I don't made the thread witht he intention of complaining, but more with the intention of sharing info with you.
Pokemon X and Pokemon Y has released and it we only have 69 pokemon in the dex, something that for me it's not normal to any of us.
But what gives me the attention is the complete lack of legendaries (only X, Y and Z), the lack of end-game pokemon and the lack of evolutions except Nymphia.
I think that there's more than one cause, I try to explain them:
1.They have to design all the 3DS from stratch. From zero. In Gen V the design was used from Gen IV. In Gen IV, even though the sprite has to be done from stratch, there can use Gen II as a base. The 3DS is so different from another consoles and the changes has been very big with all of 3DS who has taken a lot of time to Game Freak. This is the main reason of lack of newPokemon.
2.Mega Evolution: We have to made all the Megas who have a big part int he game (which means that was not developed late). This means that they have to spent a lot of time in previous pokemon.
3.Having one year to make the game. This is compensates from the lack of re-makes but this is really means that the games has less tiem than DP to make all the pokemon.
4.The worldwide release. Before, they can delete things in July with no problem; the game was only made for them and then sent to other countries to translate. now the game has to be made in advance to any othe rlanguage to translate. It's true that the step Jap > Eng > Esp/Ita/Fra/Deu/ was dropped in Gen V. This take more time to GameFreak and Nintendo, specially in the case of my country because:
4B. The effects of the European crisis in the development of the games. Specially in some country. This mades that Game Freak have to know that not all games has the medium that Game Freak desired to translate the game.
5. The lack of transfering between Gen V and Gen VI. Pokemon Bank was developed as a emergency solution (this is why is not released when the game like usual) to transfger pokemon. Why Kalos have 450 pokemon in the dex? For this.
6. Many common pokemon has to obteined from large chains of Pokemon from really old version. There's a difference between transferring between B2/W2 than being from Platinum. First and all, the DS is old (it was when Black 2 and White 2 but it was made a exception because the reason above). Second, right now the 3DS can't be hacked and the Pokemon Bank stops hacked pokemon from transferring. Having a lot of common early pokemon early is to encourage younger fans to not depend of trnsferring to get them. Particularly importasnt cases are the Kanto Satarters and some species like Pikachu.
Discuss this, but please. that this is not a thread to bash GameFreak's decisions, but to agree or disagree on them.
For this reason, those are the things that can be deleted because "the lack of time":
-Around 40 pokemon, some of them are new pokemon and others. Around 7-10 new families, allt he legendaries except Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde 8the two announced and the third needed for 3rd version). And every evolution of old families not named Sylveon.(and this is because when the decision could have been made, the Eevee short was confirmed with Sylveon in it; they could be even released!).
Species that can lose medium stages: Pancham family, Helioptile family, Noivern family.
Species whose Megas could be from evolutions: Houndoom, Mawile, Manectric, Banette, Absol.
Other suspecting families: Dunsparce (specially), Farfetch'd, Volbeat/Ilumise, Luvdisc, Qwilfish, Sableye, Chatot (specially).
-Lack of any sidequest. Who was a first since FR/LG. Contests, Musicals, etc. Very rare that a long game don't have any sideuqest to do outside of training. Masuda said that'0s a lot of mini-games but it was false.
-Lack of post-game areas which is a first since 3rd Gen. Very rare to not have areas post-game. They also had areas hidden for post-game that aren't used actually. Which it was weird.
There could be more but those 3 are the more notable.
You can said: delaying the game one year; but there's a factor to take: The 3DS has been out for more than 2 years, and Nintendo needs a game for showcase in 2013. And for allt he places, not only in Japan.