[Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

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[Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

Did we let the Pokemon thread die? I can't find it. Anyway, some Sword and Shield news happened and I just think the character designs for the humans are awful. The old lady is fine but the champion wearing a cape with shorts... Just... what? And I don't even know what that's supposed to be around Milo's neck.



Also, I love that everyone is comparing the sword legendary dog to Koromaru:



The dogs don't look legendary to me, and why would a Pokemon need a human weapon to fight?

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Post by DHerder222 » 5 months ago

Yeah, Pokemon humans have been weirdly designed for awhile. What's with the rival's super-skinny pants?

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Re: [Game News] + General Gamesy Chatter

Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

Bier_Engel wrote:
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Also, I love that everyone is comparing the sword legendary dog to Koromaru:

hell yeah dog-knife crew rolling deep

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e: rolled this into a new thread 'cause why not

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by DHerder222 » 5 months ago

Ooh, a Pokemon thread. I like!

So a prediction question to get things going: Pokemon's coming up on 25 years old and (I think) nearly 1000 monsters. Nintendo will always make Pokemon games until the end of time. But do y'all think in another 25 years, they'll still be creating new monsters? Or will they put a cap on it somewhere?

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

Hard to say, but it already feels like almost everything has been done at this point.

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Falcon Critical » 5 months ago

I don't know that they'd ever say "okay no more ever", but I can certainly see them slowing down on the new Pokemon creation. Theoretically if there's a Pokemon world map, once they've been to every region that should be it.

I don't know that I'll ever see a Pokemon I love as much as Baashaun though.
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Baashaun love to fight and will always pick fights with other Pokémon, however, they seldom play fair. Trainers walking in their territory late at night may find themselves jumped by a whole herd of Baashaun. They often will appreciate being captured by a trainer because it gives them an excuse to battle.

It's a dark/fighting sheep that a complete arsehole.

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

Falcon Critical wrote:
5 months ago
I don't know that they'd ever say "okay no more ever", but I can certainly see them slowing down on the new Pokemon creation.
I'd love to see a future Pokemon try its hand at procedurally-generated Pokemon and evolutions. Like a Spore that works better, or No Man's Sky. Or go back in time and borrow a few tricks from Monster Rancher since that series is dead anyway.
Theoretically if there's a Pokemon world map, once they've been to every region that should be it.

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by DHerder222 » 5 months ago

I'd love if Nintendo finally allowed a world map to be revealed. I keep it filed under the "unlikely, but possible" heading.

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Falcon Critical » 5 months ago

Okay so arsehole sheep are great, but damn this new official sheep pokemon I wanna hug it!

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It is Normal type and has skills 'Fluffy' and 'Run Away' :pac

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

Wooloo owns, I'm also pretty high on Corviknight

already tons of great fanart for both


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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

someone order an electric corgi


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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

Oh fuck, that's adorable!

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by DHerder222 » 4 months ago

I'm a few weeks late, but I just heard the announcement that not every Pokemon is going to be transferable to Sword & Shield:

https://www.polygon.com/2019/6/28/19265 ... k-response

I'm only a moderate fan of the series so I'm not raging about this, but it does feel like a pretty big deal to me and could impact whether I pick the game up or not. I suppose it depends on how many monsters make the cut.

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Delthazar » 4 months ago

It seems like people are getting buttmad about losing potential legacy transfer content and forgetting the Pokemon rosters Sword and Shield will have by default? Which already includes some older Pokemon, right?

anyone expecting all 800+ Pokemon in Sword/Shield were working themselves into a shoot, brother. (how many of those are people even gonna use, anyway?) this is a full-scale console Pokemon game built from the ground up; getting the whole series worth of Pokemon in there would delay this thing a year-plus or worse.

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Bier_Engel » 4 months ago

I basically try to use what's new anyway, so this doesn't bother me at all, and it'll make it easier to complete the 'dex. Plus, I don't even remember my Pokemon from my older games. Haven't touched them in years.

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by John Layfield » 4 months ago

Delthazar wrote:
4 months ago
It seems like people are getting buttmad about losing potential legacy transfer content and forgetting the Pokemon rosters Sword and Shield will have by default? Which already includes some older Pokemon, right?

anyone expecting all 800+ Pokemon in Sword/Shield were working themselves into a shoot, brother. (how many of those are people even gonna use, anyway?) this is a full-scale console Pokemon game built from the ground up; getting the whole series worth of Pokemon in there would delay this thing a year-plus or worse.
I think at least some of those people just want their 6-15 fave older Pokemon anyway but it is simultaneously both more and less whiny to just say that.

Like I don't give a shit about Zubat or Voltorb or Sentret or about 600 others. But I'd like a Farfetch'd, Combee or Ribombee. uwu

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Delthazar » 4 months ago

I wonder though how many of those 6-15 favourite older Pokemon could end up in Sword/Shield by default anyway, like, no one actually knows the full roster yet, right?

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by DHerder222 » 4 months ago

I also wonder if they plan to gradually phase in more older Pokemon over time. Hell, they could probably even do DLC for older legendaries or something.

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Bier_Engel » 4 weeks ago

Pokemon SwSh is now less than a month away. I've determined that I will nickname my Pokemon after Fire Emblem characters because, you know. Going in mostly blind, though, so it's cool that there will be name raters in every Pokemon center in case I've misjudged or need time to pick a proper name.

Edit: I'm getting Shield, by the way. Apparently, some gym leaders are exclusive to versions this time around, and Shield has the weird ghost kid. The only version exclusive Pokemon I know of so far are older ones I don't care about, plus global trading kind of makes that a non-issue.

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Delthazar » 1 day ago

We're only a day or two out from launch depending on the exact timing of the unlock so... CF-POKÉ roll call!

Blutie: Shield
Me: Sword

I'm sure at least a couple more folks here will pick it up so sound off with versions and stuff and we'll get a little knitting circle going for trades or whatever assuming that all works as imagined/intended/y'all are Nintendo Online subscribers and therefore allowed to interact with us noble elites

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Re: [Pokemon] Black Sword vs. Bright Shield II

Post by Bier_Engel » 1 day ago

I took Friday off work so I should have a head start... assuming it doesn't arrive stupid late to my house.