Keeping an Eye on the Game
It’s been more than eight months since Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launched, and players have had a lot of time to train and battle with the new games. The gaming community tends to notice which Pokémon and moves are the most popular so serious players can prepare for their next competition. The people who make the Pokémon games take a lot of interest in that, too, especially the creative and winning ways that players have approached the games. The developers examine balance, Pokémon team composition, and general battling trends.
Two of the most interested developers are GAME FREAK Director Junichi Masuda and Battle Director Shigeki Morimoto. Mr. Masuda has been central to Pokémon game development since Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. He has been deeply involved in many parts of the games, aiding in the creation of the game scenario and audio as well as managing the development staff as the game director. Mr. Morimoto is the battle director of the Pokémon series. This means he works to keep the balance in Pokémon battles, deciding the stats and moves of the many Pokémon that appear in these games. He is famous not only for his work in the series’ development, but also as a truly skilled Trainer.
Read on to find out what they think of the way people have been training and battling since the launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, as well as their advice for how to get involved in competitive play.
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