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Preview JN042: Sword & Shield I - Slumbering Forest

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Looking forward to this episode, though it does feel a bit sudden.

Wonder what Pokemon Goh and/or Ash might catch here, maybe Rookidee
 

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Looking forward to this episode, though it does feel a bit sudden.

Wonder what Pokemon Goh and/or Ash might catch here, maybe Rookidee

Goh, not Ash.

Rookidee and Blipbug is my guess, considering you can get them there in the games as well (And he already has Skwovet).
 

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I wonder if this title is a temporary one or the actual title that's going to be used?
 

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So the first episode is basically the start of SW/SH. Hmm...I wonder what the impetus for the dynamic duo to go to Galar and wind up in the forest? :unsure:
 

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Ah, I love concise and ominous titles. I hope it’s not a placeholder and that this arc is gonna delve a little into the dark.

If we’re going with the Zacian and Zamazenta connection thing, good thing there’s only two protagonists and there won’t be someone awkwardly sitting in the back watching (aka Brock in most of the movies). I wonder if that was intentional?
 

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I have to say, I'm really excited about this special Sword and Shield arc. With the Pokemon anime I usually just watch the odd episode here and there, but I'll definitely watch all the episodes from this arc. The trailer looks amazing. As much as I loved Twilight Wings, I was a little disappointed that Zacian and Zamazenta didn't appear, so I'm very much looking forward to them making their anime debut at last. And I really hope that this Mewtwo is the same one from the First Movie and Mewtwo Returns, wouldn't that be amazing?

Did anyone else notice the accuracy with which they've re-created the locations from Sword and Shield? The Slumbering Weald altar, Stow-on-Side Stadium, Hammerlocke Stadium and the Energy Plant all look identical to their game counterparts. Now that the graphics in the games have become more realistic, the anime doesn't need to completely reimagine the locations anymore.
 

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Did anyone else notice the accuracy with which they've re-created the locations from Sword and Shield? The Slumbering Weald altar, Stow-on-Side Stadium, Hammerlocke Stadium and the Energy Plant all look identical to their game counterparts. Now that the graphics in the games have become more realistic, the anime doesn't need to completely reimagine the locations anymore.
I noticed that too, and it feels kinda surreal. It's usually side series like Origins and Generations that recreate game locations this accurately in anime form.
 

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Summary and staff list courtesy of Dephender at Serebii


One night Satoshi spots the "Daimax Band" he got from Dande, the strongest Pokémon Trainer in the Galar region, suddenly starting to glow on its own. Meanwhile, the Galar region has been experiencing a phenomenon where Pokémon are Daimaxing in places where it's normally impossible for them to do so. To solve the Daimax mystery, Satoshi and Go decided to visit the Galar region and see Professor Magnolia, the leading authority on Daimax research, but on their way there the duo got separated while in a forest shrouded in thick mist, where they encountered some mysterious Pokémon.

Screenplay 米村正二 (Shōji Yonemura)
Storyboard 齋藤徳明 (Noriaki Saito)
Episode Director 上野史博 (Fumihiro Ueno)
Animation Director 篠原隆 (Takashi Shinohara)
 

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Slightly disappointed that the king or queen of continuity Atsuhiro Tomioka isn't involved with this arc but at least we have experienced writer Shōji Yonemura doing the arc
 

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Yaayy Magnolia. About time she appears, since she is the latest of the regional professor to do so (She is basically the human Grookey).
 
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