Board 8 > Pokemon Sword/Shield Discussion Topic - Part 2

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LusterSoldier
11/23/19 2:19:58 AM
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Continuation of the previous topic. This topic can be used to organize trades, battles, or Max Raid Battles with other people. Or simply discuss your own progress through the main story.

Serebii's coverage of Sword/Shield:

https://www.serebii.net/swordshield/
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Murphiroth
11/23/19 2:24:26 AM
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8 badges done, time to move on to endgame. Sunk 40 hours into this so far, pretty in line with how long I usually take with these games.
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LordoftheMorons
11/23/19 2:31:06 AM
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Anybody around to help me do some trade evolutions?

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StealThisSheen
11/23/19 2:47:03 AM
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So I just saw Inteleon for the first time since I just evolved mine, and oh geez this is the best. Sobble Squad was the correct choice.
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SwiftyDC
11/23/19 3:21:54 AM
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4203-0463-7735

Add for trades
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LordoftheMorons
11/23/19 3:37:12 AM
#6:


That code isn't working for me

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DoomTheGyarados
11/23/19 11:23:54 AM
#7:


What's the secret to getting people into raids. Magikarp ai isn't cutting it.

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swordz9
11/23/19 11:46:55 AM
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Far as I can tell there isnt one. Id imagine a majority of the player base gave up ever trying to get human partners because you cant refresh stamps for some moronic reason and never see anyone around even when you see 10 other trainers whose text says theyre looking for raid battle partners.
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Team Rocket Elite
11/23/19 11:50:23 AM
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It has mostly just been luck for me for finding people to join my raid or joining someone else's. If something like Gardevoir shows up, I have to call on friends to help.

Also Magikarp is oddly one of the good CPUs. It can only attack and has a Sash to help with durability. Wobbuffet and to a lesser extent Solrock are the real dead weights.
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raytan7585
11/23/19 11:50:33 AM
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Encountered a Shiny Rhydon.....but a strong-looking shiny..........
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swordz9
11/23/19 11:56:18 AM
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Ive redone a lot of raids due to nobody showing up or getting the worst possible AI partners. Imagine fighting Sandaconda with Heatmor, Pikachu and Eevee :/
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SwiftyDC
11/23/19 12:06:55 PM
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Previous code had a typo.

4203-0460-7735
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Zigzagoon
11/23/19 12:13:16 PM
#13:


The more switch friends you have the better
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LordoftheMorons
11/23/19 8:29:53 PM
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LordoftheMorons posted...
Anybody around to help me do some trade evolutions?
Reupping this

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Hbthebattle
11/23/19 8:37:11 PM
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@LordoftheMorons posted...
LordoftheMorons posted...
Anybody around to help me do some trade evolutions?
Reupping this

Sure, I'm around. Post a code.
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Zigzagoon
11/23/19 8:37:22 PM
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DoomTheGyarados posted...
What's the secret to getting people into raids. Magikarp ai isn't cutting it.

If you need to do raids just lemme know. We can become switch friends and I will fight the beeg pokemon with you
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LordoftheMorons
11/23/19 8:38:19 PM
#17:


Thanks! 5865

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LusterSoldier
11/23/19 8:53:57 PM
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raytan7585 posted...
Encountered a Shiny Rhydon.....but a strong-looking shiny..........


That can definitely happen, since Game Freak messed up when it comes to the overworld Pokemon encounters.

https://twitter.com/SciresM/status/1196230489863942144
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mnkboy907
11/24/19 12:20:25 AM
#19:


Getting wrecked by that wild Glalie was oddly satisfying.
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SantaRPidgey
11/24/19 12:53:31 AM
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LusterSoldier posted...
raytan7585 posted...
Encountered a Shiny Rhydon.....but a strong-looking shiny..........


That can definitely happen, since Game Freak messed up when it comes to the overworld Pokemon encounters.

https://twitter.com/SciresM/status/1196230489863942144


Seeeeee mnk
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mnkboy907
11/24/19 1:21:46 AM
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Well at least it was unintentional. <_<
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Zigzagoon
11/24/19 1:26:48 AM
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I'm making a lot of Timid Eevees with 3+ IVs, (Or at least a bunch) If you want one LEMME KNO
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MichelBollinger
11/24/19 2:01:22 AM
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Beaten.

As someone who just plays Pokemon games one time through the standard content and nothing past that, definitely a super barebones experience. Worst thing is that I truly enjoyed almost every character and would have loved something a bit fleshed out. Maybe I'll watch the anime for this?

Still, I had fun which is all that really matters.
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Not Dave
11/24/19 4:30:47 PM
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Managed to catch all the different gmax mons and have moved on to building a singles team.

currently in a gluttony Snorlax raid

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red13n
11/24/19 5:12:56 PM
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So I just did 7 and I'm now on the last gym...

They really did just run out of time to develop this game didn't they?
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Mewtwo59
11/24/19 5:32:12 PM
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Can't be any worse than Sun and Moon when Mina just showed up and gave you her Z crystal because they ran out of time to give her a trial.
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red13n
11/24/19 5:39:57 PM
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I dont know, its pretty bad.
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SaveEstelle
11/24/19 6:18:54 PM
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red13n posted...
So I just did 7 and I'm now on the last gym...

