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armii8877
July 8th, 2008, 09:28 PM
What is the best/funnest pokemon game you've ever played?

Mine would probably have to be Pokemon Stadium2 For the N64, It just was the funnest for me... then probably pokemon Emerald

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July 8th, 2008, 10:34 PM
Gold/Silver/Crystal was great, but Pokemon Stadium was my favorite old time game.

.: L u n a . D i v i n e r :.
July 8th, 2008, 10:40 PM
probally xd gale of darkness... any1 wanna trade pokemon??

YOOM-TAH
July 9th, 2008, 08:33 AM
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Expolorers of Time/Darkness

popsicles.
July 9th, 2008, 08:38 AM
I am used to be a true Gold addict ^^.
It was like, one of the first games that I played that had more then one colour on my screen :'D

Euphoric Magikarp
July 9th, 2008, 04:32 PM
R/B/Y and G/S/C I love replaying them over and over :3.

Glitter Stain
July 9th, 2008, 05:26 PM
Anything other than R/S/E was pretty fun for me.

armii8877
July 9th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Anything other than R/S/E was pretty fun for me.

Why not ruby sapphire or emerald??? emeralds' my favorite

airconditioning
July 9th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Why not ruby sapphire or emerald??? emeralds' my favorite

Because they sucked. :(

My favorite is Red. Go Nostalgia Goggles!

YOOM-TAH
July 9th, 2008, 06:15 PM
Because they sucked. :(

My favorite is Red. Go Nostalgia Goggles!

Incredible reasoning there. >_>

RBY is terrible compared to the newer ones. In pretty much every single way.

Charliezard
July 9th, 2008, 06:16 PM
Red and Crystal XD.
Red cuz it was the first portable game I got. I was like WOAH!!! and mum bought it for me :). And it's a mad ass game.
Crystal cuz Johto owns, I loved Suicune, still do ;) lol -_-

airconditioning
July 9th, 2008, 06:59 PM
RBY is terrible compared to the newer ones. In pretty much every single way.

Were Ruby and Sapphire the height of Pokemon madness? Did you ever sit around the lunch table with Diamond and Pearl, sharing the secrets of Missingno and the Mew behind the truck? Did you ever show Mewtwo off to your friends in Emerald, bragging about how you caught him with a Poke Ball? No.

Therefore, RBY is the best. Hands down.

Astinus
July 9th, 2008, 11:03 PM
RBY is terrible compared to the newer ones. In pretty much every single way.
Oh yes, the games that started the entire franchise are horrible. If they were actually horrible, I don't think Pokemon would be as popular as it is today.

I'd love to hear the reasons why R/B/Y are so bad to you.

My favorite Pokemon game is Pokemon Pinball R/B

InMooseWeTrust
July 10th, 2008, 02:33 AM
I don't think they'll make another game as amazing in Crystal. I would love to see a remake of it done.

For now, I'll just wait for Zel to finish Shiny Gold.

YOOM-TAH
July 10th, 2008, 10:59 AM
Oh yes, the games that started the entire franchise are horrible. If they were actually horrible, I don't think Pokemon would be as popular as it is today.

I'd love to hear the reasons why R/B/Y are so bad to you.

My favorite Pokemon game is Pokemon Pinball R/B

Never said they were horrible. I said they were horrible when compared to the new ones.

I'm quite tired of people thinking that "original" is a quality in and of itself that makes a game better than newer improvements of it. Red and blue were fun games. I'd still play them now and enjoy them. They were the ones that started the franchise off and for that I am grateful, I guess, but I don't see how that fact actually makes them better games.

Here's the reasons why the RBY series pales in comparison to its newer versions. (Again, not saying that the games themselves are terrible, just relative to the new ones).

-Poorer graphics. I know that most people don't care about graphics, and I don't either. However, it's foolish to not think that the improved graphics and colors of the newer versions doesn't improve the quality of the games in some way.

-Lighting. This is more of a complaint on the system at the time than the game, but there was no backlight back then, and as a result it was pretty difficult to enjoy the game unless you had a light or something behind you, which for some kids (LOTS at the time I'm sure) was a problem when they wanted to play it at night but their parents enforced a "lights out" rule.

-Content. Come on. There's just so little to do in the original ones compared to now. Once you beat the game, you go and get Mewtwo. That's about it. Trading involved a link cable and a friend, and so pretty much hardly ever happened. The whole game was based around catching only 150 pokemon (considering Mew wasn't catchable), and beating 8 gyms plus the Elite Four. Now, there is SO much more to do than just that. You have berries, poffins, contests, the GTS, the Battle Zone, new pokeballs with different features, capsules/seals, breeding, chaining, tons of legendaries to get after beating the game, and way more stuff in between the gyms. Not to mention, way more pokemon to acquire.

