7th Gen There's no National Dex

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Palamon

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Generation 7 got rid of the national dex. How did you feel about this?
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Is it needed?

Not many people really complete the entire National. (A statement I feel is going to be disproven on Pokécommunity).
To me, having a National Dex is just a grim reminder of how many Pokemon there are, and how many are very forgetable to me.

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Palamon

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Is it needed?
Well, not really, but. In my opinion, it always just felt weird it was gone in gen 7, lol.
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Kinda irritating, but in hindsight at least they actually bothered to code every Pokemon into the game. I actually wonder if they did this as a trial run for Dexit, to see how much of a negative reaction there would be to the lack of a National Dex. Perhaps the conclusion drawn from this was that people don't care if they can't get every Pokemon in the game, since doing that isn't recognised as anything in Gen VII thanks to this. If so...well, that backfired spectacularly.

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Momoro

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I miss the National Dex. I appreciated that they gave you the challenge of literally completing the slogan "Gotta Catch'em All!"

I loved this in SoulSilver, BW/B2W2, and so on-- I mean, until Generation 7, of course :(
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Although I'm probably just upset because if I catch a certain Unova Pokemon it won't appear in the Pokedex in Generation 7 because it only includes "Alolan Pokemon."

Still salty >:(
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I'm no programmer, but I remember doing a double-take when I managed to transfer in a Koffing to my copy of Sun and saw that its dex entry was just...blank.

Like, not even copy-pasted from a previous generation, which would have honestly been fine with me.

Surely if you can code / copy-paste in entire pokemon, you can do the same for literal lines of text, right...?

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I've never completed the National Dex in any game before, and all the Pokémon from previous games were in Gen 7 anyway so this didn't bother me too much personally. Was only disappointed in Gen 8 when the lack of a National Dex came with certain Pokémon missing from the game entirely.

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i didn't know so guess who tackled the national dex in ultramoon and then found out like. after sword/shield came out that it wasn't even in usum lmfaooooo i didn't finish btw bc i moved on to other projects but like the fact i tackled it and was almost done and i still didn't know is hilarious.
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It made it easy to get the shiny charm lol. Honestly though, I don’t mind that there’s no National Dex.

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