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  1. Sαpphire

    Any body still playing these games?

    Bizarrely, in the midst of hype and speculation regarding remakes being possible this generation, I find myself wanting to play through Diamond again. I couldn't tell you why that game over Platinum, and I'll likely end up getting the latter instead, but I just feel so nostalgic for Sinnoh...
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    Unpopular Pokemon opinions V2 (READ FIRST POST)

    Well, as for unpopular opinions, I guess I've developed a fair few that I expect to be a bit controversial in recent years... Sword and Shield are severely mediocre games, but their narratives/stories especially are absolutely abysmal. Taking the spotlight and agency from the player and...
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    What Pokemon Teams did you have on your Gen 7 playthroughs? Any good memories?

    I'm currently about to start a run of either Sun or Ultra Sun - probably the latter since it's a bit harder overall and has more post-credits content - using a team of the Alolan forms of Ninetails, Raichu, Muk, Cubone, and either Dugtrio or Golem (I like the latter better, but I don't have...
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    Hardest Gym Leader of All Time

    A lot of evidence suggests that Ghost being ineffective against Psychic in the first generation was a simple coding error. Even a trainer in the Saffron Gym says that Psychic types "only fear Bugs and Ghosts." The anime likely, in this case, was actually more correct than the games, hence the...
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    Hardest Gym Leader of All Time

    Psychic has always resisted itself, and I can't find evidence of any glitches in the first generation that would change how that functioned against a monotype opponent. However, Sabrina's Venomoth in Red, Blue, and Green - as well as the third generation remakes - was weak against Psychic.
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    Which Pokémon games have you played?

    Main Series: Red, Blue, Yellow Gold, Silver, Crystal Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl, Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White, Black 2, White 2 X, Y Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee Sword, Shield, Isle of Armor...
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    The Isle of Armor & The Crown Tundra DLC - GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread

    I actually had virtually the same experience. It's not phenomenal or anything, but I bought the pass because I think I'll like the Crown Tundra DLC more than either this or the base game. And I really have to agree - it's the base game itself that's lacking. Personally, I didn't enjoy it all...
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    1st/2nd Gen Recent Happenings Thread

    Here's to hoping this thread is slightly exempt from the necro rules regarding 60 days, but there's really nowhere else to post about this. So, I've been deep into a Crystal file that I started about a week ago, and wow - this game is so much more immersive to me than recent titles in the...
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    Return to Classic Pokémon

    Aside from the issues that some see with it from a logistical perspective: if something like this were to happen in some form, I think the best candidate for an art style would actually be RSE. It has the perfect balance of being visually engaging but still obviously retro, and it lends itself...
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    Looking back on Gen 7

    First of all, I have to point out that I don’t really count Let’s Go as a seventh generation game. Too much separates it from the Alolan titles. Anyway... Alola is where the Pokémon franchise hit its narrative stride. The characters and region feel so much more tangible and real than ever...
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    Pokemon Sword & Shield GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread [Spoilers]

    I wonder if this generation might have more games than usual. These are more unrefined for the Switch than X and Y were for the 3DS, and while a lot of people are expecting Sinnoh remakes next year for various reasons, but there’s a lot of expansion that they could do with this story. Then...
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    Pokemon Sword & Shield GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread [Spoilers]

    They sold that in just the first three days: https://mobile.twitter.com/SerebiiNet/status/1197514871841136640 Monumental sales actually. Biggest Nintendo launch of all time. Sun and Moon hold the previous record for the franchise at 5.7 million over the course of about seven days, if I recall...
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    Pokemon Sword & Shield GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread [Spoilers]

    I had plenty of success and a good time with a team that was mostly around the mid-forties at the start of my challenge.
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    Pokemon Sword & Shield GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread [Spoilers]

    It makes a significantly higher amount of sense if Sinnoh is coming next year. Granted the classification of that evolutionary line as being “legendary” has always been anomalous and weird, so part of it could simply be that Silvally is functionally different from most other legendaries (lower...
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    Pokemon Sword & Shield GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread [Spoilers]

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Pokemon_cojp/status/1197447168304537600 I’ve also read they’ve sold well over a couple million already in Japan when counting digitals, but I can’t find a great source there. Yet Sun and Moon sold 5.7 million globally in a comparable time span...
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    Pokemon Sword & Shield GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread [Spoilers]

    They sold significantly more than XY and had a comparable attachment rate, and looking through news reports I’ve found they may have actually sold more than Sun and Moon as well. We didn’t actually get reliable estimates for SM for the same time period, but what I can find that’s verifiable is...
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    Pokemon Sword & Shield GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread [Spoilers]

    They’re possibly the second-fastest selling games in the franchise actually; Sun and Moon sold about 7.2 million copies in the same period of time as reported sales for Sw/Sh. EDIT: I’m actually not finding a good source for this claim, which was featured in a single Eurogamer article and has...
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    Pokemon Sword & Shield GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread [Spoilers]

    On this subject, I wanted to chime in with why I don’t think we’re going to be seeing Galar again next year. What happens in the end remains to be seen, and we won’t know until February at the earliest, most likely. But that’s my analysis.
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    Pokemon Sword & Shield GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread [Spoilers]

    It’s worth noting that we do now have a new dedicated handheld in the Switch Lite, which also has a slightly smaller screen with the same resolution (meaning sharper images). For what it’s worth, the games do look phenomenal on there.
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    Pokemon Sword & Shield GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread [Spoilers]

    Exactly my point - if it’s Galar again next year I expect it to be expanded and/or enhanced. If it’s Sinnoh, then I’m not sure I expect too much openness at all, because it’s a remake. Maybe some stuff, since that’s the Big New Thing this gen, but maybe not as expansive. Loving this concept...