re saying.

      1. PS4, again, doesn’t really have that many hard hitters like the Wii U has. I’m a Sony fan and I can’t wait to get my PS4 but even I know its flawed. It’s really lacking in big games that would 100% sale people but really it doesn’t as of yet. I know you are scared and we all know you are new to the whole trolling business but you need to learn more from the pros kiddo. Come back again when you hit 15 years old.

      2. I love how you replaced my last name with the word “Dick” though how am I called Richardham? You are a very confusing troll and you aren’t very good at your day job

      3. So you are saying I’m pissed off? Oh my no, you are doing a horrible job at it because I’m pretty much came my dear boy. I’m sure Microsoft is paying you loads in 10p coins just to piss people off.

      4. He likes to use the word “dick” in every sentence… Why do you think he’s on here? To get the attention he can’t get in real life cause people tend to avoid him since he’s always saying “dick” “cum”, etc. People in real life avoid him, so lets try avoiding him as well on here :)

  9. A bit disappointing about the Wii U, I really like Pokémon Colosseum and XD for the GameCube, so seeing something like that on the Wii U would be awesome. But not on smartphones? C’mon, no one was expecting that.

      1. I thought it was a decent game. Seeing my Pokémon from SoulSilver battle in full 3D, with some really pretty special effects, was awesome. But if you don’t connect one of the Gen IV games to it, there’s not much to the game. Still, has some of the nicest special effects I’ve seen on the Wii, just look at a move like Fire Blast, it looks beautiful.

    1. Yes The Hardcore Nintendrones That come to Me complain about Ps4 while Wii u got Barely any games.

      1. Nintendo does its FIRST HD remake and people are still whining & bitching of how they’re always doing it…
        PS3 HD remakes: God of War collection, God of War HD collection,Killzone HD, DMC HD collection, Jak & Dexter HD collection, DBZ Budokai HD collection, Hitman Trilogy HD, metal Gear Solid HD, the list goes on…

      2. Why get a ps4 when u can get almost every game on it on ps3. There isn’t a huge game list for ps4 and XB1 they are going to have slow year. They don’t have a system seller for either at this point nintendo is kinda getting their’s (mario kart, smash bros, x and mario. Preorders don’t mean shit. ps3had lots of preorders but it sold like shit for a few years

      3. I’m getting a PS4 because well… the Sony fan in me just has to buy it but I see your point. I’d say its more for people who just want to jump in early, while Nintendo is throwing out their Heavy hitters (Which I can’t wait for)

      4. Well if you are getting it when KH III comes out… you have a long time to wait. I’m getting the PS4 for KillZone really, not a big fan of CoD or Battlefield

      5. Yes, he is. He plays video games and possibly PC games, so he is as real of a gamer as anyone. A real gamer is someone that plays games he/she really enjoys, not just games you enjoy.

      6. never been a fan KZ or shooters. maybe i’ll get one in 2015 it should have more games by then or aleast sly, gow, jak or any sony ip.or unless i see a good third party title like mvc4, i’ll get one. I almost never buy a console at luanch in this era of gaming because it feels so lack luster in first year or two all good games come out later for. I got my wii u when pikmin 3 came out because i knew i had to wait on the good titles

    1. Actually if they didn’t give a shit about the Wii U then why are we getting a new Mario, Zelda and Mario Kart game? They are talking about the main series of Pokemon. I’m guessing they don’t teach you how to read where you come from.

      1. How was Battle Revolution awful? It was like a Pokemon Colosseum with your own personal touch.

      2. I know that you must really enjoy yourself when you’re bashing the Wii U, and it’s the most fun you’ve ever had. But that was a Wii game.

      3. It did have changes from Pokemon Colosseum but that’s what Nintendo is about, change. It seemed more like a small step forward to creating a new Pokemon Colosseum game.

      4. i wouldn’t say that it was awful. i see it more like an expansion pack with my Soul Silver. it was annoying how you couldn’t play competitive properly against random people, but it wasn’t the worst game ever.

      1. It’s called Pocket Monsters because in the imaginary/fictional universe, the Pokemon can be put in balls that shrink in size and can be put in your pocket. NOT because it’s on a handheld. -.-

      2. I agree with Simply G. Pokemon can be on a home console and still be called “Poke” (Pocket) “Mon” (Monsters) because the in-game characters capture Pokemon in Pokeballs. THEY are the ones that are truly carrying around the Pokemon in their pockets. Plus, using the name of a game is a STUPID reason for keeping it off a worthy platform.

    1. I understand “fanboys”, even if I dont agree with them, they are in the right place, trolls and haters on the other hand…

    2. Thats true this website is becoming N4G i’m thinking to stop visiting this website if it continues like this and go to purenintendo for news.

  10. I used to be a Nintendo fan, then the Wii came out and they ignored everything hardcore fans said for the last 5- 6 years.

