Not every Pokémon will be available in Pokémon Sword and Shield

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  1. PugCruz

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    People will still defend this even though the game looks far worse than the average switch game. Maybe if the animations were really good I would not care as much, but they are mostly the same lame recycled 3ds animations.
     
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  2. Xzi

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    Oh man is it ever gonna be ironic if, after all the controversy, Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee ends up outselling Sword/Shield.
     
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  3. Clydefrosch

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    It actually is, the 3d models they've been using since X/Y were build specifically for this jump to 1080p. They were much, much too good for the 3ds games. All sword and shield does is throw on another layer of shading.

    Also, as fans, we generated them billions of dollars, buying the same game twice every generation for pretty much all of our lives. They've always milked us for all we were worth and we let them because of the ever growing scope of monsters to collect. Now they'll raise prices by another 20 bucks, still release two games, trap our pokemon in a the cloud and cut half the pokemon from the games code?
     
  4. robingilh

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    You guys need to see this video before complaining about gamefreak lazyness :

     
  5. DbGt

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    Why you need 800+ pokemon to appear in the game??? I bet most people probably use 10 pokemon max

    I dont care, and realistically this was going to happen sooner or later, they keep adding new pokemon in every game, theres a point where its impossible to have them all in the same game
     
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    I think the biggest issue is even if they included all of the models and animations, the average player wouldn't run into more than 10% of the pokemon.

    Should they really spend hundreds of hours modeling pokemon that you can't even run into in the game - or should they spend that time making it a fun game?

    In another 10 years we might have close to 2000 pokemon - like they said at some point they have to stop, and they chose now.

    Disappointing, yes. Necessary, yes.
     
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  7. LiveLatios

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    it's almost like all of these models and animations already exist in older games or something and could easily be reused, hmmmmm, odd
     
  8. Xzi

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    I wouldn't say that. The open world aesthetics and view distance are very reminiscent of BotW. It might even be on the same engine.
     
  9. NoNAND

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    Well at least there's one who could defend their decision, me.
    Here's why:
    Whilst I've been a Pokemon fan for god knows how long, I've only been a casual player and never bothered with competitive play and all that.
    And, I don't feel like capturing every Pokemon out there would be worth it.
    that's just my opinion on this not saying what they did was good or bad
     
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  10. DCG

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    Well, my hype (was planning on buying it in japan, since I'm there during release), died instantly...
     
  11. ShadowOne333

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    Bitches please, you've been using the same fucking 3D models and animations since the 6th Gen in Pokemon X/Y, since then you've used them in the Pokedex app, Pokemon ORAS, Pokemon Sun/Moon, Pokemon US/UM, Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee and even fucking Pokemon GO uses them.

    Don't come to me with this shit :lol:
     
  12. KingVamp

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    That's understandable for the start of this generation, but they seem to be not even planning to do so eventually for future Pokemon games and that is a shame.
     
  13. strayofthesun

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    I'm fine with not being able to get all pokemon IF they make more available as time goes on. I've always felt Pokemon games came out too quickly, this is a good opportunity for them to slow down development and add more long term support to the series.
     
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  14. ElTacoDestroyer

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    i will defiantly 'Buy' this.
    but i do agree that if the catch line is 'Gotta Catch Them All' ?!?

    still anticipating the next revision of the switch.
     
  15. KingVamp

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    Like even if this game still sells well, they are going feel a chunk missing. Doesn't matter how good the game is. I'll be surprise if they decide to stay with this decision.
     
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  16. Garro

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    I'm okay with not every Pokemon being available if that means development is put somewhere else. But after BW2 Pokemon have had a record of terrible/subpar post-game content, plus I have no interest in the Dynamax feature (coming from somebody who loved megas/z-moves when they were first announced) so if Sword/Shield won't be any different this will probably be the first mainline Pokemon game I will skip.
     
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  17. xskibbles

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    It’s not nintendo making the decision though . It’s GameFreak
     
  18. Memoir

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    I am indifferent. This will be the first Pokémon game I'm buying (yes, buying) since Pokémon Black. Never cared for capturing every single Pokémon for the Nth time or going through the tedious process of trading or transferring. Sucks for the completionists, sure.. Maybe they'll change their mind and give us a National Dex later on? I don't know and can't say it bothers me on either side.

    With that said, they're clearly pissing off their fanbase without an adequate reason... At least no more than "balance" excuses. Maybe they didn't want to make all Pokémon for one reason or the other. Who knows... Either way, bad move for the majority.

    Edit: Looking into it, the development goes far deeper than the average user cares to notice. Taking the time to model, animate and incorporate 900+ Pokémon into this game would take a fair amount of work. Especially with QA.

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    Could they, though? Is it as simple as importing models and animations and getting them to work "out of the box"?... Or would there be issues in doing so that would require more QA than just making them from a base? Game development is far from copy and pasting from prior games. Especially on a newer system.
     
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  19. Lacius

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  20. Xzi

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    I think it really is just that simple. The engine takes care of the rest.

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