With Pokémon Sword and Shield coming up in slightly more than a month, people are still up in arms asking GameFreak and Nintendo to bring back the National Dex.
Lost? Bring Back National Dex refers to the backlash following the announcement that the 2019 video games Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will not include the full roster of Pokémon from previous games and only include Pokémon that appear in the Galar Pokédex. This is the first game in the series that will not allow for some Pokémon from previous generations of Pokémon titles.
While I’m inevitably bummed about the lack of the full roster, I also understand why the decision had to be made in order to make the creation of new games more managable.
So instead of complaining, I’m here to list a bunch of Pokémon I wish just disappeared.
Deoxys, Jirachi, Cresselia, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Diancie, Hoopa, Volcanion, Magearna, Marshadow, Zeraora, Meltan, Melmetal
Every since the introduction of Jirachi and Deoxys, Pokémon decided it would be a good idea to randomly include new legendary Pokémon into the game for simply because they were to be introduced in the movies without any impact to the story or gameplay of the original games.
As an avid Pokédex completionist, Pokémon like these bugged me to no end. What was I supposed to do? Travel back in time to get them? Use Pokémon Bank and Pokémon Home? These don’t make sense to collect simply to complete the Pokédex.
Imagine trying to collect these Legendary beings that are far from the Galar Region and yet simply be unable to do so because it simply shouldn’t be possible to get. The entries of your Pokédex will be left empty until the next time GameFreak comes up with another absurd idea to obtain them. Now that’s what I call anti-fun.
Nihelgo, Buzzwhole, Guzzlord, Necrozma, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, Blacephalon
No, seriously. Why do some of these exist? While the premise of Pokémon from other dimensions were fresh at the point in time. It grew old fast. To top it off, you needed extra special balls to capture these Ultra Beasts and… are you even looking at some of these designs? One of them is simply a Stacked Pyramid! Who approved these?! I’d rather stick with an evolving Ice Cream Cone and Trash Bag, thank you very much.
Pokémon Sword and Shield will release 15 November 2019 Worldwide.