Vs. Game Freak

homebrew drafts.

Created in 1996 by Game Freak founder Satoshi Tajiri, the Pokémon video game franchise has, in the subsequent two decades, grown into the world’s most profitable media franchise, with over US$17 billion in revenue from games alone, and an estimated US$100 million in total revenue. 22 years later, in July of 2019, the Pokémon Company, a holding company jointly owned by Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures (the respective publishers, developers and producers of the series) announced that Sword and Shield, the two newest roleplaying games (RPGs), would be the first to present a revision of the game’s history by not including every available Pokémon in the series, ostensibly due to graphical limitations of the Nintendo Switch hardware,

While fans responded with outrage and, predictably, memes, one wonders how an approach such as that taken by Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda to resolve the issue (by…not really acknowledging it…

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