-Keep Easy and Challenge Mode, but make both available from the start, no strings attached.
-Return of Vs. Seeker, now with the ability to be used literally anywhere (caves, gyms, other buildings where trainers gather).
-For the love of Arceus
, remove that annoying restriction on nicknames where you can't change them unless the Pokemon's OT is yours. It's extremely annoying if you get one with a stupid name, and even more so when you want to change the nickname of a Pokemon that was transferred from a past gen game, because then you're screwed. I have a Blastoise
that I started out with in FireRed and I thought up a great nickname for it after I transferred it to 4th gen, but now I can't give it that nickname.
-Bring back the ability to plant berries in the main game. I don't care if it's through Berry Pots, through some designated garden area, or throughout the entire region, just as long as it's there in the main game (not just the DW, that's stupid).
-I'm really hoping the Roller Skates don't completely replace the Bike, that'd be stupid. They should make it like a Mach Bike/Acro Bike sort of deal where you can have different vehicles that have different overworld effects (except unlike the Mach and Acro Bikes, you wouldn't have to swap one for the other, just get off one and get on the other). Here's some things they could do:
Bike: Scales cliffs like Acro Bike/Rock Climb
Roller Skates: Glide across crumbling floors like the Mach Bike in RSE
Skateboard (they intended to add this in GSC, actually, so why not?): Jump off ramps
-A new gadget like Pokegear/Pokenav/Poketch. I'm thinking the next one will be based on a tablet computer (like iPad), and when opened, it would fit comfortably in the touch screen and you would use the stylus to control it (kind of like the Poketch). It could have the following apps, maybe more:
-Calendar: now with the ability to write reminders within certain dates (for instance, when a new download event is announced, you can mark when it starts and when it ends so you can better plan for it)
-Day Care Checker
-possibly Vs. Seeker and Vs. Recorder would be integrated into this device
-some sort of communication feature like phone, e-mail, or Xtransceiver. You would only be able to register important characters for important events, though, no pointless calls to say something stupid like "My Rattata
is in the top percentage of Rattatas".
-Video streaming. It would function mainly like the TV, except it could be viewed anywhere. There would be several channels that give you gameplay tips as usual, but it would also have some important uses such as swarms, department store clearance sales, and weather)
-Fix the GTS so it's more fair. They could take the following measure to accomplish this:
-Ban illegal trade requests (you know, the Lv. 9 and under legendaries you see all of the time that can't actually be caught without hacking).
-Clear completed trades from the trade list after the trade is complete. I can't even believe I have to say that, it should be a given.
-Increase the number of results displayed. 7 is too few, especially when the trade lists are cluttered with hacks, illegal trade requests, and noobs who think their Lv. 5 Com Mons are worth a Lv. 100 something (with the possible exception of Magikarp
, since you can catch those easily enough in Nature Preserve). They should make it so it feels more like an actual search engine, the results would be split up into "pages" with about 15-20 per "page".
-Allow the ability to view an offered Pokemon's Summary screen. This would be helpful for people who might be looking at something more specific in a trade offer, like stats, natures, abilities, and movesets. It would also allow you to detect hacks easier, as location data, stats, abilities, and movesets are all telltale signs of whether or not a Pokemon is hacked (for instance, I once got a shiny Rhyperior
off the GTS, only to find its location data said it was caught at the Pokemon League at Lv. 55. Yeah, no).
-In tandem with the ability to detect hacks using the Pokemon's Summary screen, you can also report hacked offers directly to Nintendo so appropriate actions can be taken against the offender (removal of the trade offer, temp bans and permabans from the GTS after a certain number of offenses)
-Bring back the ability to have your Pokemon follow you around like in HGSS (unlikely given what we've seen in the trailer, but still possible if the feature can be turned off in this game).
-As a solution to the "stupid kids are getting lost" excuse for making Unova horribly short and linear, I propose the following new key item, which I am currently calling the Memory Reminder (I literally just made up that name on the spot, I know that's probably a stupid name for it, though). It would function similarly to the Fame Checker from FRLG, except instead of recalling conversation and tidbits of information on important characters (which is a very useless feature), it would recall conversations on certain objectives throughout the game. Whenever you talk to someone that gives you a hint of where you're supposed to go, it would be recorded here, so that if you ever get lost, you can use the Memory Reminder as a hint to get you started in the right direction. In addition, if you need to progress to a new area that you have yet to go there, it can point it out for you on the Map. Let me give an example of how this would work: Let's say you're in BW2 and you made your way to Lentimas Town. When you get here, Professor Juniper asks you to go see Drayden in Opelucid City to inquire about the legendary Dragons. Now, if you weren't paying attention to the conversation or forgot it or something, you'd be able to open up your Memory Reminder, and it would play back your conversation with Professor Juniper so you remember you're supposed to go there. Furthermore, let's say you have no idea where Opelucid City is or how you might get there. It would point out Opelucid City on your map, and you can plan out your route to get there (so you would think to yourself, "Hm, Twist Mountain's closed (assuming you already went there), so the only way forward is to head through Reversal Mountain to Undella Town. From there, it looks like there's a straight path that runs up to Lacunosa Town and eventually to Opelucid City, so let's try that", and see if it pans out. If not, open up the map and try a different route until you find one that works). They could also use this for sidequests, and they would be marked as such so you don't get confused and try to complete a sidequest hoping to continue the main storyline.
-Keep the Key system for Black City/White Forest type situations, that could prove very useful when used on areas that have different appearances and wild Pokemon distributions in the game. For instance, you could get a key for Rt. 4 in BW2, and if you have the key for White 2 Rt. 4 (regardless of what version you're playing), you would have the White 2 version of Rt. 4 with the desert ruins houses, and you would be able to catch Mincinno in the sand, Braviary
on Monday, and Gorebyss
through fishing spots.