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Old August 2nd, 2011 (02:43 PM).
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Hm. The most attached I've become, in recent memory, was when I restarted my Diamond Version. I had originally bred children from each of my six original party members (when I defeated the Elite Four the first time), so I made sure to have those six in my party at the last moment.
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Old August 3rd, 2011 (02:27 PM).
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Do you find yourself get emotionally attached to the Pokémon you train in your games?

You know, I would always feel a little something if one of my favorite Pokemon in the past Gens fainted out or got hurt, but I didn't really think I got attached to any of my Pokemon.

Enter Golett and Golurk. Those two really changed things.

I admit it: I am completely attached to those two. I'm almost over-protective of them and will get a bit miffed if one gets hurt. (True story: While EV training in White, my Golett fainted. I actually mumbled an apology as I used the Revive!) They don't even have to be mine specifically; if I have one I took in from the GTS in my party, I'm just as protective over it as the ones I caught myself. Those two are my "babies", if you will and I utterly adore them.

There are other Pokemon I like, but Golett and Golurk are the only ones I can say that I truly love.
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Old August 3rd, 2011 (02:40 PM).
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Not really, but I have a Blaziken that I have had for 6 years. I've raised it since it was a Torchic at Lv. 5 to Blaziken at Lv. 100
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Old August 3rd, 2011 (03:23 PM). Edited August 3rd, 2011 by .Fenris.
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If it tells you how attached I am to my 'mons, I have only resetted twice, once in Gold, when I was little, and once in FireRed which I transferred all but one Pidgey I caught to let me move them all to Diamond.

Quote originally posted by Super Red:
Not really, but I have a Blaziken that I have had for 6 years. I've raised it since it was a Torchic at Lv. 5 to Blaziken at Lv. 100


No kidding? I've had a Blaziken that I nicknamed 'Hot Shot' since Sapphire.
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Old August 3rd, 2011 (04:09 PM).
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I find that about the third or fourth gym, my team will become 'locked', usually without me noticing. I develop an attachment to Pokemon I train or battle with for a while, and it's very hard for me to break up any team I end up mismatching together, even if a Pokemon is clearly terrible or unneeded.

I think the Pokemon I cared about the most was my Chikorita, my very first starter. His name was Lucky, and I trained him lovingly to Level 100, bred his child for use in my Crystal version, and ultimately ended up cloning him a hundred times to trade to my brother's Silver and my Crystal version after a friend told me that you can lose your save file. He was my darling.
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Old August 3rd, 2011 (04:35 PM).
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Not yet, but if I manage to get an Emerald I'll definitely love those guys. :3

Probably closest I've been was my original team in Ruby, although I can't remember what they were for the love of god.
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Old August 4th, 2011 (12:13 AM).
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Definitely. When my sister accidentally deleted my Sapphire game, I actually cried. My Altaria and Blaziken
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Old August 6th, 2011 (07:55 AM).
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Do you find yourself get emotionally attached to the Pokémon you train in your games?
Yup. T.T So strange, I feel reeeally guilty when one of my pokemon faints during a battle.
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Old August 15th, 2011 (05:36 AM).
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Most of my pokemon are utility-based. Each one is a specific tool to manipulate the game in some way. How can I ever be attached to a toolbox?
The way I play is monstrous to pokemon, I feel. I breed and catch hundreds only to select one with the best IVs. I have a stack of Rare Candies that never goes down. I've reduced the game to a data-entry job with all the IV calculation. I'm so obsessed with stats that all thought of love is simply tossed out the window. If I were allowed to be a pokemon trainer in real life, my actions would have serious repercussions on the world. Not to mention all my pokemon would hate me. Good time to use Frustration I guess.
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Old August 15th, 2011 (06:52 AM).
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Yeah, I do. But I think it adds to the fun of raising your Pokémon. Why invest time on creatures you can't get emotionally attached to?
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Old August 15th, 2011 (11:37 AM).
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Quote originally posted by PickupTeam:
Most of my pokemon are utility-based. Each one is a specific tool to manipulate the game in some way. How can I ever be attached to a toolbox?
The way I play is monstrous to pokemon, I feel. I breed and catch hundreds only to select one with the best IVs. I have a stack of Rare Candies that never goes down. I've reduced the game to a data-entry job with all the IV calculation. I'm so obsessed with stats that all thought of love is simply tossed out the window. If I were allowed to be a pokemon trainer in real life, my actions would have serious repercussions on the world. Not to mention all my pokemon would hate me. Good time to use Frustration I guess.
I've never understood how people can play this way and still have fun. This just sounds like work.
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Old August 23rd, 2011 (10:04 PM).
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Do you find yourself get emotionally attached to the Pokémon you train in your games?

