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Pokémon Black Version Discussion (Nintendo DS) [game]
 
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NOTE: This thread is for discussion of both Black and White.

Unless there is and I missed it.

I've gotten tons of hours on this thing! Probably cause it continues to count play time even when you've got the DS closed in sleep mode, but still!

How's your Pokedex? What was your starter? Hardest gym? Fight any battles online? Do any trades?! What version did you get?!?!?!?!

Favorite city so far? You experience a critical capture yet? Pick up your Victini? Looking forward to rated battles on the 30th? Relieved that there's no calls from Joey?!

I've got a few questions of my own:

1. Aside from trading/transferring, can you run across older Pokemon, or are they all Gen V? I actually like Gen V, feels like original Pokemon to me again, aside from a few. (Fucking Druddigon looks stupid!)

2. Are shinies as hard to come by as I heard for the other versions? Don't think I've ever run across one.

3. Wouldn't a Pokemon MMO end the world? The world map could be all the regions from all 5 generations, basically being the main game and 4 expansions right out the bat... You'd play as trainers, and could directly control your Pokemon in combat, going to a more RTS style for multi-battles, or even turn-based if you chose that method! PvP would be battling other players, PvE would be battling and capturing wild Pokemon, and end-game could be earning badges and fighting real players in the Pokemon League! hfiefhwifhiwlurhweirhwuileh I've been repeating this same idea for like 11 years now!


Anyhow, here's where I'm at, playing almost non-stop: 7 badges, 101 Pokemon seen, 63 captured, Snivy was starter, hardest gym was the bug one, which I still beat almost exclusively using Snivy (Forget his second form's name, since I nickname my Pokeymans.) and was proud of that, since Bug Bite hurts like a bastard! My highest level Pokemon is currently Simipour, who is much more powerful than I would have initially thought, as I had only started putting her first to take advantage of my Amulet Coin for double money against trainers.

I've already got a certain legendary from a certain cave that I remembered after I learned a certain ability. (Trying to keep spoilers, what little there are for Pokemon, to a minimum.)

I think the story, so far, beats the crap out of previous non-spinoff games. A lot more in-depth with the characters. Still pretty basic, but I feel like they're actual characters to some extent now instead of Pokemon billboards.

Loving the more cinematic feel to the game. There's an actual brief cut-scene later on in the game that's pretty sweet!

Animated sprites make it feel so much more alive.

Triple Battles are fun but a little chaotic, but rotational battles are genius and a lot of fun!

My sister was on the DP forums or something, and was able to get a whatchacallit Roroark or whatever from a trade, she used it in battle against me and I thought it was her Panpour, pretty cool Pokemon, but I still dominated her and saved the battle video! A little disappointed you can only save one at a time, is there a way to upload them?

I haven't gotten to use any of the Munna stuff with the Dream Dust yet... is that for end-game?

I haven't really gotten into a Pokemon game since Red/Blue, because they all felt very similar to Red and Blue without enough change aside from unfamiliar Pokemon, which never felt quite as good as the originals to me, nostalgia and all that. I did enjoy Diamond/Pearl, and even beat them, but I don't remember being enthralled with them like I was with Black, which is the version I got. Nintendo did me good!

I grabbed my Victini the other day and he took quite a few Ultra Balls to catch, as I currently only have one Pokemon with any status effects. Love the battle music for fighting Legendaries! It's almost tribal, very much gets you into the mood.

Got my first (and so far only) critical capture on a Deerling, which I nicknamed Megabambi. Was a cool moment, and a great feature. Seems very very rare, though.

I'd go on, but I've ranted and raved enough!

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Posted: 03/13/11, 02:09:22  - Edited by 
 on: 09/21/12, 04:16:49
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Getting on. Meet you there.
Posted: 05/29/12, 05:17:20
Sent you a few PMs but it seems you are not reading them... so here goes.

There seems to be a connection issue. I had this in the past. We should both leave and come back.
Posted: 05/29/12, 05:59:42
Alright. Let's hope it works.
Posted: 05/29/12, 06:00:53
-Ok. Wait. Let's try this. Do not do a single thing. When I start bouncing. Come talk to me.
-Ok... not sure what is the issue. Restarting the game. Wait.
-Geezz that's so not working.
Posted: 05/29/12, 06:05:15  - Edited by 
 on: 05/29/12, 06:13:11
This is strange.
Posted: 05/29/12, 06:14:55
It keeps on sayin that you are not replying. Shitty wifi system.
Posted: 05/29/12, 06:16:10
Error Code: 86420


Um ok...
Posted: 05/29/12, 06:17:32
Maybe the service is instable. How about tomorrow? We might have better luck. :\
Posted: 05/29/12, 06:20:41
Wow finally. It took an hour, but still. The name of the Pokémon is the default name in French so when you'll get it evolved it's gonna change to your language's default name. :) Enjoy!
Posted: 05/29/12, 06:24:42
Yeah that took forever. Let's hope the Wii U isn't as unstable as this lol

Thanks for the help man.
Posted: 05/29/12, 06:33:27
Finally started playing my copy of Pokemon White (chose Tepig because I love my fire-types)! I'm not too far in the game, but I love all the new features and improvements already, compared to previous generations (all of which I played and finished). The game is wonderful!

