It's no surprise that Pokemon has been a big name since the 90s. There have been countless Pokemon memorabilia throughout the years. Pokemon games were also made which were very popular with the emphasis on monster collecting and battling. With the years gone by there have been many Pokemon games, many more Pokemon introduced but has anything really changed?
For me the obvious answer is no and some people may be fine with that and will say, "don't fix what isn't broken" but it's not to say that Pokemon is "broken" but at this point it seems mundane and unwilling to change. All the newer Pokemon games seem to offer is more of the same but with more Pokemon. Even in X and Y, the game has nice and shiny graphics but it doesn't really offer anything new. I'm not expecting Pokemon to turn into a completely different game but there could at least be some changes, even small ones like offering 6 moves per Pokemon instead of just 4 as it's always been.
It also seems as though the Pokemon look worse with every generation. It's as if they're running out of ideas and it really shows, a garbage bag Pokemon? An ice cream cone? A key chain? Is Pokemon turning into Dragon Warrior or what? Seriously though, with every generation I feel like there's less and less new Pokemon to look forward to. If that weren't enough, the Pokemon in X and Y are really no better either, there are maybe a few that look passable but most don't look very appealing. The starters look okay though nothing spectacular and there are certain other ones that actually look decent like Talonflame or Tyrantrum but a lot of others either look embarrassing, just plain girly or even look like something out of Neopets(yes Amaura, I'm talking about you). As you may know already, there was a new type introduced in X and Y being the fairy type. I honestly don't understand adding this type because most of these fairy types are mostly pink and girly looking. The newest version of Eevee, Slyveon, looks so laughably bad, I'm not even kidding. What the hell were they trying to do with these designs? Were they trying to attract more girls to Pokemon or something? What's even worse is males using Slyveon because "fairy type is so good and overpowered".
Maybe I could forgive all the bad designs if Pokemon actually had interesting gameplay, which it doesn't. In times past you could've said it did though and that's because it was something that felt new and not rehashed over and over. Years ago, I played a game called Dragon Warrior which I started to feel was superior to Pokemon. In that game it played like a normal three party rpg but instead you recruited and bred monsters which made up your team. It was everything I wished Pokemon could be, with cool monsters, a long list of moves per monster and your monsters actually working as a team. In Pokemon, even double and triple battles don't feel as dynamic because there aren't enough moves that support a feature like that, it just always felt that way to me.
I still like Pokemon but I don't know if I'll be buying any more of the games unless some things start to change.