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  1. It's like they put Minecraft elements in Animal Crossing and it worked out so well! I'm seriously looking forward to this!
  2. Well, it's hard not to be caught up in emotion, especially when given reasons haven't been really valid from what we've seen They want to even out the competitive scene? Then exclude non-Galar Pokemon from their competitive scenes without snapping them from the game. They've done something very similar in the past, where Pokemon born in 6th/7th gen games could be in competitive, but not the same species of Pokemon that was from another generation. It's too much effort to put in? Then I really am mystified. The models we're seeing of Pokemon from gens 1 to 6 are the exact same from 2013. They were designed to be future proof and they clearly are, since you can see them in these trailers. Better animations are taking up more space? Wingull just... glides in place (and not in an entirely natural way in how it turns and doesn't seem to occasionally flap). Scorbunny doesn't kick when using double kick. I think there was an entrance animation for Machoke, and while nice, it was hardly anything complex. In one of the Dynamax raids, the enemy Steelix just... appeared in. So when I hear that I won't be able to play with all the Pokemon I've raised because of new/improved animation, and see that... that's really irritating. Like, at the moment, with everything we've seen, they don't look like valid reasons, especially when looking at other games and how much GB they take up. BOTW and Skyrim don't even take up half of the switch's 32 GB; at 13.4 GB and 14.3 GB respectively. An MMO like DC Universe Online takes up 30 GB. All of the data from USUM took up 3.6 GB out of 8 GB. This means that all 807+ Pokemon, the models and animations took up less than half the 3ds' limits and that's why I don't really buy any of their reasons. Nothing they've shown looks like it takes up 32 GB. Not to mention that they haven't alluded to this at all. The reveal of Home was as good a time as ever to announce it, but they didn't, and chose to do it when viewership to their presentation was dropping. Not even a year ago, when this game was likely well in development, they released a video called "Pokemon Rescue Team" emphasizing how from a GBA Pokemon cart, you could transfer Pokemon all the way to SUMO/USUM. So something doesn't sound right.
  3. No, people are not entitled for wanting to bring their favorite/sentimental Pokemon into newer games like they always have, especially since GameFreak has gone on to emphasize that they know how their fans hold their Pokemon close to their hearts due to unique experiences they've had with them. This didn't just happen to them; they knew that this would not be popular with long time fans who have been transferring Pokemon since gen 4. They decided not to put in the effort. They're deciding to rush this game to get it out rather than honor the time, work and attachment that they've encouraged their fans to put into their Pokemon. They did this to themselves. Because Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, on the 3DS, had a total of 807 Pokemon, which does not account for gender differences, mega evolutions and other sort of variants and forms. That without a doubt places us close to 900 if not over it, and each different model has a variety of animations (eating, sleeping, happy, angry, special attack, physical attack, attacked, fainting, running, walking, signature; some had more or fewer than others). The 3ds had all of that. The Switch is obviously much more powerful. It can run Skyrim and Witcher 3. There is no doubt that it can hold all of USUM's assets and then the new Galar content. This isn't GF pushing the system to its absolute limit, this is their programming/optimization skills cracking under pressure to meet a deadline. For such a controversial statement, they've done nothing to soften it. These are the same people who knew Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee would be polarizing, which is why they mentioned that they were working on the then unnamed SWSH after announcing LGPE. If this was the case, they would have said that. And that doesn't look like it will happen, and we also have precedent that it may not; new ORAS mega evolutions didn't get patched into XY, the new Pokemon and forms in USUM weren't patched into SUMO. This is apparently going to be the norm now as well. Because of that, people are rightfully angry that what was once a guarantee is not anymore. Those "self-entitled goofs" have Pokemon that are over a decade old, traded from special people in their lives, or are simply attached to them for literally an other reason, and if said Pokemon aren't popular enough, are unpopular, or GF plain old doesn't think they fit for some reason (reminder; Solrock and Lunatone weren't in Sun and Moon, you had to transfer them, so it can "fit" but not get in), they may see years of storage in Pokemon Home. That prospect is ridiculous, so it's no wonder people are mad.
  4. in less Pokemon related news... I'm having trouble wrapping my head around this candy bar I ate...

