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Old 02-27-2019, 07:42 AM
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The clothes actually look quite British. The Steam Town looks like it's Manchester, which would make sense.
I love that the Lass now wears a British-style school uniform.
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:47 AM
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Gonna get a hyper fire rabbit and name it Max.

Needs a Sam counterpart though.
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:47 AM
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scorbunny is a clumsy portmanteau.

if I choose it I'm naming mine "Carliffer"
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:51 AM
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The grass monkey looks awful. It looks even worse than the last grass monkey.

I'm not huge on any of the starter designs, but darned if Sobble isn't the best name they've ever given a starter.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:05 AM
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scorbunny is a clumsy portmanteau.

if I choose it I'm naming mine "Carliffer"
I'm wondering if the pun's doing double duty and it's wearing a football kit. It's got the tape over the nose that was in vogue for a bit.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:07 AM
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Leaked: Pokémon Sword and Shield version exclusive Legendaries
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:08 AM
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Oh yeah totally. Scorbunny's design with the tape and the big feet and collar is very much referencing footie uniforms.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:08 AM
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It's named Scorbunny because it's a rich source of vitamin C.

It evolves into Rabbitflavin, then Rabbitinol.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:11 AM
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Could someone explain? Thank you. Always a blessing to not understand something on line!

e: I clicked on the twitter link; it's a reference to comic I have not read. Got it! Carry on.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:12 AM
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holy crap that was fast

this rules
Yeah, seriously!

I like the Water and Grass ones best, but I'm interested in how their final evolutions look. I played Fire Red (Squirtle), and Platinum (Chimchar), so if I pick up this one I ought to go Grass.
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Old 02-27-2019, 08:39 AM
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Never bring a Pokemon Sword to a Pokemon Gun fight.
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:33 AM
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Brexit evolves into Eurogon at level 30
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:48 AM
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I don't even care if the dress-up mini-game is gone because I am all about the female PC's knit sweater and hiking boots.
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:55 AM
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The inevitable Pokemon Sword / Shield / Gun.

So... we're expecting a portable form factor Switch update this year, then? Or is the switch 'good enough'?
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:03 AM
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I saw a rumor a while ago that there would be a smaller Switch released in 2019. My personal preference is portables with huge screens that I can play on the couch or in bed, and it's nice to be able to use the dock for multiplayer games. But I'm sure that here are a ton of parents who would love to save $50 or $100 on a Pokemon machine for their kids.
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:24 AM
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All the starters look good in action and I'd be torn between Footy Fire Bunny and Cheeky Grass Monkey, but it's kind of a moot point since I never actually play main-line Pokemon games in practice (Let's Go aside, but my starter there was Eevee and I ended up with both Charizard and Venusaur on my team). I'm too old for random encounters - if they wanted to tempt me they needed to use the map-visible encounters from LG, even if combined with the traditional wild battle mechanics.

Map-wise it's a little weird to have London north of Scotland, but I guess they needed the ultimate sports arena to be at the opposite end of the map from the idyllic starting town and just went for it.
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:34 AM
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so are the starters second types always the same now as well? so fire will be fighting water will be dark and grass is ghost?

Will this be the pokemon I beat? No. no it will not.
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:43 AM
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I saw someone elsewhere say Scorbunny should have been called Hopscorch, and now all I see is a missed opportunity. Fingers crossed for one of the evolved forms.
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:44 AM
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All the starters look good in action and I'd be torn between Footy Fire Bunny and Cheeky Grass Monkey Parrot
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:46 AM
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I guess we haven't had a grass/flying starter yet.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:01 AM
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:14 AM
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:15 AM
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I wonder if the fire bunny's gonna turn into another kung fu critter or wrestleman? If so, I hope they put a twist on it like Incineroar's Dark sub-typing.

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And we probably still won't. Think the last time we had a starter with a 4x weakness of any kind was Swampert back in Gen 3.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:17 AM
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I haven't played through a Pokemon since Blue, but I root for the games to do well because when they do (which is pretty much all the time, right?), Nintendo does as well. This looks really, really nice! Definitely digging the environments they showed.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:35 AM
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:37 AM
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And we probably still won't. Think the last time we had a starter with a 4x weakness of any kind was Swampert back in Gen 3.
Torterra (gen 4) was also quad-weak to ice.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:47 AM
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@ProfessorThorgi on Twitter notes the following:
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It's been about five hours since the Pokemon Direct and I have yet to see one single "I am Grookey" meme. Come on guys, it's a grass type with Groo in the name, they did like 90% of the work for you. #Grookey #GROOKEYGANG
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:54 AM
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I wonder if the fire bunny's gonna turn into another kung fu critter or wrestleman? If so, I hope they put a twist on it like Incineroar's Dark sub-typing.
But it's definitely footy-themed, so... what element is soccer?


Edit: Maybe Ground because it's played on dirt? (Well, on grass, but that's not an option.) Fire/Ground would be 4x weak to water, but it's *only* other weakness is Ground, every other weakness cancels out. That's kinda neat.
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:57 AM
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Decidueye isn't grass/flying but Rowlet sure is, which is also double weak to ice.

Chesnaught is double weak to flying, isn't it?
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Old 02-27-2019, 11:58 AM
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Lightning, because something something electrolytes
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