Talk:Unused Pokémon design revealed in magazine interview
The reason why there aren't 650?
Could this scrapped Pokémon design be the reason why there are 649 Pokémon, and not an even 650? It's kind of a shame in my opinion. They've gotten away with plenty of controversial Pokémon in the past, even Generation V had some.-- Swagmander 03:05, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
Did it say anywhere in the interview that "Dolly" was planned for Generation V? Because they mentioned the origins of a Generation I Pokemon in the same interview, after all, and besides, I don't think it'd be too hard for them to come up with one more Pokemon to round it out to 650 if they'd really wanted to (but why they didn't is a bit of a mystery to me). Teamrocketspy621 04:49, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
They did say they tried to pace themselves making Gen V. When you consider all the work that is put into each individual Pokémon, (Animated front/backsprite, movepool, stats, type, design, Sugi art, etc.) they might have been like "Ehh; why bother."-- Swagmander 03:19, 11 February 2011 (UTC)