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Pokemon Scarlet & Pokemon Violet - General Discussion/Speculation Thread

Ignition

World's biggest Incineroar stan
I was going to play on my Lite since it's what I usually play stuff on, but I just traded in my V1 Switch for the SV OLED and man... the new screen looks frankly incredible. Strongly considering playing SV on the OLED in handheld mode now tbh.
How much of a difference does it feel to you? I'm playing on a Switch Lite currently and will probably pick up an OLED around Black Friday.
 

treatyofversigh

Well-Known Member
How much of a difference does it feel to you? I'm playing on a Switch Lite currently and will probably pick up an OLED around Black Friday.
The console itself is the same size as the V1 Switch iirc, so it still feels comfortable to hold, and it doesn't feel much heavier (if it is at all). The Lite is obv a lot better in that regard, though, and I tend to use it when I'm on the go or in bed or something.

The screen is definitely bigger than the V1, and thus a lot bigger than the Lite, and I like it. It's a little bizarre for me to go from playing Shield on my Lite to playing on the OLED because of the difference in size, but also because the games themselves just look so much... brighter? I'm not good at technical terms but the colors pop a lot more, and I think graphics-wise, the difference is definitely noticeable.

None of the games I play are particularly intensive, though, so I can't say really how performance compares, especially since I've only had it for a couple of days. Still, I really like mine, so far!
 

Ignition

World's biggest Incineroar stan
The console itself is the same size as the V1 Switch iirc, so it still feels comfortable to hold, and it doesn't feel much heavier (if it is at all). The Lite is obv a lot better in that regard, though, and I tend to use it when I'm on the go or in bed or something.

The screen is definitely bigger than the V1, and thus a lot bigger than the Lite, and I like it. It's a little bizarre for me to go from playing Shield on my Lite to playing on the OLED because of the difference in size, but also because the games themselves just look so much... brighter? I'm not good at technical terms but the colors pop a lot more, and I think graphics-wise, the difference is definitely noticeable.

None of the games I play are particularly intensive, though, so I can't say really how performance compares, especially since I've only had it for a couple of days. Still, I really like mine, so far!
The screen looking brighter and being bigger is definitely making me want to get one now. I always feel like my Switch is a little too dim and closed in. Thanks for the feedback! Hope you continue to enjoy your Switch Lite!
 

Copley Hill Gym

Well-Known Member
I feel like the OLED isn't really an enhancement of the Switch like the DSi and new 3DS were to their families. So I'm playing it on the V1 Switch that I have had since launch.
Me too! Got mine on first day, UK release. It's been brilliant for everything, including Xenoblade Chronicles. I am hoping it does the job for S/V too.
 

Reinhardt

Well-Known Member
How are you going to play these games?
1. What paths are you going to take first?
2. Are you going to do all 3 alternately?
3. Are you going to explore all places and cities first and only then begin the paths? Or each city at a time?
4. Are you going to traverse using the recommended order or make ur own?
I'll more than likely do the Gym path more often than the other two, but there are a lot of other factors I'd need more information about before I can really answer any of those questions, like what the recommended order entails, how many trainer battles you can do, and how much, if any, level scaling there is in each area.
 

Kaddy2009

Well-Known Member
How are you going to play these games?
1. What paths are you going to take first?
2. Are you going to do all 3 alternately?
3. Are you going to explore all places and cities first and only then begin the paths? Or each city at a time?
4. Are you going to traverse using the recommended order or make ur own?
1. Probably the gym path first since that's the one I'm most familiar with
2. Yep!
3. Each city at a time
4. Traverse the recommended path, but who knows?
 

Ignition

World's biggest Incineroar stan
How are you going to play these games?
1. What paths are you going to take first?
2. Are you going to do all 3 alternately?
3. Are you going to explore all places and cities first and only then begin the paths? Or each city at a time?
4. Are you going to traverse using the recommended order or make ur own?
1) Probably the Gyms for the same reason as @Kaddy2009
2) Most likely
3) I'll alternate between them
4) Depends on how early the Pokémon I want are available
 

Yveltal91057

Nobody is safe from Yandere Nami, not even Mr. X.
How are you going to play these games?
1. What paths are you going to take first?
2. Are you going to do all 3 alternately?
3. Are you going to explore all places and cities first and only then begin the paths? Or each city at a time?
4. Are you going to traverse using the recommended order or make ur own?
Exploring and shiny hunting comes first!
 

