One of many first questions a Pokémon fan asks when a brand new pair of video games is introduced is “Are my favourite ‘mons going to make the lower this time?” Whereas a lot of the mainline RPGs have allowed gamers to commerce their mates from one sport to a different, that’s develop into a way more contentious factor since Recreation Freak did away with the Nationwide Dex in Pokémon Sword and Protect.
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So now, as a substitute of figuring out that your fave will be a part of you in your journey to Pokémon League champion, it’s a official query. It’s why I, regardless of avoiding story spoilers, have a tendency to have a look at Pokédex leaks forward of time to see what number of of my journey or dies make it to the brand new sport. It is because even the preferred Pokémon aren’t at all times assured a seat on the desk in every area. The truth is, solely three Pokémon have been in not less than one model of each sport, and it’s most likely not who you suppose it’s.
I can’t cease serious about what Pokemon can be found in every sport after seeing a TikTok from person @ogio_go on the topic. Whereas their video does have the caveat of discussing Pokémon you’ll be able to “catch” within the video games (as in ones which can be out within the wild and obtained by way of battle, somewhat than a particular occasion or sidequest), it does level out that Pikachu, the face of the multibillion-dollar franchise isn’t obtainable in each sport and not using a commerce or occasion.
The explanation the little yellow man isn’t obtainable in each mainline sport is the explanation plenty of Technology I Pokémon can’t declare the title of Pokémon Featured In Each Mainline Recreation: 2010’s Black and White. Whereas the Technology V video games are fairly beloved in hindsight, there was controversy at launch as a result of the video games have been totally made up of brand-new Pokémon, with older ones solely obtainable by way of buying and selling from earlier video games. Pikachu was obtainable by way of occasions, however so far as having the ability to discover one within the wild? Black and White dedicated to the bit and Pikachu wasn’t a part of the principle sport.
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So if the headlining star of the franchise couldn’t make it into each sport, who did? Nicely, for a bit, there was just one Pokémon who may declare that title: Magikarp. Whereas most Technology I Pokémon needed to sit on the bench for Black and White, Magikarp is obtainable by way of a salesman on Marvelous Bridge. Although you wouldn’t have the ability to attain the bridge till you beat the sport (they actually wished you to play with the less-than-stellar Gen V Pokémon), Magikarp and by extension, its evolution Gyarados, can be found within the Unova area, making it the one Pokémon you will get in not less than considered one of every mainline pair of video games.
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Magikarp is a particular case in Black and White, however there have been truly two different Kanto area Pokémon obtainable in each sport by way of particular or roundabout means—till Sword and Protect. Psyduck and its evolution Golduck are additionally obtainable in Unova. The confused, headache-ridden duck isn’t anyplace within the wild, however Golduck, oddly sufficient, is. You will discover the advanced type in Route 11 or 14, however solely after you’ve accomplished among the late-game battles. To get Psyduck, you’ll must breed it, however technically, sure, Psyduck naturally seems in additional video games than Pikachu.
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Whereas Psyduck is a beloved character due to the anime, and can be featured closely within the Detective Pikachu film, the opposite Kanto Pokémon obtainable in each sport is a bit of stranger. No, it’s not some pesky cockroach of a Pokémon like Zubat hiding in each cave, it’s Magnemite, the little steel ball with an eye fixed and magnets connected to its facet. You will discover these guys floating round in White Forest, a White-exclusive location that contains a handful of characters that solely seem relying on what number of days it takes the participant to succeed in the forest. If Scientist Marie has taken up residence at White Forest, Magnemite will spawn in wild Pokémon encounters, which is odd, as a result of the electrical/metal Pokémon is often seen in industrial areas like Energy Crops. However due to this anomaly, Magnemite can be in additional video games than Pikachu.
The irony of Magnemite and Psyduck one way or the other changing into constant figures in each mainline sport is that they nearly misplaced that title when Sword and Protect launched with out the Nationwide Dex. At first, neither Pokémon have been obtainable within the Change video games, however each have been reinstated by DLC packs with the Isle of Armor enlargement, which launched eight months after the bottom video games. This solidified Magnemite and Psyduck alongside Magikarp because the three Pokémon obtainable in not less than one of many mainline video games for all 9 generations whereas the star of all the franchise can’t even declare that. Black and White ruined the little man’s streak and these three weirdos are consuming his lunch. Guess he’ll simply must be content material with the celebrity, fortune, and starring function within the anime.