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Pokemon Sword & Shield GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread [Spoiler-Prone Area]

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by Kage-Pikachu, Jun 9, 2018.


Does this idea seem at all plausible to you?

  1. Nah

  2. Yep

  3. I'm a kangaroo

  1. Marzbar

    Marzbar Well-Known Member

    Based on what?
    Every trailer in the last couple of months has revealed minimal details at best. 1-2 Pokémon at a time.

    If I had a dollar for every time some naive person on here posted “I think this next trailer will show us the middle stage of the starters / the regional bug / the regional rodent / the box legendary typings” I would have at least $100 by now. I’m still waiting to see any of those things revealed.

    Expect very, very little from this upcoming trailer. Worst case scenario you’ll be correct, best case scenario you’ll be wrong and pleasantly surprised.
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  2. SurrealistSmeargle

    SurrealistSmeargle Well-Known Member

    Based on the fact that, as far as I can work out from going through the archives, there has rarely if ever been a trailer that revealed only 1 pokemon, outside of those that occurred at events, e.g. Worlds.
  3. Wulava

    Wulava Chuffed to bits Staff Member Moderator

    Well, I do think that there could be more than just "Sirfetch'd".
    Heck we don't even know if it is indeed Sirfetch'd. That's what we all just want to believe.

    But anyway, they still haven't officially revealed Impidimp, or the typings of the Box Legends. Not a single Team Yell Admin has been introduced (assuming it has one).

    Again, here's a breakdown of pre-release information for the month of SEPTEMBER back in previous games (trailers only, not counting Coro Coro).

    LGPE Pre-release 2018
    Sep 10 - Secret Techniques, Customization, Partner Power Special Moves, Celadon Game Corner changed into an arcade, Special Edition Pikachu/Eevee Switch
    Sep 13 - [Nintendo Direct] S.S. Anne, Riding Rapidash/Dodrio
    Sep 15 - Mew
    Sep 19 - Pokemon GO connectivity, GO Park, Legendary Birds
    Sep 25 - Meltan

    USUM Pre-release 2017
    Sep 13 - [Nintendo Direct] Necrozma Formes, UB-Burst, UB-Assembly
    Sep 22 - Around 400 Pokemon in Alola Dex confirmed, Mantine Surf, Alola Photo Club, Mina's Trial, A-Marowak is now a Totem, New version-exclusive Pokemon

    SM Pre-release 2016
    Sep 01 - [Nintendo Direct] A-Rattata, Snorlium Z/Pulverizing Pancake
    Sep 06 - UB-01, Type:Null, Jangmo-o, A-Raticate, Aether Foundation, Lusamine, Faba, Wicke, Gladion, Poke Finder
    Sep 08 - Samson Oak
    Sep 14 - UB-02 Absorption, UB-02 Expansion
    Sep 20 - Customization, Passimian, Oranguru, Lycanroc (and forms), PokeBank Update for Gen 7

    ORAS Pre-release 2014
    Sep 04 - Diving, Wild Pokemon tail in grass, Pre-order details
    Sep 12 - Mega (Gallade, Sharpedo, Camerupt), Primal Groudon/Kyogre abilities, Global Link & Bank compatibility, Soundtrack, Special Edition 3DS

    XY Pre-release 2013
    Sep 04 - [Pokemon Direct] Pokemon Bank, Poke Transporter, Kanto Starters (and their Megas)
    Sep 12 - Pyroar
    Sep 13 - Quilladin, Braixen, Frogadier, Tyrunt, Amoura, Furfrou, Meowstic, Mega (Mewtwo X, Garchomp), Team Flare Admins (Celosia, Aliana, Bryony, Mable, Xerosic), Diantha
    Sep 18 - eShop Trailer that didn't showcase much
    Sep 19 - Tyrantrum, Aurorus, Confirmation of no Megas for Gen 6 Pokemon
    Sep 25 - Doublade

    We only have two months left before the release, and this is only the 2nd info drop this month.
  4. Mewizard

    Mewizard Well-Known Member

    I really do hope there's more than just Sirfetch'd. Most likely there will be 1 or 2 more probably the Teapot elephant, Impidimp or the Chimpmunks, Then there's still some Dynamax forms we've yet to see.
    Really though I wish they'd pump out some more Pokemon reveals, Especially Evolutions. We're 8 weeks away from release, I think now would be the perfect time for more pokemon reveals and more trailers to hype the game back up.
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  5. DSDark

    DSDark Breeder

    It's definitely time for more pokemon to be revealed.
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  6. Trainer Yusuf

    Trainer Yusuf VolcaniNO

    We might see an official release of Impidimp and some of the teased Pokémon (Yamper evo, Chipmunk, two statues etc.), but we probably won't see a lot of new stuff, just another Regional Form and possibly another evo to match Sirfetch'd.
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  7. D*N

    D*N Musical Star

    Yes lets get those reveals on, more new pokemon, Galar forms, dynamax forms, gigantamax forms whatever, just get a a number out there!
  8. mtqc

    mtqc MY BEANS!

