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OK, here's where this thread is standing, with the unlocking:

Given the widespread backlash and complaining about certain aspects of the work (i.e. Dexit), we wanted to communicate very clearly what we are not willing to put up with: prolonged, circular complaining (or wonking).

Of course, with a controversial subject that has a large impact on the gameplay, Dexit is in one of those areas where there it may be on-topic to discuss it, but the nature of that discussion can wildly vary. As has been said elsewhere, we ix-nayed discussion of Dexit entirely because it never seemed to happen without devolving into that kind of complaining.

However, we're willing to unlock the thread after this 3-day cooldown period because the Pokemon General thread has been stable enough. And -

Can I discuss Dexit?

Yes. But if there is prolonged wonking on it, the thread just becomes an echo chamber of complaints and we do not like that. No one likes that. The same rules as ever apply. Be a constructive, healthy space. Have conversations about what you like, and what you don't like, but the thread should not get locked into a series of bitter complaints.

If you have questions or concerns about mod implementation or action, we have a thread for that here.

Alright? Thank you all for waiting this out. I hope we're all good now.

Edited by nombretomado on Nov 18th 2019 at 5:49:02 AM

JTTWlover No love for you from Chinese Heaven Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
No love for you
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:03:19 AM

Moon Rabbits. The Wiggypuff line, that evolves by the moon stone. Also female Nidoran.

If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. Toni Morrison
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:03:46 AM

You know, with the new region being based in Britain, and the new games being named Sword and Shield, I wondered if the legendaries would be based on Excalibur and Avalon, but the latter is a sheath.

The sheath is unnamed outside of the Fate-verse. Avalon is normally an island

RAlexa21th Cuteness lover from California Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Cuteness lover
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:03:56 AM

Too bad that Team Plasma got the Knight-themed villain already.

A lesson without pain is meaningless.
Zeromaeus Mighty No. 51345 from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:04:04 AM

King Arthur totes had a named shield. It was named (wikipedia save me) Wynebgwrthucher Pridwen.

Mega Man fanatic extraordinaire
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:08:43 AM

The fire starter reminds me of something out of a western cartoon. Western Animation/Animaniacs, to be exact. I like the water one too. Can't decide which of the two to pick.

JTTWlover No love for you from Chinese Heaven Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
No love for you
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:09:29 AM

They’re so cute I can’t decide which one to choose!!!

Edited by JTTWlover on Feb 27th 2019 at 4:10:05 PM

If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. Toni Morrison
Mizerous Zappy Zappy Lady from Normura Land Relationship Status: Brewing the love potion
Zappy Zappy Lady
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:10:26 AM

Looks fun, but it seems a little like a 3DS game with the graphics.

See Ya!
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:16:41 AM

So looks like they basically took the Sun and Moon graphic style and upres'd it to basic console levels and I'm actually A-OK with that. My expectations were pretty mild in regards to presentation (just not like Let's Go) and that was about the minimum I expected. It remains to be seen how the whole region will turn out, but I like how the cities actually look like cities now. Both default trainer designs look decent enough, though I'm not a fan of the male MC's instrument case of a backpack. That's going to be swapped out ASAP. Now the evil team better be knife-wielding hooligans who speak with borderline incomprehensible northern dialects.

The starters, my kneejerk reaction is to go with the rabbit since that's my favorite animal of the three but we'll see how the evolutions go. A soccer-themed rabbit absolutely screams Fire/Fighting.

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Zeromaeus Mighty No. 51345 from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:16:50 AM

I mostly just hope its evolutions look good. I can forgive repeated typing if it feels good to throw the thing out.

Mega Man fanatic extraordinaire
BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:17:03 AM

Mizerous: I disagree. Yes, they’re a pretty typical Pokémon style, but the detail of the environments, the sense of distance to some of the background elements, and the shading in the character and Pokémon models would break a 3DS.

