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Why doesn't gen 4 to 6 have the option to trade backwards to gen 3 to 5?

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3 years ago#1
Imagine the RSE metagame with Drizzle Politoed? How awesome would that be?
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3 years ago#2
Well it always tells me when i try that "these Pokemon don't exist" in the previous games .
Maybe you should worry less about the tides, who've already made up their mind about killing you, and worry more about me, who's still mulling it over -Azula-
3 years ago#3
Easy: because they weren't coded for it.
As an example, Politoed was modified to have a 3rd ability (called "hidden") in Gen.V onwards, and since it doesn't have it in past generations, it would create quite a lot of problems.
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