Pokémon Sword and Shield seem to be doing some interesting things with a lot of additions and tweaks, but there is one detail related to the RPG duo that has been at the center of a lot of controversy. Game Freak has stuck with its decision not to have a National Dex in the games, and while this is something they say is long overdue, it still arouses the dissatisfaction (to say the least) of a section. from Pokemon community.

And given that they think it was inevitable, it’s no surprise that this is something that is going to be a trending trend for the series going forward. Speaking to Inside Gamer recently (via Nintendo Everything), producer Juichi Masuda reiterated that Game Freak has no plans to add the missing Pokémon to Sword and shield, and that a cut Pokedex is something we will see in the future Pokemon games too.

“We currently have no plans to make the missing Pokémon from the Galar Pokedex available in the game,” Masuda said. “This is an approach that we wish to pursue in the future. Pokemon Games. Until now, it was not possible to meet all the Pokémon in every game, so people had to transfer them from the old games to the new game, using Pokémon Bank, for example.”

“The Home Pokémon The app is currently in development, in which players can collect their various Pokémon, and only Pokémon in the Galar Pokedex can be transferred from there to Sword and shield, “he continued.” But the way you play isn’t actually much different from before with Pokémon Bank: So far, you have always only been able to meet Pokémon from a certain region.

“We encourage people to use Home Pokémon to retrieve their Pokémon from old games. From there, maybe they could take them to other games in the future. So take good care of your old Pokémon, as you may be able to travel with them in the future.

Pokémon Sword and Shield release November 15 for the Switch. Be sure to check out its meaty trailer, as well as its latest trailer that was recently released before launch.