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Pokefan_1987

#1 Biggest self proclaimed Rotom-Dex hater.
Game Freak deciding not to include the Red and Blue Orbs in Sword and Shield or not being able to transfer items from Pokémon Home into Sword and Shield is annoying.

In theory, Groudon and Kyogre should be able to use their Primal forms anywhere in the Pokémon world.
And that's nothing compared to the Dexit. There are so many old pokemon i wish i could use in the Sword including Hoenn and Kalos and Unova starters.
 

Yveltal91057

Leader of the Masaki appreciation squad
And that's nothing compared to the Dexit. There are so many old pokemon i wish i could use in the Sword including Hoenn and Kalos and Unova starters.
You could always breed the fully evolved Hoenn starters that you get from Dynamax Adventures, transfer them into and out of Pokémon Home before and after starting a completely new game and receiving the option to use the PC.
 

Pokefan_1987

#1 Biggest self proclaimed Rotom-Dex hater.
Go not being allowed to bond with Eternatus.
That thing would be far too creepy to create a bond both in games or media watched by kids :eek:We're talking about a extraterrestrial alien skeleton dragon here. Cinderace or any of Goh's other pokemon are more suitable.

You could always breed the fully evolved Hoenn starters that you get from Dynamax Adventures, transfer them into and out of Pokémon Home before and after starting a completely new game and receiving the option to use the PC.

I've completed all 3 pokedexes in sword version and several maxed out starters and rares. Not only would it be a lengthy process to start over. But since i avoid HOME and Pokemon Bank subscriptions i wouldn't have enough storage for some of the more dynamax adventures. My Nintendo online subscription is also expired so i don't have access to online help.
 
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Pokefan_1987

#1 Biggest self proclaimed Rotom-Dex hater.
The fact that each game doesn't have enough spare evolution stones including shiny stones. The Inverted battles aren't reliable as a alternate means of getting more since the rewards are random and might not be even be the right stone.
This means trying to go for full national dex is tough when several pokemon share the same type of stone such as moon stone, sun stone and shiny stone. Ultra Sun is mildly better at this since you can send your pokemon on a hunt for stones.

Also certain routes are guilty of sharing too many pokemon on it. Skiddo is only on a single route one in Gen 6 that shares the "Purple Flower Patch" with 9 other pokemon. And it didn't want to show up. Had to trade for one.
 

The Admiral

solid state survivor
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more seriously: there's a major problem with type distribution in a lot of the pokemon games. most notable is how bad sinnoh is with fire types even after the platinum upgrade, but a lot of the others introduce you to more variety at somewhat of a trickle and it bothers me because i like having options. weighing between rattata and furret is not options unless super fang is locked behind level, like, 50 or something (although honestly super fang still comes pretty dang late even as it is. good on LGPE putting it at level 15)
The fact that each game doesn't have enough spare evolution stones including shiny stones. The Inverted battles aren't reliable as a alternate means of getting more since the rewards are random and might not be even be the right stone.
This means trying to go for full national dex is tough when several pokemon share the same type of stone such as moon stone, sun stone and shiny stone. Ultra Sun is mildly better at this since you can send your pokemon on a hunt for stones.

Also certain routes are guilty of sharing too many pokemon on it. Skiddo is only on a single route one in Gen 6 that shares the "Purple Flower Patch" with 9 other pokemon. And it didn't want to show up. Had to trade for one.
Thankfully, newer games have been getting good about picking up many evolutionary stones again. In SwSh, once you can access Lake of Outrage, it's just a matter of coming back every now and then in IRL days and getting them for free. Gen 1 had it right, where you could buy most of them, and then they messed with that for later games, for some reason. (Okay, sure, Moon Stones were still a problem, but if you scoured properly you could get 5 of them in a playthrough.)

