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
22
33%
Scorbunny
23
34%
Sobble
22
33%
 
Total votes: 67
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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (Expansions Announced! Jim Sterling Livid!)
by shy guy 64 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:31 pm

Squinty wrote:Am I the only one who is kind of disappointed by the starters in this? I don't really like the designs for the grass and water types. I haven't seen the final evolution for the fire one yet.


youre not the only one there have been a few complaints. im the reverse though im not a fan of scorbunny's final form

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by Pedz » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:38 pm

Balladeer wrote:Sinistea and its evo single-handedly disprove the “inanimate object Pokémon are rubbish” theory.


I don't like em.

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by Pedz » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:40 pm

Squinty wrote:Am I the only one who is kind of disappointed by the starters in this? I don't really like the designs for the grass and water types. I haven't seen the final evolution for the fire one yet.


Personally dislike all 3.

Grass final = Bad
Fire final = Really Bad
Water final = really really bad.

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by Robbo-92 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:56 pm

I really liked the first 2 stages of the Grookey line, then Rillaboom let it down a bit, still least worst of the three to me. All 3 of the first stages were decent though.

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by DarkRula » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:06 pm

This is why you get an Eevee as soon as you can. As a starter, it is objectively the best.

And it's available in all the games.

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by Squinty » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:27 pm

Just rinsed the dark gym and kinda just made it through the dragon one. The angular looking dragon Pokémon he had, I had no idea what to do with that one (Duralladon or something?)

Also evolved the fire starter to its final form. Jesus, what the gooseberry fool is that :lol:

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by Jezo » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:37 pm

Pedz wrote:
Squinty wrote:Am I the only one who is kind of disappointed by the starters in this? I don't really like the designs for the grass and water types. I haven't seen the final evolution for the fire one yet.


Personally dislike all 3.

Grass final = Bad
Fire final = Really Bad
Water final = really really bad.

The important thing is you acknowledged Grass is the best design out of the 3

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by Squinty » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:53 pm

I took it that they are some kind of culture reference to the Britain. Inteleon is 007, the fire guy is a football player because we won the world cup centuries ago. But strawberry float knows what Rillaboom is meant to referencing. Keith Moon in monkey form? I dunno.

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by shy guy 64 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:14 pm

Squinty wrote:I took it that they are some kind of culture reference to the Britain. Inteleon is 007, the fire guy is a football player because we won the world cup centuries ago. But strawberry float knows what Rillaboom is meant to referencing. Keith Moon in monkey form? I dunno.


i presumed cause all the famous english bands had well known drummers

oh and that dragon you referenced in your other post, as far as anyone can tell is based on the shard

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by Squinty » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:23 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:
Squinty wrote:I took it that they are some kind of culture reference to the Britain. Inteleon is 007, the fire guy is a football player because we won the world cup centuries ago. But strawberry float knows what Rillaboom is meant to referencing. Keith Moon in monkey form? I dunno.


i presumed cause all the famous english bands had well known drummers

oh and that dragon you referenced in your other post, as far as anyone can tell is based on the shard


That makes a lot of sense, it turned into a skyscraper in giant form.

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by Robbo-92 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:51 pm

Finally made the start on sorting out my Pokémon into their proper order and after briefly returning to Let’s Go Pikachu to put together an almost complete living dex on there (still no luck in tracking down any Bellsprout in Go as of yet), the lack of a sort by dex number is just baffling. Reckon this could take a fair few hours.

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by Balladeer » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:26 am

Pedz wrote:
Squinty wrote:Am I the only one who is kind of disappointed by the starters in this? I don't really like the designs for the grass and water types. I haven't seen the final evolution for the fire one yet.


Personally dislike all 3.

Grass final = Bad
Fire final = Really Bad
Water final = really really bad.

Pedz wrote:
Balladeer wrote:Sinistea and its evo single-handedly disprove the “inanimate object Pokémon are rubbish” theory.


I don't like em.

How can you be an Umbreon fan (correct) and yet still manage to have so many wrong opinions about Pokémon designs? First the Pikachu palaver and now this. :dread:

I don’t like the grass much, and I only begrudgingly see what they were doing with fire. Water is chuffing brilliant. They managed to integrate the theme without using any daft props, which is one of my least favourite things about the other two. It’s sleek and cool and just generally a good ‘Mon design. I was dreading the final stage of my Sobble after seeing its stage two, but was really happy with the result!

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by Pedz » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:47 am

I don't think I can talk about Pokémon designs with anyone who likes inteleon. I may as well talk to the wall. I'll get a better opinion at least.

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by Squinty » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:21 am

Kinda getting the impression that this game is a bit rushed in terms of main story. The Dark and Dragon Gyms seemed a bit lacklustre, especially the Dragon one. The challenge was just fight these guys in duo battles.

Any word on how much more there is to go? Hoping to get the main game out of the way during the weekend.

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by Balladeer » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:09 am

The amount of stuff to do suddenly picks up again at that point. The adventure is really poorly paced.

Pedz wrote:I don't think I can talk about Pokémon designs with anyone who likes inteleon. I may as well talk to the wall. I'll get a better opinion at least.

Unfortunately not. You’ll get your own opinion echoing off the wall, so a worse one.

Real talk: what don’t you like about it?

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by shy guy 64 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:46 am

Squinty wrote:Kinda getting the impression that this game is a bit rushed in terms of main story. The Dark and Dragon Gyms seemed a bit lacklustre, especially the Dragon one. The challenge was just fight these guys in duo battles.

Any word on how much more there is to go? Hoping to get the main game out of the way during the weekend.


still a fair amount to do but i think you might be able to do it over the weekend

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by Squinty » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:47 am

Ah, fair enough. Pacing is a bit weird at times.

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by PatSharpsMullet » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:15 pm

New Mythical Pokémon revealed.


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by OrangeRKN » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:45 pm

Balladeer wrote:I don’t like the grass much, and I only begrudgingly see what they were doing with fire. Water is chuffing brilliant. They managed to integrate the theme without using any daft props, which is one of my least favourite things about the other two. It’s sleek and cool and just generally a good ‘Mon design. I was dreading the final stage of my Sobble after seeing its stage two, but was really happy with the result!


And you have the audacity to criticise a digimon for being a dog with a gun :dread:

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by Jezo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:53 pm

I wouldn't call the 2nd form of the Grookey line a mythical, but alright I guess


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