-Undeveloped/Imbalanced system. Pokemon only had one type. There were no genders and no breeding, which opened the doors to new moves (Attract, Captivate) and new Pokemon (babies, gender-specific evolutions such as Gallade/Gardevoir, Mothim/Wormadam, etc.) Also, before Dark and Steel types were added, Psychic was rediculously overpowered, as its only weaknesses were bug, and no CPU or even actual person had a strong bug type (there weren't even really any strong bug attacks in the first place), and Ghost, which included what? Dream Eater and Night Shade? One needs a condition and the other is a set damage. I beat the entire Elite Four with a Kadabra back then. That's just not even fun at that point.


I don't care if certain things in the newer games that aren't in the older ones aren't actually that good. I'd rather have something that's just "meh, could be better" than not have it at all.

natbong00
July 10th, 2008, 11:34 AM
I'd rather compare FR LG with the 4th generation games than 4th Generation games with the 1st generation ones, these last which were created 10 years ago.

I mean, 10 years means a lot in a technological view of things. If 10 years ago they had the Nintendo DS available, you'd see something a lot better not only aesthetically-wise, but in game content too. You need to have that in account.

I think my favourites so far are Emerald and Crystal. Even though the 2nd Generation had an huge filler called Kanto. I mean... Almost negative plot, just the thought of collecting badges. It didn't real amuse me.

YOOM-TAH
July 10th, 2008, 11:39 AM
I'd rather compare FR LG with the 4th generation games than 4th Generation games with the 1st generation ones, these last which were created 10 years ago.

I mean, 10 years means a lot in a technological view of things. If 10 years ago they had the Nintendo DS available, you'd see something a lot better not only aesthetically-wise, but in game content too. You need to have that in account.

I think my favourites so far are Emerald and Crystal. Even though the 2nd Generation had an huge filler called Kanto. I mean... Almost negative plot, just the thought of collecting badges. It didn't real amuse me.

Fact is though, they DIDN'T have it back then, so I don't see how one can say RBY is better than DPP. I LOVE the first Super Mario Bros. But would I call it better than Mario Galaxy? Maybe if I were on a lot of drugs.

airconditioning
July 10th, 2008, 11:43 AM
RBY is the best.

Just.

Because.

It is.

PB
July 10th, 2008, 01:45 PM
G/S/C becuase of the storyline and the fact Kanto was avaliable, but for graphics, D/P and for fun, FR/LG

jirachistar
July 10th, 2008, 01:58 PM
For me, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness is still a very addicting game. For the regular Pokemon RPGs, Gold/Silver/Crystal is still the best.

Becky_x
July 10th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Red was my first one so I've got a bit of an attatchment to that, but I'm really enjoying Diamond. I think the technology and graphics really adds to it though.

STK
July 10th, 2008, 03:43 PM
I had so many good times with GSC... great games. I haven't played R/S/E/FR/LG or D/P though. I need to get those.

J-Rad
July 10th, 2008, 04:28 PM
Pokemon Gold Version was teh bestest...

Skaterzpenguin
July 10th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Well I have to say Pokemon Stadium is the best pokemon game for me, because thats when I got really into pokemon a lot and the graphics were cool at the time. Otherwise the best pokemon game-held is Pokemon Crystal!! ^_^

hothead
July 10th, 2008, 06:42 PM
I got really addicted to pokemon puzzle challenge on Game boy advance i have no idear why i hated the game but i could not stop playing it my fav was gold and silver

Brawling_Cookie_xoxo
July 11th, 2008, 06:19 AM
The best pokemon game used to be Pokemon Shoe Runner 3D.

That was, until I ated it.

Yuuuuuummmm.

Amirite?

airconditioning
July 11th, 2008, 06:31 AM
Pokemon don't wear shoes.

5703vcr
July 11th, 2008, 06:51 AM
i got gold b4 it came out in the UK and used to enjoy showin off bout/ with it for ages cos it wor so good. but truth be told my favourites are crystal (although i was never any good at it. i never caught all three dogs or worked out what eon mail was) and emerald cos of the storyline n i love hoenn. But if they make a gold remake i will have to go for that since i love Johto a tiny bit more.

