This week, fans nitpicked about the water physics in Pokemon Sword and Shield. They first questioned why the lake does not produce any ripples after Gyarados emerges from it:
Then they also looked at past Pokemon games, questioning why Game Freak didn’t bother to animate waves and ripples into the Pokemon games:
Here are some reactions from the Pokemon community upon these revelations:
“It looks like oil more than water.” – Caronte0
“Why is Lapras sitting on the water and not in it?” – saltypuddingmountain
“Oh my God! I got it! The villains this time will be ExxonMobil!” – AnnTauz
“Hardly looks like water either. Just looks like Gyrados is clipping through sludge.” – Letmyplay
“H I G H Q U A L I T Y A N I M A T I O N S” – zamtraic
“I wish they’d stay with the stylized water we had in the 3DS games, at least style-wise. The new one doesn’t mesh well with the surroundings at all.
This is one of those things were I’d say, yeah, this is definitely just a work in progress. But games don’t usually change much anymore 4 months from release, do they?” – JoJoX200
What do you think?