Because Pokemon shouldn’t force you to pick a gender you may not associate with.
Oh, just STOP WITH THIS. Do you know how complicated it would be if the game designers had to account for all of the different identity options and every single person’s beliefs or lifestyles? What would the character even look like? Would you have to design your own? What if you wear a hijab? What if you’re in a wheelchair? What if you’re black? There are 1000000 factors where people aren’t properly represented in ANY game. I’ve NEVER played as a character that looks like me or represents me properly, unless it’s a game with extensive customization. Wanna know why? When you’re playing, it doesn’t have to represent YOU directly. I’ve played as a male and female multiple times and I identify as pan-gendered. It’s roleplaying. The character doesn’t physically resemble MOST of the people who play. Grow the fuck up, or go to school for game development and make a difference instead of whining on Tumblr and demonizing fucking Pokemon.
fuck you omg
the 3ds is almost as powerful as a gamecube it can for sure handle that stuff
no one is demonizing pokemon, OP is just expressing their opinion that their should be more or less limiting options
god how big of an asshole do you have to be
It be pretty easy to have a few sprites (or your mii for hypothetical 3ds game) available, fill in the blank like your name for your gender. Then you pick your sprite (or use your mii) and can write what gender you identify with. Almost zero extra space taken in the cartridge to add the sprites and they usually end up with plenty of room on the cartridge with pokemon games to do it.