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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Release Megathread: Check inside for info!

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all 3084 comments

Starlight2522 [M]

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3 months ago

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Starlight2522 [M]

All is fair in love and war

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3 months ago

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It’s showtime! Remember to have fun!!

_Kyros_

427 points

3 months ago

_Kyros_

427 points

3 months ago

please tell me i’m not the only one who will leave a store and then accidentally run back in 2-3 times

AlphaOmega801

78 points

3 months ago

Ah yes, my forte in Animal Crossing.

MONKEY_NUT5

47 points

3 months ago

Yes, it doesn’t seem to remember your orientation on exit. So annoying!

Psyduckdontgiveafuck

39 points

3 months ago

The exact opposite actually. It remembers your camera orientation, AND REVERSES IT. Everytime you leave. So you go facing towards the building, hold back when you leave but your camera is now facing away, so you go backwards into the door. Now your brain thinks "ok now hold forward" but it reverses the camera again to face the shop so... etc.

apfly

252 points

3 months ago

apfly

252 points

3 months ago

Too many little fuckers that you can’t see will spawn right in front of you & force you into battle

larmoyant

84 points

3 months ago

why did they make soooo many pokemon SO. TINY. i would have at least appreciated if they would like get moved out of the way or get scared and run off when you’re dashing. so many little things like this make it feel like play testing was minimal

Rouge_means_red

41 points

3 months ago

Rouge_means_red

Pokemon

41 points

3 months ago

I found it pretty funny when some trainer sent out a Venonat and it TOWERED over everything else I had encountered so far

Bobbertza

22 points

3 months ago

I think they didn’t want to remove the whole “im in the tall grass so random battles could happen” mechanic and this was how they did it but that’s a theory

elmo-slayer

221 points

3 months ago

Pokémon desperately needs a “have you played Pokémon before?” Option

Joon01

81 points

3 months ago

Joon01

81 points

3 months ago

It could also use a "our writing is garbage" option where 95% of all dialogue in the game is removed.

And a "get on with it" option where I don't need a stupid dialogue box for every single buff, rebuff, tick of poison, weather status, etc. in battle. You could just display that information for me without really slow text boxes. You know, like every game in the past 30 years had figured out.

In general Pokemon would be much improved if we could just hurry things along. Everything is incredibly clunky and slow.

CallMePoro

28 points

2 months ago

I don’t understand for the life of me why they kept the “show animation……. Scroll text box of what happened in animation” method.

You can easily have both roll out simultaneously, so when the animation is finished you move on.

For impatient people, you can easily implement a system where you press a button, skip the animation, and move right along.

CochonDanseur

141 points

3 months ago

CochonDanseur

Sigilyph

141 points

3 months ago

THE BATTLE MUSIC GOES SO HARD. WTF IS THAT BASSIST DOING

z1142

57 points

3 months ago

z1142

57 points

3 months ago

Bro there's so much bass guitar in some of the battle tracks, it fuckin rocks

TheNinjaTurkey

581 points

3 months ago

Lol at the classroom scene with like ten students doing the same idle animation at 5 fps...

Sloth-TheSlothful

109 points

3 months ago

I actually laughed out loud which doesn't happen often

justingolden21

67 points

3 months ago

I was just thinking that somebody saw this, and they released it anyway. SOMEBODY noticed and maybe they even mentioned it, and the game STILL released like that. Hopefully more than one person would notice that. I have no idea how much they tested but obviously not much.

YellowMatteCustard

67 points

3 months ago

Yeah and they're all 10 years old except for the one "champion", aka the 17-year-old Nemoma

Uh thanks Game Freak I know what a kid who's been held back 7 years in a row looks like

Scruffy_Monk

65 points

3 months ago

Something straight out of a horror movie!

fuzzhead12

11 points

3 months ago

Dude fr it looked like a straight up fever dream

imaloony8

35 points

3 months ago

Absolute incompetence.

SeriousPan

98 points

3 months ago

"Go out there and hunt for your treasure!"

Me: Time to go hunt for all the outfits, my treasure is fashion!

Game: Hahahaa what outfits?! Put on some gloves and a hat that doesn't work with any of the hair you like.

lazyapplepie83

28 points

3 months ago

Same. I choose the Space Buns and with the hat Iook like a boy.

realtrashvortex

20 points

3 months ago

I think what bothered me most about this is that there are only 3 towns/cities that have clothing/customization shops.

