>>44081913>>44081913>You'll buy it anyways
I say it because its true (as 17+ million copies proved).
I understand Pokemon will never improve so it's my poor attempt at coping because Pokemon is the biggest waste of a potential a successful IP of its size ever/ And I'm not talking about just the mainline games, I'm talking about the entire franchise.>Getting merchandise outside of imports is obnoxious. Most of the merchandise is of shitty and shoddy quality, and the ones that are halfway decent are either ludicrously expensive or rare.>The anime has become the most milquetoast product ever. I understand that the anime is a 22 minute advertisement, but at least prior to like Sinnoh or whatever they at least pretended they weren't. >spin-offs are all but relegated to mobile and they nearly all have predatory practices or gacha elements>Pokemon barely crosses over with anything because TPC is so draconian on who handles the IP and how they handle it outside of Nintendo/Game Freak/Creatures. Even in Nintendo's very own crossover game franchise, you can see how limited Pokemon is compared to everyone else, even tho they are the second most represented IP in said games.>The manga is a piece of shit because of the limited schedule the mangaka is on so he has no time to actually focus on it. Everytime something could happen, he has to move on to the next tie-in and then may not even come back to the dropped plot point until a whole decade later. Not to mention the piss poor distribution of it too.
The only thing of Pokemon that has a consistent (good) quality to it is the trading card game.