Only three Pokémon can be caught in each game, but not Pikachu

One of the first questions a Pokemon The fan asks, as two new games are announced, “Will my favorite mons make it this time?” While most mainline RPGs allowed players to trade their friends from one game to another, since Game Freak this has become a much more controversial thing become abolished the national dex In Pokémon sword And Sign.

So instead of knowing that your favorite will accompany you on your way to becoming the champion of the Pokémon League, it’s a valid question. Because of this, while avoiding story spoilers, I do look ahead to the Pokédex leaks to see how many of my rides or cubes will make it into the new game. This is because even the most popular Pokemon aren’t always guaranteed a spot at the table in every region. In fact, at least one version of each game only featured three Pokémon, and it’s probably not what you think it is.

I can’t stop thinking about what Pokemon are available in each game after seeing a TikTok from user @ogio_go on the subject. While her video has the caveat of discussing Pokemon that can be “caught” in the games (e.g., ones that are in the wild and are obtained through combat rather than a special event or side quest), it does point out Note that Pikachu, the face of the multi-billion dollar franchise, isn’t available in every game without a trade or event.

The reason the little yellow dude isn’t available in every mainline game is because many Generation I Pokémon can’t claim the title of Pokémon Featured In Every Mainline Game: 2010’s Black And White. Although Generation V games are fairly popular in hindsight, there was controversy when they launched because the games consisted entirely of brand new Pokémon, and older Pokémon were only available through trading with previous games. Pikachu was available through events, but what about the possibility of finding one in the wild? Black And White committed to the part and Pikachu was not part of the main game.

What a pokemon are available in every main game?

So if the main character of the series couldn’t make it into every game, who could? Well, for a while there was only one Pokémon that could claim that title: Magikarp. Whereas most Generation I Pokemon had to sit on the bench for a long time Black And White, Magikarp is available from a vendor on the Marvelous Bridge. Though you can’t reach the bridge until you’ve beaten the game (they were keen for you to play with the lesser Gen V Pokemon), Magikarp, and with it its evolution Gyarados, is available in the Unova region. So that’s it the only Pokemon you can get in at least one of the main game pairs.

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Magikarp is a special case in Black And Whitebut there were actually two other Kanto-region Pokemon that were obtainable in each game in a special way or in a roundabout way—until sword And Sign. Psyduck and its evolution Golduck are also available in Unova. The confused, headache-stricken duck isn’t anywhere in the wild, but oddly enough, Golduck is. You can find the evolved form in Route 11 or 14, but only after completing some of the late battles. To get Psyduck you have to breed it, but technically, of course, Psyduck appears in more games than Pikachu.

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While Psyduck is a popular character thanks to the anime and also plays an important role in the anime Detective Pikachu In the movie, the other Kanto Pokemon available in each game is a bit weirder. No, it’s not a pesky cockroach of a Pokemon like Zubat hiding in every cave, it’s Magnemite, the little metal ball with one eye and magnets on the side. You can see these guys hanging around in White Forest, a White-exclusive location with a handful of characters that only appear depending on how many days it takes the player to reach the forest. Once the scientist Marie has settled in the White Forest, Magnemite will appear in wild Pokémon encounters, which is strange since the Electric/Steel-type Pokémon is usually seen in industrial areas like power plants. But because of this anomaly, Magnemite also appears in more games than Pikachu.

The irony of Magnemite and Psyduck somehow becoming permanent characters in every main game is that they almost lost that title back then sword And Sign introduced without a national dex. Initially, none of the Pokémon were available in the Switch games, but both have been restored with the DLC packs Isle of Armor Expansion that started eight months after the base games. This cemented Magnemite and Psyduck, alongside Magikarp, as the three Pokemon available in at least one of the main games for all nine generations, while the star of the entire series can’t even claim that. Black And White ruined the little guy’s streak and these three weirdos are eating his lunch. I guess he just has to settle for fame, fortune, etc Main role in the anime.

Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: curtiscrabtree@24ssports.com.

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