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Pokemon Sword and Shield discussion thread (spoiler-free) [see staff post]

Are you buying the game physically, digitally?

  • Physically

    Votes: 619 42.3%
  • As a gift physically

    Votes: 18 1.2%
  • Digitally

    Votes: 482 32.9%
  • As a gift digitally

    Votes: 4 0.3%
  • Neither

    Votes: 259 17.7%
  • One Digitally and One Physically?

    Votes: 27 1.8%
  • Both Digital or Physical?

    Votes: 56 3.8%

  • Total voters
    1,465

KLonso

Member
Oct 27, 2017
217
Y'all think I should bother playing S/M before this? I already own it but was kind of turned off by reports that it's too handholdy and that the story is terrible. Worth playing at all or just skip?
 

BlueRose

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,028
Y'all think I should bother playing S/M before this? I already own it but was kind of turned off by reports that it's too handholdy and that the story is terrible. Worth playing at all or just skip?
I’d skip it and wait for this. You don’t want to burnout on Pokémon before release.
 

Charlie0108

Member
Oct 29, 2017
1,311
Y'all think I should bother playing S/M before this? I already own it but was kind of turned off by reports that it's too handholdy and that the story is terrible. Worth playing at all or just skip?
I like Sun and Moon but they're very hard to get into and the first 2 hours really drags. I'd probably wait and play Sword and Shield first and then maybe revisit Sun and Moon later to see what you think. Plus the story is pretty good, probably my favourite ever Pokemon story.
 

Manny Toons

Member
Oct 26, 2017
613
I think SM might be worth it for the story, but the handholdy stuff did make me struggle to enjoy it a loooot. Also yeah, you might get burned out before Sw/Sh, so maybe it's best to wait?
 
Aug 22, 2018
1,509
I would love to play S/M again but it's really awful at the start, best feature of SWSH is you can skip tutorials and cutscenes.
 

GoldStarz

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,141

Dogenzaka

Alt Account
Banned
Apr 20, 2019
803
Speaking of story, I really hope they don't pull another Lillie on us. The way it felt like she was the protagonist just turned me off from the story so much even though I did enjoy most of it.
 

brinstar

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,974
Y'all think I should bother playing S/M before this? I already own it but was kind of turned off by reports that it's too handholdy and that the story is terrible. Worth playing at all or just skip?
At this point you might as well play the new one next week but if you already have the game at some point you should play it lol
 

Xavi

Member
Oct 27, 2017
9,153
Lightning for Smash
Tbh it was easier than I thought haha. Not gonna lie though, the urges to check the leaks thread was at 100% the first day or two. With just one week to go I'm super excited to discover Galar without being spoiled.
 

Dogenzaka

Alt Account
Banned
Apr 20, 2019
803
I seriously can't wait to see all the new Galar forms, they were such a cool introduction to the series and I've liked ever single new take on an old pokemon. Yes, even Alolan Dugtrio. :P
 

KingDirk

Member
Oct 25, 2017
958
Does she also play games? My partner has preordered the opposite version to mine and is playing alongside me.
She won't get a Switch Lite until Animal Crossing comes out and we switch positions.

When we both had 3DSs we played the versions for a bit until she's lose interest. At one point she told me "I forgot you could beat Pokémon games, I thought you just caught them until you got bored."
 

BlueRose

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,028
She won't get a Switch Lite until Animal Crossing comes out and we switch positions.

When we both had 3DSs we played the versions for a bit until she's lose interest. At one point she told me "I forgot you could beat Pokémon games, I thought you just caught them until you got bored."
Oh boy, between Pokémon and Animal Crossing, my social life will be non-existant. Lol.
 

BlueRose

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,028
I'm a step ahead of you, can't end what never began
Hahaha. I mean, between planning, marking and reports I don’t have much of one currently either. It’s okay though, my colleagues don’t need to know that when I went camping on the weekend, or went out for a curry, it was a purely digital experience.
 

Banamy

Member
Oct 27, 2017
756
I plan on getting the game at midnight, playing through the night. Maybe sleep, then play more. Took vacation for this game.
 

milkyway

Member
May 17, 2018
1,248
Happy 1 week from Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Pokemon SWISH day! I added myself to the friend code list thing - I think I'm getting Shield so I'm counting on a Sword person to get me a Farfetch'd!
 

Hey

Member
Feb 19, 2018
3,173
I was about to see the final evo in the main channel from the thumbnail gif of their youtube video but I saw the title in the last sec and I burnt my phone all together.

This is literally my first pokemon game I go into not knowing even what the second evolution of the starters looks like.

I'm so excited I can't wait for my grookie to turn into hideous gorilla and start regretting not getting sobble or the bunny one.
 

swaggy

Member
Mar 11, 2018
872
I can't believe there haven't been any music leaks yet. That's the only thing I want to check out.
 
Aug 22, 2018
1,509
I'm so mad and happy because I caved in and bought the Pokemon Edition Switch lite, never thought the Lite would feel so good in my hands.
 

Buckle

Member
Oct 27, 2017
18,771
Wait..

*Omega Ruby*

So Deoxys has made multiple attempts to destroy the earth since forever?

What a dick. And I used to think he was cool.
 
Oct 27, 2017
15,034
I genuinely hate the concept of regional variants and the ones in Alola all looked really dumb. Dugtrio, Persian, Golem. They looked like some Mr. Potato Head Elementary school fanart shit
 

BlueRose

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,028
I genuinely hate the concept of regional variants and the ones in Alola all looked really dumb. Dugtrio, Persian, Golem. They looked like some Mr. Potato Head Elementary school fanart shit
You definitely chose the worst of them to make your point, but those three aside, the rest of the Alolan regional variants are fantastic improvements on their original designs.