Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)

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What starter will you pick?

Grookey
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32%
Scorbunny
21
33%
Sobble
22
35%
 
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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)
by Pedz » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:09 pm

Snowballadeer wrote:The latter one. Invaluable for making a certain late-game monster actually useful.


Can't you just feed em berries? That's what I did with any Pokémon to make em happy to fill the dex when I had around 50 left.

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by imbusydoctorwho » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:14 pm

Just completed the Fire Gym and yeah this game is a blast, really having a lot of fun exploring the Wild Area.
One thing I wish the game had was voice acting for cut scenes.

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by shy guy 64 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:52 pm

so pokemon have confirmed that isle of armour is based on the isle of man and the crown tundra is based on scotland, shame its not a full region with bagpipe pokemon

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by Pedz » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:58 pm

Can't wait for Isle of Wool where there's 200 new varients of Mareep and Wooloo.

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by OrangeRKN » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:10 pm

The Isle of Man is well known for its Japanese dojos

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by Balladeer » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:25 pm

And its bears.

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by ITSMILNER » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:01 pm

I wonder if they will release a physical version later this year that contains the expansion content as well as the base game? Another way they could get a new version in stores.

I tried the demo of Mystery Dungeon and it seems pretty good, I like the art style so I’ll keep an eye out on that

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by PatSharpsMullet » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:19 pm

I wonder if we can do time trials on our bike around the Isle of Armor?

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by Chocolate-Milk » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:36 am

Snowballadeer wrote:And its bears.

Good nightlife then, is there?

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by Balladeer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:30 pm

Thread title not particularly accurate:


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by Jezo » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:42 pm


Might be useful for some of you here

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by Skarjo » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:29 am

Snowballadeer wrote:Thread title not particularly accurate:



I don't think it's fair to call the model of multiple SKUs 'double dipping' in Pokemon's case, as I genuinely don't think it was ever really expected for anyone to buy both versions of any particular gen. Especially in the earlier gens where it wouldn't matter if you bought both because you'd still need a second GameBoy to get all the 'mon on one cart, I think it's pretty clear that the intention was to split the gen across multiple players and have them trade.

Same with the generational Third versions like Yellow and Crystal; they always struck me as GOTY-style editions for people who didn't jump in at release. I don't know anyone who bought both the flagship titles AND the same-gen follow ups. I only ever picked up the other versions much later (like a decade) on for collector reasons rather than to play them.

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by Pedz » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:10 am

Skarjo wrote:
Snowballadeer wrote:Thread title not particularly accurate:



I don't think it's fair to call the model of multiple SKUs 'double dipping' in Pokemon's case, as I genuinely don't think it was ever really expected for anyone to buy both versions of any particular gen. Especially in the earlier gens where it wouldn't matter if you bought both because you'd still need a second GameBoy to get all the 'mon on one cart, I think it's pretty clear that the intention was to split the gen across multiple players and have them trade.

Same with the generational Third versions like Yellow and Crystal; they always struck me as GOTY-style editions for people who didn't jump in at release. I don't know anyone who bought both the flagship titles AND the same-gen follow ups. I only ever picked up the other versions much later (like a decade) on for collector reasons rather than to play them.


Everyone I knew would buy the flagship titles and the same gen follow up, myself included.

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by Balladeer » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:22 am

Yep, I was conned into buying Yellow because I was a child who watched the anime, and then both Ruby and Sapphire because I loved that gen. so much. I can just about buy the argument about the first two games being designed to promote trading, but the third edition has largely seemed a bit iffy.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)
by Skarjo » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:22 am

Pedz wrote:
Skarjo wrote:
Snowballadeer wrote:Thread title not particularly accurate:



I don't think it's fair to call the model of multiple SKUs 'double dipping' in Pokemon's case, as I genuinely don't think it was ever really expected for anyone to buy both versions of any particular gen. Especially in the earlier gens where it wouldn't matter if you bought both because you'd still need a second GameBoy to get all the 'mon on one cart, I think it's pretty clear that the intention was to split the gen across multiple players and have them trade.