    Darkish(?) chocolate, wafers and a filling or some flavoring that reminded me of vick's... minty, but not mint flavored.

    Gugh... wasn't the most pleasant thing I've eaten from Spain.

  5. I'm sorry if I'm getting annoying (go ahead and say the word when that's true), but as of the time I wrote this, there are 9K dislikes to 10K likes on the official video where they unveil their exclusion of non-Galar regional Pokemon. It might not be half, but I'm pretty sure that's pretty bad, right?
  6. ... There are no words. This is.... absolutely awful. Basically, imagine a kid, and they have a bunch of toys. "Ben, I'm taking some of these toys and putting them in a box." "Why mom?" "Because I want you to play with the toys that I think fit the moment better." "Will I ever play with them again?" "Sure, when I think it's the right time to play with them." That's what this is. Only, it could be years before you actually play with certain Pokemon again. For instance, since 2003, Swampert has been present in one regional Pokedex, Hoenn. Do you see Swampert "fitting" an adventure that isn't Hoenn? Why would they want another water starter (that isn't Squirtle) to steal the newer water starter's thunder? This is... flat out making choices for everyone's experience, which was supposed to make each game precious. I'm absolutely dumbfounded.
  7. In more positive news, I absolutely adore Yamper and I'm interested to see where Impidimp goes.

  8. Jesus Christ, I love Pokemon to death, and yet they managed to put my hype on life support.

  9. I want to believe they'll insert them gradually through free updates and stuff (or that there was a massive mix up and that's just until you finish the game and not just wait till Home is up and running to transfer), but I also don't want to hold my breath or get myself super disappointed. If it turns out that's not the case, I'll buy these games used at most. There's no real reason for this unless this game is stuffed with content up the wazoo, because the way things are looking, this doesn't push the Switch to its limits. If the 3ds was able to contain over 809 Pokemon (because there are multiple forms for many Pokemon), then the Switch should be able to hold more than that and have these new features. Getting rid of the Pokenav/poketch etc is one thing, but the Pokemon themselves are restricted? That's crossing a line. Now I'm gonna have to dread not being able to use my favorites for every new game. My water-type starters are going to gather so much dust, because other-region starters don't usually show up in another region's Pokedex. Ugh. I really hope this blows up in their faces. EDIT: Wait, wait, wait. This is for balancing reasons? Then golly, gee, loser aimless girl has a marvelous Idea; Just allow Pokemon in the Galar Pokedex in competitive. Boom!
  10. I'm surprised no one's mentioning the Pokemon Home Drama. Like, shit. I was so psyched about Yamper, but hearing "Only Pokemon in the Galar Pokedex can be brought to Galar" was a freaking hype guillotine. I think the thing that makes me about the maddest about it is, you know gen 1's gonna get all, if not most, of its Pokemon in.
  11. Really excited to see the new fairy types, so I hope to see them soon!

  12. I can't wait for these games! While fighting giant Pokemon with or without giant Pokemon is neat, I really do kinda miss stuff like Megas. Those felt more... explosive than just super-sizing. But now that hill with the giant carved on it seems more important (and even more hilarious while also remembering its real-life counterpart). So far, my team is Sobble for sure, possibly Gossifleur, Wooloo and Corviknight. They're not solid, because that's just the beginning, but I'll use them sooner or later if I don't have them on my team.
  13. Finally! Not just one, but two satisfying forecasts of Drizzle in this Drought! One of them in 15 minutes long, no less! I hope we see the box mascots/Legendaries. This might also be the part where we see whether or not Regional Forms make a return. We might even get the gimmick (and see if those armor rumors have any weight)! Man, this is so exciting!
  14. Yikes... That's sad and funny (but mostly sad). I sure hope that doesn't diminish the prospect of future contests.
  15. So, about that Endgame Also, on a slightly light note, I think I know what's gonna happen in Guardians of the Galaxy 3; I mean. That's set up if I've seen any.
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