As mentioned before, two islands were accessible through events in Emerald, and if the Deoxys event is identical to the one in FR/LG and Emerald, we'll surely be visiting Birth Island again in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. This alone would be a great opportunity to expand on why Deoxys landed within the Sevii archipelago. The Sevii Islands are obviously associated with Kanto much more than with Hoenn at the moment (mostly due to debuting and being visited in FR/LG), but there are still plenty of references to associate it with the latter region upon visiting them. It would be great in my opinion if OR/AS could allow us to delve into their mystery even further.
Last edited by Blazing Charmander; 13th May 2014 at 03:36 PM.
I'm pretty much on the same boat as those who want to see Game Freak expand more on the Seven Isles in ORAS (through a post-game quest). There's just so much potential left to be explored on those collection of islands, and I'd love to see them again, especially if they're willing to include a true storyline event concerning Deoxys' landing on Earth.
While they were an FRLG thing at the time, they were still memorable fixtures of Gen III and clearly had some ties to Houen (the ones with the legendary events even appeared in Emerald). It feels a bit wrong not to include them, in my opinion. The present is always a good time to expand on pre-existing mysteries and lore rather than waiting until more "remakes of remakes" to do so. That's what I feel, at least.
As I wrote a few pages ago, what if Deoxys wasn't the only thing that came with the meteor? It was originally a space virus that underwent a mutation, so it would make sense if the materials of that meteor became Mega Stones due to a similar mutation. Those Mega Stones could be scattered across the Sevii Islands, which would explain the discovery of new Mega Stones that weren't found in XY.
The Pokédex says that Deoxys was originally a virus that underwent a sudden mutation upon exposure to a laser beam. Where did that laser beam come from? Perhaps Deoxys was just a byproduct of an experiment designed to irradiate the meteor with the same kind of light that created the Kalos Mega Stones 3,000 years ago.
I do think there could be more done with the Sevii Islands possibly (more in terms of Pokemon distribution than anything else, though), but this is not the right game to do that. I'd rather see the Sevii Islands in another Kanto game instead.
I think Tanoby Ruins could be fine location for Creation Trio to be catchable at. And of course Cynthia would appear to investigate the place. With Sinnoh starters for player.
I think now's the perfect time to do it, especially since Matsumiya recently confirmed the chronology of the main series Pocket Monsters games. It's not like the fandom has complicated Zelda-esque timeline discussions, so tying the chronology into the Seven Isles appearing in ORAS would be a good first step in making the time placement of games significantly relevant in some respects. Red could at least make an in-text cameo as having been there recently.
I also think Silktree's idea of tying the supposed laser beam that mutated Deoxys with the light that created the Kalos region's Mega Stones would be an interesting idea, and if that were to happen, it would be best done now (Gen VI - the Kalos generation) than later. FRLG referenced Houen, DPPt referenced Jouto (the Red Gyarados iirc), and this would be an awesome way to reference Kalos and create stronger ties between three regions in one go (Kanto + Houen, and Kalos, via the Deoxys event on Birth Isle).
That would certainly make up for how boring it was to find the legendaries in XY. One room caves, ten random encounters = blegh.)
Tanoby Key puzzle to unlock the Unown, but I agree that they should add more puzzles (hopefully non-trivial ones).