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I played one of the GBA games and it was on where pikachu could follow you around instead of staying in a poke ball. I'm wondering if anyone knows why another game like that was created.

Pokemon follow you around in HeartGold and SoulSilver. I miss that feature.

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Just to confirm, this might be an opinion-related topic, and I don't think they are allowed here. I'm not sure if it's considered that though.

Anyhow, I think they deleted it because the next games (Black and White) would unveil more Pokemon than any other generation Pokemon. I don't think they wan't to create another 160 overworld Pokemon sprites.

But yes, I enjoyed that feature very well. But I don't think we'll be seeing it any time soon, with just over 700 Pokemon I don't think they'll be interested in doing that feature again. :(