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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.

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Does this idea seem at all plausible to you?

  1. Nah

    6.6%
  2. Yep

    10.2%
  3. I'm a kangaroo

    83.1%
  1. ShadowForce720

    ShadowForce720 Well-Known Member

  2. wolf jani

    wolf jani The 6th member to reach 20 000 posts

    This is unexpected! Hopefully the mythical will have a good design
     
  3. Lord Godwin

    Lord Godwin The Lord of Darkness

    Few months ago I had a dream about a Electric/Bug Mythical Pokemon, just saying;-D
     
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  4. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    The concern over there not being every Pokémon available was overblown right from the start. The majority of people who play Pokémon will never transfer their Pokémon from any other game at all. They just make do with the available Pokémon, and they start anew with each Pokémon game they play.

    The biggest factors for ordinary, non-hardcore people to enjoy a Pokémon game are as such: 1) Are the new Pokémon appealing? 2) Are the new characters appealing? and 3) Are the new mechanics appealing? I'd say Pokémon Sword and Shield has accomplished those three, at least for the most part. (And yes, there are gameplay flaws in Dynamax that Triple Battles, Rotation Battles, Mega Evolutions, and Z-Moves didn't have, but the core of it all is that Dynamax and Gigantamax look really impressive, and the presence of one creates a kind of emotional pressure never encountered before.)
     
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  5. janejane6178

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

    Maybe the mythical they want to introduce is one of the new regis?
     
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  6. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before. Staff Member Moderator

    That might be the case. I'm curious as to what the mythical Pokemon might be.
     
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  7. LilligantLewis

    LilligantLewis primarina donna

    I think Regis will still be legendaries not mythicals
     
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  8. Auraninja

    Auraninja Try to understand.

    Plus, the Crowned Tundra trailer implied that they have their own temple.

    I think Pokemon is getting into the modern age where they can patch the Pokemon in.
     
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  9. Weavy

    Weavy They call me the one who loves cats.

    There's no way there wasn't going to be a new Mythical, so I can't say I'm too surprised. I'm guessing this new Pokemon will star in the upcoming movie...

    "This Pokemon will star in the new movie Coco."

    I figured as much. That's all Mythical Pokemon seem to be these days; adverts for the new movies. That being said, if this Pokemon gets some more lore in SwSh, that would be nice, but I'm not counting on it.

    SwSh is also getting a special Max Raid battle. My guess is perhaps we might get special G-Max events for the ones we're not supposed to know about. I wouldn't know what else would be "special" enough for a special Max Raid event. I'm curious about what this will actually be.
     
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  10. Zoruagible

    Zoruagible Lover of underrated characters

    I don't think it'd be one of the Pokemon coming up in the DLC.

    Though the mythical possibly getting a raid? That sounds awesome, be nice to actually catch said mythical instead of obtaining them from some random guy in the Pokemon Center. I honestly missed the days of catching them like that, shame Victini was the final one

    I just hope it's not another dumb elemental princess like Magearna and Diancie are
     
  11. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    I mean we did know about the two Pokemon that had their data hidden in the game, so it was likely we were going to get two mythical Pokemon. But I gotta admit with the DLC I had expected them to be there.
    I'll never be a fan of mythicals and other gift Pokemon (It's catch 'em all, not get 'em all as presents) but let's see what this one is like.
     
  12. Ignition

    Ignition “Go get ‘em, tiger!”

    These are two different scenarios so I’m not seeing the point.
     
  13. Auraninja

    Auraninja Try to understand.

    Perhaps I read you wrong, and you were just talking about how the lack of a National Dex takes the enjoyment out of the games for some.

    I thought you were talking about those who would play the game and determine that they wouldn't like it.
     
  14. Ignition

    Ignition “Go get ‘em, tiger!”

    Kind of both. I was saying that people who, even despite not liking the exclusion of the Dex, still played the games and people would still think their complaints are dumb even after their “You can’t say the game is bad if you haven’t played it!” retorts.

    I think a lot of people here have the same ignorant mindset of people who took the Dexit “movement” too far: just because you don’t transfer Pokémon doesn’t mean others’ wants don’t matter. Of course it’s an inevitability that someone will be disappointed but simply writing it off because “it doesn’t matter to me” is dumb.

    TL;DR: Hypocrisy and double standards from both sides of this. Overall, I think anything is a valid point for a game if you’re paying for it
     
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  15. The Teller

    The Teller King of Half-Truths

    I don't know if this belongs in this thread, but apparently yesterday I got an email from Nintendo, asking for me to do a survey for them. Yes, I checked; it was definitely from them. Anyway, it turns out that it was a survey for SwSh, most likely due to the DLC coming out. They asked for my gender and age, followed by which mainline games I've played before, which I played first, and even a separate question for my Pokemon Go status. Then it asked for me to choose what interested me about the games prior to release, what I liked about the games when I was playing them, what I didn't like (yes, "My favorite Pokemon isn't in them" was an option), how long I played, etc. They also asked if I already knew about the DLC, if I preordered it, when I'll preorder it, why haven't I preordered it yet, what excites me about the DLC. Finally, they asked me if I had anything to add about the Galar games, and I proceeded to wrote a short thesis to them, talking more specifically about the strengths and weaknesses of SwSh, whilst also making the suggestion that they reach out to different companies to get some spinoff game cameos (or at least references) into the main games. Let's see what Candela can really do when not held back by Go's battle mechanics! Let us bathe in the glorious return of the one and only Miror B.! Have Cynthia talk about the war that went on in Ransei. That sort of thing. I really had fun taking the survey, and I was surprised I was even given the survey to begin with, and I was wondering if anyone else got that email?
     
  16. Pokemon Power

    Pokemon Power Well-Known Member

  17. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "How did I know that would be your reaction?"

    Came straight out of Japan and spread to all the world. It's the anniversary of when Pokemon Red & Green first released.
     
  18. Wulava

    Wulava Chuffed to bits Staff Member Moderator

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  19. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    "This Pokémon will star in the new movie Coco and be available in Pokémon Sword & Shield"

    I'm going to now take a guess. This Mythical Pokémon will be Dante, that dog that followed Miguel into the Realm of the Dead. He'll have two Formes, matching the two empty slots: the normal form and his Alebrija form.

    Nintendo gives out random surveys to people about major releases. To my knowledge, every major release has a survey, though they only give them to a small percentage of the people who got the game (and it only works when the game is registered). If I recall correctly, I've gotten surveys in the past for New Super Mario Bros. U, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
     
  20. PrinceOfFacade

    PrinceOfFacade Ghost-Type Master

    The entire Wild Area is currently covered in a blizzard, and I can't see sh*t.

    Is there an event I don't know about?
     

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