Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Release 19th Nov 2021

I find it strange that none of the leakers have shown the Underground or Amity Square yet
This is a bit concerning actually. I don't believe it's been confirmed if the expanded dex can be accessed via the Grand Underground until post game, unless I missed it somehow. Otherwise, we're looking at a straight copy of the DP regional dex, removing shit like Glaceon, Gliscor etc. as potential options. I'm watching out for this one.

Would love if there was an easier way to obtain and use trade evo's too like Electivire and Magmortar. That would be a game changer.
 
A BDSP styled BW1 (or 2) wouldn't be as aggravating, personally.

DP is annoying because it just had all these issues big & small that Platinum more or less fixed and that a remake should have taken more from.
But BW1 is like...fine on that front. Yeah there's some nagging qualities to it like there is any game, I wouldn't say no to tweaks to the rosters or whatever, but as it is, it was a solid game(s). Felt very complete. Issues to it were more things that will just never be changed (those evolution levels) in any capacity.
I also think that while this specific chibi style wouldn't be a good fit (I suspect they'd at least make them a little taller and skinnier to imitate the proportions of the spirtes though), the environmental and lighting stuff BDSP has would fit Unova like a glove and I'd be down for seeing that. Maybe turn the entralink into another wild area like thing as a replacement for the dream world.

EXP Share would be annoying because frankly the unova games had the best level curve with its exp system as is, but alas, that's just never going to be an option anymore so OH WELL.

This is a bit concerning actually. I don't believe it's been confirmed if the expanded dex can be accessed via the Grand Underground until post game, unless I missed it somehow. Otherwise, we're looking at a straight copy of the DP regional dex, removing shit like Glaceon, Gliscor etc. as potential options. I'm watching out for this one.

Would love if there was an easier way to obtain and use trade evo's too like Electivire and Magmortar. That would be a game changer.
There's nothing to be concerned about, they're just rushing to the end.
We've already seen examples of random non DP-dex pokemon in the preview footage that's set around gardenia's gym.
 
I'm gonna hold out hope that the level curve isn't as downright stupid as the leaks are implying. Like, the leaker, after all, is trying to just speed through, right? Stands to reason they'd use every trick at their disposal, then, yeah? The starters were traded, bunch of stuff has the affection bonuses, that's some massive Exp. gains. I mean, is it not possible that Exp. gaining itself might have been adjusted to account for the Exp. All mechanic, as opposed to the levels being adjusted? I genuinely don't know, and for all I know we could already have video evidence to disprove this, but I'd like to think that they could have adjusted things so that under normal circumstances (no traded mons, no affection bonuses, no excessive grinding), you merely end up roughly on par with the enemies as opposed to outpacing them effortlessly.

I'm not even sweating the D/P teams. It's clear they're making admirable efforts to work with those, make them actually worthy opponents, and I respect that. I for one welcome the triumphant return of Volkner's Octillery and Ambipom, Candice's Medicham, Flint's Lopunny, Steelix, and Drifblim, and I'm presuming Bertha's Sudowoodo.
 
I want 5th gen remakes to replay BW2 knowing that my 35 Euros game I bought in 2012 for the Nintendo DS has between x3 and x5 times more content that whatever Game Freak (or better, whoever they lend the work to) is selling for 60 Euros in Switch Pro 12 years after.
 
I'm gonna hold out hope that the level curve isn't as downright stupid as the leaks are implying.
We already know all the relevant info to calculate the curve ourselves.

All battles use DP rosters and levels. (Naturally with new moves and other twists.)
The Exp. All functions exactly the same as it has been since Gen 6, but forced like SwSh.
The scaling exp. gains of Gen 5-onward are in, just like they were in SwSh.

In practice, we need to remember how OG DP's curve was like.
 
I find it strange that none of the leakers have shown the Underground or Amity Square yet
I wouldn't say so. Maybe for Amity Square, but the Grand Underground is (pun intended) the grand feature of these remakes. It would get him sued in no time for how much attention it'd get.
 

Reminder that Dialga used to fire Roar of Time from its Diamond chest or mouth in XY-SwSh. Someone DELIBERATELY chose that now it fires it from the forehead.:blobwizard:
Wait... I know what happened.

Iirc, one of the attack parameters is which model bone/point you want it to shoot from.

In SwSh, it's probably the chest. The build up is near the center and because of Dialga's generic ranged attack animation, it looks like it's building up in front of the diamond and it's firing from the mouth.

In BDSP, someone probably looked at the anchor and changed it to the mouth without checking how it looked and now we got this mess.
 
We already know all the relevant info to calculate the curve ourselves.

All battles use DP rosters and levels. (Naturally with new moves and other twists.)
The Exp. All functions exactly the same as it has been since Gen 6, but forced like SwSh.
The scaling exp. gains of Gen 5-onward are in, just like they were in SwSh.

In practice, we need to remember how OG DP's curve was like.
I don't think it's a stretch to say that the level curve isn't too different from soloing the game with your starter (which I did back when I played the games for the first time).
 
Everyone else: Ramanas?!

me: hee hoo tiny dialga following us
That was expected. Same deal as literally every other mon. Reduced to chibi size. When Onix showed up in the Grand Underground, the jig was up.

btw, Battle Tower Streaks are back. This is not SwSh's version of BT.
 
Also a quick Google of 'Ramanas' gives a Ramanas Rose, a type of Shrub
Looking that up on Wikipedia to see if we can use this as any sort of hint... apparently it's an invasive species. That... sounds strangely apt for Pal Park, considering its whole schtick was importing Pokémon from past games, many of which were not native to Sinnoh. But surely it can't serve a similar function in this day and age...?
 

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