If you had the power to mind control Gamefreak employees while they’re brainstorming Pokemon ideas, what would you have them come up with?
Okay, let’s be clear on one thing here; if I had the power to mind-control Game Freak employees at any time at all, I would use it to make them wire all of their company’s money into my US bank account, then high-tail it to Acapulco and never be seen again. Just so that’s clear.
But aside from that, I would probably start by temporarily blocking out all memory of Pikachu and Pikachu’s popularity, because that is the only way I’m ever going to get them to stop making more goddamn cookie-cutter electric rodents. Then I would compel them to spend hours on end staring at Mediaeval European bestiaries. Then again, it’s possible they do that already. It would explain Murkrow startlingly well.