1. 10,146

    79
    Front-page
    legendary-pokemon-sword-1173855-1280x0.jpeg

    Originally reported in an exclusive interview with Game Informer was that the latest Pokemon games, Sword and Shield, would offer a massive 18 different Pokemon Gyms for players to take on during their adventures in the Galar region. Apparently, that information appeared to be a mistranslation on the publication's part, as The Pokemon Company International has stepped in to correct the original story. In an official statement, the company clarified that there are indeed 18 Pokemon Gyms in the Galar region, however, they exist to "contribute to the background setting of the story". As in previous Pokemon games, there are only 8 Gym Leaders you'll be able to take on, though they will be different depending on which game you choose.

    :arrow: Source
     
  2. Discussion (79 replies)

  3. TunaKetchup

    TunaKetchup GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2018
    Messages:
    553
    Country:
    Vietnam
  4. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2013
    Messages:
    11,800
    Country:
    United States
    At least they let us know right away that the national dex would be excluded, this annoys me a bit more because of how the information was (mis)handled.

    298.jpg
     
    Last edited by Xzi, Oct 4, 2019
  5. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng Netti Netti
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Messages:
    5,176
    Country:
    Sri Lanka
    Then where did the 18 figure come from? 8+8=16, what happened to the remaining 2? Or am I misunderstanding something here
     
  6. Dartz150

    Dartz150 Yet another Onii-chan
    Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,181
    Country:
    Mexico
    This game's marketing has been beyond ridiculous since the E3 2019 presentation.
     
  7. PineappleGod

    PineappleGod Emotionally Overencumbered
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2019
    Messages:
    272
    Country:
    United States
    Maybe I should be the President of Nintendo and fix this.
     
    slaphappygamer and Mnecraft368 like this.
  8. Budsixz

    Budsixz Gbatemp Gamemer
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2018
    Messages:
    425
    Country:
    India
    maybe they wrote 18 instead of 8 by adding the 1 infront
     
  9. MohammedQ8

    MohammedQ8 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2018
    Messages:
    858
    Country:
    Kuwait
    Does it mean gyms will change type randomly every month or depends on the starter you chose?
     
  10. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng Netti Netti
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Messages:
    5,176
    Country:
    Sri Lanka
    2f0.png


    As the OP quoted though, there are 18 gyms, just 16 are playable. Maybe the other two are some kind of secret gyms.
     
  11. AlexMCS

    AlexMCS GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2018
    Messages:
    208
    Country:
    Brazil
  12. GothicIII

    GothicIII GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2015
    Messages:
    751
    Country:
    Gambia, The
    This is the last nail into the coffin. Got pretty interested when I read there are 18 gyms.
    I'll pass on again like with (ultra)-sun/moon.

    Rediculous how they program games against the community.
     
  13. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng Netti Netti
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2012
    Messages:
    5,176
    Country:
    Sri Lanka
    You're kidding or? A few of those won't be used as the theme of the gyms, as only 8 are in one game.
     
    Voyambar likes this.
  14. Rahkeesh

    Rahkeesh GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2018
    Messages:
    1,908
    Country:
    United States
    There are still 16 gyms if you buy BOTH games for a mere $120!
     
  15. Flame

    Flame Me > You
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    5,711
    lmao.....

    just when we thought gamefreak was doing something good. back to square one for the fans.

    #bring_back_the_national_dex
     
    Last edited by Flame, Oct 4, 2019
  16. Filo97

    Filo97 Pink = Best colour
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4,096
    Country:
    Italy
    8 gym leaders, if each game had a gym with no gym leader it'd fit with the "all types" 18 gyms thing.
     
    SuzieJoeBob likes this.
  17. Nekomaru

    Nekomaru Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2017
    Messages:
    67
    Country:
    Germany
    I can call myself a prophet, wrote it on Tuesday
    "Maybe it's an error in translation and he meant 9 gyms per game? 18 sounds like some effort on their part"
     
    PedroKeitawa and MarkDarkness like this.
  18. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    3,053
    Country:
    United States
    more gyms doesn't excuse arbitrarily blocking a complete 'dex. Not to mention, this is game freak. They're pathological about their laziness; they'll put more effort into being as lazy as possible than actually work to make a game right, anymore. Which is ridiculous because with the embarrassing amounts of money that are flying out of everyone's pockets for Pokemon there, they could easily afford to sublet studios for A+ tier work to give us a truly legendary core game.
     
  19. DCG

    DCG GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Messages:
    697
    Country:
    Netherlands
    So journalists reading stuff wrong?
    Was reading the story on nintendosoup and it clearly stated "will have 18 gyms between the two", so I read it as sword will have 9 and shield will have 9 different ones.
     
    DuoForce likes this.
  20. b17bomber

    b17bomber GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    586
    Country:
    United States
    This deal is getting worse all the time.
     
  21. DuoForce

    DuoForce GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2017
    Messages:
    535
    Country:
    United States
    18 gyms in LORE? Give me a good reason we can’t battle them?
     
    Subtle Demise likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - statement, corrects, Informer