Pokémon Sword & Shield (15th November feels aegis away)

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What starter will you pick?

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Scorbunny
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Sobble
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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by Parksey » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:42 pm

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Parksey wrote:The leak may be legit bit knowing there were two legendary wolves is hardly inside info given they were on the bloody game logos.



Well predicting they would be revealed today is clearly on the money. They were just detailing what we’d see in the Direct. They must have seen the video early somehow because they got everything spot on.


Oh yeah, they was clearly legit. Just I thought it was a given the two legendaries were wolves.

I quite like how they fit the shield design into the wolf's main, but it was a bit disappointing the the other is literally just holding a sword.

Ergo, Shield it shall be.

I really liked the new Pokémon designs too. Has the British guy been onboard for a while? Never seen him before but if he's been responsible for the new lot I approve. I especially liked the crow/raven one and Drednaw. They are going in the team.

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by Karl_ » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:43 pm

Can't believe we'll have to kill Zacian to fight the Elite Four Kings. :(

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by DarkRula » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:44 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:though i am looking forward to ash's pikachu turning giant


Oh, you saying that has just made me realise the anime is going to be totally running with the idea of huge 'mons running around. I wonder if we'll be seeing one of those new 'mon in the Alola League? I want to see Corviknight in the anime style.

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by HaruKazuhira » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:56 pm

Took me by surprise, I honestly loved the direct. Galar is looking legit.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by Rog » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:01 pm

Have they done away with random battles?

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by Tomous » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:07 pm

Rog wrote:Have they done away with random battles?


Not completely.

There’s a Wild Area location which has visible Pokemon roaming around like Lets Go. Wild Area seems to be like a Hyrule Field kinda situation in that it is one big central location connecting other important places.

However, it seems other areas, such as the Routes, will still have random encounters.

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by DarkRula » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:09 pm

Random battles are still a thing. Except in the Wild Area, which is pretty much a small-scale open-world online experience [should you choose to use it as such, I imagine], where the 'mon roam free.

Also, can I just say I've had the trailer on repeat just for the song? It really does capture a sense of energy that I hope feeds into the actual battle music [which I think does actually feature near the beginning of it].

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by Rog » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:13 pm

Tomous wrote:
Rog wrote:Have they done away with random battles?


Not completely.

There’s a Wild Area location which has visible Pokemon roaming around like Lets Go. Wild Area seems to be like a Hyrule Field kinda situation in that it is one big central location connecting other important places.

However, it seems other areas, such as the Routes, will still have random encounters.


Thanks. Guess they're trying to cater to everyone.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by Parksey » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:18 pm

Karl_ wrote:Can't believe we'll have to kill Zacian to fight the Elite Four Kings. :(


If I could be bothered to go find the "Orson Welles clapping" GIF, I'd be posting it right now.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by Squinty » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:22 pm

I totally expect this game to run like total ass.

But dayum. The Pokemon keeps sucking me back in.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by Robbo-92 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:36 pm

Going to watch this shortly now I’m home from work, sounds like it’s looking good though!

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by shy guy 64 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:55 pm

DarkRula wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:though i am looking forward to ash's pikachu turning giant


Oh, you saying that has just made me realise the anime is going to be totally running with the idea of huge 'mons running around. I wonder if we'll be seeing one of those new 'mon in the Alola League? I want to see Corviknight in the anime style.


i imagine something will turn up who knows lana's eevee may become a new eeveelution

also general update the pokedex is now the rotom phone which is also used for the bikes, perhaps ash will have the same rotom from his rotomdex

oh yes pre ordered my copy of shield

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by Mafro » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:17 pm

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by DarkRula » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:28 pm

Oh, imagine if after the league, instead of returning to Kanto, Ash goes straight to Galar after meeting Leon, who had decided to visit Alola upon hearing about the region starting their own league. Leon sees that Ash has a Rotom-dex, so gives Ash a Rotom-phone that his Rotom migrates to. Unfortunately, there'll probably be about ten episodes once the league finishes [I don't see the league being more than eight episodes] where something needs to happen, and I really doubt Rainbow Rocket is happening. I expect the Team Skull stuff to be wrapped up with the league itself, with maybe one other episode after, so all I'm really left with is some sort of end-of-school parade and goodbyes, which can probably be done in one or two episodes anyway.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by Robbo-92 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:35 pm

That looks really, really good. Not really sold on either of the legendary Pokémon so I’ll probably stick with Shield as thats what I was leaning towards beforehand. Only thing I’m surprised we didn’t see are the starters second stage evolutions but I guess with E3 round the corner they probably want to leave a couple of bits to show off there in the treehouse.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by Mafro » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:38 pm

Sword wolf is basically Sif so I'll be getting that one.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by Pedz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:00 pm

Really don't like the shield on the Wolf. Looks really bad. Was going to get Shield too. Sword it is. Much rather have PokeSif than PokeShit.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by Yubel » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:24 pm

Sword has the least bad legendary, so that's the version I'm leaning towards.

Although, if it turns out to have better region exclusive 'mon then I might begrudgingly swing the other way.

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PostRe: Pokémon Sword & Shield (we’ve been waiting for aegis)
by Qikz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:42 pm

Shield > Sword. A good shield user can deflect any weapons attack if they're good enough so shield all the way.

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