I had originally written this as a reply in another thread but rather than it disappearing in that I figure I'll give it a thread here where it can disappear and people can tell me directly why I'm wrong!
Basically we have rumours around that Generation 2 Pokemon will be arriving in Pokemon Go as early as this next week, which has been heralded by some people as all the game needs to "Save" it.
But it always hits me that the Gen 2 Pokemon we have 2 major issues.
1: The Generation 2 Pokemon don't really have that mass market appeal which the original 151 guys did, do the same parents who know Pikachu know things like Hoothoot, Sudowoodo.... Wooper? Xatu? like of all the guys in it there are maybe 3-5 which I think would get recognition by non Pokemon players in
2: This one is far worse in my opinon for the game but Gen 2 has far fewer mon than the original game, Obviously 3 legendary dogs as well as other legendarys taking away from the lower figure of 100 guys in the game.
Here's a full picture of all of the Generation 2 Pokemon which will be added to the Game.
Just a breakdown of the incoming Pokemon we'll get from Gen 2.
Obviously all the starters will be rare as heck, Togepi same, Teddiursa = new Snorlax, 3x legendary dogs, Hitmontop, Tyranitar family, Ho-Oh! and Celibi
So 22 of the new 100 will be Rare to unobtainable.
Then you have the returning Mon in either extra Evolutions or in Baby forms, can't imagine they'll allow the baby forms of rare Pokemon appear very Frequently so the Rare baby Pokemon would be
Pichu, Cleffa, Iggly, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid, Magby
7 equally rare guys there.
And we have the returning Mon's extra Evolutions which basically will not effect the current appearence of these pokemon in the slightest, many of whom are already on the rarest list right now so you can enjoy going out to not see the following guys on the street.
Crowbat (Zubat's are not exactly rare, but still, you wont be seeing a Third evolution in the wild of him, you'll achieve this via evulation of Golbat)
Obviously since Eevees are everywhere the 2 added Eeveelutions will be present but not on the streets just by candy and what ever hoop you jump through for them Day/Night at a guess.
But yeah 11 more guys from Gen2 that effectively will never been seen outside.
So basically 40 of the 100 guys coming in with Gen 2 will not be making an appearence on the street, will the ones who do show up save the game and make it huge again? Hardly in my option. Feel free to say why I'm wrong because there is a minority of "whales" which the game has roped in who'll love the new Gen and why PoGo will remain a money spinner for years regardless of size of player base.
Out of interest on a Forum of Gamers (hard core and otherwise) when you look at that picture of the Gen 2 Pokemon, are they iconic to you guys? As much as the original Pokemon, Starters and Legendarys?
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