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

Old 02-27-19, 08:14 AM
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Old 02-27-19, 08:56 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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Old 02-27-19, 11:57 AM
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Best Buy has $10 in rewards for preorders (on top of the 20% if your GCU hasn't expired).
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Old 02-27-19, 12:19 PM
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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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Old 02-27-19, 01:11 PM
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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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Old 03-03-19, 09:14 PM
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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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Old 03-04-19, 07:23 AM
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Is this a real Pokémon game? I wasted a hundred bucks on that Let's Go Pikachu game last Christmas.
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Is this a real Pokémon game?
Yes
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Old 06-05-19, 10:56 AM
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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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Old 06-05-19, 04:19 PM
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Re: Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield (11/15/19; Switch)

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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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Glad to see a release date for this!

Definitely picking this up on Day 1!
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