Not every Pokémon will be available in Pokémon Sword and Shield

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  1. MalikTH

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    Not buying a game is possibly the best way to give feedback. Don't like something? Don't buy it. The developers don't earn as much and they realize something is wrong.
    You can't catch all of the Pokemon because you can't transfer from past games, a staple since the Game Boy Advance/DS games almost/over a decade ago.
     
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  2. Memoir

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    It's a niche concept. "Gotta catch em all" has been a thing since the Red/Blue/Green/Yellow days. In some form you've always been able to acquire all Pokemon in any given game. My personal opinion is that after Gen 4? It became tedious and only applicable to those who prefer to 100% or are just avid collectors of digital items.. We're now up to roughly 1000 different Pokemon. Do people REALLY want to go through the trouble of finding a way (most of you here cheat, don't lie) to acquire every single one of them? This doesn't affect me as I'm just a casual player and legitimately see no issue here. I can see why some are offended.
     
  3. ignare

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    A lot of great upcoming games have been delayed recently. If Pokemon needs to join that boat in order to have every Pokemon, so be it!
     
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  4. SonicMC

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    I just find it funny. 3ds 40$ game... hear nothing about not having all pokemon available in some form. They up the price to 60$ and you need a 300$ console/portable and now they say not all pokemon aquirable... funny, Funny :rofl2:
     
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  5. Gon Freecss

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    Remove the Dynamax gimmick and add all the Pokémon back:whip:
     
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  6. FanmadeEndings

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    I'll honestly admit I sometimes was a game freak apologist, but not anymore. This is it. This is the first main series pokemon game I'm getting used since Platinum.
     
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  7. pedro702

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    if you can transfer past pokemons you only need to catch under 100 per game lol because you fill the dex with previous gen pokemon duh.
     
  8. osaka35

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    I'm going to make myself look at it as if they're rebooting the series. Making sun/moon the last of the original series. Maybe my brain will accept it in time...
     
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  9. pedro702

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    maybe lol, i guess the third version or the next gen will have more returning pokemon, i mean they are cutting like 80% of them anyway so lol.
     
  10. SG854

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    Gotta Catch Em All I think was abandoned by 4th gen? I don’t remember.



    The competitive scene is a whole ‘nother thing. Usually for balancing issues the fan community broke Pokémon into tiers, only certain Pokémon allowed in certain tiers depending on what tier you want to play.


    Usually the goal nowadays is to not catch em all, but get the ones you like and have a huge list to choose from. I don’t think Gamefreak will properly address balancing issues TBH, I think the Tiers will still exist. They will probably rebalance the mons, but the nature of the game being huge I think balancing issues will still exist.
     
  11. Lacius

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    "Undecided" is the word that was used to describe future updates bringing old Pokemon over. That doesn't mean there are plans, and it in fact means there are no plans right now, but that wasn't how they answered the question, and it wasn't the PR response you're describing.
     
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    I'm sure it will. If people can program all 850+ pokemon into a game, have them all use dynamax, have them all perfectly balanced and all within the constraints of Switch hardware, please, by all means let me know.

    Don't you just love double standards?
     
  13. |<roni&g

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    This is just to get yall talking like Mario Maker not having the option to play friends levels, then they announce its going to have multiplayer with friends and “hooray Nintendo listens to its fans” **fan boys kiss Nintendo’s ass**

    Same with this, the Pokemon will likely be added in soon for another news story on the subject just to keep everyone talking
     
  14. Xzi

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    It is kind of a reboot since this is the first game to ditch the franchise formula that's been around since gen1. To some extent I can understand the focus on this one negative aspect since its a doozy, but there are some really awesome features being added to S&S too. An open world with dynamic behaviors for wild Pokemon, dynamic weather which affects spawn rates, random encounters mixed in, raid battles, stronger Pokemon the further you explore, etc and so forth. They've basically turned S&S into a single-player MMORPG, which is a concept that can be expanded upon later, and a concept that I am very much on board with. So yeah, definitely a buy for me.
     
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  15. jupitteer

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    The open world is a glorified route with uninteresting environments.
     
  16. pedro702

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    oh cmon ofcouser they can lol if 3ds can have 809 pokemons the switch can have 1000 easily, its not as much work as you think, they have the models already from being on 3ds and pokemon go they can improve them but i doubt they will, they will just put afew more vertices and then hd textures and make them.

    Most of the extra work they get is because of useless stuff like pokemon amie and such where you play with your pokemon and they have new animations and such when you pet them.

    Battle animations are very standard and models are mostly done, they just need hd textures and they are good.
     
  17. LunarQueen626

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    That's a good way of seeing it, imo. It is a reboot of sorts, since it is trying a new way of playing Pokemon games.
     
  18. pedro702

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    i didnt see any new way lol dynamax is just a new battle mechanic, you still just collect badges do turn based battles and win badges to beat the pokemon league while destroying a random evil team i guess.
     
  19. Xzi

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    'Glorified routes' are what we had in X/Y, they didn't even try to give the illusion of an open-world. As for 'uninteresting environments,' we have yet to see even 1/10th of the world, but to each their own I guess.
     
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    Can't help ya there, man, it is what it is, nothing we can do about it.
     
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