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Kaori
December 12th, 2010, 07:54 AM
Black and White Poll #11: The Following Featurehttp://i51.tinypic.com/erzk2g.gif
So as many of you know, the following feature was one of the most popular and acclaimed features of HGSS. Unfortunately, GameFreak decided not to bring back the feature for Black and White. This hyped addition was most likely a promotion for HGSS as they figured it would bring more buyers.

So my question to you all, would you like to see the following feature brought back for a possible third version? Or maybe not? ;)

Discuss, discuss, discuss!
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Regeneration
December 12th, 2010, 07:57 AM
I surely want this feature back in the third game! D: This was one of the few reasons why I liked HG/SS and therefore I want it back! >O

tkallab
December 12th, 2010, 08:09 AM
I'm completely indifferent. The following thing was a nice gimmick, but added nothing.

Kevin
December 12th, 2010, 08:10 AM
Yes, it would be a nice extra feature for the third game Pokemon Gray of the Unova series. I also would like to see the Unova overworlds.

Ardos
December 12th, 2010, 08:32 AM
I'd love to see this return in the third game, it was so much fun in HG/SS :)

Bluerang1
December 12th, 2010, 08:56 AM
No, no I don't want it back. It was a thing to celebrate GSC's 10th anniversary, and it will be used to probably be back with the RS remakes. I'm on my bike mostly anyway, and having to walk with Pokemon gets annoying, it's like something holding me back.

Yusshin
December 12th, 2010, 09:03 AM
I'd like to have it back; it was a great feature that many fans have wanted since the introduction of Pikachu in Pokemon Yellow. Though I'm sure not having it wouldn't reduce the number of buyers, there's no reason not to be able to include it and have an On/Off feature for those who don't want to have a Pokemon follow them around.

Kenshin5
December 12th, 2010, 09:50 AM
I would like to see it back, it would be nice if there was an option to turn it off and on.

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
December 12th, 2010, 03:33 PM
I want it back :D! I think I will miss having my pokemon follow me everywhere :(

The Red Chain
December 12th, 2010, 04:18 PM
Not gonna lie, I definitely miss the follow feature.
It was extremely cute, and enhanced the Pokemon experience for me.

But if you're gonna put it back into the games, give us the option to return the Pokemon back to it's Pokeball as well.
Sometimes it's nice to not always have something trailing behind you. ^^;

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
December 12th, 2010, 04:50 PM
I agree with the off opinion for those who hate to have their pokemon follow them.

Bay Alexison
December 12th, 2010, 05:21 PM
I'm completely indifferent. The following thing was a nice gimmick, but added nothing.
Thought the same thing. It is cute and it's fun to at least slightly know how your Pokemon is feeling, but other than that not much. I'll be fine if it comes again, but if it doesn't I'm okay with that too.

Alternative
December 12th, 2010, 05:39 PM
I think the following feature would be nice to have in the third game, but I highly doubt they'd put it in the third game, since it wasn't in Black/White.

PlatinumDude
December 12th, 2010, 06:26 PM
I loved the walking feature in HG/SS. I want it to make a comeback in the third version of B/W just to see how the Unova Pokemon are feeling when they walk with me.

twistedpuppy
December 12th, 2010, 06:48 PM
Yes, yes, and yes! I miss having my favorite mons following me. I feel so lonely without them.

Haza
December 12th, 2010, 06:50 PM
If it doesnt make its return I'm gonna be one annoyed divo...

Twiggy
December 12th, 2010, 07:27 PM
Well, I don't really care about it. I wasn't bothered with its absence. But still, if it was suddenly introduced in the third game, well, I'm all for it!

vaporeon7
December 12th, 2010, 08:43 PM
I would like to see it in the third game. I would especially like it if when you use Surf you can tell what Pokemon you are surfing on or when you are surfing the swimming Pokemon (if it can) swims behind you.

Dillon_68
December 12th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Doesn't matter, I'll probably skip the third game this time.

King Gumball
December 13th, 2010, 12:23 AM
I would absolutely love to see the feature come back. Especially with all of these new pokemon, I thought it was a really cool feature.

Kirbychu
December 13th, 2010, 12:34 AM
I absolutely loved the feature, and would be overjoyed if it made a comeback. This was the reason I never rode my bike in Heart Gold. They could make it optional this time to please everybody. Not to mention that it would be a wonderful feature to add in order to encourage more people to buy "Gray".