    Just face it, they don’t care about their older fans anymore, if you think otherwise you must seriously be in denial. Nintendo has been pumping out Zelda games at such a ridiculous rate. Know why? Cuz they’re all basically just Ocarina (Twilight Princess is almost literally Ocarina, but it’s easier and less memorable).

    Nintendo does great work with the handhelds but other than that, i’ve not been impressed. No new Starfox, no new F-Zero, no new Earthbound, no new IP’s they just don’t want to do things that are new, they want to pump out the same stuff over and over, with diminishing returns (in terms of quality) each time they do it.

    Plus the games get easier cuz they’re made for grade schoolers, their last and current system are relying solely on gimmicks (which is why I didn’t buy a Wii U, being that I have less than 10 games for the Wii) they have very little left to offer the gaming world

      1. I laugh at ppl who say that Nintendo is a “gimmmick” company. The things they come up with are not gimmicks. They’re new ways to play. It’s finding out how far gaming can go. Without Nintendo’s innovations the Playstation brand (which i love) would probably not be where it is today and the xbox brand would probably not even exist at all! Nintendo is the reason the gaming industry is moving forward. Yeah obviously Nintendo held back on the HD and online features with the Wii but they have tried to push gaming past it’s limits in every other aspect. Only reason why PS and Xbox might seem ahead of the game is because Nintendo is always the first to venture off and try new things. (i.e. Touch screen on DS.. now look at Vita.. touch screen!)(thats only one example of many i could name off) We should embrace the fact that Nintendo has the balls to try new things.

        So all you haters out there… give it up and go play a game.

    1. Earthbound is up to another dev not nintendo. There are only 16 or so original zeldas. How is skyward sword, spirt tracks and windwaker Oot? Are freakin high nintendo games are not the only thing getting easier its the fucking whole industry we barely see and challenge to a game lately as a whole. Dillio, pushmo, X, xenoblade and the wonderful 101are all new IPS. F-Zero is a series i love but it has smaller market even in america. Star fox yes i want a new one but u need to a good team to work on (like platinum games). I loved the wii for all its hidden gems that offer and wii u will offer about the same if not more then the wii.

      1. Why is this kid with tourettes not banned yet? His comments make up half of all the comments on this site, and they’re basically all trolling. It makes reading the comments on news posts here pointless because of how much nonsense I have to sift through.

      1. You’re dumb, Nintendo hasn’t even showed a screenshot of the game, neither they haven’t got a price for it.

  11. You know, I get what they are striving for here. They want you to kind of feel like the kid in the game, walking around and being able to randomly battle various people, just like in the game. That’s great, and a good concept that works. However, they contradict themselves, when they also say it’s great to be able to do that online, just not on the Wii U.

    Just because the game “works better” when you can carry it around with you and battle anybody else doing the same, face to face, doesn’t mean a true RPG shouldn’t be able to come to the Wii U, with miiverse and online compatibility. I think this shortsightedness is costing them potential big bucks. If they are going to be that silly and stubborn (sure, Gale of Darkness didn’t sell super crazy) and refuse to do a full RPG on the Wii U, then how about an MMO?

    I’m pretty sure you can have an open world MMO, consisting of every land from every game, ways to travel back and forth, yet still catch pokemon and have battles and go through the gyms. How about that?

    I guarantee that if Nintendo made that game, for the Wii U, with dedicated servers, and came out with an expansion for every new Pokemon hand held game to come out, with the new land, characters and pokemon, you’d have a hard time finding a Wii U on the shelf at any store for quite a while. I’m not even a big fan of Pokemon, or MMO games, but if they did that, I’d even pick it up. It’d be up there, or possibly surpass Wow or Minecraft. Just saying.

  12. I dream about Pokemon MMORPG. But X&Y makes me feel like i’m ALMOST playing an mmorpg, so much chat, so much trade requests, all kinds of power sharings, game chat blah blah blah.

    But making pokemon MMORPG would be so hard. THey would have to balance 200+ pokemons? THat’s almost impossible.. then they would have to cut it down to like 20. If they currently released pokemon mmo based of pokemons from x&y or whatever, there would be no balance at all. same goes for lots of single player games. like skyrim. it needs totally new development. and pokemon games are popular of the variety of pokemons you can choose, everyone can find something cute, by putting this in MMO they would have to reduce numbers significantly.. or abilities.

  13. I hate to admit it, but the guy’s right. Pokemon definitely works best on portable and it just wouldn’t be the same on a home console. Playing on the go is part of the fun that makes Pokemon…Pokemon!

    1. Not true. I like playing Pokemon at my house. Plus there is a thing called “WiFi” that a Pokemon RPG could use on the Wii U. I don’t know why Masuda and some other people are hell bent on carrying their Pokemon with them. It really doesn’t make the game any “better.”

