lmao that sumo gamespot interview shows how out of touch the devs are in relation to events
[Masuda]: When it comes to the Pokemon distributions, especially when we give out Pokemon at specific locations or for doing something, we’re not just giving out the Pokemon as a character; we want people to create some kind of memory when they get that Pokemon.
yeah i have a lot of memories of going to GameStop - which totally didn’t pay to be featured for said events - and asking if they have any event cards and them going “no”. yes. those are amazing memories.
It can get very complicated though. If a Pokemon is given out in Japan first, then we need to think about distributing it in other regions, or vice-versa. It’s something we’re always looking at.
That’s bullshit and you know it. Game Freak doesn’t ever think about other regions.
Or… care what the fans outside of Japan want at all, really.
To put it in another way, we always pay attention to the “value” of a Pokemon.
Yes. these events have great value. mostly because you fuckers don’t distribute shit anywhere but japan, and if you do we have a six month delay.
I’d like to remind everyone that while Japan got shiny Xerneas and Yveltal events, North America got… a non shiny Zoroark, not even in a cherish ball.