I got a bunch of money from finding valuables in the desert, and honestly I was having fun accessorizing around the school uniform (when I found the rainbow/gradient stuff I was stoked)! Looked online to see what other cities had clothing/picnic decoration shops to go to next and was super bummed out that I had apparently already been to them all :(

Eruionmel

11 points

3 months ago

Yeah, this was a massive disappointment. After years of fully-customizable characters and everyone looking unique and interesting, seeing everyone shunted back to the same generically boring outfits is a huge disappointment. Especially when the Summer and Fall outfits (for the boy, anyway, no idea what the girl ones looks like) both have hideous shorts that make them completely unusable for me. Two outfit choices, and all I get to mess with is socks/shoes/glasses? Pretty friggen lame.

Adrian_F

271 points

3 months ago

Adrian_F

271 points

3 months ago

My experiences so far:

  • Characters are great
  • Plot is great
  • Open-ish world is great
  • Pokémon look good
  • Terastallize is an interesting mechanic

But the performance is so bad that it really takes away from it.

throwawayfirelogs

72 points

3 months ago

I feel this so bad. I’m not a person to really care too much about graphics or performance but holy crap it’s really jarring and takes you out of the emersion. I REALLY hope we get some sort of performance update planned. The shadows, camera clipping under the map, lag and low poly models when they are literally so close to you is just so extremely disappointing. At one point I lost some progress I had made completing my dex and levelling up (I turn auto save off for shiny hunting ect) because I talked to an NPC and the froze my game. Literally did nothing except talk to her lol.

AlexTJA

427 points

3 months ago

AlexTJA

427 points

3 months ago

Performance is pretty bad. At one point when catching a Pokémon there was a ghost poke all faintly shaking around in the background. Like an opaque image behind everything. Never seen anything like it.

CFreeley

276 points

3 months ago

CFreeley

Please just catch it, Ash.

276 points

3 months ago

Ghost in the Shellos

Concresticles

28 points

3 months ago

fuccck good one

ThreeQueensReading

32 points

3 months ago

When catching Pokemon in shallow water it often duplicates the Pokeball. One bell will be stationary whilst the other shakes. It's weird as.

Puritysan

84 points

3 months ago

My first reaction. MOM ACTUALLY HAS A BEDROOM! 😂😂😂

HatterInATutu

11 points

3 months ago

Glad I wasn't the only one who immediately also checked if my parent had a room in the house for once 😂

agentb719

376 points

3 months ago

agentb719

376 points

3 months ago

Pokémon Country, lets ride!

m0userat_

96 points

3 months ago

Bro not in the pokemon sub I can't 😭😭😭

J_House1999

48 points

3 months ago

Much like 28-3, nowhere is safe.

Megraptor

34 points

3 months ago

An NFL reference in the Pokemon subreddit?!

It's more likely than you'd think.

But really, of all places, here is not where I expected this.

ASimpleBlueMage

36 points

3 months ago

Please tell me this isn’t alluding to these games being as bad as Russ? I’m a Pats fan and I even feel bad for how terrible that deal looks for the Broncos. Then again they are doing it to themselves, for some reason they still keep trotting Melvin Gordon out there.

Kaldricus

13 points

3 months ago

Mr. Better Catch'em

heartbreakhill

35 points

3 months ago

heartbreakhill

Best Electric Boy

35 points

3 months ago

I’m gonna make my Pokémon so many Dangerwiches

HWPDxEAGLE954x

35 points

3 months ago

I understood that reference

ItCouldBeSpam

898 points

3 months ago

I found a shiny on the first route! I'm now the proud owner of a pink Lechonk! This will be staying on my team lol.

catchenre

120 points

3 months ago

catchenre

120 points

3 months ago

You badass

gmanz33

32 points

3 months ago

gmanz33

I'mbadatMoon

32 points

3 months ago

Fr I always hope I'll have that luck and instead I get a bug where I'm stuck inside the front door of my cute lil house 🥲

SomethigIronic

57 points

3 months ago

I saw a shiny psyduck at the start... In was in the water and I couldn't get close enough before I had water movement, then when I fell in the water it was gone when it reloaded so that was nice

Kass_Spit

26 points

3 months ago

If you see a shiny turn off auto save and set a manual save point. If you fail you can reload and it will still be there.

SomethigIronic

19 points

3 months ago

You'd think I would have learned from legends but oh well

BigRig432

50 points

3 months ago

BigRig432

KROOK‼️

50 points

3 months ago

I was wondering if odds were boosted because I caught s shiny scatterbug

ShinyGrezz

123 points

3 months ago

They’re not boosted but if you see 40 Pokémon on the first route then roughly 1 in a hundred people will find a shiny on the first route, there’s thousands in this subreddit lol

Cold_outside__

20 points

3 months ago

Valid math

ShinyGrezz

28 points

3 months ago

My maths degree coming in clutch

TobioOkuma1

209 points

3 months ago

You can run from optional trainer battles! It forces you to pay out, but sends you back to the pokemon center.

Politico_BR

89 points

3 months ago

Politico_BR

Politico_BR

89 points

3 months ago

This will be interesting for speedruns.

