Hey there guys. Been currently playing a lot of Pokemon Black 2, and have really enjoyed it. I've read/watched reviews for the new installments, and they seem to agree. However, I was watching one review, and one of the hosts said something that really got me thinking.
He said that he thought that the Pokemon franchise needed something new to freshen up the experience of raising your Pokemon, perhaps even adding a new way to level up your Pokemon besides battling other Pokemon.
Now wouldn't that be interesting? Recently, the Pokemon Audino has become the perfect grinding Pokemon, but I just felt bad about hunting down the poor things just to level up my Pokemon quicker. The idea of adding a new way to level up Pokemon did strike my interest.
One idea I thought of could be that they made a training organization, where the Pokemon practice moves on mannequins/boards/fighting dummies/etc or just exercise. However, the problem with the sparring mechanic would be that it would be too much like ordinary Pokemon battles, and would become as quickly stale. Plus, the exercise idea could be too minigame-ish, and if it was to work, the style of the exercise would have to be enjoyable and compelling enough to do it again and again.
So, what do you guys think? Should Pokemon introduce a new way to level up Pokemon, or should they just stick to what they know?