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The Isle of Armor & The Crown Tundra DLC - RUMOR & SPECULATION Thread [Spoilers]

Pokemon Fan

Knuckle Trainer
Liking Centiskorch more and more. Ten foot long fire centipede with flame whips! Here's hoping it gets a better ability though.

All right, so Sandaconda's inner tube thing is a sand sac. Maybe I'll like it more if I can see what it looks like with the sac deflated.

Interesting that Galarian Corsola is the result of ancient rather than modern events. It also blurs the line behind just what Ghost pokemon are (i.e. if dying out causes the creation of a Ghost type species, and even a evolution of said species, then where are the Ghost type versions of all the prehistoric pokemon), but maybe the other game's dex entry will clarify things a bit.

So Drakloak and Dragapult's thing is that they take care of Dreepy they find and help them get stronger. Presumably whenever one evolves the Drakloak or Dragapult goes to search for a replacement.
 

dss_live

Water and Fairy-type master
I love how dragapult looks so badass and has such a goofy description, but really it just wants to take care of the babies and raise them right! Best pokemon parent!
 

WhiteBlair

ベストチャンピオン。
There's really no point, since they both have the same number of weaknesses.

Justified would be a good move to pass on to Runerigus, but sadly the weirdo trio isn't in the game.

Weakness doesn't matter as long as you invest in defensive stats of Runerigus. Once you pass the ability, go for Calm Mind or any other stat increaser and have an ally healer via move while it eats enemies alive.
 

WhiteBlair

ベストチャンピオン。
Apparently, you can get Nature Mint at Battle Tower that lets you change the natures of your Pokémon and use it competitively. We've been hinted about it earlier.

You've gotta' work hard if you want that privilege, though.

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Orphalesion

Well-Known Member
so for those of you that looked at the leaks/spoilers over the course of the weekend. . .

How have the leaks impacted your perception of the games? More hopeful, less hopeful? Excited?

I'm only looking at the Pokemon leaks and was also anxious to see the types of the Gym leaders (since some of them are version exclusives)

And I'm feeling a lot more excited for Sword and Shield since I have seen that we aren't only getting a decently sized bunch of Pokemon, but there's also a lot of quite interesting and amazing Pokemon among the new ones. I have no idea why they would show us Eldegoss and Clamorant and expect us to be excited, when things like Frosmoth and Toxel were available...
 

D*N

Musical Star
I'm only looking at the Pokemon leaks and was also anxious to see the types of the Gym leaders (since some of them are version exclusives)

And I'm feeling a lot more excited for Sword and Shield since I have seen that we aren't only getting a decently sized bunch of Pokemon, but there's also a lot of quite interesting and amazing Pokemon among the new ones. I have no idea why they would show us Eldegoss and Clamorant and expect us to be excited, when things like Frosmoth and Toxel were available...

Actually, looking at the dex I totally get why they revealed the ones that they did. Eldegoss and Drednaw needed to be revealed due to promoting the first two gymleaders. All the other pokemon they revealed definitely have something interesting about them and were all at least decent designs. Personally I am so hyped for Cramorant btw.

Not revealing pokemon like Frosmoth and Toxel is because they still need something exciting once the game is launched. If you reveal all the cool pokemon for promotions and are left with all the lesser ones then people are also gonna be really disappointed.
 

Pokemon Fan

Knuckle Trainer
Being able to change natures is a welcome addition. Assuming we still have Hyper Training this will give you even more freedom when it comes to raising pokemon.

Any word yet on how EVs work with the experience share system?
 

EmeraldArcanine

#TeamScorbunny
Cinderace stats at Level 50. Quite promising:

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Expecting Inteleon to have the same stats except one up or down in Sp. Atk.

Cinderace also has an amazing movepool.

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Inteleon, also, has amazing and a bit higher stats than Cinderace:

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Movepool includes 'Snipe' shot:

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I KNEW they'd have signature moves!
Also Cinderace is looking a lot more promising as a starter than expected. Those stats and available movepool tho. I had a feeling it'd be a physical attacker and its sig is looking powerful with that base power there. (120 base power signature move? Basically a physical Fire Blast with higher accuracy??? Jfc calm down)
Looks like I'm not gonna regret my pick.

Also IF I DON'T SEE A TOXTRICIY ON TEAM YELL'S TEAM SOMEWHERE...
Like COME ON it fits WAY too good with that look and everything.
 
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Pokemon Fan

Knuckle Trainer
Some base stats are being calculated based on rental teams in the battle tower area of the game. Barraskewda is quite the glass cannon.
 
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PrinceOfFacade

Ghost-Type Master
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So it's disguise but can be repaired

Okay, I'm I'm just gonna say it. If Eiscue has Follow Me, it will kill all Double Battles.

Just imagine it. Leftovers Eiscue uses Follow Me so Choice Band Snow Cloak Mamoswine can activate Hail, then Eiscue constantly redirects attacks while Mamoswine Earthquakes the hell out of everyone. Not an exact thought, but pretty dope in theory. Either way, Follow Me would be an interesting move for Eiscue to have.
 

IrieFuse

Unify To Thrive
Okay, I'm I'm just gonna say it. If Eiscue has Follow Me, it will kill all Double Battles.

Just imagine it. Leftovers Eiscue uses Follow Me so Choice Band Snow Cloak Mamoswine can activate Hail, then Eiscue constantly redirects attacks while Mamoswine Earthquakes the hell out of everyone. Not an exact thought, but pretty dope in theory. Either way, Follow Me would be an interesting move for Eiscue to have.

Well considering choice band would lock mamoswine into hail I would say it’s best if you start it with something that has snow warning like abomasnow and then switch out to mamoswine.
 

PrinceOfFacade

Ghost-Type Master
Well considering choice band would lock mamoswine into hail I would say it’s best if you start it with something that has snow warning like abomasnow and then switch out to mamoswine.

Goddamn it! I forgot I gave it Choice Band. See, this is why I lost last time. lol

My friend Matteo often tells me I should switch out more, but I've been against switching out, my philosophy being, "A good pokemon doesn't need to be called back." I'm learning now that switching out doesn't make a pokemon less viable; it's just good strategy.

Anyhoo, yeah. Your idea is pretty neat. I thought about using Abomasnow in the beginning, but was nervous it would get wiped out before Eiscue would even have the chance to begin its magic. I could also have Eiscue use Hail and give it Icy Rock, but that's another strategy in itself.
 
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