Mew~
December 13th, 2010, 10:15 AM
I would love it, I loved havin' meh typhlosion follow me everywhere in Soul Silver.

Of course it wouldn't effect the the games storyline or anything thing, but it's still a really great and fun addition.

Maybe they could add some features to it n' stuff. Maybe even like a sorta mini Nintendogs thing, "Nintenmons?" Well you could wash, feed etc... but then again that could be a whole game. Maybe just a few little features to make the pokémon seem less lifeless, maybe give them facial exspessions on the sprites, so you don't have to click em.

MrsNorrington
December 13th, 2010, 10:26 AM
I want it back so badly ='( It was my favourite feature of all the games! My Pokemon felt so real, I could really bond with them.

Now I don't want to transfer my shinies into Black/White because walking around with shiny Pokemon are amazing!

I have hopes that they'll bring it back. It must take a long time to animate all 649 Pokemon...so I think they might be working on it for the third release.

The 100 Mega Shock
December 13th, 2010, 10:42 AM
Black and White Poll #11: The Following Featurehttp://i51.tinypic.com/erzk2g.gif
So as many of you know, the following feature was one of the most popular and acclaimed features of HGSS. Unfortunately, GameFreak decided not to bring back the feature for Black and White. This hyped addition was most likely a promotion for HGSS as they figured it would bring more buyers.

So my question to you all, would you like to see the following feature brought back for a possible third version? Or maybe not? ;)

Discuss, discuss, discuss!
http://www.teachingmom.com/graphics/holly1.gif

Personally, I'm of the opinion that the following feature was something that came along two late to be included in the first versions of Black and White that we received, considering that Black and White have been in development for about 4 years, a lot of that time spent concurrently with HGSS's development and only a short amount of time to see what the players thought of the feature.

As such I expect it will be in any future games due to how well it was recieved in HGSS.

Lance
December 13th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Personally, I'm of the opinion that the following feature was something that came along two late to be included in the first versions of Black and White that we received, considering that Black and White have been in development for about 4 years, a lot of that time spent concurrently with HGSS's development and only a short amount of time to see what the players thought of the feature.

As such I expect it will be in any future games due to how well it was recieved in HGSS.

I think so too. I imagine the rudimentary form of B/W was in the works far before HG/SS was.

But I'd love to see it in a third game. Lot's of new awesome Pokemon to follow me. like Wargle. :3

Jak
December 13th, 2010, 11:27 AM
I want a Seed bby following me. :| Really badly. So yes yes yes I would looove to see it in the third version! Along with a Vs. Seeker

dragon0fangz
December 13th, 2010, 04:22 PM
I just imagined a Gigigear following me. No wonder they didnt add the feature. That would be a lot of work O_o

ontopic: yes. It would be cool to have one of the genie trio following me. Even better, ALL THREE! It would make sense, what with the triple battles and all.

bobandbill
December 13th, 2010, 05:17 PM
I would like to see it in the third version, certainly, although somehow I think it may be more likely to next appear (if ever) in an RSE remake, assuming one is made. *shrugs* I guess that's my prediction with that.

Esper
December 13th, 2010, 07:37 PM
I'm spoiled now thanks to HGSS so it feels like something is incomplete when there is nothing following my game character. It was a great gimmick and I'd be sad if it never came back.

Azure
December 14th, 2010, 04:47 AM
As always, in the third game there is always new features, hence why it's released but I don't see any other features they could add. Pokemon Black & White is already spectacular, however I do see that being a feature because I don't think they could add many more features, so yeah, I hope so :).

tobi-ksla
December 15th, 2010, 10:19 AM
One of the main reasons why HGSS had the Follower Pokémon Feature was because it fit the main theme of the games' storyline: Humans and Pokémon living together in harmony.

Personally, whether this feature will be implemented in the third game doesn't really matter to me. But of course, if they did put that in, then it wouldn't be out of place, considering the theme of BW's storyline. (Insert Winking Smiley Here)

Fushigidane-Chan
December 15th, 2010, 12:56 PM
I, for one, didn't care about the following feature and it wouldn't matter to me if it returned or not. But if it did, it should be by all means be optional. It annoyed me at times in HGSS.

Zorua
December 15th, 2010, 05:55 PM
I wouldn't mind the Following feature making a return, but it never really made that huge of an impact on me for me to like, really care or anything about it, to be honest.