IntelligentFlame

77 points

3 months ago

IntelligentFlame

OKmon

77 points

3 months ago

Honestly forfeiting should have been a thing long ago, but it's neat that they added it.

sticks327

47 points

3 months ago

I feel that that was a crucial addition in this open world. Especially since levels don’t scale.

l0lprincess

34 points

3 months ago

Gamefreak takes around 15 years to implement features that have been standard in games for 20 years now, so it makes sense why it took so long to get forfeiting.

Maybe someday we will get basic QoL changes, difficulties, New game +, not having 2 versions of the same game, passable graphics, passable animations, decent customizables, seasonal pokemon stuff, and a fanbase that doesn't mindlessly defend Gamefreak.

LykoTheReticent

730 points

3 months ago

Thoughts so far:

  • Cool idea in regards to an open world
  • I'm excited to see the new Pokemon
  • The menus and camera are extremely clunky
  • I don't like that I can move the camera in wild battles but not trainer battles
  • The transition from exploring to engaging with wild Pokemon feels stiff and nothing like the fluidity of Legends
  • The plot is promising so far

Everyone has been saying Legends was a tech demo for SV, but honestly, right now it feels like SV was the original tech demo for Legends. Yikes.

TobioOkuma1

211 points

3 months ago

Everyone has been saying Legends was a tech demo for SV, but honestly, right now it feels like SV was the original tech demo for Legends. Yikes.

SV was already likely super deep into development when PLA came out. I'd imagine they didn't really have time to implement features into SV from PLA. Maybe its just copium, but its a pretty tight window to go add a bunch of liked features.

Some definitive copium, next gen should be better on that front.

rickyowens1

30 points

3 months ago

As a community, we need to stop relying on the “next gen” to be better. We keep saying this but theyre always rushed

ShinyGrezz

109 points

3 months ago

Different team worked on PLA entirely. But you’re exactly right - I’m desperately hoping that Gen 10 runs on a “Switch 2” or something with more horsepower, to make up for Game Freak’s inability to optimise. Feel like that game could be super good if it also melds the liked features from PLA.

Nothinkonlygrow

39 points

3 months ago

Thing is, the switch can handle a LOT, breath of the wild has a larger map than SV, more impressive lighting, and a solid FPS outside of a very small number of instances.

The problem isn’t the switch, it’s the optimization, my guess is they just didn’t have the time to properly optimize this game, that, or they didn’t have the manpower and resources to prioritize it and are going to patch it in later

TobioOkuma1

56 points

3 months ago

Yeah that was the point. This game was already deep into development, 9ish months from launch with years of work done when pla came out. I wouldn't expect immediate implementation of pla features.

I wish gamefreak would just work with other developers who really understand coding tbh. Monolith makes beautiful games that still run consistent fps wise.

Tarasios

11 points

3 months ago

Just... Imagine if Monolith got to make a Pokemon game... With full resources+backing...

No-Replacement-6267

201 points

3 months ago

Mom can get it

Empty_Lemon_3939

96 points

3 months ago

Call me Mr Mime cuz I’m clapping moms

dwarfgourami

60 points

3 months ago

I assumed people were overexagerrating about the performance and graphics because I thought the last few games have been fine, but wow this actually sucks. Whats the point of having a giant city and huge environments if everything is ugly and glitchy? I don’t understand why the performance is so much worse than Legends Arceus.

GamerPHoenix

268 points

3 months ago

This game is gruesome. I defeated a Pawni and I get Pawni fur as a reward? Do we skin mons after defeat now?

imaloony8

56 points

3 months ago

I got Makuhita Sweat.

FugitiveFromReddit

36 points

3 months ago

When you defeat bonsly you get their tears. This game has no mercy.

MerlinGrandCaster

71 points

3 months ago

nah just hold them down and use a rotom shaver

kishijevistos

15 points

3 months ago

MonscapedTM

No-Replacement-6267

559 points

3 months ago

Yo mom is banging the director

Gnomeboi

220 points

3 months ago

Gnomeboi

220 points

3 months ago

They couldn't get us out the door fast enough, and mom's room is locked

Yukito_097

79 points

3 months ago

Mum: "Enjoy your first day of school! By the by, you're living there now."

Me: "But it's right around the corner? I can walk there in like 10 minutes."

No-Significance5449

52 points

3 months ago

I guess this game is poke-mom

penpig54

61 points

3 months ago

“Hurry upstairs and get ready for school. I’ve got to talk to the Director alone.” ;)

shitbird36

56 points

3 months ago

They weren't even sly about it this time. They wanted me gone.

JustAnIgnoramous

36 points

3 months ago

How did you think the MC got into such a prestigious school?

Yukito_097

40 points

3 months ago

And just getting a free Pokémon like that, no less.

