Will you play Pokémon Sword/Shield in docked or undocked mode?

My first playthrough will be:

  • Docked

    Votes: 91 24.1%
  • Undocked

    Votes: 107 28.3%
  • Both

    Votes: 180 47.6%

  • Total voters
    378
Sep 25, 2018
246
Pokémon was always a handheld franchise but thanks to the Switch's features we will be able to play a whole new mainline entry on TV, that's a first for the franchise (not really counting Let's GO here since it's basically a remake). But will you play it like you always did before, in handheld mode, or will you Switch to TV mode?

I'll play it in docked mode, it'll feel something completely new to me playing a mainline Pokémon on TV.
it don’t matter what game it is my switch is played percent in handheld mode
 

RKasa

Member
Jul 28, 2019
197
New Jersey
The sensible thing for me would be to play it docked as usual, but dammit, it's Pokemon, and I want to play it as a handheld game, same as all the others.
 

BlakeofT

Member
Oct 30, 2017
711
Both. I play almost entirely handheld, but this is one of those games I want to play for longer than the battery life lasts.
 

LukarWuff

Member
Oct 27, 2017
6,467
Probably docked when possible since I find it easier to focus on games when playing on the TV. I have a bad habit of zoning out while playing this series on a portable.
 

Fusionfrenzy

Member
Aug 2, 2019
55
As long as docked is GOOD unlike Let's Go. I hope to kick back and have Pokemon on the 65in OLED with a Pro Controller. Be amazing. Most of my Switch use is docked.

Of course I have played hundreds of hours of handheld Pokemon in my life so I imagine I'll use it undocked a lot when training, EVing etc post game.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,496
O-H-I-O
Docked just like I play every other Switch game 100% of the time. With that I’m finally going to be able to enjoy a Pokémon game because it’s not tied to a handheld.
 

Aleh

Member
Oct 27, 2017
6,034
As long as docked is GOOD unlike Let's Go. I hope to kick back and have Pokemon on the 65in OLED with a Pro Controller. Be amazing. Most of my Switch use is docked.

Of course I have played hundreds of hours of handheld Pokemon in my life so I imagine I'll use it undocked a lot when training, EVing etc post game.
The game has no motion controls and supports the Pro Controller this time!
 

McNum

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,361
Denmark
Both. Docked when just playing the story, undocked for hatching and other things that don't need my full attention, and, of course, for taking the Switch around to friends for trading purposes.
 

Lotus

Member
Oct 25, 2017
47,244
I've been waiting nearly my entire life to finally play a mainline Pokemon game on the TV.

As such, I'm mainly playing it on handheld mode.
 

TheFurizzlyBear

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
839
I never really have opportunities/need to play undocked. Only reason I played Let's Go Eevee undocked was the aiming and lack of pro-controller support
 

karmitt

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,680
Like every Switch game, “both”. Whatever suits my mood.

That in the moment freedom is the entire reason I’m mostly Switch games only these days.
 

AppleKid

Member
Feb 21, 2018
1,100
Undocked. I have a feeling I will find this game to be a great game visually in handheld but a pretty bad one on the TV much like Let’s Go
 

Joey Ravn

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,913
Undocked. I'm getting a Lite just to play it as a traditional Pokémon game: handheld.

(Also, my main Switch is full of homebrew, so going online is a no-no :P)
 

RPGam3r

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,001
Almost exclusively docked bc this is my chance to middle finger to everyone who said Pokemon couldn't be a console game, f that!