PDA

View Full Version : [B/W] Restarting your game!


Noah Ridgewood
January 22nd, 2012, 12:13 AM
Putting this here as opposed to Pokémon Gaming Central because of the lack of things to do when you've beat the plot, and I'm specifically asking about Pokémon Black and White.

How many times, if any, have you restarted the game? What do you do differently this time around that you haven't done last time? What Pokémon do you find yourself carrying around that you carried around on your run through before?

If you haven't restarted the game, how many hours have you clocked since you first got the game?

WishCookie
January 22nd, 2012, 12:16 AM
When i'm restarting my games I always try to caught pokemon i never in my life would think of having in my team.

이큐리
January 22nd, 2012, 02:05 AM
I've restarted my White game about 6 times and my Black about 4 times. I mostly restart my game for RNG purposes. When restart I go through the game and I catch shinies that I couldn't catch on my previous save. :3

I would go into more detail, but it would turn into a long post about RNG.

Ω Ruby and α Sapphire
January 24th, 2012, 01:19 AM
Havent restarted, im gonna get white so i can play through it though. On my black i have 125 hours clocked.

IcyIce
January 24th, 2012, 04:33 AM
I keep my Pokemon White Saved. I always keep at least1 game untill a new one comes out. My Pokemon Black I just restarted and I plan on playing through again.

Cassino
January 24th, 2012, 03:26 PM
If you haven't restarted the game, how many hours have you clocked since you first got the game?
~150, still actively playing.
I've migrated many of the monsters I wish to keep to White, for 'meaningful' use like WiFi battles. Some of these, such as a Breloom with Drain Punch (gen. 4 TM), aren't easily replaced.

GibbyGibson
January 24th, 2012, 04:04 PM
As I am still playing through my Pokémon Black Version game, I have yet to decide on a possible restart. However, I did recently pick up Pokémon White Version at Target for the most recent Lucario download promotion. So Once I do finally decide to finish up Pokémon Black Version, I will have the other game in order to play through it again if I so desire.

I don't really have any desire to restart my Pokémon Black Version any time soon. I am like several others here who posted saying they would rather keep one active and use the other game for restarting purposes.

GibbyGibson

Dark Piplup
January 24th, 2012, 04:07 PM
I learned my lesson with restarting with my first game and I will never do it again. I get kinda attached to my files...

Overlord Drakow
January 24th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Never restarted the game and don't plan on doing so. I also have no idea how many hours I've clocked. Probably around 100 though.

Liquid Halo
January 24th, 2012, 04:47 PM
When i'm restarting my games I always try to caught pokemon i never in my life would think of having in my team.

Same with me, I try to use different pokemon that I don't commonly use.
I have never restarted my Black though and I won't ever. I like my current file and am still doing post game activities. I also want to fill my pokedex which during gameplay I have come a long way towards.

I have yet to own White but I am looking forward to it.

KaptainKaty
January 24th, 2012, 04:50 PM
I would never restart my game! O.O I just EV train and IV breed when I get bored. I have clocked 104 hours, 21 minutes.

xelarator
January 24th, 2012, 05:21 PM
I've probably clocked OVER 9000 [just kidding, 300 in total] hours getting ready for the Pokecommunity's Annual Tournament, which I MISSED *facepalm*. I got so frustrated in all the preperations that I decided to quit for a week. After that week passed, I couldn't find my Black anymore! *facepalm times OVER 9000*

I'm gonna start looking for it in the god forsaken place called "My Room" RIGHT NOW.

Razer302
January 24th, 2012, 05:28 PM
I haven't restarted my Black at all but my White was restarted just so I could RNG Shiny pokemon with good stats. Other than that I don't really see the need to restart the games.

PikachuGuy
January 24th, 2012, 06:28 PM
I'm not going to restart my White, mainly because I have my Liberty Pass event Victini on there, which is level 100!

TwiDragon
January 24th, 2012, 07:52 PM
I haven't done so this generation, if grey comes out, I may turn Black or White into my "Challange" game, where I can freely restart and get some things for trade (like legendarys)

I did this with Heart Gold last generation.

