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Pokemon Director Confirms not all Pokemon will be included in Sword/Shield
Jun 11, 2019    9:00 PM
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Pokemon Director Confirms not all Pokemon will be included in Sword/Shield
In the Nintendo Treehouse gameplay demo following the Nintendo Direct today Sword/Shield director Junichi Masuda stated the following: (image is a direct translation from Japanese spoke live):

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It's unconfirmed how many Pokemon will be included or how many will be cut, but it appears that we might potentially have only a handful of Pokemon even included in Sword/Shield. Possibly even only enough to provide for the story playthrough.

A full list of Pokemon confirmed to appear can be found here at Serebii.com

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Jun 11, 2019    9:03 PM
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That's kinda expected. I do hope for a large dex though similar to X/Y.


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Jun 12, 2019    4:36 AM
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Since they mention development time, they'll probably release more over time, like PoGo.
But IMO its healthy that they're putting balance ahead of a complete collection.


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Jun 12, 2019    4:55 PM
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RE: Pokemon Director Confirms not all Pokemon will be included in Sword/Shield
I bet/hope the "deluxe" (i.e Emerald, BW2, USUM) version will have the complete dex as a selling point. To be fair 900+ is a lot of Pokemon, more than most would ever use. From the perspective of most players who just beat the story and play little else coding in every mon seems tedious. Still, part of the charm of Pokemon for me was the endless battling, trading, breeding, and collecting you could do post game. I just hope the ones they include are enough quantity and variety to make it diverse. I don't want it to be like the days of RBY (or I guess if you were battling competitively in LGP/E) where there's 151 but with evolution its more like 60 total choices of Pokemon to use. It also just sucks that some people might not get to have access to their favorite Pokemon.

Pyroar still unconfirmed for safe O_O

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Jun 13, 2019    12:38 PM
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Apparently Mega Evolutions and Z-Moves will not be returning either and basically replaced by the Dynamax thing. As for adding more Pokemon later I think it's already been confirmed that Gamefreak doesn't intend to add them.


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Jun 13, 2019    4:29 PM
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That's too bad. Mega Evolutions have grown on me. I don't care about the Z-Moves though.


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(Jun 13, 2019 4:29 PM)Avia wrote:

That's too bad. Mega Evolutions have grown on me. I don't care about the Z-Moves though.

Pretty much this exactly. There were a few that I enjoyed watching but the system as a whole was meh to me.


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It sounds like based on the cuts were not going to see many Pokemon of similar physiology. I.e, Butterfree is confirmed to be in, so we likely wont be seeing Beautifly or it's line of evolutions. I suppose a big thing to watch out for to guess if your faves are in is if any similar Pokemon make it first.

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I'm really excited for Drednaw. My first run through will likely be with Scorbunny & Drednaw, so then I have both fire & water. I can only be disappointed if Drednaw doesn't evolve. Corviknight & Wooloo I'm not sure of. I would like to see Wooloo get an elemental evolution, and I'd like Corviknight to have a pre-form. Like Pidgey, Tailow, etc.

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