Pokemon sword and shield discussion thread

Dyno

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
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Sword exclusives: Sirfetch'd, Deino, Jangmo-o, Fighting gym
Shield exclusives: G-Ponyta, Larvitar, Goomy, Ghost Gym
Oh awesome! Would there typically be more differences announced at a later or date or is it safe to say that's likely it? Haven't played a pokemon game since silver so this is pretty much new to me again
 

yuoke

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Oct 25, 2017
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I love both scolipede and leavanny...leavanny slightly more. Maybe because of ash's.
 

Kinsei

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Oct 25, 2017
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Scolipede is the best. I love my bug horse.

Oh awesome! Would there typically be more differences announced at a later or date or is it safe to say that's likely it? Haven't played a pokemon game since silver so this is pretty much new to me again
They're keping the cards very close to their chest this time around, so I'm willing to bet there will be another line or two exclusive.
 

yuoke

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Oct 25, 2017
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Oh awesome! Would there typically be more differences announced at a later or date or is it safe to say that's likely it? Haven't played a pokemon game since silver so this is pretty much new to me again
There will be a lot more for sure. Probably 10-15ish game exclusives. There likely will be some other things too outside of pokemon.
 

Slamtastic

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Oct 26, 2017
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Florida
It's not worth the effort to complain anymore. I'll play Sword regardless of wishing it was better, while simultaneously hoping that in 3 years time gen 9 can be closer to what I wanted to be playing in 2018, when they first said they were developing for Switch the E3 before.

As far as SwSh speculation, there actually is something that I am foolishly allowing myself hope for: given that the reveal trailer made the game look a lot more samey than it is, hiding the overworld encounters and wild area along with the battle gimmick, do you think there's room for one more major feature type reveal outside of content stuff like areas/pokemon? Namely that we don't have a "story trailer", so I still dream that when they drop one that it will surprise reveal voice acting that was turned off in past trailer footage and demos.

I should really not set myself up for disappointment like this.
 

Naudyboy

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Oct 6, 2019
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How long have you been absent from this series? Lol
The last game I put some time in was probably Sapphire. Don’t get me wrong the videos of Sword and Shield look good but in my head I was expecting more. This looks like an upgraded version of the previous game then a huge leap forward.

I’ll definitely give it a play, it’s one of the main reasons I got the Swtich. I just expected more.
 

Moltres006

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Jan 5, 2019
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I do hope that if Legendaries/trainers from previous gens are in the game, we at least get new remixes for their battle themes instead of recycling the old ones.
 

--R

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Oct 25, 2017
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I don't know how much will I customize my character. The female design is already a solid 10/10 for me so...
 

The Last One

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Oct 25, 2017
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Oct 25, 2017
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In one sense I don’t want to know the stater evos because I like surprises. In another sense.... I don’t want to pick one with a dumb evo.
 

KingDirk

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Oct 25, 2017
661
Can't wait to see what kind of rotisserie shithead I'll come up with for SwSh. Somewhat worried he'll look like Yoshikage Kira again
 

Cronogear

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Oct 27, 2017
1,858
It's not worth the effort to complain anymore. I'll play Sword regardless of wishing it was better, while simultaneously hoping that in 3 years time gen 9 can be closer to what I wanted to be playing in 2018, when they first said they were developing for Switch the E3 before.

As far as SwSh speculation, there actually is something that I am foolishly allowing myself hope for: given that the reveal trailer made the game look a lot more samey than it is, hiding the overworld encounters and wild area along with the battle gimmick, do you think there's room for one more major feature type reveal outside of content stuff like areas/pokemon? Namely that we don't have a "story trailer", so I still dream that when they drop one that it will surprise reveal voice acting that was turned off in past trailer footage and demos.

I should really not set myself up for disappointment like this.
We're a month away from release. By and large, what you see now is what you'll get.
 

Dwebble

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
4,284
I'm still fascinated by PokéLondon.

Far and away the biggest city on the map, with umpteen points of interest shown even on a deliberately-undetailed map, and we've not seen so much as a single screenshot of it.
 

--R

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Oct 25, 2017
4,217
I'm still fascinated by PokéLondon.

Far and away the biggest city on the map, with umpteen points of interest shown even on a deliberately-undetailed map, and we've not seen so much as a single screenshot of it.
Hell, we haven't seen that much of any towns apart of the initial one. We don't even have names!
 

KingDirk

Member
Oct 25, 2017
661
Truly hope they don't lose their minds revealing everything in the last month. I love encountering a Pokémon and going "what the hell is that"?
 

Aleh

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Oct 27, 2017
6,255
It's not worth the effort to complain anymore. I'll play Sword regardless of wishing it was better, while simultaneously hoping that in 3 years time gen 9 can be closer to what I wanted to be playing in 2018, when they first said they were developing for Switch the E3 before.

As far as SwSh speculation, there actually is something that I am foolishly allowing myself hope for: given that the reveal trailer made the game look a lot more samey than it is, hiding the overworld encounters and wild area along with the battle gimmick, do you think there's room for one more major feature type reveal outside of content stuff like areas/pokemon? Namely that we don't have a "story trailer", so I still dream that when they drop one that it will surprise reveal voice acting that was turned off in past trailer footage and demos.

I should really not set myself up for disappointment like this.
I'm right there with you on voice acting. The lips/mouth animations are so detailed it would be really weird without voice acting lol
 

betawaychill

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Jun 6, 2018
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I'm right there with you on voice acting. The lips/mouth animations are so detailed it would be really weird without voice acting lol
I guess I didn’t even consider it as a possibility bc of Pokémon’s history, though that shouldn’t be a factor now that it’s on a home console. Does any info we know now point to VA being in the game?
 

Black_Red

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Oct 27, 2017
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Im scared that gigantamax will completetly unbalance singles, since it will probably be balanced for doubles.
 

Dwebble

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Oct 25, 2017
4,284
We have also seen the stadium in the brick city, and it's different as you can see, well, the bricks
Huh. Must have missed that.

The point that we've seen nothing of the city itself still stands. Both Black/White and X/Y made huge features out of their big cities, but it's like they're trying to hide it- the focus is on the smaller brick city.
 

Aleh

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Oct 27, 2017
6,255
Huh. Must have missed that.

The point that we've seen nothing of the city itself still stands. Both Black/White and X/Y made huge features out of their big cities, but it's like they're trying to hide it- the focus is on the smaller brick city.
I added a screenshot to my previous post; anyways yeah they haven't shown the city itself yet, and my theory is that this city also features a free camera like Lumiose City did
 

ILikeFeet

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm expecting a major trailer this month that shows more characters and the world. Surprising how little we know of Galar itself