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Pokemon Sword & Shield RUMOR & SPECULATION Thread

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by WishIhadaManafi5, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. mysticalglacia

    mysticalglacia Alola Shill

    I don’t think including New Jersey in a region based on New York (and also other parts of the U.S.) is as weird as basing an entire area on a part of Russia as an extension of Japan. Yeah, I know, the historical connection between the two, but still. Ireland deserves its own region, it has more than enough lore to cover for that. I don’t think the public reception now would be too thrilled at having it as a “bonus” part of Galar, either.
  2. Divine Retribution

    Divine Retribution Master of the freak show

  3. UltimateNinja

    UltimateNinja ~Ice Cold~

    Problem here is that Galar seems to be based on the UK (Isn't England alone anymore since there's also a bit of Scottland in Galar) and North-Ireland is part if it and is taking the northern part of the island. Even if there won't be a location based on (North-)Ireland, I doubt them to make a whole region based on Ireland so it would be better if they introduce it as a part of Galar.
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  4. AgentKallus

    AgentKallus ♪ Doh doh doh ♪

    Ireland isn’t in the UK, that’d be like putting Portugal as Spain’s post game or the USA as a part of Canada.

    I think Galar isn’t just England and Scotland as Wooloo is a Welsh icon.
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  5. DannyDark

    DannyDark The Earthquake Maker

    Republic of Ireland isn't in the UK, and it'd be deeply insulting to say it was, but Northern Ireland is very much in the UK.

    England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island are the primary bodies of the UK.
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  6. AgentKallus

    AgentKallus ♪ Doh doh doh ♪

    I did mean RoI, and as a someone who has lived in the UK for almost twenty years I know very well about the constituent countries that make up the United Kingdom and the Ireland isn't one of them. When I say Ireland I mean the RoI as that is the nation state commonly refered to as Ireland, of course northern Ireland is also part of the island of Ireland but I was only talking about the nation not the two countries.
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  7. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    No it would not.

    And Northern Ireland is only a very small part of Ireland. If they make an Irish region they could easily blot it out with a couple of mountains.

    But well, it's all theoretical anyway, since there won't be any post-game region based on Ireland in Sword and SHield, since I think even Gamefreak ought to know what backlash that would cause.

    And with the number of countries and regions in the world (for the record we still don't have a region based on Southern France, for example, Kalos only covers France north of the Alps) so there's no telling which place the next region will be in (and a bit early to speculate)
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  8. Mr.Munchlax

    Mr.Munchlax Thunder Trainer

    I just looked into the theory that Sword & Shield will have 500+ since Amazon mentioned the Pokédex Book has about 448 pages. Does anyone know think this might be the case?

    I mean, I’d like it if we did have this many pokémon in the game, but between all of the leaks & rumors and the National Dex controversy, I’m not convinced this is the case & I’m only taking it with a grain of salt. Plus, don’t those books also have sections dedicated to stuff like moves, abilities, introductions, an index, & a table of contents?
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  9. UltimateNinja

    UltimateNinja ~Ice Cold~

    I said North-Ireland is part of the UK, NOT Ireland. Both are in one island.

    If they decide to not include North-Ireland in the UK, then what will happen to the country? Including it in the Ireland region? Then we could argue that North-Ireland deserves it's own region and in that case they just get include them as a sub region near Galar, functioning as a post game region. And for me personally, Ireland alone as a region would be too small.
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  10. PokeMon2.0

    PokeMon2.0 Cramorant is too cute for words!

    Well the last Pokédex had 4 entries per page. If there are 4 entries per page, that means there will be a lot of Pokémon. But I think there will be 2 per page, so there might be 500 Pokémon for sure.
  11. AgentKallus

    AgentKallus ♪ Doh doh doh ♪

    I think people are putting the cart before the horse with the autosave concerns.

    I like that we sort of get 8 save files with the switch pokemon games, thought I fear that trading between them could be a pain depending on how the online situation ends up.

    I think that depends on scaling, because like Unova and Kalos have very different scaling but neither region feels small (in terms of size at least, Kalos is kinda small in terms of content)

    TBH I just think it would be poor taste for any of the RoI to be Galar's post-game, whether or not that means no RoI region for the foreseeable future.

    *insert dexit/brexit joke here*

    Whilst the size of the book might be an interesting starting point for speculation, I don't think it means much.
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  12. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    Darling, they made the New York metropolitan area, the Kanto Region, the Kensai Region and Kyushu their own regions. And Ireland is bigger than all of those (even without Northern Ireland). It it's even a little bit larger than Hokkado (if you include Northern Ireland)
  13. Julia Artemis

    Julia Artemis Well-Known Member

    Living in New York I'd like to remind you all that there is literally no desert area located in the state. It's definitely not a thing.
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  14. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    Well there isn't one in France either.

    Edit: Apparently there's a little volcanic desert in Kyshu, but it's not a sandy desert like Ruby/Sapphire portrays it as and it's in a caldera.=, it looks more like Fallabor Town.
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  15. Marzbar

    Marzbar Well-Known Member

    Everyone, the Ireland debate needs to go away now. Irish culture is great, it’s found everywhere in the western world, and they may reference it in the Galar region. They may not. Who cares. Don’t get butthurt about Irish independence in a children’s battle simulation game. It’s not political commentary. They’ve referenced many Australian exclusive animals in Japanese based regions and you don’t see us Australians getting offended.

    If they were to pick the geographical origin of the next generation of games, it’s not likely to be Ireland. There’s about 20 countries/areas of the world that have more global appeal, more popularity and more distinct architecture, history, fauna and lore than Ireland has. So I don’t even know why we are talking about Ireland based games. It’s not going to happen anytime soon. I’m sorry. Just being realistic.
  16. mysticalglacia

    mysticalglacia Alola Shill

    I thought everyone knew by now that Pokémon absolutely does not care about what environments exist where irl. Like, they just really don’t. New York and France don’t have deserts or badlands, but Unova and Kalos do. They have to add variety to make things interesting, otherwise we’d end up with flat plains and a couple of mountains for Kalos.
  17. UltimateNinja

    UltimateNinja ~Ice Cold~

    Point for you, although what are the changes that they may pick Ireland over other more well known countries spread over the world? It may happen someday in gen 20 or so when there aren't many other locations/countries to pick from, but I can't see what's so problematic about them making Ireland happening now other than Game Freaks laziness. It can even be it's own mini region you can travel after Galar, maybe even having something similiar like trials for those who prefer them.
  18. AgentKallus

    AgentKallus ♪ Doh doh doh ♪

    ... uh ...
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  19. Ning

    Ning Well-Known Member

    Well, the Mets and Jets success this century could be called a desert. ;)
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  20. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    If you ask me, we're overdue for a region that's primarily desert, at least something other than Orre. (As a desert-dweller, I kind of miss Orre though.)

    I did find it odd that there appears to be Galarian counterparts to England, Wales, and Scotland but not Northern Ireland. That being said, Northern Ireland is indeed geographically very small, and if they want to scale it comparably with the main Galarian island, there wouldn't be much happening there.

    Not sure if Northern Ireland will even be represented at all, but it'd be weird to have the other three major parts of the UK and not the fourth. It would be like basing a region on Canada and leaving out Prince Edward Island or basing a region on Australia and leaving out Tasmania.
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