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Old February 24th, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Do you try and complete the PokeDex as close to 100% when playing through each game, or do you just catch whichever critters you need for the time being?
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Old February 24th, 2012, 01:31 PM
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I haven't played a Pokemon game in a long time but when I had Yellow, Gold and Silver I reached 100% of Pokemon captured.

I will aim to do the same now I'm starting Pokemon again but after nearly a 10 year hiatus it will be a bigger challenge.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Depends on the game and where I am at in it. R/B/Y, G/S/C, R/S/E, I usually don't even try. It's really FR/LG and the later generations that get some PokeDex lovin'.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 07:04 PM
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On every game I've ever played, which is all of them, I spend as much time as required in every route in order to catch every Pokemon that resides there. I won't move on from a town/route until I have caught every single Pokemon. Like at the game corner I wouldn't move on until I'd got Abra & Dratini & any others (can't remember now). I like to have many Pokemon in order to build a good team right from the beginning, & of course for that 100% complete Dex. *nods*
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Old February 24th, 2012, 08:42 PM
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I've never completed a Pokédex in any of the games; probably never will...

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Old February 24th, 2012, 09:16 PM
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I think I did once, in a previous Gen. Never bothered with it after that.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 01:49 AM
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I've only ever tried once (in White) and I'm still going.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 01:53 AM
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I've never tried it until I finished Black, WIFI was a huge help and so was the PC community. I'm going to attempt to fill all pokedex's after Black from now on since it can be so easy at the trade corner. I don't have Black anymore, I traded it and whoever has it now must be cheering haha, so I'll have to collect them all over again in Black 2, well no biggie.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 03:50 AM
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On a normal run, yeah. I run around and try to make sure I don't have to go back and catch more Pokemon. Afterwards, it's all trading and transferring from game to game, so filling the PokeDex hasn't been too bad.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:42 AM
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It depends on the game. During my runs of Platinum and Leaf Green I did complete the Pokedex completely, and even on my first play of Soul Silver and White I threw a Pokeball at anything not currently registered in my Pokedex. But in most games I'll get too lazy to actually evolve/trade to complete the Pokedex; hence why I've only done it in those two games.

On subsequent play through runs I'll usually only catch what I absolutely need.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 11:25 AM
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If it's a new generation, I'll catch every Pokemon that I don't have. After the main game, I'll complete the region Dex. The only time I've bothered with the national dex is in White, however now I don't know if I should continue since B2W2 were announced lol.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Depends, if it's a new game or not. I usually try to catch every Pokemon I see first, that is different. Though, I usually stop 3/4 through and give up on catching and just catch Pokemon I need.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:02 PM
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I completed my regional dex on Emerald. The only thing that stops me from doing it is I'm too lazy to raise a few that reach there final evolution at a higher level. My Platinum I intend to complete my national dex on, just need some patience.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 07:55 PM
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I only did it on Blue. I'm working on it on Emerald. I want to buy Soul Silver again and get them all. I think the collecting part of the games is the most fun. It also allows for more team customization.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 12:14 PM
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I considered doing that in Sapphire when I was playing with my cousin, and we actually almost had it, I only had to catch Latias still and that was so much of a pain that I didn't go on with it haha. I do catch every Pokémon I encounter that I don't have yet, to prevent myself from having to catch up later on in case I ever want to complete my Pokédex anyway.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 02:45 AM
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Nah. Nowadays, I just catch what I need. Terrible waste of box space.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 02:55 AM
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I have never completed the Pokedex before in previous games but for White I've decided that I'm gonna complete it. WI-Fi and forums like PC and Bulbagarden make it much easier. I'm also working on completing it in FireRed and HeartGold as much as I can without cheating. Since I can't get any event Pokemon though it won't be fully completed. FireRed is gonna take a while cause I need to get a GBA SP and a GBA to trade between FR , Emerald and Sapphire.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 04:38 AM
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I completed my pokedex on Gold. I had 250, but for me it felt like I didn't have them all because I didn't have Celebi, lol. I remember Hitmontop and Umbreon being the last ones I needed..
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Old March 9th, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Well, usually I just catch whatever Pokémon I want on my official team, no more. If I do catch something in between, it's going to be either shiny or a hell of a lot better than one of the Pokés I have and of the same type. Then, after I've beaten the Pokémon League and done whatever else is necessary (in some cases, beating them again), then I fly back to Pallet or Twinleaf or Littleroot or whatever it is, and catch every Pokémon from beginning to end.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 12:47 PM
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I usually just catch Pokemon I need, I think the biggest pokedex I had was blue at mid 70s
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Old March 10th, 2012, 01:54 PM
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I half-heartedly tried to fill as much of my pokedex as possible, but I always ended up stopping because the next version had been released by the time I made any sort of headway. I did get a bit more serious about doing it in White (WiFi trading and communities help) and even made a spreadsheet to help keep track, but I got lazy and stopped playing for a while. ;
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Old March 12th, 2012, 07:29 PM
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I did get all the Pokemon 151 in my First game Pokemon Blue but after I played them with Roms so I did not really try and Catch them all
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Old March 17th, 2012, 02:35 AM
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I never tried to catch them all, I trade a lot though which helps in getting more entry for my Dex
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Old March 17th, 2012, 06:49 AM
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I have never completed the elite four with more than 40 pokemon on my pokedex. I normally just upgrade my team when I find a better pokemon, but never catch for the sake of catching.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Personally, I've never completed a Pokedex completely. I want to say I was in the mid-100s back when I had my gold/silver cartridges, but I kind of find it pointless now that I only play ROMs.
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