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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. 23 42.59%
 
Yes, hype gone, not buying. 8 14.81%
 
Eh, I don't like this but will wait and see. 8 14.81%
 
Eh, I hate this, but will get it anyway. 11 20.37%
 
Wasn't getting it from the start. 4 7.41%
 
Total:54

While personally this doesn't affect me, as I prefer to use the in-region Pokemon for my team anyway, and only transfer pokemon across gens as a bonus in the post-game...I can see why people would be upset by this. Its pretty lame to not be able to bring your favorite teams over, especially if you're really involved with the meta. Hopefully this gets sorted out in future versions of the game.



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Game Freak are incompetent.

A lot of my favourites (Porygon line, Luxray, Elygem line, Gligar line to name a few) are gonna dissapear in thin air.

Even if my favourites make it in someone else is almost for sure lose theirs, and it sucks. For example, I dislike the pokemon Goodra, absolutely the worst pseudo-legend we've seen so far, but a couple wierdos out there probably like that, and I dont want them to lose their precious pokemon.

Absolutely boneheaded move.



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RingoGaSuki said:

Just confirming - all gen I Pokemon are available in game. This is fucking shit, I love those Pokemon but fucking enough. Fucking enough. Charizard for the 5000th fucking time is just infuriating, I hate it now.

I can see it already, my favourites like Linoone, Maractus, Sigilyph, Trubbish and Whiscash are all gone. Complete fucking shit. I am struggling with understanding this shit

mZuzek said:
Mega Evolutions and Z-moves were also removed.

Now, there's a side of me that wants to be fine with that information - if every generation is gonna have its own gimmick, I'd rather they keep their gimmicks to themselves instead of going on forever -, but really, not having Mega Evolutions is never a good thing.

Just fucking inane. I don't care about Z-moves at all, but megas at least were upgrades that otherwise forgotten older 'mon needed. Cutting out something like that doesn't sit well with me at all.

That's right. Forgotten pokemon like Charizard, Mewtwo, and Lucario needed those upgrades and now they're gone.



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flashfire926 said:
RingoGaSuki said:

Just confirming - all gen I Pokemon are available in game. This is fucking shit, I love those Pokemon but fucking enough. Fucking enough. Charizard for the 5000th fucking time is just infuriating, I hate it now.

I can see it already, my favourites like Linoone, Maractus, Sigilyph, Trubbish and Whiscash are all gone. Complete fucking shit. I am struggling with understanding this shit

Just fucking inane. I don't care about Z-moves at all, but megas at least were upgrades that otherwise forgotten older 'mon needed. Cutting out something like that doesn't sit well with me at all.

That's right. Forgotten pokemon like Charizard, Mewtwo, and Lucario needed those upgrades and now they're gone.

I mean, yeah Charizard/Mewtwo/Lucario had them, but Medicham, Banette, Abomasnow and Glalie did too. Pokemon that would otherwise be completely forgotten.



RingoGaSuki said:
flashfire926 said:

That's right. Forgotten pokemon like Charizard, Mewtwo, and Lucario needed those upgrades and now they're gone.

I mean, yeah Charizard/Mewtwo/Lucario had them, but Medicham, Banette, Abomasnow and Glalie did too. Pokemon that would otherwise be completely forgotten.

Not gonna touch on Mewtwo and Lucario, but seriously, all your anti-gen 1 bias aside, Charizard absoloutely needed that upgrade. That thing was useless competitively.



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Wow. It's worse than I thought. When I first read about this, I thought it was only referring to transferring to/from Pokemon Home, which itself was stupid enough. But not having some in the game at all?!?!? This is a new low. Completing the National Dex is what made Pokemon have some of the best post-game content out there (which, side note, is why I was always pissed off that there almost never was a significant reward for it).

Whatever their reason for doing this, let's not forget that this is a franchise that shits money. They have no excuse.

This might be the first time in a long while that I skip a Pokemon game, and the only time ever that I skip a generation opener. Pokemon has going downhill in my view as of late. I loved Gen 6, and Gen 5 was my favorite, but Sun and Moon were quite lackluster and frankly boring in my view (I don't think this is a popular opinion, but correct me if I'm wrong) and Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon were a complete waste of $40 for anyone who played the originals- literally the exact same game.

Which brings me to their anti-consumer tactics. Now I had nothing against the third-version tactic back in the day. They often brought a lot of good things, and in the case of Black 2 and White 2, they were absolutely fantastic. But now that we can have patches and DLC, there's no need. What I fear (and expect) is that Pokemon Butterknife is going to feature every Pokemon and of course you'll have to pay $60 for it even if you Sword and Shield.

I wasn't very excited for Sword and Shield for the aforementioned reasons, as well it looking pretty low quality, but I told myself that there's no way I could skip a main series Pokemon game. I might finally have a reason to do so.



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This is absolutely ridiculous. Why would the series that proudly invented the "Go Catch'Em All" motto NOT allow you to catch them all? At least Ruby/Sapphire had the pokemon programmed on it. This looks like they won't even bother with that.



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Hmmm, this will be very interesting to watch. How they did the cut? It is very obvious that insanely popular like Lucario and Charizard MUST be there. To be honest, I don't think they can cut ANY of the original 151 from any future game soon. If I stop any person of around 30 years old and speak about voltorb, the person might think less of me for still being into pokemon, but they will definetely know what is a Voltorb.

The second gen is also fairly popular, and than the legendaries, at least the main ones, and all starters. Than you have smogon OU, can they really cut anything there without making their most hardcore players rage?

On the other hand, new pokemons need to have their space, as they are part of what makes a new region feel different.

To be quite honest 500 models is still way more than most games would have to work with I think. I think this was going to happen sooner or later, but it would be naive from them to not expect some backlash. Let's see how they handle it.



Am I missing or not understanding something but I thought we all knew that?!?!

Ganefreak cant just make all pokemons in that graphic for a short amount of time.



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vkaraujo said:
Hmmm, this will be very interesting to watch. How they did the cut? It is very obvious that insanely popular like Lucario and Charizard MUST be there. To be honest, I don't think they can cut ANY of the original 151 from any future game soon. If I stop any person of around 30 years old and speak about voltorb, the person might think less of me for still being into pokemon, but they will definetely know what is a Voltorb.

The second gen is also fairly popular, and than the legendaries, at least the main ones, and all starters. Than you have smogon OU, can they really cut anything there without making their most hardcore players rage?

On the other hand, new pokemons need to have their space, as they are part of what makes a new region feel different.

To be quite honest 500 models is still way more than most games would have to work with I think. I think this was going to happen sooner or later, but it would be naive from them to not expect some backlash. Let's see how they handle it.

Jranation said:
Am I missing or not understanding something but I thought we all knew that?!?!

Ganefreak cant just make all pokemons in that graphic for a short amount of time.

That's the thing though - they aren't making any new models or animations so there's very little work to actually be done. All older Pokemon are the exact same as they were back in XY in 2013. No changes whatsoever. In S/M, they all even had walking models/animations for the overworld, just never got used. There are very no new assets to be created for older mon, cutting them makes absolutely no sense.