This Pokémon Modder Isn’t Angry, They Just Want Their Old Pokémon Back
For decades, Pokémon has enjoyed a robust hacking lol Reddit community, with players scouring for unannounced Pokémon, letting people create wildly unbalanced creatures, and generally letting them screw with the series in unconventional ways. The hacking of a Pokémon game begins immediately, and so it’s not shocking that, only days after Pokémon Sword and Shield were released, people began seeing what they could do. It was also not surprising one of the first major efforts was adding old Pokémon into the game, as evidenced by modder SciresM revealing they’d snuck Omanyte back in, one of many Pokémon that didn’t make the cut.
“I guess we’re leaving it to the modders to finish making the game lol,” said one person.
“You’re doing gods work man,” said another.
Some fans saw SciresM’s work, which used a Omanyte from 2018’s Pokémon Let’s Go, as validation for the unfounded criticism Game Freak was “lazy” for not including all Pokémon from previous generations in Sword and Shield. Others were more sincere, merely disagreeing with Game Freak’s d