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Team Fail
November 12th, 2010, 07:57 AM
What do you think of the game to have a vending machine almost anywhere you are in the region? I find it convinient, because if your Pokemon's health is low, you can spend like a few hundred dollars and recover health!

Pyrax
November 12th, 2010, 08:04 AM
The vending machines in B/W kinda remind me of the RiderVendors from Kamen Rider OOO except that the RideVendors transform into bikes. :p
Plus, how many times can you say that you've bought lemonade IN THE DESERT!

Actor
November 12th, 2010, 08:10 AM
Preety interesting, although it would be interesting to see them remplace Pokemarts. Also, replacing the potions with the drink (lemonade, etc.) would be ideal for the 3rd game.

PlatinumDude
November 12th, 2010, 03:40 PM
I never knew that vending machines were widespread. It's actually convenient if one of your Pokemon is about to die/faint, but it would suck if you're about to run out of money.

Ninja Caterpie
November 12th, 2010, 04:02 PM
I never knew that vending machines were widespread. It's actually convenient if one of your Pokemon is about to die/faint, but it would suck if you're about to run out of money.

which really shouldn't happen. I honestly had about 250 000 at the end of the game, after buying like 30 Revival Herbs for the Elite Four.

The vending machines are great. You tend to use them less towards the end of the game (as 80/200 HP isn't really that epic anymore) and I'd rather just buy like 200 Moomoo Milk before leaving, but they're useful as early-game.

Kaori
November 12th, 2010, 08:36 PM
I actually like this idea not only because it allows you to make a quick buy for your Pokémon's HP every town/city you reach, but also because it helps prove a point for Isshu being based off of New York. New York tends to have a lot of vending machines around the cities, so this has it all make sense. This and the fact that in the previous games the vending machines were usually only reachable on the top of the huge mall in each game, so this makes it a reasonable change. I like this purpose, and I'm sure GameFreak thought about doing this mainly to have it show off more of the New York style.

Kevin
November 13th, 2010, 06:49 AM
What the... There's vending machines now? xDD This is definitely New York now. What's in them? Is it like a quick PokeMart resource where you can by Potions, Medicine, etc.? It sounds like an easy and quick way to buy items. :3

PiPVoda
November 14th, 2010, 09:17 AM
which really shouldn't happen. I honestly had about 250 000 at the end of the game, after buying like 30 Revival Herbs for the Elite Four.

The vending machines are great. You tend to use them less towards the end of the game (as 80/200 HP isn't really that epic anymore) and I'd rather just buy like 200 Moomoo Milk before leaving, but they're useful as early-game.
I would love it if they'd put moomoo milk in vending machines!

Haza
November 14th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Wow I like this feature... pretty realistic and it reminds me of the Destiny Deoxys movie!

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
November 14th, 2010, 03:55 PM
What the... There's vending machines now? xDD This is definitely New York now. What's in them? Is it like a quick PokeMart resource where you can by Potions, Medicine, etc.? It sounds like an easy and quick way to buy items. :3
We had Vending machines in past gens too but they were restricted to the Major Deparment stores and sometimes appeared in other locations like the Pokethlon. Actually I'm amazed that the past four regions don't have that many vending machines, seeing as they were based on Japan and Japan has vending machines that sell everything from cigars to toilet paper...(at least that's what I heard)

Geranyl
November 14th, 2010, 04:10 PM
What the... There's vending machines now? xDD This is definitely New York now. What's in them? Is it like a quick PokeMart resource where you can by Potions, Medicine, etc.? It sounds like an easy and quick way to buy items. :3

Ooh boy. Yep, we've had vending machines since Gen I... They only sold some HP recovering drinks (Fresh Water, Lemonade, etc) but I really loved them... Dunno, I just like thinking that my Pokemon are drinking tasty stuff to recover HP instead of... some kind of spray drug. :P

Pwnyta Jockey
November 14th, 2010, 04:38 PM
I never knew that vending machines were widespread. It's actually convenient if one of your Pokemon is about to die/faint, but it would suck if you're about to run out of money.

Maybe in the third game you can fight wild Rotom appliances. Try to "steal" from the vending machine to fight a Rotom-Fridge. Like the infamous Kecleon of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series.

Gymnotide
November 14th, 2010, 05:24 PM
What the... There's vending machines now? xDD This is definitely New York now. What's in them? Is it like a quick PokeMart resource where you can by Potions, Medicine, etc.? It sounds like an easy and quick way to buy items. :3

lol We don't have vending machines out on every other street XD

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
November 14th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Maybe in the third game you can fight wild Rotom appliances. Try to "steal" from the vending machine to fight a Rotom-Fridge. Like the infamous Kecleon of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series.
That would be a nice idea :)
I like it that the bending machines are around almost "every corner" in the cities :)

PsychoJigglypuff
November 14th, 2010, 07:05 PM
I like the vending machines, because you don't have to go all the way to "such and such city" just to get them. Because I always try to stock up on Lemonades, except when my Pokemon have hundreds of HP.

