Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Why did Pokemon even jump to 3D?

If going back to 2D pokemon games would guarantee the National Dex, would you be fine with it?

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animegaming said:
These days, 3D visuals are cheaper, easier, and quicker to make then 2D sprites. I believed.

That depends a lot of the quality of the model/animation.

Usually cheap 3D is cheaper than very good 2D, but something like Naughty Dog / Santa Monica models/animations must be a lot pricer and harder to make.