Sword/Shield Spoiler Pokémon Sword and Shield - Leaks and Speculation Thread

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Hey everyone! Pokémon Sword and Shield were just announced in the Pokémon Direct today, and with that comes the season of leaks and hype! This thread is for discussion about any leaks or just ideas that you think would be cool in the main game. Like the tag says, be warned that there will definitely be spoilers in this thread.
 
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I haven’t played a pokemon game since x and y so I dunno if I’ll end up getting it but the starters....are so cute....good friends.....
 

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The starters are three cuties. I love all of them.

The fire bunny is probably my number one favorite because I'm biased towards rabbits.

Grass starter is a close second though. It just looks adorable.

Water starter isn't bad either, I just don't like it as much as the other two.
 

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i like the design for all the starters, but sobble is just. perfect. invisible water friendo is a big good.
 

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Sobble is definitely the starter for me
And the female protagonist LOOKS like me

I have a feeling that this will be my game :D
 

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Sobble is a good lizard boi.
 

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y'all kidding me Grookey looks like he's gotta have a lit evolution
 

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Grookey's cute. But I've always preferred Water and Fire types over Grass. I'll probably buy both versions and pick up Scorbunny as well. But I plan to specialize with Sobble.
 

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y'all kidding me Grookey looks like he's gotta have a lit evolution
idk i can see it evolving into like... a gorilla which would be cool and good but a water chameleon is clearly superior here
 

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i will never accept a water type superior to Araquanid. he is my baby
 

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my hot takes:
art style is nice
looks like character customisation is gone? if it isnt it wasnt shown off which would be in contrast to early XY and SunMoon promo
starters are the most eh they've ever been
yes the region is cool but it doesn't matter how cool it is if the gameplay isn't improved from the 3DS era

i am reserving hype until actual gameplay info is shown off. i refuse to believe this game will be any better content-wise than sun and moon was, which was a disappointment after a really good story.
 

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In terms of starting form: Scorbunny > Sobble > Grookey.

Screams "Fire/Fighting" for its final evolution. Gravitates towards Sobble for that reason. Sees promise in the head fin. Expects a cross between Passimian and Chesnaught for Grookey. Could steal Fighting type from Scorbunny.

Changed outfits for the arena. Doubts a removal of trainer customization. Hopes not, at least.

Approves so far.
 

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As far as starters go, yeah, sorry not sorry, but Sobble looks so awesome. An invisible-ish water lizard, like, what could be cuter than that?! Well, its name is just as cute. It's my favorite. Scorbunny, I gotta admit, I'm LOVING the design, color scheme, and name of it! Easily my second favorite. And Grookey? Well, name is kinda cute, it being based off of a chimp is kinda cute, but overall it doesn't come close to the other two imo.

The Galar Region looks really amazing and awesome as well. I have high hopes for this region.

And of course, I want these games to be challenging and not dead easy. I don't have high hopes for this though lol
 
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As happy I am that we have the information that we have, I would have loved to see GF announce some features in the works for SwSh. I would have liked some hard info outside of (region) and (starters).

Although SERIOUS points for visuals and region design. Galar looks insane. Does it look to anyone like it's based off of a real-world location? I'm thinking it might be Britain.
 

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Oh so it's that time of year again, is it?

None of the starters stand out to me the way Rowlett did, but fire bunnies are always okay, so that makes that decision easy.

The world looks really pretty, which I guess makes sense because it's the first game(s) not on a handheld in ages.

I don't think they showed off much of the battle system but judging by social media I think I'm the only one who'd be okay if they rebooted the mechanics to Gen 5, or even Gen 4, and don't try to introduce a polarizing new gimmick like z moves or whatever.

I saw someone say they think the region could be Ireland but I'm taking that with a grain of salt, architecture checks out for Britain though. Definitely not a tropical place.

tl;dr I'm probably going to own a Switch by next year finally.
 

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THIS will be the game I get a Switch for

Sobble is a blessing to this world. Love the cutie already!
 

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Sobble is a precious bean and I want to be its friend. Other two are cute, but no real opinions on them thus far.

The region itself looks like it's gonna be a lot of fun to explore, which is a good sign in my eyes.

Overall I'm excited!
 

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I like all three starters and they're really cute but I think I like Scorbunny the best. I have no clue who I'll start with those, if they release the next stages before release (which I'm sure they will) I'll use that to decide!

Galar looks so beautiful and I can't wait to explore it. The map only shows 5 gyms that I can see so I'm curious on where the remaining three will be.

I'm very excited and I need a Switch.
 

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Scorbunny looks like a cross between a Sonic the Hedgehog character and a Looney Tunes character.

I'm not sold on the starters but the region looks amazing.
 
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