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Old April 25th, 2011, 08:52 AM
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Well I must say first I love Pokemon especialy the games but they are missing somthing that nearly all RPG's have, the option to create you player from scratch, instead everyone who ends up buying and playing a Pokemon game plays as the same person just with a different name. In all my other RPG's Like Dragon Age & Mass Effect I like to make my player look like me, it gives me a sense that, that player is me in the virtual world a virtual "me" if you will, I think it makes the game more fun knowing that that player is what you would be like if you were born into that world :D But as I said I do get a bit tired of turning on my Pokemon game and playing as a player that GameFreak designed and not me, most of the players they design look nothing like me the closest they got to resembleing me was Red in Pokemon FireRed & LeafGreen that's why I love those games so much :D So what do you guys and girls think would you like the option to create your own character at the start of "YOUR" adventure? Would you like GameFreak to put this option in? And do you think we can expect to see this option any time soon? Reply to this thread and give me your thoughts and opinions.


P.S. This would also give us a new shop in the Towns & Citys: a PokeClothes shop (yeah the name needs work).

*Edit: Just added a poll to this post so I can get more of an idea about how many people would like this option, and how many people wouldn't. Thank you all for your comments so far all your opinions are respected and apreciaited.*
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Old April 25th, 2011, 01:55 PM
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I think it'd be nice to have, but not a priority by any means. It'd probably take more work than it's worth, so I doubt it's coming soon. Maybe- MAYBE- we'll soon get a choice between default trainers of a certain gender (e.g. pick Female Design A, B, or C for your character), but even that's a bit of a stretch.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 02:09 PM
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I would actually enjoy the chance to modify your own character, however, only at the start of the game, after that, modifying is not aloud, or at least until some part in the game (5th Gym+ perhaps?)

But I think that they shouldn't put shops in. They can use that space for more valuable things.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 07:45 PM
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Yeah, this'd be nice to have. I'd like to be able to dress up my character - I mean, we can already do it to our Pokemon in those bloody Musicals, so why not player characters?
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Old April 26th, 2011, 02:46 AM
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Trainer customization is one thing I've always wanted for a long time. Too bad it never happened in Gen V, though I would like it in Gen VI.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 03:48 AM
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I'd like that too,but still,we would have to wait longer.It takes a long time to make every single OW sprite of a customized trainer,And as an added time bonus,Maybe they would've given us 500 customization choices,which makes my total estimated time of:
2011-2017.

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Old April 26th, 2011, 03:52 AM
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Its nice and cool to have that feature in future pokemon games but its not that really necessary. If its going to sacrifice some features pokemon already has to offer then no thanks.

but yeah, its really a nice and cool feature. And to add it up, what you made is what others will see in wifi
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Old April 26th, 2011, 04:13 AM
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It's not an incredibly hard thing to do. I imagine once Game Freak makes the switch to 3D polygonal graphics in-game it'd be much easier to render numerous clothing/hair/etc styles and apply them to a character model instead of drawing numerous sprite pieces, or even just allowing selection between multiple character models.

If Genius Sonority can do it in PBR there's no excuse for Game Freak not to do the same.
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I'm not incredibly fussed. It'd be a novelty I guess, but I don't see it really affecting the game.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 01:26 PM
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I'd love having this option in the games, I think it would be awesome. They should have done it already D:
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Old April 26th, 2011, 01:53 PM
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Won't happen on the hand held games ever. Best chance is it happening on a COl/XD type of game in the future.
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^How can you know it won't happen? You're probably not a Game Freak developper.

I would love it. I always spend a lot of time customizing my characters in other games and find it super fun. I would also enjoy those PokeShops a lot. I'd change my clothes depending on the weather and the game location . Obviously, I'd mostly wear a Team Rocket uniform.
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It could be called PokeStyle....
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Why not just limit the character customisation to wifi activities only? That way the devs do not need to do so much programming...
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Old April 26th, 2011, 05:08 PM
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^How can you know it won't happen? You're probably not a Game Freak developper.

I would love it. I always spend a lot of time customizing my characters in other games and find it super fun. I would also enjoy those PokeShops a lot. I'd change my clothes depending on the weather and the game location . Obviously, I'd mostly wear a Team Rocket uniform.
Yes I completely agree, if you took customization out of RPG's they wouldn't be the same, so why deos Pokemon not have this option, and for all you who say this can't be done why does Dragon Quest 9 Sentinels Of The Stary Skys have a cuztimization option, that's a handheld DS game and from what I understand it's a much bigger DS game, it has over 500 different options for customization too. Plus with the much more powerfull 3DS out now GameFreak has no excuse for not having this option in the next Pokemon Title.
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Won't happen on the hand held games ever. Best chance is it happening on a COl/XD type of game in the future.
Reasoning?

I wouldn't mind something like this, though I'd probably stick with something generic. I'm not a person who would care too much about how my in-game avatar looks but I don't see any downsides to including something like this, I guess.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 05:11 PM
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Giving character customization would ruin the idea of the Characters in Pokemon's main games. If they ever do it, it will only be for online stuff. They will never do it for the main game. They would've already done it by now if they wanted to.
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It could be called PokeStyle....

Why diddn't I think of that lol, great name :D


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Trainer customization is one thing I've always wanted for a long time. Too bad it never happened in Gen V, though I would like it in Gen VI.

If they happen I would like the option in the R/S/E Remakes, mainly because I wasn't a big fan of Brendan (The main Male character).
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The only reason we haven't seen it in the handheld games so far is because of the extra space all the unused sprite pieces would take up once you've created your character. XD

With the rise of the 3DS though, the next generation of Pokemon games can and likely will utilize one polygonal model for each character/NPC where older games had two sets of sprites (one overworld and one battle screen). You'd save space and make it easier to render everything, including a custom player model. :D
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Old April 26th, 2011, 06:50 PM
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I honestly have wondered why they haven't implemented this into the newer games so far, especially with the rise in Online activity.
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I can accept this somehow, but only for the clothes not the core design of the character itself like face, hairs, or something like that.
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Old April 27th, 2011, 08:21 AM
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The only reason we haven't seen it in the handheld games so far is because of the extra space all the unused sprite pieces would take up once you've created your character. XD
Oh man I'm sure that storing all those tiny sprites would fill up the 50 megabytes of free space on each cart of Black and White.

Although really while we're still representing the character as a tiny sprite it's almost pointless to introduce a customisation aspect that'd be so difficult to make out.
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I've been an advocate of this for so long... though the point has been brought up that most of your customizations would be hidden by the tiny size of your overworld sprite.

Still, if I want to travel the Pokemon world wearing a frilly floral white Sunday dress, I should be able to do that.
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