So I managed to get around to playing it a bit. Yes, it is fun and I am enjoying it so far. I will not be talking about it today. Instead I want to do a bit of speculation here. I will always say that spinoff games have the best games in the Pokémon series. That’s because they have the opportunity to branch out from the original formula and try new things. I think that Pokémon Legends: Arceus is going to influence the nature of the series for years to come. However, I want to make something clear here. I do want to see more of this type of game. The world of Pokémon is very rich in lore and I would like to see more games that delve into that. I feel that they should capitalize on this by having some more games like this. I don’t mean it has to be the same kind of story, but I wouldn’t mind seeing more past regions. So I thought that it might be interesting to put some thoughts down on what I could see as potential spinoffs in this same kind of style. I will pitch a few ideas based on the three starters you original get to use in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. First I want to talk about the Alola region. This region added some interesting features to the franchise, but there is one element I would like to see fleshed out and that is the Ultra Beasts. I feel like having a game focusing on why portals open up in that region would be kind of interesting. What caused the space to tear open in the first place? It probably is because of Necrozma, but it might be cool to also have a game when to try to reclaim the light he stole in the past. Maybe that had an effect on the Pokémon and you have to capture them to prevent them from falling into darkness or something. Who knows? It’s just an idea, but I think Pokémon could do with more darker story lines anyway. speaking of which let’s move on to the next one.
Now the second generation has a lot of lore surrounding the towers in that region and how the legendaries interacted with each other. The thing that is brought up the most in the lore is that one Pokémon that was lost in the tower and how the three legendary dogs (cats) were created. I would kind of like to know more about that mysterious Pokémon and potentially see what things were like before the tragedy. Just some food for thought. This next idea though is one I have thought about for a long time. To be honest, the fifth generation was never my favorite generation. Not to say there was anything wrong with it, I just wish there was more. The one thing from that game I wanted to know the most about was the original Pokémon that would later become the main legendaries of Kyurem, Reshiram and Zekrom. Imagine a game where you see a never before seen legendary Pokémon being influenced by the ideas of those around it to the point that it turned into three separate beings. Can you imagine what that Pokémon must be like? I can’t to be honest, and that is why I want to see it. I want to witness a Pokémon shaping a formation of a region, but more than that, I want the opposite to hole true as well. I really want to see how people in a region can influence these Pokémon. Maybe there will be factions trying to decide what is best for the people where they don’t know if they can live in harmony with Pokémon. I don’t really know, but I just want more of what I got in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, humans and Pokémon finding ways to come together.
Look, I am not saying that any of this needs to become a reality. That would be a little much of me to ask. I already love what they have done with Pokémon Legends: Arceus so far, but it is only one region. I just want them to have time to expand on all the potential ideas they have to offer. Maybe they have a character travel from another dimension to the Alola region, or can bring someone back in time to an older era of Pokémon. Maybe we can learn about stories we never even thought to consider in Pokémon lore. I have always felt that Pokémon has not lived up to its full potential as a series. They created an interesting world for us to explore, but they rarely show glimpses of how truly interesting living in a world of Pokémon could be. Personally, I just want to learn more about it. There is so much potential is games like this to give us further glimpses into this world and so I hope they make more of these. The main problem I have had with a lot of the main games in the series lately is that they didn’t feel like they added anything more than just battle mechanics and updated graphics. Both of those are great, but I wanted the experience to be a bit more fulfilling. I wanted to explore and discover a world filled with wondrous creatures without having to worry about some criminal organization that can lose to a ten-year-old. I’m greedy, I know. I just can’t help myself though. Honestly, I am just excited to be in a new world of Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus and I just don’t want this to just be the only time they do this. Hopefully it does well and they might show us potential stories of other legends. I might be getting ahead of myself, but it is my blog so I dare to dream as much as I want in it. Thanks for listening.