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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    As much as I hate the term, "visual novel" is incredibly apt for describing story-driven adventure games.
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    No, it's just the camera angle of the render -- it makes Mewtwo's shoulders look broader than they actually are (and yes, Mewtwo does have a slight hourglass figure).
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    The term "jackalope" is an American invention, but their visual descriptions match up closely enough to mix inspirations.
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    Separate versions of Pokemon Bank for the 3DS and Switch? We are talking a cloud-based application, after all....
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    Meh, it's not the compensation but the time pressure that really effects* the tone of a review. Like the difference between microwaving something vs. cooking it in an oven, it gets the job done faster but certain things just can't be done the same.
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    On the other hand, I personally view Woobat's design as very cute. (And don't get me started on Pokemon designs that, to me, failed to capture some essence of their source material....)
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    But didn't Woobat kind of fit that design already?
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    So people designed standard Pokeballs to resemble Voltorb?
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    Go play Red Rescue Team sometime, Attract was broken as -- actually let's not complete that sentence.
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    With the exception of Monster Hunter World, all previous games had "on-disc" DLC, i.e. the underlying assets were already in the game as shipped, and you only had to download the actual quest when they published it.
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    By now, the best definition would probably be "series veterans who expect the formula they've used for the past 20 years".
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    "Mewthree" is one of the top 3 fanmade names that just cannot be taken seriously. (Which is to say nothing of whether we ultimately get a legitimate Mew the third)....
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    Nah, give us a Mega Noctowl and regional Unfezant. :)
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    Very true -- open-world maps are often described as having a "thirty second rule", in the sense that the player should always be able to find something (within a geographic area of one square minute) to engage their interest.
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    That is the difference, all right. There's a huge conceptual difference between the game asking you to go somewhere you have access to, and the game actively prohibiting you from going somewhere you're not. That guy with the Stoutland. The kahuna blocking off Diglett's Cave just inside its...
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    Interestingly, you cannot combing Flying with any starter type without creating a 4x weakness.
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    Actually just Dragon (Primarina is part Fairy).
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    Meh, I think it could be a smart move -- back in Gen 1 Brock's team lived or fainted solely on your choice of starter, creating a very unpredictable difficulty level for an early game boss. Plus, if the game requires you to have one Pokemon with a type advantage, the devs may be planning for it...
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    Official Pre-Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield Speculation & Leaks thread

    There is no mention about any compatibility with Pokemon Bank (though some compatibility with Pokemon Go is confirmed), which implies it's a spin-off and NOT Gen 8.
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