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Old 06-11-2019, 04:29 PM   #76
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I'm so FUCKING pumped for a Farfetch'd evolution (please don't be shit)
Except it will be, because Farfetch'd exists to get eaten. And animals that get eaten will be defecated some day.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:27 PM   #77
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That's disappointing news. Definitely hoping for patches too.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:22 PM   #78
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-O0OwqYZzY

Footage of Dynamax during battle in action and...

looks kind of underwhelming? I guess Wooloo is supposed to be more of a defensive Pokemon but it doesn't look like Dynamaxing was too overpowered. I guess only time will tell but I was expecting a lot more.
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Old 06-20-2019, 10:32 PM   #79
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A certain video keeps getting spammed on my feed, so I watched it and got really annoyed with the uploader's comment.



Seems a tad innocuous, what's wrong with it you may ask?

Let's magnify!
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Maybe someone could give some insight into the gaming industry. I don't know jack about games, having JUST done the basics this past month. But compared to Valve, it seems like people think the same methods to pressure Valve or other US Western developers will work against GameFreak. Maybe in 2016 that naivety could be excused, but we live ain a post-LGPE world.

I'm being a little belligerent with this guy because as a YouTube he's obligated to buy and review the game, but there's no shortage of people with his viewpoint: hate a lot of what happens in the new Pokemon game but buy it anyway, thus rewarding the developers for the decision they didn't like.

Why is this?
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:10 AM   #80
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Can't speak for everyone but as disappointed as I am that lots of the old 'mons aren't going to be in the game, I just like the series enough that I'd rather have some form of Pokemon on Switch instead of holding out completely.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:45 AM   #81
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Here's another tidbit of information courtesy of Smogon.

Well, first some intro. LGPE OU is divided between "normal" OU and the "candy" OU. Candy OU, because of the massive HP boosts caused by candy, is a stall based meta.

Looks like one of the chief boosts of Dynamax will be to HP.

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Has really no one talked about the dynamax level bar? There seems to be actually 11 Dynamax Levels, ranging from 0 to 10, for each Pokemon, shown in the page displaying stats and abilities. All Pokemon in the demo seemed to have Dynamax Level 0.

I don't know about others, but I feel that a 50% buff in HP and a slight increase in base power for Max Moves are actually quite underwhelming for a phenomenon that increases your Pokemon's size by like 10-fold (I know there are also secondary effects with Max Moves, but still). It is very likely imo that as a Pokemon's Dynamax Level increases, the boosts it gets when Dynamaxed also increase.

My guess is that with each Dynamax Level, a Pokemon will gain an additional 5% buff in HP and an additional 5 base power for Max Moves, so that at maximum level, a Pokemon will have 2x HP instead of 1.5x, and Max Moves will have 50 more base power than what has been shown in the demo. Really hope that there will be no other stat increases.
Yikes. If this guy is right, 50 BP more for a Max Move doesn't make up for a massive double in HP. This means that almost all Dynamax Pokemon are too fat to kill while they're maxed up. Think of Eviolite Chansey with 1400 HP. Or the Big Boss with 1100 HP.
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:52 PM   #82
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I dunno, it's so temporary that you're probably better off dynamaxing something that is slow and offensive. Ignore your opponent's attacks and stomp on em with your giant nidoking or whatever.
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You mean Nidoqueen, the better, bulkier Nido, surely.
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Old 06-28-2019, 03:41 PM   #84
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Since Gyarados is in the Galar dex, I think dynamax would be the best buff to my mono water team!

I still have no Xerneas switch-ins, but it's better than nothing right??
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Old 06-28-2019, 05:26 PM   #85
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You mean Nidoqueen, the better, bulkier Nido, surely.
>better, bulkier

only one of these is true and you know which one
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:29 AM   #86
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In a someday world where every speed tier is crowded, I think Nidoqueen will be much more dominant in her own tier than whatever tier Nidoking finds himself in. She has a more efficient BST spread, and the speed tiers naturally place her in an environment where she will be effective.
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Old 06-29-2019, 05:03 PM   #87
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Benefits of Nidoking:

- Purple
- Megahorn > Superpower
- Attack number is bigger
- Bigger def/spdef, Dynamax gives the HP
- Speed doesn't matter
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:35 PM   #88
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as far as queen v king, queen has seen more use over king in vgc for the extra bulk, since the lo + sheer force makes up for the lost spa anyway, and the tanking is more important.

