Fans Think The Pokemon Company Secretly Killed Gogoat
There are a lot of Pokemon. And we mean a lot. As the Pokemon franchise adapts and moves forward into a bright new future, naturally, we're going to have to say farewell to a few critters along the way.
Pushing 1000 Pokemon is a bit much, and with the current framework of the series requiring full modelling, animations, and personalities for the wee guys to come to life, it'd be impossible to bring every single one over with the Switch's capabilities. But, as it turns out, one Pokemon has been left out in the cold much, much more than their pals.
Gogoat Is Dead, Long Live Gogoat
As pointed out by a Pokemon fan on Reddit, there are a few Pokemon that only get an appearance in a couple of games, which is pretty sad in its own right given the expansiveness of the series. Only one has appeared exclusively in the game they've debuted in. That's Gogoat, the Grass-type Mount Pokemon that evolves from Skiddo, and appears only in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.
It's a surprising revelation, but mostly because with all of the Pokemon that could be carried over, you'd expect that more monsters would be reduced to only one game. But there are more Pokemon that don't appear very often either.
The Most Neglected Pokemon
The most upvoted comment right now reads: "It’s weird after how hyped up it was before X&Y came out and now it’s one of the most forgotten Pokémon." There are a few other 'Mon that haven't really seen much of a future in the series, as they've all only appeared in one national Pokedex, as pointed out by one of the original commenters.
These Pokemon are (take a deep breath) Breloom, Cacturne, Zebstrika, Leavanny, Sawsbuck, Elektross, Vivillon, Toucannon, Gumshoos, Crabominable, Oricorio, Komala, Minior and Bruxish. Each has its own merits, so it's sad to see them lost to the history books. Maybe it'll be better in Scarlet and Violet.
Seriously though, what does The Pokemon Company have against Gogoat? It's a shame that some Pokemon are left by the wayside, but it's a sad symptom of the progress of the series. Rest in peace, Gogoat, we hardly knew you.