Possibly the most popular demand out there in the Pokémon community is the want for a Pokémon game that includes every single main-game region. All 6 of them! However, do people realize that chaos that could ensue on the poor trainers in that game?
Allow me to give you three reasons why a Pokémon game with every single region would just not work.
1. The levels
I think we all remember Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, right?
Johto finally has their own game only to have their trainers be called weak by its in-game trainers in the Kanto region. Remember that you could travel between Johto and Kanto, which was an awesome feature for anyone who got the game. By the end of your journey in Johto, you were coming out with around level 40 to level 50 Pokémon and when you enter Kanto; you’re facing people with level 60+. It was ridiculous.
2. Who’d be the villain?
Before you say, “they would all work together”, let me respond with a quick no.
These guys can’t work with each other for the life of them. Cyrus abandoned (both in the anime and game) his team for some random dimension that probably crumbled all those years ago. Lysandre wasn’t going to spare his own team from basically genocide. Maxie and Archie turn on each other in their respective games. Ghetsis basically does a complete 180 and would probably kill anyone boss that upsets him. Honestly, I think Colress and Giovanni could work together. They’re not insane at all…for the most part. So that leaves us with one question:
Who’s going to be the villain?
Each region has their own respective teams so it’s no doubt that if there were to be another team; they’d be in their respective region causing world destructive mayhem. Not in any other region for no particular reason. Legendaries? They have those in every region. Giovanni is probably the only one who’d go around every region trying to wipe everyone out but unfortunately, that’s only in the anime. I say unfortunately because I would love to wipe the floor with Giovanni in every region.
3. What’s the story and what Pokemon is causing the chaos this time around?
Honestly, as I write this, I’m actually thinking of a possible story but then…what legendary Pokémon’s going to endanger the Pokémon world this time around?
If you say all of them, then I don’t know what to tell you. Unlike in the Hoopa movie, I’m pretty sure that’s impossible. Palkia and Dialga would’ve corrupted space and time by the time you get to Mewtwo while Arceus would’ve already taken out Sinnoh. Giratina would be dragging humans and most likely the boss of whatever gang’s causing trouble down to the Reverse World (AKA the Distortion World) and…well, no one would really live from that.
Especially since, you know, there are certain items that stop certain Pokémon but definitely not one item that would stop them all. You’d basically have to go every single region to calm every single legendary down but that would take forever and the world would’ve already ended by then.
So yeah, if GameFreak really made a Pokémon game with all regions, they could probably just leave us with two from the get go and the rest would be DLC. However, to be completely honest, it would just be ridiculous as to what you’d be facing if they were all there from the start…but maybe (most likely), I’m wrong.
Is there any reason you think a game like that would work? Leave it in the comments below!