Submitted by Crazyreyn 749d ago | news

Pokemon X and Y won't receive online patches to rebalance moves, types

Pokemon X and Y won't be given patches with balance updates, Game Freak has said.

Game director Junichi Masuda explained that although imbalances "could happen", as with previous entries in the series, he believes the team has "got it right" this time.

"We don't really plan to release any kind of updates to change the balance," he told Digital Spy.

"Of course, we think we have it perfect this time, but thought that before and depending on certain move combinations.

"For example, at points a lot of people used the Metal Grass Pokemon because they were so strong - and everyone is using that Pokemon.

"Something like that could happen, and we think we have it perfect, and we don't plan to release any kind of balance changes."

He added: "We spent a lot of time working on getting this balance right, but of course we're not going to be able to know everything's perfect until the games are in players' hands and they're coming up with new strategics and combo." (3DS, Pokemon X and Y)

RmanX1000  +   749d ago
I trust Game Freak a lot more than Capcom in regards to balancing.
Jirachi  +   749d ago
I do like they are changing balancing issues but they kinda nerfed Jirachi all to hell by giving it 4 weakness instead of two.
i wouldn't mind if this meant i could use jirachi in battle subway but nintendo considers it a forbiden pokemon it should be a lot more useful...
crxss  +   748d ago
Nintendo and balance patches (or even patches in general)?! LAWL @ the idea.
KonsoruMasuta  +   748d ago
Nintendo uses patches but rarely. They don't send out games half done an rushed so they really don't need to patch a lot.
crxss  +   748d ago
True. But when a game's broken, they're like, whatev
EcoSos3  +   748d ago
No they don't go whatever they did patch Mario kart 7 and Metrio other M, so go troll somewhere else.
crxss  +   748d ago
seriously compare nintendo patches vs microsoft or sony... it's not even close
TekoIie  +   748d ago
"seriously compare nintendo patches vs microsoft or sony... it's not even close"

To be honest thats a good thing. Not sure why your spinning it as bad when we have games like AC3 which were riddled with bugs at launch.
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Misaka_x_Touma  +   748d ago
They patched
Zelda Skyward Sword save glitch and that was Wii
the so called " not online system that can't do DLC, patches or demos."
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Bhuahahaha  +   748d ago
good just like the good 'ol days of gaming
SoulSercher620  +   748d ago
I never thought Pokemon was an unbalanced game so I'm not surprised.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   748d ago
That will only happen when new forms comes in.
Ripsta7th  +   748d ago
Good! If they balanced it every month your team would suffer,having to change teams

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