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User Info: Galar

Galar
4 days ago#21
ChibiDragon posted...
Part of the reason Pokemon will be around for ages is because it's a game built around replacing the main stuff from previous games. Replace the Pokemon. Replace the characters. Replace the region/map. Add or subtract features however they think works best. Even some of the basic mechanics can be messed with, as Let's Go showed us (poorly).

Imagine a Pokemon game where you play as the standard main character's mom. You realize they've gone off and forgotten something you think is important, so you go to catch up to them at the Professor's. Too late, but the Professor gives you the third Pokemon so you can go into the grass and catch up to them on the early routes. But you're always a bit behind them, always chasing after them from route to gym to cave to gym.

Along the way, you encounter other people, young and old, that could use a hand. A young trainer crying because they can't get the hang of cooking at a campsite without someone to give them some pointers. A hiker with an injured foot. Maybe a young Pokemon that was thrown away by a carless trainer and needs someone to care for it. You deal with it all as you keep chasing your kid.

You finally catch up to them in the Champion's room, where they've just been soundly defeated. Well, that won't do at all! So, you square up, and it's on. And once you become Champion, you finally hand the kid his forgotten item.

Would that be a Pokemon game? Yes, it would be. But would it be the same old same old? No, it wouldn't be. And that's why Pokemon will last a long time. It may not last in GameFreak's hands, but it will last because they can change a lot of it, and still make it a Pokemon game.

The kid's forgotten item? The favorite Bagon Poké Doll from his childhood stuffed with fluffy wool and made with love by his mother. D'aww...
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User Info: Rad_Dudesman

Rad_Dudesman
4 days ago#22
Pokemon is immortal. Pokemania and GOmania ensured that.

https://i.imgtc.ws/gskZ0GZ.jpg

And as it's only going to grow bigger and bigger.
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User Info: jw91

jw91
4 days ago#23
c0mpu73rguy posted...
To me if it survives gen 8, it'll survive for at least 3 or 4 more gens. But I don't think it will.

LOL! Pure delusion.

User Info: Dumb-Fumbler

Dumb-Fumbler
4 days ago#24
Rad_Dudesman posted...
Pokemon is immortal. Pokemania and GOmania ensured that.

https://i.imgtc.ws/gskZ0GZ.jpg

And as it's only going to grow bigger and bigger.
MFW hello kitty is number 2, and the only thing keeping Pokémon at number one are the extras not named merch.

HK is honestly number 1 when it’s to merchandise.
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User Info: Rad_Dudesman

Rad_Dudesman
4 days ago#25
Dumb-Fumbler posted...
Rad_Dudesman posted...
Pokemon is immortal. Pokemania and GOmania ensured that.

https://i.imgtc.ws/gskZ0GZ.jpg

And as it's only going to grow bigger and bigger.
MFW hello kitty is number 2, and the only thing keeping Pokémon at number one are the extras not named merch.

HK is honestly number 1 when it’s to merchandise.


I'm just surprised Fist of the North Star is even on there and that it gets most of its money from video games

Though they must be counting pachinko machines as video games
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User Info: Crudelitas

Crudelitas
4 days ago#26
Rad_Dudesman posted...
Pokemon is immortal. Pokemania and GOmania ensured that.

https://i.imgtc.ws/gskZ0GZ.jpg

And as it's only going to grow bigger and bigger.

Am I hallucinating or did Fist of the North Star make just as much money with videogames as Pokémon?
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User Info: c0mpu73rguy

c0mpu73rguy
4 days ago#27
firedoom666 posted...
Gamefreak would still make another gen to fix their mistakes.


Gamefreaks never fixes their mistakes.
It's always too soon until it's too late.

User Info: paralyzed21

paralyzed21
4 days ago#28
seems to have no end at this point
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I feel like the "main" series is going to migrate to the sidelines, but the franchise will exist for decades to come.

User Info: Desparae

Desparae
4 days ago#30
jw91 posted...
Big LOL at the two sad clowns who voted "Gen 8 will kill the series."

I am now visualizing a sad clown, depressingly browsing through various forums and voting on internet polls, all the while honking a sad little horn. Thanks for that
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