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Sword or Shield?

Sword or Shield?

  • Sword

    Votes: 43 37.4%
  • Shield

    Votes: 28 24.3%
  • Neither

    Votes: 6 5.2%
  • Both!

    Votes: 38 33.0%

  • Total voters
    115
Son of Two Deities
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I'm picking whatever's the first I literally find at Best Buy on release.
 
I gotta focus. I'm shifting into pokemon mode.
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Both as always. But I will more than likely get sword first.

That also reminds me I should get Ultra Moon and Sun before the 3DS is completely in the ground.
 
Laid to Wake
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Given the price hike, I may actually have to just pick one this time. I've always been a buy-bother, with the exception of LGPE (there was no fathomable reason for me to buy both in that instance), so this would feel strange, having to commit to one side. Aesthetically, I feel like I've always, or at least since I reentered the series in 2011, leaned more toward the "right side" versions (White, Y, Moon... I prefer SoulSilver and Alpha Sapphire over their counterparts, and I'd have picked Pearl if I had been there at the time), and I do seem to prefer the Shield logo.
 

El_

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Live by the Sword so shall I die by the Sword.

Offensive legendary "blueish?" Wolf, hopefully I'll like its design more than the defensive legendary red Wolf.
 
(Agent of) SHIELD
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My favorite show ever is Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so I am obligated to get Shield.
 
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I always get both. But in terms of which one will be my main cart will depend. I usually look at which one has been pre-ordered less and then I get the other one. :)
 
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We don't even know the version differences and the Legendaries yet.
 
"What do you mean, my Gengarite is contraband?!"
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Haven't decided yet. Unlike previous cases such as Black, X, Omega Ruby, and Ultra Moon, I want to see exactly what the differences are first. Both will always be off the table as long as trading is a thing.
 
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Will be following the game on youtube but will not buy and play this time, too repetitive.
 
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I haven't decided yet, but I suspect the biggest factor will be which version mascot I like better.
 
King of Planet Panthera
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Based on color and design of the logo alone, I'm going with Sword. Blue is my favorite color. That said, we haven't seen the mascots yet, so depending on their designs and version exclusives, my choice may change. For now, its Sword. Logo just looks more appealing.
 
2nd best boy
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Both as usual, though I'll most likely play through Sword first and have it be my main file.
 
Nuzlocke Lover
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I wonder if each one will cost $60.

Anyhow, I always go for the cooler version with the exception of HeartGold. And that would be Sword.
 
Space Wizard/ Dark Sorceress
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Sword sounds coolest for now.
 
PinkIceTales!
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I'm leaning towards Sword. Because I'm more of an attack than defense person. Plus it's the cold color version.
 
Eye of the Swan
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By name, I’m inclined toward Sword, especially if the Pokémon will be more offense-oriented. However, I’m gonna wait until we know about version differences and other things.
 
The #1 Deerling Fan!
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I do plan on getting both in the future, but it'll ultimately depend on the legendary and version exclusives for me. I originally wanted to get Moon, but the version exclusives for Sun turned out better so I wound up getting that. Let's wait and see.
 
Monoceros
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Both. I'll take Shield and Prime will take Sword. Or that's how it's looking right now. (Heh, I'm gonna be Silverwynde, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. now!)
 
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