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Old 02-27-19, 08:14 AM
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re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

This is nice to see. Hopefully the rumored updated Switch hardware is part of a holiday bundle with the game.
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re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

Best Buy has $10 in rewards for preorders (on top of the 20% if your GCU hasn't expired).
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Nice, I don't see a digital option yet, but perhaps they will add one closer to the release date
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re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

Think you will be able to use the Pokémon controller from the Let's Go! games? Or do main line games require more than 2 buttons?
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re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

I've always played around the edges of this franchise. I've played games like Puzzle Quest, the TCG on GameBoy game, Pokemon Pinball, PokemonGo on mobile. I love the anime, I help my son collect the card game cards.

But I've never played one of the actual core RPG games.

That will change this fall.
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re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

Is this a real Pokémon game? I wasted a hundred bucks on that Let's Go Pikachu game last Christmas.
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re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

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Is this a real Pokémon game?
Yes
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re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

This is from the Pokémon Direct Presentation from earlier this morning. This will be on my Christmas list.

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Re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

So I never got into Pokemon when I was younger. I think I was just a little too old when it hit big.

Can someone give me like a quick synopsis of what these games are all about? It seems like you pick a main Pokemon, train it up, and then battle other Pokemon. Is that the gist of it? Is it like a turn based battle system?
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So I never got into Pokemon when I was younger. I think I was just a little too old when it hit big.

Can someone give me like a quick synopsis of what these games are all about? It seems like you pick a main Pokemon, train it up, and then battle other Pokemon. Is that the gist of it? Is it like a turn based battle system?
They're very much like a turn-based jRPG.

Differences being you now have like 800+ monsters to pick from, most battles are 1 on 1, each Pokemon has only 4 moves to choose from during battle (when they learn a new move they must forget an old one to make room), and you can only have 6 Pokemon on you at a time as the others go into the "PC".

If you enjoy turn-based battles and jrpgs, then you'll likely enjoy them. Most of the games are setup similarly: in that there is a new location/area with 8 gym leaders you must earn the badges from by beating them, a professor who gives you your first pokemon (you select out of three options), a rival, and then the elite 4 you conquer after earning all the badges to become the greatest pokemon master.

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Re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

Concerning the new Legendaries: Zacian (Sword) and Zamazenta (Shield) are the two they showed in the video... and there is speculation that there is a third one out there...
  • Zacian = Za + Cyan
  • Zamazenta = Za + Magenta
  • Za(?) = Za + Yellow

Nice play using CMY in place of RGB.
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Concerning the new Legendaries: Zacian (Sword) and Zamazenta (Shield) are the two they showed in the video... and there is speculation that there is a third one out there...
  • Zacian = Za + Cyan
  • Zamazenta = Za + Magenta
  • Za(?) = Za + Yellow

Nice play using CMY in place of RGB.
The legendaries in this reminded me more of Digimon Fusion/Xros Wars than Pokemon, lol.

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Re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

Glad to see a release date for this!

Definitely picking this up on Day 1!
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4-days away!
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I'm about 10-hours in. Scorbunny is at Level 41 and I have beaten the first (2) Gym Leaders.

Enjoying the game a whole lot so far.
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Beat the Main Story in 21-hours.

Going to go back and track down all the Pokemon I was unable to catch for various reasons throughout my first play-through.
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Re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

What does it mean when the Pokemon in the wild are kinda flashing? That's not shiny versions, right?

Ended last night at the first gym. I'm so far over leveled already from trying to catch everything in the routes before moving on.
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What does it mean when the Pokemon in the wild are kinda flashing? That's not shiny versions, right?

Ended last night at the first gym. I'm so far over leveled already from trying to catch everything in the routes before moving on.
If I'm not mistaken, it means they will net you Watts for defeating them.

With the Main Story completed, I'm currently Level Grinding to get ready for future 5-Star Raids as well as catching Pokemon here & there.

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Re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

Got my Starter Pokemon (Scorbunny) to Level 100!
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Re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

Pokemon Home details are announced. The killer is the price, 3 bucks a month or 16 bucks a year to be able to transfer tiny bits of data from one game to another (plus you still need pokemon bank to get pokemon off of your 3ds AND there are still incompatible pokemon)

https://home.pokemon.com/en-us/

There is a limited free version, though.
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Re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

I wrapped up the main game today. Took me about 30 hours and I ended up catching 200 Pokemon. First mainline Pokemon game I played through since Yellow.
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Re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)





P1KACHUGET
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Enter these Mystery Gift passwords into Pokemon Sword or Shield to receive different forms of Pikachu that are decked out in Ash’s headgear.

1. Launch your Pokemon Sword or Shield game.
2. Select Mystery Gift on the X menu.
3. Select Get a Mystery Gift.
4. Select Get with Code/Password to connect to the internet.
5. Enter your password.
6. Watch as the gift arrives in your game. (Pokemon will appear in your party or your Pokemon Boxes.)
7. Be sure to save your game.

Each of these passwords must be entered into your Pokemon Sword or Shield game by November 30, 2020, at 6:59 a.m. PST, so don't wait.

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