Rettan
November 15th, 2010, 10:25 AM
I find it awesome and convenient, and obviously more realistic,
it also enforces the me that Isshu is based on New York...

In the United States... theres vending machines everywhere xD

Bela
November 15th, 2010, 11:33 AM
As we all know, the United States/New York is the only place in the world that has vending machines. Thus, this demonstration of a highly modernized society in a Pokemon game is clearly only capable of being based on that one area--as again, that's the only place in the entire world where vending machines are in widespread use, right?

Rettan
November 15th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Theres vending machnes everywhere not just in New York, but there is more in New York that other places (at least from what ive seen) so it fits Isshu

Lateon
November 15th, 2010, 12:50 PM
Theres vending machnes everywhere not just in New York, but there is more in New York that other places (at least from what ive seen) so it fits Isshu

Pretty sure s/he was being sarcastic.

Is there anything in the vending machines besides the normal HP recovery items? I probably won't use them at all, to be honest, unless they had other items in them

Mew~
November 20th, 2010, 02:03 PM
Honestly I didnt know anyone really used them
I guess it does help, and you do usually see a vending machine here and there around the city in the real world so it's an ordinary feature.

Azumi
November 20th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Huh, and I thought only vending machines in Japan breed like rabbits.

PiPVoda
November 21st, 2010, 05:56 PM
I find it awesome and convenient, and obviously more realistic,
it also enforces the me that Isshu is based on New York...

In the United States... theres vending machines everywhere xD

Yeah mainly Soda and water vending machines. Some snack, but most I've seen were in public buildings and schools. Now variety of vending machines (like in Japan) aren't found here (from what I've seen anyways). And we already have vending machines for drinks in pokemon, so in a way pokemon games already have a dash of NY/Americanism in them. :surprised:

Hiroshi Sotomura
November 22nd, 2010, 03:30 AM
A realistic and convenient touch, but is it really something worth giving more than a few glances of? It's not like there was never a Friendly Shop nearby.

Prometheus
November 22nd, 2010, 09:09 AM
I think thats brilliant. Seems convininet.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
November 22nd, 2010, 09:44 AM
I wish we could get deals off of the Vending machines like buy two get one free...

Austy
November 24th, 2010, 10:34 PM
Oh? Extra vending machines? Exciting! Adds a sense of realism to it, IMO. Cos I mean, vending machines are pretty much everywhere in the real world... But it seems fairly convenient to just pop a lemonade wherever you are. But I don't think it could ever fully replace a PokeMart... but more diverse vending machines (like pokeball ones!) would be really cool.

I wish we could get deals off of the Vending machines like buy two get one free...

LMFAO, XD! Yes.

BHwolfgang
November 24th, 2010, 11:21 PM
Once I get past the 4th or 5th gym leader, I begin to stop using vending machines. It sounds convenient but would anybody really use it throughout their adventure, especially when they need multiple lemonades for just one Pokemon?

However, if the vending machine were to... supply moo moo milk, then things would be a lot different.

Kaori
November 25th, 2010, 05:47 AM
I think the whole purpose of the vending machines being in every town/city is to promote the New York theme. Unova is meant to have New York's way around the city so the vending machines helps this cause in a convenient way. Although you might not need it all the time, especially if you buy multiple from the same vending machine, I think it is still pretty nifty so if you do happen to run out but like having them for your Pokémon more than regular pokémart potions, there will always be one around in the city or town you are in. ;)

Eliminator Jr.
November 25th, 2010, 06:17 AM
I'm waiting for the English versions of Black and White, so I don't know much about this, but apart from the aesthetics of having vending machines they seem pretty pointless. Like you can just heal at the nearby Pokémon Center if you're low on health and buy potions from the PokéMart. Is there something I'm missing?

Nakuzami
November 25th, 2010, 06:56 AM
I'm waiting for the English versions of Black and White, so I don't know much about this, but apart from the aesthetics of having vending machines they seem pretty pointless. Like you can just heal at the nearby Pokémon Center if you're low on health and buy potions from the PokéMart. Is there something I'm missing?

Well, I think it costs less and they're more common than Pokemon Centers/Pokemarts from what i've been hearing.

Pingouin_7
November 28th, 2010, 04:57 PM
Can someone tell me wth is going on?
I never noticed any vending machine in White.

Butterfree-Charizard
November 29th, 2010, 10:24 PM
Now my Pokemon can have Lemonade all the time!

vaporeon7
November 29th, 2010, 10:56 PM
Ah... I remember when Vending Machines were limited to pretty much the top of the department store. They should also have different vending machines for Pokeballs and stuff like that.

Maraala
November 29th, 2010, 11:43 PM
I like the vending machines, yes
I would actually be happy to see more, yes

They should also have different vending machines for Pokeballs and stuff like that.
Kinda like the Circus of Values, El Ammo Bandito, and Gatherer's Garden vending machines in Bioshock?