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
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Sobble
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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Launches 22nd/23rd/Unclear Oct. - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independenc
by Balladeer » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:10 am

I stuffed this up last night but THE CROWN TUNDRA IS ACTUALLY OUT NOW.

Now to avoid spoilers all day. :dread:

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by Robbo-92 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:41 am

I’ll be playing this after I’ve got through the DLC for The Witcher 3, poured around 85 hours into my current game so far so it feels right to finish that off before getting back into Pokémon again.

I am downloading the updates to both Shield and Sword, as well as updating Home as I type though :lol: What are the chances that at some point the dlc will be on sale? Obviously I’ve only bought it for Shield but if the dlc ever went on sale I wouldn’t be against buying it for Sword if I enjoy the Crown Tundra part as well (which is probably a given as I think it looks really good from what we’ve seen, granted more of the same but it looks great to explore!). Plus having dlc for both would help my living dex come on more when it comes to the legendary Pokémon, which I’m sure I read you can only catch one of in each game so won’t be able to catch multiple to trade for the opposite versions :(

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by shy guy 64 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:26 am

cant wait to get started, poke scotland here i come

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by CuriousOyster » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:42 pm

Caught first legendary in this, Suicine. Is it me or do they not have Pokedex entries even in the Tundra dex? Dont understand how the three Pokedex are split tbh :slol: DLC seems cool not long in!

Is this actually supposed to be Scotland? Seen said few times.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by shy guy 64 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:30 pm

CuriousOyster wrote:Caught first legendary in this, Suicine. Is it me or do they not have Pokedex entries even in the Tundra dex? Dont understand how the three Pokedex are split tbh :slol: DLC seems cool not long in!

Is this actually supposed to be Scotland? Seen said few times.


well it is a desolate wasteland with terrible weather

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by CuriousOyster » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:09 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:
CuriousOyster wrote:Caught first legendary in this, Suicine. Is it me or do they not have Pokedex entries even in the Tundra dex? Dont understand how the three Pokedex are split tbh :slol: DLC seems cool not long in!

Is this actually supposed to be Scotland? Seen said few times.


well it is a desolate wasteland with terrible weather


Accurate, we would have deep fried something by now right enough.

New area map seems big at least

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by ITSMILNER » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:23 am

Started the DLC packs tonight, got through Isle of Armour and made a start on Crown Tundra which I am liking so far.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by CuriousOyster » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:11 pm

Forget how bad the 'map'is in Pokemon, especially when all terrain looks the same.

Legendary stories in new DLC are cool so far.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by DarkRula » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:26 pm

These Legendary hunts with the Crown Tundra are quite fun. Managed to catch Regirock in a regular Pokéball, so decided to do the same with the other three. Took a while and multiple resets with Registeel and Regice, but the fourth was easier to handle. Bird hunting was also fun, but what I like most of all is the world. There's a lot of verticality with it, the caves have multiple routes meaning you can easily get lost in them, and everything is a lot more naturally built.

I was talking about such at the start of my stream yesterday, where I have a feeling Game Freak wanted to do things like this with generation eight to begin with, but the generation started too early. Had they been able to take two years longer in development, Galar could have been very different from what we got. But with the time they had, it was all they could do. Which is where the expansions come into it. They wanted to continue to experiment with various map design with an unlocked camera (I'm assuming in the early stages they wanted the entire of Galar to have an unlocked camera, hence the minimap the leaks have shown were in the beta), so created two new areas where they could show off what they could have done with more time. When we get to generation nine, things will probably be a lot better in that regard.

In fact, and it's probably sacrilege to suggest, I wouldn't be surprised if the remake we see next year isn't Diamond and Pearl, but Gold and Silver. A Johto that has seen a major upgrade to not only take advantage of the new generation of modelling and texturing to bring new life and variety to each of the towns and cities within the game, but also to expand them (not massively) and show off how an unlocked camera could work throughout an entire region. Such does mean bringing back Kanto as well (again, ugh), but depending on how expanded and enhanced they are, it could make Kanto feel like an entirely new region (okay, overexaggeration, but you get my point).

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by Robbo-92 » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:05 pm

From what I’m seeing/reading about the Crown it sounds like it should be very good when I get around to it.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by ITSMILNER » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:19 pm

Any tips catching the Legendary birds? I have used my 2 Master Balls now and even getting them down into the red is no help (trying to catch with Ultra Balls)

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by PatSharpsMullet » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:23 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:Any tips catching the Legendary birds? I have used my 2 Master Balls now and even getting them down into the red is no help (trying to catch with Ultra Balls)

Always start the battle with a Quick Ball. I caught Moltres by doing that. For the other two I used a gooseberry fool load of Ultra Balls, and many many soft resets until I caught them. Cobalion is the most annoying lengendary to catch as the hail ends up knocking it out.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by shy guy 64 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:55 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:Any tips catching the Legendary birds? I have used my 2 Master Balls now and even getting them down into the red is no help (trying to catch with Ultra Balls)


try false swipe a move that will leave a pokemon with 1 hp and will not KO it

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by ITSMILNER » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:31 pm

Cheers both, caught all the birds now, will start on the giants expedition tomorrow!

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by Balladeer » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:56 am

I gave up on the Crown Tundra after realising it was basically all catching legendary Pokémon - the worst aspect of the series. :dread:

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by ITSMILNER » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:24 am

I like the exploring part of it, it’s a nice sizeable area! I need to go back and explore the Isle of Armour as well though as I never noticed some of the areas out in the sea (also, the old master seems to be referring to something else I need to do? I left Isle of Armour once I did one of the towers with Kubfu.....what is left to do?)

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by shy guy 64 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:42 am

ITSMILNER wrote:I like the exploring part of it, it’s a nice sizeable area! I need to go back and explore the Isle of Armour as well though as I never noticed some of the areas out in the sea (also, the old master seems to be referring to something else I need to do? I left Isle of Armour once I did one of the towers with Kubfu.....what is left to do?)


you go back to the dojo and have one last fight with the master

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by ITSMILNER » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:53 am

shy guy 64 wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:I like the exploring part of it, it’s a nice sizeable area! I need to go back and explore the Isle of Armour as well though as I never noticed some of the areas out in the sea (also, the old master seems to be referring to something else I need to do? I left Isle of Armour once I did one of the towers with Kubfu.....what is left to do?)


you go back to the dojo and have one last fight with the master


Oh really? At the moment he is just sitting in the living room of the dojo saying that I need to do something else but it doesn’t say what?

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by Robbo-92 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:59 am

Via dynamax adventure can you actually get every legendary in one game then? Or is there still version exclusive Pokémon? Really starting to dislike the exclusive Pokémon now I’ve started trying to get a living dex together (not that I’ll probably ever get there mind), don’t know why the cover legendary can’t be the only exclusive these days :fp:

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Crown Tundra Out Now - Play It Quick Before It Votes For Independence)
by shy guy 64 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:32 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:I like the exploring part of it, it’s a nice sizeable area! I need to go back and explore the Isle of Armour as well though as I never noticed some of the areas out in the sea (also, the old master seems to be referring to something else I need to do? I left Isle of Armour once I did one of the towers with Kubfu.....what is left to do?)


you go back to the dojo and have one last fight with the master


Oh really? At the moment he is just sitting in the living room of the dojo saying that I need to do something else but it doesn’t say what?


have you done the quest for the dynamax honey?

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