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Pokémon Sword & Shield (Coming November 15th, 2019)

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Finally, a direct!

I can't wait to see what the new game's gonna be! I can't wait to see the starters and legendaries! Hopefully we'll have a glimpse of the region and player characters, too!

I wonder what the region will be based on?

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It'd be funny if it's a DP remake.

Jokes aside, I never watched any Pokemon directs/announcement videos so I can't help but wonder how much information can a 7 minute direct give us.

If it WAS a new title....maybe the legendaries, protagonists, title, region detail, new gimmick/feature, ....and a silluette of the starters at the end?

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7 hours ago, KoDaiko said:

It'd be funny if it's a DP remake.

Jokes aside, I never watched any Pokemon directs/announcement videos so I can't help but wonder how much information can a 7 minute direct give us.

If it WAS a new title....maybe the legendaries, protagonists, title, region detail, new gimmick/feature, ....and a silluette of the starters at the end?

I'd love it but I'd want new new also.

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Heck yeah!

I'm choosing Sobble! He's so cute! I wish we could have seen the legendaries, but they're looking to be based on wolves or dogs. Some rumors mentioned Sword and Shield, but they're a well known pair, so it could have been a shot in the dark.

And it looks like we're going to a England inspired region!

Oh man, I wish we could see more Pokemon!

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It looked really good!  like Scorbunny the most. I just hope they don't fuck up the fire starter final evolution like the past 2 gens. Galar Region looks nice. I hope it's as open as it looks and that I'm not stopped for a dumb conversation when I enter each area.

Random battles seem to be back. And it doesn't look like the camera will be freely controllable.

I want a Switch now 😕

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Get you a mon that can do you both:

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Ok real talk:

New region name: Galar. Looks like it's based off of England and maybe London.

New Starters: Scorbunny the fire type (who looks like Kyuby to me face wise somehow)

Sobble the water type, a water lizard

and Grookey the grass monkey Pokemon.

Releasing mid 2019.

Another interesting tidbit: they briefly showed some footballesque stadium, maybe you can play that sport with your Pokemon?

 

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It's a UK-inspired region after all (not just England), as you can see snowy Scotland is in there. I hope there's more inspiration taken from the north than just the weather and coast, but we'll see.

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Out of the three new starters, I like the bunny the most. The monkey looks cute, but we already had a monkey as a starter and the lizard looks kind generic. But... looking back almost all the water starters look generic in their first form.

I also like the new region that is based on the United Kingdom. I kinda saw it coming, the next region will take place in a more urban/European setting after the more topical themed region from Sun and Moon.

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We start on a farm and head up further north. Battles are looking better but not as dynamic as I'd be expecting.

And the region itself seems to be following Forza Horizon 4 in focusing on only the north of England and Scotland, which isn't exactly that bad.

Oh, wait. Just noticed the not-London up top. The region's basically a reverse UK, then.

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I think the region might be more of a remix of the U.K. than anything.  For a start, the shape of the region looks more or less like the U.K. flipped upside-down, with the big-city London analogue at the far north; but it's beyond a pretty hefty set of mountains that could easily be characterised as like Scotland.  The obvious Big Ben analogue is in a northern industrial city, which is more south-central?  And is that a Hadrian's Wall analogue separating it from the rural south, with the Lake District and lots of rolling countryside and a quaint old village?  I really don't think the geography's going to be as strictly patterned onto the original region as it usually is.

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What does worry me is that the region has the potential to be extremely linear; but the middle section does also branch off in all directions.

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Region looks pretty, starters are alright but these games are not what I thought they would look like. I'm slightly disappointed the fact that these are Sun & Moon x Let's Go hybrid.

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Hm... Am curious what the 2nd typing for each of the 3 new starter Pokemon will be... I'm gonna guess fire/ground, water/ice and grass/rock.

Also not a huge fan of them bringing back unseen random encounters... The ONE thing they should had saved from Pokemon Lets Go! are the field roaming Pokemon.

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Shofu and his friends (He's a Pro Smash player and lifelong Pokemon fan and has been sponsored by them in the past) predicted that it may be Fire/Electric, Grass/Ground and Water/Poison so that the second type could beat the first one.

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