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Tendo64

Can anyone advise whether or not it's worth owning both Sword and Shield, or is the difference very minor?

I finished Sword earlier this year and really enjoyed it, and have been contemplating getting Shield. I get that there's some different Pokemon across both games, but by and large, is it really much different?

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Octane

@Tendo64 99% of the game is the same. It's not worth it. You can easily get the missing Pokemon by trading online.

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Silly_G

Tendo64 wrote:

Can anyone advise whether or not it's worth owning both Sword and Shield, or is the difference very minor?

There have only ever been very minor differences between the two versions of the main series of Pokémon games, and this usually involves the legendary Pokémon on the cover, and some variance in which Pokémon can be found in the wild. Unless you're an absolute diehard fan and want to play the game again with slight differences, then it isn't worth it for the majority of players, and I say this as a sucker that buys both versions.

You can trade locally or online for whichever Pokémon you are missing (Pokémon GO + Pokémon Bank, as well as either of the Let's Go games can also help).

If you own the physical edition of Sword and haven't yet bought the DLC, then perhaps you may wish to consider grabbing the physical version of Shield + Expansion Pass that is coming out next month, which will contain the Shield-exclusive content as well as the complete DLC content on a single cartridge, but otherwise, it is absolutely not worth buying Shield on its own.

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Eel

I'd recommend getting just one.

The new dlc bundle they're releasing would be the perfect excuse for some who got one version early to get the other one though.

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So the dlc releases tomorrow!
What are your expectations?

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Eel

Turns out Calyrex is actually the Harvest Goddess and this is a Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons plot.


Anyone else enjoying the new raids?

Zygarde is like, the hardest thing in the game, even with actual people playing we've lost three times to it.

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AndyD

I am enjoying this with the kids. I have my sword account and they have their shield accounts. The raids are great, and the opportunity for me to get all the legendaries for a change is great since I missed a lot during the early years.

Is there a raid topic in the forums for group raids since we can do the dynamax adventures now with friends online? I would love to help organize some raid groups.

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Dark_Magician

Love the DLC! The legendaries some times won't get into the Pokeball though

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@Dark_Magician are you referring to the overworld ones, if so I used a good 30 ultra balls on several of them. The catch rate was altered it seems to not make it quite as easy. of course the dynamax adventure catch rate is 100 percent.

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Eel

Legendary pokemon are simply that hard to catch normally.

... When the story doesn't depend on you catching them, of course. Main-story legendaries usually get their catch rate modified to be easier to catch.

Optional ones though, retain their low catch rates.

The dynamax adventures ones are different of course, since the challenge is actually getting to defeat them. You don't necessary want to keep them once you catch them.

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Eel

@AndyD you can only catch one of each species, it’s not super necessary to worry about things like natures and IVs, since you can modify those with items later, buuuut if you’re not convinced by the nature and stats of the one you just caught, you can simply chose to not keep it, and you’ll be able to catch it again later.

You can also go for a shiny this way.

On that subject, shiny Pokémon in these adventures are secret, you won’t know if they’re shiny until the results screen. So it’s entirely possible for one of the regular Pokémon you caught along the way to be shiny, in which case you may prefer to keep those instead of the legendary.

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Grumblevolcano

I like there's a lot of Gen 3 additions in this batch (my favourite gen).

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DarthNocturnal

Even all three Heonn starters are available, from what I'm seeing. It's probably my favorite starter group.

I'm also glad they added Garchomp's line... but, not glad they are Shield-only. A relatively minor hurdle, but a hurdle all the same.

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DarkRula

I'm liking the verticality to the world and how it looks a bit more natural. Seems Game Freak have got further with their experiments of world design with an unlocked camera as well, considering the major cave we have here is a bit more complex than that of those in the Isle of Armor (and there's a million Zubat around, so can we can really feel what it's like to run into them). From exploring these maps, I am confident that maybe generation nine is where things will really pick up in terms of an entire region with an unlocked camera.

For the quests, I went in reverse order, so caught the Kanto birds first. All the Regis are caught, so I'm starting the first one now. And already feel like I'm missing out on something with it.

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Eel

I went directly to Calyrex and had fun with that. Will do the others once I beat the main story in this file.

My main file is stuck at home on my original switch. When we return home, I'll take the chance to catch the other choice-based exclusives.

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