The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Pokémon Gaming > Metal & Color Generation
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Live Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read

Notices

Metal & Color Generation Take a walk down memory lane with Red, Blue, and Yellow, the games that started it all! Then revisit the best region ever in the original Johto games, Gold, Silver, and Crystal.


Advertise here

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old April 15th, 2013, 11:48 PM
vaporeon7's Avatar
vaporeon7
My life would suck without you
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Preparing for trouble and making it double.
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Send a message via Skype™ to vaporeon7

Advertise here
In Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal there was an event that took place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the National Park called the Bug-Catching Contest. In the contest you had 20 minutes to catch the best bug type Pokémon you could find. At the end you were judged against NPCs and items were awarded for how well you did. So did you like the Bug-Catching Contest? How could it have been improved? Which other bug Pokémon should have been available there? Did it make up for the lack of a Safari Zone?

Discuss!


I'm a Shuckle~
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old April 19th, 2013, 01:41 PM
Magnetic's Avatar
Magnetic
Underground Trainer
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Mild
I love all the creative, unique things Pokemon comes out with in each game. I don't remember a ton of how my bug catching contests fared, I just remembered liking it and winning it a lot lol.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old April 21st, 2013, 03:24 AM
vaporeon7's Avatar
vaporeon7
My life would suck without you
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Preparing for trouble and making it double.
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Send a message via Skype™ to vaporeon7
I really liked participating in them. I think if they had a few more Pokémon to find or had some sort of bonus for catching one of each would have been nice. I think it does sort of make up for not having a Safari Zone. I think Heracross and Shuckle would have been cool finds.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old April 21st, 2013, 05:07 AM
Talli's Avatar
Talli
Prince of the Ninja tribe
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Dragontopia island
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Nature: Naughty
I really enjoyed the bug catching contests in G/S/C even though I probably lost most of the time. I feel like they should of added Venomoth,ledian,Aridoes or however it's spelled as they had Butterfree and Beedrill.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old April 21st, 2013, 03:01 PM
Magnetic's Avatar
Magnetic
Underground Trainer
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Mild
Pretty sure this helped me out too. I think it helped me get stronger pokemon than I had in my party haha.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old April 21st, 2013, 08:40 PM
Synerjee's Avatar
Synerjee
the oncoming storm.
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: The Time Vortex
Age: 20
Nature: Relaxed
I liked participating in those contests a lot! It gave me the opportunity to fill up my Pokedex with any bug-types I hadn't yet captured. I did win a few times with either a Scyther or a Pinsir, but even if I didn't win, I still loved catching those bugs. It wouldn't really substitute for a Safari Zone, but I guess it's alright.
__________________

pairs | twitter | showdown | pc family
Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old April 21st, 2013, 09:15 PM
Elaitenstile's Avatar
Elaitenstile
➜is not the last B E A C O N
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Send a message via Skype™ to Elaitenstile
I have convinced myself that I don't like silly bugs, but I did try a lot in the contest, ALWAYS ending up second with my Scyther. I'm pretty sure the reward was a Sun Stone which was a little nice too. But I couldn't get, always the Gold Berry.

IMO it's a silly excuse stead of a Safari Zone, and the region could be better with a Safari Zone.
__________________
➜deviantART

Previously known as Elaitenstile 
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 09:25 AM
pokem0nprincess's Avatar
pokem0nprincess
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: USA
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Nature: Quirky
I would have liked a Safari Zone, because those are the coolest (imo) but it still was fun to go to the Contest and catch an awesome Scyther and win a sweet prize. Although I feel like I lost too often and was beaten by some of the strong bugs before I got to catch any cool ones.
__________________
Gotta collect 'em all! (seriously, I'm trying.)
Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 04:44 PM
Otter Mii-kun's Avatar
Otter Mii-kun
Molly, you're cute ;)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: 810, Michigan
Age: 26
Gender: Male
I participated in the Bug Catching Contest primary to get certain bug-types not available by any other means (such as Scyther, Pinsir, and the other line of caterpillar/cocoon/adult Pokémon not found earlier in the game). I rarely ever won the contest on top, even if I chose to keep a Scyther or Pinsir-and thought the whole thing was fixed like those quiz shows from the 1950s.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 06:39 PM
Sheep's Avatar
Sheep
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sindria
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Nature: Timid
This contest was sooo easy. Once I found out that your rank is based on the remaining HP of your caught Pokemon, winning became so easy. I pretty much found the best Pokemon I could at the highest level and kept chucking Park Balls until it was caught with full/near full HP.

Before I knew that though, it was a bit of a pain. ;~;
__________________

pair | family | my star | twin
club 1 club 2 club 3
Reply With Quote
  #11    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 07:12 PM
Brittani's Avatar
Brittani
Pokefan for life!! (:
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Gender: Female
Nature: Calm
I really liked the bug-catching contest but I think that the park could have been a bit more spacious. Also, it would have been nice if there were more bug pokemon and less safari balls. But I did really enjoy this part of the game when I was a child and I still do when I play it!
__________________
Friend Code: 5171 - 9762 - 4892
Message me, let's exchange codes! (:

"Peace under an illusion is not true peace. It's only meaningful if the real world manages to accomplish it." - Gaara ♥

75% of Pokemon gamers use cheats and specially made codes to make their pokemon battle-worthy. If you are one of the 25% percent that level their Pokemon up legally, put this in your signature.

Reply With Quote
  #12    
Old April 24th, 2013, 03:13 PM
Rai's Avatar
Rai
Misao <3
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Another World
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Nature: Impish
Send a message via AIM to Rai
I really liked the original Bug Contest. It was fun and I won all the time.

