A Pokémon fanatic decides that the pokeballs available now are boring and drab, and designs his own pokeballs that change color based on certain factors.
For a long time, Pokemon it was what could be described as a “cookie cutter” franchise; that is, the shows and games followed their established formula to an almost perfect “T” due to their consistent success. Comparable to modern Obligations Titles, Pokemon It didn’t change much over the years.
However, that has changed in recent years with the latest game releases. Specifically, Pokemon sun and moon and especially Pokémon Legends: Arceus took major steps to change the formulaic nature of the franchise. Pokémon Legends: Arceus has been so influential that it has already been revealed that scarlet and violet pokemon They will be open world games.
One item that has become synonymous with the franchise is the pokeball. Being the item used to catch Pokemon, it makes sense that the circular red and white capsule would become one of the most iconic symbols in gaming. In contrast to the games formula, the pokeball has actually changed quite a bit over the generations, with new iterations spawning like Pokémon Legends: Arceus‘Hisuian’s Pokéballs. However, one fan decided that these new pokeballs weren’t enough and came up with a great idea for future pokeball designs.
Reddit user sdrey decided it would be awesome if Pokemon types affected the Pokeballs that housed them; To that end, they designed pokeballs that reflected Pokémon types, including designs for dual-type Pokémon like pokemon sword and shield‘s Toxicity. They also noted that the type of the pokeball should also change if the Pokémon housed inside evolves into a dual-type or different Pokémon. The pokeballs are designed so that the top and bottom change color based on writing; for example, for a pure grass type, the ball is completely green, but for a grass and steel type, half of the ball would be gray.
Reddit users loved the idea and applauded sdrey for his designs. One Reddit user said that they would have to catch all the Pokémon in the ball to see how the colors would change. Another user criticized Game Freak for not allowing players to make custom pokeballs themselves and said how cool it would be to put stickers, words and colors to create your own designs; technically, players could use stickers on Pokemon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl to decorate pokeballs, but being able to create custom pokeballs would be a step above customization.
Although Game Freak is unlikely to add these pokeball designs in future games, sdrey’s ideas were really creative and inspired. In any case, Game Freak needs to include them in their design team so that the future Pokemon games can receive unique ideas like this.
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