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2 minutes ago, sandman said:

Whats dexit?

 

is this game any good or not?

Dexit is the name coined for the fact that a lot of old Pokemon aren't in the game at all. There is only the Galar-region Dex, instead of the full Pokedex, and so anything not part of that can't be caught or traded into the game.

 

I'll find out if the game is good tonight/tomorrow. Some may get their hands on it before then and can give an answer earlier than me, but My guess is that it's going to be just as good as every other Pokemon game has been to date.

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1 hour ago, deKay said:

 

Hope they didn't pay the extra for the steelbook versions because they told me they'd probably run out and are going to supply normal versions instead.

 

I preordered late on Tuesday night and my ShopTo copy just turned up with the steelbook.

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24 minutes ago, CheekyLee said:

. Maybe the long-awaited Diamond and Pearl remakes to force people to buy them as a bridging device, too? Yes, it would be quite cynical, but if anybody thinks there is a game developer in the world who is above exploiting their audience for money then they haven't been paying attention.

 

 

 

I think this is very likely. Generation IV is particularly under-represented in this game and those two are next up in the order of remakes. I will pay money to get Honchkrow back. They have me where they want me.

 

 

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In the more recent games they have an indicator where, if you've already got the opposing Pokémon in your Pokedex (either seen or caught), it'll tell you on screen if the move is not very effective/effective/super effective against them before you pick it. I don't know if that's in this game but I'd be surprised if they've removed it.

 

 

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59 minutes ago, shirubagan said:

How's the weather in here today? Am I allowed to look forward to the cutesy animal catching game or do I have to wish death upon myself for having purchased this unholy affront to the sacred foundations of upstanding moral society?

 

Bit foggy, now's your chance.

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50 minutes ago, Jamie John said:

I haven't played Pokémon for years. Are there still 20-odd elements that require the use of a chart to help you remember what is and isn't effective against each element?

 

This shit:

 

Pokemon-Lets-Go-Type-Chart.jpg

 

If so, I'm not sure I can be bothered.

 

There's only been 3 types added since Red and Blue. But that chart is... mostly accurate. Except, well, most pokemon aren't just one type any more. They're flying/fire, bug/poison, Water/ground. Which means you have to mash both their weaknesses together. So Scisor, who is bug/steel, would take 4x Fire damage.

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7 minutes ago, Pixelbark said:

 

There's only been 3 types added since Red and Blue. But that chart is... mostly accurate. Except, well, most pokemon aren't just one type any more. They're flying/fire, bug/poison, Water/ground. Which means you have to mash both their weaknesses together. So Scisor, who is bug/steel, would take 4x Fire damage.

 

Are Normal-type Pokémon still the best, then, seeing as they can learn the biggest variety of moves?

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2 minutes ago, Jamie John said:

 

Are Normal-type Pokémon still the best, then, seeing as they can learn the biggest variety of moves?

They're the worst, like always heh. You get a damage bonus when you use a move matching your pokemon's type, so if you use a fire move with a normal type it does less damage than if you used the same move with a fire type with the same attack stat. They get a bonus for normal type moves, but they're not supereffective against anything, so....meh. I'm not an expert though, there's probably some meta reason why they're amazing that I don't know about :P

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They can have good coverage and versatility, but they don't get STAB (Same type attack boost) on the elemental moves they can learn. This sounds super jargon-y but it just means if an electric type Pokémon does an electric type move it'll do 50% more damage.  Normal type Pokémon can only have this boost on normal type moves, whereas a Pokémon with dual typing can have STAB on two types of move.

 

Also normal type moves are not super effective against anything. Also a weakness to fighting can be a problem as fighting moves are very common, so normal is seen as one of the weaker defensive types as it doesn't resist anything and has a notable weakness.  Ideally you want good coverage across your team, so some of your Pokémon can specialise a bit as long as the rest of the team can cover their weaknesses.

 

 

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The single best attack in the game is Explosion, which has base damage of 250. There is also the really heavy-hitting Return and Body Slam, the second of which has a good chance to inflict Paralysis. These are all Normal type attacks. Also, Normal is only weak to Fighting. It's far from the worst type, and pure Normal is pretty solid defensively. Ask any Snorlax...

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8 minutes ago, Jamie John said:

Oh. I was sure I'd heard that Normal were the best. Shows what I know a out Pokémon...

 

Well, some were, Slaking with Hyper beam used to be an absolute beast and would sweep teams up for fun, but then they changed Hyper beam from physical to special at one point. As such, no where near as good.

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4 hours ago, deKay said:

 

Hope they didn't pay the extra for the steelbook versions because they told me they'd probably run out and are going to supply normal versions instead.

 

Which steelbook will you be missing? I have ordered Sword and don't really want it.

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But what about type resistances deKay!

 

I've also avoided the vast majority of the madness surrounding the game, and am looking forward to getting stuck in (although Amazon still haven't dispatched mine :unsure:). Also avoided spoilers so discovering some new pokemon will be fun! Ordered sword because under no circumstances can I say no to a duck with a sword made out of a leak.

 

Eurogamer seem very down on it. IGN absoluetly gushing about it. Presumably the truth is somewhere in the middle :)

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1 hour ago, tnman said:

 

Which steelbook will you be missing? I have ordered Sword and don't really want it.


I cancelled my order so neither. Bought elsewhere. It’s not that I wanted the steel book, but if I’m paying for it I’m sure as hell want it to arrive. Bought the cheaper non-steel book ones instead.

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