    Guess I'm one of the few who loves this reveal cycle... :D I'd rather have lots of Pokemon to discover on my first playthrough. I felt rather spoiled of the whole game for XY and SM.

    I do agree that seeing the starters' final forms is a must, though! I'd assume the middle stages will come around next month and the final ones will either get leaked with a datamine or revealed a few days before release.
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  9. WhiteBlair

    WhiteBlair Reporting on-duty in Galar.

    The fact that Game Freak initially considered to hide mid-evolutions of starters for IG, hence the poll in Secret Club, strongly indicates to me that introducing less Pokémon has no relation with Galar eventually having a small regional Dex.
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  10. Beloberto

    Beloberto Bug Catcher

    That's a good point. If they were willing to change their way of revealing the starters evolution lines to the point of holding all of it back until the game is out, it strongly suggests their whole mindset on revealing new pokémon is different this time around.
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  11. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    And it's very frustrating, imho.
  12. DSDark

    DSDark Breeder

    I've been mostly fine with the amount of pokemon shown. However I do feel we need at least 8 more pokemon shown before release
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  13. mtqc

    mtqc MY BEANS!

    As long as there's still quite a few for me to discover on my own, I'd be good with that.
  14. janejane6178

    janejane6178 XY over SM (ew) ANYDAY!!!! <3 (Anything actually)

    I hope they focus on new Pokemon and not on gen 1 ones again... it will make me more exited personally. I mean, I mght like the new evo of that gen 1 bird Pokemon (don't know how to write its name) but I want them to show new Pokemon as well.
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  15. anjunajake

    anjunajake you were the sun & moon to me

    I've been fine with the reveal cycle for the most part up until now, but it's go time now! Time to step up the hype and get us excited. I think the cool way they're teasing this glitch 'mon is a step in the right direction. I expect a good reveal tomorrow.
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  16. janejane6178

    janejane6178 XY over SM (ew) ANYDAY!!!! <3 (Anything actually)

    Well I hope you are right, cuz I REALLy wanna see new Pokemon hehe
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  17. Wulava

    Wulava Chuffed to bits Staff Member Moderator

    42 out of 72 Pokemon & 13 out of 30 Mega Evolutions were revealed during the pre-release in X/Y.
    67 out of 81 Pokemon & 12 out of 17 Alolan Forms were revealed during the pre-release in Sun/Moon.

    For SWSH, we have 19 known Pokemon (20 if you count the current Glitch Pokemon) & 2 Galarian Forms.

    While it sucks and hurts hype, also datamining aside, I actually like the minimal amount of info because it leaves us with a lot to discover.
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  18. DannyDark

    DannyDark The Earthquake Maker

    To be honest I'd say the thing it hurts the most.. And I don't think this is applicable to the majority of those in this forum due to the forum being explicitly for Pokemon.. is helping people decide, who are somewhat on the fence regarding purchasing the game, and for some purchasing a Switch as well to play the game, whether they want to sink that money into it.

    So, Hype vs Too Much Hype vs Too Little Hype aside.. I don't think they're doing a great job actually advertising the games; whether this be amount of content, format of announcements or just the general, turbulent mood that has plague the fandom throughout in-part due to the selective lack of communication with fans.

    The glitch Pokemon was a fun little way to tease, and hopefully very soon fully announce, a Pokemon.. but, 2 months from launch, it is by far the most interesting thing to happen during the launch cycle that wasn't negative.

    I'm excited for the trailer tomorrow though! I think we just need a good run of new announcements, honestly.
  19. mysticalglacia

    mysticalglacia Alola Shill

    I think we’ll be seeing the Farfetch’d Galarian form/evo, a couple new Pokémon (at most like 3 or 4), maybe a side mechanic like the Photo Club or Contests, and a Gym Leader or two. Even that sounds like too much to hope for given how the announcements have been, but I think since it’s closer to the release, there might be more info than usual.
  20. chickenperson

    chickenperson Member

    I suspect that if we get more than just Sirfetch'd, we'll get either more Galarian forms or some new feature involving the Rotom phone, due to the glitch thing. I would like Legendary types and more info on version exclusives, but I'm not holding my breath; it's been pretty difficult to predict reveal content this news cycle.

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