      I get the same experience, battle the same gym leaders, experience the same story, catch the same Pokemon whether I am lying in bed or walking down the street. Whether I am outside or on an airplane, it is the same experience no matter where I am. It will be the same on the Wii U or any console with WiFi.

  14. Nintendo’s grouping their console & handheld divisions in the same building. They may be planning a console pkmn version that’ll link to handheld versions:
    Build your pokemon army on the handheld, then battle them in 3D w online leaderboards & matchmaking for game money/special items/events/pkmn that can be transferred from the console version.
    ^That or a pkmn mmo would be smart to develop asap, as Nintendo’s starting to look like a sinking ship…

    1. Like Stadium/Battle Revolution? If they’re going to do one of those again, they either need to drop the price (to around $10-$20) or expand the gameplay so it has comparable length and depth to the main games. That gameplay style is a complete cash grab, you’re paying full price for a glorified add on that offers little more than battle tournaments with prettier graphics. This is the kind of thing that’s better as DLC, it’s not really something that’s built to be a standalone game. Add to that the fact that XY has moved the main series into 3D, there’s even less of an advantage. Sure, they could move the console games into HD, but HD graphics aren’t really as much of an improvement as they’re hyped up to be, the graphics themselves don’t look much better, they’re just more detailed. In general, graphics are hitting a point of diminishing returns, where each new graphical improvement is less and less noticeable each time (just look at PS4/One games, and then try and tell me they look like a significant improvement over PS3/360), so relying on graphics for the console games becomes more and more worthless each time. They’re going to need a bigger hook to keep selling these games, if they’re not going to make an RPG, they at least need to do something that the main games aren’t doing.

  15. I don’t get it. Put Lost Worlds and Smash to conflict with Wii U hell even downgrade Luigi’s Mansion on handheld but don’t put a Pokemon RPG on Wii U. Another reason why Nintendo is stupid.

    1. It’s like you didn’t even read the article. Pokemon works best as a portable title because of the spontaneity of meeting people and interacting with them on the go AS WELL as interacting with people around the world from home.

      Smash CAN work as a portable title in a similar way so the 3DS version is an experiment. It’s success as a console title for three generations warrants the dual investment.

      Luigi’s Mansion was a console title and Dark Moon proved that it CAN work as a portable title. It’s handheld exclusivity comes from the developers always wanting the game to have stereoscopic 3D as well as them wanting to provide an exclusive title to help sell the 3DS. Plus, scaled down, exclusive adventure games on handhelds aren’t new to the industry. Look at God of War on PSP.

      Before you go calling a multi-billion dollar company stupid for making a statement that actually makes sense, take stock of yourself and figure out what decisions YOU’RE making to try to make HALF the money Nintendo currently has.

      1. Pokemon can work just as well on the Wii U as it can on handhelds. Carrying around, with you, your Pokemon game isn’t a “must have.” In all honesty I don’t take my 3DS with me when I leave my house. I play everything at home any way. So if I’m not leaving my house and it works just fine then a Wii U version will work just fine too.

      2. Meeting people out on the streets isn’t really worth much in the west, where Pokemon fans are less numerous and more dispersed. So it is stupid in the sense that it alienates western gamers.

  16. Well, then… don’t expect money from easily convinced consumers (even moreso than usual considering the potential expanded demographics), Nintendo.

  17. I don’t care what “you” want Januchi Masuda! Just give us what “we” want. Sure Pokemon means “Pocket Monster,” but Wii U needs god damn games and Pokemon is a gold mine! JUST MAKE A POKEMON RPG FOR Wii U ALREADY!!! IT WILL WORK PERFECTLY FINE! I will not stop asking for it, I will not stop bugging you and I encourage everyone to do the same until we finally force it out of him.

  18. The real reason they don’t bring Pokémon RPG games to the Wii U is because they KNOW that it would dominate over the tiny handheld versions.

  19. This is a really disappointing viewpoint, and I think it shows that Game Freak is a bit too narrow minded. The argument that Pokemon only works on handhelds because of portability is flawed. Portability does not amount to much in the actual gameplay, it only adds to the multiplayer aspect of the game.

    It seems more like they’re doing what works in Japan, where it is very easy to connect with people through Streetpass while you’re out and about because Japan has more population density and 3DS owners. Outside of Japan, it’s much harder to do this in the west where Nintendo is much less popular. It’s easier for western gamers to connect with each other over the internet, and that is something that both handheld and home consoles can do. So to western gamers, it’s a very pointless reason, they could easily get the same amount of sales. So I think what this proves is that Game Freak doesn’t really care about western fans, they just make the games for Japanese gamers and we’re just a bonus.

    1. Game Freak is NOT simply too narrow minded, it really is ARROGANT MINDED. They only ruined Pokémon gaming experience by making too many bullshitty choices such these ones:

      In Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow Versions there are some mistakes which should never have happened:

      -Just before challenging Female Gym Leaders Misty, Erika and Sabrina, the Female Trainer appearance theme should have played at the end of their speeches.

