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  1. Though I haven't bought the DLC yet, I'm looking forward to seeing what the new characters have to offer for the gameplay and the world of Fódlan. Will they be added to the three houses we have, or will they be "neutral" by default and have to be recruited? Hopefully the new characters will be integrated into the main game rather than being exclusive to the new side story. (Though I don't think the main plot will be rewritten to accommodate them, so they likely won't be in any story scenes.) But on the "getting into the Officers Academy" thing, to get in enrolled it seems you need to pay a fee, pass the entrance exams, and be recommended by a noble (though the last part might not be a requirement, but it helps). These requirements are why most of the students are nobles or from merchant families, with the main exceptions being Dorothea (a famous songstress who "pulled some noble strings" to get in), Petra (probably paid for/sponsored by Duke Gerth), Dedue (paid for/sponsored by Dimitri), and Leonie (her village pooled their funds to pay for her enrollment and her father found a noble sponsor). The entrance exams seem to be the reason why there isn't an age limit to get in, so it's not very strange for an older than usual student to be enrolled.
  2. If you want to know, the library's description of House Riegan specifically says "The position of this house of dukes relies on the noble rank bestowed upon it by the Kingdom, well before the Alliance's founding." The library also says that they are descended from "one of the 10 Elites," which is what confuses me about the whole thing if they're related to House Blaiddyd. Maybe Blaiddyd and Riegan's brides were sisters or something?
  3. The library says that House Riegan was of high status before the Alliance was founded (which is expected, given that they're descended from one of the 10 Elites), but them being directly related to House Blaiddyd isn't mentioned elsewhere. Presently I just assume what Gatekeeper meant is that some Crestless members of House Blaiddyd married into House Riegan at some point, since the latter branching off from the former doesn't make much sense unless the elite Riegan happened to be related to Blaiddyd. It's probably not anything worth thinking about too much, but I was just wondering about it.
  4. During Chapter 15 of Crimson Flower (I think), Gatekeeper mentions that House Riegan branched off from the Blaiddyd royal family. I found this odd since it's never brought up anywhere else and Claude repeatedly mentions being descended from Riegan but never brings up his relation to Blaiddyd, so I was wondering if something was muddled during the translation process. I doubt anyone will go through the effort to check this but does Gatekeeper say anything different in the Japanese version, or is the dialogue basically the same?
  5. I think the point of Black and White was to emulate Gen I in that every Pokémon encountered before the final boss was new, but you could still transfer any previous Pokémon to those games. Gen VI was the time when Gen I nostalgia and "new battle mechanics that get dropped the next generation" (i.e. Mega Evolution, Z-Moves, etc.) started getting pushed, so make of that what you will.
  6. I don't think anyone's mentioned this yet, but Aegislash had its stats nerfed; Blade Forme has 140 in both offense stats instead of 150, and likewise Shield Forme has 140 defenses. On another interesting note, location based evolutions seem to be gone. Eevee evolves into Leafeon and Glaceon via Leaf/Ice Stone (though Espeon, Umbreon, and Sylveon keep their normal methods), and Charjabug evolves with a Thunder Stone. The Unova Pokémon keep their absurdly high evolution levels though. You can find the stats and evolution methods of all the included Pokémon here. Lastly, Gardevoir and its evolutionary relatives are now in the Humanlike egg group. Why did they change it now? Who knows! Though Nidorina and Nidoqueen aren't in, so I can't complain about them still being unable to breed for no apparent reason.
  7. My first impression from the datamine was surprise at there not being any new Mythicals, but it seems that there are two slots left open for them. Has Game Freak finally learned to add them in later? Also, that moment when you see Eternamax Eternatus's stats (at the bottom of the page).
  8. As another thing, the bug where you have to listen to the Song of the Nabateans and the Edge of Dawn in Japanese to unlock them in the music library is still present.
  9. I wonder if they'll explain why Anna has the Crest of Ernest? As for Jeritza, while I wish he has more supports, I'll be fine with it as long as it's explained
  10. From the extra menu's Support list, Jeritza can only support Byleth and Mercedes, but he can S-Support both genders of Byleth.
  11. So it's confirmed that Jeritza is Crimson Flower exclusive, good to know. I'll wait and see if the DLC content is worth it yet, but now I can finally start my CF playthrough! They said it would release before December 31. EDIT: Also here are the patch notes. Anna can be recruited after Chapter 3.
  12. Honestly, the biggest travesty with Sword and Shield will be when we find out that Stealth Rock is still in the game. Oh yeah, KOS-MOS time. Normally I would be inclined to believe Sakurai, but Nintendo picked all the DLC characters this time so I don't know how true this is.