Jellicent♀
January 24th, 2012, 08:09 PM
Like, six or seven. Not entirely sure. I just restart redoing challenges, making new teams, Nuzlockes, etc, etc. I have an addiction to restarting. :'D

LegendaryFSK
January 24th, 2012, 08:32 PM
I've restarted my White game about 6 times and my Black about 4 times. I mostly restart my game for RNG purposes. When restart I go through the game and I catch shinies that I couldn't catch on my previous save. :3

I would go into more detail, but it would turn into a long post about RNG.

This is why I need to purchase a copy of White. Need to get a copy to RNG several different Pokémon.


Anyway, I've restarted my Black a couple of times. However, I won't be restarting it anymore as I have become attached to several of the Pokémon that I have. I have over 160 hours right now on my current save, however if you add my two restarts, I have well over 300 hours on Black.

Editman
January 24th, 2012, 08:47 PM
I actually haven't beat the game yet, I still have like six badges

scprepschool
January 24th, 2012, 11:32 PM
EIve restarted black twice, and I am currently on my 4th on white
What perks have I come across by doing so?
Have one black: 2 v create legite victinis, 1 liberty pass legit victini, 3 of each of the sacred swordsmam, 3 zeks, 1 resh, 3 kyrumes, 3 landorus, and 3 of each thundy amd tornadus.

The team I have put together for white this go is somewhat unsual in comparison to my other runs
Emboar
Thick fat event mamoswine
Gengar ( might replace with stunfisk just to do it for no purpose )
Ferrothorn ( leech seed bred plus ingrain, lol just wanna see how its high defense doea with hp preservation, plus ability iron barbs with rocky helmet, no speed ev train with gyro ball)
Dark pulse hydreigon ( on my 5th badge and dont wanna hack or trade so waiting to get my deino at v road )
Accelgor

More than likely this team will change, would like to see scrafty in the mix

Who knows when I restart again I may do a challenge
Maybe either all dark or all ground

Beee
January 26th, 2012, 03:29 AM
I havent restarted black, I don't think I will. But planning on restarting soul silver once I trade them over. I have gotten strangely attached to my team haha

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
January 26th, 2012, 07:38 AM
Never restarted the game, and I clocked about 95 or so hours on it before selling it. I was never motivated to restart it since leveling up was just so tedious. But I wasn't really motivated to try to get my team up to 100 either (I stalled at about Lv80) for that same reason.

MrKyurem
January 26th, 2012, 08:05 AM
I'm not going to restart the game, got all my shinys and legendarys on my Black version.

Cordelia
January 26th, 2012, 08:30 AM
I don't know if I'll restart either, I doubt it honestly. I have over 400 hours on my Black, though XD A bit obsessive, no?

Wafflenobs
January 26th, 2012, 10:05 PM
I won't restart my black as I have about 200 hours on it now. I've recently discovered the awesomeness that is Roms and I'll be sticking to that for now.

vizarod
February 6th, 2012, 06:48 PM
I recently restarted my game out of complete boredom, and now I am trying even harder to complete the pokedex. I still have Oshawott, because it's the most attractive to me, plus I thought it would be easier to get through the game with it. but now my whole team is different, and I actually tried hard to level them up this time.

Daikoru
February 8th, 2012, 04:25 PM
I've made a total of 3 playthroughs. Then, I just finished a play-through using some hard-mode hack.

The first time: I've made a Poltergeist team. Rotom would have been in the team if I could meet him before the league, but oh well! Starter was Oshawott, and discarded him as soon as I got my 6th Poltergeist pokemon.

The second time: Heavy pokemons. Shaking and Dust ahoy when sending my pokemons in a triple or rotation battle! Starter was Tepig, and kept him in my final team.

The third time: Volt-Switch and U-Turn! Lot of fun with switching! Starter was Snivy, and again, discarded him as soon as I got my 6th pokemon.

