Pokémon has been around for a while now — since 1996. Maybe it's time to spice up the franchise with a little more action to the hugely successful role-playing-game franchise.
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl game director Junichi Masuda is very keen on trying out new elements. "This is just an idea but... as you know, Pokémon is a role-playing game," Masuda tells game magazine Game Informer. "But, personally, I really like the action type of games, so we just talk about that sometimes. We probably want to add some kind action element to the game."
Why not, they've got the current formula down pat. If they're really interested in mixing things up, why not add guns and sharp objects? That's action out the whazoo right there.