  13. I dunno, I heard Persona 4: The Animation was pretty good. I'd make it a combination of the non-CF routes. Byleth leads the Black Eagles but also spends time with the other houses, giving Byleth and Edelgard a more personal connection while also giving Claude and Dimitri proper screentime. Byleth works together with both Dimitri and Claude after the timeskip, allowing for the inclusion of Dimitri's character arc and Claude's desire to unearth Fódlan's secrets. And within spoiler territory: Gee, this ended up being more detailed than I expected it to be. But I ended up making it a golden route so it's probably not any good.
  14. For real!? 45 minutes is waaaaaaaaay too long to only talk about one character. For comparison, Banjo and Kazooie's presentation was only 25 minutes long, and the final prerelease direct was 40 minutes long. Just what the heck is Sakurai going to talk about? EDIT: And just so you don't get any funny ideas, there won't be any new character announcements.
  15. That's right, Poison finally got its day despite there only being three legendaries this time. Fighting and Bug both got Legendaries/Mythicals in Gen V (Fighting got five in fact), leaving Poison as the odd type out until now (Fairy got lucky as it had a legendary in the generation it was introduced in). Ultra Beasts aren't considered legendary, so Nihilego doesn't count (despite it having the same stat total as the Tapus and Silvally, which are considered legendary).
  16. On another note, this generation marks a strange milestone for Poison-types (in addition to introducing the first Poison Legendary): as of Sword and Shield, Generations II through VIII have finally introduced more Poison-types than Gen I! That is, Gen I introduced 33 Poison-types, while every other generation put together has introduced 36 (it was 33 as of USUM).
  17. While I'm sympathetic towards people who had their favorites cut (Volcarona is absent and its one of my favorites) and the cut is most likely due to Game Freak's general mismanagement, I think the backlash is overblown since I doubt most people complaining were planning on using all of their favorites if they were included. I understand if people don't want to get the game because of it, but I want to see what Pokémon Home is like before I judge anything since I like all of the new Pokémon. (Though I'll say that Charizard being the only Kanto starter to get in is a legitimate grievance.)
  18. The Mew that comes with the Poké Ball Plus controller can also be transferred to Sword and Shield in addition to the Let's Go! games (as long as it wasn't already transferred to another game), which was confirmed some time ago. Mew will presumably be #401 in the Garar Pokédex, with any other Mythicals coming after. Anyway I made a list of how many Pokémon of each type were introduced. Galarian forms are in italics. Some types may be incorrect and I'll fix them later if they are.
  19. @Dai I'm pretty sure Gigantamax Eldegoss is fake. I was initially on the fence about getting these games, but these the new Pokémon are good enough to make getting them tempting. I want to understand exactly how Pokémon Home works first though, or maybe I can wait for the updated versions King's Sword and Hero's Shield.
  20. The Crests in the mural are organized in a particular way: the Crest of Seiros is on top surrounded by the Crests of the Four Saints, while the rest of the Crests are arranged clockwise in order of the Major Arcana they represent (starting with Ernest/The Fool, then Dominic/The Empress, etc., ending with Lamine/Judgement). The Crest of Timotheos is notably the only "missing Crest" to not be worn away. Mercedes and Felix's C-Support is altered if you view it after completing Mercedes's paralogue (which will basically never happen in a normal playthrough unless you never use them together).
  21. IS said here that Shadows of Valentia would be the last 3DS Fire Emblem game, so I'm not sure what to make of this rumor unless SoV sold better than expected and they changed their minds... though Yamagami said it would probably be the last 3DS game, if you want to be technical.
  22. Besides Galarian Corsola and Cursola, here are Milcery, Alcremie's preevolution, and Chewtle, Drednaw's preevolution: @X-Naut's images are broken as of now so here are Galarian Corsola and Cursola, both pure Ghost (and horrifying):
  23. Pure Fire, all of the starters are single-typed this time.
  24. Technically they were never announced, but a month ago it was found that the Japanese Dynamax picture site has codenames for all of its Pokémon based on their evolutionary stage: Scorbunny: Usagi1 Sobble: Chameleon1 Grookey: Gorilla1 Yamper: Inu1 Rolycoly: Sekitan1 Wooloo: Wool1 Corviknight: Gcommondori3 Alcremie: Gcream2 Morpeko: Pospika Polteageist: Teacup2 Gigantamax Drednaw: Gkame2 Duraludon: Haganedoragon Gossifleur: Touwata1 Alcremie, Drednaw, and Polteageist all have a 2, which indicates that they all have preevolutions. All of the Pokémon with 1 have evolutions, Corviknight has two preevolutions since it has a 3, and Morpeko and Duraludon are standalone because they lack numbers.
  25. I decided to make lists of the new stuff we know so far. Just for fun, I bolded the Pokémon that were announced prerelease. New Pokémon: Galarian forms: Gigantamax forms:
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