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Re: Pokemon Sword/Shield

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Post by RinkuTheFirst » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:55 pm

I'm gonna go pick up my copy in a few hours. Torn on whether I want to play as a girl or not since they seem to have way more customization options.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:27 am

I might get it through GameFly to try it out, just so I can properly complain about it. For my initial run I'll probably play as a female too, even though I prefer to play as a male in the older games. I really dislike the modern designs, especially for the Pokemon & male characters, but the females aren't too bad I guess.

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Post by Marilink » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:39 am

Picked up Sword this morning. Excited to tear into it when I get the chance.

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Post by March » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:26 am

Hoping to play Sword a little bit tonight. Should be fun avoiding the internet for spoilers the next couple of weeks.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:07 am

Don't have the cash right now and my roommate cancelled his preorder to see what's up with the game so our buddy is coming over tonight to show it off

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Post by I am nobody » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:39 pm

Five hours in now and loving it. I usually obsess over catching everything in an area before moving on, so having a wild area so soon is very dangerous for me. I've caught 49 Pokemon and only just finished the first gym.

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Post by smol Kat » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:06 pm

ok I know I need to stop looking at this thread lest I completely ruin this for myself but thank you for the warning because I am the same way lol
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Post by Marilink » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:53 pm

Just finished the first gym and this game is great. Honestly @Apollo the Just while the jump from Su/Mo to this generation is not as revolutionary as BW to XY, this game really does feel like a significant step into the future of the franchise. I’m liking this so much more than Gen VII.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:48 am

I got paid back for something earlier than anticipated so I picked up the game. It's a blast. Hung out with friends all night going through the tutorial and then doing some raids. Unfortunately that was the only local multiplayer thing that seemed to work for us.

Just beat the first gym. Might go back and catch a bunch of Pokemon in the other routes.

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:33 am

Also, Rookidee having Hone Claws and Power Trip almost immediately is amazing. If you use HC twice, PT is a 100 power attack you have well before the first gym.

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Post by Marilink » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:05 am

My party so far is Raboot, Drednaw, Corvisquire, Eldegoss, Dottler, and Toxel. Toxel seems weak and crappy, so I picked him up in the hopes that he gets strong and not crappy, because Pokémon. And I love his unique typing.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:54 am

My party for the first gym was: Drizzile, Corvisquire, Espurr, Vulpix, Dottler, Nuzleaf

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:09 pm

Corvisquire, Thwackey, Chewtle, Wooloo, Skwovet, and the Mystery Gift Meowth. Corvisquire and Thwackey are the only ones I'm really using for fights, Wooloo is for catching, and the others are hanging around to fill the Pokedex when they evolve.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:59 am

i saw a video of someone playing fetch with a magikarp and it added 20 years to my lifespan

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Post by Marilink » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:18 am

Toxel evolved and was immediately jettisoned from my party

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Post by March » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:28 am

That's promising. I have Toxel and I'm waiting for it to evolve.

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Post by Marilink » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:05 am

Level 30. Toxtricity is.................something else.

He evolved, and then I immediately ran into Piloswine, which made me very happy. Pilo will probably be my only non-Gen VIII mon this time around, since he's my (2nd) favorite, and Breloom isn't in the game.

So far I'm still not sold on Dottler, Drednaw, and Eldegoss. Raboot, Corvisquire, and Piloswine are all pretty much For-Suresies going with me to the end of the game. I feel like everyone and their grandma is going to be running Corviknight in this Gen, but...how could you not? I dunno, maybe I'll switch him out later.

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Post by X-3 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:08 pm

I didn't know it was possible to dislike Toxtricity.

ML when the evolution happened (wrong genre but idc)

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Post by Marilink » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:41 pm

his neck's so long and his hips don't lie and it makes me uncomfortable

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:10 pm

Through three gyms. Current party: Drizzile, Mudbray, Gurdurr, Corvisquire, Nuzleaf, Drifblim

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