The emotion I feel in the games is huge anger when my Archeops misses Rock Slide twice! and Jellicent hits with Hydro Pump five out of five!! =/
Well I guess I do feel emotions towards them, mostly negative lol
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Old August 23rd, 2011 (10:44 PM).
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I felt very emotionally attached to Pikachu in Pokemon Channel...
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Old August 25th, 2011 (10:09 PM).
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I used to get more attached when I was younger, I was devastated when I accidentally poured milk over my Crystal cartridge and it was all glitched up. Right now I still get attached but just not that much and if I have to change a team member it's not that big of a deal. I do keep the pokemon I used in my team in a special box though.
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Old August 25th, 2011 (10:23 PM).
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haha, it's pathetic how attached i get to my pokemon. i always make up personalities and back stories for them, and i cheer them on in battles in my head. xD my oldest and favorite pokemon was a meganium i had on crystal version when i was like seven - named her 'cutie pie' (hey - i was seven!). she was on my team for ten years before i restarted recently. ahh, nostalgia~.
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Old August 27th, 2011 (10:42 PM).
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I get extremely attatched to my pokemon, even when I don't mean too. I don't feel bad putting them in boxes, but then I view boxes differently then most people do I think and also have another box dedicated to my team.

My biggest dream is to have a game like my pokemon ranch come out that's compatible with 5th gen but with better graphics so I can interact with all of my pokemon at the same time in a more natural and realistic environment.
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Old August 29th, 2011 (07:00 AM).
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I find with Black & White's animated sprites, it's a lot easier to get attached to your Pokémon.

For example, in the past I wouldn't have a team with the Kanto starters, because I considered it too easy, but now since I've beaten B&W's elite four, I've trained them from level 1. I'm going to keep them in second stage permanently I think. Or maybe until Level 99, and evolve them on 100.

I'm finding myself actually getting attached to the little guys. To the point where I'm imagining little stories for them, and I'm 20 years old. I haven't done that since I was like, 8.

Maybe it's Kanto nostalgia, coupled with the fact I'm in a new region..

My team will consist of the Kanto starters, and three random Unova Pokemon. Considering Braviary for my Flying type.
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Old August 30th, 2011 (11:14 PM).
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It's hard not to become attached to something you put so much time into.
My Reuniclus was the first Pokemon I raised to level 100. He's my pride and joy, I would never let anything happen to him.
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Old August 30th, 2011 (11:45 PM).
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Not really, but when I play I feel that the battles are real XD
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Old September 3rd, 2011 (05:52 PM).
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Oh yeah, I get attached. Maybe not strongly, but enough to where I can't get rid of a decent one that could be replaced by a better Pokemon.
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Old September 3rd, 2011 (06:53 PM).
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after spending over 3 hour RNG breeding my first shiny (RNG'ed) i'm feeling quite attached XD
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Old September 3rd, 2011 (08:29 PM).
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When I catch a Pokemon and I train it, I do bond with them, especially my starter. I develop a personality in my head based off of their move set and ability. I've even gone as far as giving them verbal encouragement while battling. "Come one *insert nick name here*, you can do it, now quick attack!"
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Old March 21st, 2013 (03:39 AM).
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Couldn't help but see this post before joining here. But.... I guess I do get very emotionally attached to my pokemon. I always find it so hard to pick who goes in the PC and who to play like in SS. I still twitch a little when my pokemon faint or get poisoned.

But in the games, I like it. Since when I play.... I create my own character there or I really pretend I am really there in the games. Feels more alive playing the games. Even towards my starters like Squirtle. But I think the biggest reason why is that I always nickname them. And the ones I trade are the ones I don't nickname. I hope I am making my point.
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Old March 21st, 2013 (05:01 AM).
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Hm... I'm going to say that I do. I often find myself talking to the Pokemon in my game as if they were right there. Saying things like "Good battle, Torchic!" and other things. When I have to delete a game save... I just become sad to lose the Pokemon I considered my partners for so long.
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Old March 21st, 2013 (08:00 PM).
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This thread is from 2011. It's 2013. Therefore...we make a new one instead of bringing things back from the dead. No zombies in my forums, please!

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