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danni-dollarsign · 15 hours ago
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[Mini SWSH Essay] Bede & Hop: Complements?
Man... just really thinking about how Hop and Bede are actually two very good complements of each other in the narrative of Sword and Shield, and bring out what I interpret as the moral/meaning of the game.
Hop is the younger brother of the champion of the region. He's proud of his brother, seeing the world through rose-colored glasses as all he can imagine is just how great he could be as champion, too. It’s obvious that Hop was driven to do the gym challenge primarily because of Leon (whether it’s because he wants to prove his own strength or because he thinks it’ll grant him recognition aside from the relationship he has to Leon, I’m unsure), but he certain displays pride whenever Leon offers praise or encouragement for his journey.
Bede is an orphan that Rose saw promise in, and thus gave a pokemon to. That marks itself in Bede’s mind as his turning point, his opportunity to ascend societal ranks in order to prove that Rose’s actions were not in vain. Though Rose did indeed see promise in Bede, there is an obvious instance that the power of that decision means totally different things to the both of them (to Bede it changed his life; to Rose, well, let’s be honest, he forgot who Bede even was at one point so I think it’s safe to assume that this wasn’t the first time Rose has done something like that to a promising child). Bede’s entire drive for doing the gym challenge is his determination to prove Rose that he is the obvious choice, the next star of the Galar Pokemon League. Rose does seem to display some trust in Bede (he lends him his Copperajah, after all), so it wouldn’t be so bold to assume that Rose does have a level of sincere faith in Bede’s abilities, and thus is likely to offer encouragement and praise when they cross paths.
In a way, they’re both incredibly similar even in personality. Hop can be cheeky with his pride (in typical Pokemon Rival, “I’m SO gonna beat you this time” while you just DESTROY him in battle) and has tons of confidence in his skill at the beginning of the journey. Bede does as well, but that pride is of a different variety that we really want to label as just plain “pride”. Which is true, but his almost seems more desperate. And this is where the foil aspect really kicks in. 
Where Hop has had resources to learn and grow like a flower in a pot, Bede had to develop his skill in a bit more of harsher elements (that is, assuming he was in the orphanage for a hot minute after his encounter with Rose). Bede had no choice but to convince himself that he was worthy of being champion, whereas Hop never thought to consider anything but. Neither of these ideas are objectively “good” or “bad” - but certainly they were opposite enough of each other to have sparked the tension between the two. 
In order for either of them to grow as individuals, they had to face their own greatest fears, only to see that the fear was nothing more than a shadow in the darkness. Hop faced the possibility that he wasn’t a prodigal trainer like his brother; his fear grew darker and darker, spiraling him into a state of anxiety (by Pokemon standards, of course) that it takes the player to really pull him back into reality to see the truth for himself. Once the fear is gone, Hop realizes that the monsters in the darkness were only shadows, and now there is room for him to decide for himself: Who could Hop possibly become? Who does he want to become? Bede, on the other hand, faced his fears at his own hands; his own decisions bringing about the possibility that he really isn’t worth all that he hoped to be. Similar to Hop, it isn’t until he gets some guidance from Opal that he wakes up to a brighter reality - that worth isn’t found in someone else, but in your own self. He stands against the player, determined to prove to the world that he does have promise against what he thinks everyone else assumes about him. And as a result, he’s confused to find that the region is inspired by his revelation, and thus validate him.
Both kids were really just victims of their own fears, their own worries of “What if I’m not good enough?” But thinking about it more, SW/SH is really all about learning to accept yourself as who you are and becoming the best version of that. Never settling for being the bare minimum, but then again, not tearing yourself apart trying to become an idealized dream of what you believe is perfect. I kind of like the moral of it being about coming of age, and coming into yourself. Of course, with plenty of giant monster fights to add some flavor.
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raidya · 20 hours ago
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I COULDNT RESIST MYSELF SKS
[ ok to reblog ]
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gottastim · 21 hours ago
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gloria (pokemon sword + shield) stimboard
☔ ☔ ☔ | ☔ 🍛 ☔ | ☔ ☔ ☔
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piershoesz · a day ago
This is kind of a weird question, but how do you think bede would handle a breakup? I saw a headcannon that he’d be broken because of his past and trust issues and that was super sad!
𝗔/𝗡: 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹, 𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗻! 𝗜 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁!
𝗛𝗼𝘄 (𝗜 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸) 𝗕𝗲𝗱𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗮 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝘂𝗽
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- If I’m being honest, I think he’ll probably won’t handle it too well in the beginning. Bede to me strikes as somebody who has a hard time letting people in, so seeing somebody so special to him leave will probably hurt a lot.
