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Non-Story Pokémon SwSh Datamine Thread (SPOILER WARNING, It's Finally Here!)

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I liked Falinx more when I thought it was a caterpillar
 
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Also I’m glad that with Rookidee and Corvisquire they finally got rid of the Normal/Flying trope for every bird Pokémon. They should have all been pure Flying from the beginning.
Seeing how Hoothoot and Not-Noctowl were pure Flying in the Spaceworld demo makes me think that that was the intention from the start but something happened (executive meddling) every time and they had to add the Normal Type-
 
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I guess this explains why I have new posts here, but not a notification.
 
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Falinks fan club hi5!!

Also I’m glad that with Rookidee and Corvisquire they finally got rid of the Normal/Flying trope for every bird Pokémon. They should have all been pure Flying from the beginning.
I’d be happy if they got rid of the normal typing completely.
 
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Seeing how Hoothoot and Not-Noctowl were pure Flying in the Spaceworld demo makes me think that that was the intention from the start but something happened (executive meddling) every time and they had to add the Normal Type-
I think there were internal names that differed from the public names for the type. Like we know that Flying is often called the "Bird" type in early design docs. I wouldn't be surprised if the design doc listed normal as something like "Kemono" or "Ju" for "Beast-Type" and the internal opinion was that if it looked like a normal animal and couldn't shoot fire, ice, electricity, or leaves than it was a "beast" and got Normal slapped onto it.
 
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I think there were internal names that differed from the public names for the type. Like we know that Flying is often called the "Bird" type in early design docs. I wouldn't be surprised if the design doc listed normal as something like "Kemono" or "Ju" for "Beast-Type" and the internal opinion was that if it looked like a normal animal and couldn't shoot fire, ice, electricity, or leaves than it was a "beast" and got Normal slapped onto it.
Maybe, but like I said, Spaceworld was made later, and both the Hoothoot line and Ho-Oh were pure Flying back then, making me think that the plans to have Flying Pokémon without Normal went back at least to that era, if not earlier, and who's to say they didn't do that to the others? Of course, the only way to prove my theory would be if we ever find Festa Ruby (since it has differences from the final game) or the "bowl-haircut Barry" build of DP (the earliest documented version).
 
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My big problem with that line is Blipbug itself. It looks weird with those elongated eyes, but like you said, I feel it will end up growing me sooner or later.
Yes; these are definitely Pokemon that need to be seen in full animation! I am ashamed to have thought it was an elaborate fake leak for so long, i am thankful for the guidance back to realizing that these special creations are available to enjoy early! I was in disbelief due to how long we have been waiting!!

It does seem like there was a lot of inspiration from the art style of the original blueprint for the first games!
In my head I have been saying that Sword and Shield are simultaneously the softest and hardest reboot that a game series has been given!
 
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So is the Impidimp line the counterpart of the Hattena line? Just wondering.
 
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The leaker definitely caught their own Impidimp (a Shiny one, at that); I'm not sure if they caught their own Hatterene because there was one included in a rental team that they could have used, although they also posted the Dex entries for Hatenna and Hattrem which I would think they'd need to have caught them in order to do, since they're just playing the game rather than plundering the code.
 
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Hey everyone. Recently, some of our fellow Pokémon fan sites have received legal requests to take down leaked Sword and Shield images. We have not received one of these requests yet, but we are taking some preemptive measures to stay on the safe side. We ask that from now until the games release (November 15th) that you do not post any new leaked images anywhere on the forums.

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