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News: New items and features announced for Sword and Shield

bobandbill

one more time
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    UI looks really nice, and having control over natures will save competitive battlers a ton of time, which I think is a good thing. There's less pride that comes with finally catching the right Pokemon with the right nature, but I think it's a fair trade. People's time is more important lol. The XP candies are kinda dumb, I never used to use rare candies because it felt cheap. The fact that you can have an XL candy that will give a level 50 Pokemon 3 levels is kind of absurd. And the egg moves transfering between species is fine. Being able to access boxes from anywhere is a great QOL change and I'm all for it.

    Overall pretty excited for the games still. I just wish I could turn off exp share. >:(
    Alas, it seems like there is no way to turn off the Exp. Share now, because they felt there was little point. =/
     
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    finally, i can soft-reset a hell of a lot less these days if i screw up on a pokemon's nature.

    also i dont use rare candies so exp candy sounds just as silly to me. i find grinding a lot more fun i suppose, but that's just me.
     
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    Taemin

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    I prooobably won't use the exp candies, just because I don't use rare candies much either. Unless, with the exp candies the stat raises are better?

    Either way, liking that we can finally use multiple items at once!

    Though, I imagine a trainer holding down a Pokemon and forcing them to swallow so many pills.......
     

    Alex

    what will it be next?
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    Alas, it seems like there is no way to turn off the Exp. Share now, because they felt there was little point. =/

    What I'll hope for then, in that case, is that they balance the game with Exp Share in mind. AKA having really high level gym leaders so that it feels like you need Exp Share on constantly.
     
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    What I'll hope for then, in that case, is that they balance the game with Exp Share in mind. AKA having really high level gym leaders so that it feels like you need Exp Share on constantly.

    or nerf the EXP share gains so you'd have to grind more. either or would work for me.
     
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    ^ I haven't seen it myself but someone's been early streaming gameplay of SwSh and over on reddit they're saying that the player has been consistently over-levelled because of it...
     
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    I normally don't use rare candies anyway, but I feel like having the variety of exp candies will help later in the game when I'm grinding out my Pokemon to Lv. 100, Lucky Egg shenanigans aside. As for the nature mints...if I have to slog through the Battle Tower to get enough BP for them then no thank you lmao.
     
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    Now I'm happy, because it was always frustrating for getting the right nature on you're Pokémon. With the lack of time, I can now play more competitive as wel.
     
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