Pokemon Sword and Shield Aren’t Recycling 3D Models, Game Freak Confirms

Pokemon developer Freak has been battling the ire of fans ever since they announced that Pokemon and Pokemon Shield wouldn't let you put all previous Pokemon in the games' Pokedex. The fallout from that decision sparked another rumor that Game Freak has been using recycled 3D of what older Pokemon will be available in order to cut down on production costs. However, a recent interview with Famitsu, originally reported on by Polygon, surfaced on social media and Reddit, disputing the rumor.

The month-old interview features Game Freak's Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori saying that Game Freak has in fact been creating new for Pokemon from scratch. The pair added that importing all 809 (at the time) previous Pokemon into Pokemon Sun and Moon was difficult.According to Masuda and Ohmori, bringing Pokemon into the Switch's improved 3D graphics (compared to the 3DS titles) would have been considerably more difficult than importing them into another 3DS game.

This decision is personally sad,” Ohmori said, according to Google Translate. “Of course, I wanted to be able to bring all Pokemon if I could do it, but it was also a decision that I had to make some day. In the end, I had no choice but to choose the quality.”

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