E.g. take a closer look at Gogoat's screenshots:
Notice the smoothness of the horns and the thickness of the ridges. Also note a lot more cel outlines in the battle model than overworld. The in-battle model has probably triple the polygon count of the overworld model.
Last edited by Stratelier; 20th May 2013 at 08:59 PM.
In that pic, on the overworld model, there's a red cloth on GoGoat's back that's acting like a saddle for the player.
Maybe it's an item for GoGoat that lets you ride him? Or maybe the GoGoat around Lumiose City are rental and you ride them around like some form of public transport.
It seems to be something akin to rental, or a service, if the pokebeach leaks are to be believed. I rather think it is indeed the case.
I'm pretty sure Gogoat riding is just for Lumiose City, kinda like the Mienfoo in Humilau City, following you only inside the old lady's house.
. . . I wasn't referring to the riding feature, but the polygon count on the models. Ridable Gogoat is clearly a lower-resolution model than in-battle Gogoat, so that it renders more quickly.
I had an idea recently, one I think makes sense but is unlikely. Eliminate HMs, at least as field moves. I realize that (Surf in particular) they have a certain usefulness in battle, but certain Pokemon where it makes sense should inherently be able to chop bushes or be able to fly.
Who's for evolving during battle? :D
Do You Want Mid-Battle Evolutions?
I can't decide though.
Honestly? I kinda hope we never get R/S remakes. Or at least not for a long time.
With FR/LG and HG/SS, those remakes were needed because of the split between Gens II & III. Kanto & Johto were no longer accessible. This isn't the case with Hoenn. It's perfectly reachable by playing the GBA games on a DS.
I'd rather see a 3DS eStore release of the GBA Pokemon games (and make them fully compatible with DS/3DS Pokemon games) with rather than a full out remake of a game we can still theoretically play. I'd prefer to see Game Freak use their resources on future games of Pokemon rather than re-treading previous ground they've already trod. It's reductive.