Pokémon Sword & Shield

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Re: Pokémon Sword & Shield

Post by Sayumi » March 9th, 2019, 11:42 am

Cyrrior wrote:
March 9th, 2019, 10:43 am
@Sayumi:
Everytime I hear from someone that they have skipped a lot of generations I'm actually a bit envious! XD To me the most exciting and interesting things about new generations are always the new pokemon but sadly the last two generation had really few of those. So going straight from gen 1 to gen 8 will give you tons and tons of new pokemon! That's pretty awesome! XD
(And I'm sure you'll be able to get leafeon. I think so far you could get the eeveelutions in almost every main game)
Heh, really? (: well yes I guess, because I don't think the games have changed that much in termes of gameplay, or have they? I mean the basics are the same, you walk around, find wild pokemon, train them, battle random trainers, battle arenas and at the end you have some kind of big league to fight. Or maybe I'm totally wrong with that but yeah...

On the other hand, those won't be all new pokemon in terms of pictures/names because I know "all" of them from here, but they will be new in terms of animations and attacks and everything. :3

That's cool if I can get a Leafeon yayyy :33 Btw - do you guys "keep" the pokémon you have from older game versions or is it always a fresh start with 1 starter? I wondered about that too.
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Re: Pokémon Sword & Shield

Post by Cyrrior » March 9th, 2019, 12:26 pm

Yeah, you're right about the gameplay staying the same. There are some minor changes here and there (and I think the biggest ones being the introduction of items and abilities in gen 2/3) but overall the gameplay and even to some extent the story have stayed pretty similar.

And usually it's a fresh start for every game. You always start in a small town with a professor giving you a new starter pokemon and so on.
In most games there was a possibility to transfer pokemon from older versions to the newest one (without being able to transfer them back, though) and now they have pokemon bank, which is like an online storage you can up- and download pokemon from for a small yearly fee. I guess they'll have that for Sword/Shield aswell, but I think you're mainly supposed to use the pokemon you find in the game.
(Sadly there is no way to get pokemon from gold/silver/crystal to the newer games (unless you bought it digitaly I think), Otherwise it would be theoretically possible to get your very first pokemon to the newest game :D)
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Re: Pokémon Sword & Shield

Post by Sayumi » March 10th, 2019, 12:23 pm

Ah I see... yeah well. I "finished" pokemon let's go eevee today and now there's nothing left but going online to trade for the missing dex-pkmn and then hunt for shinies. But... to what end? *sighs*

Thanks for the answer with the fresh start. (: Well I wouldn't need transfering old pkmn anyways, I don't think I have need of my pkmn in my red & yellow versions xD
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Re: Pokémon Sword & Shield

Post by Cyrrior » March 10th, 2019, 12:49 pm

Yeah, that's another problem of the pokemon games in general, what to do after completing the main story. Some games had a little bit of activities you could do afterwards but in many you don't have a lot to do.
Personally I'm fine with that, since I always found something to do, like trying to complete the dex, searching for shinies, breeding stuff for the GTS and so on ... but I know a lot of people are hoping that there will be some kind of side quests after the main story in sword/shield.

Well sometimes I used the transfering options to breed a pokemon on an older version and pass it to the new game, because it was incredibly hard to get it otherwise. But for stuff like legendaries or team pokemon I always like to keep them in the game I cought them on XD I don't know why ... it just feels right to me.
And since they made that yearly subscription thing to transfer pokemon I haven't done it at all. I just don't see why I should pay for something like that :/
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Re: Pokémon Sword & Shield

Post by Sayumi » March 10th, 2019, 1:02 pm

Mhm.. Well tbh it's like that with a lot of games, that's the main reason I don't play them. I like games that are somewhat neverending, that's why I like WoW so much and why I don't play most console-games. But that's just my problem, I guess most people are fine with buying a game, finishing it and then letting it "sleep" somewhere. But for me that's just irritating, playing something and when it's the end you just put it in a drawer or somewhere just getting dusty.

But I'll make an exception for Pokémon because I like them little critters :3 and it reminds me of being a child, sitting somewhere with my gameboy and battling pokemon so that my butterfree gets strong enough to battle the gym leader. xD

I see. Well yeah for that it makes sense of course. And no I probably wouldn't pay for something like that either. IT's always the same, everyone is just about making money and that sometimes just kills the gamin experience...
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