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Pokemon Sword & Shield GENERAL DISCUSSION Thread [Spoilers]

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. AuraChannelerChris

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

    Except it bothers the player's team, in case they somehow don't bring Steel-, Ground-, or Rock-types.
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  2. Rahus

    Rahus Yell! Yell! Yell!

    And even if you didn't, it's not like shifting the weather is hard, what with G-Max attacks and such.
  3. Ignition

    Ignition “Go get ‘em, tiger!”

    Fair but there’s much more effective ways to do that
  4. Sceptrigon

    Sceptrigon Armored Guardian

    This may be incredibly minor and end up having no significance, but I just want to add that I noticed Eternatus doesn’t seem to have official artwork released for its Eternamax form. There is a model for it in Home but I can’t find the actual art anywhere. We already have the official art for all Galar Pokémon and Gigantamax forms.

    Unless Game Freak for some reason didn’t make one or the Pokémon website forgot to put it up, there could be a possibility that it will be revealed for something in the game later on that is related to Eternatus.
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  5. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    I think it's fairly safe to assume that it doesn't have art because it's not officially a Pokémon. Yes, technically it's an alternate form of Eternatus, and yes, it technically is programmed like any other Pokémon, but it was designed to be an unobtainable final boss, and as such, it wouldn't be treated in the same way as any regular form.
  6. Sceptrigon

    Sceptrigon Armored Guardian

    While true, with all the work that had been put into it, they might as well have official art for it.
  7. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    That's kind of like saying that there should be an official art for the PokéStar Studios opponents. Given, Eternamax Eternatus is closer to an actual Pokémon, but in the end, it's essentially the same thing.

    Also, it's worth mentioning that there are some actually usable alternate forms that don't have official Sugimori artwork, like Castform's forms.
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  8. Sceptrigon

    Sceptrigon Armored Guardian

    I mean, with Eternamax having a significant role in the Sword/Shield story, I would have expected it to have something. At this point, we don't even see Eternatus, let alone Eternamax, being acknowledged on the main Sword/Shield site. It's strange imo, unless it will have some future role.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2020
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  9. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Eternatus (and therefore it's Eternamax form by extension) probably isn't shown in order to avoid spoilers. The games are still relatively new. As much as I would love Eternatus to get some more focus, I don't think this can be construed as evidence for it.
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  10. Mr.Munchlax

    Mr.Munchlax Pokeball Rank Trainer

    Does anyone know about the Sword & Shield events people are currently hosting? I just saw this article in Nintendo Life about Joe Merrick's doing hourly raid events every Wednesday while someone in the comments mentioned that aDrive and Wolfey are doing battle tournaments in response to the World Championships being cancelled.


    Does anyone know about either of these & where to get more info?
  11. Ignition

    Ignition “Go get ‘em, tiger!”

    Zarude’s signature move, Jungle Healing, has been revealed. It restores HP and status conditions of both it and its allies

    I like how they note that it might lose its exclusivity in future games
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  12. Mr.Fiend

    Mr.Fiend Flavour town and titty city native

    Because that worked out so well in kanto and jhoto.
  13. ShadowForce720

    ShadowForce720 Well-Known Member

    That’s because those games didn’t design the gyms with the purpose in being able to challenge them in any order and still expected you to do the gyms in a particular order.

    If they make games were they intend for you to be able to challenge them in any order then they can just scale the gym leaders levels to you.

    It wouldn’t even be that complicated considering you would just have to provide different sets of teams and which one you you face is determined by the number of badges you have which is something that can be easily checked.
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  14. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    It could work functionally, but it would be horrible for the game's story. If they can't expect you to be in certain places in a certain order, it becomes really hard to make a coherent narrative.
  15. Tsukuyomi56

    Tsukuyomi56 Gesshin Powered

    Garbador briefly bids farewell for Sword players (and Copperajah for Shield players) with the Easter holidays granting players access to various baby Pokemon and most importantly, Ditto. If you are looking for a good opportunity to get good Dittos for breeding (have got a few 6IV Pokémon from the event Raids) now is the time.
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  16. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    As a heads up: Shield Version players can get the Great Ball Guy T-shirt now. I just tried it myself.

    I think he's supposed to be pretty easy to beat for people like you and me, since the main audience of Pokémon games are small children. They need to make it such that even they can beat the game and feel powerful and accomplished, and Game Freak has spent a lot of thought scaling the difficulty over the generations to address problems that come up when kids who don't think ahead and don't strategize (and older people who might think the same way) got stuck in past generations.

    For instance, I remember a demo for Pokémon Yellow in which someone who played the game from the start got stuck at Brock, as they sold off all of the Poké Balls given to them and spent all of their money on Potions. They were able to brute-force past Brock's trainer but could not find a way to overcome his Onix. There have also been many cases of people who found Pokémon Let's Go! too hard, as they had just come out of Pokémon GO and were struggling with the concepts of turn-based battling, moving their character around, using HMs, and type immunities.

    Rather, I see the single-player mode as one long tutorial on how to battle more effectively while providing a sort of wish fulfullment. Raihan is the sort of boss character designed to teach you about a mechanic--namely how Sandstorm works and how to fight with it up, as well as illustrating how double battles require a different kind of thinking than single battles. If you go into the game completely blind, Raihan will be trouble because your team was probably not designed for double battles, and your Ice-types and Fairy-types won't be effective against his Duraludon (which, if you're playing the game blind like that, you won't even know what Duraludon is until he sends it out). But he won't be so much trouble that you can't beat him even with no prior knowledge, just one that you have to pay attention while battling.

    I'm still seeing Gigantamax Garbodor, Charizard, Copperajah, and Duraludon raids on my list, and I'm still finding them in my dens, so they're not gone. It would be odd to see them go away after two weeks anyway; they've all been at least three weeks long, with most being about one month.
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  17. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    That's why I'm one of the people who'd really, really love to see the return of Difficulty Settings. That way it could be easy for kids and people who just want to play without investing too much thought, and fun for people who'd like to see more challnge.

    And I gotta be honest, while I know it's common practice and economically smart from he POV of the developer, I really, really, really, really hate it when a game (Pokemon or otherwise) just treats the Single Player Campaign as an extended tutorial for online play. Most of the time I'm in it for the story, and want to face challenge while I'm playing said story, not have a tutorial for online play.
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  18. Tsukuyomi56

    Tsukuyomi56 Gesshin Powered

    Think you may need to update to the latest Wild Area news as according to the list on Serebii G-Max Garbodor is not in Sword’s Easter event Raid pool (and G-Max Copperajah for Shield players during the Easter event). If you did update the event Raid pool you may have been seeing Raids from the “opposite” version.
  19. Rahus

    Rahus Yell! Yell! Yell!

    So, what's the significance of the new wild update? Just power items?
  20. AuraChannelerChris

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

    Easter time.

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