Wait... theres no national dex again???
What was the point in announcing Home that works with both 3DS/Pokémon Bank and Nintendo Switch?.... cause it doesn’t.
Wait, what? You can send all of your Pokémon from every game in the franchise, including Bank, GO and Let's Go to Home, but to Sword and Shield, you can only send anything that is in the Galar Dex? That's even worse than not having a National Dex in Alola. WTF GameFreak.
please let there be updates that add the rest, PLEASE.
SMALL INDIE COMPANU
I can't believe this is the decision they made. How about instead of making the whole Dynamax gimick you just make sure all Pokemon work in the game? I always wondered what the limit was going to be since they keep adding so many pokemon, but this game is on a main console. It should be able to handle all the pokemon. I'm sure people would take more downgraded graphics or less animations or whatever as long as they get to use all their favorite pokemon. I also laughed when they talked about how balancing would be difficult with so many pokemon. Like they ever really cared about balancing this game.
Im willing to bet that all 151 gen 1 Poké's will be in the Galar Dex....
WHAT DO YOU MEAN NO GIANT ALOLAN EXEGGUTOR?!?!?
"Hey, we have the most successful video game franchise of all time. I bet I know how to completely ruin its appeal goin forward."
-someone at Gamefreak
Pokémon Home got my hopes up for transferring and this news just burst my bubble. I wasn’t a fan of starting from scratch in Gen 3 and I’m not a fan of leaving over a decade and a half’s worth of effort behind now.
Makes me wonder why I spent so much “post game” time breeding Pokémon I can’t continue to battle with in Gen 8.
Galarxit's real y'all.
Imagine it's your ribbon master that can't be transferred to Sword and Shield
The Pokemon bank/transfer/home is literally for putting old pokemon in the new generation... What's the point of it if you can't put unobtainable Pokemon into the new game?
I SWEAR IF THE NUMBER OF TOTALLY NEW POKEMON IS NOW BELOW 100 I'M GONNA BE EVEN MORE PISSED FFS.
Didn’t they say they didn’t want a repeat of nontransferable pokemon between gen 2 and 3? Wtf gamefreak
Competitve pokemon is going to suffer from this. Hopefully they were careful in the dex selection and have a decent variety of mons.
What get's me is that flow diagram they showed not long ago about Pokemon Home and where you can and can't transfer Pokemon to. As it stands, everything EXCEPT Sword and Shield are One-Way transfers once they enter Home. That seems like a ridiculously-huge oversight.
So if you happen to accidentally put, say for example, your Shiny Absol that you so adore from Pokemon Bank into Pokemon Home, thinking it's in the Galar dex and it isn't... You have effectively deleted it from your games. It is permanently stuck in Pokemon Home until either they back up on their stance, or they make a game that it actually can be transferred to, which could be next generation, or it could be four generations (give or take 8 years) if you happen to be unlucky and/or your favourite pokemon isn't all that common.
What's even worse, it'll alienate all the young kids who just got into the series with Sun and Moon when they find that the majority of their caught Pokemon from just one generation ago aren't transferable. This will be the first time in over 13 years that a main-series pokemon game hasn't let you transfer your pokemon from the generation before into the new game.
God I feel for the people who had living Dexes. Honestly? Up until now I was seriously looking forward to Sword and Shield. Now I'm beginning to doubt if I'll actually get it. The thing that's stuck me to the series over the years was the collection aspect of it. If you put your heart to it, everything can be kept from every game and brought over to the next. Sword and Shield seem to be killing that, but I'd bet £50 that they're going to once again shove Kanto down people's throats, which even though Red was my first game, it was Ruby that really defined my childhood experience of Pokemon. Now all those are going to be stuck in a cloud server until a game comes out that they're actually a part of, or stuck in an old game, unable to be moved to the new one.
I hate this so much! So half of our Pokemon are stuck in Gen 7? I just hope that either the Diamond and Pearl remakes allow us to send everything else or they give us the remaining Pokemon like FireRed and Leaf green did
This kills the Pokemon.
Game freak are officially idiots
Well isn’t this the most disappointing news ever.
Fuck dynamax and give us all Pokemon.
How much you wanna bet the entire Kanto dex will be lucky enough to get to stay....
