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Old August 22nd, 2012 (02:51 PM).
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Hey. I wanted to know- when a new game comes out, do you buy both versions? Or only one?
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Old August 22nd, 2012 (03:06 PM).
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I've never owned two of the generally same game, but there was that time when I had Pokemon Gold and the internal battery died, so I bought pokemon Silver from a kid at my school.
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Old August 22nd, 2012 (03:13 PM).
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I usually buy one and then the third game when that one comes out, and the one that I buy usually alternates between the 'primary' game and the 'secondary' game. The only exception to this is the first Generation in which I only owned Pokemon Yellow.

Then there was Pokemon Silver which is the secondary game. I didn't own Crystal until much later, but I still got it.

Then I had Pokemon Ruby which is the primary game, followed swiftly by Emerald.

And then it was Pearl (secondary) and then Platinum.

And then Black (primary). There was no third edition to GenV, although I intend on getting Black 2 once it has its English release.

Interestingly enough, my cousin always buys the game that I didn't. She had Gold, Saphire, Diamond and White. None of the third editions though which is a shame. They're usually much better than the original two since a lot of the game is revised and improved.
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Old August 22nd, 2012 (03:46 PM).
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Luckily, I have a sister who also loves pokemon so she gets 1 version and I get the other. Then later on we can switch xD This way we have been able to get all the games we wanted :D
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Old August 22nd, 2012 (03:51 PM).
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Nope. I usually just get one version and then the third- no sense on spending money on what is essentially the exact same game twice (the third versions at least add things).

And thanks to Wi-Fi, I don't really need to worry about it now.
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Old August 22nd, 2012 (04:32 PM).
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I usually get one on launch or close to launch, then get the other whenever. Most likely for Christmas.
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Old August 22nd, 2012 (04:39 PM).
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[SIZE="a"]I did until I grew up and my parents made me pay for the game myself. Now I only buy one version because they are, for the most part the same.[/SIZE]
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Old August 22nd, 2012 (04:43 PM).
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I get one version and usually try to get the other one on my R4 card (rom, starting with the DS). But I've really only been successful in getting Platinum that way. Soul Silver and Heart Gold were both in Japanese, and Black didn't work. I think the world is telling me to just by the games.
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Old August 22nd, 2012 (08:45 PM).
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I got both version games for Gens III and V. The only exception was Gen IV because I gave Pearl to one of my sisters.
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Nah, I only buy one. Although at the moment, I have Fire Red and Leaf Green both.

However most of the time, I borrow the other game from someone else and beat it.
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Old August 22nd, 2012 (09:05 PM).
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I've only ever had one of the two paired games at any time. My cousin usually has the opposite version of mine, and since the games are basically the same aside from a few small differences, I've never bothered picking up the other version.
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Old August 22nd, 2012 (10:14 PM).
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I never understood why they make paired versions of games. A little more money maybe if some people but both?
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Old August 22nd, 2012 (10:56 PM).
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I usually get one version and my brother gets the other.
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No, not personally. However, my brother always gets the game opposite mine (and starting with B/W he started buying both versions) so between the two of us we have had both versions.

I don't see the point financially of buying both games... I end up buying the one that has the more appealing version exclusives (except for White which was chosen based on a totally unrelated magical girl anime xD)
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Not anymore because you now don't need both to complete the pokedex. Which is the only reason I'd buy both versions.
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Old August 23rd, 2012 (05:29 AM).
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It depends. Sometimes I buy both, and sometimes I don't. I bought only Blue (well, I bought Yellow too but that would be the 3rd version), Gold, then I bought Ruby and Sapphire (and Emerald), FR and LG, only Diamond, both HG and SS, and finally only Black. My next purchase will be White 2, so again, only one. From now on, I will only buy the two if they are good remakes like HG/SS.

Quote originally posted by Grif of Hearts:
I usually buy one and then the third game when that one comes out, and the one that I buy usually alternates between the 'primary' game and the 'secondary' game. The only exception to this is the first Generation in which I only owned Pokemon Yellow.
Why do you consider them as primary and secondary? Because of the sales? -.-
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I buy both. Usually on one of them I mess around and restart my game with different starters and I use different strategies. On White 2 once I get to Castelia City I'm gonna catch 6 Eevee's and I'll evolve them later and I'll do a Eeveelution run until the end of the game. On Black 2 I'm gonna try getting a Black trainer card. I've played a lot of Pokèmon games and I've never really completed them so I thought that Black 2 would be the game I complete.
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Old August 24th, 2012 (09:56 PM).
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I always buy both versions, for the sake of experiencing all of them out. Since I have a couple of DSs, why not. I get to trade version exclusive Pokemon to each other.
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Old August 25th, 2012 (08:40 AM).
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I usually get one version, and my theoretical sister gets the other.
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Old August 25th, 2012 (09:21 AM).
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I like to buy both, though I haven't been able to buy both at the same time in a while haha. I bought both Diamond and Pearl on release day, and I have all the other game pairs, though I got them at different times. I do plan on buying both Black and White 2 on release day though. Yay.
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Uh, the last time I've brought both versions of a game was HeartGold and Soulsilver. Before that, it was Diamond and Pearl(though Pearl was given to me as a birthday present), and before that was Ruby and sapphire because I haven't bought both versions of a game in forever lmao. u___u;;;

I don't really go out of my way to purchase both versions of a game. In fact, I just try to stick with one, but if the other version impresses me enough for whatever reason, I suppose there's no harm in getting the other one. /shrugs.
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Old August 26th, 2012 (07:10 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Grif of Hearts:
I usually buy one and then the third game when that one comes out, and the one that I buy usually alternates between the 'primary' game and the 'secondary' game. The only exception to this is the first Generation in which I only owned Pokemon Yellow.

Then there was Pokemon Silver which is the secondary game. I didn't own Crystal until much later, but I still got it.

Then I had Pokemon Ruby which is the primary game, followed swiftly by Emerald.

And then it was Pearl (secondary) and then Platinum.

And then Black (primary). There was no third edition to GenV, although I intend on getting Black 2 once it has its English release.

Interestingly enough, my cousin always buys the game that I didn't. She had Gold, Saphire, Diamond and White. None of the third editions though which is a shame. They're usually much better than the original two since a lot of the game is revised and improved.
Wow, it's pretty much the same with me and my sister, except I don't own any 2. generation game and didn't get Platinum.
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Old September 9th, 2012 (07:47 PM).
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I don't have any siblings that like the games, so it's either buy both for me or just trade over wifi. I don't have very many friends that like the games either.
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I usually buy both because nobody I know really plays Pokemon irl, and idk I guess I just do there isn't a real reason. Plus now that I'm kind of into trading I need someplace to store all my Pokemon! That's at least 2 games' PCs full, basically forever because it's a huge pain to transfer all those Pokemon over. (did it once, never again omfg)
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Old September 9th, 2012 (09:21 PM).
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I usually end up getting both versions, one is normally intended for my brother but since he retired from Pokemon I now hoard them when I need to trade for version exclusives. The other one counts as my "main" version which I do my main playthrough on.
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