Starter Evolutions and Mega Evolutions (My Stance)
by, 8th August 2013 at 03:12 PM (1787 Views)
We're going to be entering a new generation of Pokemon soon, and as always, we have people who are going to complain about changes to the franchises.
First off is the starter evolution controversy, namely the fears of Fennekin being a Fire/Fighting type, and I know a lot of people do not want Fire/Fighting to be used for the 4th time in a row, I understand this problem, and I honestly don't care what type Fennekin is when it evolves. While I want it to be Fire/Psychic myself (along with many others), I don't care if it's Fire/Fighting or even Fire/Fairy, a Pokemon is a Pokemon regardless of it's typing. I know a few people who like Emboar, so really, just accept what you get and stop complaining.
Secondly is the Mega evolutions, I went on my laptop earlier today to check my messages on DeviantART, and I get wave of complaint journals about how people are "leaving the franchise" and stuff because of these changes. For one thing, CoroCoro confirmed that these aren't required, they're OPTIONAL, so you can still have the regular Pokemon without changing them. For one thing, the concept of the B button has already been introduced, so people can choose to evolve their Pokemon or not, plus we have evolution items, which are the same kind of thing. You may not like them, but nobody's forcing you to have one.
Yes, I know a lot of people like Lucario (It's been one of my favorite Pokemon for years, and still is one of my favorites alongside Floatzel and Mienshao), and the ones that are mainly complaining about the Mega evolutions are the Lucario fans who are upset about their favorite Pokemon being altered, but really, it's just a forme, it's most likely interchangeable like Sky Shaymin and Deoxys are, nobody's forcing you to have the new Lucario forme, I don't mind the new forme but I like Lucario the way it is.
Seriously people, the games aren't even out yet, and already people are butthurt simply over an interesting new concept because they simply don't like change to the Pokemon franchise. Let me be honest, the franchise is 17 years old at this point, you think they wouldn't change up the formula just a bit every once in a while? They've made changes every generation to the meta game: Gen 2 Introduced Genders, eggs and breeding, and shiny Pokemon, as well as the Dark and Steel types, Gen 3 gave us natures and double battles, Gen 4 has the Physical/Special Split, Gen 5 gave us triple and rotation battles, and Gen 6 has, so far, introduced the Fairy type, Sky Battles and Hoardes.
I repeat myself: THE GAMES ARE NOT OUT YET! So stop panicking. Did the bronies complain when Lauren Faust left the production staff of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (or better yet, when Twilight Sparkle became an alicorn princess)? Yes, but they eventually got over it. Did Star Trek fans complain about the changes made to the franchise in the J.J. Abrams films in 2009 and 2013? Yes, but they got over it. Mega evolutions are no different than those two, you'll complain about them today, but you'll get used to them better later.
And that's all I'm saying really, all I really even need to say for now. Just keep calm and don't go hating Pokemon!
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