The next generation of Pokemon games is here! Pokemon Sword and Shield will be released on the Nintendo Switch later this year, marking the very first time a main Pokemon game will come to a console instead of the Nintendo handheld.
Which is the very reason I probably won’t get to play this one.
The video looks great! The graphics, the world, the everything; it looks like the classic Pokemon game, while reveling in the true size and power of a console. It’s everything we Pokemon fans could possibly want!
Except I’m probably not about to shell out $300 for a Nintendo Switch.
Here are the new starters. I think I’m leaning towards the grass starter. Looks like a parrot/monkey hybrid. Though I’ll save my final decision for when I see their final evolutions.
Though I’ll probably never get to play.
Look, I thought I’d sworn off consoles years ago by switching to full-time Steam games on PC. Then I went and splurged $400 on a Playstation 4 last year! Now you expect me to spend another $300 on a Nintendo Switch just so that I can play Pokemon Sword and/or Shield?
Granted, there’s a bunch of other Switch games I’d love to play, but I’m not made of money for video game consoles! And granted, I bought both my Nintendo DS and my Nintendo 3DS specifically to play the newly released Pokemon game, and rarely ever played any other handheld games. But I largely regretted spending so much just to play the new Pokemon game.
So no, this isn’t happening. I’m not buying a Nintendo Switch.
I have been a fan of pokemon since Red/Blue, when I randomly decided to get the game for my old school original Game Boy after reading a magazine article. I’ve played every main generation…though I completely avoided the card game, all spin-off video games and barely watched the anime. So maybe I’m not the world’s biggest fan.
But the very existence of the Detective Pikachu movie is blowing my freakin’ mind!
This is pure madness. How else do you explain this trailer? All those realistic looking pokemon! All those surprises! And I love that song! That this movie exists, and could be amazing, and could kick off a whole new franchise of realistic live action pokemon movies, is just the sweetest idea ever.
Though I don’t really like Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu.
Also, somebody ask me about my Master Six pokemon fan fiction. I’ve been sitting on those ideas since I was a teenager writing fan fiction.
When I first heard they were making a movie called “Detective Pikachu”, I giggled at the Internet’s campaign to make Danny DeVito do the voice. That would have been hilarious.
Now that we have an actual first trailer, my mind is boggled for reasons I never expected.
A live action Pokemon movie?! With creepily realistically animated pokemon?! Like, the Pokemon universe created in live action? And the story they go with is Pikachu as some kind of snarky private investigator?! It’s madness!
Clearly we were always meant to take Detective Pikachu seriously.
I enjoyed Pokemon Sun and Moon. It had some unique twists to the same old story, and the graphics were just super. There’s a new, super version coming out soon, but I think I’ll pass…or maybe I’ll buy it! I haven’t decided yet! Either way, here’s an Honest Trailer!
Good times. I think fun was had by all.