- Bede would probably be very distant and cold in the beginning of the breakup. It’s still fresh in his mind, and he’s still sorting out his emotions.
- Though he acts confident and cool at the gym, it's easy for everyone to see it eating away at him constantly. Opal even pulls him aside before a battle to ask him if he’ll be alright.
- So yes, basically in the beginning he’d probably be a bit rattled. However, I think as time goes on he’ll begin to mellow and realize you had your own reasons for wanting to split.
- Once he takes into account your feelings, he’ll realize he needs to let go a bit, and so he will.
- Overall, Bede may get a bit snappy and harsh in the beginning, but when time starts to pass, he’ll begin to relax a bit more on it, and you two eventually become good friends again!
⊱ ────── {⋅. ✯ .⋅} ────── ⊰
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grimmsnarled · a day ago
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the actual worst bit of SwSh’s writing is Sonia constantly using that statue in that one hotel as gospel source/information, when the hotel has nothing to do with the Galar legend and as far as we know, the statue has no significance.
Like, girl. Everything you see in Galar that relates to the legend shows that there are two people/weapons/Pokemon, but Sonia saw a random statue in a random hotel and gets the worst case of Anchor Cognitive Bias I’ve ever seen. If the player and the character are given the same information, the character should be as informed and aware as the player. Otherwise, you make a character - in this case, one that’s supposed to be intelligent - look like a dumbass who wouldn’t be able to escape a locked room if the key was hanging on the doorknob. 
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raidya · 2 days ago
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raidya - date night
Repost cause i forgot to include something on Raihan’s hoodie
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electro-kins · 2 days ago
Hi! Can I get a Pokémon kin match up? Male gender preference, please. I’m pretty girly and cutesy, and I’m a definite homebody. I love to take care of my garden, snuggle up with my kitties, and work on mini projects (art, bread making, embroidery, etc.) I struggle with some tough social anxiety, so my friend group is limited to only a couple of people. I’m silly and talkative when I’m with the people I trust. I also love love! Lovecore is a big aspect of my personality lol. I’m a very sensitive and emotional person as well, so I can definitely be considered a cry baby. Thanks so much!
you kin...
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MILO!!
hii you sound so lovely!! milo loves the outdoors/nature as a grass type gym leader so naturally he'd love gardening too <3 his version of snuggling with kitties would be with wooloo (๑>◡<๑) he's emotional, silly and so into lovecore. thanks for the request, i hope you're happy with the result!! sorry if you were expecting a character from a different generation, i mostly know the characters from sword and shield ö
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nutstomper-47 · 5 days ago
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i really just said "some people are horny for incineroar" and the whole discord server lost their shit in anger
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0ctaslash · 5 days ago
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i wish Rose and Peony's strained relationship was touched upon more than just being talked about briefly by Peony's card. i could probably do something with it and compare it to how strained Dylan and Silver were as brothers in the past before making up.
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sparkstarkart · 6 days ago
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Hello babes I still love Them<3 
doodled on the train and found some time to colour digitally :3
[make my day with a 🔁]
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esmeebeek · 6 days ago
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Meeting place
I’m still so very sad there are no more Twilight Wings episodes to watch because they were so beautiful and it was nice to get to know more about the characters.
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danni-dollarsign · 6 days ago
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song vibes I get from random SWSH characters (but it’s all Vocaloid songs)
Lol don’t take this seriously - it’s just a list of songs I love that remind me of certain SWSH characters for really random reasons so yeah lol a-here we gooo
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Sonia: “Chaotic Love Revolution” // Police Piccadilly
Alister: “People Become Ghosts” // ive (no I will not take constructive criticism on this decision)
Milo: “Coward Montblanc” // Deco*27
Raihan: “Persecution Complex Cellphone Girl” // Giga-P
Piers: “Unhappy Refrain” // wowaka
Leon: “There’s Another Maze Ahead” // Kikuo (lol but seriously) “ROKI” // Mikito-P
Gloria: (literally anything by Nayutalien dfhgfhdjghd but specifically) “Dance of Venus” // Nayutalien
Victor: “Common World Domination” // Pinocchio-P
Hop: “Rolling Girl” // wowaka
Marnie: “Raspberry*Monster” // HoneyWorks
Bede: “Airhead” // Picon
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B O N U S :
Ball Guy: “The Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee” // Utata-P
Sordbert & Shieldward or whatever the fuck their names are: “Childish War” // Giga-P
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