Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (Fanbase used Outrage!)

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What starter will you pick?

Grookey
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31%
Scorbunny
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35%
Sobble
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33%
 
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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Parksey » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:31 pm

I think Crawbrawler is a bit of a weird example to use.

Firstly, you could argue that Krabby is a very uninspiring design, any symbolising the worst trait of the first generation or so, where they basically just copied an existing animal a little too closely. I mean, what defining characteristics does Krabby have apart from being...a crab?

I think Crawbrawler is fine as a design. It's animalistic and could fit well in a fantasy world where these things are meant to be living creatures. It's design fits it's typing and it's exaggerated features that it's overall theme (a fighting crab) mesh quite naturally into its design. It's not wearing boxing gloves, it just has big pugilistic- style claws similar to a coconut crab, to mimic a boxer's gloves. It's shape and it's "quif" ape that of a sort of hermit crab whose name escapes me a the moment.

I think as far as overall design aim goes - a fighting crab - it does the job pretty well and unobtrusively.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November feels aegis away)
by shy guy 64 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:48 pm

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shy guy 64 wrote:wait wait wait, people hated samurott? whats wrong with them? anyway i agree we seem to go through this every generation but its not just pokemon there have been many cases were people seem to complain about games that didnt meet their own wild fantasies and then sometimes youll see the fandom complain about getting something which was basically what they asked for, i just try to ignore it and enjoy the games


I hated Samurott when my little Oshawott first evolved into it and I still hate it now, at least my stand hasn’t changed though.


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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Karl_ » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:50 pm

To me, Crabrawler looks "blobby", like a plastic toy. It's okay, at least it's an animal. Its evolution, Crabominable, is a pretty good design. It has a better colour scheme and the fur gives it some texture.

I love Krabby, it has a big, expressive face and emphasised claws, which is perfect for a Pokemon that is essentially just a crab. Maybe I would have made Kingler's crown golden to emphasise that's what it's supposed to be.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Met » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:31 pm

I think the crabs are a fine example to use as they're pretty representative of the difference between "basic and simplistic" to "overdesigned" as it goes on.

I much prefer the ones that are basically just animals. Not everything needs a rainbow colour scheme or spikes coming out of its chest for no reason.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Robbo-92 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:55 pm

Still though, there’s only so many times you can do a basic animal design before you need to give it some different features or a colour scheme. They generally fare a lot better at this than the more abstract object based Pokémon though, there’s some shockers in that section. Likewise with some of the legendary Pokémon, I think some of those are laughably poor designs as well.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Jezo » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:35 pm

Grookey gang strawberry floating won. Let's go Rillaboom

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Pedz » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:51 pm

Grookey Gang won strawberry float all other than also having a gooseberry fool final Evolution, going by the leaks anyway.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by shy guy 64 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:17 pm

hmm a ghost type corsola plus evo based on a side effect of global warming

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Robbo-92 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:19 pm

I’ve been Grookey gang from day 1 so not changing anyway. Sound like Grookey’s evolution is the least bad of the lot of the three then?

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by shy guy 64 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:43 pm

well i just saw a stone henge pokemon and an evolved mr mime called mr rhime, fantastic

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Jezo » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:59 pm

Rillaboom > Cinderace > Inteleon

Looks like Grookey Gang won

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Karl_ » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:05 pm

That apple Pokemon that just leaked is absolutely great and very clever, to be fair.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Jezo » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:09 pm

Everything is leaking holy strawberry float this is great

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by PatSharpsMullet » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:13 pm

Some of the stuff being leaked now looks great. Going to be very tough to choose my team. Also, Mr Mime's regional form and it's new evolution. :lol: :dread:

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by shy guy 64 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:23 pm

i dont care what anyone says flapple may be one of the best ever, also etrnatus is cool

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Robbo-92 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:39 pm

I’m seriously starting to doubt that I’ll get through till launch without having a good chunk of the Pokémon spoilt/leaked to me unless I go completely off of sites except here.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by shy guy 64 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:51 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:I’m seriously starting to doubt that I’ll get through till launch without having a good chunk of the Pokémon spoilt/leaked to me unless I go completely off of sites except here.


you better had better go dark now

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Dannie Lennox_ » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:01 am

I maintain that the design of the first batch of leaked new mon, including starter evos, was disappointing. But I definitely agree that the subsequent leaks have been more appealing.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Chocolate-Milk » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:54 am


I feel like this tweet is pertinent to the recent leaks.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November) (leeks abound)
by Godzilla » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:07 am

Reddit thread on this is interested. Starter evos and all new pokemon leaked. Some very. ... Interesting design choices.

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