They really did just run out of time to develop this game didn't they?


Yep, the back half of the gym challenge is something I knew is a big issue before launch and like every time someone who went in unspoiled said something along the lines of I am aware of Dexit and do not care, games will be perfect for me as a fan of just playing through story I cringed

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mnkboy907
11/24/19 6:21:32 PM
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I was especially surprised when they make it sound like you're going to investigate the power plant, but then they're just like "no you go on and keep doing your gym thing, we'll go handle this mystery ourselves."
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MichelBollinger
11/24/19 7:16:03 PM
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The game seems like it's absolutely at its worst for "play through the game once until you beat it" people like me.

I still enjoyed it, but it's definitely a game put out by people who didn't really know what to work towards.

Even the way the raids work feel like something built for a F2P gacha.
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swordz9
11/24/19 7:22:02 PM
#31:


I dunno man the routes to all the gyms arent very long. It takes a bit to do your first gym and then the others are all pretty damn close.
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MichelBollinger
11/24/19 7:25:33 PM
#32:


I think it's made worse for me because I'm terms of new character and pokemon designs this is the best gen since one to me.
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Leafeon13N
11/24/19 7:42:35 PM
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It's worse because it definitely consistently feels like they had plans for things that just never made it into the game.
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SaveEstelle
11/24/19 7:45:37 PM
#34:


swordz9 posted...
I dunno man the routes to all the gyms arent very long. It takes a bit to do your first gym and then the others are all pretty damn close.


It's like

Start > > > > Gym 1 > > Gym 2 > > Gym 3 > > Gym 4 > > Gym 5 > Gym 6 > Gym7Gym8

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MichelBollinger
11/24/19 8:09:02 PM
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You could honestly lose the arrow between 6 and 7, too. And I don't even remember what was between 5 and 6 even though that was yesterday.
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paperwarior
11/24/19 8:20:26 PM
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Wobbuffet NPC is the real villain.
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Team Rocket Elite
11/24/19 8:22:11 PM
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"Solrock used Cosmic Power"
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Zigzagoon
11/24/19 8:32:23 PM
#38:


paperwarior posted...
Wobbuffet NPC is the real villain.

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Hbthebattle
11/24/19 8:44:04 PM
#39:


MichelBollinger posted...
You could honestly lose the arrow between 6 and 7, too. And I don't even remember what was between 5 and 6 even though that was yesterday.

Route 9 is fairly long though?
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MichelBollinger
11/24/19 8:48:18 PM
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Maybe you can make it long? Certainly wasn't long for me. As soon as I realized the mantas could jump you I beelined (had reached the point where I had no intention of fighting any more wild pokemon)
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Hbthebattle
11/24/19 8:54:36 PM
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Like, Im not getting where The back half was rushed is coming from, other than applying 7->8 being short to everything else. 5-6 and 6-7, are for example, longer than 1-2 kind of objectively (5-6 has two routes, while 6-7 has two rival fights and R9 is larger than R5). Maybe people were just rushing more by that part of the game, but that doesnt mean that every part of the back half was short.
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Team Rocket Elite
11/24/19 9:00:19 PM
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I wonder if the change to how random battles work is part of the reasons routes feel shorter (probably on top of actually being shorter). I suspect in older games people weren't running around with repel always active but in Sword/Shield you can get a similar effect by always dodging the random encounters.
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Hbthebattle
11/24/19 9:05:00 PM
#43:


Another factor is that people think routes from the 2d games are longer than they actually are because the player moves slower- you could see this a lot with ORAS.
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Mewtwo59
11/24/19 9:29:08 PM
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It's not like we haven't had two gyms right after the other before. Blaine -> Giovanni, Chuck -> Jasmine, Flannery -> Norman, and Mina -> Hapu (in USUM) were all right after the other with nothing in between. Two of them were at the end of the game, just like this one. It's still better pacing than Poni Island in SM, which went Hapu's Grand Trial -> Mina shows up midway through a dungeon and gives you her crystal because she doesn't have a trial -> random dragon trial at the end of the dungeon.

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MichelBollinger
11/24/19 9:34:33 PM
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For what it's worth, it's the shortest main pokemon game on Howlongtobeat by a significant margin.
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mnkboy907
11/24/19 9:38:41 PM
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Route 9 is a decent length, with branching paths through it which was nice, but also the time between gyms 6 and 7 can be padded out by exploring the few new areas accessible with the surf bike. Extra Wild Area sections and the lake on Route 2. I also expected there to be more to Turffield but lol guess not.
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Team Rocket Elite
11/24/19 10:01:47 PM
#47:


MichelBollinger posted...
For what it's worth, it's the shortest main pokemon game on Howlongtobeat by a significant margin.


What length does that site have for RBY? Sword/Shield are definitely not shorter than RBY.
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Zigzagoon
11/24/19 10:05:24 PM
#48:


Kids don't have the attention spans for longer games. They'd much rather play on their phones.
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MichelBollinger
11/24/19 10:05:35 PM
#49:


It has RB at 26, second shortest, and SwSh at 22.5.
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red13n
11/24/19 10:06:43 PM
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Team Rocket Elite posted...
What length does that site have for RBY? Sword/Shield are definitely not shorter than RBY.


Not sure this is true. Theres a lot of places people can get lost/stuck in RBY.
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