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

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What starter will you pick?

Grookey
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31%
Scorbunny
21
34%
Sobble
22
35%
 
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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)
by DarkRula » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:08 pm

Oof. Destroyed their lives? Did an employee from Game Freak personally give them a visit and take away every single asset they had except for their Switch and the game, along with setting them up with a criminal record to their name leaving them with no prospect of any future?

Talk about overeaction.

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by Robbo-92 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:56 pm

Not being able to catch another 600 Pokémon in the base game must have ruined his life, his families life as well, I bet he can’t even sleep at night fretting over the lack of Pokémon in Sword and Shield.

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by shy guy 64 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:05 pm

DarkRula wrote:Oof. Destroyed their lives? Did an employee from Game Freak personally give them a visit and take away every single asset they had except for their Switch and the game, along with setting them up with a criminal record to their name leaving them with no prospect of any future?

Talk about overeaction.


a while back on twitter i saw some used the remembrance day hashtags to refer to the cut pokemon, a lot of perspective has been lost

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by PatSharpsMullet » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:06 pm

The 200 extra Pokemon aren't even in the DLC, they're in the patch, so you will be able to transfer them over through Pokemon Home without needing to buy the DLC. Given that no Pokemon game has ever included every single Pokemon and required you to transfer them over from previous games the issue has been blown massively out of proportion. Also, the ones getting angry about the DLC are probably the same people that would have bought a revised version of the game that included a few new buildings, Pokemon in different areas, and a slightly adjusted story.

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by Robbo-92 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:26 pm

Oh of course it has, I’m actually really happy with a regional dex of 400, actually might mean I stand a half decent chance of getting a living dex once I get my act together and get a copy of Sword. My dex is currently sat on 305, just going round catching the recommendations at the moment alongside trying to do max raids (and failing as they all seem to be 5 star ones at the moment). Have they said if the 200 they’re adding via the update will all be catchable in the two expansions? Or will the majority be in those with some needing to be transferred in from previous games?

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by PatSharpsMullet » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:29 pm

Rob-ho ho-92 wrote:Oh of course it has, I’m actually really happy with a regional dex of 400, actually might mean I stand a half decent chance of getting a living dex once I get my act together and get a copy of Sword. My dex is currently sat on 305, just going round catching the recommendations at the moment alongside trying to do max raids (and failing as they all seem to be 5 star ones at the moment). Have they said if the 200 they’re adding via the update will all be catchable in the two expansions? Or will the majority be in those with some needing to be transferred in from previous games?

I'm pretty sure they said they would be catchable on the two new islands.

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by Robbo-92 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:34 pm

RuudGullitSittingOnAShed wrote:
Rob-ho ho-92 wrote:Oh of course it has, I’m actually really happy with a regional dex of 400, actually might mean I stand a half decent chance of getting a living dex once I get my act together and get a copy of Sword. My dex is currently sat on 305, just going round catching the recommendations at the moment alongside trying to do max raids (and failing as they all seem to be 5 star ones at the moment). Have they said if the 200 they’re adding via the update will all be catchable in the two expansions? Or will the majority be in those with some needing to be transferred in from previous games?

I'm pretty sure they said they would be catchable on the two new islands.


That’s good, hopefully without version exclusives.

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by shy guy 64 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:14 pm

Rob-ho ho-92 wrote:
RuudGullitSittingOnAShed wrote:
Rob-ho ho-92 wrote:Oh of course it has, I’m actually really happy with a regional dex of 400, actually might mean I stand a half decent chance of getting a living dex once I get my act together and get a copy of Sword. My dex is currently sat on 305, just going round catching the recommendations at the moment alongside trying to do max raids (and failing as they all seem to be 5 star ones at the moment). Have they said if the 200 they’re adding via the update will all be catchable in the two expansions? Or will the majority be in those with some needing to be transferred in from previous games?

I'm pretty sure they said they would be catchable on the two new islands.


That’s good, hopefully without version exclusives.


i think they said there were exclusives

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by Robbo-92 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:35 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:
Rob-ho ho-92 wrote:
RuudGullitSittingOnAShed wrote:
Rob-ho ho-92 wrote:Oh of course it has, I’m actually really happy with a regional dex of 400, actually might mean I stand a half decent chance of getting a living dex once I get my act together and get a copy of Sword. My dex is currently sat on 305, just going round catching the recommendations at the moment alongside trying to do max raids (and failing as they all seem to be 5 star ones at the moment). Have they said if the 200 they’re adding via the update will all be catchable in the two expansions? Or will the majority be in those with some needing to be transferred in from previous games?

I'm pretty sure they said they would be catchable on the two new islands.


That’s good, hopefully without version exclusives.


i think they said there were exclusives


Oh :(

That would mean if one person wanted to have a complete regional dex on their own (using solely Sword and Shield) they'd need to spend approximately £145 in the process :dread:

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)
by Pancake » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:45 am

What's the deal with camps? Can I just ignore them or do they drastically speed up how much a Pokémon likes you?

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by Balladeer » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:24 am

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

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by shy guy 64 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:44 am

Rob-ho ho-92 wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
Rob-ho ho-92 wrote:
RuudGullitSittingOnAShed wrote:
Rob-ho ho-92 wrote:Oh of course it has, I’m actually really happy with a regional dex of 400, actually might mean I stand a half decent chance of getting a living dex once I get my act together and get a copy of Sword. My dex is currently sat on 305, just going round catching the recommendations at the moment alongside trying to do max raids (and failing as they all seem to be 5 star ones at the moment). Have they said if the 200 they’re adding via the update will all be catchable in the two expansions? Or will the majority be in those with some needing to be transferred in from previous games?

I'm pretty sure they said they would be catchable on the two new islands.


That’s good, hopefully without version exclusives.


i think they said there were exclusives


Oh :(

That would mean if one person wanted to have a complete regional dex on their own (using solely Sword and Shield) they'd need to spend approximately £145 in the process :dread:


fraid so

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)
by Pancake » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:23 pm

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

Ugh, was hoping it was just a novelty.

Chalk camps up as another thing I dislike :lol:

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by Balladeer » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:28 pm

Alternatively you could just give the monster a Soothe Bell and a bunch of items.

I thought it was a cute functionality.

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by OrangeRKN » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:32 pm

Camps are cute but I wish you could skip the cooking minigame

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by Robbo-92 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:35 pm

If you’re on about Type: Null then I had mine evolved without any items by level 55 just by having it in my party and using it a few times.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)
by Balladeer » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:04 pm

Not quite.

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by Zilnad » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:32 pm

Think I might be done for a bit now. Exactly 60hrs in and 316 Pokémon caught. I'm sure I'll drop back in now and again to complete raid battles and evolve some of the exclusives I've received through trades but I feel very satisfied now. Might be time to get into Breath of the Wild finally.

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by OrangeRKN » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:46 pm

Snowballadeer wrote:Not quite.

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Snom's movement speed in a camp is a crime against nature

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)
by Balladeer » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:55 pm

It’s so cute though. :wub:


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