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It only took two years to do that?

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by , 19th March 2011 at 08:13 AM (298 Views)
"It took about two years to come up with the 151 Pokémon. It took about six years from the start of the concept to execution. We started the project right after Quinty was released and initially, we were aiming to have about fifty Pokémon. But every year, the technology improved so while it started at 50, by the end of about the fourth year we realised that we could do about 150 Pokémon. In that sense, I suppose we didn’t really have a set target number – it just depended on the technology we had at the time." - Ken Sugimori

Wow. Who'da thunk.

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EDIT: "The reason why there are about 100 Pokémon added per game is not that we can’t come up with the ideas, especially when we have new staff – everyone can come up with unique ideas. The number is set by the duration of the project. Plus, if you added like 300 or so new monsters, that’d just be too many – we have to think of the balance of battles."

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  1. Morru Magnum's Avatar
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    I wouldn't blame them--designing Pokémon needs a lot of effort and research. Thanks for sharing this article.
  2. immewnity's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=Morru Magnum;bt132887]I wouldn't blame them--designing Pokémon needs a lot of effort and research. Thanks for sharing this article.[/QUOTE]

    I know; I'm saying that two years is darn fast.
  3. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Thanks for sharing. This is very interesting.
  4. Lawnmowergirl's Avatar
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    Wow, thanks for posting this. I never knew that!
  5. $aturn¥oshi's Avatar
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    The more they create, the harder it becomes next time.
  6. Azure Butterfly's Avatar
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    Specialization comes into play as well. I've been designing monsters since I was seven, and it's become very easy for me to do. I've made around 60 by myself in a year, and and least five of those are finished. (They go through a ton of revisions most of the time.)