The fourth time, with Hard-mode: Auto-meteo team. Since most of the 649 pokemons were available before league and that they could learn their Dream World ability, I took the opportunity for this team.

Next game I'll make, I think I'll make a Metronome Challenge. Could be lot of fun!

Kajini
February 8th, 2012, 04:31 PM
Never restarted my White but that's simply because I went right back to good old Heart Gold after finishing it. The 5th gen didn't appeal to me much and the Elite 4 disappointed me on the second time fighting them.

Maple Leaf
February 8th, 2012, 05:09 PM
I've restarted once, and I'm in Castelia right now. Eh, the first play-through was only 100 hours or so. *shrugs*

Alli
February 8th, 2012, 05:27 PM
I've almost completely lost track of how many times I've restarted my Black. I've restarted my English White maybe...3 times. And I have never and will never restart my Japanese White.

Togetic997
February 8th, 2012, 06:00 PM
I've restarted the game a couple of times, and every time I restart I use completely different pokemon on my team and I try to use a different starter the first 3 times.

Souji Seta
February 8th, 2012, 06:41 PM
I've restarted by Black Version about three times since I have gotten it. As for White Version, I'd say about twice so far. Mainly to use different Pokemon, that I didn't think about using on my previous runs.

RedViper1990
February 9th, 2012, 04:07 AM
I just restarted my Black game. Don't know why actually, probably because I didn't liked my team and I got bored.
But now, I wish I never restarted the game :P

MrGriszell
February 9th, 2012, 07:58 AM
I've never restarted my white, I've been playing for 386 hours and obtaine 646 Pokemon .

smurf
February 9th, 2012, 08:11 AM
i useally only restart one game so i can transfer all of my high level and rare pokemon and still have them but i have restarted my black version like 7 times

Mew~
February 9th, 2012, 08:47 AM
I hate restarting. But I've played through Unova on three different games (Japanese Version of White, and English Black and White) if that counts. I play White most actively (though I don't think I've touched it since, idk, before Christmas) and I'm pretty sure I have a playtime of over 150 hours.

CloseCombat
February 13th, 2012, 12:01 PM
I've reset my White game once and I don't really plan to reset it again because I have an event Mewtwo and Arceus on there as well as transferred precious pokemon from my Pearl game.

Espeon96
February 13th, 2012, 12:49 PM
I'm not restarting my game, since I have many Pokemon I want to keep and event Pokemon on my game and I have nowhere to trade them to.
I have clocked just under 70 hours, I played the game a lot at launch, and am starting to play again after many months of not touching it.

RedJ
February 13th, 2012, 12:54 PM
I restarted my Black not long after I started because all my friends started with either Snivy(which I started with) or Tepig, and since I didn't have Internet at the time I had to restart and get Oshawott if I wanted one any time soon.

And I only just got White, so.

LegendaryZekrom
February 13th, 2012, 05:09 PM
My 2nd time going through white and um differently. . . .I'm using Oshawott instead of Snivy :). But mainly all will be replaced once I get my Zekrom (as usual)

XEL
February 13th, 2012, 05:21 PM
I haven't started a game since I began competitively battling haha. I usually just buy only one copy of only one version, so yeah haha

Raichupacabra
February 14th, 2012, 05:44 PM
I only restarted once and I regret it. All my Dream World Points, all my Dream World Pokemon my EV Trained Pokemon that I've had since around 2008, my shiny Charmander who I have never seen again, my Pokemon that had special moves from XD, my Liberty Pass, and all of my GameStop Entei, Raikou, Suicune, and Celebi.

I miss that file.


The only thing I've done differently was use a few different Pokemon and get rid of my starter as soon as I got it's final evolution in my Pokedex.

Tman109ner
February 14th, 2012, 06:24 PM
I will probably never restart my White. I almost never restart any of my first copies of games. Like a first white or first black, after that its fair game. I've played countless times on a seperate white.

