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Default What will happen after Gen.7?

Ever since generation one, we used a 3-digit numbering system (001 for Bulbasaur, 483 for Dialga, etc). So, around generation 8, we start to run out of numbers. Do you think Nintendo will break the tradition of using only three digits (and Bulbasaur be known as #0001, Dialga as 0483) or will it stop making new Pokémon?
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Maybe the world will spontaneously combust.

(But I think they would just change the numbering system to #0001 etc.)
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maybe they'll use negatives!

but really, the 3-digit system is the way it is because that's what is needed; they didn't decide the number after they decided the format.

(exception, of course, for gen 2, which I assume had only 251 because that's as many as would fit in a byte.)
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Game Freak will keep making new Pokémon until the sun explodes and not even numbers can stop them.
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If it goes on like this, we'll need calculus to count all the pokemon!
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Maybe they'll switch over to hexadecimal.
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YES HEXADECIMAL

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Nintendo will invent a new handheld console that can count high enough.
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By then numbers as we know them will have become obsolete.
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Default Re: What will happen after Gen.7?

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By then numbers as we know them will have become obsolete.
You realize that in the past fifteen years, the number of pokemon has more than quadrupled? If they continue at this rate, they'll have made over a thousand pokemon by not seven and a half years from now.*
So you're expecting the decimal number system to die out before 2020?
I know technology is moving fast, but I don't think it's going THAT fast!

Though seriously, I expect them to add a new digit in front (as #0001) or maybe start back at one and put a suffix in back (as #001-A). Assuming they keep milking the brand for all it's worth.

*Calculated using mean pokemon introduced per year, discounting release waves
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You realize that in the past fifteen years, the number of pokemon has more than quadrupled? If they continue at this rate, they'll have made over a thousand pokemon by not seven and a half years from now.*
So you're expecting the decimal number system to die out before 2020?
I know technology is moving fast, but I don't think it's going THAT fast![/SIZE]
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Yeeaah, as everyone else has said they'll probably just shove the extra 0 on the front.
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By then numbers as we know them will have become obsolete.
Surely not. In the past century alone, over 70 new numbers have been discovered. I'm sure numbers can stay one step ahead of Pokémon.


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22/7 is a pentagon Pokémon and 355/113 is an octagon Pokémon and 314159265258979/100000000000000 is a more sides than that Pokémon.
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If it goes on like this, we'll need calculus to count all the pokemon!
One over x as x approaches zero

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22/7 is a pentagon Pokémon and 355/113 is an octagon Pokémon and 314159265258979/100000000000000 is a more sides than that Pokémon.
I believe you mean, 314159265358979/100000000000000?

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don't forget 333/106!
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Default Re: What will happen after Gen.7?

If I may point out, Nintendo was able to add a #000. (Victini.) Maybe negative numbers?
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Not a REAL #000, though. Technically, Victini is still #494.
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Maybe they'll switch over to hexadecimal.
Well, in the coding it technically is already 3 digits in Hex. :P
This would mean if they keep the bit-amount the same, then you can have 4095 Pokemon excluding 000.
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If I may point out, Nintendo was able to add a #000. (Victini.) Maybe negative numbers?
But Missingno is #000 :(
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