      -If Psychic-type Pokémon really were weak against Ghost-type Pokémon (besides to Bug-type ones) since the 1st generation, then even the Ghost-type move LICK should have been super effective against them; this doesn’t happen before the 2nd generation.

      -The Ghost-type move LICK either should have depended on the user Pokémon’s Special Abilities, or at least should have minimum damage power 30, instead of 20.

      -LICKITUNG should have known LICK since its first experience levels from 1st generation already: then, by training, it anyways could have learnt the following moves it actually learns, but at slightly different levels.

      -CHARIZARD, after learning FLAMETHROWER at level 46, should have learnt FIRE SPIN at level 57, NOT at level 55. Its not evolved form CHARMELEON should have learnt the move at level 51, NOT at level 56.

      -The 1st generation “suicide” moves (both SELFDESTRUCT and EXPLOSION) and the following generations’ ones (FINAL GAMBIT, HEALING WISH and MEMENTO) all should have had one single, not upgradeable, Power Point, instead of five (even SMEARGLE’s 2nd generation move SKETCH does have one single PP); besides, they should have allowed the user who used them and got fainted, only if it knocked down the target as well, after using them.

      -Both Grass and Bug types, actually as resistant to Ground type as Ice type, should both have been capable to erase Poison type’s weakness to Ground-type attacks, as regards Grass/Poison-type and Bug/Poison-type Pokémon (such as BULBASAUR, ODDISH, BELLSPROUT, WEEDLE and VENONAT).

      -Poison, Bug and Ghost types ALL should have belonged to the “special” typologies (like Fire, Water, Electric, Grass, Ice, Psychic and Dragon types), instead to the “physical” ones (like Normal, Fighting, Ground, Flying and Rock types).

      -As KABUTO learns LEER at level 44 and HYDRO PUMP at level 49 and its evolution KABUTOPS learns them at levels 46 and 53 respectfully, so should have done OMANYTE and its evolution OMASTAR (by learning SPIKE CANNON and HYDRO PUMP at levels 44 and 49 the first one and at levels 46 and 53 the second one, NOT the contrary concerning both of them!).

      -Just like at Seafom Islands, whose four rocks block the water stream in both its sides, both to ARTICUNO’s tiny island and to the exit, and stay there for all the rest of the game, so it should have happened on Victory Road, whose rocks needed to activate the platform which open the various passages should have permanently stay there for all the rest of the game.

      In Pokémon Yellow Version there should have been some differences than to Red and Blue Versions:

      -Every time you face both Jessie and James during your adventure, they were supposed to be called JESJAM, not ROCKET, as they are not like the other anonymous Team Rocket members!

      -After the second battle, as you face them at Lavender Town’s Pokémon Tower and at Saffron City’s Silph Co.’s last floors, they both should have the following Pokémon order:

      a1)VICTREEBEL Lev 29
      b1)LICKITUNG Lev 29
      c1)MEOWTH Lev 30
      d1)ARBOK Lev 30
      e1)WEEZING Lev 30,

      instead of:

      MEOWTH Lev 27
      ARBOK Lev 27
      WEEZING Lev 27

      in the Pokémon Tower; and:

      a2)LICKITUNG Lev 33
      b2)VICTREEBEL Lev 33
      c2)WEEZING Lev 35
      d2)ARBOK Lev 35
      e2)MEOWTH Lev 36,

      instead of:

      WEEZING Lev 31
      ARBOK Lev 31
      MEOWTH Lev 31

      in Silph Co.

      -They also should have appeared at Pokémon League as you defeat your Rival for the last time, only in order to challenge you because you ruined Team Rocket criminal organization by defeating three times their boss Giovanni (including Viridian City’s Gym Leader battle) and they should have the following Pokémon team:

      HYPNO Lev 61
      LICKITUNG Lev 62
      VICTREEBEL Lev 62
      ARBOK Lev 64
      WEEZING Lev 64
      MEOWTH Lev 65.

      -Just like in Red and Blue Versions, in the mandatory Rival battles no. 5 and 6 (both inside the Silph Co. and on Route 21 as you get all the eight Pokémon League badges), the Rival’s battle theme should have been as the same as the Gym Leaders and the Elite Four Leader Lance’s one, NOT any other Pokémon trainer and Elite Four Lorerei, Bruno and Agatha’s one! The same should have been for Jessie and James Silph Co.’s fourth battle, too.

      -The Rival and Jessie and James’ appearance themes (concerning Rival’s mandatory battles no. 5 and 6 and Jessie and James Silph Co. and Pokémon League’s battle) should have played at speeded up rhythm. Only Rival’s mandatory battle no. 6 satisfied this condition.

      -Even the extra battle against Jessie and James, which should have come after winning the final battle against your Rival, should have the final battle’s theme.