I can't seem to win easily in HGSS though ._.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13    
Old April 25th, 2013, 12:05 PM
Mochi's Avatar
Mochi
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Michigan
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
I liked how they added this to the National Park but I hated losing to that one punk kid who would catch a Metapod and win when I'd catch Scyther or Pinsir. It was still a cool way to add unique Pokemon early on in the game.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14    
Old April 26th, 2013, 03:55 AM
Yukari Yakumo's Avatar
Yukari Yakumo
necrofantasia
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Nature: Jolly
Send a message via Skype™ to Yukari Yakumo
I almost always got a Scyther, and came either 1st or 2nd, 1st place guy ALWAYS had a Pinsir or something similar...
__________________
Yukari
The One Behind the Spiriting Away
vm | pm
fc | fs
pairs
family
credit
theme
Reply With Quote
  #15    
Old April 26th, 2013, 04:56 AM
Treetwig's Avatar
Treetwig
Banned for being awesome
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: living room ave.
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
I rarely participate at Pokemon bug catching but I always come at 1st or 2nd place because those Pinsirs and scythers are always popping out the grass
__________________
3ds: 2466-2894-1755
Reply With Quote
  #16    
Old April 26th, 2013, 10:10 AM
Struggler's Avatar
Struggler
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ireland
Age: 21
Gender: Male
I liked it even if it was easier than the Safari Zone. Surely they could have provided a better 3rd prize than a Gold Berry though. I mean you get Super Potions before the 2nd gym and Gold Berry's are worse!
Reply With Quote
  #17    
Old April 27th, 2013, 09:53 PM
Brendino's Avatar
Brendino
#fpt2014
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colombie-Britannique
Age: 22
Nature: Quiet
I think the Bug Catching Contest/National Park was the best possible substitution for the Safari Zone possible. Sure, aside from Pinsir or Scyther the Pokemon weren't all that great, but getting prizes just for participating was worth it (although, I wish we could've gotten something other than a Sun Stone if we won- I must've had about 10 I never used).
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #18    
Old April 28th, 2013, 02:27 AM
R.F.'s Avatar
R.F.
Badass Overlord
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
I really liked the old Contest, mainly because you were able to catch Scyther (one of my favourites of all bug Pokemon). I really like this thing and since it evolves into Scizor, it's even better.

Also winning with Scyther was pretty easy, as long as you catch one on Lv. 14 you were good to go. The prices were pretty good to, even though a little bit of variety would have been better.
__________________
"You foolishly foolish fool dreaming your foolishly foolish dreams!"
Reply With Quote
  #19    
Old April 28th, 2013, 02:56 PM
Sweets Witch's Avatar
Sweets Witch
I just love ham jerky.
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Old People Community, USA
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
I'd participate when I remembered about it, but I rarely ever won. If I could get a Scyther then it was good enough for me, but it always bothered me when 1st place won with something like a level 18 Caterpie.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20    
Old April 29th, 2013, 12:16 PM
kraider
Unhatched Egg
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Gender: Male
The whole contest is a bit boring, but I may give it a try
Reply With Quote
  #21    
Old May 5th, 2013, 11:12 AM
Hidden Power's Avatar
Hidden Power
 
Join Date: May 2013
Gender: Male
The first time I played this game it was accidentally. After I noticed that it was a mini-game, I tried to win sometimes but catching a nice bug in that place is something hard, then I didn't like very much of the Bug-Catching Contest. I have already won the first prize only once, it's a very tiring game.

And as some members say that it was make up the lack of Safari Zone, I disagree. Safari Zone can't be replaced by the Bug-Catching Contest, they're far different from each other.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #22    
Old May 8th, 2013, 01:29 AM
AnonygooseD's Avatar
AnonygooseD
Lametrainer
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Africa
Nature: Jolly
The contest was awesome, you don't pay a penny & end up having a Pinsir & a sun stone, & it happens 3 times a week, EVERY week.
It didn't make up for the Safari Zone however cuz G/S/C were about having an adventure in Johto then travelling to Kanto & redoing the whole R/B/G adventure there, so I expected a Safari Zone & the Pokemon Tower side-quest...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #23    
Old May 8th, 2013, 07:41 AM
YamiNoBlade Twihiki Amias's Avatar
YamiNoBlade Twihiki Amias
~Be by my side for Eternity ~
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Serious
I did partake in the contest but tbh, I didn't really like it that much, sure you get to catch some decent Pokemon early in the game, but, the Bug Catching contest will not replace the Safari Zone. I liked it too much and the pokemon there were too greatly decent. And of course my love of the 1st generation will burn strong.
__________________
"The one who seeks the right path!"

Gym Leader Cheren
Partner N'Crime
| Showdown! | PC Family | Pairs


Currently on Hiatus until further notice.
Reply With Quote
  #24    
Old June 1st, 2013, 05:09 AM
JawDane
Here for the Nostalgia
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Gender: Male
Yeah, that was pretty cool. Only ever ended up caring about getting the Pinsir though.
Reply With Quote
  #25    
Old June 2nd, 2013, 03:54 AM
Scotash!'s Avatar
Scotash!
 
Join Date: May 2013
Gender: Male
It was fun to compete in. You know, I don't think I've ever won one.
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links


Advertise here
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25



All times are UTC -8. The time now is 03:46 AM.


Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™, pokecommunity.com.
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / PokéCommunity.com.
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.