Whether it does or doesn't come back really doesn't affect me. :( It was a nice addition to HG/SS, don't get me wrong, but if its intended to be an exclusive for HG/SS, then I guess let it stay that way. I'm guessing that it's meant to be like, a celebration for the HG/SS remakes, so they added that feature in. As for the 5th generation? I'm really quite not sure yet. Will they add it in the third game? I see some things probably being fixed here and there, or updated, or possibly even added in the third game, but the Following feature is something that's very large debatable(obviously), so it's addition in the third game of the 5th generation, for me, is unlikely.

Red1530
December 15th, 2010, 07:26 PM
I would love to see the following feature brought back.

Adventure
December 17th, 2010, 02:53 PM
It's one of the cutest things about HG/SS. I guess the increased 3D is a reason for not bringing it to the newer games, but I'd like to see it :3

Hiroshi Sotomura
December 18th, 2010, 04:46 AM
It's one of the cutest things about HG/SS. I guess the increased 3D is a reason for not bringing it to the newer games, but I'd like to see it :3
It isn't. They just didn't do it.

It was a cute feature, but it's something I'd rather see only in the remakes. GameFreak seems to love their arbitrarily-decided remake-exclusive features. I never considered it a deal-breaker b but more a gimmick.

Forever
December 19th, 2010, 03:12 AM
I guess it'd be nice for the third game (especially for Bachuru), but if not, I'm sure there will be a lot of other awesome features we can look forward to!

/unstickies

fenyx4
December 21st, 2010, 10:32 AM
I'd like to have it back; it was a great feature that many fans have wanted since the introduction of Pikachu in Pokemon Yellow. Though I'm sure not having it wouldn't reduce the number of buyers, there's no reason not to be able to include it and have an On/Off feature for those who don't want to have a Pokemon follow them around.

This. The Follow-Me feature is likely not going to make a major difference in sales, but it is still one of those great "little things" players love about Pokemon that enriches the experience. Like Poke Ball Seals, Poke Ball animations (when Pokemon is released from Poke Ball), the Apricorn Balls, and what not.

Personally, I'm of the opinion that the following feature was something that came along two late to be included in the first versions of Black and White that we received, considering that Black and White have been in development for about 4 years, a lot of that time spent concurrently with HGSS's development and only a short amount of time to see what the players thought of the feature.

As such I expect it will be in any future games due to how well it was recieved in HGSS.

That's the main argument I'm hearing; the feature was axed due to the concurrent work on HGSS and BW. At the very least, being included as an optional feature in BW's third version wouldn't hurt it at all (one more bullet point on the blurb on the back of the box, anyway :P).

I would dislike it if the feature were implemented as a third version "perk" (similar to the Battle Frontier and the ability to catch all of the generation's version mascots in one game), but it would be a nice thank-you to everyone who actually waits for the third version. But it would seem more suitable being included in all of a generation's versions, not just the third one.

And being "exclusive" to the GS remakes shouldn't stop Nintendo from reintroducing it. :\ Pokemon Yellow Version (well, technically the Pokemon anime) started the whole concept, so it should be fair game for all future main series games. Finally, it gives a tiny sense of realism to the player's Pokemon - as Pikachu has displayed, not all Pokemon want to be cooped up in a ball a day (despite the suitable environ); they want to interact with their Trainers as well to foster relationships. Yes, little pixels following your avatar can't exactly do this, but you get the idea! :nervous:

Pokemon Trainer Kevin
December 24th, 2010, 11:28 AM
OMG I really want this back!!
It was such an awesome feature I loved having Lugia following me :(
Please bring the feature back! (With an option to turn it off for people who don't like their pokemon following them)

SSJ4 Furanki
December 24th, 2010, 12:14 PM
Yeah, it seems like the just chose not to do it for B/W. The 3D didn't change the fact that the Trainer sprites are still 2D overworlds. Plus, look at the Dream World. There's overworlds for all 649 Pokémon. So, as of right now it just seems like it'll be a 3rd Game/Remake feature.

TheChaosBlue
December 24th, 2010, 12:28 PM
It would be nice to see it implemented back in the supposedly third version, but I don't why Game Freak should. With the crapload of new features added in Black/White, the the walking feature may be one of those minor things in the game that may not have any sort of importance.

Not tyring to stray from the topic at hand, why don't they bring the Pokewalker into the Fifth Generation? The walking feature were hand and hand with the thing. That would be cool in my opinion.