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Oct 01, 2019    7:42 PM
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Pokémon Sword & Shield Will Feature 18 Gyms As Part Of A Major & Minor League!
https://www.thegamer.com/pokemon-sword-s...e-18-gyms/

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Pokémon Sun & Moon did away with Pokémon Gyms and now Pokémon Sword & Shield is going to the other extreme by having eighteen Gyms in the Galar region.

The typical Pokémon journey involves traveling the region and defeating eight Gym Leaders in order to win their Badge. The player needs all eight Badges in order to challenge the Elite Four and the Champion. Pokémon Sun & Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon replaced the Gym Leaders with the Island Challenge, which included tasks outside of Pokémon battles.

It seems that the Galar region is more in love with Pokémon Gyms than Alola, as Game Informer has revealed (via Serebii) that Pokémon Sword & Shield will include eighteen Gyms. The Gyms will be broken down into a Major league and a Minor league, with both games featuring different Gyms in each league.

The existence of a Major & Minor league for Pokémon Gyms is another reference to soccer, as the UK has the Premier League at the top of the sport and several minor leagues below it. There is a process of promotion and relegation, which can allow different teams to enter or leave the Premier League depending on their performance.

The other interesting aspect of having eighteen Pokémon Gyms is that there are currently eighteen different Pokémon types, which suggests that every type will be represented in a single generation for the first time. It's possible that they could bring back the concept of the Double Battle Gym just to prevent a Dark-type Gym from existing, but the fact that there are eighteen Gyms suggests that Game Freak will finally give the Dark-type its due.

The Gym Leader challenge has provided some of the most memorable battles in the Pokémon series, with the fights against characters like Whitney and Fantina being some of the challenging moments in the history of the games. Pokémon Sword & Shield might have done away with the Elite Four, but they have doubled down on Gym Leaders for the player to battle.

Pokémon Sword & Shield will be released for the Nintendo Switch on November 15.

18 gyms!


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Oct 02, 2019    11:34 AM
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This looks promising...

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Oct 02, 2019    4:26 PM
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i now am wondering how long this game is going to be. is it gonna be as long as a regular pokemon game or will it be similar in length to a game like xenoblade 2. they did say in a recent interview that this game was a 9/10 in terms of difficulty to develop so idk


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Oct 02, 2019    9:01 PM
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How long is Xenoblade 2?


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Oct 03, 2019    5:43 PM
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took me like a week and a half of nonstop playing to beat that game


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Oct 03, 2019    6:00 PM
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(Oct 03, 2019 5:43 PM)Endou wrote:

took me like a week and a half of nonstop playing to beat that game

Darside said you're a slow player. It took him 2 days.


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Oct 03, 2019    8:11 PM
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he must have been playing on easy :l


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I am hoping for an extended game but at the same time the faster the game ends the faster I start competitive breeding.


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Oct 04, 2019    6:57 PM
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(Oct 04, 2019 4:56 PM)FlameTheDragon wrote:

I am hoping for an extended game but at the same time the faster the game ends the faster I start competitive breeding.

You can give me some of those competitive eggs Grin


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(Oct 04, 2019 6:57 PM)Avia wrote:

(Oct 04, 2019 4:56 PM)FlameTheDragon wrote:

I am hoping for an extended game but at the same time the faster the game ends the faster I start competitive breeding.

You can give me some of those competitive eggs Grin
You can get the non-shiny ones.

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Oct 05, 2019    11:03 AM
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(Oct 05, 2019 8:31 AM)FlameTheDragon wrote:

(Oct 04, 2019 6:57 PM)Avia wrote:

(Oct 04, 2019 4:56 PM)FlameTheDragon wrote:

I am hoping for an extended game but at the same time the faster the game ends the faster I start competitive breeding.

You can give me some of those competitive eggs Grin
You can get the non-shiny ones.
That's not a very nice way to treat your customers FTD :/

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Oct 05, 2019    12:09 PM
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I have to wait till someone cracks rng breeding for the new game then I gotta get my egg seed in a non homebrew method to figure out what I need to do. Might take a while thinking about it.


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False Alarm, there are 18 gyms in the region but we only battle 8 :[


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(Oct 09, 2019 12:43 PM)Endou wrote:

False Alarm, there are 18 gyms in the region but we only battle 8 :[

Hmm, I think I read the gym changes seasonally, so that means we can re-battle them anytime? The in-game season changes fairly quickly.


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Oct 10, 2019    7:54 PM
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would be cool if, depending on the season, you fought different gym leaders, but i don't think that's gonna happen


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Oct 10, 2019    9:29 PM
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Endou you're such a bummer.


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Oct 12, 2019    8:17 AM
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Gen 5's season system was so good.


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