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Exclusive Details On Pokémon Sword And Shield's Development

In this excerpt from The Game Informer Show podcast, Ben Hanson and Brian Shea talk about their trip to Game Freak alongside Ben Reeves for the magazine’s new cover story on Pokémon Sword and Shield for the Nintendo Switch. They talk about…

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  1. is it possible that what they mean is that there will be 10 gyms that are unnecessary for completion kinda like the fighting dojos in older games?

  2. the guy that mentioned he didn't understand why the fanbase wouldn't be excited about auto-save clearly has never tried to hunt a shiny legendary

  3. 6:07 To clarify, The Pokémon Company spearheads all business activity in Japan, and they produced the majority of revenue for the Pokémon franchise. Nintendo doesn't even publish the games in Japan; TPC does it all themselves.

    Technically, with The Pokémon Company at their back, Game Freak has all the money they need to produce projects without Nintendo. However, they need the brand name of Nintendo in order to sell the games globally. This is why Nintendo handles all international licensing and publishing for Pokémon.

  4. I'm sure it's not a bond, cuz people would complain that they now need to breed AND then grow that bond for ultimate min-maxing. My money would be on a system that let's you customize your pokemon however you want, natures and such, but maybe only for your online battle pass. So if you actually WANT perfect pokemon you still have to put in the work, but if you just battle online you just need the pokemon in your box.

  5. Pokemon is simple… yet there's like an insane amount of depth and grinding if you really want to min-max things ;p That's the funny part, there's something for everyone, as long as you're into that style of game.

  6. the pokemon games wont change from the starter types as most games or media has fire water and grass in the same triangle so new plays can easily work out which works on what, as fans we now fighting steel fairy is a triangle but to a new person who is just starting the game you wouldn't automatically know which is best even with logic, where as you are thought early in life water puts out fire, fire burns plants, plants absorb water logically easy to work out

  7. I love how Game Freak didn't want to tell them exactly by how much Dynamax multiplies stats when we can clearly see in screenshots that HP goes up by 50%.

  8. I don't know how to feel about as in Pokemon I never played Pokemon let's go pikachu and eevee but hopefully we can cheat the system to get our op Pokemon

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