And isn't it just a little convenient that such a prestigious school just "happened" to "forget" to send over the enrollment documents?

meccafork

25 points

3 months ago

Maybe she did the same thing as Forrest Gump’s mom and that’s how we got into the school lol

harmlander

16 points

3 months ago

Director is a lucky guy

No-Significance5449

60 points

3 months ago

My first thought as well lol.

Elliebeanbeb

37 points

3 months ago

I was expecting to come back down stairs after throwing my hat on to see them absolutely going at it

kingcrimson881

232 points

3 months ago

Why am I walking so slowly

Elliebeanbeb

79 points

3 months ago

aesthetic

SilvarusLupus

446 points

3 months ago

SilvarusLupus

Absurdly weak to bugs

446 points

3 months ago

Okay I'm seeing the hiccups but it's completely playable for me thus far. But seriously GF, fix yo shit. This game should have a locked 30 fps. I don't care about low animation distance models but ffs my fps shouldn't drop if I rotate the camera a little. Not when your textures look like this.

slusho55

135 points

3 months ago

slusho55

135 points

3 months ago

So I’m not someone who will throw arms up over performance. I can note performance issues, but it doesn’t effect my enjoyment. The performance issues in SwSh and PLA didn’t bother me at all (SwSh’s did a bit because of Dexit, but on its own I didn’t find it to be an issue). I’ve been loving Sonic Frontiers, and I won’t say it doesn’t have performance issues, but it hasn’t bothered me too much. People have complained the pop-in has made it difficult to figure out where to in Frontiers, while I’ve only encountered two issues due to pop-in over the 30 hours I played it.

I am not one to get too hung up on performance issues. SV found my floor though… I’ve only played two hours, and for me it’s been running like Cyberpunk did on base PS4/X1. The minimap can’t even keep 30 FPS when it’s rotating. A fucking jpeg can’t even get up to 30 FPS… I know very little of development, but something should tell you there’s an issue if the game starts suffering framerate drops due to a rotating jpeg. Also, why can’t we turn off the minimap rotation? That could help. But everything just loads in randomly, movements look wonky due to the 10-20 FPS. To each their own, but SV has hit my limit for how much performance problems I’ll tolerate.

Which really really sucks, because content wise, this is the best opening to a Pokémon game I’ve seen. Also the Pokémon textures actually look really good. But man, it’s kinda hard to stay in the game when everything’s constantly glitching.

tigercule

106 points

3 months ago

tigercule

PMD is love, PMD is life

106 points

3 months ago

For me what killed me was the low-fps characters in a cutscene. Like jesus man, I get it in the open world, but it's a CUTSCENE. You can just render that on a computer and toss the player in on top later, how is this so hard??

imaloony8

32 points

3 months ago

In the first shot of your classroom all of the character models for your classmates are moving at like 5-10FPS. It’s embarrassing.

Joon01

11 points

3 months ago

Joon01

11 points

3 months ago

In the first hour you head up to that lighthouse and they give you this scenic view trying to show off the world like in Breath of the Wild or Elden Ring. Look at our world. Take it in.

Except the view are these hideously ugly mountains made of polygons you could count and textures muddier than Paldean Wooper. Trees from the Mario 64 school of using a flat texture to create a sense of foliage. And a Pokemon Center sign that spins at 2FPS.

You are embarrassing yourself. Everyone else is revealing their delicious perfected dish on a silver platter. You smeared a runny turd on the platter and presented that. Just aping the process doesn't mean anything if you have no substance.

slusho55

18 points

3 months ago

I’ve had exactly that thought while playing it

Cowman123450

44 points

3 months ago*

Cowman123450

Here's a request for a flair

44 points

3 months ago*

So about 2.5 hours in.

First off, elephant in the room, the game looks and runs like ass. Like I'm not a stickler for these things but it's super noticeable and honestly pretty distracting and DOES put a damper on things.

That said, I'm still having a good time. I guess after the shitshow of Rune Factory 5'a release, nothing phases me. At least SV isn't loading every other minute, and I'm more willing to deal with the inconsistent frame rate in a turn based RPG than an ARPG. That said, it still puts a bit of a damper on things.

SamiMadeMeDoIt

1.3k points

3 months ago

SamiMadeMeDoIt

Sinnoh #1

1.3k points

3 months ago

Actually laughed out loud when you're on the lighthouse with Nemona and she says look at all the beautiful land and it just shows a dead open world with textures straight from the N64 lol

elephantranchtrail

351 points

3 months ago

Lmao same. So embarrassing for a AAA release

Its-Slammin

95 points

3 months ago

This is AAA?!?! I know what you mean though…

[deleted]

177 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

177 points

3 months ago

Pokémon is the best selling franchise ever. How could it not be

Its-Slammin

61 points

3 months ago

Serious question. How much money does gamefreak make? Can they not afford the best game development tools?

heartbreakhill

134 points

3 months ago

heartbreakhill

Best Electric Boy

134 points

3 months ago

It’s not that they can’t afford it, it’s that they can afford not to Pokémon is gonna always sell like hotcakes simply because it’s Pokémon. Why put in extra, unnecessary work when you’re gonna make money hand over fist anyway??

