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Snaplocket

You all probably just prefer single battles because that's what you play most often. If you could pick and choose which type to play, you'd probably appreciate them more.

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darkfenrir

@Snaplocket I played Showdown a lot and still prefer single battles :v Although at Showdown I prefer to use a Monotype team though, it's great to defeat like a monoice with monograss

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Snaplocket

@darkfenrir Let me guess, there's no sign of showdown coming back in Sword and Shield.

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-Green-

I could make a jab at how Gamefreak messed up so badly at balancing that they now apparently balance around the much less standard and frequent Doubles format, but yeah.

Pokémon could really just use a retool with movepools and abilities. Those are largely what determine how strong a Pokémon will be. Legendaries and to some extent Starters are sort of the exception since they’re by design special. Sometimes Gamefreak just likes to be stupidly gimmicky with what they give a Pokémon to the point that it is basically a joke.

Take Pyroar for example. His stats are not bad at all, but his move pool is terribly limited. Almost exclusively just Fire and Normal moves. His abilities are mediocre to meme worthy. They gave it Moxie despite being an awful physical attacker. The literal only use for it in that case is to use Entrainment to pass it on and have it function as a simple suicide lead to buff an ally slightly. Incredibly gimmicky and not even worth the effort, but that’s the niche they gave it with that ability. Gamefreak has a tendency of doing stuff like that.

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Snaplocket

@darkfenrir Never heard of it, sorry for the misunderstanding. Although Sun and Moon DID add a new battle type and I don't see any sign of that returning either.

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Yorumi

@-Green- this has been a problem for a long time. Tons of pokemon have hardly stood a chance even in regular play let alone online or endgame. That's why the excuse of balance was so laughable when gamefreak made it.

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Snaplocket

Man the problems with this game just keep coming up. I wonder if this game will be the one that finally breaks the trend of critics giving the series good reviews.

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Eel

What happened now

Bloop.

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Gravitron

@Morpheel really not sure what the previous comment was worried about. Pokemon will be fine even if people dislike the current direction

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Snaplocket

I've been seeing several videos describing disappointment towards this game on youtube. Did this happen with previous installments?

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iKhan

-Green- wrote:

Take Pyroar for example. His stats are not bad at all, but his move pool is terribly limited. Almost exclusively just Fire and Normal moves. His abilities are mediocre to meme worthy. They gave it Moxie despite being an awful physical attacker. The literal only use for it in that case is to use Entrainment to pass it on and have it function as a simple suicide lead to buff an ally slightly. Incredibly gimmicky and not even worth the effort, but that’s the niche they gave it with that ability. Gamefreak has a tendency of doing stuff like that.

Too often Gamefreak takes believably to such a far extent that is severely limits pokemon. Just remember how few fast attacking rock types and ice types there are out there, despite those types being abysmal defensively.

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Gravitron

@Snaplocket SuMo was criticized for not having that many new Pokemon and Alola forms being all gen 1 Pokemon. Also people weren't thrilled with the absence of Gym leaders.

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Snaplocket

@Gravitron Was it any worse then now?

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Gravitron

@Snaplocket I'm the kind of person that reserves judgement til I see the final product. I had a terrible experience with gen 7(bought a digital version and it ran so badly I couldn't even play it, on a New 3DS) so it will likely always be my least favorite gen.

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Snaplocket

@Gravitron Fair enough. Who knows? Maybe the final game will be amazing in spite of all the blatant red flags.

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-Green-

Pokemon responded to the complaints about Pokemon being cut in Sword and Shield. Read their response if you want, but it seems to basically amount to that they're still gonna cull some pokemon and that while you may not have certain pokemon this game, they may appear in future installments.

Edit: So just restated what was already said at E3

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Grumblevolcano

@-Green- That statement will probably add fuel to the fire rather than dowse it.

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Tyranexx

Gonna play Giratina's Advocate for a sec: I wouldn't mind a few Pokemon designs getting sidelined. Dunsparce, for example. I've never cared for its design, even back in the day. Is it even viable competitively?

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-Green-

The whole thing has been talked to death, the reality though is that they're response amounts to them doubling down on their current plan. Not unexpected, but overall, it was an empty response.

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