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* Why are so many of the wild Pokemon available in the Isle of Armor so much higher level in Sword than they are in Shield? I don't see any given reason and it makes it more of a hassle early on in that game.


* The part during the Opal battle where Opal asks the player what her age is. For background, the choices are "16" and "88", and taking one good look at Opal, you'll know that "88" is the obvious correct choice, but apparently it's still counted wrong in the game because Opal doesn't like being called old and wants a player to say that she's younger. I know it's PlayedForLaughs, but doesn't this seem like cheating on Opal's part? The entire point of a quiz is to answer questions correctly, and "88" is the correct choice, so it should be considered correct. It just seems unprofessional in addition to bad sportsmanship, to give the player a stat downgrade just because you don't like like being called old. Imagine being a trainer participating in the gym challenge who did tons of research on the gym leader knowing that the gym was quiz themed, only to get hit by a stat downgrade and called "insensitive" by the gym leader for answering a question the way it's intended to. It's basically the same equivalent of a game show host asking the question "What kind of ingredients do you put on a sandwich?" and counting "mayonnaise" wrong because he doesn't like mayonnaise.

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* The part during the Opal battle where Opal asks the player what her age is. For background, the choices are "16" and "88", and taking one good look at Opal, you'll know that "88" is the obvious correct choice, but apparently it's still counted wrong in the game because Opal doesn't like being called old and wants a player to say that she's younger. I know it's PlayedForLaughs, but doesn't this seem like cheating on Opal's part? The entire point of a quiz is to answer questions correctly, and "88" is the correct choice, so technically it should be considered correct. It just seems unprofessional in addition to bad sportsmanship, to give the player a stat downgrade just because you don't like like being called old.correct. Imagine being a trainer participating in the gym challenge who did tons of research on the gym leader knowing that the gym was quiz themed, only to get hit by a stat downgrade and called "insensitive" by the gym leader for answering a question the way it's intended to. It's basically the same equivalent of a game show host asking the question "What kind of ingredients do you put on a sandwich?" and counting "mayonnaise" wrong because he doesn't like mayonnaise.


* The part during the Opal battle where Opal asks the player what her age is. For background, the choices are "16" and "88", and taking one good look at Opal, you'll know that "88" is the obvious correct choice, but apparently it's still counted wrong in the game because Opal doesn't like being called old and wants a player to say that she's younger. I know it's PlayedForLaughs, but doesn't this seem like cheating on Opal's part? The entire point of the challenge is to answer quiz questions correctly, and "88" is the correct choice, so it should be considered correct. It just seems really unprofessional, in addition to bad sportsmanship, to give the player a stat downgrade just because you don't like being called "old". Think of all the innocent trainers participating in the gym challenge who did tons of research on the gym leader knowing that the gym was quiz themed, only to get hit by a stat downgrade and called "insensitive" by the gym leader for answering the age question the way it's intended to. You'd think Opal was a scumbag screwing over the trainers. It's basically the same equivalent of a game show host asking the question "What kind of ingredients do you put on a sandwich?" and counting "mayonnaise" wrong because he doesn't like mayonnaise.

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* The part during the Opal battle where Opal asks the player what her age is. For background, the choices are "16" and "88", and taking one good look at Opal, you'll know that "88" is the obvious correct choice, but apparently it's still counted wrong in the game because Opal doesn't like being called old and wants a player to say that she's younger. I know it's PlayedForLaughs, but doesn't this seem like cheating on Opal's part? The entire point of the challenge a quiz is to answer quiz questions correctly, and "88" is the correct choice, so it should be considered correct. It just seems really unprofessional, unprofessional in addition to bad sportsmanship, to give the player a stat downgrade just because you don't like like being called "old". Think of all the innocent trainers old. Imagine being a trainer participating in the gym challenge who did tons of research on the gym leader knowing that the gym was quiz themed, only to get hit by a stat downgrade and called "insensitive" by the gym leader for answering the age a question the way it's intended to. You'd think Opal was a scumbag screwing over the trainers.to. It's basically the same equivalent of a game show host asking the question "What kind of ingredients do you put on a sandwich?" and counting "mayonnaise" wrong because he doesn't like mayonnaise.


*** Are you implying that a movie is a good reason to not pursue an energy source? If anything, I think that now is the perfect time to start using nuclear because fossil fuels (including natural gas) are making our planet uninhabitable, and other energy sources can't fill the gap.

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*** Are you implying that a movie is a good reason to not pursue an energy source? If anything, I think that now is the perfect time to start using nuclear because fossil fuels (including natural gas) are making our planet uninhabitable, and other energy sources can't fill the gap.

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*** The trainers are likely protected to an extent by their Dynamax Bands. If Dynamax Power can make barriers for Pokemon, they should be able to create barriers for people, too.



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*** The issue with the above idea is that Runerigus' rune "stone" body is specifically said to be made out of clay (hence its Ground typing) rather than actual stone. Plus even if it used the rock archway for material, it wouldn't explain why it needs that specific location when there is stone all over Galar.

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** Either the lowest-seniority Gym Leader sits out, or (in recent tournaments) Piers might just volunteer to stay home since he hates Dynamaxing so much. He skips the Opening Ceremony too, so it would be in-character. He might've only competed this year because Opal was already sitting out, plus Marnie would be a contestant for the first time.

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** It is a Rock type move, maybe their thick wool makes their bodies just too soft to perform the attack?

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* Why are Wooloo able to roll away from danger, but can't learn Rollout to defend themselves?

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*** That makes sense. I kinda figured it was a balancing issue (at least for the Fighting-type ones), but I wasn't 100% sure.

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** Most likely because their effect of boosting the user and their allies Attack/Special Attack is simply such a strong effect. Reducing their base power compared to other Max Moves was probably an attempt to balance that.

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* Why are the Fighting- and Poison-type Max Moves not as strong as those of the other types?

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** There are 18 gym leaders active in this region, even if we personally don't get to see all of them, that's more than enough for anyone interested in entering the competition to find one and get an endorsement. If a trainer can't be bothered to travel to a town with a gym leader they're not going to bother with a challenge that involves travelling all over the region in the first place.


** Even underpowered Calyrex is noted to be able to "influence" the will of its steed, so perhaps that plays a part (certainly in the "taming" scene we see Calyrex send it own blue energy into the body of its steed) . Ghost may be super effective against Psychic, but its not resistant to it, so mental domination is quite possible. Also, for the initial win in ancient times at least this was Calyrex running off the power it gained from the support and adoration of the people, perhaps effectively making it a much higher level than Glastrier/Spectrier were back then.

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** Even underpowered Calyrex is noted to be able to "influence" the will of its steed, so perhaps that plays a part (certainly in the "taming" scene we see Calyrex send it own blue energy into the body of its steed) . Ghost may be super effective against Psychic, but its not resistant to it, so mental domination is quite possible. Also, for the initial win in ancient times at least this was Calyrex running off the power it gained from the support and adoration of the people, perhaps effectively making it a much higher level than Glastrier/Spectrier were back then. The reins are also said to play a important part.

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** Even underpowered Calyrex is noted to be able to "influence" the will of its steed, so perhaps that plays a part (certainly in the "taming" scene we see Calyrex send it own blue energy into the body of its steed) . Ghost may be super effective against Psychic, but its not resistant to it, so mental domination is quite possible. Also, for the initial win in ancient times at least this was Calyrex running off the power it gained from the support and adoration of the people, perhaps effectively making it a much higher level than Glastrier/Spectrier were back then.

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