Lemme hit you with the biggest truth bomb to ever ever be let unleashed upon this fucking dumb as shit board, so put on your eyedrops and fucking read.
Pokemons fanbase is exclusively boomers, exclusively kids and exclusively autistic individuals. I do not mean meme autistic, I mean socialy awkward, unaware, stuttering autismos who can barely function in a natural enviorement.
The game system for pokemon is so fucking basic you can emulate it perfectly fine if you make it yourself, even adding on a ton of complexity, but even in its absurdly unbalanced state, people manage to make seasons where they number crunch shit to the point of insanity and making absolute meta teams for a game literaly targeted at, made for and ultimately designed for children. Fucking perfect breeding and repeateadly doing the same endless shit for a few +1 stats and a better nature just to beat some random kid or fellow low funtioning autist in a "tournament".
What went wrong? Pokemon was never that amazing to fucking begin with anon, we all know this. The music was great, sure, the cutesy shit was real nice and the mood was endearing but thats EVERYTHING pokemon is, because a complex rpg with tactical depth it sure as fuck isnt.
Nostalgia, fapbait, mass appeal and autism is what "ruined" pokemon, and its exactly what the fanbase is made out of. The only people to ruin Pokemon are Pokemon fans.
Fuck Niggers and Fuck Nintendo. Lopunny a best.