Pokemon sword and shield discussion thread

Dwebble

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Oct 25, 2017
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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
Yeah, I'm with you. I'm actually betting that the presentation is going to be akin to an urban Wild Area- even if you ignore the generic tower blocks at the back of the city, there are enough points of interest to justify it, and it looks handily bigger than any other city on the map.

I'm expecting a major trailer this month that shows more characters and the world. Surprising how little we know of Galar itself
They haven't revealed so much as a single new NPC since early August, so you'd think so. Everything we know of how the game's going to go came in the first few news releases, and they've clammed right up ever since.

I do wonder whether they always intended to be this secretive, or if the Dexit backlash caused a change of tack- the February/June/July info releases were pretty standard in terms of information revealed, but the reveals have slowed to a crawl ever since.
 

cdm00

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Dec 5, 2018
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35 days is a long time away, usually at this point in the PokeHype, I just wanna play the damn games already, and these being the first new HD games aren't helping
 

Birdie

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Oct 26, 2017
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There was some merchandise I saw the other week that had a selection of Pokemon alongside the Gen 8 Starters that made me wonder if it could signify who is in Galar.

There were the Gen 1 Starters, and Greninja alongside some other marketable Pokemon.
 

Aleh

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Oct 27, 2017
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35 days is a long time away, usually at this point in the PokeHype, I just wanna play the damn games already, and these being the first new HD games aren't helping
I'm obsessed with these games. I just can't wait any more. I have other games to finish but I'd rather just fantasize about SWSH instead of playing them 🙈
 

PancakeFlip

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Oct 26, 2017
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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.
To be honest thats about when all of my friends stopped playing the series seriously. I like nature and monster collecting so I’ve stuck around so I’ve gotten use to them not making large improvements on features.
 

ILikeFeet

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Oct 25, 2017
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I do wonder whether they always intended to be this secretive, or if the Dexit backlash caused a change of tack- the February/June/July info releases were pretty standard in terms of information revealed, but the reveals have slowed to a crawl ever since.
There are better measures of interest than what people are saying about the Pokedex. If preorders are significantly behind for whatever reason, the last thing to do is halt marketing.
 
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I do wonder whether they always intended to be this secretive, or if the Dexit backlash caused a change of tack- the February/June/July info releases were pretty standard in terms of information revealed, but the reveals have slowed to a crawl ever since.
I think it was intended since the beginning. It clearly feels like a reaction to Sun/Moon's overspoiling marketing. Maybe they got particular feedback from jp users.
 

PadWarrior

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Oct 25, 2017
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There was some merchandise I saw the other week that had a selection of Pokemon alongside the Gen 8 Starters that made me wonder if it could signify who is in Galar.

There were the Gen 1 Starters, and Greninja alongside some other marketable Pokemon.
Where did you see this? And please don’t toy with my emotions lol
 

Dwebble

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think it was intended since the beginning. It clearly feels like a reaction to Sun/Moon's overspoiling marketing. Maybe they got particular feedback from jp users.
Maybe, but there's a marked difference between the last few months and the Spring/early Summer reveals.
  • They revealed more than anyone expected for the February reveal (Starters and region- Sun and Moon's reveal was WAY more secretive, ironically)
  • They revealed 9 Pokémon at the start of June (Wooloo, Gossifleur, Eldegoss, Drednaw, Corviknight, Zacian, Zamazenta, Yamper, Impidimp).
  • The July reveals had three new Pokémon (Alcremie, Rolycoly, Duraludon) and three Gigantamax forms (Alcremie, Corviknight, Drednaw),
  • The August reveal had two new Pokémon (Morpeko, Obstagoon) and three Galarian forms (Weezing, Zigzagoon, Linoone)
  • In September, they revealed three new Pokémon (Polteageist, Cramorant, Sirfetch'd)
  • So far in October, they've revealed one new Galarian form (Ponyta)
You'd expect the pace of reveals to accelerate the closer we get to launch, but if anything it's dried up.

They revealed more brand new Pokémon in the span of eight days in June than they have in the entire span of four months since then.
They did with XY and there was no dexit whatsoever. I think it's just a thing they di with hardware jumps
XY wasn't a fraction as secretive as this- they'd revealed almost double the amount of Pokémon this far out from XY.
 
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I definitely think they're really hiding a bunch of shit this time...

There's so many Pokemon they've hinted at but not officially revealed. It's pretty cool.



btw, I do agree we need a SwSh thread, or even a General Pokémon thread, but haven't all the previous threads gotten closed when people start fighting? lol Or replaced when someone makes a separate thread every time we got news about something? We'll see how much this lasts.
 

Greywaren

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Jul 16, 2019
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I want to believe this is going to be a big generation (combining both forms and new Pokémon), but part of me is a bit skeptical because they aren't showing much.

