Hmm, I do like the Ability of having "version exclusive" Gyms. It's sort of like Black and White and the Gym featuring Cilan, Chili and Cress. While not a version exclusive in the way here, who you face can differ from each playthrough, depending on your choice of starter.
Alcremie feels like Pokémon's take on Madolche.
Yeah, Megas only worked because all but 1 Pokémon were from past Generations and it felt less like "they should just be normal evolutions" and more like an optional buff. With Gigantamaxing, it feels like most new Pokémon to get them are just weak otherwise. So basically, GF made a bunch of Pokémon weak on purpose to advertise their lame gimmick that won't last past 1 Generation.I would have preferred if pokemon who got gigantamax forms got normal evolutions instead. That or just keeping megas. It just feels like really good designs being wasted. (Especially the adorable cake alcremie). We all know by the next game or two theyll just ditch the mechanic like everything else.
I've given up on this game, but at least there's some cool new designs. I really like Duraludon.
We HAVE to get them in a raid? That's so stupid! Raids are pretty much designed to screw people over, because only 1 Pokémon can Dynamax at a time and the Raid Pokémon can't be caught more than once. Not like the Switch has speakers either, so you can't communicate with anyone outside of a phone or a computer and even THEN you need their contact details.Since we might not get the existing mega evolutions in this game, do you think we'll get the existing mega evolutions just rebranded as Gigantamaxed Pokemon? I hope so, otherwise this will be the first time Pokemon forms (outside of Shadow Lugia and Spiky-Eared Pichu) will relegated to the dustbin of history, which will be sad. (That or maybe mega evolutions could be turned into aesthetic forms of the normal Pokemon, but stay around outside of battle (that would be quite awesome and I'd be very happy with that))
But I'm also sort of with AshCo on some of these Gigantamax forms, in that I'd prefer them as standard evolutions, mostly because the whole oversized look ruins their appearance imo and especially because I don't want to see them disappear like Mega Evolutions might when the Dynamax and Gigantamax mechanics inevitably die off and get replaced.
Edit: Not to mention that you can only Gigantamax Pokemon that you caught in raid battles so if you want to Gigantamax a Drednaw or Alcremie, you can't breed for it, you have to catch it in a raid battle, which means that we best hope that bottle caps and Hyper Training return in Gen 8 (which they should), otherwise this fact essentially renders the Gigantamax Pokemon competitively unusable until someone releases software (or something like an action replay) for us to edit our Pokemon stats like we currently have for the 3DS (this is, of course, if the Pokemon is usable even with its best stats) (also, if Pokemon caught in Dynamax Raid Battles are guaranteed 3 Max IVs like Legendary Pokemon, this might actually mostly offset the problem).