Pokémon Sword and Shield announced. Coming Late 2019

Which starter will you choose?


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Serebii

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To clarify. I can't find anything ever saying Zygarde/Ash-Greninja was anime only so we can take this statement at face value
 

wildvine47

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I'm not buying it. The fact that it's been datamined in Go already undermines the idea of it being movie-exclusive. I'm still betting that it somehow ties into SwSh.
 

wildvine47

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Feb 20, 2018
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Detective Pikachu is in GO

GO has many exclusive event forms that don't go into the main games.
I understand that, but if we're taking their statement at face value, "can only be seen in the movie" is already immediately broken by it's datamined appearance in Go. So them saying that really ends up changing nothing in the end because we already know they're lying about it being movie-exclusive, and that puts us right back at square one. And for me, square one is looking at a newly advertised Mewtwo form coming out right in time for cross-promo with the next gen of games. Just like with Mega Mewtwo Y and Gen 6.
 

Serebii

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I understand that, but if we're taking their statement at face value, "can only be seen in the movie" is already immediately broken by it's datamined appearance in Go. So them saying that really ends up changing nothing in the end because we already know they're lying about it being movie-exclusive, and that puts us right back at square one. And for me, square one is looking at a newly advertised Mewtwo form coming out right in time for cross-promo with the next gen of games. Just like with Mega Mewtwo Y and Gen 6.
I mean to play devils advocate, it's not datamined in GO. We're assuming it because it's Mewtwo_A
 

Not2Xavi

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Joe, mate, you should just leave it. In my opinion there's not enought proof to discard the theory, but still, there wasn't any evidence to even consider such theory in the first place. What I'm saying is that people will obnoxiously believe whatever they want, sometimes without needing any proof, and some of them will go as far as to attack those who don't believe. You should just leave the topic or this people will start attacking you simply because they love to do that.

Edit: I'm talking about the people on Twitter mostly btw. Not Era.
 

Serebii

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Joe, mate, you should just leave it. In my opinion there's not enought proof to discard the theory, but still, there wasn't any evidence to even consider such theory in the first place. What I'm saying is that people will obnoxiously believe whatever they want, sometimes without needing any proof, and some of them will go as far as to attack those who don't believe. You should just leave the topic or this people will start attacking you simply because they love to do that.

Edit: I'm talking about the people on Twitter mostly btw. Not Era.
I mean CoroCoro specifically stating "This form can only be seen in the movie" is pretty telling...
 

CarthOhNoes

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I wonder when we're going to hear more about SwSh... I mean Tcpi usually like to have all the attention on them, especially for big showings of new gens. I kinda expect a Pokemon direct before E3 with an info blowout but we're getting fairly close to E3 now. Have there been any whispers? Or do we think they may just go all in at E3?
 

yuoke

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I wonder when we're going to hear more about SwSh... I mean Tcpi usually like to have all the attention on them, especially for big showings of new gens. I kinda expect a Pokemon direct before E3 with an info blowout but we're getting fairly close to E3 now. Have there been any whispers? Or do we think they may just go all in at E3?
There won't be a big direct, that's not how they do it. They just roll out trailers starting at some point and going all the way to launch.
 

Serebii

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Well Armored Mewtwo is coded in pokemon Go, so it’s not just for the movie. Far from done and dusted imo
"Mewtwo_A" is coded in GO

Detective Pikachu is coded in GO. It's not in main games
Sunglasesses Squirtle is coded in GO. It's not in main games
Love heart Spinda is coded in GO. It's not in main games.
 

Atheerios

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I wonder when we're going to hear more about SwSh... I mean Tcpi usually like to have all the attention on them, especially for big showings of new gens. I kinda expect a Pokemon direct before E3 with an info blowout but we're getting fairly close to E3 now. Have there been any whispers? Or do we think they may just go all in at E3?
There won't be a other Pokémon Direct this year. They will just reveal info throguh trailers as aways.
 

Dwebble

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I wonder when we're going to hear more about SwSh... I mean Tcpi usually like to have all the attention on them, especially for big showings of new gens. I kinda expect a Pokemon direct before E3 with an info blowout but we're getting fairly close to E3 now. Have there been any whispers? Or do we think they may just go all in at E3?
They probably will reveal info before E3, but it'll just be a YouTube video, not a full Direct.
 

Bowser

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I need more info already, the wait is unbearable
"Mewtwo_A" is coded in GO

Detective Pikachu is coded in GO. It's not in main games
Sunglasesses Squirtle is coded in GO. It's not in main games
Love heart Spinda is coded in GO. It's not in main games.
I wouldn't be surprised if Mewtwo_A is simply a raid weekend featuring armored Mewtwo the week the movie hits theaters.

It would be weird to promote Gen 8 on Go with Mewtwo.
 
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Armored Zeraora was the red flag in that post to me. Why would it get a special form now? And the whole thing relying on Meltan/Melmetal seemed fishy too. They aren't Pokemon people can readily obtain. I wouldn't put it past GF giving Charizard and Mewtwo another thing though lol
Why did Diancie get a Mega Evolution in ORAS? GF doesn't have to make sense.

And I totally expect Meltan to be available in Gen 8; there's no way it'll be locked to Go.
 

