Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)

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What starter will you pick?

Grookey
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Scorbunny
23
34%
Sobble
22
33%
 
Total votes: 67
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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)
by Robbo-92 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:11 am

Got lucky while putting more of my living dex together, random shiny Sigilyph!

Up to number 300, that’ll do for tonight.

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by Robbo-92 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:04 pm

Just about polished off my living dex in Shield, a couple more to evolve then I just need to transfer over Type Null and Zacian from Sword then I’m all done :toot:

Still had no luck whatsoever with finding any Bellsprout in Go though :( so I’ll ask cheekily again, anyone who has Let’s Go Eevee fancy trading a couple of Bellsprout with me so I can get that living dex polished off as well? Would be much appreciated :)

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by gaminglegend » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:55 pm

Finally got around to playing this. Last played Silver. The game doesn’t seem to have changed too much. The first hour so far has been what feels like a big tutorial. Wish I could of skipped it

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by Errkal » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:03 pm

Gym 1 down and just at outskirts of 2nd gym city, team is at 25. Want to get to 28 before I hit the gym, fantastic game, awesome leap forward in Pokemon games.

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by Clarkman » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:58 pm

I have bought Nintendo Online so I can play Animal Crossing, but would also like to take the chance to complete my 'dex. Is there anyone with Shield version exclusives who is willing to trade with me?

I need the following 39 'mon:

Trevenant (have a Phantump to trade)
Escavalier and Accelgor(have both Karrablast and Shelmet to trade)
Rhyperior (have Rhydon to trade)
Slurpuff (have Swirlix to trade)

Grookey/Thwackey/Rillaboom line
Sobble/Drizzile/Intellion line
Lotad/Lombre/Ludicolo
Appleton
Spritzee/Aromatisse line
Croagunk/Toxicroak line
Corsola/Cursola line
Throh
Solosis/Duosion/Reuniclus line
Vullaby/Mandibuzz line
Sableye
Oranguru
Drampa
Lunatone
Eiscue
Larvitar/Pupitar/Tyranitar line
Goomy/Sliggoo/Goodra line
Zamazenta

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)
by Robbo-92 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:15 pm

Are you wanting a living dex? Or just the data so the first evolution would suffice? New Horizons is (naturally) taking most of my gaming time but I imagine at some point over the next few days I can see what I’ve got and try to rustle some of the missing ones. Will trade my Zamazenta but only if I get it straight back! :lol:

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by Clarkman » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:21 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Are you wanting a living dex? Or just the data so the first evolution would suffice? New Horizons is (naturally) taking most of my gaming time but I imagine at some point over the next few days I can see what I’ve got and try to rustle some of the missing ones. Will trade my Zamazenta but only if I get it straight back! :lol:


First evo would be perfect! And yes for sure, happy to swap straight back.

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by Robbo-92 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:54 pm

Clarkman wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Are you wanting a living dex? Or just the data so the first evolution would suffice? New Horizons is (naturally) taking most of my gaming time but I imagine at some point over the next few days I can see what I’ve got and try to rustle some of the missing ones. Will trade my Zamazenta but only if I get it straight back! :lol:


First evo would be perfect! And yes for sure, happy to swap straight back.


Sound, probably won’t be today but I’ll have a look what I’ve got you can have and then try to get a few of the ones I might be missing myself, don’t need a Ponyta?

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by Clarkman » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:55 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:
Clarkman wrote:
Robbo-92 wrote:Are you wanting a living dex? Or just the data so the first evolution would suffice? New Horizons is (naturally) taking most of my gaming time but I imagine at some point over the next few days I can see what I’ve got and try to rustle some of the missing ones. Will trade my Zamazenta but only if I get it straight back! :lol:


First evo would be perfect! And yes for sure, happy to swap straight back.


Sound, probably won’t be today but I’ll have a look what I’ve got you can have and then try to get a few of the ones I might be missing myself, don’t need a Ponyta?


Aye, got Ponyta and Rapidash from Max Raid battles. Thank you lad.

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by ITSMILNER » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:02 pm

Finally ordered this (Pokemon Shield) looking forward to playing through this soon.

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by Fade » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:01 am

Wow, so I just tried to use GTS to get an Alohan Nintales with snow warning.

Holy strawberry float, how bad is that app?!

You can't specify different versions of Pokemon nor can you specify what ability you want, why?! It makes no sense

Does anyone please have one they could trade with me or know somewhere I could sort out a trade?

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by Robbo-92 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:46 am

ITSMILNER wrote:Finally ordered this (Pokemon Shield) looking forward to playing through this soon.


Have you had chance to start it yet? If so how are you finding it?

Fade wrote:Wow, so I just tried to use GTS to get an Alohan Nintales with snow warning.

Holy strawberry float, how bad is that app?!

You can't specify different versions of Pokemon nor can you specify what ability you want, why?! It makes no sense

Does anyone please have one they could trade with me or know somewhere I could sort out a trade?


I’ve not used the GTS on home yet, for (now) a paid function its incredibly limiting (although it always has been, just when it was in the game you couldn’t grumble much about not being to select forms, abilities etc) in what you can search for from what I can tell.

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by ITSMILNER » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:48 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:Finally ordered this (Pokemon Shield) looking forward to playing through this soon.


Have you had chance to start it yet? If so how are you finding it?


Not yet, I want to get through Borderlands first then i'll jump into this me thinks. I am looking forward to getting round to it though.

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by BOR » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:10 pm

I've re-started this again and I've beaten the first gym. It's pretty great so far and apparently my squad is almost full of older Pokémons from the previous generation except my grass starter. :lol:

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by Robbo-92 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:31 pm

When I next go through this (it’ll be Sword, Shield will be staying completed) I’ll probably do a single Pokémon run, thinking with a Polteageist as that was one of my favourite newcomers and not vastly op like Dragapult.

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by shy guy 64 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:30 pm

im considering a second run through with an alternate team as well

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by Fade » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:35 am

If anyone wants a level 1 Litten I've just bred a bunch so let me know :)

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by Psychic » Fri May 08, 2020 10:00 pm

Got this with my Switch last month and finished it earlier today. Unusually, virtually all my team that I finished with were caught in the early hours of the game. (Rillaboom, Boltund, Coalossol, Corviknight, Drednaw and Orbeetle FWIW.)

I thought the designs of the new mon's overall is of a very high standard and was the main reason I enjoyed the game, which seemed to fall off a cliff in the second half. The "plot" in particular felt like they'd forgotten about it until the very last moment, such was it's non-existence and the failure to put anything of note between several of the latter gyms was disappointing. I don't think the sacrifices made by dropping a number of pokemon paid off overall.

Still, any game with Boltund in it can't be that bad.

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by Karl_ » Fri May 08, 2020 10:36 pm

It didn't bother me so much at the time, but in retrospect the "story" was indeed very weak even for a Pokemon game.

I also think raid battles were ultimately really disappointing, even if they were extremely cool the first few times.

Loved the design of the world and the new Pokemon though.

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by Balladeer » Fri May 08, 2020 10:44 pm

Agreed with pretty much all of that. Strong new 'Mon, some good mechanics and some iffy ones, really weak main campaign, Boltund is Best Boy.


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