Especially not this hype season. Like I get complaining about the games is cool, but dammit we're just complaining about a franchise that would be considered completely mediocre if it wasn't for branding power and nostalgia.
It has some well made designs for creatures, characters, and region with some good background plot. After that it's a repetitive garbage mess that has followed the same formula for years. It's like Zelda, but Zelda is actually fun.
And we've been ok with it for years never once considering Pokemon is about the merch and not the games.