First badge acquired, about to get the second one soon.

I'm really going to have to figure out all the stuff I can do with C-Gear, it's a bit confusing at first. Since my wife is playing Black, I'm sure we're going to get a lot out of the local wireless features! There's this Xtransceiver stuff, Entralink, the Pokemon Global Link and Dream World, a lot of stuff I haven't touched yet... it's packed with content, no surprise there!
Posted: 07/15/12, 22:54:23
roykoopa64 said:
Finally started playing my copy of Pokemon White (chose Tepig because I love my fire-types)! I'm not too far in the game, but I love all the new features and improvements already, compared to previous generations (all of which I played and finished). The game is wonderful!

First badge acquired, about to get the second one soon.

I'm really going to have to figure out all the stuff I can do with C-Gear, it's a bit confusing at first. Since my wife is playing Black, I'm sure we're going to get a lot out of the local wireless features! There's this Xtransceiver stuff, Entralink, the Pokemon Global Link and Dream World, a lot of stuff I haven't touched yet... it's packed with content, no surprise there!

BW is by far the most polished game in the series, but the most striking feature is how fast everything is. Go back and play HGSS, and you'll notice how everything is so slow. Especially the battle system, but even the menus are sluggish.

And you should look forward to a lot more content in the 'after game', including the return of the Battle Tower in the form of the Battle Subway now. Dream World was really handy when the games first came out, when people had more issues completing their Pokedexs, but there are so many people with near perfect IV female DW Pokemon (that can thus pass down their hidden abilities), you can just ask if you need a specific Pokemon.

Anyway, enjoy. I'm a big Pokemon fanatic.
Posted: 07/16/12, 00:15:44
So I now have 6 badges! I started with Snivy. This is my first grass type starter, I usually always pick water type (Totodile in Soul Silver) but I wasn't fond of Oshawott, just because of the looks!

On my way to get the 7th badge. I'm training my fighting and fire type Pokemon to be ready for the gym leader. So far I put in about 29 hours for this game, I'm in to win!

Compared to HGSS, I find the gym leaders easier in general. There was one that was a little more challenging, it was the electric one (Elesa) but I got through it.

@EvilMario

Yeah, I can see the big difference from HGSS!

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@roykoopa64 and I tried the Xtransceiver thing, it's pretty fun. It looks like you are doing a video chat with a slow old-fashioned webcam. The other funny part is you can actually draw and put stamps on the person you are talking to.
Posted: 07/16/12, 07:21:24
Man we need to have a minitournament or something. I wish they had a 'rental Pokemon' system like in Stadium.

And Davoid is not allowed!
Posted: 07/16/12, 08:14:06
Posted: 07/25/12, 12:08:18
I'm really getting curious now, having skipped these games initially, because I know these games are considered the 'black sheep' of the Pokemon series, so to speak I'm starting to consider tracking down a copy of Black for my own curiosity.
Posted: 04/09/15, 20:52:55  - Edited by 
 on: 04/09/15, 20:53:15
I'm now playing Pokemon black for the first time and, what the heck is going on here?

No really, PETA... err I mean Team Plasma... is everywhere and they have this bizzare rally thing in the beginning of the game... the first gym just blatantly counterpicks your starter... And there's a character named N who, despite the revelation that he is the King of Team Plasma I still can't convince myself that he isn't just stalking your character and that's the only reason he keeps showing up.
Posted: 05/20/15, 23:04:49
I took a LOOOOONG hiatus on this game. I did beat it eventually but I didn't care too much for it compared to my history with the series. This was the start of my Pokemon decline. It's in full-force now. I need them to change the formula up and freshen it.

But back on this; yeah that storyline was kinda wack.

Come to think of it,.. I think I have Pokemon White (but same difference).
Posted: 05/21/15, 03:05:58  - Edited by 
 on: 05/21/15, 03:06:22
Fun thing: using infrared for trading can be really awkward if you are using a New 3DS XL to trade with yourself.
Posted: 05/22/15, 20:53:31
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