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Old February 2nd, 2013, 08:42 PM
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The zoo could just be somewhere in the city, and not even Safari-like. It could also give us extra facts on mons we've NEVER KNOWN BEFORE.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 08:53 PM
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I'll like that very much,maybe even get told how to evolve or get such Pokémon.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 12:59 AM
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I don't think a zoo would help people's opinions that humans are trapping Pokemon just for enjoyment. They've done it in the past, like in FRLG but I just don't feel like it's anything that they would really do in the future. I always kind of thought as the Safari Zone as a zoo anyway, since anyone can walk through it and see nonnative Pokemon.

Plus what would the purpose of a zoo be? If it was to catch Pokemon, it's basically just a caged Safari Zone anyway.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 09:45 AM
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I always thought the Safari Zone was mostly a preserve. I mean I guess they're the same thing.

Still, just because some of the NPCs in a game may or may not have caged a Pokemon doesn't necessarily make it right. It sounds like good ol' fashioned human greed at worst, sticking their nose into business where it doesn't belong at best to me. :\

Don't get me wrong, I understand what value a zoo can have as an educational resource, but at the same time, real life animals are at most only sentient. I may not feel great about the whole thing, but for the most part, animals that are in legitimate zoos are usually there for their protection. Maybe they didn't function well in the wild, they were abandoned, or they were sick. I can buy into that, but as I said in another topic, I sometimes feel that humans feel like they have to intervene when in fact nature marches on. It's based on human bias and the need to anthropomorphize everything because honestly, what other point of view do we have?

Again, it just becomes really really grey in terms of Pokemon. If a zoo was opened, a legitimate zoo, you'd still have to ask yourself if the Pokemon in question really asked to stay there, or if you forced it there against its will. But would we even bother to ask the Pokemon? In universe, we can't understand them easily, but they seem to understand us. A Pikachu could be shouting "Pikas" in protest all day long, but I feel like we'd instantly go into patronize mode and just say "awww, Pikachu is just being cranky". Why? Because it seems as if we still see them as nothing higher than animals. Or rather, because they arent human. Frankly, we'd do the same thing to aliens if they came to our planet, probably put them on display for our entertainment, too.

Conversely, some Pokemon would enjoy the free ride and companionship that a perserve may provide, which is why so many of them clearly don't mind traveling alongside humans on their quest to be whatever. In fact, they may have the same goals, and figured you'd be a good partner to help them get there. I can easily imagine a Charmander who wants to become big and strong because he was a runt in his family. You'd also have the case of some Pokemon wanting to work as well. Maybe they like the idea of having a reserve that exists for the temporary housing of Pokemon while they recover. Chansey'd be all over that.

It's actually kind of funny, because despite being a different continuity, Ash more often than not, at least in the old episodes (seeing as I haven't kept up with the series) asked the Pokemon if traveling with him sounded good to them before catching them. I know we don't get that option in a video game, but in real life, I'd feel like it might make the relationship a lot less terse between Pokemon and trainer from the onset. If a Pokemon wishes to become stronger, I'm sure it'll let you know.

There needs to be a topic on this somewhere on the forum. I'd have so much fun. :D Sorry again for the topic derailment.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 02:54 PM
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Old February 4th, 2013, 11:35 AM
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There is a zoo in fuchsia in front of the safari zone for all of you who said it was the safari zone. This ideas is probably one of the best if done the same as the gen one zoo. 6-10 pokemon from other regions that can't be caught until after or never in the games.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Another problem comes to mind with a zoo. We will as of Gen. VI likely have over 750, close to 800 Pokémon. If this sounds unusual, remember Gen. I has 151, II has 100 exactly, III has 135, IV has 107, and V has 156 totaling 649; just another 100 gives us exactly 749, but I don't expect 150 this time around.

So what's my problem I reference? Some people import Pokémon from other games to complete their dex and for breeding purposes. Having a Zoo tick off Pokémon from the Dex will complicate this purpose as a breeder may suddenly realize there is no Happiny/Chansey/Blissey in his or her PC, for instance.

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As I mentioned before, a zoo like in Koolboyman's Pokémon Prism would be nice. FOr those of you who haven't played it (you should) if works like this:

It looks like the Fuchsia City zoo and National Park combined. There a many exhibits with multiple Pokémon. There are also zoo keepers that ask for your help to get some Pokémon for the exhibits. So you give them the Pokémon and then they give you a reward.
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I like the idea but how about this: it is setup like fuchsia cities, except you don't catch them you read the sign and get their info for the pokedex.
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I like the idea but how about this: it is setup like fuchsia cities, except you don't catch them you read the sign and get their info for the pokedex.
This is what I suggested as well for a possible format. Thinking further, this would register it in the Pokédex but not show it as owned (leaving you to import one for ownership purposes), meaning you can reveal the entire Pokédex through expanding new exhibits over the course of the story or in the post-game.

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Old February 5th, 2013, 05:21 AM
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This is what I suggested as well for a possible format. Thinking further, this would register it in the Pokédex but not show it as owned (leaving you to import one for ownership purposes), meaning you can reveal the entire Pokédex through expanding new exhibits over the course of the story or in the post-game.

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That'd be an awesome feature for zoos to have. Actually maybe it could be something post-game, in regards to the pokedex entries, otherwise we just see Pokemon out on display. Because really, finding over 700 Pokemon post-game isn't the easiest task.
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I agree with the fill pokedex as story progresses suggestion. I mean we WILL have over 700 pokemon to catch. A zoo could help us see them all much quicker, and i wouldnt be surprised if the regional dex for x and y is at least 300 pokes. Knowing pokemon, they'll want us trade with each other to get every pokemon so a zoo could be great for uncatchable pokemon in gen 5-6.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 09:17 PM
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So long as its a Random egg like in Crystal or we get to choose which egg we want, I'd be happy with that. XD

Not like they have to make the Zoo a safari area. It can just be for looks to show off the 3D Pokemon.
This random egg better have a 1 in 2 chance of a shiny like the one in Crystal, then. >w>;
And tons of Pokemon that it can contain, like the selection of baby Pokemon we had a chance of getting.

I also like that latter idea. A show off of rare Pokemon in 3D sounds like a nice way to display the new feature.~
We haven't had a zoo type of deal in a long time. It would be really fun to see again!
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Old February 8th, 2013, 09:26 PM
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I agree with the fill pokedex as story progresses suggestion. I mean we WILL have over 700 pokemon to catch. A zoo could help us see them all much quicker, and i wouldnt be surprised if the regional dex for x and y is at least 300 pokes. Knowing pokemon, they'll want us trade with each other to get every pokemon so a zoo could be great for uncatchable pokemon in gen 5-6.
Why do you think this? I figure they'll add 100 new Pokémon to the mix, and yes, there will be older ones in the regional Dex. However, I can't see them putting another 200 in there. 300 is possible if they add at least half that in new entries. They could also pull an Unova and make the regional Dex only new ones at first again.

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