Andrew Rockett

Pokémon Sword and Shield, now just a few days away from release, have made some very controversial changes to the series formula by, among other things, removing hundreds of Pokémon and dozens of moves for the first time ever. However, abandoning series staples happens pretty often in Pokémon games. In fact, abandoning fun game conventions practically is a series staple at this point. There are tons of great features, like Pokémon walking behind you, extra regions (and extensive postgames in general), secret bases, and much more that only ever appeared in one or two games before disappearing off the face of […]

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