The Focus of Pokemon Games

The Pokémon franchise has captivated audiences worldwide from generation to generation. But what is it about Pokémon that has captivated the people for all these years? Is it the characters within the game, the story plot, the setting, or the phrase "gotta catch ’em all"? Each Pokémon game consisted on having a focus ( a representation on what the game is about). Analyze each game of Pokémon and discuss what these games are talking about.

  • Interesting topic! Perhaps it's the desire for young people (or anyone of any age, really) to travel and adventure. I know more than a handful of people with wanderlust. And to top it all off, there's success as a champion at the end. – ChristinaGilbert 6 years ago
  • I would also consider how Game Freak balances the popular appeal of Pokemon with the international competitive battling community. They need to have cute and cool Pokemon that are fun to use in the story, and they also need to energize and maintain a diverse meta-game. – bshoalz 6 years ago
  • Maybe a large part of the charm of the games comes from the manga and animation. – yigu8115 5 years ago
  • Pokemon is always an interesting topic to tackle. I'd say, when attempting to answer the question of why Pokemon has such a massive appeal, you will need to take pretty much everything you can think of into consideration. Not just the games themselves and their stories, but the art styles they incorporate, the human desire for collecting and completion, and of course Pokemon as a franchise, and how it has been marketed throughout the years. – Yanni 5 years ago

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