RPG Backtrack 271 – Say Hello to the Welcome Onix
This week’s backtrack takes us to the Galar region, where we fight in a soccer stadium with a Pokémon that’s shaped like a teapot. It’s time to talk about Pokémon Sword and Shield, with guests Cassandra and Jon.
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I was doubly unlucky when it came to Sword and Shield; there’s a video of me playing the game at the last in-person E3 off screen (which the rest of that story is a matter for the courts), and then I played most of Sword while in the hospital. I was only through two badges when I went in just after the game launched, and was still in the hospital when I beat it.
I couldn’t even one shot Leon’s Charizard with a Coalossal (the Rock/Fire type introduced in the game) as it hung on from a Max Rockfall with what had to be 1HP: the only reason it went down was because the move initiates a Sandstorm.