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I feel like alternate forms are GameFreak's way of backpedaling

#1PT_PiranhaPosted 7/18/2013 9:20:28 PM
Like when they came up with Origin Forme Giratina.

"Man, this is a good design for Giratina. Crap, we already used that dinosuar-like design that we just spit out for Diamond and Pearl... Oh I know, we'll give it a new form in Platinum and with no reason to ever switch out!"

Or the Kamis.

"Man, Landorus, Thundurus, and Tornadus aren't really well received... Oh I know! We'll give them new forms and make them wildly different from each other! That'll get them more appreciation!"

Not that there's anything wrong with it or that I'm upset about anything. That's just how I interpret it when they give Pokemon different forms.
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#2PrettyTonyTigerPosted 7/18/2013 9:22:05 PM
"shaymin doesn't look legendary enough..."
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#3PT_Piranha(Topic Creator)Posted 7/18/2013 9:23:26 PM
PrettyTonyTiger posted...
"shaymin doesn't look legendary enough..."


Yeah, forgot about Shaymin. But basically.
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#4CaptainRandom1Posted 7/18/2013 9:37:41 PM
But its a hedgehog that is actually a hedge. How can you get more legendary than that.
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#5FuneralCakePosted 7/18/2013 9:39:04 PM
CaptainRandom1 posted...
But its a hedgehog that is actually a hedge. How can you get more hedgendary than that.


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#6Rad_DudesmanPosted 7/18/2013 9:41:17 PM
FuneralCake posted...
CaptainRandom1 posted...
But its a hedgehog that is actually a hedge. How can you get more hedgendary than that.


fixed


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#7PT_Piranha(Topic Creator)Posted 7/18/2013 9:43:18 PM
FuneralCake posted...
CaptainRandom1 posted...
But its a hedgehog that is actually a hedge. How can you get more hedgendary than that.


fixed


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#8jnetheryPosted 7/18/2013 9:44:30 PM
Formes where there is a type change or different stats are fine. Formes like Resolute Keldeo though? It's just a different sprite...Pointless.
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#9PT_Piranha(Topic Creator)Posted 7/18/2013 10:32:47 PM
Meloetta came with an alternate form from the get-go. If the same principle applies, it means they just couldn't decide which form to give her (it?)
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