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Pokemon Sword/Shield will not feature all Pokemon - Just the ones in the regional dex.

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Does this affect your decision to get the game?

No, still hyped. 24 39.34%
 
Yes, hype gone, not buying. 10 16.39%
 
Eh, I don't like this but will wait and see. 10 16.39%
 
Eh, I hate this, but will get it anyway. 13 21.31%
 
Wasn't getting it from the start. 4 6.56%
 
Total:61
HyrulianScrolls said:
To me this signals that we are getting a big new lineup of probably 150 or so like in Gen 5. Otherwise, if it's more in the 60-80 range like the last two gens, then there's zero excuse or even logic to this decision.

The leaker who has consistently been nailing details about Sword and Shield said there are 92 new Pokemon I believe,

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as well as new Galar forms of some existing Pokemon, and unique Dynamaxing forms for some Pokemon. 


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shikamaru317 said:
HyrulianScrolls said:
To me this signals that we are getting a big new lineup of probably 150 or so like in Gen 5. Otherwise, if it's more in the 60-80 range like the last two gens, then there's zero excuse or even logic to this decision.

The leaker who has consistently been nailing details about Sword and Shield said there are 92 new Pokemon I believe,

Spoiler!
as well as new Galar forms of some existing Pokemon, and unique Dynamaxing forms for some Pokemon. 

That is bigger than the last two gens, but not by a lot. This decision is really irritating in that case. I could only excuse it if they had a ton of new pokemon they were adding like gen 1 or 5. 



HyrulianScrolls said:
shikamaru317 said:

The leaker who has consistently been nailing details about Sword and Shield said there are 92 new Pokemon I believe,

Spoiler!
as well as new Galar forms of some existing Pokemon, and unique Dynamaxing forms for some Pokemon. 

That is bigger than the last two gens, but not by a lot. This decision is really irritating in that case. I could only excuse it if they had a ton of new pokemon they were adding like gen 1 or 5. 

It still wouldn't have made any sense, would it? All the old Pokémon already have their models and many of their animations done, it simply makes no sense to remove them and it never did. This is strictly a Game Freak thing.



I’m just happy it is on a home console.



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If this was the plot of Sword/Shield (rescuing the erased Pokemon from a tyrant bent on balance) I could get behind them