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Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Speculation/Discussion Thread!

Pokegirl Fan~

Golden Queen
If post gen 4 Pokemon are going to be in this I'm guessing they'll appear post-league similarly to firered/leafgreen
 

Wulava

Bidoof'd
Staff member
Moderator
If post gen 4 Pokemon are going to be in this I'm guessing they'll appear post-league similarly to firered/leafgreen
Or they could make it like ORAS where National Dex Pokemon are immediately available after the story climax. In BDSP's case, that would be after the major events at Mt. Coronet's summit.

But considering that we have the entire Battle Zone, swarms and the PokeRadar post-game, they might stick with what DP has been.
 

Bolt the Cat

Bringing the Thunder
Or they could make it like ORAS where National Dex Pokemon are immediately available after the story climax. In BDSP's case, that would be after the major events at Mt. Coronet's summit.

But considering that we have the entire Battle Zone, swarms and the PokeRadar post-game, they might stick with what DP has been.

Yeah, that was weird when they gave you the National Dex before the Elite 4, but the originals had no (or in Emerald's case, very little) National Dex Pokemon post game, so they could kind of get away with it. DPPt, not so much, that game is built to have a lengthy post game. I'm leaning more towards there actually being some selection of post game for that reason, but we just don't know anything at this point.
 

Teravolt

Allister Protection Squad! Go!
I have zero hopes for tomorrow. I know its probably gonna be just about Pokemon Unite, which I am not interested in at all.
Theres no way theres gonna give news about other Poke games, cuzit will overshadow Unite..
*cries*
I think people care more about BD/SP and LA than Unite. Honestly.
 

Bolt the Cat

Bringing the Thunder
I have zero interest in Pokemon Unite.. it saddens me that nowdays Pokemon give more emphasis on spin off games, rather than the main games.
I don't mind spinoff games as much if they're good spinoff games, the problem is that they're not, they're cheap, mediocre F2P mobile games. The obsession with mobile is indeed very sad.

Hard to say if that's the real reason behind the drought though. It could be Unite, it could be COVID, it could be LA, it could be something else, or it could be any combination of factors. We just don't know, and we'll probably never know.
 
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janejane6178

Kaleido Star FOREVER in my heart <3
I don't mind spinoff games as much if they're good spinoff games, the problem is that they're not, they're cheap, mediocre F2P mobile games. The obsession with mobile is indeed very sad.

Hard to say if that's the real reason behind the drought though. It could be Unite, it could be COVID, it could be LA, it could be something else, or it could be any combination of factors. We just don't know, and we'll probably never know.
I agree, I already accepted this fact, even if it saddens me to do so
 

pokeplayer9994

Active Member
Okay, I'm going to say this now. REMOVE THE HONEY TREES!! Seriously, they are terrible! Perhaps THE worst way to get certain Pokemon in the history of Pokemon. Slather a specific tree, Wait six hours, Hope the right Pokemon appears. Seriously, don't get me started with Honey Tree Munchlax. Just don't.

I'll be happy if they're not around.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
I don't mind spinoff games as much if they're good spinoff games, the problem is that they're not, they're cheap, mediocre F2P mobile games. The obsession with mobile is indeed very sad.

Hard to say if that's the real reason behind the drought though. It could be Unite, it could be COVID, it could be LA, it could be something else, or it could be any combination of factors. We just don't know, and we'll probably never know.
I'd say that Pokémon Masters, despite being a gatcha, is a much better game than SwSh.
 

Wulava

Bidoof'd
Staff member
Moderator
Okay, I'm going to say this now. REMOVE THE HONEY TREES!! Seriously, they are terrible! Perhaps THE worst way to get certain Pokemon in the history of Pokemon. Slather a specific tree, Wait six hours, Hope the right Pokemon appears. Seriously, don't get me started with Honey Tree Munchlax. Just don't.

I'll be happy if they're not around.
Well, if you watch the trailer again, you'll see one in there. I honestly much prefer it than B2W2's Hidden Grottos.
 

Yveltal91057

Leader of the Masaki appreciation squad
The Honey trees also need a complete overhaul.

As for updated choices of pokemon that you can now find at honey trees, Applin is a good option.
 

Wulava

Bidoof'd
Staff member
Moderator
The Honey trees also need a complete overhaul.
I completely agree. The way Munchlax is encountered needs to be changed.

You can only find Munchlax in 4 out of 21 Honey Trees around Sinnoh. And those trees are based on your Trainer's ID and Secret ID, which is absurd. You really cannot tell which tree has Munchlax unless you encountered it.

Still, it's better than the infamous Feebas tile.
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
I never actually used the honey tree. I put honey there sometimes but never had the nerve to come back and wait 6 hours or so
I used them a couple of times but never found a Munchlax. And I think that I did get a Heracross once but I mostly got the commonly found Pokémon.
 

PsychoLogical

Well-Known Member
I completely agree. The way Munchlax is encountered needs to be changed.

You can only find Munchlax in 4 out of 21 Honey Trees around Sinnoh. And those trees are based on your Trainer's ID and Secret ID, which is absurd. You really cannot tell which tree has Munchlax unless you encountered it.

Still, it's better than the infamous Feebas tile.
Forgot to say that they also happen to have a 1 PERCENT encounter rate.
 

Teravolt

Allister Protection Squad! Go!

Ultra Beast Lover

Well-Known Member
Yeah I think I used honey on trees once, maybe twice, then never again. I just didn't want to waste time on it, kinda the same with berries hence why I loved Poke Pelago, there wasn't an annoying back and forth to check on the trees, water them, and protect them from bug types.
 

Teravolt

Allister Protection Squad! Go!
Yeah I think I used honey on trees once, maybe twice, then never again. I just didn't want to waste time on it, kinda the same with berries hence why I loved Poke Pelago, there wasn't an annoying back and forth to check on the trees, water them, and protect them from bug types.
POKE PELAGO WAS GOD-TIER
I miss my daily berry farming… :(
 
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