No living DeX fffffff
On the Youtube video it has nearly 1/3 dislikes, and that number is for sure going to increase. Never in my time being involved in the Pokemon community have I seen a video or decision by Pokemon this universally hated.
I remember the initial freakout over megas and Gen 5 Pokemon, but those were a matter of not liking designs. There were enough people who liked them and both were accepted and loved over time. There is no possible way this was ever going to be a good decision.
Honestly, it kind of reveals many of the problems I've had with Game Freak over the years. They seem unwilling sometimes to give the fans what they want, be it a Battle Frontier, new megas, hard mode, etc. This is easily the worst decision they have made yet because it goes against the very tagline of Pokemon, Gotta Catch 'Em All. I hope GF sees the seemingly universal backlash from outside Japan and realize that they absolutely must change this. You can absolutely do what you did for Gen 6 and 7, making players comfortable with the newer Pokemon before opening up Bank. No one would say anything about that. This, though, it makes zero sense unless you put every Pokemon in the game.
I used to feel that this community got angry over really small things, some of which I agreed with but most I didn't. This was the first time I really thought it was egregious.
EDIT: Spelling and grammar. But, seriously, what in the world were GF expecting?
Hope they re-think about it, and make it possible
Don’t agree with the dynamax thing. They should have ran wild with mega evolutions or something. It’s almost like they don’t listen to the community at all
huh? Whats the point of the new app if I can't transfer all my Pokemon?
I'm a little bit shocked. I don't know that to think. If feel betrayed or disappointed. But I certainly feel heartbroken. I don't understand the logic on this. I was even going to buy Switch only for this game. What does this mean, that all my level 100 Pokémon, and all the ones I trained with freaking love are to be stuck unless they're in the Regional pokédex? That's not even fair.
Forgive me if I am being mistaken, but didn’t Sun and Moon have about 2-3 months where they deliberately didn’t implement PokeBank features to prevent people from simply using all their old Pokémon to face roll the game?
It’s likely that you’ll be able to transfer old Pokémon after a few months, they just want people to play through the game the way it’s intended first.
Well, it seems my hype has officially peaked with the reveal trailer.
It seems a natural consequence of gf being pretty much unaware of any criticism ever given to the series, they just keep going without a care in the world by slowing adding things no one asked for and removing things we've come to expect.
The sad thing is that they'll probably never stop this especially because the game will sell like hotcakes regardless of what the older and less casual player base does. Our only hope is for our Japanese brethren to raise enough hell to make them reconsider.
Edit: good news! https://twitter.com/MolluskHombre/status/1138616893944795143?s=19
So my Blaziken all the way from sapphire won't be coming!? Jesus I hope they notice the outrage and CHANGE THIS
This is truly one of the most heartbreaking announcements I’ve heard. I really hope they release the rest of the Pokémon in future updates, because the most unique thing about Pokémon has always been the ability to bring the Pokémon you love into new worlds for new adventures. I’m still going to buy the game, but I was surprised and disappointed by this decision.
AND POKEMON DON'T FOLLOW US IN SWORD AND SHIELD. Like, WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK. "Oh the switch is more powerfull and we made pokemons be more lively" MY ASS. Pokemon Battle Revolution from the WII had THE BEST pokemon animations IN 2007 and they still have not beat that. Pokemon won't follow, battles look like Ultra moon / Ultra sun in HD..... they recycled a bunch of stuff and gutted idk how many pokemons just to be able to release in 2019.....i wish they could be like the Animal Crossing devs and take their time to deliver a fantastic experience....
I actually feel really bad for people who have paid for Pokemon Bank. That was literally the point of the application.
This officially killed hype for me.
What? This is a massive con for the whole game. The whole reason new pokemon are cool to begin with is because you can carry all of your team with you through all the regions. Now it doesn't even feel like a real Pokemon game.
This is incredibly disappointing.
Rest in Peace Johto mons. You are getting snapped out of existence unless you have a relative in another generation.
This would make me not purchase this game. I live for the post game with the teams I've trained for over a decade. I'll stay with them on the 3ds if this is the case.
I thought that's why they did the whole "only original 151" in let's go, because they didn't have time to optimize all the graphics for switch yet. This is bullshit
Looks like I'm not gonna get it Home till that changes. I'm not sending my Torterra I've had since Diamond to Home just to die.