According to the authors of Game Freak, the Sword and Shield Pokemon will have models created from scratch. Yet, based on the information collected and shared on the net by the well-known Sabi insider through their social channels, the polygonal models of the Sword and Shield Pokemon will be “recycled” by the other games in the series.
The Sabi insider, who recently became the protagonist of many pre E3 leaks later revealed to be truthful, disputes the Japanese developers with the statements reported in the Famitsu columns and translated (according to him wrongly) by the community which states that the old Pokémon in the Galar region will be completely rebuilt from scratch, that is, without drawing on polygonal patterns and textures that characterize creatures in titles like Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu and Eevee or even those for Nintendo 3DS.
Well, according to Sabi the statements translated and taken up by Famitsu would be “out of context”: according to him, in fact, the authors of Game Freak will reuse the models, textures, and animations developed in previous Pokemon games, only to improve them if necessary. The new Pokémon of Sword and Shield, obviously, will undergo a different treatment and will require the development from scratch of every graphic, ludic and artistic element that will concern them, including the dynamics of gameplay based on the Dynamax function and on the newly announced Gigamax.
Waiting to receive an official comment from the Japanese authors of Game Freak or directly from The Pokemon Company, we remind all fans of the series that the release of Pokemon Spada and Scudo is scheduled for November 15 exclusively on Nintendo Switch (but it can also be played on the brand new Switch Lite).
It turns out that Reddit post that exploded yesterday claiming all Pokemon models were remade from scratch was a lie, by taking something out of context.
A related tweet you may find interesting: https://t.co/H1N9SkLCjP
More Pokemon community infighting… We live in a society https://t.co/8U5P6P2s8j
— Sabi (@New_WabiSabi) July 14, 2019
I know that this isn't proof, but it's at least some supporting evidence that the models are at least not significantly different from before. Sword and Shield on left, 3DS on right. Once the game comes out, I intend to get to the bottom of this by comparing the raw 3D models. pic.twitter.com/cWN0pgo1wr
— DJTHED (@_DJTHED) July 13, 2019