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Pokémon Black Version Discussion (Nintendo DS) [game]
 
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Pokémon Black Version Review (Nintendo DS) (8.7)  by  

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 
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^ Rarr, must.... not... see.... spoilers...!

Kinda crazy there might be spoilers in a Pokémon game, ha ha.

Can't wait until I'm done with work so I can get back to playing this game!
Posted: 03/15/11, 16:54:50
Yeah, but then you have to fight the Elite Four again to beat the Champion 4 REEELS! Man, the last Pokemon he uses is a BITCH against all my types! One-shots EVERYTHING~
Posted: 03/15/11, 21:02:45
I just beat the Elite Four... and...

HOLY SHIT, I can't fight the champion yet? Castle rising from the ground?! I NEVER expected that! This has been the most epic pokemon game ever!
Posted: 03/15/11, 23:24:01
TEH SPOILERZ! MUST NOT LOOK!

Need to play more of this game!!!
Posted: 03/15/11, 23:49:36
I got the game last week and am surprised at how much fun I'm having. Hardest gym was the Electric gym and my starter was Oshawott. Currently on Vctory road and trying to straighten out my team.


In other Pokenews, Anyone wanna trade and trade back a Gurrdur with me? It was on my main team before I learned how it evolved.
Posted: 03/16/11, 00:28:35
I finished white and was pretty impressed,i have never played a single game so much in a week.
I am now playing black and have beaten the elite four.I picked snivy this time and wow is it a piece of crap...relies on leech seed and giga drain,but isnt really bulky enough to take many hits on either side and cant dish anything much back.Emboar was much more useful in game.
Posted: 03/16/11, 03:04:02
@jonjon85 You too huh? It completely absorbed any free time I had last week. I'm playing White, btw... and yeah, my hour count is obscene considering I couldn't have possibly played it that much!

Didn't realize it counts as playtime while it's closed.

And yes, the twist at the end of the first playthrough, having to fight N and then Ghetsis was indeed awesome. The "evil team" actually won?!

Oh and Galvantula is officially my favorite electric pokemon ever. Its near the top of my list for one of my favorite Pokemon overall - I'm a sucker for bug types, lol.
Posted: 03/16/11, 03:18:56
Just beat the main story... but man... I've only just begun.

@jonjon85

You must be training him the wrong way. Snivy needs to focus on physical attacks rather than special. Mine hits hard with Leaf Blade, and I had it learn Coil as well to raise it's defense, attack and accuracy during battle.
Posted: 03/16/11, 04:17:04
Leaf Blade and Plant Frenzy are incredibly OP for Serperior, do NOT underestimate him! I think I've come across water types 30 levels higher than mine and have ALWAYS one-shot them.
Posted: 03/16/11, 06:51:26
Damn you, Tornadus! You keep running away! Why don't I have a Pokemon with a status effect? I'm so damage-oriented!
Posted: 03/16/11, 20:50:18
Wow, you guys are so far ahead of me. Where do you find the time to play?

I'm about to challenge the 5th Gym Leader. The cowboy-ish dude.
Posted: 03/16/11, 22:05:57
I'm about to get my shiny Gyarados in Soul Silver. What? I wanted to share! Carry on with your new game.
Posted: 03/16/11, 22:09:09
@anon_mastermind

I still haven't played those games, SoulSilver and HeartGold. Okay, I did put about two Hours into HeartGold, but the Johto region is mostly unexplored territory to me!

Anyways, only need one more badge to go. The story is getting sillier by the second, but I'm really enjoying the battles and all of these new Pokemon.

This guy is one of my favorites. I might nickname him Hit-Hop.....
Posted: 03/17/11, 01:08:12  - Edited by 
 on: 03/17/11, 01:08:46
@Octorockin

I thought that one looked stupid when it was first revealed, but like with a lot of the new ones, it's growing on me. My friend uses it as one of his main Pokemon on his team, and it slaughters.
Posted: 03/17/11, 01:13:47
Would any of you guys like to have an in-game team battle with my Japanese White team?
Posted: 03/17/11, 01:50:31  - Edited by 
 on: 03/17/11, 01:50:51
@GelatinousEncore

What are your levels like? I'd love to have a battle.
Posted: 03/17/11, 01:55:39
Around 70, but I think we can scale it down to 50 in Wi Fi, right?
Posted: 03/17/11, 02:00:06
@GelatinousEncore

I -think- so, I've been hearing that they've cut out a few features in wi-fi, so i'm not sure, I'll check. Anyways, PM me so we can exchange codes.
Posted: 03/17/11, 02:01:20
Dynablade said:
@jonjon85 You too huh? It completely absorbed any free time I had last week. I'm playing White, btw... and yeah, my hour count is obscene considering I couldn't have possibly played it that much!

Didn't realize it counts as playtime while it's closed.

And yes, the twist at the end of the first playthrough, having to fight N and then Ghetsis was indeed awesome. The "evil team" actually won?!

Oh and Galvantula is officially my favorite electric pokemon ever. Its near the top of my list for one of my favorite Pokemon overall - I'm a sucker for bug types, lol.


I think in the first two days I had it i put 22 hours into it....slightly embarrassing and way more than is healthy lol.My first play through took me a little over a week and took me almost 60 hours,but it was time well spent.
Posted: 03/17/11, 02:08:22
Xbob42 said:
Damn you, Tornadus! You keep running away! Why don't I have a Pokemon with a status effect? I'm so damage-oriented!

I find this to be my problem too,i have no trouble building a team that wins easy but none of them seem to carry status attacks.
So far catching legendaries has been a piece of cake.Adamant Zekrom with my first ultra ball,jolly Terrakion with my first duskball and a modest virizion after about 5 duskballs,not bad going really.I was lucky to catch an adamant synchronise Munna right at the start of the game so now finding adamant natured pokemon wont be so hard.
Posted: 03/17/11, 02:12:11
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