For the longest time, ever since the first pokemon game, players have never had the ability to customize their own character’s design. Now, I don’t know about you, but I actually never had any problems with this.
In the first place, the original games were tiny pixels, so obviously there isn’t much room for customization there. That said, with the recent additions of 3D pokemon games, I think Game Freak made an excellent decision to add character customization to the game, even if it wasn’t really asked for.
The amount of customization that’s present in this game is actually quite diverse, too. There’s plenty of different clothes for your character to wear, all sorts of hats and shoes, and I surprisingly found myself enjoying the heck out of myself customizing my own character.
There’s also this new feature in the latest installment to the game called “league cards”, where you basically pose your own character and decorate it with backgrounds, effects, and frames in the game, and share it with other players. This was also super fun, and I’m not going to lie, making mine was one of the top highlights of my playthrough lol. The character is just too cute!!
To show off some of the differences you can have in characcters, here’s my league card compared to Edy’s. It’s also there to show that I am better than him in design and pokemon.
Overall, although I’m sure no one is going to play pokemon for its character customization, I think many people will find themselves enjoying the dress up parts simply for how easy it is to make a good looking character in the game.