Does that mean that Pokémon is becoming the new Digimon?
Let’s be honest here. You cannot create over seven hundred Pokémon and not expect to make a few Garbodors along the way. Even with a team of designers, I think anyone would find it hard to make every new Pokémon creature an inspiring idea that is not repetitious, but that stand up against its predecessors’ nostalgia.
Here’s an idea. Maybe Nintendo should open up the next generation’s creation to the fans like Capcom used to do with Mega Man via the boss character contests. That way if the Pokémon suck, they can shift the blame.