WishIhadaManafi5

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.
Staff member
Moderator
Hi, a general question - is anyone going to play the games on V1 or v2 Switch and not on the OLED or the SV OLED ones?

I'm playing on my old Switch. Hoping to save up for a new one in the future, just in case tho.
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
Hi, a general question - is anyone going to play the games on V1 or v2 Switch and not on the OLED or the SV OLED ones?
I’m mostly playing on my V1 Switch, but I may transfer one of my games to my Switch whenever I want to interact with both my games
 

treatyofversigh

Well-Known Member
How are you going to play these games?
1. What paths are you going to take first?
2. Are you going to do all 3 alternately?
3. Are you going to explore all places and cities first and only then begin the paths? Or each city at a time?
4. Are you going to traverse using the recommended order or make ur own?
1-2. I think I'm gonna prioritize the gyms and do the others as I encounter them. Since they're all spread out, that seems like the easiest way to do it, I think.
3. In open world games more like this, I usually focus on a section of the map at a time. So like, I'll try to find everything I can in the beginning area, then once I've got it all done (or as done as I can before unlocking a new subsection or Koraidon/Miraidon travel ability or something), I'll move on to the next.
4. I'll probably make my own path. I'll definitely look up the gym leader teams and whatnot when I get closer to the next area, but for my first time through the game, I'm just gonna run around and do whatever I want. I'm excited!
 

Wulava

danger chili pepper
Staff member
Moderator
How are you going to play these games?
1. What paths are you going to take first?
2. Are you going to do all 3 alternately?
3. Are you going to explore all places and cities first and only then begin the paths? Or each city at a time?
4. Are you going to traverse using the recommended order or make ur own?

I'll play all through all of them simultaneously based on the level curve. See below (Spoilers):
Bug Gym (Lv15)
Rock Titan (Lv16)
Grass Gym (Lv17)
Flying Titan (Lv19)
Dark Star (Lv21)
Electric Gym (Lv24)
Fire Star (Lv27)
Steel Titan (Lv28)
Water Gym (Lv30)
Poison Star (Lv33)
Normal Gym (Lv36)
Ghost Gym (Lv42)
Ground Titan (Lv44)
Psychic Gym (Lv45)
Ice Gym (Lv48)
Fairy Star (Lv51)
Dragon Titan (Lv55)
Fighting Star (Lv56)
Pokemon League

I always explore every nook and cranny for items, battle every trainer, do every available sidequests, and catch every Pokemon available in each area before moving on.
 

Tsukuyomi56

Artistic Flair
How are you going to play these games?
1. What paths are you going to take first?
2. Are you going to do all 3 alternately?
3. Are you going to explore all places and cities first and only then begin the paths? Or each city at a time?
4. Are you going to traverse using the recommended order or make ur own?
1. Toss up between Gym and Titans but likely the Gym path.
2. Likely as I come across them.
3. Probably explore each area as I come across them.
4. Depends on where the Pokemon I want on my team can be found.
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
I’ve decided to name my Violet Trainer Willow after RuPaul’s Drag Race season 14 winner Willow Pill. Figured I should drop the last name as I’m pretty sure it’s a banned word since pills could be misinterpreted to mean illegal drugs.
 

Manbis

Well-Known Member
I just hope the new pokemons dont have super weird evolution methods.... shield and legends did go crazy with some of them.
 

RileyXY1

Young Battle Trainer
I think that G. Yamask's evolution method will be changed to it needing to be leveled up while knowing the move Curse.
 

ShinyNoob

Active Member
Looks like there are a lot of good poke designs - tempted to go through a few play throughs. Those that have the game (no spoilers) but do you think there is enough of a case to use three teams (one for each story) or is it better to have a new game on a diff account and use that?
 

Pokemon Power

Well-Known Member
Looks like there are a lot of good poke designs - tempted to go through a few play throughs. Those that have the game (no spoilers) but do you think there is enough of a case to use three teams (one for each story) or is it better to have a new game on a diff account and use that?
From what I've seen in the leaks, I suggest keeping your starter at all times.
 

ShinyNoob

Active Member
Starter at all times, interesting, is that because they have a special move or unlock access or that they are just that good?

I've seen the new pokes but not anything storywise. I usually do a fire, water, grass trio in my teams. I think there are a few pokes that can cover that role but if you need the starter for story reasons then might have to rethink
 
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