GeekParty's Mandi Odoerfer: "Game Freak’s never been afraid to remove popular features, but I’d assumed that trainer customization was here to stay. To me, the core appeal Pokémon franchise has always been the way it let you build your own adventure. You can power through the game with your starter, or swap out your Pokémon constantly. You can collect gym badges as quickly as possible, or spend days breeding shinies at the Day Care center. Choosing what you were going to wear felt like a natural extension of that."