Downloading moon right now onto my system! Can't wait to get started!
now to choose a name...
now to choose a name...
Speaking of Pokedex, I find it weird that the Island Scan Pokemon are not part of the Alola Dex. Sure, they might be more rare of things, but they're technically still present on Alola.
I need somewhere to rant. Not sure if this topic is appropriate but oh well. What the hell were they thinking making the festival plaza a thing. Gen VI had it perfect, could trade/battle without leaving the game. Now we're expected to go to this 'plaza' where we have to get our **** together before entering and it requires an internet connection every time we join.
Seriously this is such a regressive feature, why would they make connecting with other players more complicated its insane.
He might have exaggerated the problem but I am finding finding people to be harder then it was in xy and ORAS, needlessly harder....What? Internet connection (and the time it takes to connect) has always been a thing. The only difference between then and now is having to go to the Plaza itself which, first visit tutorials notwithstanding, takes all of six seconds. It's not as convenient as PSS, no, but it's not nearly the insanely regressive feature you're suggesting it is. It's really only an issue if you're intending to trade items, which I can't imagine is an issue very often (and when it is, Quick Link solves that problem on at least a local basis).
Bit lazy too search, so spare me.
Is only the Blue Shellos/Gastrodon line available in Gen VII?
He might have exaggerated the problem but I am finding finding people to be harder then it was in xy and ORAS, needlessly harder.
Get into the festival plaza, wait till you see each other, find each other in the guest list of friends, send request and hope they don't have "refuse random requests" set to on
I also appearantly can't change my items on my pokemon before the fight like I could in XY/ORAS (least not from what I've seen.) It was convenient not to have to pretty much disconnect from the Internet to edit my team and stuff.
It clearly recognizes you have a friend list, idk why there couldn't be a list akin to VIP and guest list.
At least quick link is cool
I also appearantly can't change my items on my pokemon before the fight like I could in XY/ORAS (least not from what I've seen.) It was convenient not to have to pretty much disconnect from the Internet to edit my team and stuff
Your Pokémon and your bag are among the buttons on the bottom of the Festival Plaza screen.
90% of complaints about the Festival Plaza are either people not using it correctly or just shouting "IT LOOKS DIFFERENT!" compared to the online interfaces in the last few games.
I have a few points about Sun & Moon that I wanted to bring up as I wanted to see what other people thoughts are.
I'll start by saying I really love the graphics, scenery, new game dynamics, camera angles, larger character avatars and just the overall feel.
However. There are a few things that just feel generally off about the game and I can't particularly put my finger on them. I was hoping by mentioning it on here that someone may understand what I am trying to say.
1. The game just doesn't feel very Pokemony. It feels at times somewhat like a game in which Pokemon have been added as an after thought.
2. I feel myself going through the game half really getting into it and half holding back. There is somewhat a feeling as though I am playing a demo or playing some additional after game side mission. Or playing Pokemomn lite.
The world doesn't feel expansive enough. Like the region is too small and as though they have tried to cram a story in to this small area. I don't feel motivated to 'catch em all' as I have in previous games.
It feels so much different to previous games. I don't think it is down to the change in aesphetics, lack of gyms or changing the game forumular.
I didn't feel like this in the shift from the 2-d birds eye view to the 3-D X/Y OR/AS.
3. Previous games have felt very Japanese like and even though they setting has somewhat changed such as Paris it still felt part of the same universe.
4. Previous games have felt fuller this feels somewhat empty.
Nothing I have stated here is a fact and just how I persoanlly feel. I am enjoying the new feel to the game but I also can't wait to see these new features and aesphetics used on a new region in the future that great represents the previous regions.
I think those feelings are largely personal? I can imagine all the changes make it feel less pokemon-y to you, but I do think pokemon get way more attention in these games than ever before. Most of the new pokemon have unique moves/abilities/concepts, the 3D models have a lot of character, some of them we can only encounter by doing something that fits the pokedex description like for example chasing a Wimpod, Refresh is a more accessible and useful version of Amie and lots of other little details.
As for the region being smaller and the games less full, I feel the complete opposite. I don't know if Alola is factually larger than most other regions, but for me it certainly feels like one of the biggest. Maybe there being less cities and only 17 actual routes creates the illusion that the region is small, but have you noticed the humongous list of explorable areas which are basically routes that just aren't called routes? Almost every inch of the islands is accessible, something we can't say for most other regions. I mean, it took me 45 hours to become the champion, instead of the usual 20-30 for pokemon main games.
In the end I suppose it all comes down to personal preferences. For me Kalos felt the emptiest, with large plots of inaccessible land between routes and towns, Kiloude as the only post-game area and all there was to do after beating the league was the battle maison and some looker sidequests. Alola offers so much more, it has definitely become my new favorite.