TBH i found the addition of Kanto in G/S/C a bit boring. i still prefer having it there but there wasnt much to do and since Kanto is my least favourite region it made the whole experience of 2 regions less enjoyable. still a great game tho

redha
July 11th, 2008, 06:53 AM
all pokemon games are the best for me

Glitter Stain
July 11th, 2008, 07:03 AM
-Content. Come on. There's just so little to do in the original ones compared to now. Once you beat the game, you go and get Mewtwo. That's about it. Trading involved a link cable and a friend, and so pretty much hardly ever happened. The whole game was based around catching only 150 pokemon (considering Mew wasn't catchable), and beating 8 gyms plus the Elite Four. Now, there is SO much more to do than just that. You have berries, poffins, contests, the GTS, the Battle Zone, new pokeballs with different features, capsules/seals, breeding, chaining, tons of legendaries to get after beating the game, and way more stuff in between the gyms. Not to mention, way more pokemon to acquire.
You'd be right that the original lacks content, but D/P and RSE don't exactly have the best Post-E4 Content. All of these different berries, poffins, and contests are a huge waste of time. The GTS is stupid, because everyone wants a Palkia for their Rattata. The Battle Zone sucks as Battle Towers/Frontiers always have.

The new PokeBalls with different features and breeding are nice, but that's all old news. 8 years old, to be precise. Capsules/seals really didn't hold my attention; I think they're pointless. Chaining is very tedious and a huge waste of time.

The new legendaries are "tons" of crap. Giratina? Cresselia? Shaymin? Darkrai? Arceus? Phione? Mesprit? All garbage if you ask me. Why do you want more stuff between the Gyms? You travel across the entire region just to get your third freaking badge. So many pointless towns; Floaroma, Sandgem, etc. Mt. Coronet is also uncalled for. Who wants to spend half of the game in a cave?

airconditioning
July 11th, 2008, 07:27 AM
I was about to say that all those Legends are beastly, but you just crossed the line when you insulted Shaymin.

HE'S SO CUTE. JUST LOOK AT HIM.

YOOM-TAH
July 11th, 2008, 10:36 AM
You'd be right that the original lacks content, but D/P and RSE don't exactly have the best Post-E4 Content. All of these different berries, poffins, and contests are a huge waste of time. The GTS is stupid, because everyone wants a Palkia for their Rattata. The Battle Zone sucks as Battle Towers/Frontiers always have.

The new PokeBalls with different features and breeding are nice, but that's all old news. 8 years old, to be precise. Capsules/seals really didn't hold my attention; I think they're pointless. Chaining is very tedious and a huge waste of time.

The new legendaries are "tons" of crap. Giratina? Cresselia? Shaymin? Darkrai? Arceus? Phione? Mesprit? All garbage if you ask me. Why do you want more stuff between the Gyms? You travel across the entire region just to get your third freaking badge. So many pointless towns; Floaroma, Sandgem, etc. Mt. Coronet is also uncalled for. Who wants to spend half of the game in a cave?

So in other words, because you think those extra features weren't as good as they could be, you'd rather have a game with NONE of them. And you play pokemon just to beat the gyms. That's boring. I don't pick up the game and get all impatient about not being at the third gym already, because I actually enjoy the whole game for what it is. Fine, let's do away with Floaroma town and Sandgem town and Mt Coronet (which also means do away with Probopass and Magnezone, and Dialga, Palkia and Arceus).

You know what? Here's what they should make for the next game. A new region with 8 towns, all connected to each other in a giant line, so you don't even have to change directions. Then have the Elite 4 at the end and then game over, sell it back to the store and play COD4 and WoW for 9 more years. Everything else is useless. No point in having people in the game that serve no purpose, no point in having towns and routes where you have to actually travel to get where you're going, no point in having any extra features or legendaries, which means no storyline.

Sounds like a great game huh?

BTW, as much as I hate competitive battling, berries are the only way to really be able to EV train a pokemon, so I wouldn't call them useless. Poffins are the only way to get Milotic so you can't complete the Pokedex without those.

The GTS IS kind of annoying with the offers they have but it's far from useless.

Pokemon I have obtained through the GTS that I could not have gotten elsewhere, which I traded pokemon I could have and DID get elsewhere:

Palkia (I have Diamond)
Regice
Feebas* (I know I could have but it's freakin near impossible, would take many many hours)
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Squirtle
Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Treecko
Torchic
Mudkip
Chimchar
Piplup (I chose Turtwig)
Alakazam
Machamp
Golem
Gengar (Can catch one if you have a GBA game I think, which I don't)
Ursaring (don't own Pokemon Emerald)

And I'm still working on more.

So, in one corner, we have NO GTS, NO WIFI TRADES WITH ANYONE, NO GETTING OTHER STARTERS.

In the other corner, we have GTS, TONS OF RIDICULOUS TRADE REQUESTS, OCCASIONAL AWESOME TRADES.

I'll take the latter, thank you.

mattrules18
July 11th, 2008, 05:00 PM
Pokemon Diamond/Pearl are definently the best but I'm hoping Platinum will be better.

