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:iconsnivy101:Snivy101 posted a status
Now I really want a Pokemon Game where you can fully explore the region. Every forest, every mountain, every cave, every body of water. No limits on where to explore.

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Frozen-Echo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
After watching that video I posted a status about earlier today, I think anything is possible. Maybe an open world Pokemon game is the "reboot" game we're thinking they may do...
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DeltablankNite Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
Me too, after seeing al the Breath of the Wild stuff..

The problem with making a franchise like Pokémon work as an open world game is that are just too many characters. In my mind if GF would ever want to do something along those lines, they'd have to some grueling decisions to make:

1. Not including every Pokémon. Imagine an open world Pokémon game where instead of simply weakening the Pokémon you want to capture, you had to actually fight it in real time. Each Pokémon would need to behave diferently and be true to their RPG counterparts and that would be an herculean task. How the hell would they make a game with 720++ playable characters and still make them all feel unique compared to each other and true to their original lore and legacy? I believe if that were to happen, they'd had to limit the species of Pokémon available. IMO, even 150 would be too much.

2. Not making the main character a Pokémon Trainer. What I mean by that is that you wouldn't be able to catch every Pokémon you see, or even catch any at all. That way they wouldn't have the trouble of making so many characters playable. But it would still be a really big project, and I don't see Game Freak dedicating so many resources on a game that doesn't let you catch Pokémon, battle and the like.

3. Making the game open world, but still sticking to RPG battles. I'm not a fan of this one. I already feel the effects of the uncanny valley of having a Pokémon that theorethically are incredibly powerful like Legendaries not being able to allow you to cut trees unless you teach them Cut, and other stuff like that. An open world RPG style game would only amplify that feeling.
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good points. It would be quite the project for Gamefreak. 

Of course we could get a better idea as to how plausible it could be when Sun and Moon are released. HM's have been slightly lightened, and fans have been wanting to be rid of them completely. I don't think its the most likely thing, but who knows in the end.
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KojoDew Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would take too long to make a game like that. If every Pok'emon fan is patient enough to wait then why not?
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I don't need it now (my wording makes it surely sound that way), but I think it would be more possible than you think! 

It would depend on a few things though. One of them would obviously be how large the region would be. But I'd only want for there to be forests, caves, crags, rivers, etc. within these previously inaccessible areas, not more towns and what not. Would I expect in now? Not at all. I feel it would definitely be possible on stronger hardware in the future though (it really depends where Gamefreak brings the series next).

Also you have to consider that the Pokemon Company is very ahead with their games. Pokemon X and Y took roughly 3.5 years to complete (making 721 Pokemon models must have taken a huge amount of time). Now however, they have models for 721 of the previous Pokemon and only have to make them for the new Pokemon (with possible model tweaks for future titles). I'm sure within a 3 year span, an entire region could be rendered and programmed.
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Jephed215 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You mean a bit like the Xenoblade or Breath of the Wild kind of theme where almost every place seen in the background is eventually accecible?
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly!
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Jephed215 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'd like to see that too. I'd like to implement that in a RPG Maker Fan game, but that's pretty much to much for RPG Maker XP. So yeah. But hey, Gamefreak seems to be improving so maybe gen 8?
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could see it! I don't really think the 3DS could handle it, but I'm thinking that by that time the Eighth Generation rolls around, Gamefreak will take the franchise to NX and have the freedom to do so.
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Jephed215 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It isn't impossible, 'cause they said the NX would be able to function as a home console, but also as a handheld. At leat that's what I heard. I hope the do. Like SuperKooper1 said Xenoblade would be a great base.
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SuperKooper1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
You have RPG Maker XP? Lucky duck. Also, Xenoblade would be a great base for a Pokemon Free Roam. 100% agree on that.
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Jephed215 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You know you can still get RPG Maker XP right? It's just 25 dollars I believe on their official site, and there are also a couple of other ways to get it for free if you know your way around things. ;)
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SuperKooper1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Student Filmographer
I know. But paying money is the logical way to do things. I'm not logical.
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Jephed215 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Haha. I've been there too. But the crack which I used screwed over my computer time after time, so I thought: "Meh, why am I going through all this crap to save 25 dollars." So after 2 years of working with RPG XP I eventually decided to buy it anyway.
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CharizardMen99 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well...sun and moon xD?
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I think there's going to be a lot of areas to explore in Sun and Moon, so far it doesn't look like you'll be able to explore every single inch of the region. As shown in the E3 Treehouse Demo, there are natural walls and barriers.
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CharizardMen99 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But that barrier in the first route can be something that you can unlock after the festival
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's not the type of barrier I meant. ^^;
I mean natural cliffs, trees, and walls that segment areas.
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CharizardMen99 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh..
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