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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 
 on: 09/21/12, 04:16:49
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Anyone wanna trade back and forth my Igneous (the name I gave my Boldore) so that he can fully evolve into his strongest form?

Also, what are your thoughts on evolving that Pansear? I have a fire stone and he's not going to evolve otherwise. Is it worth using the stone on him?
Posted: 04/17/11, 23:59:28
I would be okay with trading with you. I just need your code.

Also on Pansear, He was decent enough to keep in my party until the 7th or 8th gym. I only replaced him because of Galvantula ( bug/electric type? Okay!).
Posted: 04/18/11, 00:22:01

Groovy. Lemme figure out my code. Would you be able to help me evolve him right now?

Also, how degrading does it feel when a Minccino tickles you? Sheesh. lol Here I have this big-bad rocky guy and the mouse tickles him.

Alright, my code is 0003.3502.0722.
Posted: 04/18/11, 00:34:27  - Edited by 
 on: 04/18/11, 00:40:44
@DrFinkelsteinCatching its evolve form was a pain for me. It didn't tickle me or anything, but it nearly defeated all of my Pokemon.

I'm okay with trading right now.
Posted: 04/18/11, 00:42:09

Ok. what's your code?
Posted: 04/18/11, 00:49:37
I can't keep my wifi unprotected this long. Any way we can re-schedule for later tonight? Like even in an hour or two?

Unless you see this by 6:10pm. I'll be able to wait that long.
Posted: 04/18/11, 01:03:36  - Edited by 
 on: 04/18/11, 01:04:29

Which room did you go into?
Posted: 04/18/11, 01:48:07

I did the Nintendo Wifi Connection, Trade.

I just walk up to the computer, hit "Trade" and wait for you to do the same right?
Posted: 04/18/11, 01:49:13  - Edited by 
 on: 04/18/11, 01:49:44
@DrFinkelstein What is my connection doing?
Posted: 04/18/11, 01:51:24
Your connection almost made it but then you disappeared from the room.

I believe you have to go into the middle section, hit Go To Wifi Club. Then yes to launching the Nintendo Wifi Connection.

Once it saves, log into the Wifi Connection and find the computer.

Though I see you in the room now, and it says we're communicating but it's not doing anything yet.
Posted: 04/18/11, 01:53:33
I'm at the computer now in the game. I have trade selected. I think you just did... it says, "DSLeet wants to join you!"

But now it's not doing anything... arg. WTF is goin on? hmm.... What are you doing in the room?
Posted: 04/18/11, 01:55:15
Try going into the Negative World Chat Room located here and we can chat live and figure this out.
Posted: 04/18/11, 01:56:38
Does anyone else want to help me? DSLeet and I can't seem to get our connection to work despite being able to be in the room and "start" connecting. I don't wanna keep him dealing with this and holding him up. We're gonna try again later but if anyone wants to give it a try with me I'd love to see if it was NWC or if it was our specific connection.
Posted: 04/18/11, 02:11:06
I can give it a shot. I can't voice chat right now though if you're wondering why I'll be silent though. Let me get my code and I'll hang out in the chat room.

My code is: 4727 8033 1479.
Posted: 04/18/11, 02:36:13  - Edited by 
 on: 04/18/11, 02:47:15
Shoot, I just noticed it! Still up for it?

And that's fine. I'm not a fan of voice chatting really anyway. My code is still on this page. I'll add you and give it a shot now!

I'm sittin in there sir!

And I just checked out your art, it's impressive!!! You're freakin' talented Jamie.
Posted: 04/18/11, 02:55:10  - Edited by 
 on: 04/18/11, 03:00:11
Ok hang in there I'll be right on.

And thanks! I appreciate it.
Posted: 04/18/11, 03:08:51  - Edited by 
 on: 04/18/11, 03:09:52

Great! Ignore the e-mail I just sent you btw lol. haha. I know I'm coming off to the boards like a freak right now about this thing but I need to upgrade this damn dude so I can beat the 4th gym finally and I have to get back to my work and I'm leaving my wifi unprotected and yadda yadda. lol.

Again, much appreciated.

Come to think of it, did you draw your own icon?
Posted: 04/18/11, 03:11:58
It says I'm communicating with you, but nothing seems to be happening.

And yeah, that's mine. It's part of something I did for IGN actually, which should be on there website in the not too distant future (hopefully).
Posted: 04/18/11, 03:15:52
I see it connecting... contacting... but I dunno what's wrong. Dammit. My connection strength is strong.

It said we couldn't connect.

I just saw you bouncing, and when I go to communicate... we do but then nothin.

What do I need to do for this, I figure I'm doing it right but I dunno wth is going on.
Posted: 04/18/11, 03:16:52
I'm going to try initiating the trade and see if it lets me invite you.

Edit: Yeah it said "FINK (that's the name i gave you) failed to respond. I don't know what's going on. I traded fine with someone a week or so ago.
Posted: 04/18/11, 03:17:24  - Edited by 
 on: 04/18/11, 03:19:16
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