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Since Charizard seems to be Leon's main Pokemon it's safe to assume it will get a Gyanamax form as well. Maybe two
 

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Maybe that's how they incorporate Mega evolutions? Just have them be Gigantamax forms, so it keeps the design and possible typing/stat changes but is balanced around the three turn dynamic.
 

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Hm, So they finally made drago


There was another new Pokemon quickly shown in the trailer. Some sort of Elephant
To me, it looks more like a sauropod, maybe it's the pre evolved form of a fossil? but we already have Aurorus and Amaura for that niche, so I don't know. Alternatively it could be based on an elephant but its placement in Galar is quite strange, as the only native proboscidean to those lands was the Woolly Mammoth, which mamoswine represents. Not that i'm complaining about more elephant pokemon though.
 

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It kinda looks like if Tepig had gone down an elephant/mammoth evolutionary line and that was the middle stage lol
 

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It kinda looks like if Tepig had gone down an elephant/mammoth evolutionary line and that was the middle stage lol
Actually, looking at the area where the trunk/neck connects, it kind of looks like a tortoise. Possible Torkoal evolution anyone? It did get a generous buff in Alola with drought.
 

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So far I'm leaning towards Sword. I'm not really a fan of more things being version specific. What's next? Genders?
 

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Are people not going to address the Donphan in the room? Those new Max gimmicks are just inferior Megas with weaker Z moves.

They change forms like Megas.
They raise their stats like Megas.

You don’t have to dig deep for it, it’s on the nose.
 

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Are people not going to address the Donphan in the room? Those new Max gimmicks are just inferior Megas with weaker Z moves.

They change forms like Megas.
They raise their stats like Megas.

You don’t have to dig deep for it, it’s on the nose.
We did address the elephant in the room kind of, its the new pokemon.
 

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Tyranitar (Godzilla) is in Shield.
Hydreigon (Ghidorah) is in Sword.
There's Drednaw (Gamera)
Tyranitar has a territorial rival in Duraluddon, whose basically (Mecha Godzilla)
The high number of confirmed Gen 5s suggests a good chance of Volcanrona (Mothra)

That grass monkey better freaking evolve into King Kong or I'll be seriously cranky.
 

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I'm curious to see how the shiny versions of the new Pokémon look. Maybe a pink or baby blue Yamper, a white Corviknight, a black Duraludon, etc.
 

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there is not one thing about sword and shield that isn't underwhelming.
Choice of region, Pokemon, and gimmick aren't doing it for you? I've seen a lot of disinterest on places like Reddit myself.

For me the most underwhelming part of SwSh are the legendary mascots
 

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For me, the only super underwhelming thing is that Gigantamaxing is just T H I C C Mega Evolution. Yes, even less exciting than no National Dex (which I didn't even care about from the start).
 

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No National Dex isn't a deal breaker for me. I could enjoy a Pokemon game with a culled roster, despite the fact that TPC and Game Freak should have no issue putting everything in. The issue is that there is nothing about this game that looks new, good, or like a large step forward. It looks like a bad video game. Not a bad Pokemon game-- A low quality game experience altogether.
 
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