This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Game Freak cut out a lot of bad middle evolutions to get 70 pokes

#1NuclearSnowConePosted 10/7/2013 4:41:43 PM
If you look at the leaked pokedex, you'll notice the overwhelming majority of the evolutionary lines are two stages. It's clear to me at least, that they are just slimming down on unnecessary c***. Honestly, does anyone care about the middle evos? Does Pangoro really need need a middle evo? Clawitzer? Avalugg? All these pokemon have competitive stats, so I'm not really seeing any loss.

There are 18 two stage lines in X/Y. If you stick a middle pokemon in the lines you have 90 new pokemon total. However, I applaud GF for trimming the fat.
#2javel34Posted 10/7/2013 4:44:09 PM
Did you censor crap?
Black 2 FC: 3569 1730 6208 She would return every so often. Her lips tasted like tragedy, but he could never forget her. How could he when she was always near?
#3The_Sol_BladerPosted 10/7/2013 4:45:34 PM
I liked that too to be honest
R - Official Matador of the Shin Megami Tensei IV board - Rose_Mage's loving husband
#4NuclearSnowCone(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2013 4:45:59 PM
Just following the forum rules
#5d_charizardPosted 10/7/2013 4:46:45 PM
I expected Clauncher and Skrelp to only have 1 evolution from the start. It's usually (Honedge, I hate you) pretty easy to tell how many stages a family will have. Honedge and Fletchling's lines were the only real surprises IMO. (Fletchinder kinda came out of nowhere, lol.)
#6NuclearSnowCone(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2013 4:48:19 PM
Yeah I honestly thought Honedge was gonna be a non evolving poke.
#7CyberCerberusPosted 10/7/2013 4:49:50 PM
TC, you are right on the money.
XBL Gamertag: Gallywag
I love Gamefaqs' mods.
#8Kromlech06Posted 10/7/2013 4:50:59 PM
Heliolisk screams middle stage.

Doesn't get an evo.
3DS FC: 2277-6801-3957
#9JagusPosted 10/7/2013 4:51:26 PM
Actually, you're wrong, TC. If you look at the number of unique families in X/Y, there are only 39.

Every other gen is way above that number.

Any way you wanna slice it, GameFreak copped this time.
No, marriage is about love. It fails because people think love can be reduced to a feeling. - On the Edge
#10d_charizardPosted 10/7/2013 4:51:29 PM
Yeah, I expected Honedge to be standalone, then expected Doublade to not evolve. >.>