- 08 Dec 2022 18:16
Apart from the Ultra Necrozma battle, there aren't many places in the main games where player's would expect to have their whole team faint. Not many blackouts, even for players that aren't top-tier battlers. The main games are quite careful about that. Even when you just got your starter, wild Pokemon would only be around Level 2-3, maybe 4.
Pixelmon, on the other hand, is a game where you can expect to be having your whole team faint a lot. You may even have them faint all the time, especially at lower levels. There are many places where you expect to keep having your team faint, heal up with Revives, and rechallenge. Not only that, but players have other things in this game to worry about besides training their team, and adding a blackout mechanic would punish players for that. So I think it would be a terrible idea.
What if you are in a bad biome for the starter you picked? Like picking a grass starter and ending up in a swamp, forest, or snowy tundra? Picking a Fire starter and ending up in a desert (with those Arena Trap Digletts and Trapinches)? You could be left constantly fainting when all you are trying to do is get out of this biome!
Plus, villages don't always have Poke Marts or Poke Centers. It's not even that rare to have a village missing their mart or center. You can't even reliably get money in the early game due to Trainers being higher level than you or having a lot of Pokemon. And adding a blackout mechanic would make it harder to explore far enough to get loot from structures, so you wouldn't be able to get money as easily from loot.
Plus, what if a Legendary aggros on you before you are Level 70?
Plus, most main game blackouts are avoidable
. You can just not challenge the problematic Trainer or Ultra Necrozma until you are ready. Including this in Pixelmon, however, would result in a lot of unavoidable
blackouts, where a Level 10 Pokemon challenges your Level 5 starter and you can't run. Or getting challenged by an aggressive Legendary if that is possible.
Only opt-in, never opt-out. And only in Survival Mode.