Anyone else on media blackout for Pokemon Sun/Moon?

  • X and Y weren't that exciting for me so I decided to go on a blackout this time around to see if I like Sun and Moon any better.

  • Not me, there's not much Pokemon could do that would really shock me by now. Other than to announce an actual home console release.

  • @thenerdtheword @theabram You guys are not making this any easier haha!

  • I'm on a small media blackout. I'm not even sure if I'll get Sun/Moon yet but now that I have the N3DS I'm extremely tempted.

    I've seen the odd few things here or there but I'm not going out of my way to find info on the games so if I do pick it up, I'm going in pretty blind.

  • Kinda, I don't watch trailers anymore but I still read some articles to see the new Pokemon, which I think many of them are butt ugly tbh.

  • Yup! Going for the media blackout this time. I've only seen the trailer with the three starters and the two legendaries. While I liked X and Y, it didn't feel super special to me after the full pokedex was spoiled for me. Honestly, this is the most excited I've been for a pokemon game in a while. I'm really looking forward to it!

  • To me, Pokemon seems like a totally unnecessary game to go media blackout on. It's not exactly like the games are particularly story heavy. Especially as we're coming off a few average games from the series, I want to know if the new one interests me before I take the plunge.

    I think I'm sold though, so I'm not gonna seek out anymore trailers. I want to see the final evolutions of the 3 starters though, so I know which one I want :)

  • I've already been completely spoiled... yesterday's trailer surprisingly seems to have confirmed the Chinese leak we've had about a month ago, which also pointed to there being no gyms and to Kanto Pokemon having Alolan version.

    I can't believe they went with a Fire/Fighting starter again.

  • @sonmi I'd mark more of your post as spoilers.

  • Only blackout for new Alola native Pokemon. Everything else I don't mind learning.

  • @Rayne5 I guess I'm more of the same. I'm not too intense on my desire to media blackout, its just something that...I've bought the game. I'm very content not seeing anything about it and just exploring it in-game.

    Pokemon always really hits you over the head with new features and how to use them. So seeing everything before hand makes me just mash the A button when I play the game.

  • @Stormcrownn agreed. I used to check out everything before the older games would come out and it was fine when I was young but as I've gotten older it really spoiled the experience. This time around the less I see of what jumps out at me in the wild, the better.

  • I really wish I could go on Media Blackout for the game, but my friends will be talking about every new little thing, the new Pokemon are always plastered over the internet, and I can't resist the news anyway.

    Like others have said though, lots of great new things are coming in this generation I believe. Can't wait for the game.

  • Seeing as Sun will be the first Pokemon game since Gold and Silver for me I'm trying to avoid as many spoilers as I can, though a few new Pokemon have been spoiled for me. It's really a pain using Twitter and trying to not get spoiled. So far I've had less spoilers than I did with Metal Gear Solid 5 though so that's good.

  • @ChaoticMeltdown Not bad. Have you played Heart Gold/Soul silver? I just picked up a copy (HeartGold goes for $55-$65, and SoulSilver for $70-$85). It's such a crazy good game, and the "remasters" are even better. You can transfer pokemon (one way, with two DS's...) from HG/SS to White/Black 1/2 then to X/Pokebank.

  • @Stormcrownn I have not, I do kind of want to check them out and I may just do so through emulation because those prices are pretty crazy in my opinion (though I did just pick up Yakuza 2 for 50$) I've recently been told that Pikachu is able to wear different costumes in some Pokemon game and that sold me immediately. Because Lucha Pikachu is what I truly need.

  • I tried to go on media blackout, but after that last trailer my classmates told me about everything and gave up. It would be great to be surprised for all those things, but I'm glad I watched the trailer.

  • I don't really see what there is to spoil lol. It's always the same "story". Random pokemon. Three starters. I hope some surprises do come up but I've always found pokemon to be completely lack of surprises. I still like it and play but yeah.

  • My uncle works for Nintendo and he's getting me a hush hush copy of Pokemon eclipse. Best of both plus you can catch Sonic!

  • I am indirectly just because I haven't actively looked up anything or come across too much since I don't pay attention to Nintendo. Pokemon is a game I always enjoy but I don't think I'll ever be really hyped unless it's another remaster of the first two generations or something really wild, but I don't see them doing anything too off formula in this series.