The second point... is definitely something that's stayed the course and it's a huge pain in the ass. I understand having some mons that are rare for the sake of it (Chansey, for example), but having some things that are potentially useful on garbage chances that AREN'T just evolutions of prior mons can be a pain. Remember Pikachu in Red/Blue (unless you went to the Power Plant, which you couldn't do without defeating Misty)? Yes, what I want to do is sift through the grasses of Viridian Forest for hours trying to find the second most famous rat in the world just so I can taze a couple of fish. I mean, yeah, eventually I can get another electric-type that's probably as good or better, and might even not charge me a fee to evolve, but even so, it's irritating. Skiddo is a pretty solid pokemon, especially once evolved to Gogoat where it becomes a physical powerhouse with a chunky HP stat, so making it such a pain to get really hurts. (Thankfully the encounter rate on Skiddo is 30%, at least...)
 

Pokefan_1987

#1 Biggest self proclaimed Rotom-Dex hater.
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The second point... is definitely something that's stayed the course and it's a huge pain in the ass. I understand having some mons that are rare for the sake of it (Chansey, for example), but having some things that are potentially useful on garbage chances that AREN'T just evolutions of prior mons can be a pain. Remember Pikachu in Red/Blue (unless you went to the Power Plant, which you couldn't do without defeating Misty)? Yes, what I want to do is sift through the grasses of Viridian Forest for hours trying to find the second most famous rat in the world just so I can taze a couple of fish. I mean, yeah, eventually I can get another electric-type that's probably as good or better, and might even not charge me a fee to evolve, but even so, it's irritating. Skiddo is a pretty solid pokemon, especially once evolved to Gogoat where it becomes a physical powerhouse with a chunky HP stat, so making it such a pain to get really hurts. (Thankfully the encounter rate on Skiddo is 30%, at least...)
Seems like a really bad 30% Skiddo never appeared. I wonder if it only appears at night? Thats what happened when i went searching for a Gulpin after dinner that same day and he was the first encounter after i got there.

Yes the Stonehenge located on the island in Lake of Outrage is overpowered because of respawning stones.
 

Pokefan_1987

#1 Biggest self proclaimed Rotom-Dex hater.
That Meowth is the Pokemon they decided to give multiple forms to. I just find it so ugly and unappealing, and the same is true for both of it's regional forms.
I don't mind most of them. Galarian Perrserker actually looks great. But poor Alolan Persian's face is just really AWFUL as if its face is permanently stuffed with food like a squirrel.

I'm even more sick of him in the anime too. That loudmouth cat and team rocket have long outstayed their welcome.
 

janejane6178

Kaleido Star FOREVER in my heart <3
Gen 6 having no love where almsot every gen 1 Pokemon has a gimmick( regional forms, megas etc). Some even have several ones.
 

Orphalesion

Well-Known Member
Gen 6 having no love where almsot every gen 1 Pokemon has a gimmick( regional forms, megas etc). Some even have several ones.

Yeah I really hope Gen 9 will give some Gen 6 Pokemon regional forms.

One idea I could picture would be a Fairy/Dark or Psychic/Dark form of Zebstrika
 

Teravolt

Hisuian Zorua Stan
Yeah I really hope Gen 9 will give some Gen 6 Pokemon regional forms.

One idea I could picture would be a Fairy/Dark or Psychic/Dark form of Zebstrika
That would be cool, but Zebstrika is a Unova mon.
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
I don't mind most of them. Galarian Perrserker actually looks great. But poor Alolan Persian's face is just really AWFUL as if its face is permanently stuffed with food like a squirrel.

I'm even more sick of him in the anime too. That loudmouth cat and team rocket have long outstayed their welcome.
Alolan Meowth I think is good. Galarian Meowth just looks off. Perrserker is a pretty decent Pokémon in design though. Alolan Persian looks a bit unfortunate in the head region.
 

Captain Jigglypuff

Leader of Jigglypuff Army
But Alolan Meowth is literally just a purple Meowth with half-closed eyes, and it's not even a nice shade of purple
And Alolan Diglett is just a Diglett with three hairs. Regional forms don’t have to be dramatically different looking to be different forms. I just like how Alolan Meowth looks.
 

Teravolt

Hisuian Zorua Stan
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