With the reveal of Pokemon Sword and Shield, I got to thinking- "Okay, this looks like a solid meh. What would make me really excited for a Pokemon game?" And this thread was born. Here, you can post your best ideas for a new Pokemon game, whether it be main line or side. Perhaps a spin-off of Pokemon Snap, or Battle Revolution. Whatever you want. I'll start (y'know, cuz I'm making the thread). For a main series Pokemon game, I would love a region based around South America. A thick, lush jungle belt across the middle of the region. A big city (ahem Rio de Janeiro) to the north of the jungle, and other, smaller cities and towns scattered throughout the rest of the region. At the southern part of the region would be salt flats and mountains, while the north would be somewhat plain. The north would, of course, where your journey begins. It's an average sized city, based off of Quito, Ecuador. You'd have your three starters to choose from: Grass-Type Coati Pokemon. Start and small and springy. It would evolve to be more lean, with vegetation growing around its paws. Its tail would grow long enough for combat. Its final form would be Grass/Fighting Fire-Type Sloth Pokemon. No, it wouldn't grow into a wild King Kong. It grow to be even fatter. It wouldn't be very agile, more of an immobile turret, slinging fire everywhere. Final form would be pure Fire. Maybe a little Dark. Water-Type Iguana Pokemon. It can start out somewhat small, and evolve into a massive beast with a large throat to hold water. Think the Great Jagras from Monster Hunter World. Final form would be Water/Poison. From your hometown, you would set off on your journey, get badges, yada yada. Other Pokemon around the region could be based off of rainforest animals. And lots of primates. One idea I had was for a treefrog Pokemon that's first form is bland, beige frog. Then, it acts almost like an Eevee, having multiple forms, in different colors and types, depending on what you use to evolve it. This is because treefrogs come in so. Many. Colors. Idk, I thought it was neat. Now we get to the real meat and potatoes of this. The reason I created this thread. Game mechanics. This game would have an almost-but-not-quite top down view. Think of it like Sun and Moon. The kind of slanted perspective. Everything controls the same- except you can press both triggers at once to JUMP. This is because in the latter half of the game, there will be some platforming. Very basic stuff. Climbing trees and scaling cliffs. It can be like from Uncharted. There's hand-holding, but it still feels cool. Now, we look at Pokemon Battles. Wild encounters and normal trainer battles can work the same as they always have, but battles with Gym Leaders, Elite 4 Members, the Champion, or other players will work like you're playing Pokken Tournament. A more intense, hands-on battling. Because the turn based combat seems to be going out of style, at least in my opinion. For the third feature, we need to go back to the beginning. Before you start playing, you have the option to play Multiplayer, or Solo. If you choose Multiplayer, you can then choose Private or Public. If you choose Private, you are given a code to give to two friends with a copy of the game. You then all link up, and play together. You can travel the region together, or just race to the Elite 4 (in Rio). It's up to you! Public does the same, but against strangers. And that's it. It's a bit much to ask, even from the Switch's software. Perhaps this South America region would have zero returning Pokemon, so developers wouldn't have to input all those Pokemon into a Pokken-style battler. In the end, it's not up to me. These are just hopes.