This is pretty interesting, defensive shield and offensive sword mechanics might be confirmed?
We have a bunch of pokemon that do unique animation when attacking though.
pretty sure it's just supposed to be qn angry triangle eye
>>37986617it just looks evil, how else should they give it any expressions you retarded faggots.>new game mechanicsbwahaha sure for a single pokemon everyone hates.
Considering it’s a shillmon, I wouldn’t be surprised if we got alternate forms.
>>37986617Meowth's claws break the first time he hits Meltan, they probably just broke because he's fucking metal. And a pokemon getting angry and doing a big attack is fucking standard as hell. Sword and Shield's thing will probably be some kind of attack/defense mode switch thing, but I don't think this anime scene has anything to do with it.
>>37986628>gen 1 meltanOkay he is based now
>>37986639This is definitively new tho. Not even Meltan's concept art makes allusion to being able to do that
>>37986681Could just have been made for the anime, as Sun and Moon uses very expressive animation etc
>>37986617Aint that just it being angry?
>>37986681>clearly shows that the eye can transform to show expressionsDid you expect the concept art to show every possible expression?
>>37986617SWORD AND SHIELD LITERALLY BASED ON AEGISLASHLITERALLY
>>37986617Just like the orange shuriken right?
>>37986878You'd expect the concept art to show if its eye can be used as a physical attack by sharpening it into a blade - that's a fairly oddball detail that I'd expect would need explicit documentation.
>>37986935That's not what happening in the pics though.Also not outside what I'd expect from anime-original stuff since its eye is probably some kind of ferrofluid like the rest of its body.
So what you are saying is possibly Meltan is related to Sword and Shield?Interesting...
>>37986935It's not using as a weapon, just signifying a mode change.But I think it's all taken out of context. It could just be angry and the Meowth's claws would just normally break on the metal nut anyway. The eye turning red could just signify an attack is impending, like Mewtwo's eyes glowing.
>>37986617>anime scenehas a very big chance to be fucking nothing or just a meltan thing, but I hope that this is the gen8 gimmick.Because anything else will probably be stupid>>37986926It could be said that the orange shuriken was a sort of hint for Z-moves
>>37987012The symbol for sword and shield does kind of work as a representation of mode switching
>>37986617>defensive shield and offensive sword mechanicsseriously?
>>37986617>Shield only has defense mode as an option>Have to buy Sword to use offensive mode or the third version to use both
>>37986681ouch.. does it hurt?