      -At the beginning and at the end of the Pokémon League’s Special Battle against Jessie and James, these latter’s sprite should have been different from the one in the previous battles (this has been respected as concerns the Rival, since his mandatory battle no. 3 on the S.S. Anne).

      -As the super-evil Team Rocket members Jessie and James appeared at Pokémon League, Pikachu, if not fainted yet, should have reacted furiously against them (there should have been its picture showing its very angry face as it uses THUNDER BOLT in lieu of THUNDER SHOCK, after a bubble with a skull appeared on its head together with the one with an exclamation mark appearing on the player’s head), although it cannot minimally scare them.

      -Differently from Red and Blue Versions, the Bicycle’s theme should only have been played in the Bicycle Road (Routes 16, 17 and 18) in Yellow Version: only in Route 23, Victory Road and Indigo Plateau this condition has been satisfied.

      Pokémon League’s Battles in Pokémon Yellow Version



      BRUNO (ROUND 2)


      AGATHA (ROUND 3)


      LANCE (ROUND 4)



      Regular Pokémon:


      If he has got VAPOREON:


      If he has got FLAREON:


      If he has got JOLTEON:




      MISSINGNO. bug should have been a fake Pokémon with the following stats:

      Level 100;

      Health Points: 500;

      Attack: 300;

      Defense: 300;

      Speed: 300;

      Specials: 300;

      -It should have been introduced as a evil smiling M shaped pixel mass;

      -It ONLY should have had the legendary Pokémon ZAPDOS altered cry;

      -Its ‘M alternate form shouldn’t have existed;

      -And it should have had the following moves:


      For the rest, it however causes as the same problems regularly contested in the videogames, such as:

      1)Ruining the savings if directly sent to Bill’s PC;
      2)Ruining the Pokémon League Hall of Fame’s Champion Pokémon List;
      3)Compromising the battle graphics, if used in battle until it doesn’t win one battle at least and transforms, via evolution, in any other officially recognized Pokémon (ex. KANGASKHAN), although keeping its original cry;
      4)Busting both its general stats and moves, if you teach any move which is different from the ones it should have had;
      5)Also altering them if you trade or clone it after it transformed into another official Pokémon.

      General Mistakes on the Type Affinity (as pure) in every Pokémon Videogame from Second Generation on (including the Anime):

      1)Poison Type should STRICTLY have remained super-effective against Bug-type Pokémon, not only against the Grass-type ones; it also should have been weak against Steel-type Pokémon, not only against the Ground and Psychic-type ones (because Poison attacks don’t affect at all Steel-type Pokémon!).

      2)Besides having been super-effective against Poison, Ice and Rock-type Pokémon, Steel-type Pokémon should STRICTLY have been weak against Electric-type attacks (the Steel Type isn’t very effective against Electric Type either), not only against Fire, Fighting and Ground-type attacks.

      3)Water Type should NEVER have been very effective against Electric-type Pokémon, since it never was against itself, Grass-Type and Dragon-Type.

      4)If during the 1st Generation Ghost-type moves had no effect on Psychic-type Pokémon, they FORCELY were supposed to have no effect on BOTH Fighting and Normal-Type Pokémon, from 2nd Generation on (but also Normal and Fighting-type moves don’t affect Ghost-type Pokémon).

      5)If strong and weak at the same time to Poison-type Pokémon in the 1st Generation, Bug-type Pokémon, from 2nd Generation on, should FORCELY have remain only weak to Poison-type attacks; they also should have been weak against Ice-type attacks, not only against Fire, Flying, Poison and Rock-type ones.

      6)The Dark Type, by being weak against both Bug and Fighting-type attacks, should NEVER have been very effective on Bug-type Pokémon, just like it isn’t on the Fighting-type ones.

      The type compatibility table from Second to Fifth Generation was supposed to be this one:

      × Normal Fire Water Electric Grass Ice Fighting Poison Ground Flying Psychic Bug Rock Ghost Dragon Dark Steel
      Normal ½ 0 ½
      Fire ½ ½ 2 2 2 ½ ½ 2
      Water 2 ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½
      Electric 2 ½ ½ 0 2 ½ 2
      Grass ½ 2 ½ ½ 2 ½ ½ 2 ½ ½
      Ice ½ ½ 2 ½ 2 2 2 2 ½
      Fighting 2 2 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2 0 2 2
      Poison 2 ½ ½ 2 ½ ½ 0
      Ground 2 2 ½ ½ 2 0 ½ 2 2
      Flying ½ 2 2 2 ½ ½
      Psychic 2 2 ½ 0 ½
      Bug ½ 2 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2 ½ 2 ½
      Rock 2 2 ½ ½ 2 2 ½
      Ghost 0 0 2 2 ½ ½
      Dragon 2 ½
      Dark ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ ½
      Steel ½ ½ ½ 2 2 2 ½

      “2” means “Super-effective
      “½” means “Not very effective”
      “0” means “Doesn’t affect”

      The gross mistake concerning the Second Generation Pokémon Umbreon:

      Eevee’s Dark-type evolution Umbreon should have been independently able, just like many other Dark-type Pokémon, to learn Crunch, not Screech, at levels 47 (from 2nd to 3rd Generation), 64 (from 4th to 5th Generation) and 29 (Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Versions); it wasn’t only supposed to inherit Bite from Eevee, nor only to learn all the other Dark-type moves it is able to learn, via TM or the Move Tutors!

