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Pokemon Scarlet & Pokemon Violet - General Discussion/Speculation Thread

bruhidk

LARRY SUPREMACY
We got Ultra Beasts in Sun and Moon and Paradox Pokemon in these games. What's next for Pokemon, Hybrid Pokemon? (That was a thought).
I can see them expanding on Type Null and making more manmade mons that were created to be super weapons or something, could make for an interesting plot
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
Is anyone else actually taking their time playing the game? Is it just me?

I feel like I'm the only one who hasn't finished all three stories. I really want the game to last, so I'm taking my time and exploring the region, doing dumb stuff, and taking on story missions now and then.
I’m taking my time with my Scarlet playthrough. I just got my first badge on Friday and I’ve just been spending my time exploring Paldea, planning my team, gathering items, & joining Tera raid battles. I kind of want this game to last too and I kind of want to wait until after the DLC comes out to finish it, keeping my main team stuck at certain levels so I’m not stronger than the bosses does get a little annoying at times


In contrast, I’m going buck wild in Violet and trying to fight all the bosses out of order to fully embrace the open world aspect of the game. I actually just beat Grusha & Tulip earlier today to earn my third & fourth gym badges. I’m also using it help out my Scarlet through collecting items & figuring out ways to catch specific pokémon. I’m trying not to get too far ahead in the Path of Legends though since I don’t want to get spoiled for my Scarlet playthrough
 

Wulava

danger chili pepper
Staff member
Moderator
Is anyone else actually taking their time playing the game? Is it just me?

I feel like I'm the only one who hasn't finished all three stories. I really want the game to last, so I'm taking my time and exploring the region, doing dumb stuff, and taking on story missions now and then.
I'm 44+ hours in and have 8 badges total (3 Gym Leaders, 2 Star Bosses, 3 Titans).

Every day, I do my daily round of Tera Raids before continuing with the exploration. The most time-consuming part is the exploration because I try to grab every item, fight all the trainers and possibly catch all the new Pokemon I encounter.

I also follow the level curve, so I've been exploring either west or eastern Paldea depending on the location of my objective.

Also, for the first time ever, I've been constantly shuffling my team because I wanted to use a lot of Pokemon. I'm having so much fun despite the performance issues.
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
We technically have those. Porygon, Genesect & Castform come to mind as man-made—or artificial—Pokémon.
Genesect is actually a technologically enhanced Pokémon. It has been stated in the Pokédex to be some unknown prehistoric Pokémon revived by Team Plasma from a fossil and then given technological weapons and armor. It isn’t exactly artificial as it is still a living being. Castform is questionable at it is man-made but it seems to be a living being and created from some sort of genetic material much like Mewtwo. The Porygon line and Magearna are the only truly artificial Pokémon.
 

epithumia

Poison-type enthusiast
might have been lucky but the technical issues i had in Scarlet haven't been that different from those in PLA, so not as bothering as i thought it'd be. things slow down a bit once i get in the water, tho.

I'm 30 hours in and also haven't done much - 3 gyms, mainly because of obedience; 2 team star bosses and 4 titans (for mobility). had to start rotating my team because of overleveling, my starter Skeledirge is nearly lvl 50 already. city tasks seem... a bit lean? the focus seems to really be the exploration of Paldea.
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
might have been lucky but the technical issues i had in Scarlet haven't been that different from those in PLA, so not as bothering as i thought it'd be. things slow down a bit once i get in the water, tho.

I'm 30 hours in and also haven't done much - 3 gyms, mainly because of obedience; 2 team star bosses and 4 titans (for mobility). had to start rotating my team because of overleveling, my starter Skeledirge is nearly lvl 50 already. city tasks seem... a bit lean? the focus seems to really be the exploration of Paldea.
Only issues I’ve encountered are some clipping and Pokémon and moving NPCs walking right through me. In Violet I competed the main objectives and the first School Tournament. In Scarlet I’m getting ready to battle Katy.
 

Spider-Phoenix

#ChespinGang
So, I've finished the main story.

*major spoilers incoming*

At least I did once the school tournament thingie once. I assume now the only thing left is raids, pokédex filling and the legendaries. Wish the transfer from past games was avaliable so I could get a few veterans or at least build a new team with some pokémon who are transfer-exclusive...

I like Koraidon's role in the climatic story: I love how they set up the MC's Koraidon regaining the battle form with he being the only one you could send out to battle. Gonna say I was surprised when I saw the message of "Koraidon toughed it out so you wouldn't feel sad". Hit me into the feelings. Wasn't expecting he'd come with affection benefits but it makes sense all things considered.When I've read the leaks about there being a second Koraidon I thought that'd be the one we catch to battle with so I'm happy it wasn't the case and it's actually the one we've been hanging out with for the whole journey.
Granted, I end up finding out you can get the "dupe" Koraidon which can be traded which surprises me given they could just do as usual and have the player double dip to get a living dex.

