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  3. The lack of NPC trainers really shows in the Pokedex.

User Info: Solar_Crimson

Solar_Crimson
4 days ago#1
In other games, even if you don't catch or evolve many Pokemon, you fought so many trainers that you ended up seeing most of the Pokemon anyway.

In Sword/Shield, my Pokedex is full of empty spaces because there's so few NPC trainers in the game. I'd imagine that the Wild Area in particular is supposed to help fill in the blanks.
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User Info: CChrono

CChrono
4 days ago#3
Yup, the WA is choke full of everything. I also use Y Comm surprise trade to fill in the gaps. Fishing and shadow Pokemon in the routes you are forced to take has quite a few surprises too.
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User Info: ShadeStrider1

ShadeStrider1
4 days ago#4
What even is the Point of the Wild Area? All of this open area stuff only serves to increase empty space and give the illusion of an innovation.

This kind of thing is great in Xenoblade Chronicles because you can wander around and find quests in these areas, as well as intricate, unique environment design.

In Sword and Shield, all of the environments feel generic, making them somewhat boring to traverse. The semi-static overworld Pokemon Models also help to kill any immersion i might have had.

Going back to smaller areas might be for the better. In previous games, most of the exploration is condensed, so you spend more time solving puzzles and using HMs than traversing empty space.
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User Info: Jedibaracuda

Jedibaracuda
4 days ago#5
Blame Team Yell. They make up like a third of the trainers in the game and they apparently only know how to train like 3 different Pokemon.
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User Info: Sopheroo

Sopheroo
4 days ago#6
Jedibaracuda posted...
Blame Team Yell. They make up like a third of the trainers in the game and they apparently only know how to train like 3 different Pokemon.

They're dark-type specialists; that's their thing.

User Info: emagdnE

emagdnE
4 days ago#7
Blame Team Yell. They make up like a third of the trainers in the game and they apparently only know how to train like 3 different Pokemon.

Eh. Team Aqua and Team Magma did that too. But R/S/E didn't have this problem despite this since our ecoterrorist friends made up a smaller percentage of the total number of trainers.
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Jedibaracuda posted...
Blame Team Yell. They make up like a third of the trainers in the game and they apparently only know how to train like 3 different Pokemon.
They're gym trainers, what do you expect

User Info: HashtagSEP

HashtagSEP
4 days ago#9
To be fair, I think you do fill almost the entire roster of new Pokemon out just from trainer battles. It just appears these NPC trainers never catch anything in the wild area.

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Fair critique tbh
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