Gunichi Masuda, a sword maker and shield Pokémon, issued a message to fans of the series, drawing attention to the negative reaction of the latest news that the latest games will not include any Pokémon.
It turned out that sword and shield, the eighth generation of pokemon games, will not allow players to capture them or import catches made outside the new Galar region via Pokemon Home. This makes Sword and Shield the first major games in the series that do not support all types of Pokémon, whose number has already climbed over 800. Far from the 151s that emerged in the first games.
The fans' response was quick and Masuda turned to him in an interview with Famitsuearlier this month. In this interview, the manufacturer explained the difficulty of presenting so many Nintendo Switch Pokemon models to get the right graphics quality and the challenge to balance each monster in battles. Although, he said, the decision was very difficult, he knew that he would have to do it in the end and decided to "choose the quality".
Catch as much as you can
In this latest statement posted on the official site of Pokemon, Masuda stands against the decision, despite the continuing discontent (which gives a delightfully positive spin).
"I thank all our fans for taking care so deeply for Pokemon. I recently shared the news that some Pokémon Pokémon and Pokemon Shield can not be transferred to Pokémon. I have read all your comments and appreciate your love and passion for the Pokémon.
Like all of you, we are passionate about the Pokémon, and each of them is very important to us. After so many years of developing Pokémon video games, it was a very difficult decision for me. I would like to make one thing clear: Even if a particular Pokemon is not available in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, it does not mean it will not appear in future games.
Masuda points out that "the Pokémon world continues to develop. Galar region offers new Pokémon with whom to fight, coaches in battle and adventures to go. We pour our hearts into these games and we hope you will be eager to join us on this new journey. "
The Sword and Shield Pokémon will release on Nov. 1