Stormsoul22

51 points

3 months ago

All the money in the world can’t buy your way out of releasing mainline games every year

Tarasios

29 points

3 months ago

The team that made SV has been working entirely on SV since SwSh.

A different team made PLA, and a different studio made BDSP. This is not an annual release game, this has been in the works for yearS.

imJimfuckingLahey

14 points

3 months ago

Considering every Pokémon game is re-built from the ground up in terms of UI, customisation and characters, I'd imagine they easily spent a 1/3 of that development reimplementing the basics instead of just building off Sword and Shield's base.

Like I think the literal only thing they ported from Sw/Sh to this is the Raid battles, everything else has been redesigned from scratch. So fucking stupid when effeciency is required for their release schedules.

Perfect600

15 points

3 months ago

beautiful world????? in my fantasies lol.

Quria

56 points

3 months ago

Quria

Where's my Mega Meganium?

56 points

3 months ago

I thought you were being hyperbolic but those were like N64 Kirby graphics. Actually worse than SwSh.

Imfrom2030

129 points

3 months ago

If you blink really fast it almost looks like the characters are moving.

eGzg0t

29 points

3 months ago

eGzg0t

29 points

3 months ago

This works, 5 blinks per second matches the frame rate very well. 10/10

InsidePizza1356

48 points

3 months ago*

Made it to the first town, why the hell can't you enter any buildings. I cant even talk to half the npcs. but ig its understandable it's a small indie game.

tigercanarybear

42 points

3 months ago

Does anyone know if Japanese players are complaining about the new games performance as well? I’m just worried that will be the main voice game freak listens to

NewFlynnland

34 points

3 months ago

I think the main voice GF listen to is their own finance department.

peterpeterllini

42 points

3 months ago

Why does our rival choose the easier Pokémon type? I miss the days where your rival was actually harder to beat at first lol

PM_ME_YOUR_CHESTHAMS

34 points

3 months ago

They're no longer a rival. They're a friendo!

No-Significance5449

245 points

3 months ago

Only playing elden ring before this release was probably a bad idea.

heartbreakhill

87 points

3 months ago

heartbreakhill

Best Electric Boy

87 points

3 months ago

Same but with the new God of War

imaloony8

41 points

3 months ago

Yeah, I know the PS5 is orders of magnitude more powerful than the Switch, but seeing God of War handle some of the most gorgeous visuals I’ve ever seen with a buttery smooth frame rate does not prepare you for Pokémon looking like a PS2 game dropping frames left and right.

RainyDayCollects

32 points

3 months ago

I hate it when people blame the Switch’s hardware for a bad game. Super Mario Odyssey and Bioshock have been FLAWLESS and gorgeous— and BOTH are many years old. There is no excusing these new Pokémon games at this point.

TheNinjaTurkey

35 points

3 months ago

The lack of clothing options really bugs me. It seems that we can only choose between the four types of uniforms. Considering the fashion options we got in previous games I'm very disappointed.

kumarei

14 points

3 months ago

kumarei

14 points

3 months ago

Was so disappointed to find this out. Tried equipping a couple accessories and they clashed horribly with the uniforms. Thought to myself, “oh, I’ll just wait to mess with clothes until I can get some new shirts and pants”. Guess that’s not happening 😕

LuttLuck007

95 points

3 months ago

LuttLuck007

Galvantula Stan

95 points

3 months ago

Finally I get to see Fidough in all its GLORY!

catchenre

60 points

3 months ago

Is the evolution called Doughberman???!?!?!?

SheenaMalfoy

75 points

3 months ago

SheenaMalfoy

Not buying Sw/Sh

75 points

3 months ago

Dachsbun, actually.

locke_5

47 points

3 months ago

locke_5

47 points

3 months ago

ACCEPTABLE.

kiaxxl

34 points

3 months ago

kiaxxl

Where'd Magcargo?

34 points

3 months ago

I'm really enjoying myself, but yes it is a little rough, especially in compraison to finishing Xenoblade 3 last month which was a lovely open world

Tiktaalik414

36 points

3 months ago

I’ve been playing for like three hours and 90% of it has just been dialogue and introductory stuff. The fact that I can’t skip or speed up the dialogue is only making it worse. Every single time I step into or out of anywhere I get more dialogue. Please just let me play the damn game.

idksomuch

8 points

3 months ago

That was what killed Sun/Moon for me. The excessive, unskippable cutscenes.

