Michael McWhertor for Polygon:

While developer Game Freak has said that bringing all Pokémon to the a new platform and balancing them for Sword and Shield would be difficult, that hasn’t prevented fans, who nicknamed the controversy “Dexit,” from bashing the studio as “lazy” and “greedy,” presuming that Game Freak will re-add the missing Pokémon in a future re-release of the eighth-gen Pokémon game.

It’s disappointing to see fans reacting this way when you consider how much attention video game crunch has gotten recently. These people assume the studio is trying to nickel and dime them when, in reality, there are limits to what people can accomplish in a given period.