queen has seen decent tournament success as a result in a few formats where what it provides is wanted. King hasn't

that's like, neat
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:37 PM   #89
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:50 AM   #90
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhIc6UwnHj8&t=0s

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This confirms more stuff from that 4chan leak awhile back. I'll withhold judgments on the new Pokemon for now because I think we all know I have a history of negative initial reactions and then growing to actually love a lot of the designs. I will say though that I am all about CAKE BOSS MONSTER
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:04 AM   #91
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Every trailer just makes the game look worse.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:13 AM   #92
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Nah this is pretty cool tbh

Alcremie and Rolypoly might just make it on my team
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Old 07-08-2019, 02:07 PM   #93
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Ball Fetch is going to recover Pokeballs that miss...

As for the looks. I think a lot of the Pokemon look really derivative, and would not be bad if we didn't know better that they pull design elements from older Pokemon.

Drednaw's face looks like Volcanion.
Alcremie looks like Lilligant (shape, posture, feminine-theme)
Duraludon looks like Galarian Gigalith

Arguing good/bad designs is always an exercise in futility, but derivation is much easier to prove. I think expy designs are much worse than blatantly reusing old Pokemon like Alolan forms.

More troubling is the game philosophy. Say what you will about raid battles - stealing ideas from Go makes the main series better. Sun/Moon did the same to YO-KAI WATCH and I think that worked out well for GameFreak.

What we know about the gameplay, with two gimmicks, a Pokemon XY-style story focus and a somehow even more impotent regional team than Team Skull, reflects a very cynical, patronizing view toward the player. But I think the horrific part is this is what modern players want.

According to my sister, high schools cannot fail students anymore. The teacher is more likely to get fired over flunking a student than a student actually failing. Students get auto B's since the goal is to push people through a system, as if they were feces progressing through an intestine, destined to be flushed out by society. So this structure breeds the immediate, continuous rewards expectation that made mobile gaming popular.

So I feel like GameFreak is making a game for such people, one that makes the player feel even more Mary Sueish than prior installments where the player literally saved the world and was the most important person in the region's history.

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But hey, at least the anime's good, eh?
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:24 PM   #94
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Lil' Bluey Imma get an Alcremie and call it "Bundt". =P (...If I don't eat it first. *shot*)

I see the cake boss and all I can think of is this guy:

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Old 07-09-2019, 11:40 PM   #95
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I've been mostly insulated from the SS controversies...but looking into it holy crack is this toxic.
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Every trailer makes this game look worse and worse. Yikes.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:42 PM   #97
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Is there another one?!
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:24 AM   #98
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Posting this mostly for my purposes. Didn't want to make a new thread, but in the spoilers is some of the reasons why people are pissed about Sword/Shield. I kinda wanna have everything in one place, ya know.

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BORKED




And then you have a chinese knockoff mobile game that took the base models from Pokemon and actually made attack animations with them.

BORKED


Anyway I'd post more but it's 4 am.
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My problem with that movement is that it's being used as a proxy for a lot of criticisms about Generation VIII, not just the omission of the dex. If GameFreak suddenly announces the dex for the 2020 Pokemon games, all the other (more valid) concerns basically fall apart.

More people should have taken a stand against LGPE when they had a chance, instead of blindly believing that Generation VIII would be some transformative Avatar-like experience. Now, it's too late.
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My problem with that movement is that it's being used as a proxy for a lot of criticisms about Generation VIII, not just the omission of the dex. If GameFreak suddenly announces the dex for the 2020 Pokemon games, all the other (more valid) concerns basically fall apart.
The issue is they announced that going forward, there will always be cut Pokemon from each game. And the justification for doing so are the animations. Which are the same from XY all those years ago.

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More people should have taken a stand against LGPE when they had a chance, instead of blindly believing that Generation VIII would be some transformative Avatar-like experience. Now, it's too late.
You are correct. The issue here is that basically almost every fan considered LGPE to be a side game, but Game Freak saw it as a core game. And if no one complained about a cut dex core game on the switch before, why would they complain now?

Unfortunately, this falls on gamefreak for being so incomprehensibly lazy. They had an opportunity to, in LGPE, make at least SOME new attack animations for their reduced roster. That would have allowed them to put in Pikachu, and Charizard, and whoever in Sword/Shield with some animations already done.

Instead, GF is turning into the new EA. I can't wait for Pokemon 2020 next year, I wonder who will be on that roster.
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