The first few pokemon games came out during the peak of the 2D Nintendo era alongside super mario world, super metroid and a link to the past. Since then, all these great Nintendo franchises have been modernised and reimagined to run on more modern consoles. All except the Pokemon franchise of course. We all know Pokemon makes a shitton of money every time a new game comes out on handhelds and that's great. But why limit yourself with that?
It's like if apple stopped making anything but iterations of the iPod when they saw that thing was like growing money on trees. Instead of doing that they kept selling new iPods but took the basic concept and came up with the iPhone. Just like that, money was growing on trees and falling out of the sky at the same time.
So why have the attempts at a true console Pokemon been so half assed and unambitious? Why is the franchise that could be Nintendo's iPhone stuck with pokemon dx: gale of darkness, pokemon stadium, pokemon colosseum, hey you pikachu and other garbage? Why is the best pokemon game on consoles a on rails photo safari simulator? Why, in a time when they're struggling to sell their newest console to Nintendo fans and casual people, aren't they making an effort with a franchise that appeals greatly to both those groups?