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Pokemon Scarlet & Pokemon Violet - General Discussion/Speculation Thread

Morty05

Ghost-type trainer
As fairy is my second favorite type I hope to see new Fairy type pokemon.... hopefully.
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
I’m hoping there isn’t an excessive amount of new Water Pokémon. I do like the type but there are far too many of them and it is the most common type. I’d like to see Bug and Ice Pokémon get a bit more love this time around. Especially Bug which doesn’t get very many new reps each Gen.
 

scififan21

Well-Known Member
I’m hoping there isn’t an excessive amount of new Water Pokémon. I do like the type but there are far too many of them and it is the most common type. I’d like to see Bug and Ice Pokémon get a bit more love this time around. Especially Bug which doesn’t get very many new reps each Gen.
I Bug gets some love this gen as well as what sounds like a cool type combo for Ice if you want I can tell you, but it is leak related so spoilers for that. Also they haven't officially revealed Koraidon and Miraidon's types yet. Now they got revealed via leaks, but wondering if offical reveal will come before release we are down to the wire now.
 
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CiciStormy

Living Rotomdex
Imagine beating the Champion route first and coming back to team Star after you've done so, and getting kicked out of the camp by some loser grunts. At that point your team would be strong enough that you wouldn't have to take crap from anybody
Just because you are the champion doesn't mean you are a savage. Politeness is also a Champion trait.
LOLZ, that would be hilarious. You have a full team of Level 100 Pokemon and some loser with a Level 19 Growlithe grabs you by the scruff and boots you out of the camp. :cool:

Also!!

The 3 Pokeball shakes before a confirmed catch are indeed IN the games.

Many were thinking it was removed due to how catches have been shown, but the iconic 3 shakes are still in the games.
And this is why trailers are not meant to be gospel. Seriously, I'd be scared if it was only one shake. (Have been forced to play Dynamax Adventures way too much just to get all of the legendaries for my living Dex which I know I can't finish before S/V release. ) :(
 

Tsukuyomi56

Artistic Flair
I’m hoping there isn’t an excessive amount of new Water Pokémon. I do like the type but there are far too many of them and it is the most common type. I’d like to see Bug and Ice Pokémon get a bit more love this time around. Especially Bug which doesn’t get very many new reps each Gen.
Though ignoring the starters Wiglett is the only new Water-type revealed so far....which is not exactly my cup of tea. Ignoring the leaks there does not seem a lot to look forward to in the Water-type department if you have you hearts set on the other two starters (for players adamant about only using new Pokemon).
 

Smeargle-Sketch

Sketcher of Smeargles
Overview trailer came out today, along with two other ones.







Its looking really good, the game is quite polished.

Sure, its not the most hi-def texturing and lighting going on, but holy **** I commend GF for actually doing real textures for the Pokemon and character models. Even the characters being so much more detailed has paid off in my eyes.

GF may get flak for taking small steps, but its great to see the visual direction they are going.

Will be really interesting if they build off of this for gen 10.
 
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Copley Hill Gym

Well-Known Member
Its looking really good, the game is quite polished.

Sure, its not the most hi-def texturing and lighting going on, but holy **** I commend GF for actually doing real textures for the Pokemon and character models. Even the characters being so much more detailed has paid off in my eyes.

GF may get flak for taking small steps, but its great to see the visual direction they are going.

Will be really interesting if they build off of this for gen 10.

I think when you compare it to some other games which likely had larger budgets and larger staff working on it, the graphics can come across as quite simple, but simple =/= bad, in my opinion. I want to see how it runs on the Switch for myself but it looks like a step up from the Isle of Amor and Crown Tundra and that's no bad thing, they were excellent in my view.

I really do think we've been in a loooooong transition with Pokémon. When you look at how each generation has been a reinvention of the same basic premise with changes to hardware and engine design along the way, it's not hard to see how it has taken us nearly 30 thirty years to get to this generation and an open world game. Game Freak haven't been interested in completely redeveloping the formula, they've been more interested in the reimagining of the original story by way of each new region. We've only really had sequels twice - G/S and BW2 - I don't count USUM2 - that was probably the low point of the series' development in my opinion.

Along the way gimmicks have come and gone, the regions (bar Kanto) largely fade into obscurity, each new generation has added new monsters and tried to tell the same overall story with different motifs and a different case of characters. There's no shame in that so long as they keep going forward and try to make it a new story experience each time.

I will say this though. I think Gen 8 and 9's biggest success is showing Pokémon as a game series is thinking bigger and bigger. If Paldea ends up feeling like an epic adventure, the next step I can see is another run of the Kanto storyline, this time using this engine and design. What I would like is something that takes the best bits of PLA's catching mechanics and combining it with S/V's battling mind.

