Oh yeah, let's suppose Nidoran is also retconned into a single Pokemon, with gender variations. From there, Nidorino and Nidorina evolve the same way.
This is not possible because of the varying base stats and move pools.
Yeah, I realize that, but I'm sure they'd make it work somehow. They could always change gender variations to be more in-depth.
Just a hypothetical that won't happen.
It would also set the entire dex backwards by one, for no reason. It would destroy many current databases
I'm actually in favor of a massively reorganized Pokedex that organizes Pokemon first by type (alphabetically), then by family (base forms, Stage 1, Stage 2) alphabetically. I understand the game logic for the order (discovery order, etc.) but it just looks really messy.
I wouldn't be against changing the level of evolution for some of the late game Gen V Pokemon. Mienfoo, Pawniard, Rufflet, and Vullaby kinda feel doomed to always be late game Pokemon based on how late they evolve.
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