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Pokémon returns on the 3DS for what seems to be the last hurrah for the system. New legendaries, new starters, new region, new modes...it's a whole new world, with a brand-new attitude! But you still gotta catch 'em all. Be the best that you can be!



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Posted: 06/15/16, 02:41:43  - Edited by 
 on: 06/15/16, 02:44:50
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Can you have a Mon follow you around?
Posted: 11/23/16, 02:30:54
@Mop it up no, but you can have a fish that summons a bunch of other fish to form one giant fish made of fish.

That's way better.
Posted: 11/23/16, 03:13:44
pokepal148 said:
Apparently there's a save glitch if you save in a pokemon center so don't do that.

Uh oh. That's where I saved last.
Posted: 11/23/16, 14:06:37
@pokepal148

I heard that this was only a problem if you're using a mod to improve your Pokémon. I think it was on mynintendo? Anyway, I think it would be better to play it safe and not save there at all.

@GameDadGrant

I just can't be bothered to fool with it haha. I tried getting into the pelago island thing because I heard that it replaced day cares, but again, I just can't be bothered. I don't find this kind of side stuff enjoyable, but I guess it's nice for those who want it.
Posted: 11/23/16, 17:31:01
By the way everyone; be sure to grab your free Munchlax from the Mystery Gift option on the main menu! Connect to the internet and you'll get Munchlax and a Z-move for it when it evolves into Snorlax. Sweet!

@Hero_Of_Hyrule

Yeah, I can dig it. Extra content is extra content. Cool for those that want it, unnecessary for those that want to skip it. Win/win.
Posted: 11/23/16, 22:01:09
By the way, I read this on another forum. Take heed, trainers!

Spork3245 said:
WARNING: do not level up Pokemon in the festival's rare cafe. I don't know if it's a bug or is intentional, but if a Pokemon is supposed to learn a move at a new level when leveled up to said level (ie: Kadabra learns Psybeam at lvl 21) it will not learn the move if leveled up via the rare cafe and will never learn said move except via the re-learner. I haven't used the cafe for any of my Pokemon, but I read about this issue on another forum when I was trying to figure out when Kadabra would learn something offensive

You've been warned!
Posted: 11/24/16, 18:19:36
@GameDadGrant

Thanks for the reminder on Munchlax! And great on the note for the glitch.

Where are you at in the game?

I just made it to the second island. I'm still a little in the dark on how the trials and captains and stuff all work… it's a little weird since it's not equal across all four islands, but I am having a lot of fun so far!

I'm catching every new Pokemon I can, due to my striving of a Living Dex. It's completely different than I normally try to play.
Posted: 11/24/16, 21:12:48
Having fun with it so far, and I like most of the changes they've made. I don't understand the whole festival thing though. I miss having the online stuff at my fingertips. Can you still get live alerts from people who want to battle you?
Posted: 11/24/16, 21:20:46
Wild Pokémon calling for help would be fine if it happened ONCE IN A WHILE... Sigh.
So annoying.

Also, I wish there was an option to turn off battle animations but show the Z Moves.
Posted: 11/25/16, 18:08:57  - Edited by 
 on: 11/25/16, 18:09:51
Between the festival stuff and the fact that I haven't found a good spot for hatching eggs I have a feeling that most of my breeding activity will be done in ORAS when possible.
Posted: 11/27/16, 02:06:55
@DrFinkelstein

I'm still on the first island. I haven't been able to play as much as I would like due to a health issue I'm dealing with lately. I haven't been able to post much lately either due to that. Or even watch TV! Hopefully I'll be over this by next week so I can really dig in. I have a lot of catching up to do.
Posted: 11/27/16, 16:48:45
@GameDadGrant

Good luck with everything!
Posted: 11/27/16, 22:23:06
@DrFinkelstein

Thanks! I'm on some decent pain-killers right now so I'm feeling...fiiiiiiiiiiine. I think...? Ha ha.

Maybe I'll boot up some Moon tonight!
Posted: 11/28/16, 02:07:08
I basically realized that I need to get a full team at some point considering I just cleared the last trial on the third island and still only have 4 pokemon on my team.

I now have a Golbat and gabite that I need to train up to par with the rest of my team. if I'd known Rowlett doesn't keep its flying type on evolution I'd have been using a Zubat from the start.
Posted: 11/29/16, 02:45:15
@pokepal148

The same thing happened to me. Determined not to be screwed with three of the same type like I was by going into Pokémon Y uninformed, I looked into rowlet's final form before starting. obvioualy a flying type, right. It's an owl with big freaking wings. Only to be surprised when it turned out to be part ghost instead, leaving me with 3 ghosts on my team. I ended up having to get rid of the redundant typing later on since one of my other Pokémon wasn't working out, so it all ended up fine, haha.

Oh, and running up and down the coastal street of heahea city worked pretty well for me when it came to hatching eggs.
Posted: 11/29/16, 04:36:25  - Edited by 
 on: 11/29/16, 04:39:05
I have to pay to use one of the Pokemon Centers in this game? What is this garbage!?!?!? 0/10! Worst Pokemon game #GenWunner

Also it's a good thing I nabbed Gabite and Golbat (Who has already evolved into Crobat) because Lusamine would have probably slaughtered me if I didn't.
Posted: 11/29/16, 07:02:36  - Edited by 
 on: 11/29/16, 11:25:12
So this game has grabbed me hard. I spent most of thanksgiving break playing it, finishing the main story 2 days ago. This is the first time I've really considered completing a pokedex. Yjhanks to the GTS I'm at 75% for the regional dex at about 60 hours. I'll probably finish off the regional pokedex, as I've genuinely enjoyed getting this far and most of the annoying Pokémon to get are behind me. If it weren't for the gts, I probably wouldn't have considered doing so.

As a whole, Inreally love Moon. The themes and sense of family and community really resonated with me. The tropical location has not disappointed, the sound track is wonderful, I'm a big fan of the new Pokémon, and the ways it defies the formula are lovely. I don't really have much I dislike about this game, which is kind of surprising. I haven't really loved Pokémon games like I did when I was younger because with time I've begun to notice the flaws in their pacing and structure that leads to repetitive sections of gameplay where little changes for hours. But with Moon that hasn't really happened so far.

I like the little touches too, like the naturalistic level design, the pokedex's focus on the relationships between pokemon, how all of the challenge leaders seem to be friends. This might be my favorite Pokémon game.
Posted: 11/29/16, 22:15:18
The fact that my Persian has a Ground type Hidden Power continues to pay off all the time.
Posted: 12/01/16, 02:43:35
I'm about to face off against the first kahuna. Wish me luck!
Posted: 12/02/16, 02:13:20
Do yourselves a favor, pick up around 30 dusk balls as soon as possible and then forget about them. You'll thank me later.

Anyways I have finished the main game. It was a fun time to be had for sure.
Posted: 12/02/16, 04:15:11
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