Not Everyone Likes The New Pokémon, And Here’s Why

By Stephen M

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet seem not to be hyping gamers as expected. The role-playing game was released in 2022 by Game Freak and has since been released for the Nintendo Switch by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company.

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The games are missing the mark for some players for various reasons. Many are not too excited with the new Pokémon design compared to other 9th-generation setups. Some fans of the Pokémon franchise continue to express their reservations about the new Pokémon Scarlet, Pokémon Violet, and other ninth-gen designs.

According to one critic, maybe the game should have had more birds that do nothing because the ones they chose are “vaguely interesting.”

He calls out other Pokémon, like Flamingo, Orthworm, Dundunsparce, and Tandemaus, describing how awkward they look. According to him, Orthworm is just an earthworm in metal form, while Tandemaus are two mice that later evolve into four.

Well, not everyone shares this view, but with freedom of expression, we can call out things that don’t meet the mark.

Veluza, he says, is made by an intern with no engine experience. To him, almost half of the new releases are Pokémon that we have seen before. The only difference is that these new ones carry a funny hat.

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He had something good to say about Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet’s Toedscool riffing on Tentacool. However, he feels that Iron Moth, Flutter Mane, and Scream Tail are silly inclusions. The critic admits that not all are terrible but quickly adds that there are few exceptions.

Fuecoco’s final form, Sprigatito, Quaxly, Dachsbun, Pawmot, and Finizen are examples of exceptions.

In all, he thinks the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are horribly scaled, despite having more personality and heart than before. The scaling ruins their pacing with the absence of a guiding hand.