June 30, 2019 12:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Pokémon Company have shared on the official Pokémon website a statement from Junichi Masuda, the producer of Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield. Masuda appreciates the love and passion that fans have for the Pokémon games but just because not all Pokémon will be available in Sword/Shield, it doesn’t mean they won’t return in future games.

The statement was made after recent backlash from fans after it was revealed that not all Pokémon can be transferred over to Pokémon Sword/Shield using the Pokémon Home app. We have the statement from Junichi Masuda below as presented on the official Pokémon website. The English translation is directly underneath the original Japanese statement.

A Message for Pokémon Video Game Fans

Please see below for a message from Mr. Junichi Masuda of GAME FREAK, the producer of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

ファンのみなさん、いつもポケモンを大切に思ってくれて、本当にありがとうございます。先日、「ポケットモンスター ソード・シールド」に一部のポケモンを連れて行けないことを発表しました。みなさんの様々なメッセージや意見を読み、みなさんのポケモンに対する愛を、改めて深く感じました。

みなさんと同じように、私たちもポケモンに対する愛を持っています。みなさんと同じようにポケモン1匹1匹はとても大切だと考えています。私自身はずっと「ポケットモンスターシリーズ」の開発を行ってきましたので、本当に難しい決断でした。改めて伝えたいと思いますが、ソード・シールドに登場しなかったポケモンがいるとしても、その先のソフトに今後も登場しないわけではありません。

ポケモンの世界は今後も広がっていきます。ガラル地方には、初めて出会うポケモン、見知らぬトレーナーとのバトル、そして新しい冒険が待っています。みなさんに喜んでいただけるよう、心を込めて制作に取り組んでいますので、楽しみにお待ちいただければと思います。

2019.6.28 増田順一

Thank you to all of our fans for caring so deeply about Pokémon. Recently, I shared the news that some Pokémon cannot be transferred to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. I’ve read all your comments and appreciate your love and passion for Pokémon.

Just like all of you, we are passionate about Pokémon and each and every one of them is very important to us. After so many years of developing the Pokémon video games, this was a very difficult decision for me. I’d like to make one thing clear: even if a specific Pokémon is not available in Pokémon Swordand Pokémon Shield, that does not mean it will not appear in future games.

The world of Pokémon continues to evolve. The Galar region offers new Pokémon to encounter, Trainers to battle, and adventures to embark on. We are pouring our hearts into these games, and we hope you will look forward to joining us on this new journey.

June 28, 2019

Junichi Masuda

Source: Pokemon.com

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