Pokemon Sword/Shield (Switch)

  • Youtubers have realized now that they can milk fake outrage videos for more views and channel attention than covering Pokemon news or any critical look at the games or discussion around them, even more than reactions. If you look at these Youtubers' channels you'll see that all their videos previous to this have much lower view counts while the really easy to make outrage videos get over a hundred thousand views typically. Outrage videos are the new reaction videos. There's things people are upset about Sword and Shield, but people are bandwagoning and exaggerating outrage now for monetary gain. Be very wary of the opinions you expose yourself to out there, and as always try to view the content in question as a whole and think critically for yourself rather than just believing the mass public opinion or even worse cherry picked slander pieces out there.

    *this has been a PokéPSA

  • Context?

  • @dmcmaster I don't want to blast individuals' Youtube Channels, but there's many of them doing this. If you're the type inclined to watch outrage videos that come up in random suggested Youtube recommendations, open up their Channel page yourself and get a good look at the views for the outrage videos compared to the views for previous stuff of theirs yourself.

  • https://www.usgamer.net/articles/game-developers-weigh-in-on-pokemon-sword-and-shield-national-pokedex-cuts-im-surprised-they-didnt-cut-it-years-ago

    Some professional opinions about the Pokédex cuts, hopefully people start realizing that it's been a long time coming and it's not as easy as they think.

  • @axel I honestly never cared about transferring pokemon between games, every game is 100 percent stand alone fresh. i do think its odd though that people are paying for pokemon bank and so many of your pokemon are just gonna sit there

  • @bigdude1 They changing Bank to Home soon, and Home is going to have more features to interact with your Pokemon while they're being held in that service. Just waiting for them to announce it all.

  • That's SIR Weezing to you!

  • @mbun Even half-assed and bootleg Pikachu still warms my heart


  • @shoulderguy said:

    half-assed and bootleg Pikachu


  • New news out of nowhere Pokemon Worlds. No new Pokemon, but some new abilities and hold items that are pretty interesting as well as clarification on some secondary effects of Dynamax Moves.

    Pokemon Battle Stadium

    In Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, you can connect to the internet and battle against Trainers from all over the world in the Battle Stadium. Features like Rental Teams and Online Competitions also allow for different ways to connect to other Pokémon Trainers.

    In Ranked Battles, you can take on Pokémon Trainers from across the globe with a Battle Team you trained up, in an attempt to become the most powerful Trainer in the world! As the name implies, you will have a rank in Ranked Battles that indicates how strong you are as a Trainer. Your rank will change depending on the results of your battles! You’ll face Trainers of a similar rank, so your battles are sure to be challenging!

    You can receive items by meeting certain criteria, such as battling multiple times in a row.

    Rental Teams let you borrow Battle Teams easily by inputting IDs available online. You can use these rented Battle Teams in various different battles. You’ll also be able to make your own Battle Teams public to Pokémon Trainers all over the world!

    You can use Rental Teams in Ranked Battles, too.

  • I like that Pokemon has a rent-a-goalie feature.

  • Sitting confirmed!!!
    Youtube Video

    Sitting on benches was a feature first appearing in Gen 6, XY, but it was missing from the Gen 7, Sun and Moon games. It is a small touch yes, but it is good to see it return. That's obviously a very early game town we've seen parts of before, but I think it is looking pretty good, and I was digging the new music.