Overall, we have a lot to be excited about and for the first time since the trailer dropped to announce the new generation, I am feeling properly excited for the games again.

16 days left people! :D
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
I never understood why some people are so critical of how a game’s graphics look during the first reveal trailer and keep insisting that they will look that way in the finished product when it is clearly an early build and the game is still being worked on. I remember some people actively telling everyone not to buy SwSh just because the reveal trailer had graphics that weren’t amazing and how they refused to play a game with such graphics even though there was a note in the trailer that said this wasn’t the final product.
 

ShinyPie

Fruity & Delicious
I never understood why some people are so critical of how a game’s graphics look during the first reveal trailer and keep insisting that they will look that way in the finished product when it is clearly an early build and the game is still being worked on. I remember some people actively telling everyone not to buy SwSh just because the reveal trailer had graphics that weren’t amazing and how they refused to play a game with such graphics even though there was a note in the trailer that said this wasn’t the final product.
In fairness to those critics, the textures/environments (think trees, water, ground/earth etc) were pretty atrocious in the first trailers. And they didn't get that much better once it was released. I think we just got used to it though, and didn't notice it as much. Which I think is the trick to accepting it. You just need to expect that Pokemon games will never be graphically amazing. And if you go in expecting that, often you'll be pleasantly surprised.

One thing I hope they improve on is the Pokemon popping up out of nowhere right near you. They seemed to fix that in Legends Arceus to an extent, as you could see most Pokemon a mile away. But in SwSh... it was pretty bad. Walking along and a Steelix suddenly appears 5m from you..... very hard to immerse yourself in the game when that happens.

Also better weather effects would be nice. I've never liked how when it's raining or snowing in SwSh, there is never any water or snow accumulating on the ground. It just disappears....
 

Yveltal91057

Nobody is safe from Yandere Nami, not even Mr. X.
I think when you compare it to some other games which likely had larger budgets and larger staff working on it, the graphics can come across as quite simple, but simple =/= bad, in my opinion. I want to see how it runs on the Switch for myself but it looks like a step up from the Isle of Amor and Crown Tundra and that's no bad thing, they were excellent in my view.

I really do think we've been in a loooooong transition with Pokémon. When you look at how each generation has been a reinvention of the same basic premise with changes to hardware and engine design along the way, it's not hard to see how it has taken us nearly 30 thirty years to get to this generation and an open world game. Game Freak haven't been interested in completely redeveloping the formula, they've been more interested in the reimagining of the original story by way of each new region. We've only really had sequels twice - G/S and BW2.

Along the way, gimmicks have come and gone, the regions largely fade into obscurity, each new generation has added new monsters and tried to tell the same overall story with different motifs and a different case of characters. There's no shame in that so long as they keep going forward and try to make it a new story experience each time.

I will say this though. I think Gen 8 and 9's biggest success is showing Pokémon as a game series is thinking bigger and bigger. If Paldea ends up feeling like an epic adventure, the next step I can see is another run of either the Johto or Hoenn storyline, this time using this engine and design. What I would like is something that takes the battles and catching mechanics in PLA, the exploration and raid battles from SW/SH/PLA/S/V and combine them into a completely new game.
Overall, we have a lot to be excited about and for the first time since the trailer dropped to announce the new generation, I am feeling properly excited for the games again.

16 days left people! :D
 

Maedhros

Member
No, I believe in the video they showed, they showed the player scrolling through the options and the character was wearing each cut as they scrolled.
Which is how it works in Sword and Shield. However you still have to pay a fee BEFORE you even get to see the hair options. I'm wondering if this is still going to be the case.
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
the next step I can see is another run of the Kanto storyline, this time using this engine and design. What I would like is something that takes the best bits of PLA's catching mechanics and combining it with S/V's battling mind.
That actually sounds like something I both want & don't want at the same time. While I'm burned out with Kanto at this point between Let's Go and Game Freak's relying on its nostalgia, I'd definitely play the original storyline again if it's like this. It actually makes sense too since Kanto felt like an open world game between the third & seventh gyms.
 

Smeargle-Sketch

Sketcher of Smeargles
That actually sounds like something I both want & don't want at the same time. While I'm burned out with Kanto at this point between Let's Go and Game Freak's relying on its nostalgia, I'd definitely play the original storyline again if it's like this. It actually makes sense too since Kanto felt like an open world game between the third & seventh gyms.
What they could do is just a return to Japan with a new region based off of a different part of Japan.
 
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