Game Freak Addresses National Pokedex Drama
Today producer of Pokemon Sword and Shield, Junichi Masuda, released an official statement to Pokemon fans which addresses the recent backlash that the game won’t be supporting every species of Pokemon from the previous generations.
Of course the news that the game won’t support all Pokemon seems kind of odd as they could just release the game at a later date to work on it. Then there was a huge backlash afterwards.
Masuda on June, 28 released a post on their site to which addresses this controversy:
“Thank you to all of our fans for caring so deeply about Pokémon. Recently, I shared the news that some Pokémon cannot be transferred to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. I’ve read all your comments and appreciate your love and passion for Pokémon.
Just like all of you, we are passionate about Pokémon and each and every one of them is very important to us. After so many years of developing the Pokémon video games, this was a very difficult decision for me. I’d like to make one thing clear: even if a specific Pokémon is not available in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, that does not mean it will not appear in future games.
The world of Pokémon continues to evolve. The Galar region offers new Pokémon to encounter, Trainers to battle, and adventures to embark on. We are pouring our hearts into these games, and we hope you will look forward to joining us on this new journey.”
Masuda just want the fans to be positive on this decision and that the new generation of Pokemon in the Gala region will be something to look forward to. So from the sound of things, this decision won’t change anytime soon and that the National Dex won’t be an issue.
Pokemon Sword and Shield launches on November 15, 2019.
For more updates on the National Pokedex predicament, check out our coverage here.