A rambling chat about game balance

In lieu of a Pokémon review (because what even is my life right now, arghghghl; next weekend my students are handing in essays and I have to write an exam for the week after that), here is a message log with a conversation between me and Jim the Editor about game balance in Pokémon (and elsewhere).  This is the kind of thing I might post regularly to a Patreon page, if I ever actually create one?  So, comments would be useful.

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Anonymous asks:

Have you ever thought about running another of those make your own Pokémon projects?

Well, I’ve thought about it, but I’m not exactly short of things that I want to do, and I really don’t think there’s much that I bring to the table in a project like that.  Like, plenty of websites exist, and plenty of people populate them, that specialise in designing Pokémon.  There are also things like Smogon’s Create-a-Pokémon forum for communal efforts, which are run much better than I could hope to.  I’d rather focus on writing my Pokémon reviews and anime commentaries, and finishing that Nuzlocke story, and I have other things in mind for after I tackle generation VII.  It’s a very low priority, put it that way.