      The other mistakes which are on Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal Versions (Including their remakes):

      1)The so-called Rival, by default Silver, was nothing but a despicable Pokémon thief who only enslaved and badly treated every Pokémon he stole, in order to arrogantly become the strongest Pokémon Trainer in the world: during the main story, he actually was supposed to have his final punishment, like being sent forever to prison, after his last challenge against the player, instead of getting away! Such a villain like him should have been better labeled as an Antagonist, just like all the Other Villains of all the games of this series, despite his role of Rival. Then, if he was a much more reasonable and smarter rival, he should have challenged the player at least twice more, in Kanto region, not at Mt. Moon only (after the end of the main story’s “first part” in Jotho as you win the first time in the Indigo Plateau’s Pokémon League).

      2)Those games’ wild Kanto Pokémon had to appear, not at low levels such as from about 10 to 30, but from about level 40 to level 60. As for the ones you find in Route 28 and Mt. Silver, they should have levels between around 65 and 75. Finally, the legendary Pokémon Raikou, Entei and Suicune, should have been at level 60 each one: the legendary Lugia and Ho-oh, on the other hand, should have been at level 80 each one!

      Gross Mistakes concerning determined Starting Pokémon’s classification in both the videogames and the anime:

      1)Third Generation Starter Pokémon MUDKIP was FORCELY supposed to be classified as a Water/Ground-type Pokémon since its basic form (NOT as a pure Water-type Pokémon!), because the Pokédex describes it as a Mud Fish and because it already learns MUD-SLAP, as first Ground-type move, at level 6 and WATER GUN, as first Water-type move, at level 10. So it should NEVER have been classified as a Water/Ground-type Pokémon only from as it evolves into MARSHTOMP (who learns MUD SHOT at level 16 just after evolving).

      2)Fourth Generation Starter Pokémon CHIMCHAR, differently from both Third and Fifth Generation Starter Pokémon TORCHIC and TEPIG, was FORCELY supposed to be classified as a Fire/Fighting-type Pokémon since its basic form (NOT as a pure Fire-type Pokémon!): clearly described as a Chimp from the Pokédex, it STRICTLY could and had to learn, as first move of its second type, the Fighting-type move LOW KICK, not the Dark-type move TAUNT, at level 9. So it should NEVER have been classified as a Fire/Fighting-type Pokémon only from as it evolves into MONFERNO (who learns MACH PUNCH at level 14 just after evolving).

      3)First Generation Starter Pokémon BULBASAUR (the only one among these three Pokémon who correctly was classified as a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon since its basic form) and its evolution family (IVYSAUR and VENUSAUR) should STRICTLY have been able to independently learn, besides to POISON POWDER, other Poison-type moves during every generation, although very few. This was supposed to happen not only via TM (such as TOXIC, SLUDGE BOMB and VENOSHOCK) or if it’s born with moves inherited from the father (such as SLUDGE), but also from the Move Tutors (concerning a move like GASTRO ACID).

      Mistakes about some moves Pokémon can learn and use:

      1)Every suicide move (Selfdestruct, Explosion, Heal Wish, Memento and Final Gambit) were supposed to have one single, not upgradeable Power Point and to let the user gain experience, only if this latter defeated the opponent by using them.

      2)The moves which can rise, with a 10% probabilities, all the user’s statistics by one (AncientPower, Silver Wind and Ominous Wind), were supposed to have Power 120, not 60.

      3)The Feint move, if hitting through both Protect and Detect, was supposed to inflict a triple damage to the one it normally inflicts.

      4)The three Elemental Pledges (Grass, Fire and Water), since they can be taught to their relative Starting Pokémon and evolutions (only if ALL of them are very happy) and they double their power for each combination and related secondary effects which last four turns each during a Double Battle (Grass+Fire Pledges, Water+Grass Pledges and Fire+Water Pledges), were also supposed to be combined all together during a Triple Battle (so Grass+Fire+Water Pledges), by tripling their combined power and creating, for six turns, a devastating secondary super effect for all the opponents (such as a total eclipses granting at 100% the secondary effects success, a wide field of thorns damaging every opponent except for the Rock and Steel-type ones and an ice pack minimizing their speed, all of the effects together). Besides, every Elemental Pledge had to be a multi-enemy target move, instead of a single-target move.

