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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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Adding you now. The trade shall commence sometime today perhaps?
Posted: 03/19/11, 19:26:01
Yessir, what time works for you?
Posted: 03/20/11, 00:09:34
Around 11 or so tonight work?

I suppose that wasn't a good time... Let me know about Sunday.
Posted: 03/20/11, 00:54:36  - Edited by 
 on: 03/20/11, 05:26:20
I run on PST, so I was kind of waiting still! Haha, that time was fine. Sorry, didn't check the thread earlier, still only 10PM here! Lemme know if you're still available!
Posted: 03/20/11, 06:55:58
Haha, sorry man. I'm EST and I seemed to forget that people live in other parts of the world.
I'll be able to trade this afternoon. Just let me know when (your time) and I'll be ready.
Posted: 03/20/11, 16:23:58
Dillo64 said:
He is FAST, he uses ROAR to fuck you up, he can run in GRASS, on WATER

The panel that shows Haunter using "MEAN LOOK" had me laughing so hard. That was awesome.


PETA would probably take issue with that, for some reason, lol.
Posted: 03/20/11, 22:01:07
ploot said:
Haha, sorry man. I'm EST and I seemed to forget that people live in other parts of the world.
I'll be able to trade this afternoon. Just let me know when (your time) and I'll be ready.

I'm good any time you are! Lemme know when you're ready!
Posted: 03/21/11, 00:25:55

I'm currently in the WiFi waiting room.
Posted: 03/21/11, 00:30:57  - Edited by 
 on: 03/21/11, 00:36:13
Doh! On my way, sorry!
Posted: 03/21/11, 00:46:51
Currently watching Scrubs with my fiancee. I'll be back in 30 mins or so.
Posted: 03/21/11, 00:57:09
GOT IT! So long, sucka!

/quits life

Haha, back in a few minutes when I catch him!

The Shrine's Northeast of Black City/White Forest (I assume that's where White Forest is, at least.) and you must have both of these Pokemon in your party when interacting with it to make him come out of hiding.
Posted: 03/21/11, 00:58:17
Damn, now I feel like an asshole!

Apparently this guy protects these people from disasters and makes their crops bountiful, and I caught him just to stuff him in a Pokeball in some PC!

Posted: 03/21/11, 01:07:49
I've been playing so much lately, and I think I could use a break. 0_0 The Elite Four were presented in such awesome ways, and the general climax was tons of fun. The build up to catch the legendary Pokemon on the game's cover was pretty satisfying too.

By the way, has anyone here crossed another player with their C-gears yet? I tallied someone at school who prefers cool Pokemon, and the Dark type.


Haha! I've always that catching the legends of a region was one of the weirder things in Pokemon games. I guess the trainer can just let the Pokemon out for most of the day...
Posted: 03/21/11, 01:17:21  - Edited by 
 on: 03/21/11, 01:17:39
Is it me, ploot, or does this thing not like to connect?
Posted: 03/21/11, 01:25:39
Very weird. I wanna take the crop-protecting Pokemon away from its home too!!
I just need Thundrus back!
Let's try again.
Posted: 03/21/11, 01:33:08  - Edited by 
 on: 03/21/11, 01:39:36
Kinda interrupting here but some friends and I have had trouble connecting in the wi-fi waiting room as well. Sometimes I can see said person in the lobby, but they can't see me and vice-versa. Other times the connection takes it's time then gives up after a while.

Logging off then back on seems to help, and I heard turning off voice chat might take a difference for what it's worth.
Posted: 03/21/11, 01:33:56
"ploot wants to join you!"

"ploot failed to respond..."

blooppeeebloop as you fly away...
Posted: 03/21/11, 01:34:06
Thanks a lot sir!

Also, we finally connected, not sure what went wrong so many times, but disconnecting/reconnecting APPARENTLY fixed it, I think?
Posted: 03/21/11, 01:37:53
All right! I'm glad that worked for you. Now I'm going to try with the two of them.
Did you notice that the voice chat is very, very bad? All I could hear for the most part was your music and some snippets of your voice.

The disconnect/reconnect seemed to be the fixer. Weird stuff!
Posted: 03/21/11, 01:40:34
Hmm. Sure your connection was steady? Cause I heard your music fine, and everything you said very clearly, including my voice coming through your DS. I was talking about how super high-end Nintendo is by not filtering out their own game music, lol.
Posted: 03/21/11, 01:52:07
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