However, one mechanic did annoy me:

So... When you unlock Koraidon's battle form, if you need the ride one again for exploring and then go back to battle form, you have to enter the menu and change it manually. That's right: say, I open a party slot, have it take on the battle form, add it to the team but if, say, I want to use the ride form to reach a certain location, it will change as normal with the + button BUT if I want to battle with it, I have to manually open the menu and activate battle form. This is way too stupid.

Why can't it work like the partner pokémon from Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee where you could box the partners but they will still be around you and their field functions would still work?
 
So no castles or palaces in Paldea? And no big indoor place like Galactic HQ, Pokemon Mansion on Cinnabar, or Silph Co? Seems the only main large indoor is the library academy.
 

Det. Viper

That’s Detective Viper to you
Genesect is actually a technologically enhanced Pokémon. It has been stated in the Pokédex to be some unknown prehistoric Pokémon revived by Team Plasma from a fossil and then given technological weapons and armor. It isn’t exactly artificial as it is still a living being. Castform is questionable at it is man-made but it seems to be a living being and created from some sort of genetic material much like Mewtwo. The Porygon line and Magearna are the only truly artificial Pokémon.
I included Genesect because it was artificially enhanced by humans. I’m aware that there’s a pre-historic version of it—and I would like to see it at some point. And Castform was stated in RSE to have been created to help with the weather (I can’t remember if it was to control or detect).
 

Tsukuyomi56

Artistic Flair
Is anyone else actually taking their time playing the game? Is it just me?

I feel like I'm the only one who hasn't finished all three stories. I really want the game to last, so I'm taking my time and exploring the region, doing dumb stuff, and taking on story missions now and then.
So far have beaten four Gyms, three Titans and three Team Star members. Much of my time is spent exploring the region rather than jetting ahead to next "logical" story point ASAP, also have been going back to the Academy on occasions to take some of the lessons.
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
In Violet, I focused more on Gyms and the Titans mostly so that I could have Pokémon strong enough for the stronger Titans and to get all of the Miraidon powers.
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer
I’m still trying to think of nicknames for all of the Paradox forms. Even if I don’t catch them during my playthrough, I feel like they deserve to have proper pokémon names like Koraidon and Miraidon. So far these are the only names I can think of:
  • Great Tusk- Pummelphant
  • Iron Treads- Phandroid
  • Scream Tail- Decibrash/Primapuff
  • Iron Hands- Raiborg
  • Flutter Mane- Shudderbraid
  • Brute Bonnet- Sporosaurus
  • Roaring Moon- Quetastrophe
  • Iron Thorns- Mekadon
 

Autobot N

Tinkaton is the greatest Pokemon ever
I’m still trying to think of nicknames for all of the Paradox forms. Even if I don’t catch them during my playthrough, I feel like they deserve to have proper pokémon names like Koraidon and Miraidon. So far these are the only names I can think of:
  • Great Tusk- Pummelphant
  • Iron Treads- Phandroid
  • Scream Tail- Decibrash/Primapuff
  • Iron Hands- Raiborg
  • Flutter Mane- Shudderbraid
  • Brute Bonnet- Sporosaurus
  • Roaring Moon- Quetastrophe
  • Iron Thorns- Mekadon
My Violet ones are Phandroid, Delibot, Hariyamech, Volcatrona, Mechanitar, and Gallevoir. Still can't come up with one for Iron Jugulis
 

Mr.Munchlax

Great Ball Rank Trainer

Acer11

Well-Known Member
I’m still trying to think of nicknames for all of the Paradox forms. Even if I don’t catch them during my playthrough, I feel like they deserve to have proper pokémon names like Koraidon and Miraidon. So far these are the only names I can think of:
  • Great Tusk- Pummelphant
  • Iron Treads- Phandroid
  • Scream Tail- Decibrash/Primapuff
  • Iron Hands- Raiborg
  • Flutter Mane- Shudderbraid
  • Brute Bonnet- Sporosaurus
  • Roaring Moon- Quetastrophe
  • Iron Thorns- Mekadon
Delikukoo

My Violet ones are Phandroid, Delibot, Hariyamech, Volcatrona, Mechanitar, and Gallevoir. Still can't come up with one for Iron Jugulis
Magnetonic (as in techtonic), and Creeptid (Creeping and Cryptid)

Question: What would I have to do to get Spiritomb in these games?
 

Pikasaur

Panda Power
I wonder if any DLC will give us the Pre-evolutions and Evolutions of the Paradox pokemon

Like what Ancient and Future Phanpy look like for example.
 
You know who could really use an evolution, = Heliolisk. Palafin is uber Water, but Palafin cannot learn Earthquake or any Ground-type move. So Electric is the way to counter Palafin. Then, there's Houndstone, who can know an uber Ghost type move if he is the last pokemon(s) surviving. To counter that you would need a Normal type. So to counter those 2 Pokemon together, = Electric/Normal, so would be amazing if Heliolisk was given an evolution in the next DLC.
 
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