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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Oh yeah the alternate transformation is called Dynamax! I thought it was a bit odd I was saying giga and gigant-amax... that'd be a bit confusing

Tbh I'm not entirely sure what's real or not now @Ralizah regarding the leaked pokemon! There's been a few that I can't believe are real and there have been a few fakes thrown in as well

... Only a week or so left now though so enjoy!

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Ralizah

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy To be fair, I confused the terms a bit earlier as well, and they sound stupid in the first place. Basically, Dynamaxing is when the Pokemon get BIG for a few rounds. Gigantamaxing is the one that feels sort of like mega evolutions, because the Pokemon actually change forms. Also, I think any Pokemon can Dynamax, whereas only a few specific types of Pokemon have alternate, Gigantamaxed forms.

It's going to be interesting to see how these games are received once, for better or for worse, copies are out in the wild. Pokemon Sw/Sh AND Death Stranding landing within a week or so of eachother is going to make this a pretty wild November for the industry.

Ralizah

PSN: Ralizah

Octane

I'm definitely avoiding all spoilers from now on. It's neat going in blind for once.

Octane

JohnnyShoulder

@kyleforrester87 What gaming character do you have the hots for these days?

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

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KratosMD

Ok so I just found out that 500 Pokémon are excluded from Sword/Shield. What the hell?! I mean originally I thought they were going to leave out 100 or 200 Pokémon but half of the total amount of Pokémon?! That's inexcusable! Not to mention that they've excluded Pokémon from gen 1. That doesn't even make any sense! All the 3D models for the first 151 Pokémon are available in Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, so why didn't they just reuse all of them?

I mean in a way, I guess I'm fine with this because there won't be too many Pokémon to catch in case I want to collect all of them. But still, this is beyond ridiculous.

And what's more infuriating for me personally is that gen 5 is seeing the most amount of returns out of all the previous gens. Why are you doing this Game Freak??

"What we will tell you is that there's a total of 81 new species and 13 Galarian forms of existing characters – making for a total of 94 new Pokémon and an overall total of 400 Pokemon."

Great... that's even less than the total amount that was in gen 4.

https://www.techradar.com/news/pokemon-sword-and-shield-leak-... (there are no spoilers in the article)

KratosMD

KratosMD

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy You're absolutely right, I didn't even think of that. That's so random..

This is seriously going to be the Forza Motorsport 5 of Pokémon games, i.e. everyone is going to want to forget this generation even existed when the next one comes along which will hopefully include all or at least more Pokémon.

KratosMD

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

KratosMD wrote:

This is seriously going to be the Forza Motorsport 5 of Pokémon games, i.e. everyone is going to want to forget this generation even existed when the next one comes along which will hopefully include all or at least more Pokémon.

Hopefully it won't be @KratosMD. You're a pretty passionate person and gamer so I can totally see why this information has caused this reaction in you.

I'm pretty sure you said earlier in the topic you'd never collect them all anyway 400 pokes total is admittedly a bit low in my opinion too but I'm sure it'll still give you endless hours of enjoyment (hopefully)

I played Pokemon X for about 200 (Which by the end I concluded it was good but had problems) and with Omega Ruby had a similar runtime (But enjoyed it thoroughly) and I've never come close to catching them all... Even when there was only 151!

I'm disapointed my boi Blastoise won't be in it though... Or Swampert or Empoleon. Maybe they'll patch in more pokemon?

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KratosMD

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Yeah I mean if anything this will most likely encourage me to actually catch them all since there are only 400 Pokémon. But after having viewed the list of Pokémon that will be excluded, it's just so disheartening because a lot of Pokémon that I liked from gen 1-4 aren't going to be in the game. Even if they had added 200 more Pokémon I would've been fine since at least the majority will be in the game, but this is less than half of the total amount. It's unacceptable.

I don't know, based on how I've been writing these posts, I may come across as contradictory but honestly, I feel quite split right now. I know that I don't want too many Pokémon, but I also want more. Well perhaps I can see this from another perspective, maybe this will encourage me to try out different Pokémon than I'm familiar with from the previous gens.

Don't get me wrong by the way, I'm still going to buy the game. I'm just not certain anymore how I'm going to feel about it.

KratosMD

Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

I dunno if i'll ever get it @KratosMD (Or it'll be at least a good year... maybe even two away as I've yet to get a switch due to personal reasons) I'm just avidly looking at Sw/Sh as a pokemon fan and this whole topic in general from the sidelines.

I do hope you end up enjoying it, I look forward to hearing your and everyone elses thoughts!

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》My No Commentary PS4 Youtube Channel《

Ralizah

Eh. I get that some people like to drag along their collection of Pokemon from one generation to the next in order to keep a living dex, and fully understand the frustration there, but I genuinely don't understand why people care otherwise. The regional dex is roughly on par with other Pokemon generations, so it's not like you're encountering fewer Pokemon than usual throughout the game. If anything, this game will have the most representative sample of Pokemon in any generation, given no favoritism seems to have been shown to any one generation, as is usually the case.

It would go a long way toward making people more accepting of this if Pokemon Home has actual gameplay elements to it and, more importantly, is included with NSO, I think.

Ralizah

PSN: Ralizah

Ralizah

The event where you can unlock a Pokemon SwSh theme should be live in Tetris 99.

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Ralizah

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Ralizah

Just watched a friend play the Switch version of Witcher 3 in person. I mean, it's obviously not as pretty as the PC version on ultra settings, but, I have to say, in handheld mode, it is damn impressive. The game doesn't look like it should be running on the system.

I think what helps is that the game's art direction is so vibrant and gorgeous that you're distracted from the low resolution textures. Honestly, what distracted me way more than the graphics was the framerate: going from looking at the game running at nearly locked 60fps to 30-ish is a bit jarring at first. But all the console versions target that framerate.

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Ralizah

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JohnnyShoulder

@Ralizah My mate showed it on his Switch in work a couple of weeks back too, and I came away with similar impressions as you. I couldn't tell if there was any wonkiness when he was playing, however he was only wandering around. I imagine it starts to struggle when there are various enemies/lighting effects on screen.

I tend not to notice the difference in frame rates. It's when there are sudden changes whilst playing, that is when I find it jarring.

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Ralizah

@JohnnyShoulder I didn't notice any issues when he got into combat. Maybe it bogs down in really busy encounters, but I doubt it. I've heard Novigrad is basically fine, and that is, far and away, the most demanding part of the game in terms of performance.

I'm not really a fan of a consistently low framerate, either. It's why I struggle to enjoy games like the first 3DS SK game and older 3D games like Ocarina of Time and Shadow of the Colossus these days.

Ralizah

PSN: Ralizah

Octane

So GameFreak confirmed that the EXP All is always on, no option to turn it off. And they suggested that if you want to play it the normal way, by training the Pokémon you use in battle, you should box the rest of team.

I mean, FFS, how difficult is it to make it optional? Let the players decide how they want to play the game. And they realise it's a thing people want, which makes it even worse.

Octane

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