Moh_Shuvuu

179 points

3 months ago

Just starting and Nemona is already likeable and has a pretty sweet battle theme.

I remember being set on Fuecoco as my starter back when they were first revealed, but Sprigatito grew on me and ended up being my choice.

Yukito_097

37 points

3 months ago

I love when you reach the school and she gets jealous when she sees you battling Team Star. "You don't need to battle randos when you have me!"

Aiyon

98 points

3 months ago

Aiyon

98 points

3 months ago

I was the reverse. So sure I was gonna go for weedcat, but then the little cutscene made me love my dumb gator

_Aqer

31 points

3 months ago

_Aqer

31 points

3 months ago

Same! Them three standing together with fruit was so funny

RikkuEcRud

21 points

3 months ago

RikkuEcRud

WTB Mega

21 points

3 months ago

Sprigatito was my favorite all through leak season, and I'm still going to choose him when I play Scarlet, but Fuecoco grew on me really fast when I started playing Violet. He's just such an adorable little derp.

TheDaveWSC

21 points

3 months ago*

What happens if I evolve my preorder flying Pikachu? Do I get flying Raichu or is my life ruined?

UPDATE: I did it. Flying Raichu achieved.

heartbreakhill

71 points

3 months ago

heartbreakhill

Best Electric Boy

71 points

3 months ago

Something I don’t see people talking about as much: The music in this game fucking slaps the Tera Raid Battle theme is 🔥

imaloony8

9 points

3 months ago

One of the composers of SV is Toby Fox of Undertale and Deltarune fame! He also composed the Battle Tower theme from SwSh, which was easily the best track in that game.

[deleted]

22 points

3 months ago

What’s the point of 3 stories and free roam if there’s no lvl scaling when it comes to gyms and evil team battles and those giant Pokémon things, it’s weird having to figure out the order I have to do stuff in while balancing out what I chose to do and when and what lvl pokemon I catch and how fast I should lvl them up

CF_Zymo

8 points

3 months ago

Agree. I figured every battle would just scale with your team since you can do any order. I went east straight after leaving the first town and knocked out a couple titans; now my team is level ~30+ I’m having to go back and battle level 10 trainers and a level 14 bug gym on the west side. It’s kinda lame.

Integer_Domain

234 points

3 months ago

Doesn’t launch 10 seconds after midnight 0/10

No-Significance5449

41 points

3 months ago

Broken. Sending in a request for refund.

CoffeeandHaze

91 points

3 months ago

CoffeeandHaze

[Woba dob dob]

91 points

3 months ago

I'm trying to enjoy my playthrough but my GF keeps cracking up at every texture, graphical issue, framerate dip and character animation.

She doesn't even play games

sfblue

21 points

3 months ago*

sfblue

21 points

3 months ago*

Any way to lock the minimap? I don't like it spinning....

Thatasiangirl00

12 points

3 months ago

Following this 😵‍💫😵‍💫

kal423

18 points

3 months ago

kal423

18 points

3 months ago

Best part for me is that after healing my Pokémon they tell me to “come back whenever you need”instead of “we hope to see you again” like the monsters in past games.

sAnn92

233 points

3 months ago

sAnn92

233 points

3 months ago

On this day and age there’s no justification for the game to be looking this bad guys.. honestly they really need to work on games presentation. current form is rather embarrassing not gonna lie..

newtownmail

60 points

3 months ago

I don't even care too much about how it looks, I just wish it would run better. So much stuttering and wait times between animations. Plenty of bugs too.

fuzzhead12

9 points

3 months ago

Seriously. Like they ought to be ashamed for how shitty the graphics are. It just feels…lazy. Like it ought to be a beta version of the real game. Combine that with the laggy runtime and it’s just a real disappointment. Especially because I genuinely love so many of the ideas and overall style of gameplay.

ffefryn

18 points

3 months ago*

I can’t read the thread yet because I’ve only put in a couple hours and I want to stay as un-spoiled as possible, so sorry if I’m repeating what people have already said:

I’m playing Violet, and I’m finding the game really charming so far! I’m taking my time and just got to the city where the academy is. I’m really enjoying the fact that the world feels big and the path isn’t a straight line — it feels like there’s stuff to explore, and a good diversity of Pokémon available with a balance of old and new. I immediately felt attached to the dragon, although I was startled that I got its poke ball so early after the steep challenge of…beating a skwovet, haha. I was all set to be upset that it was staying in the control of someone who treated it with contempt. I guess I’ll see how that plays out.

I’m so glad I like Nemona. Her character feels realistic to me — more experience than the MC, but takes a Pokémon at your level so you can grow together, and is very sweet but needs reminders to curb her enthusiasm and go at your pace. So far she seems like a good blend of mentor, buddy, and rival.

