From the early days of Pokémon Red & Blue, to the latest journeys of X & Y, the Pokémon franchise has been one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. With the announcement of Pokémon Sun & Moon earlier this month, it is unknown how the series will change as it goes to the next generation. As with every sequel or new instalment, there are some changes which are more appreciated, and some which fans of the older games will not thank the developers for implementing. From increasing the size of the Pokédex, to reducing the difficulty and the way in which experience points are distributed after certain encounters, the changes are numerous, and here are a few of the more prominent alterations which have impacted the series in one way or another.

1. Healing Trainers

2. Enhanced Exp. Share

3. New Creature Overload

4. Experience Points On A Pokémon Catch

5. Shiny Pokémon