Gen VI on 3DS: Truly hidden pokémon
by, 20th August 2012 at 05:19 PM (339 Views)
This thought crossed my mind multiple times, so I figured why not blog it. As you might know, the 3DS is so far unhackable, and if you check sites like gbatemp you'll see that most of the users don't expect it to be cracked any time soon. This can be demonstrated in the fact that when Mario Tennis Open had a selection of hidden characters to be unlocked through QR code, no one managed to find out all the hidden characters untill the QR codes were actually released. Kid Icarus: Uprising also has a number of yet unrevealed idols that no site has managed to crack.
So now say generation VI gets on the 3DS, that means that those games won't be able to be hacked either. So if they program in pokémon that are never revealed in the game untill released, we might actually not know about them untill actually released this time around. Should they pull a DP and program in an event only to never release whatever unlocks it, we might not ever know about it. Wouldn't that be cool? We'd actually be surprised for once by pokémon already in the game.
Of course, the cynics reading will want to say in the comment section, they might hack the 3DS eventually, or use other methods to still get to these pokémon and reveal them before Game Freak officially reveals them. Of course, with the advent of the 3DS Game Freak could even go a step further to make sure no one will know about these pokémon: DLC. Mario Kart 7 released a free patch that they made mandatory before being allowed to go online. Game Freak could do the same with a patch that adds the new pokémon to the game. As for those who don't have wi-fi but want to battle locally? Nintendo filed a patent recently for a concept that would allow system updates to be shared from 3DS to 3DS, so this could actually use the same.
Of course, there is yet another option available with the 3DS. Even if they don't do this and decide to preprogram it in like usual, at least they can use patches to allow new pokémon formes introduced in third versions to be programmed in the first two versions of the generation, so they can use it as well.
Maybe this is all just wishful thinking, but the 3DS would allow for stuff like this. And if I'm talking about the 3DS anyway, streetpass could easily take-over the functions of the c-gear and use them much better. Or do stuff like auto-record mixing, which would be especially awesome combined with RS remakes.
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