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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. WhiteBlair

    WhiteBlair Reporting on-duty in Galar.

    Pokémon Center features a painting; a scenery including a serpent.

  2. landipan

    landipan Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's Dragonair?
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  3. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Yum! Turkey and Mashed Potatoes! Staff Member Moderator

    It looks like Rayquaza to me.
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  4. Mewizard

    Mewizard Well-Known Member

    I wonder how many trailers there are left until release. There's only 25 days left until the games come out, a little over 3 weeks away.
    If I had to guess, I Imagine the starters will have one soon (I'm surprised we haven't seen the second stages yet) and then maybe 2 or 3 more trailers showcasing some of the Pokemon we already have seen snippets of and then some evolutions.
  5. janejane6178

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

    I think that at this point, we will have more information once the games are released in 3 weeks
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  6. ebevan91

    ebevan91 Well-Known Member

    Well it's gonna be 1 minimum because there will be a launch trailer like usual and there are 4 Wednesdays left so that's 4 more opportunities for trailers if they stick with the Wednesday release schedule. So 1 to 4. But I'm think it's gonna be more like 2 or 3 because there's no way we're gonna go another 3 weeks without a trailer.
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  7. Julia Artemis

    Julia Artemis Well-Known Member

    That dragon is obviously Rayquaza. I think it could be hinting at a Let's Go Pichu/Togepei. In lore there are connections to Rayquaza and Johto along with Hoenn. How cool would it be if they end up replacing Kanto with Hoenn in a Gold/Silver remake
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
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  8. Inoshi

    Inoshi Though man

    I think this one may be real. It doesn't look to far-fetched like many fake leaks that go out of their way to make stuff crazy cool and interesting. Everything I see here seems very plausible and as you say there are a few pictures that we can already link to stuff that has been officially revealed.
  9. Satoshi & Touko

    Satoshi & Touko SWSH IS HEEEEERE!!!

    I think that we will get 0 more trailers before release. Though I do expect notice by other means when the games are available for preload on the Eshop.
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  10. clbgolden12

    clbgolden12 Alolan (and soon to be Galarian) trainer

    Jeez, weird to think about how we’re only around three weeks away from release. :eek:

    Anyways, I’d say we’re going to get one more official trailer at least, three at most. However, I’m also expecting game footage through things like overview videos (like the ones we got for Sun and Moon and USUM), previews from review copies, commercials, etc.
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  11. Dragon Pulse

    Dragon Pulse Well-Known Member

    Not gonna lie, people seem to find the most outlandish "hints" towards any remake. That'd probably be the most random thing they could do to "hint" towards another Johto remake.
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  12. Ignition

    Ignition Obliterated a god with the power of friendship

    Just thought about how we’ll probably get one more Nintendo Direct before the year is over with(mainly because of Smash DLC). If we do get one, it’ll probably contain SwSh news or they’ll announce a trailer/Direct around that time.
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  13. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Lost my profile picture when Ash beat Kukui

    Im sick of game freak giving all the gen 1 pokemon all the good stuff like do we really need another charizard form? I did like how they gave the zigzagooon family some more love by giving it a evolution and galar forms but they need to show some more love on other generations of pokemon
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  14. Doomseed

    Doomseed Lurks most of the time

    It is monday.

    And I really am hoping for more reveals these last four weeks.

    Anyway. I do hope that despite the outrage these last few months that the sells on SWSH would still be good.
  15. DSDark

    DSDark Breeder

    The games are going to sell. However things like reviews will definitely help. Honestly SwSh is the first pokemon game that has had real criticism. How the games handle that criticism will decide how well it sells.

    I will say this though having these games on the Switch will definitely help. So many people have a switch, so the better the games are the more likely non-pokemon people are to play.
  16. LilligantLewis

    LilligantLewis primarina donna

    agreed, I can now play it on my home console instead of just a handheld
  17. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    Starter evolutions have almost always been kept under wraps until the games are released. After that, though, they'll be promoted aggressively (and may get playable representation in a Smash Bros. game). I really wouldn't be surprised if we don't know anything about them besides their basic forms all the way until the 15th next month.

    Pichu and Togepi? How is that supposed to work? They have even lower stats than Pikachu and Eevee. They wouldn't be usable to the end of the game unless they get an insane base stat boost. (And what does Rayquaza have to do with anything in Johto?)

    Pichu and Togepi were Pokémon of their time though. They're not enduring pop culture icons like Pikachu is, or to a lesser extent Eevee. If they make Johto versions of Let's Go! (which I find doubtful, since Pokémon GO playership dropped off before Niantic could add in Generation II), it'd likely star Pikachu again and maybe someone else.

    The videos serve one purpose: to persuade people to buy Pokémon Sword and Shield. With the exception of the initial announcement, they've been aiming these videos at different potential buyers. The one in May/June 2019 (forgot which) was for people who get new Pokémon games for the new Pokémon. The one shown at the World Championships was aimed at competitive players, to show the potentially metagame-disrupting new things. The one part of the September 2019 Nintendo Direct was aimed at the people who want to bond with and play with their Pokémon. The nature-cam one is for people who are most interested in Pokémon biology (and there are a good amount out there). The one earlier this month showing Gigantamax Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard, Meowth, and Butterfree were aimed at the Generation I fans, fans of Pokémon GO and fans of Pokémon Let's Go!, who would otherwise give the game a pass or not know about Pokémon Sword and Shield at all if not for this video. (That last one, in particular. There were plenty of cases of people who had stopped playing since the original Kanto games or only played Pokémon GO and/or Let's Go!, found out about this video via word of mouth, and thought, "This looks so cool! I'm going to get Sword/Shield now!" THAT was the intended response and intended target audience of that video, not any of us here.)

    That appears to be the approach this time. They make one video for each group of people who might by the video game. Chances are there was one video you really liked while the others were not quite as good.

    In any case, I think there will be more Galarian forms for generations past I. They're focusing on that at the moment because those are the ones that will sell the most games. Perhaps there will be Galarian Patrat and Galarian Watchog, Galarian Helioptile and Galarian Heliolisk, and Galarian Duskull and the Pokémon it evolves from, but they won't sell games the way Gigantamax Charizard will.

    Yep, and now I can actually record footage when I play. I haven't been able to do that since Pokémon Battle Revolution, since I don't have a means to record off the DS or 3DS.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
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  18. clbgolden12

    clbgolden12 Alolan (and soon to be Galarian) trainer

    Unfortunately, if we are to get another Direct before the year’s end, then it’s probably just gonna focus on a single game. Since Pokémon already had two Directs centered around it this year, I can’t see it getting another.
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  19. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Lost my profile picture when Ash beat Kukui

    I will be mad if the starter evolutions arent revealed until the games are released I though kukuis last pokemon would be one of there evolutions but I was wrong
  20. Ignition

    Ignition Obliterated a god with the power of friendship

    You’re probably right. I’m somewhat optimistic since we don’t really have a lot of first party games for Nintendo outside of the BOTW sequel, Luigi’s Mansion (which would be out by then), SwSh, and Animal Crossing. But the odds aren’t high for a Direct, and definitely low for a Pokèmon centered one.

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