I have a small bit of disappointing news for you dedicated fans: this week’s article for Anything Goes will need to be delayed due to what I will sum up as Life. I will make sure I get the full article up as expediently as possible. To tide you over until I can get the full article up, I will give you a small portion of my article right now! This week, Whisicott and I are writing about our ideal Pokemon game built out of parts that already exist. We are going to chose our Elite 4, Gym Leaders, Champion, Professor, region… just about anything you can think of. So, enjoy and keep an eye out for the full article later this week, and if you haven’t done so already, check out Whimsicott’s article while you are waiting for mine!
Starters can be one of the most important parts of a Pokemon game. Classically, you have the type triangle of Grass, Fire, and Water. For my starters, I would want the best ones out there. Now, that is up to debate, but these are going be some of my favorites and ones that are usually viable competitively (or even too competitive). I would go with Bulbasaur, Torchic, and Froakie.
Ideally, I’d like to have a type triangle for the secondary typings (kind of like in Gen VI, but in reverse), but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Also, Froakie would need a Mega Evolution, but I think that is something that would happen in the near future anyway. If I were designing a game from scratch, I would also make the first 3 towns you come to have gyms of the 3 starter types and be interconnected so you can choose a difficulty path that can be altered depending on the starter you choose. (In fact, this is plausible, depending on the region I choose…) But never the less, each of these are great choices and would be great to start an adventure with.
I apologize again PUCLonians for the delay on the article, but I hope you will come back later this week to finish the article!
Smell ya later.