Johnnyboi
July 13th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Gold/Silver/Crystal are easily the best Pokémon games IMO when you look at Pokémon, region and feel
of the game. Also, the graphic style of G/S/C is way better than the one in R/S/E and D/P/P IMO, the first 251 Pokémon look really bad with the alternative colours used in the newer sprites, I hope they fix that in Platinum.
Also, the new legendaries are AWFUL. All the legendaries R/S/E and forward have sucked majorly. How can you even compare **** like Groudon, Regis, Kyogre, the 3 stupid apes in DP, Heathran, Dialga etc. to the awesomeness of Mewtwo, Raikou, Ho-Oh, Zapdos, Lugia, Mew, Suicune etc.?
All in all I am left wishing for a G/S/C remake, the best Pokémon games ever.

Freestyle Farfetch'd
July 13th, 2008, 12:26 PM
Does no one love R/S/E? They'll always be the best for me. When I first played Sapphire, it was truly revolutionary to me. I was in awe at how much better Pokemon - an already great game - had suddenly become. And not just the improved graphics, but the fact that there was so much more to do, special abilities, all that. I went straight from RBY to RSE, by the way, I appreciate there may have been slightly less wow-factor if I'd had G/S/C too.

Even with D/P out, and the awe over, I still enjoy playing Emerald more than any of my other Pokemon games. Hoenn is such an epic region, and the tileset with which it is constructed is still the most colourful and attractive, if you ask me. I really wish there was dive in D/P. I love those bits.

I have to say, I didn't play much back when it was new. I was only 7, and it was never really a big thing at my school. So there's none of that nostalgia, really. (I did own blue, though.) =o

YOOM-TAH
July 13th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Does no one love R/S/E? They'll always be the best for me. When I first played Sapphire, it was truly revolutionary to me. I was in awe at how much better Pokemon - an already great game - had suddenly become. And not just the improved graphics, but the fact that there was so much more to do, special abilities, all that.

Your opinion is officially better than most people's here.

airconditioning
July 13th, 2008, 07:09 PM
RSE was terrible. I hated the color palette, the Pokemon were boring, and GOD DAMN DO I HATE SURFING.

Freestyle Farfetch'd
July 14th, 2008, 05:46 AM
RSE was terrible, in my opinion.

Opinions, opinions people, remember no one's view on a matter as subjective as this can be absolute. I'd also be careful there, Yoom-Tah, because an opinion can't be better than another person's, only better explained. Thanks for backing me up on that one, though. =) (I'm being pretty nit-picking here, I understand xD)

YOOM-TAH
July 14th, 2008, 12:02 PM
Opinions, opinions people, remember no one's view on a matter as subjective as this can be absolute. I'd also be careful there, Yoom-Tah, because an opinion can't be better than another person's, only better explained. Thanks for backing me up on that one, though. =) (I'm being pretty nit-picking here, I understand xD)

I know that, it was more of a post that was due to frustration from people thinking that "old" or "original" or "classic" makes a game actually better than it would be had there been several installments beforehand. Seriously, if Red and Blue were the same exact game, but there were several pokemon generations before it, people would say that whatever one was first was the best.

Jorah
July 14th, 2008, 12:18 PM
The main games are best for replay value. But the best story is Mystery Dungeon 2. I absolutly love it, it's so cute! I've just finished it (it came out 1 week ago in the UK, I haven't had it for months...) and with both of them, I cried at the end because you just feel so sorry for those little pixels, falling over and crying as their friend is being copied and pasted to deleted-dom...this has to be the first time someone has cried about a game story XD But I dunno, maybe there are sad games out there, I only play Pokemon really. And I love the music from that game. It's not as good as the main games IMO, but I really want to find the music. It's unfair because they released a CD of the other games, but not of the recent spinoffs.

YOOM-TAH
July 14th, 2008, 12:31 PM
The main games are best for replay value. But the best story is Mystery Dungeon 2. I absolutly love it, it's so cute! I've just finished it (it came out 1 week ago in the UK, I haven't had it for months...) and with both of them, I cried at the end because you just feel so sorry for those little pixels, falling over and crying as their friend is being copied and pasted to deleted-dom...this has to be the first time someone has cried about a game story XD But I dunno, maybe there are sad games out there, I only play Pokemon really. And I love the music from that game. It's not as good as the main games IMO, but I really want to find the music. It's unfair because they released a CD of the other games, but not of the recent spinoffs.

Hah yeah it was pretty sad, I didn't cry but I did feel pretty sad...for a couple minutes anyway till it was happy again.

I love the story too though, I love how they incorporate all the pokemon into it based on who they are, like Celebi, Lapras, etc. Genius.