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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. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    To be fair, there aren't a lot of hair options for the boy that are really that great, at least if you ask me. Of course, it may be in part due to how you're meant to have a hat over that head, though I do recall a couple of hairdos incompatible with hats.

    Do you mean something like this one?
    This is one of the ones incompatible with hats, so anyone with this hairstyle would look similar to this.

    Cursola is one of my favorite new Pokémon, though perhaps that's because I've always been quite fond of Corsola since it debuted way back when. Too bad both of Cursola's Abilities use its very low Defense, which is why I'm still seeing what to do to use either one, particularly Perish Body, to its fullest potential.

    No Polteageist though?

    I...never even noticed the gender differences. Is it new to this game? If so, I can see why I've never noticed it, as I don't think I've come across a female Eevee yet.

    It'd definitely be an interesting way to approach Orbeetle. I had been thinking a bunch about Orbeetle myself, and what I had in mind was Agility + Weakness Policy, since it's bulky enough to take a super-effective hit, and it's got enough weaknesses that people are likely to strike with super-effective-but-not-KOing-hits. Sounds like you had a similar idea yourself. Not sure if I'd like Stored Power better. Probably'd work more in double battles where there's less switching involved, since Weakness Policy is one-time-use and once you switch, you'll never have a setup like that again.
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  2. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    The gender difference for Eevee is sort of new. It was introduced in the Let’s Go games as a Starter Eevee only feature but now applies to all female Eevees.
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  3. lemoncatpower

    lemoncatpower Cynical optimist

    I’ve only been using the candies to level up Pokémon that I hatch fast. Otherwise all my story Pokémon are in their high eighties without the use of them. I find it very helpful though for baby Pokémon as I don’t have to exp share through the league over and over now lol
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  4. Bus

    Bus Well-Known Member

    I'm working a bit of Polteageist now. I do want to have a mix of things for when i face my friend in a few weeks. We've got a wedding to go to and afterwards, sicne we're staying at the same hotel, we're going to gather together, hang out, and battle lol.

    My Hatterene was nearly maxed and I just got one capable of Gigantamaxing yesterday so I'll have to raise that one up too. I've been hoping to get either a Hatterene or Cursola with its hidden ability, but so far no luck. I've faced 3 'rare', level 5 raids with Cursola yesterday alone and still no hidden ability for it. It may not be fantastic, but if you hold onto that pokemon as a trump card and then switch to something that alternates between protect and fly (or something else that makes hitting it difficult), you could cheese out that final pokemon thanks to Perish Body. At least that's my plan lol.
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  5. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    Any idea on the easiest way to get Eiscue and Feebas?They are both 1% encounters that I am struggling to obtain for my pokedex.
  6. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    You know the Champion theme right? That sounds like a great example of forced Gen 1 fanservice. Out of all the music that SwSh offers, Oleana's theme is the only kind of music that truly sounds like the classic Gen 1-Gen 2 style of music, the kind of music you hear when challenging the Elite Four near the very end of Pokemon Stadium.
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  7. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    Eiscue I just brute-forced. Feebas, I haven't actually bothered to get yet, admittedly.
  8. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    He’s the one that everybody fears to get idk why the developers make it so hard to get a fish I mean he’s literally a different colored Magikarp that 95% harder to get.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019
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  9. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    What makes it Gen I fan service? The Hall of Fame theme? That's hardly a Gen I exclusive track.
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  10. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    Gen I exclusive track doesn't equal fanservice. Callbacks to Gen I is fan service.
  11. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Sorry, I'm a little confused over your response. Let me make sure I understand, are you calling the Hall of Fame theme a callback to Gen I, or is it something else you're talking about?

    If you are referring to the Hall of Fame theme, I'd argue it's no more Gen I fan service than Pokémon Centers or Gyms. They're things that exist across the entire series, and using them doesn't mean they're forcing fan service into the game. My assumption is that they used the Hall of Fame theme because they saw it as a theme of the Pokémon League, which it almost is, in a sense.

    Speaking of the Hall of Fame, I was disappointed that this game lacked it. The title screen featuring you standing by your team is a cool replacement, but in the moment of victory, I really missed the celebratory aspect of the Hall of Fame. Honestly, I find it surprising that of all games, this would be the one not to use it, given Galar's extreme focus on the league, I would think the Hall of Fame would be an important aspect to memorialize their champions. Not to mention a Hall of Fame works well with the sports-like theme of the Galar League.

    I also find it funny that the team pose on the title screen answers one of the first questions that came to my mind during the reveal trailer, which was "Why does the main theme use the Hall of Fame theme?"
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019
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  12. Rested

    Rested Active Member

    Super Cool thing I learned today! Idk if anyone else know but its possible to get shedinja in any type of ball now!
    I just got a shedinja in a Level ball through max raid, before you could only get it in a pokeball

    ok I just had to get that off my chest bye people who have no idea who I am xD
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  13. WhiteBlair

    WhiteBlair Reporting on-duty in Galar.

    I realized the weather at Lake of Outrage determines which Eeveeloution you get and how it was such a wasted opportunity for a lack of new one with Rock/Ground/Steel-types, as Umbreon appears during sandstorm.

    A Sand Stream Rock one or Sand Force/Rush with Ground/Steel ones with appropriate stats would be the perfect replacement for Excadrill.
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  14. Bus

    Bus Well-Known Member

    I got lucky and found my Eiscue in a 5* raid. I wasn't able to find the normal way since those damn Sneasels keep naruto-running at you nonstop.
  15. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    Why don't you have your backpack on during max raid battles?Like where did it go? Also what happens if you loose the Eternatus fight?
  16. Ultra Beast Lover

    Ultra Beast Lover Well-Known Member

    I looked into that. If you faint the first time you're sent to the Pokemon center and have to watch Leon throw the pokeball and fail again, if you faint during phase 2 you have to rewatch the start of phase 2, if you somehow knock Eternatus out via a cheat and throw a ball at it you can catch Dubwool and the whole scene with Zacian and Zamazenta appearing plays out and you get to knock Eternatus out again.
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  17. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    Any idea when the rest of the kanto started plus the alolan starters will be released?Also when’s Gigantamax Toxicitry gonna be released?
  18. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    No. We don't know. You'll know when we do.
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  19. Kantonian

    Kantonian Member

    Stupid question (sry). Isn't there any competitive thread for gen 8? I guess there is, but I really can't find it. (In the competitive forum I can only find earlier generations.)

  20. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

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