Forever
February 15th, 2012, 02:41 AM
I only restarted once and I regret it. All my Dream World Points, all my Dream World Pokemon my EV Trained Pokemon that I've had since around 2008, my shiny Charmander who I have never seen again, my Pokemon that had special moves from XD, my Liberty Pass, and all of my GameStop Entei, Raikou, Suicune, and Celebi.

I miss that file.

The only thing I've done differently was use a few different Pokemon and get rid of my starter as soon as I got it's final evolution in my Pokedex.

Oh wow, why did you restart it? :( That sounds terrible tbh.

Either way I've restarted Black a lot (over 11 times probably? I've got a lot of Victini and two playthroughs!) But White, nope, never. It's got all my good stuff on it (plus someone else's stuff lool).

ELVISTHEGUY
February 15th, 2012, 04:16 AM
I've restarted my game several times, but since this time I ev train them and obtained my Arceus from Dream World, it will be a big mistake to restart.

Princess Sandshrew
February 17th, 2012, 11:16 PM
I've not restarted on my Black (which I have 153 hours on) my first save feels more precious to me and, since I used to restart like 50 times per a game in gen 1-3, it feels like an accomplishment to keep the first save.
I am borrowing a copy of White and I'm currently playing a Nuzlocke on it.

Mr Cat Dog
February 20th, 2012, 02:02 AM
Despite my boredom with the post-game as a whole, I've never thought to restart my Black game. I like my current team at the moment, and it's composed of a majority of non-Unova critters (like Kingdra!) so to restart from the beginning would definitely be a culture shock. Ugh, I'd have to start with one of the starters again, so, no. Probs not going to happen for a long time on my end.

Kaori
February 20th, 2012, 09:12 AM
I have restarted my game only once, and none of the Pokémon on my team are ones I had previously. I do regret picking Tepig this time (though I plan to keep it a Tepig), it's kind of weak just being its first evolution and Oshawott is so much cuter/better to me. Though I'd say if anything to be honest, the games aren't very restartable worthy, or at least to me. :(

Raichupacabra
February 20th, 2012, 12:58 PM
Oh wow, why did you restart it? :( That sounds terrible tbh.

Either way I've restarted Black a lot (over 11 times probably? I've got a lot of Victini and two playthroughs!) But White, nope, never. It's got all my good stuff on it (plus someone else's stuff lool).

I got really bored and thought to myself that I could get those things again. My newer file bores me to death.

Tachikaze
February 20th, 2012, 04:26 PM
If I do, it's usually just to catch different Pokes or to just start over in general. Unless I have a lot of progress and invaluable breeding material for my trade thread. XD

Khall
February 20th, 2012, 04:33 PM
I honestly can't bring myself to restart White. Mainly because I don't have Black yet and all of my babies are on that file. I got my Samurott to level 100 in the first two days of playing the game so :| yeah it's pretty important to me.

I have about 120 hours or so on the game, but honestly that's not much to me.

Arc
February 20th, 2012, 04:33 PM
I have White (NA) and Black (JAP). The only game I've restarted was my Black, and it was for a Nuzlocke playthrough, in which I completed.

Superjub
February 23rd, 2012, 01:35 PM
I haven't restared, and I probably won't. I've got the National Dex for the first time (ironically on the game with the most Pokemon xD) and I only need Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect to complete my PokeDx fully (including events.) Anyway, I also have all my good Pokemon, including shinies that I've found myself, on the game, and it'd be a hassle. I can wait until Gray, which'll probably be the game I reset. ;D Also, I guess it's worth mentioning that I have a silver trainer card at the moment. All I need to get the black trainer card is complete the Battle Subway and get all the pass powers. The Battle SUbway- yeah, maybe one day. I don't know anyone with Black who's willing to do the missions though. D:

Anyway, as for how much time... I have 269 hours and 34 minutes so far. :D Wow, I didn't think I spent that much time on Black. XD

Killjoy
February 23rd, 2012, 03:06 PM
I played through white a couple times before I did my 'true' play through, now it serves as my accumulative PC, were I store all my Pokémon from other games.

Black though lol maybe 10 times. I always try to make a unique team out of pokemon I havent used before