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They make a lot of NPCs thay don't carry over. Ryuki isn't anything new. I mean look at almost all the Kalos NPCs. None of them showed up in Alola. There's also the poor Megapolisians who will probably never show up again because of the Ultra Beasts being dropped.

Besides Ryuki seems more Japan based then British based.
That's true, but they did still serve roles in the story, even if very briefly. Ryuki's role in the games is so small you could actually do a full playthrough and not even encounter him.
Couldn't he just exist for the sake of exposure? If your first games happened to be Sun and Moon (and undoubtedly for someone, they were), then still having a gym in the game means that you're still familiar with the concept of gyms and aren't alienated from the rest of the fanbase in that regard.
But Ryuki wasn't really connected to gyms there-he doesn't appear in the Kanto gym at all in SuMo, and only occasionally in USUM.
 
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That's true, but they did still serve roles in the story, even if very briefly. Ryuki's role in the games is so small you could actually do a full playthrough and not even encounter him.

But Ryuki wasn't really connected to gyms there-he doesn't appear in the Kanto gym at all in SuMo, and only occasionally in USUM.
Ohh, my bad, I thought that was his whole thing... he's certainly a weird one.
 
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Ohh, my bad, I thought that was his whole thing... he's certainly a weird one.
Yeah, this is why I think he's in one of those "we changed plans in the middle of things, but it is too complete to just throw away" situations. Kinda like Chernabog in Kingdom Hearts: He was supposed to be the final boss, but then they changed their minds and made him an optional boss because he was finished when they made that change.
 
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Yeah, this is why I think he's in one of those "we changed plans in the middle of things, but it is too complete to just throw away" situations. Kinda like Chernabog in Kingdom Hearts: He was supposed to be the final boss, but then they changed their minds and made him an optional boss because he was finished when they made that change.
I wonder if maybe he was meant to be a Trial captain- considering what a mess trials turned out to be.
 
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His looks have such an unique appearance that he doesn't even really fit Alola.

He looks more like a dev's pet-project to me.
 
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I wonder if maybe he was meant to be a Trial captain- considering what a mess trials turned out to be.
Most likely would have been the Dragon Trial Captain. Maybe he was swapped for Mina.
 
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Most likely would have been the Dragon Trial Captain. Maybe he was swapped for Mina.
Maybe they designed the Trial Captains before the trials? He's not a very natural fit for the region, as @AngryBinacle pointed out, so ultimately he may have just wound up not having anywhere that would fit him and instead he got shafted in favor of either Mina or the Captainless trial.
 
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Nepgear is cute.
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Ah... I guess that answers that- they just appear in their giga form in the wild. That's actually kind of annoying that you seem to have to catch them fully evolved.

This also probably explains why Butterfree was revealed in that last trailer alongside the other four special ones.
Wait, does this mean they can’t be bred?
 
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Wait, does this mean they can’t be bred?
Who knows at this point, that would depend on whether they programmed any breeding items to pass the trait on to offspring. =/
 
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As far as we know, based on Ohmori's reaction in the Game Informer interview, we at least won't see fewer new Pokemon than in Gen VI, though I'm keeping my fingers crossed that its more than or equal to Alola's new Pokemon roster.
 
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As far as we know, based on Ohmori's reaction in the Game Informer interview, we at least won't see fewer new Pokemon than in Gen VI, though I'm keeping my fingers crossed that its more than or equal to Alola's new Pokemon roster.
I hope a plus-side of Dexit is an actual increase of the amount of new designs.
 
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well that settles that. Hopefully this rests concerns about the game not having enough content to show off. Its exciting!
Both are great news. Expecially the latter if it means a big number of new Pokémon is in, but having a npc that you can use to delete and relearn moves in every Pokémon center is also nice. Having different npcs in different cities with all those different functions was a tedious and old system.

Even if not the same npc, I hope the move tutor is one in the games.
 
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Seeing how the most recent Japanese trailer went through all the new designs (new Pokémon, Galarian forms and Gigantamax forms), I kind of doubt we'll see much more at this stage before the reveal happens.

The commercials and the like really point out how the end is in sight.
 
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Nothing particularly new in this JPN trailer, just going through all of the new Pokémon plus Galarian and Gigantimax forms.

But because the trailer is so long you really get a good listenin' to the OST and I must say, I am really digging that bagpipe track~ :bulbaLove:

 
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Ah... I guess that answers that- they just appear in their giga form in the wild. That's actually kind of annoying that you seem to have to catch them fully evolved.

This also probably explains why Butterfree was revealed in that last trailer alongside the other four special ones.
having to catch them fully evolved would really suck... and it would change what g-pokemon I would actually put on my team. I mean, why can't there be a mark for pokemon who are not in their last stage yet that can g-max when they get there? or have a little entry that talks about it having a locked mysterious ability/aura?
I too wonder if the g-max trait could be bred......... I have a funny feeling it can't.
 
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