Edited by BadWolf21 on Feb 27th 2019 at 9:17:35 AM

UdtheImp Screw the Lion! from Stamford, CT Relationship Status: How YOU doin'?
Screw the Lion!
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:17:30 AM

Too bad that Team Plasma got the Knight-themed villain already.
Maybe something else, indicative of stereotypical villains of the region? Like chavs? Dastardly vaudeville like villains? IRA type militantsMods?

That's going to be swapped out ASAP. Now the evil team better be knife-wielding hooligans who speak with borderline incomprehensible northern dialects.
Definitely better idea. Maybe we can have two hooligan gangs as the villains, both of whom are rivals due to being initially crazed fanboys of two different football clubs.

Edited by UdtheImp on Feb 27th 2019 at 10:20:27 AM

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Zeromaeus Mighty No. 51345 from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:18:30 AM

Something about Brit Punk. Maybe a music based villain team?

Mega Man fanatic extraordinaire
BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:20:05 AM

Because Hawaii is so known for its street gangs?

The villain team may or may not be thematic to the region.

WolfThunder Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:20:54 AM

[up][up] "Team Bolero". "Team Symphony". "The PokeMaestros". "Orchestra of Pokemon".

Edited by WolfThunder on Feb 27th 2019 at 7:21:04 AM

The storm has now resided, the wolf now rests.
KusaMigeru Interesting Person #928 from Oval Link Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Interesting Person #928
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:22:21 AM

Playing on the Brit Punk: while Dark-type would be an obvious choice for the leader's specialization, maybe Electric would be an interesting second choice?

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MileRun Possibly just a glitch. from where you aren't looking Relationship Status: It was just a setback
Possibly just a glitch.
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:23:26 AM

Kind of interesting that the Hall of Fame theme was used as the central musical motif for the trailer. I wonder if that was an arbitrary choice, or if it ties into the central themes of the games.

wild mass guessGalar is the region that started the institution of the Pokemon League, and its first league champion (the first champion ever) is a King Arthur-esque figure.wild mass guess

...what the?
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:24:11 AM

I don't think the villain teams have ever been based on anything in the actual region? Galar looks a bit more thematic than usual, but I'm not ready to rule out it having mad scientists running around

HandsomeRob High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood! from Holey Brotherhood Lair Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood!
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:24:29 AM

Sword and Shield huh?

Looks cool. Can't wait to see what the new pokes for the region are beyond the starters.

Read this post for my theory
Zeromaeus Mighty No. 51345 from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:24:38 AM

What else do we have to go on? For all we know, they'll be themed around the greek gods or hollywood entertainers or mimes.

Mega Man fanatic extraordinaire
BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:25:32 AM

Hylarn: I was going to say the same thing, but Team Rocket are Yakuza, and Team Flare are very fashion-focused. So there IS precedent. But it’s not overwhelming.

SapphireBlue squish from California Relationship Status: In another castle
squish
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:25:57 AM

I'm not terribly impressed with the starters, but it's hard to judge them until you see their third forms anyway. They're all cute, for sure. Love the scenery and the general aesthetics of the region, though - it looks gorgeous.

BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:27:06 AM

Milerun: The idea that the Pokémon League structure originated in Galar is interesting, and would provide a cool contrast with Alola, where it largely didn’t exist.

MileRun Possibly just a glitch. from where you aren't looking Relationship Status: It was just a setback
Possibly just a glitch.
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:27:23 AM

Were there any signs or props in the trailer that looked like they could be based on new Pokemon? There was a wind vane, but it looked like a Fletchling rather than a new bird.

...what the?
WolfThunder Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Feb 27th 2019 at 7:27:34 AM

[up][up][up][up][up] Not much. One idea that I had is that this Generation's equivalent of the Guardian Deities could be based off of the Knights of the Round Table.

Edited by WolfThunder on Feb 27th 2019 at 7:27:41 AM

The storm has now resided, the wolf now rests.

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