Same with the generational Third versions like Yellow and Crystal; they always struck me as GOTY-style editions for people who didn't jump in at release. I don't know anyone who bought both the flagship titles AND the same-gen follow ups. I only ever picked up the other versions much later (like a decade) on for collector reasons rather than to play them.


Everyone I knew would buy the flagship titles and the same gen follow up, myself included.


Really? Would you buy both the flagship or pick just one?

And the follow up too?

YOU MUG.

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by Pedz » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:15 am

Skarjo wrote:
Pedz wrote:
Skarjo wrote:
Snowballadeer wrote:Thread title not particularly accurate:



I don't think it's fair to call the model of multiple SKUs 'double dipping' in Pokemon's case, as I genuinely don't think it was ever really expected for anyone to buy both versions of any particular gen. Especially in the earlier gens where it wouldn't matter if you bought both because you'd still need a second GameBoy to get all the 'mon on one cart, I think it's pretty clear that the intention was to split the gen across multiple players and have them trade.

Same with the generational Third versions like Yellow and Crystal; they always struck me as GOTY-style editions for people who didn't jump in at release. I don't know anyone who bought both the flagship titles AND the same-gen follow ups. I only ever picked up the other versions much later (like a decade) on for collector reasons rather than to play them.


Everyone I knew would buy the flagship titles and the same gen follow up, myself included.


Really? Would you buy both the flagship or pick just one?

And the follow up too?

YOU MUG.


Mostly buy one flagship and the same gen followup. This is imo way better for the way people that I knew bought the games. Instead of buying the exact game twice with an extra tower in one version this way the get 2 new islands to explore.

I have bought both flagships, though. Only once or twice.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)
by Skarjo » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:56 am

Pedz wrote:
Skarjo wrote:
Pedz wrote:
Skarjo wrote:
Snowballadeer wrote:Thread title not particularly accurate:



I don't think it's fair to call the model of multiple SKUs 'double dipping' in Pokemon's case, as I genuinely don't think it was ever really expected for anyone to buy both versions of any particular gen. Especially in the earlier gens where it wouldn't matter if you bought both because you'd still need a second GameBoy to get all the 'mon on one cart, I think it's pretty clear that the intention was to split the gen across multiple players and have them trade.

Same with the generational Third versions like Yellow and Crystal; they always struck me as GOTY-style editions for people who didn't jump in at release. I don't know anyone who bought both the flagship titles AND the same-gen follow ups. I only ever picked up the other versions much later (like a decade) on for collector reasons rather than to play them.


Everyone I knew would buy the flagship titles and the same gen follow up, myself included.


Really? Would you buy both the flagship or pick just one?

And the follow up too?

YOU MUG.


Mostly buy one flagship and the same gen followup. This is imo way better for the way people that I knew bought the games. Instead of buying the exact game twice with an extra tower in one version this way the get 2 new islands to explore.

I have bought both flagships, though. Only once or twice.


I guess for me there was never enough content to justify getting the same gen follow ups. I've got them all now but that because I went on a bit a collecting spree and got a bloody fantastic deal from a mate who was leaving the country and selling off his kids gooseberry fool. (I think it was like 200GBP for a 3DSXL and Pokemon X, Y, Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon and White 2).

The kid only put like three hours into each of them, can't believe he kept buying a franchise he clearly didn't like.

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by DarkRula » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:42 pm

You know how I like to concept maps, right? Well how about a redesign of the Galar region? I'll spoiler the image owing to how large it is, or you could just head inside to get the details and map at the same time. The map itself is labelled clearly enough that you shouldn't need the details, and if you're familiar with the region, you'll know what's going on with it anyway.

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Would you have wanted something more open and connected like this?

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)
by Tsunade » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:08 pm

I'm really enjoying just exploring the wild area at the moment and filling up my pokedex. My friend has been doing a lot of gigantamax battles with me so it's starting to fill up pretty nicely! The weather element in the different parts has been pretty awesome to see. I'm definitely going to buy the DLC. I'm hoping shield will be my first game since crystal where I complete my pokedex in full.

I still want Spinda in the game. I'm hoping later updates include it!

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by Red Gyaradan » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:03 am

Any Shield owners want to do some fossil trading?

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