Do you think they should increase the number of moves a pokemon can use in future games, or do you think four is enough? I personally think having at least six available move slots would make the game much more strategic and enjoyable, but is that only because there’s some unknown consequence to it that I’m just not seeing, or is it just because of hardware limitations?

I’m going to go with a resounding ‘no’ on this one.  The thing about Pokémon is that most of the strategy happens before the battle actually starts, and is largely about how you allocate your resources – you get six slots for Pokémon, each of which has four slots for moves, one for an item and one for an ability.  You have to decide ahead of time what is most important to be prepared for and what you can do without, and spend your resources accordingly.  If you have done so with greater care and foresight than your opponent, you begin the battle at an advantage.  Relaxing the limitation on the number of moves a Pokémon can learn, I think, actually diminishes the game’s strategic elements.

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