R.I.P 2000-2021

  1. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    To think that this used to be the bare minimum.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      remember when people used to joke that the battle tower in the sinnoh remake would be get cut and you would have to pay....well....

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I am so sad

  2. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    If we do not get a battle facitliy in the DLC I will honestly stop preordering new pokemon games. I will just look on serebii after release if the game has one. No facility = no buy. I am a pure soloplayer and the ingame cp facilities is the only thing that keeps me playing after finishing the story. And the story alone is no reason for me to buy a pokemon game which has at most 25 h stories that most times are even not thought through at all. I would love to keep playing my violet verion but having no reason to ev my mons or to lever over 70 made me drop it yesterday. Why keep playing if I will just oneshot everything throughout the whole postgame? Thankfully there is pokemon quetzal which will update with the gen 9 mons someday. It has the emerald tower so it may even replace buying new gen games for me now. Sad but oh well. Hopefully unova remakes get no "battle subway project startet". Bleh.

  3. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >even BDSP had a battle tower

  4. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    i considered it dead after usum. didn't swsh nerf the absolute shit out of it? the signs were there

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      I remember redditrannies using it as an excuse for sinking 500 hours into the game under a month.
      Fucking got to solo it on my friends Switch to Master Ball under a handful of hours.
      Fucking dog water.

  5. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Is there anything to do post game besides collecting "rare tera types" for no reason ?

  6. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    dlc trust the plan 5 unused towers in levincia

  7. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    I think the battle facility this gen is supposed to be the Ace tournament? But it has 0 difficult teams really.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      ace tournament is supposed to just be the elite 4 rematch, which is well enough. battle facilities aren't thought about at all it seems, since there wouldn't be any incentive right now to play them because every item can just be bought for some cash

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        >ace tournament is supposed to just be the elite 4 rematch
        Yeah makes sense, but it could have been a PWT style facility.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        The reason to play battle facilities is not to get items but to enjoy competitive battles in singleplayer. Without one you have no reason to ev-train not even level to 100 if you plan on playing solo...

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          this is true but little timmy won't engage with the battle facilities at all if there's no carrot on a stick

  8. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Weird how a facility with randomly generated teams is pretty hard

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      They're not necessarily Randomly Generated.
      The movesets all seem cookie cutter across the board where in Singles you'll always guarantee see 2 out of 3 Pokemon paired up, while the 3rd is the wild card.

  9. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Since Game Freak decided in all their wisdom to make the fucking third legendary DLC, my bet is that they also made the Battle Tower DLC.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >the battle tower project has started!

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Doubtful.

  10. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Never got the appeal of most battle facilities, why not just play online? At least the Battle Frontier had some cute gimmicks.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Online is boring
      >No rewards
      >Have to wait before each battle
      >Legendary spam
      I feel like the ai is smarter than the many braindead people playing online
      I know showdown exists but that doesn't fix the games

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Because you don't need an internet connection for them, and they're still there in dead gens.

  11. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    normal battle tower sucks anyways

  12. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Oh please, nobody actually liked the rngfest facilities.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >rngfest
      git gud

  13. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Not having a battle tower killed any interest in playing the game beyond dex completion. There is quite literally no point in doing raids or raising Pokemon when I can just play Showdown.

  14. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    They cut so many things from this that make even less sense than no battle tower too
    >no save file playtime
    >no disabling battle animations
    >no shift/set mode
    All three of those were around since Japanese Red and Green, so they’re cutting stuff that’s been in place since back when they were even worse at coding than today.
    Other stuff they cut or changed:
    >no E4 + champion refights (again, something that’s been a thing since RG)
    >no Pokerus (been a thing since Gen 2, mechanically means EV training is horrible if you don’t want to grind up the half million+ to vitamin instead)
    >professors break the naming trend of being named after trees that’s been a thing since Oak
    >no separate rooms for each E4 member, which even RG did
    >gym challenges don’t even take place in the actual gyms anymore and are mostly completely menial garbage and maybe a trainer or two if you get lucky
    >taking classes in a Pokemon game when kids played Pokemon to get away from classes
    >regular breeding (picnics are hell to get eggs from)
    >reusable TMs, and somehow making getting more copies even more aggravating than in SwSh or BDSP
    >no ingame lottery (staple since Gen 2, and with enough trading a reliable daily source of PP Ups and Rare Candies)
    >level cap being PLA style instead of only applying to traded mons, while understandable for balance means you can’t have situations where you manage to catch something drastically stronger than anything you have and cruise to victory on it (like the Dugtrio in Diglett Tunnel or going for Zapdos early in Gen 1, or somehow shoving a legendary beast into a ball early on in Gen 2)
    >possibly move transfers when that’s been a thing since Gen 1 -> Gen 2

    There’s so many things they didn’t do that were series staples it makes me feel like these are just fangames

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >>no save file playtime
      That's on your trainer card, it's just hidden.
      They also got rid of the auto-load from sword & shield.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Where even is the trainer card?

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          It's buried under the pokedex menu.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        What's auto-load?

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          Sword & Shield just threw you right into the game, skipping the title screen.

          • 5 days ago
            Anonymous

            No it didn't. It still had a title screen, the same as SV. Just no save selection menu since that is made redundant now.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Disabling battle animations is gone? wow. I think they clearly must've had lots of trouble adapting battles to the overworld so sacrificed a lot for it. So much shit cut for open world.

      >Pokerus gone
      kino is gone, I suppose it doesn't matter but stil l sad

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >>no separate rooms for each E4 member, which even RG did
      that's good though because the members interact with each other, just wish the room at least changed colors since it looks like it could

  15. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    The Crystal Battle Tower is still the most bullshit BT in the franchise IMO, and it's why I love it so much. I built a team on cart specifically for the BT and still haven't gotten past 3 or 4 battles in a row.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Crystal is by far my favorite game in the series, but it is one of the worst Battle Towers. I did not understand that shit when I was 10 years old at all.

  16. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    The real crime is removing the Battle Factory. It was such a great idea. No need for raising a team beforehand, not as much bullshit RNG as some of the other facilities, just jump straight in and battle to your best ability.

  17. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    bdsp was pure kino

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