Though I doubt they'd be savvy enough to figure that out (considering the ridiculous debacle it took to fix a simple glitch that ended in a whole application having to installed separately to patch it), theoretically it shouldn't be too difficult to release a big patched update as DLC and simply block contact to online features on non-updated copies to eliminate compatibility issues (and some sort of a check in local multiplayer that's initiated from the patched version that cuts off local contact if the other cart is not updated)... I highly doubt they'd do it (as they'd probably rather just push out another generation faster) but for the first time I think it's really conceivable that they could do it if they wanted to.
well missingno caused glitches when found and caught in red and blue because the games weren't designed to have missingno so i imagine when making updates to x and y they will have to test to make sure theres no bugs since x and y weren't originally designed to have those pokemon
I'd hate to see the fans who'd get upset because we weren't only given very few Pokemon, but some of the new Pokemon were repurposed Mega Evolutions.
Of course, there are some Mega Evolutions that are a bit lack luster and don't beat their regular forms with held items, that may be better as regular evolutions because they get items.
If anything, I can see them removing mega evolution entirely. They did mention that it is something that only happens in Kalos so I won't be surprised if they just go away. I would actually like it since Garchomp, Gengar and Tyrannitar really didn't need the boost ... but I've grown on Mega-Mawile and Amphabulous. I just don't see them making some permanent evolutions and others only Megas since they need names, new move pools and most evolutions don't have that full transformation seen in normal evolution.
And also if they can't retcon the mega forms of the pokemon that can still evolve they could still give normal evolutions to those pokemon, so a person could choose to either evolve the pokemon or let it stay unevolved and use the mega form instead. But they would need to make the mega form a little bit stronger than the final evo to compensate the fact that it needs to hold the mega stone to mega evolve.
I don't think they would have to "explain" it. They haven't done that sort of thing in the past. Why did Magneton suddenly resist Normal in gen II? Why did Misdreavus spontaneously become immune to Ground in gen III? Why was Hyper Beam randomly using SpAtk in gen IV? Whenever Game Freak decides to change the gameplay, they just act like it's always been that way. Otherwise we'd get some BS overcomplicated backstory. Which is nice.
I don't see it happening just because of how complicated it would be. Though, alternate permanent evolution still works for me...
I think this would be stupid, unless they come up with a very good reason as to why. Pokemon like those above could have a permanent evolution, and maybe still have the Mega Stone - to make it a branch evolution - but retconning the Mega Stone entirely and then calling those Megas the actual, permanent evos would be dumb imo.
If they wanted these Megas to be permanent, then they should have created them as permanent evos in the first place, and give Mega Stones to other pokemon (i.e. other starters)
Not sure this would work because Megas don't really have an established identity and play a different role battle wise. Retconning them into normal evolutions would mean retconning stats, giving them an actual name instead of Mega whatever, and things like that.
I would be pretty fine if they retconned megas of pokemon that can still evolve even though i like their designs (except Mega Heracross and Manetric designs, they are awful), give them all an actual evolution and make mega evolution just for fully evolved pokemon and legendaries.
Even though I do not know about that trading thing you mentioned, it sounds like a fun idea. And I want remakes of those games. Hoenn and Sinnho is the only regions I have not explored in a game.
@Ranger Jack Walker; I said IF they take the timeline events into account. Also, IF GameFreak doesn't care about timelines, then sure, why not pure remakes instead of sequels?
I haven't played the games of Gen I- III so I don't even know what time capsule is :P
But, I would much rather we have XY sequels with great focus on Hoen, then to have generic remakes of RSE. GF was able to find a way to bestow a Kanto feel on XY so it should not be a problem for them to focus on Hoen in XY sequels/ 3rd game.
Originally Posted by Dark Kyriaki Hoenn is more an isolated region, unlike the other places. Mentions of Hoenn had only been brief, and if we try to calculate the timeline, the only thing we know is that in Gen5, Team Aqua and Team Magma had already disbanded (since there are two ex-grunts living together in Iccirrus City in B2W2), so at least RSE takes place before Gen5. If Gen6 comes after Gen5, then if we were to get RSE remakes, we're likely to get sequels IF they take the timeline events into account I don't see why remakes would HAVE to take place at the same time as X and Y.
I don't think that the timeline is much of an issue. It's more of a fan theory more than anything concrete. It is based on dialogue from the games, but that's still more of a fan theory. I definitely would prefer for R/S to get remakes. The first two generations had remakes, so it wouldn't feel right if R/S didn't get remakes. Sequels sound nice for older fans, but for kids who might not have played R/S when it was released, it might be strange to have sequels for ten year old games.
Hoenn is more an isolated region, unlike the other places. Mentions of Hoenn had only been brief, and if we try to calculate the timeline, the only thing we know is that in Gen5, Team Aqua and Team Magma had already disbanded (since there are two ex-grunts living together in Iccirrus City in B2W2), so at least RSE takes place before Gen5. If Gen6 comes after Gen5, then if we were to get RSE remakes, we're likely to get sequels IF they take the timeline events into account
No, they really wouldn't.
Also, there isn't any hard evidence that RSE and FRLG took place at the same at the same time. And evern if they did, remakes of RSE are not forced to take place at the same time as XY.
@Bolt the Cat
So far from what I've seen in my game one of the guys (one of the breeder dudes) inside the Lumiose City Pokémon Center near Team Flare's Cafe says the following...
"Have you heard of Team Plasma? Apparently it was making news a while back in the Unova Region..."
and also a hiker on Route 10 (on your way to enter Geosenge Town) talks about Corless saying...
"A few years back, this really strange dude named Corless told me that these big stones emit some kind of special energy."
I don't know if there are other references inside the game but these are the only two I noticed/remembered.
Where exactly does XY fit into the timeline anyway?
At any rate, they don't really take the timeline into account anymore. I mean you can trade between BW1 and BW2 without any kind of in game explanation, I don't think they care anymore. Also, we don't really know for sure where RSE fits in the timeline, there's nothing that specifically relates to the other games.
I'd imagine that they would take place in the same time, since the other remakes take place at the same time of that respective region's generation, though, it'd probably make more sense for them to be at different times, as well, since Gen VI does have a lot that it would need retconned or explained to make sense of if it takes place at the same time as Gens I and III.
Is it ever confirmed when Gen V takes place? Because an NPC mentions the Team Plasma incident being a while back. If Gen V is after Gens II and IV, then X and Y couldn't possibly take place during Gens I and III.