For Pokémon players, it’s not just about catching them all, but about the journey, the friends you’ve made along the way, and how you reached the goal of becoming the Champion. This has always been the case since the first Generation games were launched in 1996.
However, some trainers believe that some of the Pokémon games had a rather bittersweet ending, and here are the reasons that made them think so. It was posted on the Pokémon subreddit by the user ‘frzvader3559,’ and immediately sparked a debate.
The author also stated his reason for believing that the Hoenn remakes were the games that made him the saddest:
*”I was recently replaying Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and when I finally beat the game, I just felt a kind of complex sadness after beating May, as if I was never going to battle her again. And the nostalgia of playing this when I was really young hit me differently than it did back then.
Signup for our newsletter to receive the latest esports and gaming news, and more. Most players also agree that Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are the most heart-wrenching games in the entire franchise, but some believe that the recent games from Generation 9 are also quite high in the ranking of dark emotions.
One player said:
*”I really felt bad for Arven at the end of Violet. Just dark.
“* While another added: *“I often see this opinion, but I think people miss the point. Things WERE dark for Arven, and he felt alone all this time, but now he finally has friends to travel with.
I think that’s a much more optimistic ending for him.”*
On the other hand, a Reddit user named ‘itrashcannot’ complained that the game doesn’t even allow you to pat Arven’s head:
*”The game didn’t even give us the option to hug him or say encouraging words. Let me comfort my boy.
Surprisingly, the Hoenn games and the Paldea games are the saddest for fans. But fortunately for Arven and company, things improve during the Mochi Mayhem epilogue.
And trainers also enjoy their journey at the Myrtle Academy, so there’s no reason to be sad.