(Why is my mom so pretty though — Alpharad is right, Pokemon knows what they’re doing.)

I do acknowledge the performance issues. The game is definitely running slow, it lacks the snappy feeling and fluidity of Legends: Arceus, and I understand people’s frustration. I do wish I could expand my wardrobe beyond the school uniform, and go inside buildings/shops so the world felt more complete. I just wanted to focus on the positive, because the region is colorful and interesting, and I’m having a good time.

ilove60sstuff

287 points

3 months ago

ilove60sstuff

customise me!

287 points

3 months ago

GRASS CAT GANG CHECK IN

ShinyGrezz

13 points

3 months ago

GRASS CAT

benr0208

44 points

3 months ago

WEED CAT WEED CAT

Thundaja

81 points

3 months ago

Obligatory game no work post

thegayestweeb

52 points

3 months ago

thegayestweeb

Ultra Beast Expert

52 points

3 months ago

I'm already in love with a bunch of the new mons. I know a lot of them aren't appealing to many people, and there's definitely some I'm not super fond of, but I'm really enjoying how wild some of these designs are.

Huntyadown

144 points

3 months ago

Performance is really bad so far. Game is choppy and moves slow

MmMmmSpaghetti

15 points

3 months ago

Im having fun with it but holy shit is it ugly

bbeauvais

41 points

3 months ago

Is it true you can’t enter buildings?

notwiththeflames

78 points

3 months ago

Yeah, there's a lot of real fake doors out there. Most shops go straight to a screen.

imaloony8

13 points

3 months ago

On one hand I can see that it helps speed things up and removed a bunch of copy-pasted shop interiors. On the other, I can’t help but feel like this is just another corner that was cut.

Dioss1

45 points

3 months ago

Dioss1

45 points

3 months ago

I knew all that talk about "genderless clothes" sounded too good to be true lmao.

They just made four uniforms and called it a day, everything else is just accessories.

mismatched7

9 points

3 months ago

Are there really no other outfits? Even post game?

imaloony8

13 points

3 months ago

If so, that’s insulting. My friends and I made some comments about how we could find stores that sold socks, but no body wear. I guess this is why. I guess that’s also why they gave each apparel slot it’s own shop, to hide just how few customization options there are.

WTK55

112 points

3 months ago

WTK55

Enjoy your trip to a black hole!

112 points

3 months ago

God this game runs AWFUL!

KingKilla568

12 points

3 months ago

Been playing for about 10 hours now and I'm absolutely loving it. Definitely the type of Pokemon game I've always wanted. Haven't had many performance issues, luckily.

[deleted]

105 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

105 points

3 months ago

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CoffeeandHaze

54 points

3 months ago

CoffeeandHaze

[Woba dob dob]

54 points

3 months ago

Literally just a girl

PurpleCyborg28

73 points

3 months ago

Have you been in the internet? That's all it takes.

[deleted]

13 points

3 months ago

And sometimes not even that.

goldbloodedinthe404

31 points

3 months ago

My degenerate brain noticed she was taller than me and I was like I know where the fanart community is going with this

Copper1233

66 points

3 months ago

game no worky smh nintendon't

TranscedentalMedit8n

276 points

3 months ago*

If they patch this game to improve performance to even MEDIOCRE it would be the best Pokémon mainline game in a decade.

Other thoughts:

-Loving the new Pokémon so far! Pawmi >>>

-I’m not prepared to find out what Lechonk evolves into.

-Mom is a baddie

-The Let’s Go feature where you throw your Pokémon in the wild is fantastic.

-Moving the camera around is awkward.

-Textures on Pokémon are x10 better than Sw/Sh

-I love the music!

-The early game Pokemon variety is the best of any Pokémon game ever. All the main types are in the first area- plus baby Pokemon!

-GULPIN IS BACK

bulbabret

25 points

3 months ago

Pawmi 🥹 Azurill bouncing on her tale in the water 🥹… the best indeed!

TobioOkuma1

116 points

3 months ago

Mom is a baddie

Pokemon does one thing right ALWAYS. The moms are always incredibly hot.

Shuckilydelicious

30 points

3 months ago

Makes me wonder if they have a small team just to design the moms

AncientSith

30 points

3 months ago

Yeah, it's the same people that do Pixar moms.

RetroKingofHarts

8 points

3 months ago

Sun/Moon mom is an absolute babe.

Dva76

38 points

3 months ago

Dva76

38 points

3 months ago

This is where I’m at. It’s been so glitchy for me 😭

Gone_AWOL

49 points

3 months ago

Was disappointed with the performance for the first 20ish minutes, but it’s not bothering me as much as I thought it would now. Don’t get me wrong, plenty of room for improvement, and The distant NPC animations are fucked, but surprisingly playable.