Gridlock

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I need more info already, the wait is unbearable

I wouldn't be surprised if Mewtwo_A is simply a raid weekend featuring armored Mewtwo the week the movie hits theaters.

It would be weird to promote Gen 8 on Go with Mewtwo.

Are you kidding me? You have any idea how much attention Game Freak would get for promoting gen 8 with Armor Mewtwo?

It’ll be a bloodbath. 😆 I want to see it happen just for that.

Poor Joe would be villainfied and hounded on Social Media because he will voice his confusion and dislike at first but when he learns of Game Freak marketing plan he would say he gets it but doesn’t like it and then the Pokémon community will accuse him of shilling for Game Freak.
 

Serebii

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Are you kidding me? You have any idea how much attention Game Freak would get for promoting gen 8 with Armor Mewtwo?

It’ll be a bloodbath. 😆 I want to see it happen just for that.

Poor Joe would be villainfied and hounded on Social Media because he will voice his confusion and dislike at first but when he learns of Game Freak marketing plan he would say he gets it but doesn’t like it and then the Pokémon community will accuse him of shilling for Game Freak.
Did you also catch the lottery numbers in that vision?
 

Pokemaniac

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Why did Diancie get a Mega Evolution in ORAS? GF doesn't have to make sense.

And I totally expect Meltan to be available in Gen 8; there's no way it'll be locked to Go.
Diancie had this whole magical girl thing going on. They had to implement a henshin somehow and Mega Evolution was as good a candidate as any.

Zeraora is just an electric type furry. There's no thematic need for an alt form.
 

Serebii

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They're probably not just going to shadow-drop a new trailer- traditionally, they tend to give us a few days' notice.
For USUM releases:

August 18th - No heads up
September 13th - No heads up other than a DIrect existing
September 22nd - No heads up
October 5th - No heads up
October 12th - No heads up
November 2nd - Heads up
November 14th - No heads up

With Let's Go, there were several reveals

July 12th Video - No heads up
August 3rd Video - No heads up
August 18th Video - Heads up in Pokénchi summary. No international heads up
September 10th Video - No heads up
September 19th Video - No heads up
September 25th Video (Meltan reveal) - No heads up
October 10th Video - No heads up
October 18th Video - No heads up
October 25th Video (Melmetal reveal) - No heads up
November 7th Video - No heads up


I think the times of us getting a heads up are long passed
 

Serebii

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Oh, fair enough then! I was still setting my expectations by the Sun/Moon cycle, but I'm happy to be wrong.

Tend to agree that the Mario Maker Direct's taking up Nintendo's publicity oxygen for the week, mind.
Closest we had with Let's Go was a side video series on the Japanese official site which made us manage to predict when other things may come
 
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Dwebble

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out of the Lucario clones, it's one of the better ones. which is why it sucks that it's a mythical. and sucks even worse because its distro was junk
Honestly, what were they thinking? Not only a Mythical, but a Mythical incompatible with the main games of the generation. It could have been a new mascot, rather than a footnote- I don't think there's a more irrelevant Mythical.
 

Gaardus

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So will this game have Pokemon following you or no? Any predictions on this matter?
The reveal trailer showed the player character walking around areas long after you would have obtained a Pokemon. The trailer seemed to use footage from multiple builds, but I doubt they would have made deliberately unrepresentative footage, so I'll say "no."
 

brinstar

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Why did Diancie get a Mega Evolution in ORAS? GF doesn't have to make sense.

And I totally expect Meltan to be available in Gen 8; there's no way it'll be locked to Go.
Diancie getting a Mega Evolution in OR/AS did make sense. Diancie was given out to X/Y players that summer who saw the movie, the same movie Diancie Mega Evolves in. That encourages them to buy OR/AS that fall and transfer their Diancie to it so they can get the new form. Zeraora's movie will be over a year old by the time Sw/Sh comes out, its time in the marketing sun is over. It's not impossible that it will get some new things in Sw/Sh but I wouldn't expect the marketing to lead off with it getting a new form. It just immediately struck me as fishy.

As for Meltan, I do think it'll be distributed for Sw/Sh players (or at the very least they'll allow GO/Let's Go players transfer their mons into Sw/Sh and populate the GTS with them) but at the end of the day it's still a mythical Pokemon, so an entire mechanic of the Sw/Sh relying on them made me raise an eyebrow. It felt like whoever made that post was trying to replicate the Zygarde thing in Sun/Moon.
 

Phellps

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The reveal trailer showed the player character walking around areas long after you would have obtained a Pokemon. The trailer seemed to use footage from multiple builds, but I doubt they would have made deliberately unrepresentative footage, so I'll say "no."
I don't think following pokémon are back, but about the bolded part, the trailer actually seems to be deliberately unrepresentative footage. They seem to have removed every single NPC from the world with the exception of the trainer battle shown.
 

Birdie

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So do you think they might incorporate a "join a team!" element to online battles in this akin to Pokemon Go's thing where you represent one of those three clans?

I was thinking with the setting it'd be cool if you could in-game join a Royal House and then on WiFi you represent that. And in-game make it sort of like the Battle Chateau but more expansive?

Speaking of which both Wikstrom and Grimsley have similar designs and are both said to be from a royal household that fell on bad times...I have a theory they're from the same one and are Galar natives.