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2 years ago#1
Just thought I'd make this topic to discuss the new Bond mechanic that's coming in the new games, and with it a 'new battle structure' (those are the words of Nintendo's CEO)

Obviously as we have seen in the trailers there won't be any massive changes to the way battles are done. However below I have my idea of what the new Bond mechanic could entail, and this 'new battle structure':

- The Bond mechanic will work like happiness, except as your bond with your Pokemon increases, so will its IV's (capping at 31)(This would obviously take a while to max out the Bond Value, much longer than that of the happiness value in the older games, and Bond 'points' can be gained through other means (maybe beating something very difficult in the game)).

If they did this, people who bred/RNG'd for perfectly IV'd Pokemon would be rewarded for doing so as they then don't have to go through the trouble of maxing out the Bond with their Pokemon, and those who do not breed for perfect IV's (or RNG) can still achieve perfect IV's on their Pokemon through increasing them slowly with the Bond mechanic. This will enable for a more equal playing field and would reward hardcore players while also enabling casuals to attain competitive Pokemon.

As for the New Battle Structure, I wouldn't be surprised if they add some new features to battles (such as the 'Call' feature). It could also be alluding to the fact that maybe this change to 3DS will restrict us from transferring over our old Pokemon (which would suck but also has its benefits).

What do you guys/girls think?
2 years ago#2
So basically you can bond with your Pokemon to boost their IVs?
That would be interesting...
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2 years ago#3
I suspect it's the method Eevee is going to use to evolve into Sylveon.
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2 years ago#4
Plausible. You have bragging rights if this happens
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2 years ago#5
It's gonna suck. That's my speculation
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2 years ago#6
I hope so, I hate how IVs are set up now. Hopefully bondage will eliminate the need for grinding too.
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2 years ago#7
It would be annoying for strategies that require minimizing your speed, but aside from that, it's not a bad idea. It kinda defeats the purpose of IVs existing, but oh well.
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2 years ago#8
westonticklee posted...
It's gonna suck. That's my speculation


I think it's probably going to fix a lot of things in the series.
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2 years ago#9
Do we even know that there is a "bond mechanic"? All I recall is them saying "new ways to bond with your Pokémon", which is ridiculously vague and may not even refer to a new mechanic at all.
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2 years ago#10
CakeOfLies posted...
westonticklee posted...
It's gonna suck. That's my speculation


I think it's probably going to fix a lot of things in the series.


Is it gonna fix that disaster of a pokemon known as ewtwo?
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