Leavanny's Pokedex entries talk about making clothing from leaves for small Pokemon and to make warm wrappings for Sewaddle which is pretty "aww" worthy.
Speaking of Pokedex entries, Sewaddle's Black entry says: "Leavanny dress it in clothes they made for it when it hatched. It hides its head in its hood while it is sleeping." Sewaddle in a grass hoodie is also pretty cute.
This happens in the anime, BW018 "Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest!"
. Ash & co. are travelling through Pinwheel Forest where they encounter a rowdy Sewaddle that Ash decides he wants to capture. Shenanigans happen, Ash & co. get lost, but they luck out and end up meeting Burgh who is trying to connect with the Bug Pokemon in the forest. Sewaddle reappears (by dropping down and kicking Ash) and climbs on Burgh's shoulder. Burgh explains the way to bond with a Sewaddle which Ash tries but gets attacked. Next day Ash & co. follow Sewaddle around seeing how its forest life is like and that night, having warmed up to Ash, Sewaddle decides to sleep with him in his sleeping bag. Next day Sewaddle is missing, they discover it was taken by some Patrat because one of their friends is sick and Sewaddle's leafs have healing properties. Sewaddle escapes but gets stuck on a Deerling which panics and starts running around. Burgh heals the sick Patrat, just then Deerling and Sewaddle appear and Sewaddle breaks loose but falls into a river heading toward a waterfall. Ash dives in to save Sewaddle & Burgh sends out Leavanny to pull them out. Sewaddle's hood has been damaged but Burgh's Leavanny whips it up a new one. All's well that ends well and Sewaddle lets Ash capture it.
I was able to find the scene on Youtube where Leavanny makes Sewaddle a new hood, unfortunately its in a AMV (linking to someone's Blog) so audio been replaced by generic electronic music. Since it's an AMV I'll just leave a link for it instead of posting the video here
Also when Ash's Sewaddle fully evolves into a Leavanny the first thing it does is make leaf hoods for Ash & co.'s other Pokemon. I did find a clip of that:
i was hoping humans could have cool appendages like horns or long noses while still being regular humans otherwise. i'm not saying fantastical races per se but was wondering if they could superficially resemble pokemon without being them, clothes notwithstanding.
When it comes to the human characters Pokemon tends to be down-to-earth with them. "Fantastical" elements with characters comes from clothing, hair, and makeup. This is especially true with the player character who is a blank slate your meant to dress up as close to "you" as possible, they are your avatar. Like the craziest thing we got with the player in terms of aesthetic is some of the special clothing options and letting us change our eye color to pretty much any basic color (sadly hair color they keep to natural colors for some reason, even though in the Pokemon world people are born with green, blue, and purple hair). I also don't recall us ever having "Pokemon costume parts", customization is really limited in Pokemon sadly.
And if you're hoping that would change in SV, think again. It's confirmed all clothes will be a school uniform (at least have the school uniform showing underneath it) so I hope you weren't planning on making your character not look like a nerd (this is a joke BTW).
That all said, could be neat giving the player some Pokemon costumes pieces. Maybe let the player where wings of certain Pokemon, have a helmet resembling a Pokemon with a horn of some other head adornment, pants/belt that gives you a tail, gloves and boots, etc.. Maybe give you a Tokusatsu superhero (Super Sentai/Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, etc.) costume based on Pokemon. Would it completely rob any seriousness from a cutscene? Yes. But were you taking the cutscenes seriously in Pokemon? Probably not, not with GF's current storytelling (a good storyteller would also write in a reason for the player to be in "normal" clothes for those cutscenes cause you can't trust the players).
My example would be Marnie's hairdo resembling Grimmsnarl's ear and hair bangs.
Anyone remember Pokemon Gijinka
? (If you need an explanation on how to view the images: first click the number range on the left side (its the national dex numbers), you'll then go to a page that'll have the individual Pokemon listed on the right, just click a number and see the Gijinka; these are the first Pokemon Gijinka I remember seeing, though if you type in "Pokemon Gijinka" in a search engine now you'll get plenty of examples).
The SM Demo led to the entire Pokedex leaking as soon as it dropped because (IIRC) they forgot to remove the Shiny Sprites from the code. They probably decided it was too risky and they couldn't guarantee it wouldn't happen again, so they stopped making demos.
It was the Pokedex sprites, not the shiny sprites, but you mostly got it.
They actually did a pretty good scrub job otherwise, so bit of a big oopsie
Yeah, sadly GF will probably not make any more demos because of that. For GF to do it now is that ahead of time they would need to want to make a demo so that they could put aside a template of the game that's essentially empty of all features but has the basics mechanics and any additional mechanics they'd want. From there they'd just put in the features they'd want to show off, the locations, characters, event flags, scripts, rewards to send to the main game, etc.. Heck, maybe do a Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes thing where the demo is technically a prelude (minus the charging us to play it).
Here's a little thing I like in DPPt that I wish was continued in other games: Dr. Footstep.
It'd be nice if that glimpse into the minds of the developers didn't involve a guy obsessed with Pokemon feet.
said, they pretty much went with the theme of footsteps cause they wanted to be connected to a unique ribbon (and they chose the theme probably for the reason Lemingue
stated... and also because since Gen II they've been giving every Pokemon a footprint and they want you to appreciate it dammit!). They could very easily switch it to a Psychic or Fortune Teller character who reads the mind of your Pokemon and tells you what they're thinking (based on level of Friendship, Nature, and maybe some additional factors).
So of the Youtube channels I keep an eye on, once in a while I'll check in on one cooking one called "Babish Culinary Universe
" (it used to be call "Cooking with Babish" though they then expanded and got a few more chefs to diversify what they make). Originally the idea behind it was Babish would make food that are shown in video games, cartoons, movies, anime, etc.; usually trying to best recreate what is shown though if the results don't come out well he tries to improve it. After expanding Babish videos are focused on making normal dishes and occasionally doing something from movies. It's one of the new chefs he brought in, Alvin, who's now mostly in charge of the pop culture foods, usually from an anime. So, with that said you probably know what this is about, Alvin made a Pokemon-based dish (early this month in fact)!
... Okay, granted, he pretty much just made cream puffs and just used the Poke Puffs flavor for ideas of what flavors they'll be. But hey, still made me hungry, lol!