Kind of like the GSC Debate/Wishlist thread, where we discuss what we want Game Freak to add to the third installment of Diamond and Pearl, and I guess debate the enevitable "Who's gonna be the 3rd game Mascot"
For the third game, I was hoping that Game Freak would do something about the PC system. I mean we have a touch screen, but it is seldom used on the PC, and it's only real usage is to swap boxes, which one can do easily the traditional way. What I was thinking was that they should add two modes to the PC system; the "traditional mode" where it acts like the current PC, and the "touch mode" where we are able to do everything on the touch screen.
I also think they need to bring back the Item's PC. Eventhough they've given us a well organised bag, it still does not change the fact that our most commonly used pocket, the Item's Pocket is flooded with many many items, which often makes scrolling through to find something near impossible. If they don't want to do this, then perhaps a "Search item" feature should be created where you search the items alphabetically (which I think they should use for the Pokemon PC boxes aswell)
Next up is the return of the Battle Frontier. We've got to admit that more and more people have gotten into the competitive scene thanks to wifi, so why not test them with this? Sure people have saidthat PBR's Poketopia is this generations Frontier, but the Frontier's Battle Styles were much more interesting than anything PBR has shown us. Game Freak could even take a page from the anime and have the Battle Stadiums scattered through out the new Island, where we would have to find them, a true testament to a trainer's determination. Here are some location ideas:
This can stay exactly where it is
Since this tests a persons's Guts (which I guess would be their toughness), a perfect location for this institutions would be somewhere on route 227, the route before Stark Mountain. Because only the toughest Trainers can win in the Battle Arena, having it set up near Stark mountain, where only the touchest of the touch go, is perfect
The relaxing atmosphere of the Battle Palace makes the Resort Area a perfect place to hold this institution.
Can anyone else think of a better place than the desert? Braving the sand storm in order to challenge the Pyramid King!
The Battle Area would be the perfect place for this. Trainers who have just entered and who may not be ready to battle other institutions can test their skills out in the Battle Factory as soon as they reach the island.
Well, since it's matches are tourney style, I find the Survival Area a fitting place to hold this institution. You will need to survive sall those rounds to get to the Dome Ace
There's an island on Route 30 where the Battle Pike could be held. Why that island? Well it's so secluded you'd be lucky to find it!
Now some of you may be thinking that the Frontier should change their symbols, I for one think they should keep it the same. The seven symbols of the Battle Frontier: Ability, Strategy, Guts, Bravery, Spirit, Knowledge, and yes, even Luck are all aspects that a Trainer needs to be successful. Now when I say luck I don't mean haxing them with OHKO moves, but the kind of luck where when two people who are equally matched battles each other, the only difference will be who is luckier. Of course, all these Battle Institutions need a wifi feature ;)
Now onto who I think will be the third game Mascot, although I've always said Giratina, Heatran may actually be a plausable choice. If they do bring back the Battle Frontier, I can actually see them forming a story line with the Frontier, and of course, your latest rival, Buck.