I HATE when people say this.
The models are NOT washed out - the old sprites were just WAY over saturated.
The new color pallet is made to better match the official artwork.
I don't know about the official artwork, but they certainly don't match the anime artwork.
After 5 generations of games and many seasons of anime with the more vibrant colors, you don't just go and change the in-game character models to better match official artwork that is over a decade old. They waited far too late to do it, people had already got used to the darker colors so it was a jarring change for many.Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 20 May 2018