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Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!

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Old November 17th, 2012, 07:25 AM
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Lately I've been addicted to The Underground in Sinnoh. Mining is a really fun minigame and I've figured out the system for getting the biggest spheres. I also like the concept of having a secret base Underground. I have a pretty cool secret base underground.
I have never done the Multiplayer because I don't have any people with a copy of Diamond, Pearl or Platinum for Wireless Communication.

Have you ever done anything in The Underground? If so, how often and what do you while under there? Do you just mine or do Multiplayer with friends? Have you made a secret base Underground?

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Old November 17th, 2012, 08:43 AM
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It was fun, but not really alone. Unless you had a few friends around to play with it was kinda boring.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 08:58 AM
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I liked the Underground; it gave me something else to focus on other than the main storyline. After arriving in Eterna and receiving the Explorer's Kit, I remember not leaving the Underground until I got a Skull/Armor Fossil.

Old November 17th, 2012, 09:02 AM
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I liked the Underground; it gave me something else to focus on other than the main storyline. After arriving in Eterna and receiving the Explorer's Kit, I remember not leaving the Underground until I got a Skull/Armor Fossil.
oh yeah the fossils, those where fun to collect. Got like 10 Old Ambers if I remember correctly
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Old November 17th, 2012, 09:46 AM
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I loved the underground. One of my many favorite features of gen 4. I remember making my base super awesome, but at the same time super booby-trapped :P, cuz i played wireless with my bro.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:11 AM
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I actually really like the underground! Not as much now, but I used to spend forever digging up rare items and the like, always looking for the fossils I would probably never use! It was awesome to find thunderstones or shards or revives, and it was so disappointing when it caved in before you got what you really wanted. I also liked to purposely trigger the traps, as I found it fun to go zooming backwards, or have to pop bubbles!

I only made a secret base to appease the old man, so I've never gotten the FULL benefits of the underground. Some day I'll try the twoplayer aspect of it (hopefully!)
Old November 17th, 2012, 04:58 PM
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It was interesting at first, but since i had no one else to play with (no Wi-fi) or a local DS then it got stale pretty quickly for me. I like the idea of being able to edit your own secret base and collect items that you wouldn't normally find on the outside world, but if they made it a bit more single-player friendly in regards to capturing flags and whatnot, I'm sure it would've been a much bigger success. In saying that, it wasn't horrible, I think it just needed a few adjustments to make it more enjoyable for those without wi-fi or a local DS/friend to play with.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 05:08 PM
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I liked the Underground, especially the items you pick up.

However, it wasn't all that fun for me since my brother never plays Pokemon, therefore leaving me on my own and with not much to do.
Old November 17th, 2012, 07:21 PM
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The Underground :D. The Underground equals one of the best additional optional features ever in the entire existence of the series. It was fun and had me gripped on my Platinum for hours exploring underground, finding cool items and discovering fossils. It helped me with evolutions with the stones, got me some helpful team members and much more. I loved playing with my friends underground just laughing our heads off as we were silly with traps and other nifty gadgets.

The flag snatching game was especially fun, it tested all your skills with stratergy and defence. But my favourite would be the Secret Base, it's pretty much like owning your own house except you can put whatever inside. I loved decorating it all the time, trying to jazz it up.

So yeah to sum it up, the Underground was an amazing feature and I demand to know why it wasn't in B/W and B/W2 D:<.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 10:12 PM
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I loved the mining aspect of the Underground, and there were times when I would play the game just to try to mine some cool items. I also liked that the Secret Bases were brought back from R/S/E, even if I didn't find them quite as interesting this time around. As for the multiplayer part of the Underground, I was never able to utilise it, as I didn't know anyone that had the Sinnoh-based games.

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Old November 18th, 2012, 07:14 AM
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I enjoyed the prospecting section of The Underground and you could get some pretty awesome in-game items from it, but that's about as far as the enjoyment went for me. I didn't find the whole traps/traders/spheres/bases/flags (basically just multiplayer stuff) element of the underground very appealing since I never had anyone to play them with, so it just felt like a whole area of the game that I'd never be able to complete and that was a big let down, plus all the endless running around grew tiresome quickly, so this really wasn't a section of the game that I paid much attention to.
Old November 21st, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Ah yes, those were the good times where I would spend hours mining without realising it. Only problem is that there were Heart Scales everywhere! Most the spots I mined had a HS in it. x__X"

And I did make a secret base, but it was kind of lame. Mainly because I've never used the Internet for my Nintendo DS before and couldn't move those stupid boulders.

I remember burying my sapphires and leaving them for weeks so they would all be size 99. Then I'd go and buy all the goods I wanted. :D

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I liked the abundancee of Heart scales as I used them a lot! Seems there had been a lot of dead Luvdisc back in the day though. =p

The Underground was a neat addition, and one that delayed my beating of the game. XD A good way to get a bunch of items like the shards and fossils too, and it was addictively fun.

Neat capture the flag music too; pity that it was local wifi only and bases weren't as good as in RSE.

Old November 23rd, 2012, 12:00 AM
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I loved the underground, but I had no one to play with locally. And does it work with wifi? Basically, if I had people to go underground with I'd definitely still play it.

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Old November 23rd, 2012, 04:07 AM
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I loved the underground in Fourth gen. It was a good way for me to waste a few hours search for those evo stones and fossils even though I never had anyone to play with in the underground.
Old November 23rd, 2012, 07:58 AM
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I liked the Underground, it was fun alone and with friends (over Wi-Fi)

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Old November 24th, 2012, 02:28 PM
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I used to go down there ALOT. I have tons of sphears and don't know what to do with them.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 09:30 PM
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I love the underground, one of my favorite parts of the game! Finding fossils and heart scales and Revives always made me really happy. XD
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Old November 26th, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Omg, I loved the underground. Like, a lot. n~n It was always fun to see what kind of stones or fossils you could find and I spent a lot of my Diamond/Pearl playing time in the underground! Definitely a great feature that I miss. Never made a base but I do recall playing with my friend a few times.

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Old November 28th, 2012, 09:36 PM
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The underground was fun, but I never really went down to play it often, my sis was the one stealing my DS and playing.
The only time I went down was to get spiritomb
going down and speaking to one person and going up again. fifty times. unless you have more DS and cardtridges, that took quite awhile for me...

It got boring after awhile honestly, because I don't always bring my DS out with friends...
Old November 29th, 2012, 12:16 PM
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I go down there when I have to, which is pretty much only when you first get the Explorer Kit. It's kinda boring though with all the running around, so I don't go underground otherwise.

Old December 1st, 2012, 04:13 AM
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I used to spend my (Platinum) life down there, digging stuff up and trying to pimp my Secret Base, using my old Pearl file to shamelessly steal flags from so I could move those boulders. I eventually did get my base outfitted exactly the way I wanted it, but after that (and getting a whole load of Heart Scales, Shards, and evolution stones) I really haven't been back down there in awhile. Maybe I should fire up the 'ol Platinum and make a visit to my old Secret Base

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well i used to mine but occasionally i robbed flags off my freinds it was really fun i think platnium was my Favorite of all the games
Old December 5th, 2012, 11:03 PM
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I was thinking about doing some Underground Running. If anyone is interested in tagging along (if you're able to via Friend Code), by all means; go ahead and add me. We can try to work something out. I haven't really done anything in the Underground, but I need to. >.>

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Old December 6th, 2012, 07:41 PM
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Pffft I don't even bother with spheres. If I notice one, I don't even try to finish digging it up. My only use for the underground is digging up evolution stones, fossils (for the money), revives, etc.

But I can make good money off of that. My main source of money is stealing items from wild Staryu, though.
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