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Old February 11th, 2014 (5:21 AM).
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In HeartGold and SoulSilver, we've seen a new feature make its debut known as "Pokéathlon." It was supposedly inspired by Pokémon Contests from D/P/Pt and R/S/E, and offers a variety of mini-games for you to play. By participating, you get Suron Points, which could later be exchanged for prizes. Anyway, what's your overall opinion on this? Did you like it? What was your favorite game? What Pokémon did you use while playing? If you didn't like it, then why didn't you—what made you dislike Pokéathlon? d:
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Old February 11th, 2014 (6:43 AM).
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Personally, I loved the Pokeathlon. It was a lot of fun! It's hard for me to name my favorite game because I really liked them all. My go-to team for the Pokeathlon was always Celebi for skills, Ninjask for speed, and Dragonite for strength. I really hope they bring Pokeathlon back, or at least a version of it.

The only thing I didn't like was the friggin' confusing, convoluted Aprijuice system. My god that is the most complicated thing I've ever had to deal with. I tried taking advantage of it to optimize my Pokemon's stats, but I kept messing up and eventually ran out of Apricorns, so I just gave up on it
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Old February 11th, 2014 (8:57 AM).
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Ugh, I'm sorry, but I really really hated the Pokeathlon, and I hated that it was one of the necessary requirements for getting a black trainer card. I'm horrible at mini-games that require good reflexes, so there were a lot of things that I simply wasn't skilled enough to do. I liked contests a lot more.
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Old February 11th, 2014 (4:06 PM).
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I actually really like it! There was one course that I absolutely loved to go through.. strength, maybe? The block smash minigame was addicting but my all time favorite was the dashing one, methinks. Ohh boy I can play those all day. :D
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Old February 11th, 2014 (4:24 PM).
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Personally, I loved it. :3 I found it to be pretty entertaining, and would spend time there whenever I had nothing better to do. All mini-games were addictive and unique in their own ways, but my most favorite would definitely be block-smash. Another's pennant-capture. Would've been nice if there were more games, but, it's all right--not a big deal.
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Old February 11th, 2014 (5:35 PM).
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I loved the pokeathlon! I probably spent a good chunk of my gameplay time in there. I mostly used whatever pokemon that were in my party at the time, its where my hm slaves got there most action my favorite game was relay run, this was mainly because the pokemon looked so cute running.
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Old February 11th, 2014 (8:11 PM).
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I think that Pokeathlon is awesome fun. My personal favorites are the Hurdle Dash, Ring Drop and Relay Run. My worst would have to be Goal Roll. I suck pretty hard at it.

I hope they eventually bring something back like this in the future. It's a really fun and engaging take on Pokemon competitions.
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Old March 3rd, 2014 (7:11 AM).
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I really like Pokeathlon. I wish we still had contests too, but meh. It's good to have a way to play with your pokemon that is different from battling.

I like the block smashing one a lot. I've got a few pokemon that just dominate heheh. The race one frustrates the crap out of me because I often can't make the pokemon do what I want it to.

I don't often bother with aprijuice. I don't often need it :D
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Old March 6th, 2014 (5:04 AM).
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Even though I was not very good at it I loved the pokethalon.
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Old March 7th, 2014 (5:48 PM).
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It was a fantastic addition! It added more depth to the game and I really, really enjoyed participating in all the challenges and trials. The slab smashing mini game was great fun and I also loved the relay. Aprijuice was also a nice feature to work in conjunction with the PokeAthlon, despite myself not really utilizing it that much. XD
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Old March 7th, 2014 (6:10 PM).
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God I wish the Pokeathlon was a feature that stuck with the future games. I loved playing it so much. The only games I hate were the Flag Relay and the Snowball fights. My favorites were definitely the slab smashing one and the one where you had a relay race. I hope they bring back those minigames for Amie in the XY2!
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Old March 8th, 2014 (6:00 AM).
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Very very good addition to this remake of Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal muahaha.
God knows how long I spent on the Pokéathlon, but I fumed a lot when I didn't win after several tests lol.
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Old March 8th, 2014 (6:26 AM).
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Being the manly man I am, I liked the concept of the Pokéthlon much more than the contests in any case. The minigames were great and the prizes were really helpful for that point of the game.
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I really love the Pokeathlon! :3 It's adorable to play minigames with your favourite Pokemon and get daily Items to win in return! Really came in handy! I liked the concept, they should so more with these kind of things, to win evolution stones for example. Sure, we have Pokemon Amie now, that's fun too, but... I liked the challenges in the Pokeathlon more, because you had more variety in the minigames and you could even challenge Gym Leaders and their Pokemon at one point! :3
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