      5)The Razor Wind move had to remain classified as a Flying-type move, not to become a Normal-type one.

      6)The Brick Break move, if hitting targets who used either Reflect or Light-Screen, had both to break their barriers and inflict double damage.

      7)The Fighting-type move Focus Punch with power 150, despite it is scarcely dependable, because of the user to be forced acting last and highly risk to take even the minimal damage and to completely fail it, was supposed to have got only five PPs, instead of twenty, otherwise it seems you can use it lots of times (vainly) during a battle. No matter if it has low priority (-3) than many other moves.

      8)The One-hit K.O. move Guillotine had to become a Steel-type move.

      9)Reshiram and White Kyurem’s exclusive move Fusion Flare and Zekrom and Black Kyurem’s exclusive move Fusion Bolt BOTH should have been multi-enemy target moves, instead of single-target moves, just like the three Elemental Pledges.

      10)Keldeo’s exclusive move Secret Sword and Meloetta’s exclusive move Relic Song were supposed to have Power 100 and 90 respectfully, not Power 85 and 75.

      11)The Extreme Speed move, if twice more powerful (Power 80) and with double action priority (+2) than Quick Attack, should have had 15 PP, instead of 5.

      Mistakes concerning Ash Ketchum’s Pokémon in the anime:

      1)During all Kanto’s saga, after his male Charmander maxed his evolution to Charizard (despite he disobeyed his young trainer as Charmeleon and as Charizard himself until the episode with Poliwrath endowed with Ice Beam), also his male Bulbasaur and Squirtle had to evolve at least into Ivysaur and Wartortle, no matter if they were left to Prof. Oak’s laboratory (as regards the first of them, even after the first saga) and were in foster care to other trainers (as regards the second of them), although the righteously keep the moves they actually would have learnt.

      2)During all Jotho’s saga (or the Sinnoh’s saga), as his female Chikorita and Cyndaquil evolved respectfully into Bayleef and Quilava (each one with their own moves), so his male Totodile had to evolve at least into Croconaw and learn some new Water-type or Ice-type moves (such as Hydropump, Aqua Tail or Ice Fang).

      3)During Hoenn’s saga his Swellow had to learn Sky Attack.

      4)During Sinnoh’s saga, his male Torterra, besides having learnt Leaf Storm after just evolving from Grotle, had to learn at least a new Ground-type move (ex. Earthquake or Earth Power). His male Buizel had to evolve into Floatzel, too!

      5)During Unova’s saga, after his male Tepig evolved into Pignite, also his male Oshawott and his female Snivy had to evolve, at least, into Dewott and Servine respectfully; besides, the first one had to learn Water Pledge after evolving, whereas the second one had to learn Leaf Tornado before evolving and Grass Pledge after her evolution. As for his female Unfezant, she had to learn other two moves, Steel Wing (maybe taught by Ash) and Sky Attack (alone): plus, his male Scraggy should have evolved into Scrafty and learn both Fire Punch and Foul Play, whereas his Boldore had to learn Earth Power first and to evolve into Gigalith then. Finally, Ash could and had to take the occasion to officially catch, at least, a new Steel-type and a new Psychic-type Pokémon (ex. Durant and Shiny Reuniclus).

      6)From the Second Generation (Jotho’s saga) on, ALL OF THE POKéMON he had got should have been revealed either male or female ones (male ones such as Bulbasaur/Ivysaur, Charzard and Sceptile, or female ones such as Bayleef and Aipom/Ambipom).

      7)In the anime’s Anglophone versions (and all the others), Ash himself had to pay attention to the actual gender of each of his Pokémon (except for the eventual genderless ones he had): for example, during two episodes of Season 15, Black and White: Rival Destinies, told his Snivy and Unfezant something like: “Are you ready for battle, Snivy?” and “Very good, Unfezant, great job!”, he always should have called them females when he speaks to them, just like he did with the legendary Meloetta (although she actually is a Genderless Pokémon!).

      Conclusion: All of Ash’s Water-type Starter Pokémon should have evolved at least once out of twice, just like Brock’s Mudkip, who evolved into Marshtomp, and May’s (maybe female) Squirtle, who evolved into Wartortle: his Oshawott, besides evolving into Dewott, should have had the occasion to evolve, at the end of Unova’s saga, into Samurott as well (by learning Revenge just before his evolution, Hydro Cannon just after it and finally Megahorn, too), because Ash’s rival Cameron has got a female exemplar. So had to evolve the rest of the Pokémon previously named, during Ash & co.’s adventures, but avoiding to alter the anime’s general plot. Finally, from Second Generation on, both Ash, most of his travel companions, their rivals and the other trainers had to learn distinguishing their Pokémon’s real gender and talking to them in the appropriate gender (except for the genderless Pokémon, to whom it is possible to talk with “it” only).

      Important: All of the reported mistakes were supposed to be corrected in the various Pokémon movies too (including Pikachu’s adventures’ shorts).

