Pokémon Sword & Shield - GOTTA CATCH... some of 'em

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Anyone playing Pokemon Masters?
finna give that turbo gacha cancer the hardest of passes

i like that Kris is pullable though
Yeah this game has an egregiously bad gacha, and this is comming off someone playing a game with 1% for 5*s

Thankfully though you get Rosa and Snivy who are the best tank in the game currently for free almost imediately. If I keep playing ill probably just save for who ever has a Black Kyurem or something.
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galarian ponyta is cute and all but like

stop revealing gen 1 pokes


 
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I'm glad I have another reason to continue using Butterfree.


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t h i c c a c h u

og fat pikachu best pikachu


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i love most of these tbh

very disappointed in every starter, though

worst starters of all time confirmed


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Spoiler
Is that a New Darmanitan form in the dex?


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>Take current Pokemon formula
>Already dumbed down to the point of being basically impossible to lose without trying incredibly hard
>Now you cant turn off EXP share
>Escape rope is a Key item
>No we wont give you a Hard Mode
>Also catch mechanics are now gated behind badges for zero reason
>But wait! There's more!
>600 Pokemon Cut
>Includes NONE of the starters except Charizard cause pandering
>"No, we are never putting all the Pokemon into a mainline game ever again"
>Cuts out 70 entire moves from the game
>Stealth Rock still exists
>We are doing this because of competitive balance and to improve the graphics
>Stealth Rock still exists
>Stat totals and movesets on existing mons is still gonna be wildly unbalanced
>RNG still exists
>Still using VGC format for tournaments
>IV Eugenics is still a game mechanic
>Game still Looks like an upscaled 3DS title AT BEST and more often than not looks like an N64 title
>Assets including animations and models are recycled from the 3DS
>Pokemon are barely animated both inside and outside of battle
>Clipping
>Pop-in
This is FIRST PARTY SOFTWARE for the same console that runs
>Doom
>Breath of The Wild
>Mario Odyssey
>Smash Bros Ultimate
>Skyrim
>The Witcher 3
>"B-but we reskined poke-block into curry"

PLEASE GIVE US $60





 
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i'm as upset as anyone else is, and i agree with this post for the most part, but i do think there's a couple things here that are worth defending
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>Escape rope is a Key item
this is a great change tbh, i'm not really sure what the problem with this one is
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>Also catch mechanics are now gated behind badges for zero reason
i don't really mind this one so much either

you can't say that you want the game to be harder, but to also have the freedom to catch overleveled pokemon, because those two things kinda work against each other

i suppose they could've reworked the disobedience mechanic or something, but that's basically the same result with a different solution, and it still kinda nullifies the whole point of having stronger pokemon in the wild area

the idea is that they're these big scary obstacles that you shouldn't approach unless you're strong enough, which can be difficult in some instances because some of them chase you around and shit

if you could just throw a quick ball at them, it kinda burns out the tension
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can't really defend any of that other shit, but i'll probably never care about stuff like graphics or difficulty

pokemon games have always been easy, but that's never really affected by ability to enjoy them at all

getting rid of ~70 moves was fucking stupid and inexcusable, but at least none of them were very important
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This is not the greatest sig in the world, no. This is just a tribute.


getting rid of ~70 moves was fucking stupid and inexcusable, but at least none of them were very important
Jolteon has zero coverage anymore.
Bugs are p gutted without silver wind and signal beam
Mag can't trap ferrothorn without hidden power
I mean, fuck, no hp coverage fucks over a lot of mons.


 
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getting rid of ~70 moves was fucking stupid and inexcusable, but at least none of them were very important
Jolteon has zero coverage anymore.
Bugs are p gutted without silver wind and signal beam
Mag can't trap ferrothorn without hidden power
I mean, fuck, no hp coverage fucks over a lot of mons.
true, but it's not like those pokemon can't get other moves

it's not like they'd forget to replace those moves with other useful ones

.........................................right?
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Toxapex, Agieslash and Ferrothorn are in,
Their checks are not

Enjoy your competitive ballance


 
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it seems unlikely that of the 80 new pokemon, none of them would be able to check those three, but it would be pretty funny if that just turned out to be the case

and fortunate for me, since i actually like and would use all three of those
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This is not the greatest sig in the world, no. This is just a tribute.
at least at the end of the day smogon will fix the balance for showdown.
But man VGC is gonna be weird with some of the moves and checks they're pulling if they aren't properly replaced.


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So on top of the confirmation that the models are reused and Gamefreak are liars, there's also bugs galore apparently.

Gigantimax crashing the game and also whatever the fuck this is.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RinToesucker/status/1194444745717633025

And ally Freinds are screaming at me for not wanting this.


 
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This is not the greatest sig in the world, no. This is just a tribute.
So on top of the confirmation that the models are reused and Gamefreak are liars, there's also bugs galore apparently.

Gigantimax crashing the game and also whatever the fuck this is.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RinToesucker/status/1194444745717633025

And ally Freinds are screaming at me for not wanting this.
yeah but bruh
this gen has some of the best waifus in all of gamefreak history


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What went so wrong bros?


 
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well, i'm having fun anyway


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where is the alcreamie or its preevolution

i want it





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https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen5ou-1011019477?fbclid=IwAR1Uh7WYqy2qNLlyPILIWgcbe_cjy8Ru1yWvt0mhuIR5COD2FPCVBtP0ilc

Let this serve as an example of why RNG should never be a mechanic in any game that even considers having a competitive scene.


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the gym leader music is dope


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Man why is anything goes on Showdown these days so boring. People just run the exact same OU tryhard teams. Nobody does joke teams or ubers.


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Imp is the best boy


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Zekrom died for this.


 
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Zekrom died for this.
at least you don't have to jump through flaming hoops to get steelix anymore


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I'm still undecided whether to get this. Is it better than sumo? I dont care about dexit.


 
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I'm still undecided whether to get this. Is it better than sumo? I dont care about dexit.
not sure if it's better than sumo, but i actually loved sumo, whereas i assume you didn't, so idk what to say to that

it's definitely a pokemon game, in the sense that they didn't fuck up the standard gameplay loop, so if that's what you want from the game, you can't really go wrong

in spite of dexit, team-building is extremely fun, fulfilling, and easy this time around, since you have access to all kinds of pokemon + powerful moves early on, and they've added lots of QoL stuff to make life simpler (but not too simple) for competitive people

just don't expect anything outstanding, or for there to be any sense of difficulty if challenge is what you like

there's definitely some dumb/iffy design choices and some embarrassing oversights that make the games feel unpolished in certain areas, but i feel like most of this stuff has been SEVERELY overblown by reddit

the games aren't completely soulless (just look at camping); people just have their minds set on hating them, which is their right, but it's unfortunate, because i think the games are serviceable at the very least
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My biggest concern is the challenge and post game. I did enjoy sumo but they lacked in both those areas. Didn't play USUM so dont know how they compared.

Its gonna be a one and done experience if the  battles are as brain dead as they look.

Team building/breeding is fun, if theres a reason to do it.

Good breakdown btw