Not every Pokémon will be available in Pokémon Sword and Shield

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  1. osaka35

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    Is this their answer to "how do we keep making pokemon after 1000?". Because that's a bad answer. You fraction the userbase and make a lot of people dissapointed.
     
  2. JazzCat.CL

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    I hope they fix this or at least include them via updates, that could be a "healthy" fix
     
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    It will be a great day when we get a complete game with all Pokémon, open world and all regions. That day is a dream very far off.
     
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    While this was inevitable, E3 was a horrible choice of time to announce it.

    Eventually there's going to be 1000s of Pokemon and it'll no longer be feasible to include them all in the development cycle of one game.
     
  5. raxadian

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    It was a spin off game.

    These are main series games.

    A lot of people will keep playing Sun and Moon and Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon because Sword and Shield won't have their favourite Pokemon.

    If Gamefreak had said Sword and Shield will be able to get Pokemon Transfered from the Let's Go Games fans wouldn't have outraged so badly since at least Sword and Shield would get the classic Pokemon.
     
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  6. Bernhard

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    If they had cut out that dynamax shit... sorry for my language, they would be able to transfer all pokemon to the new game...

    I think that decision was stupid.. . but i try to be open about it and i am happy beeing able to fight wildlife again
     
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    It makes me angry Game Freak's Incompetence.
     
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  8. Dartz150

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    You're right I won't be buying this shit.
     
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  9. pedro702

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    they said in an interview that they have no plans to add back the missing pokemon , mega evolution or z moves in latter patches at all.
     
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    inb4 they pull a mario maker on us and change it in the last second so they seem like good people
     
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  11. codezer0

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    Game freak could afford to sublet the job to effing DISNEY to crank out, rig, model and animate all 900+ critters, complete with (anime) vocals for the kind of ridiculous money they make off the franchise.

    This is just peak turbo lazy at this point. Bad enough that they decided to "remedy" the performance hit of X/Y by basically disabling 3D support on the 3DS altogether. that was already an effing cop-out on their part.

    Not surprising, but fucking insulting. Of course this would be Tajiri pulling this ego dick move.
     
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  12. KasaiWolf

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    Ugh this is just sad. Defos a not buying from me, between not being able to actually catch em all and no Megas. These games are gonna be piss.

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    Good, I hope more and more people do this. It will teach GameFreak a lesson about not bringing out such a shit product.
     
  13. Lacius

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    They haven't made a decision one way or the other, technically.
     
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  14. pedro702

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    saying they have no plans is no plans lol which by all means they dont have any plans to start working on the missing stuff so they likely wont.
     
  15. mightymuffy

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    Hehe, this takes me back to the days of Ruby & Sapphire when they left some out of those... that didn't go down too well either! I would suspect a 'fix' in some shape or other will appear soon... Maybe a new variant of Stadium/Battle Revolution gets released next year including all omitted Pokemon or something? It's not quite as dev heavy as a new game - simply transfer all animation from Sword & Shield, leaving them to work on the others..
    I can understand the arguments from both sides of this particular fence though!
     
  16. pedro702

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    they actualy made another company genious sonority or whatever make pokemon colosseum and XD which had most of the missing ones, and then on fire red and leaf gren you had that stupid card thing where you could slide it an find some johto pokemons too.
     
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  17. Lacius

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    I wasn't saying you were wrong, but it's important to note that if they had decided additional Pokémon won't come via future updates, they would have said so. Instead, they specifically said they haven't made a decision one way or another. There's no need to get catty.
     
  18. pedro702

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    No plans is a PR response to basicaly say no, if you ask any developer like will X agme have a switch release? they will always reply we hae no plans on releasing the x game on the switch.

    No plans is a negation, its not being either way, its a NO that PR teams use really.
     
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    I can't believe people actually want to cancel their preorders over this, esp. what I've seen on social media :lol:
     
  20. banjo2

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    Why's this a big deal? Legit question here, not trying to prove a point. As someone outside of the franchise, I'd like to understand.
     
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