Game Freak Talks Evolution of Pokemon Designs

Pokemon series developer Game Freak has opened up on the changes to Pokemon over the years, as well as the processes involved in choosing viable Pokemon designs.

During an interview with Game Informer, Pokemon director and producer Junichi Musada explained that people from all aspects of development can have a hand in new Pokemon designs.

“The graphic designers are obviously going to be the ones finalizing the look, but it’s not just the graphic designers who come up with ideas or draw the Pokémon,”.

Masuda went on to clarify that ideas for new Pokemon can come from development teams wanting to utilize new battle moves, writers wanting to work something into the story, or a different source of real world inspiration for the design.

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