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GALAR REGION Discussion & Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by Wulava, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Pikasaur

    Pikasaur Putting up a Fight

    What if this game is open world and we can take the train to get there after a tutorial area?
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  2. Trainer Yusuf

    Trainer Yusuf VolcaniNO

    ^We have already seen game is linear like SMUSUM.
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  3. Bolt the Cat

    Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder

    Looks like another small, cramped, linear region with a ton of flair in the background but minimal substance. This region seems to fall short of even my reduced expectations for this game. I’ll give them a chance to prove me wrong but they did a terrible job of making this look like an evolved, next gen console experience.
  4. PrinceOfFacade

    PrinceOfFacade Ghost-Type Master

    That would be nice. To do things at our leisure like in Let's GO would be wonderful.

    The layout of the region does not determine the range of leisure.

    It could be that it's mapped out similar to previous regions, but we still have the freedom to come and go as we please, with some (obvious) exceptions. I'll admit this is sort of wishful thinking, though. lol

    Oh nothing ever pleases you.

    Just what were you expecting? GTAV?
  5. Ultra Beast Lover

    Ultra Beast Lover Well-Known Member

    I think we saw the Professor's lab in the trailer, it's the place with books and there's computers to the side.
  6. Pikasaur

    Pikasaur Putting up a Fight

    All i saw was them walking around a few area's for a couple seconds each.
  7. Nodame

    Nodame Cute Pokemon fan

    I want more news lol
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  8. Ultra Beast Lover

    Ultra Beast Lover Well-Known Member

    Our house looks really pretty, I hope we get a dad and our mom gets a room.
  9. Bolt the Cat

    Bolt the Cat Bringing the Thunder

    And in those few areas, we saw more of the same cramped, linear pathways and a lot of visual fluff that we can’t actually explore. Plus we’ve seen the map and it just seems to flow upwards the entire game. It’s not a sure thing at this point, but it just looks like more of the same when the actual, explorable maps are in desperate need of an evolution.
  10. Beat!

    Beat! The Chords of Steel

    My guess is that we start in the middle of the region, make our way south because the north is blocked or something until we gain enough badges. (Kinda like Ruby and Sapphire's west then east route)
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  11. Dragalge

    Dragalge Constance Rookidee

    He can dislike what he wants. This region ain’t immune to first impressions you know! :^)
  12. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    Honestly looks like South to North but I am kind of curious how the train will affect where we go.
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  13. Nodame

    Nodame Cute Pokemon fan

    Is it me or LGP/LGE had better battle graphics?
  14. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    Don't know about that but some people are saying that this game looks somewhat similar to Fire Emblem's Three Houses graphics which I not only think is interesting but I do kind of see it actually.
  15. Dragalge

    Dragalge Constance Rookidee

    Where did you get that notion from? Only you are saying this!
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  16. Argentarus

    Argentarus Well-Known Member

    The player character doesn't have a deadpan face in cutscenes now! YAY!
    I hope we might see Wikstrom or something like that.

    Gonna figure out which cities in the Galar region correspond to which real life city. (Also, saying Galarian is gonna be fun)

    So, for anybody who hasn't noticed yet, Galar is vertically flipped in relations to IRL Britian (which means that Kalos, if it was really France, would be to the North in-game; but Kalos might be located to the south of Galar, as Kalos would show up on north side of the map if it stayed true to its IRL counterpart.)
    Really hoping the big tower is supposed to be this region's Battle facility and the area to most northern part has a Dover-based area. GOTTA SEE THOSE WHITE CLIFFS

    Steampunk city = Edinburgh
    Sci-fi megalopolis = London - Has Big Ben/Parliment, London Eye, and Tower may be based on the "Gherkin"
    The mountain area seems to based on, get this, Snowdonia National Park; the town within those mountain, not sure.
    The Draconian city position IRL screams Birmingham/Nottingham.
    The area with all of the lakes (lochs) seems to line up with Trossachs National Park
    The town at bottom of the map, Trainer School, and the player's house may based on Inverness & North Kessock (There is are rivers feeding into a lake, splitting the southern area obscured with cloud from the northern area.)
    The aformentioned lake may be based on Loch Ness
    Island on the bottom left may be a repositioned Isle of Man; there's nothing there IRL

    (I might need some help from you British users on the Draconian city and maybe a few other towns.)

    The gyms are the soccer stadiums seen in the trailer.
    I wonder what gimmicks are gonna be.
    Visible gyms and their possible types (according to their colors and surrounding area):
    Grass - Confirmed (In the plains)
    Water (In the port town)
    Ground (By the Diglett murals)
    Rock, Steel, or, hopefully, Dark (In the snow mountain area. Trailer shows black-ish/gray-ish poles, but it's nighttime.)
    Fairy/Poison ("Not Laverre Town" above the Ground Gym area)

    Possible gym locations:
    "Edinburgh" has a circular area under the "clock tower" that might be an arena (Steel would make the most sense)
    Draconian city (Dragon)
    Red and white building in "London", might be something else.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2019
  17. Missingno.Fan

    Missingno.Fan Well-Known Member

    I like Galar. I love how lush it looks. It almost has a fairytale/Toilken vibe to it.
  18. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

  19. MalcolmBelmontS

    MalcolmBelmontS Well-Known Member

    Wait, where is the Edinburgh location?
  20. Ducolamia

    Ducolamia SAYYYY WHAT???

    Okay, from what Joe writes, the map isn't a clean comparison because the areas are clearly bigger in game than what's presented on the regional map. The same was for the Alola region as well.


    The towns might be bigger than what we are expecting.

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