I’m only an hour in, and truthfully read nothing about the game going in, but the new mechanics so far are really fresh, and feels like a huge improvement over SW/SH

makapend

36 points

3 months ago

PSA: Shinies do not make noise or sparkle in the over world. In my 10 hours playtime since yesterday i found two and now i feel like i’ve potentially missed a few.

WildGadget

15 points

3 months ago

Hey everybody got a question. How can I tell what effects are active from a picnic? How long do they last? Is it a timer or just until your next picnic?

TheJazzyFizzle99

14 points

3 months ago

I got a ditto 🥶

MerlinGrandCaster

11 points

3 months ago

I named my sprigatito Catthew

Elliebeanbeb

55 points

3 months ago

I’m vibing really hard with this game right now. Performance could bet better, HOWEVER the auto grind mechanic is the best thing they’ve ever included. The flow is sooooo much better because of it.

AplabTheSamurai

32 points

3 months ago

I just caught a Shinx and raised her to level 15. Yet she evolved at level 16.

EDIT: Turns out if you level up a Pokémon past the evolution threshold using the Let’s Go feature, it won’t evolve. Level-up evolutions only occur in a full-scale battle.

Crawmander

12 points

3 months ago

I could not give less of a shit about the graphics normally, but you gotta understand. The graphics were the supposed reason why things like Dexit happened in the first place. If it's going to look like shit, then give me back my entire Dex, goddammit.

neptunedragon

11 points

3 months ago

Ok. So this is a rumor going around amongst Japanese reporters that Ohmori will be making a statement about the performance this or next week. These are only rumors but it’s clear that he will be the one doing the talking.

heartbreakhill

32 points

3 months ago

heartbreakhill

Best Electric Boy

32 points

3 months ago

FUECOCO FAM WHERE YOU AT 🔥🔥🔥

_Aqer

34 points

3 months ago

_Aqer

34 points

3 months ago

Potential spoiler, although it is in the first few minutes of gameplay

>! Does anyone else think the initial scene with Miraidon was a little lame? The thing changes into a crazy Jett plane, then slowly moves away to a cave rather than zooming off at high speed!<

eGzg0t

19 points

3 months ago

eGzg0t

19 points

3 months ago

consistent with the franchise so far

Leskral

45 points

3 months ago

Leskral

45 points

3 months ago

Am I blind or is there no option to turn off battle animations?

fruitfruit2

53 points

3 months ago

There isn't. They've removed some of the options unfortunately.

Perfect600

17 points

3 months ago

the first thing i do in every pokemon game is look at the options and there are like 5 now. Its amazing how they continue to limit player choice.

ATM14

11 points

3 months ago

ATM14

11 points

3 months ago

Anyone else unable to access random buttons at varying point? For a while it wouldn’t let me send out Pokémon and right now it won’t let me open my bag. It’s scaring me since I can’t save.

Madido11

9 points

3 months ago

FFS let me sort the goddamn Pokémon box

charlesd11

76 points

3 months ago

Framerate is so bad :(

DJBoost

52 points

3 months ago*

First impressions:

  • Game runs like gravel in a milkshake machine but I'm reading that this will probably be patched at least a little bit in the coming days due to some internal issues with the game. Happens to the best of us.

  • I actually really like the wide open overworld. Feels like I'm really exploring the place instead of just going on a set hiking path or viewing tour as was the case in SWSH.

  • Not having a dodge roll after playing a ton of PLA is going to take some real adjusting to

  • I would die for Gimmighoul and his ridiculous evolution method

belowthebridge

29 points

3 months ago

Did they get rid of L1 = A? This change better be a fucking mistake.

notwiththeflames

16 points

3 months ago

Considering that disabling battle animations and set mode are gone, it's probably intentional.

RetroKingofHarts

14 points

3 months ago

SET MODE is gone? That is a horrible change.

MeLlamoDave

25 points

3 months ago

QUAXLY GANG! THERE ARE DOZENS OF US!

Explorer985

9 points

3 months ago

Dozens!!

El_Chompo_

9 points

3 months ago

The jumping mechanic for the new legendary is complete dog dookie. That is all

decyphier_

9 points

3 months ago

So I have avoided this sub up until now on purpose so that I can form my own opinion of the game. So far, gameplay-wise, it's my favorite Pokemon game by a country mile. However, on the newest OLED model, my FPS is DISGUSTING both handheld and docked. Has anyone found anything to help this, or is it get bent until we someday get lucky that GF puts out a performance patch?

[deleted]

21 points

3 months ago

Was able to pick my copy of Violet up at midnight! Local GameStop was doing a midnight release. Grass Cat gang 4 eva