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Let's Go PikaVee Interview with Masuda: Pokemon Let’s GO is (probably) the last Mainline Pokemon Game he will direct

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    Masuda and Kensaku Nabana (game environment designer) talked to the official Pokémon website about the the Let's Go games and Masuda told the site that the Let's Go games are the last mainline Pokémon RPGs that he will direct because he wants the younger generation at GAME FREAK take over the development of Pokémon as a series.
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    If there is anything I'm looking forward to in these games is the new Pokemon animations. I was fascinated to read that they observed the movement of rabbits for nidoran's animation. I suppose they looked at frogs and toads for that shocking venusaur hopping movement.
    I wonder if the behavior of these Pokemon were always in the creators' minds.
    Maybe they just made up these for Let's Go.

    Masuda's ideal Pokemon game is really "pastel," if you what I mean.
    Nothing is really stimulating. Everything is supposed to be okay for everyone.
    Now that I think about it, XY were pretty pastel as well. Figuratively and literally.
    I think it's a good time for him to step down from the director position.
    If Masuda is the "basic" version, the younger directors can add a bit of personality to the future Pokemon games.

    Masuda's idea of the average household in the present day is a bit off.
    Kids who missed out on Pokemon GO are somehow able to own a switch.
    Masuda imagines a child playing Let's Go on the Switch in a peaceful living room where his/her mother is slicing apples for the family.
    I'm imagining a hardcore gamer in the US who lives alone, sitting of a couch, playing Let's GO sipping on a can of beer.
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    The overworld animation (the Pokémon that follow you) were found in SM... yes, even that "shocking Venusaur hopping movement" so... maybe they wanted to add the following animation for USUM but changed idea (Hau has a starter that follows him) and used those animations for Let's Go (or this is what I think...)
    Walking animation:

    Running animation:

    (on YouTube you can find more videos with other Pokémon)

    Look at the SM/USUM/Let's Go videos... I don't think everything is that "magic" like in the videos... :suspect:
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    Oh yeah I remember these!
    I loved how Kommo-O walks on its fists XD
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    Were there any games that you liked that weren't directed by Masuda?

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