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SPOILERS Official Pokémon Sword and Shield speculation thread (Updated March 10th, 2019)

Kallyle

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I just want to see something interesting. That is all I ask. I don't care when.
I personally want a lot to be revealed ahead of time, I feel like SM had the perfect amount of stuff shown before the release. A lot of the game being shown never ruins the game for me, it just gets me hyped for the experience I get to have while playing it. The only thing I refrain from wanting to see is a straight-up walkthrough of the game before I play it (or big climactic events), but anything else i'm fine with.
PATIENCE is an ultimate key here.

I know our patiences will be rewarding soon.. My advices are just distract ourselves from this game for a while and stop thinking and feeling disappointed about a lack of news that we got. Like, you know, this game will be released in late 2019 for sure. Don't need to worry.

We have to accept that this game lacks of news. Unlike previous game, which provides promising new informations every month (Especially pre-XY and ORAS era)
At least in my opinion, it shouldn't be about frequency or amount of information, but rather how they present said information to us. TPC generally loves to drop surprise trailers on us, but I don't think that's the best marketing strategy; neither is them spoiling nearly the whole game or complete radio silence for awhile. In fact, I have a couple of suggestions/ideas about this:

  1. In additon to spacing out the trailers (which they seem to be doing thus far), start listing a date at the end of each trailer for when more news will drop. This keeps the fandom from getting too impatient to the point they begin to lose interest if there isn't going to be any news for awhile. If they still want to keep it somewhat of a surprise, have the end of the trailer list a month or a range of months instead of listing the exact date.
  2. Do something similar to the riddler; give us some sort of indication about the game, but be vague enough that it drums up speculation. Basically, give the fandom a puzzle to attempt to solve so the hype for SwSh is kept alive.
  3. Limit the number of Pokémon revealed to two per trailer unless you wish to show off the signature Pokémon of an important character.
If TPC does these things, then I think we could all benefit from it. Unfortunately, I wouldn't be surprised if SwSh marketing turns out to be the exact opposite of what I listed.
 

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Here's the problems with the second leak:

  1. It outright claims that Pokemon evolving into different Pokemon based on version is a new feature even though Cosmoem can do this in Sun & Moon.
  2. It claims that the branch evolution feature encourages trading yet it also claims that you can catch them in a post-game area, removing the need to trade.
  3. It claims that Sky Battles return, along with new "Marine Battles". Sky Battles were made optional and then removed due to how limiting they were. And, now it claims that the player has to use certain Water type Pokemon in order to battle underwater when this was never a limitation in any game where Diving appeared in the past.
  4. Claiming that the Battle Frontier is back is never good for a rumor's credibility.
 

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I'm surprised that the rumors so far that I have seen didn't mention the nests* in chimneys in the trailer. Personally, I think that habit is a clue to what the regional bird could be.
Like a Jackdaw.
*nest in a chimney, I thought I saw more but guess not.

Are there any rumors still standing that look like they could have been leaks? I know the games dont release until the end of the year, but If there isn't any that look like leaks i am kinda surprised considering the 3 months of silence. Do you think they are doing a better job on keeping things under wraps or that there just aren't many people exposed to the information yet because of how far away we are from game release?
 

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TPC: You know, we made fans wait long enough. I think it's time to reward their patience with what they've been waiting for.

Staff: You mean we're finally going to talk about Swor-

TPC: A NEW POKEMON RUMBLE GAME!

Staff: .....I don't think that's-

TPC: POKEMON RUMBLE!!!
 

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Are there any rumors still standing that look like they could have been leaks? I know the games dont release until the end of the year, but If there isn't any that look like leaks i am kinda surprised considering the 3 months of silence. Do you think they are doing a better job on keeping things under wraps or that there just aren't many people exposed to the information yet because of how far away we are from game release?
I would like to think that they are doing a better job this time, but it's hard to say now. Maybe things have already leaked and the community has ignored it because we didn't know what it was about.
 
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TPC: You know, we made fans wait long enough. I think it's time to reward their patience with what they've been waiting for.

Staff: You mean we're finally going to talk about Swor-

TPC: A NEW POKEMON RUMBLE GAME!

Staff: .....I don't think that's-

TPC: POKEMON RUMBLE!!!
I can actually imagine this conversation happening irl LOL
 
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When did they call them that? I don't know much of the English dub, but in the Spanish LA dub they were consistently called Leaders.
It was one of the original anime series, I can’t remember which, I think it’s the blimp one. Although that might be a typo in the Dub. If Gym Masters really is a thing, then we’re talking here the Pokemon Master Region, the jewel of the Leagues crown.
 

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It was one of the original anime series, I can’t remember which, I think it’s the blimp one. Although that might be a typo in the Dub.
If they were only called Gym Masters in the dub, wouldn't that be a different language than Japanese? Besides, if the jelly-filled donuts incident is any indication, dubs aren't exactly to the letter on things...

If Gym Masters really is a thing, then we’re talking here the Pokemon Master Region, the jewel of the Leagues crown.
Or just an alternate position?
 

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The implication to me has been that the League is not an international organization, but rather that each region organizes the league in their own fashion. It is not controlled by a central authority. This is evident in Sun and Moon, where a league is established without the trappings of one. (though it is implied that one day, it might become such)
 

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If they were only called Gym Masters in the dub, wouldn't that be a different language than Japanese? Besides, if the jelly-filled donuts incident is any indication, dubs aren't exactly to the letter on things...
The only time I remember the LA Spanish dub being inconsistent is with the city names. First they used the European names, which makes sense since Spanish Red, Blue and Yellow were sold in the region, but afterwards they used the English names or aproximations of them. For example, Violet City was called "Ciudad Violeta" while in the games it is "Ciudad Malva". I think they went back to the European names for the DPPt saga, but I can't remember.

On the other hand, things like the "jelly donuts" situation, the Minnesota Vikings joke, Jessie and James misnaming Pokémon in the first movie and Vincent/Jackson were left the same in the dub.
 

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The only time I remember the LA Spanish dub being inconsistent is with the city names. First they used the European names, which makes sense since Spanish Red, Blue and Yellow were sold in the region, but afterwards they used the English names or aproximations of them. For example, Violet City was called "Ciudad Violeta" while in the games it is "Ciudad Malva". I think they went back to the European names for the DPPt saga, but I can't remember.

On the other hand, things like the "jelly donuts" situation, the Minnesota Vikings joke, Jessie and James misnaming Pokémon in the first movie and Vincent/Jackson were left the same in the dub.
The 4kids dub took a lot of liberties- as that company often does for the sake of "Americanizing" and making it "kid-friendly" because of course it's less confusing for kids if you tell them that a rice ball is a jelly donut even if it looks nothing like one. =I -was very much a confused child when that episode aired... still prefers the 4kids voice actors, though-

But yeah, early anime is not a good reference for terminology because we had unfaithful English translations and nothing had really been set in stone at that point. The series wasn't intended to last past maybe two generations so there was also less incentive for anyone to care whether they called something the wrong thing.
 

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If Gym Masters really is a thing, then we’re talking here the Pokemon Master Region, the jewel of the Leagues crown.
Not really- each region has its own independent league, so Gym Masters would be a cultural difference, not an indication that this region is somehow better than the others.
 

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-was very much a confused child when that episode aired... still prefers the 4kids voice actors, though-
I also prefer the voice actors in the LA dub, and I get why you were confused. Every other anime kept the rice balls the same, why did they think kids would find that weird?
 

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Because they think people know nothing about the rest of the world. We sort of don't, but that's really our own problem, and no one ever seeks to remedy it.
 
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