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Datamining of the game has started (from the preloaded version).

Things to note:
* There are 435 pokémon in the game data, so a bit more than the Galar pokédex. Probably for future events (like :mew:​, available with a Pokéball Plus, but not in the pokédex). Most are legendary or fabulous pokémons. Kanto and Alola starters are here, and Alola forms of pokémon already present in game. Also, two pokémons are "reserved", probably for new fabulous pokémons.
* Move removal: Z moves (because lack of Z crystal), moves that have little use (Flash, Bubble, Psywave), moves only learnt by pokémon not in game (Steamroller, Magnet Bomb), moves hard to use effectively (Me First, Hidden Power), and probably never used in competition.

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@Feufochmar i wouldnt say hidden power isnt used on competitive battles, the move is often used as coverage.

but everything else seems disappointing too (the graphics, 15 hours game etc)

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@whimsicott 15 hours game by doing a speedrun in fact (the streamer was rushing).

Hidden Power is hard to effectively get correctly in game (unlike showdown, where you can set the variables as you want, but GF doesn't care about showdown). You needed a lot of chance when breeding to have the IV, nature, ability and hidden power you wanted (getting the IV, nature and ability is already time consuming enough - I filled lots of boxes when doing this). So not very used in official battles.

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@Feufochmar wtf they removed hidden power?

i can see the argument for not wanting everyone to have free coverage but it's not like it was super strong...

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@monorail Before being at 60BP, its strength depended on the IV too. Also, the only pokémon that absolutely needs it, :unown:​, is not in the game.

Given what was found and shown, keeping Hidden Power would have meant being able to set its type in some way independently of IV (since because the stats booster items now change IV, they would also change the Hidden Power type).

I wonder if they have enlarged the movepool of pokémons with new TM or move tutors in order to get the coverage provided by hidden power.

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@Feufochmar oh shit actually changing IVs is pretty neat

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