- Dec 15, 2009
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I actually had a very similar experience. I really just wanted to see Sobble's evolutions, but then more Pokemon like Nickit and Toxel started leaking, and I couldn't resist looking. Before I knew it, I'd seen so many Pokemon I thought I may as well keep checking back to see them all! I did have a lot of fun in the r/SwShLeaks subreddit - there was a real buzz of excitement and positive vibes there - but I also kind of feel like I was robbed of the experience of discovering them myself. The worst part was seeing Eternatus' Pokedex entry about "Rose's meddling", which pretty much spoiled the entire plot.What got me mad about swsh leaks was the starters leaks. I just wanted to know what scorbunnys evolutions looked like. When the other starters evolutions leaked everyone was talking how trash they were and I had to look, only to find the blurriest photo ever to get mad at a fan interpretation of that blurry image that people were judging the design on. So I waited on a leak thread for cinderace, thinking any minute cinderace would leak just like the other starters...took 2 days from the blurry image, dubwool, leaked, yampers evolution, leaked, the coalassal line, leaked...thankfully cinderace finally showed its unblurry face and I was satisfied but it took too long and too much had been leaked for me.
Still though I had a couple of lines to discover for the first time, I still remember thinking wtf when I first saw falinks come out of that hole on route 9(?) Or when I first saw the dreepy line. I fought Leon not knowing it was ghost type until I tried fake out only for it to fail and then I noticed the transparent tail and the ghost like pose.
At one point, I was actually considering not watching any more official trailers after the Zacian and Zamazenta reveal. I was worried they might pull another Sun and Moon and reveal almost everything in the trailers. They didn't, but then I ended up spoiling everything for myself anyway...
I hope I can have the self-discipline not to look at any leaks when Gen 9 comes out. I may look at leaks for Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, however, because I want to know what is and isn't included in them before buying. If there's anything missing that could be sold separately as DLC later, like the Distortion World, that might deter me.