On the other hand, if it IS a big generation and we don't even know 30 of them yet, it's going to be amazing when the game launches... or someone leaks the whole Dex earlier.
 

cainhxrst

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Nov 10, 2018
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I'm glad that they've kept the story basically under wraps this time. The character designs are among my favorite we've ever gotten and I'm reallly interested in seeing how everything plays out.

Probably most excited to see the rest of the regional evolutions, I'm hoping there's a decent amount. I do like that they've been dropping hints of pokemon without actually showing them (squirrel on shirt, the two statues, hill carving). Really helps feel like there's much more to this game than we know
 

--R

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Oct 25, 2017
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About the new Pokémon stuff, we've only have got 3 evolutions, right? Galarian Linoone, Obstagoon and Eldegoss.
 

Dwebble

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Oct 25, 2017
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About the new Pokémon stuff, we've only have got 3 evolutions, right? Galarian Linoone, Obstagoon and Eldegoss.
Sirfetch'd too.

Some of the others haven't been confirmed as evos, but seem very likely based on the code on the Dynamax website (Corviknight, Drednaw, Alcremie, Polteageist)
 

--R

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sirfetch'd too.

Some of the others haven't been confirmed as evos, but seem very likely based on the code on the Dynamax website (Corviknight, Drednaw, Alcremie, Polteageist)
Ah, yes. Forgot about the boy for a moment. But still, pretty few evolutions or preevolutions for the new announced Pokémon. I would have expected at least an evolution of Wooloo and Rolycoly by now.
 

Zen Hero

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Oct 25, 2017
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In case you all didn't know, James Turner (Sword and Shield's art director)'s Twitter is a treasure. It's seriously the best Twitter I've followed. He posts so much cute art.

 

Ashflow

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Feb 13, 2018
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I'm down on a lot of things they've announced (no national dex especially), and every hype announcement seems to come with some other detail that brings a level of disappointment, but I'm still slowly getting more and more excited the closer we get to release. The only absolute dealbreaker I think is if all the starter evos are gross, which is highly unlikely. I prefer Grookey but am predicting Sobble will have the best final, which would be totally fine.

Most impressive thing for me is how much they've stepped up trainer customization, it looks really substantial and is by far the most improved feature I've seen this gen so far.

So the most important thing...

Is the fish a catchable Pokemon?
Yo, can we get a poll up in here?
 

TheMoon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Wrong thread my guy


IHaveIce
not sure why the thread with news is the wrong thread when IHaveIce asked about news and not about random discussions? ...my guy.
 

Sea lion

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Nov 8, 2017
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James Turner likes Sobbles evolution line. There for it will be the best one.

So happy he's the art director. Definitely gives the new mons a certain sense of style.
 

steviejd1

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Nov 8, 2017
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not sure why the thread with news is the wrong thread when IHaveIce asked about news and not about random discussions? ...my guy.
To be fair the link you posted is about Pokemon Masters for mobile, this thread is specifically for Sword and Shield.

Edit: And the talk was about the Master ball, not Pokemon Masters :P
 

Red Fire

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Oct 26, 2017
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not sure why the thread with news is the wrong thread when IHaveIce asked about news and not about random discussions? ...my guy.
Did you purposely disregard the second half of the post you quoted? Lol
He was referring to the OP talking about masterballs, which was a reference to the thread i linked. That's what they meant by news, not your random thread. And why so passive aggressive? Lol
 

KingDirk

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Oct 25, 2017
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I used to always go with the Grass Starter but I couldn't say no to Froakie or Litten. Grookey has since tempted me back, though Sobble is also incredibly cute.
 

TheMoon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Did you purposely disregard the second half of the post you quoted? Lol
He was referring to the OP talking about masterballs, which was a reference to the thread i linked. That's what they meant by news, not your random thread. And why so passive aggressive? Lol
Sorry I misread the game title.

As for the last bit ... I was just returning the ball, tone-wise.
 

Excelsior

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Oct 28, 2017
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the wild encounter system in Let's Go was amazing and made it feel so immersive - I could see the pokemon and walk up to them and encounter them!! yes!!!!

I assume they're keeping that system for Sw/Sh, and that alone is enough to make me excited
 

The Last One

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Oct 25, 2017
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I have to say I'm surprised at how little they revealed about the game as compared to Sun/Moon as of now. When we can expect the next trailer? The game is basically a month away.
 
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the wild encounter system in Let's Go was amazing and made it feel so immersive - I could see the pokemon and walk up to them and encounter them!! yes!!!!

I assume they're keeping that system for Sw/Sh, and that alone is enough to make me excited
Mostly yes, but you can also have wild encounters in patches of grass, so it's your choice I'm guessing.