I created this account last year and I did not realize I haven't introduced myself yet :)
So yeah hi, I'm interested in making a pokemon game so I hope I'll get to release a demo one day or something ^^
Also I'm french so grammar mistakes are incoming :D
Well I've just started using Pokemon Essentials.
I started playing pokemon more than 10 years ago, with pokemon sapphire, and now i find the official pokemon games kinda boring. 5G was very nice in my opinion, but since 6G I just don't enjoy it as much.
Anyway, obviously I'm looking to make a game that would be harder to go through, but I also feel like the official games don't give you enough space. There is generally one path you have to follow with only a few side areas you can explore. I want to make a game full of secret areas, side quests and with a more advanced game design.
Let's imagine a forest. You could take the main path and cross it quickly after a few battles with trainers. You could turn right and go through the deepest areas of the forest to find a secret clearing with rare pokemons, or finally you could turn left to follow a road with many hidden items scattered here and there.
Some official pokemon games try to make something like this but most of the time you never get the feeling of being lost in the wilderness..