• To keep up with the hype driven by Sword and Shield's release, we are taking applications for new moderators in our Current Events: Sword and Shield as well as Anime and Manga sections.

    For more information, see this thread.We hope you all consider joining our team!
  • We hope you're enjoying Sword and Shield so far! So that everyone can enjoy it and not be spoiled, please keep the all story spoilers and any images from the games in the appropriate sections or in spoiler tags until January 3rd.

    Since spoiler tags are not allowed in signatures, please do not put images from the games in your signature either. You can list the names of new Pokémon if you want to list your team in your signature.
  • AussieEevee continues his perilous adventures in Johto. Watch his HeartGold Nuzlocke here.

SPOILERS: Rumours/Fakes/Leaks Discussion Thread (V2)

Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2017
Messages
327
Reaction score
318
I'm personally okay with what we got so far and will buy it day one, I won't preorder it though but I don't do that with any games even ones where I want the day one edition, because all I need for a game to do is entertain me and all USM has to have to do that is the fun gameplay of other Core Pokemon games and a new interesting story that it looks like it will deliver, honestly as far as I'm concerned I want this game as much as I would want a new generation or a remake because they all entertain me just the same by playing like a Pokemon game while giving me new experiences.
 
Shiny Hunter
Joined
Aug 26, 2016
Messages
1,373
Reaction score
3,690
I know I'm for sure going to buy these games. But I wish they would show something substantial enough for me to want to play them until the next game.
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2017
Messages
590
Reaction score
993
This thread sure got off-topic... There are no leaks lately so it's probably for the best to move to other topics. Wonder if even the lack of leaks is indicative :p
 
King of Planet Panthera
Joined
Sep 24, 2016
Messages
352
Reaction score
609
Wonder if even the lack of leaks is indicative :p
That or they are keeping a tight hold on potential leaks, or those that are leaking are keeping their mouth shut as to not get caught. I myself am not worried yet about the current state of these games, but I can understand the worries of other people that do.
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2017
Messages
590
Reaction score
993
That or they are keeping a tight hold on potential leaks, or those that are leaking are keeping their mouth shut as to not get caught. I myself am not worried yet about the current state of these games, but I can understand the worries of other people that do.
i am only worried for the existence of new alolan forms, which is something that will disappoint me a lot if it turns out there really aren't any
 
King of Planet Panthera
Joined
Sep 24, 2016
Messages
352
Reaction score
609
i am only worried for the existence of new alolan forms, which is something that will disappoint me a lot if it turns out there really aren't any
If there is anything that is going to be in these games, its going to be Alolan Forms for sure. Question of course remains whether you get Alolan Forms for the mons you actually like, or mons you despise. That is a bigger worry, :D:p
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2017
Messages
590
Reaction score
993
If there is anything that is going to be in these games, its going to be Alolan Forms for sure. Question of course remains whether you get Alolan Forms for the mons you actually like, or mons you despise. That is a bigger worry, :D:p
I don't understand how people can be so sure those will be in the games. They are not the core gimmick of the generation, Z-moves are, and we know we are getting more of those. In comparison, we have zilch even hinting that new alolan forms exist. If today has nothing, then I'm not sure how anybody can still remain so certain or even hopeful
 
Pokemon Gotta Catch ... Some Of Em ???
Joined
Jan 1, 2017
Messages
804
Reaction score
1,445
I don't understand how people can be so sure those will be in the games. They are not the core gimmick of the generation, Z-moves are, and we know we are getting more of those. In comparison, we have zilch even hinting that new alolan forms exist. If today has nothing, then I'm not sure how anybody can still remain so certain or even hopeful
There was a mention in one of the official sites iirc there would be Pokemon in these games not in SM. That could mean just a platinum style expansion but most rumours are Alolan forms most likely Johto Mons to tie in with GS VC
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2017
Messages
590
Reaction score
993
There was a mention in one of the official sites iirc there would be Pokemon in these games not in SM. That could mean just a platinum style expansion but most rumours are Alolan forms most likely Johto Mons to tie in with GS VC
I know that, but by no means does that phrasing entail new Alolan forms, as much as I'd like it to be so. In their view, what constitutes new pokemon ranges from : as you said, platinum-type dex expansion or even BW2-expansion e.g. including more old pokemon which were N/A in SM, to there being entirely new pokemon. "Entirely new pokemon" itself ranges from something as lazy as carrotwolf/mechalion/mechabat to alolan forms to actual new pokemon.

Tldr is that we've known there will be pokemon not seen in SM, but we also know that could mean literally anything.

In other news, yay? Carrotwolf is getting a z-thing.

With this, my hopes for alolan forms in the direct are kind of shattered, but oh well, it's not over 'till it's over
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Dark Type Specialist
Joined
Aug 26, 2016
Messages
412
Reaction score
992
In other news, yay? Carrotwolf is getting a z-thing.


With this, my hopes for alolan forms in the direct are kind of shattered, but oh well, it's not over 'till it's over
Just a minor edit, but apparently (according to serebii) all the Lycanroc forms will get this Z move.
 
Flame Trainer
Joined
Jun 5, 2016
Messages
8,593
Reaction score
17,526
Thank goodness all the Lycanroc forms get it. Also, the sight of Carrotwolf (or Carotte) howling reminds me of Midnight Lycanroc.

Also, has anyone noticed the trend with the new Z-Crystals? The previous ones were all in uniform 'diamond' shape, but the new ones (including Ash-Pikachu one) have got a different shape. Ash-Pikachu one has Pikachu's tail shape, and the Kommo-o and Lycanroc ones have got three diamond like things.
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2017
Messages
590
Reaction score
993
Thank goodness all the Lycanroc forms get it. Also, the sight of Carrotwolf (or Carotte) howling reminds me of Midnight Lycanroc.

Also, has anyone noticed the trend with the new Z-Crystals? The previous ones were all in uniform 'diamond' shape, but the new ones (including Ash-Pikachu one) have got a different shape. Ash-Pikachu one has Pikachu's tail shape, and the Kommo-o and Lycanroc ones have got three diamond like things.
Yes, that's because the new bracelet has that shape for the holes where you usually fit crystals, and it's merely to indicate it's an upgrade or something.

Just a minor edit, but apparently (according to serebii) all the Lycanroc forms will get this Z move.
Yeah, thankfully, that's the case. It's still unimpressive info but meh, at least the other 2 wolfies won't be totally obsolete
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2016
Messages
1,515
Reaction score
2,155
We knew very little of BW2 and Platinum before the final months, B2W2 didn't get content reveals until 2 months before launch with ORAS being fairly slow with new info, prior to ORAS's Datamine, we knew almost nothing new content wise. We were spoiled with choice with SM and XY which broke the standard in what we were got with news from the media.

I think waiting for the Nintendo Direct and seeing what the next month has in store with regards to Merch leaks and the like will help a lot and is the most realistic thing to do as well as enjoying the Generation 2 VC.
 
Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2017
Messages
327
Reaction score
318
Personally, I don't like how with certain people because Lycanroc getting a Z-Move or Necrozma getting new forms don't interest them it means it's nothing and USM has no changes, when theirs people like me who are interested in these things. I also don't like how people call them cash grabs as if they were easy to make and took no time.
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2017
Messages
1,076
Reaction score
1,041
I don't understand how people can be so sure those will be in the games. They are not the core gimmick of the generation, Z-moves are, and we know we are getting more of those. In comparison, we have zilch even hinting that new alolan forms exist. If today has nothing, then I'm not sure how anybody can still remain so certain or even hopeful
Just curious, where did they announce that the gimmick of this generation is Z-moves and not regional variants?
 
Top