      The big mistake concerning Fourth Generation’s legendary Pokémon Heatran:

      Since Heatran really belongs to every legendary Pokémon’s list too, there absolutely is no comprehensible reason for which, differently for the others, it should be either a male or a female Pokémon with a probability of 50%. The most reasonable thing was that legendary Pokémon EXCLUSIVELY was a single-gendered Pokémon, or a genderless one!

      The mistake which concerns two items improving the holder Pokémon’s statistics:

      Both the Light Ball, which doubles both Pikachu’s Normal and Special Attacks, and Lucky Punch, which increases by two Chansey’s chances to make critical hits (plus the first item’s secondary effect), should have instead worked on EVERY member of their evolution families, not only on the two of the Pokémon!

      And this is the Type Compatibility Table how should necessary be for 6th Generation:

      × Normal Fire Water Electric Grass Ice Fighting Poison Ground Flying Psychic Bug Rock Ghost Dragon Dark Steel Fairy
      Normal ½ 0 ½
      Fire ½ ½ 2 2 2 ½ ½ 2
      Water 2 ½ ½ ½ 2 2 ½
      Electric 2 ½ ½ 0 2 ½ 2
      Grass ½ 2 ½ ½ 2 ½ ½ 2 ½ ½
      Ice ½ ½ 2 ½ 2 2 2 2 ½
      Fighting 2 2 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2 0 2 2 ½
      Poison 2 ½ ½ 2 ½ ½ 0 2
      Ground 2 2 ½ ½ 2 0 ½ 2 2
      Flying ½ 2 2 2 ½ ½
      Psychic 2 2 ½ 0 ½ 2
      Bug ½ 2 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ ½
      Rock 2 2 ½ ½ 2 2 ½
      Ghost 0 0 2 2 ½
      Dragon 2 ½ 0
      Dark ½ 2 ½ 2 ½ ½
      Steel ½ ½ ½ 2 2 2 ½ 2
      Fairy ½ 2 2 ½ ½ 2 2 ½

      “2” means “Super-effective”
      “½” means “Not very effective”
      “0” means “Doesn’t affect”

      Other mistakes:

      The Global Trade Station, among its research criteria (at least from the fifth Generation), was supposed to establish the one in which you could decide what instrument has got the Pokémon you look for: for example, it was supposed to be this if you are looking for a Magmar who holds a Magmarizer, an Electabuzz who holds an Electirizer, or a Porygon2 who holds a Dubious Disc!

      And they ruined that gaming experience by making even wrose bullshits such these ones:

      1) first of all, you shouldn’t have decreased the Basic Power of such moves as Flamethrower, Ice Beam, Fire Blast, Hydro Pump, Over Heat, Etc. (not even for a single move’s Basic Power unit!), because reducing their Basic Power only means to ruin their own effectiveness in battle;
      2) secondly, Fennekin and its evolution family had the full right to learn alone (or by TM or by Move Tutor) an Electric-type move such as Spark or Discharge, a Fairy-type move such as Dazzling Gleam or Fairy Wind, or a Bug-type move such as Signal Beam;
      3) in third place, I heard that some of the series’ fans were complaining about the lack of putting the Rhyhorn race competition in the videogames from the anime as a minigame in Santalune City as well;
      4) as fourth complain, the number of the Mega Evolutions was NOT enough in the videogames and it did NOT cover all of the previous generations to this one (also Venusaur and Blastoise had the full right to have got an X Mega Evolution and a Y Mega Evolution, just like Charizard and Mewtwo);
      5) concerning Ash Ketchum’s Pokémon in the anime, I ABSOLUTELY expect his (male) Froakie to evolve into Frogadier at least and perhaps into Greninja as well, with a bit of luck, because I am deadly tired of the fact nobody allowed his previous Water-type Starters (Squirtle, Totodile and Oshawott) to evolve once at least;
      6) the Pokémon Transfer Service had to allow transferring to the Pokémon Bank (or to Pokémon X and Y versions) BOTH all of your Pokémon AND the items assigned to them coming from Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 Versions;
      7) finally, in Pokémon X and Y, if Pikachu is voiced by an official voice actor such as Ikue Ohtani, so should have been the other members of its evolution family, Pichu and Raichu!

      Who is saying all this IS NOT an insane bastard who doesn’t know what to say, but someone who had CONCRETE PROOFS about his extremely frustrating experiences about it, GOT IT? End of the story!

  20. game freak don’t have enough skill to make it possible, that’s fact, so they only make game boy games xD it’s much more easy

  21. gamefreak if you made a wii u pokemon rpg game with a massive world compared to the portable version. it would also give your company a chance to redo all the old versions on the mainstream systems which would bring in far more revenue for the company in the end. i would buy them i miss pokemon red/blue/yellow the most as those are what i grew up playing the most in the 90’s and early 00’s

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