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Old September 16th, 2012 (02:08 PM).
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I got an idea for this thread after seeing it on Serebii.

Basically, what this thread is about is - What are some of the traditions you have when playing a Pokemon game?

Such as playing as a certain gender, having certain types on your team etc.

Share your traditions here!
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Old September 16th, 2012 (02:40 PM).
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I always go for a male starter for some reason...
I also always try to solo with my starter for as long as I can until I find a Pokemon that I know is strong competitively or cool-looking.
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Old September 16th, 2012 (04:01 PM). Edited September 16th, 2012 by Alli.
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- Nickname everything
- Something needs to know Flamethrower or a really good Fire move
- Battle all trainers and wild Pokemon
- Use matching Pokeballs when possible, or my favorites (Dive, Premier, Love)
- Save Rare Candy till the E4
- Try to keep Pokemon on the same level, or at least within a 2 level range from each other

I think that's it for me.
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Old September 16th, 2012 (04:18 PM).
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-Train all Pokemon on the same levels. If I catch a Pokemon I grind until it is the same level as my others.
-Rotate them: say I have a Pidgeotto, Grovyle, and Corphish at level 18, and my Seviper is level 19; I will NOT use Seviper until everyone else is level 19. I have this weird rotating thing.
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Old September 16th, 2012 (04:49 PM).
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1) attempt to nickname them
2) 1st pokemon must evolve by the 1st gym
3) find 6 that will be my final team
a) type variety
4) have move with decent pp and at least 80 attack
a) 1 exception beat up
5) All pokemon be at least 50 for elite 4
6)catch all legendaries
7)fail at battle frontier WHY???
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Old September 16th, 2012 (07:08 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Bossk749:
-Train all Pokemon on the same levels. If I catch a Pokemon I grind until it is the same level as my others.
-Rotate them: say I have a Pidgeotto, Grovyle, and Corphish at level 18, and my Seviper is level 19; I will NOT use Seviper until everyone else is level 19. I have this weird rotating thing.
I do that too :D
Not as strictly though, I sometimes tolerate one of my more favoured pokemon being one or two levels higher. But the wouldn't get used as much to compensate.

Unless you count my terrible record at battle frontiers the only other tradition I have is to obtain all three starters and then start playing through regions with traded in alternative starters for the hell of it (plus it makes t more difficult since they can't go over a certain level).
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Old September 16th, 2012 (07:34 PM).
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I have to have a female starter. I also catch only female mons (with the exception of genderless and male-only)

I rotate them depending on who levels up the soonest. Poke A levels up with 500 exp points, Poke B levels up with 100, Poke C levels up with 1,000; order: B, A, C)

I also usually name my rival "Oscar"
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Old September 16th, 2012 (07:57 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Pokemon Trainer UV:
I always go for a male starter for some reason...
I also always try to solo with my starter for as long as I can until I find a Pokemon that I know is strong competitively or cool-looking.
I agree with him. That seems the be the trend I go with as well
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Old September 16th, 2012 (07:57 PM).
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- All Nicknamed
- All Female (If Possible)
- Always have a flier & a surfer
- Beat everything/one at least once

Hmm, I think that's it. I do the level up thing too (that the above, above user mentioned) if I can but sometimes I just don't care.
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My traditions:
-I play as a guy
-I keep the starter throughout the entire game.
-My team consists of the starter, a Surf Pokemon (usually the Water starter), the regional pseudo-legend (broken with B/W and possible B2/W2), a Flier, one of the regional fossil Pokemon, and the mascot Pokemon
-My starter is the strongest Pokemon while the rest are a few levels behind, usually at the same level
-Most, if not all, of the team are male, if possible
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Old September 16th, 2012 (09:19 PM).
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Well, the only tradition I have for me is to always choose a grass starter. I'm a grass-type fan, so I gotta have a grass-type starter to start my journey. Yep! That's pretty much it.
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Old September 16th, 2012 (09:22 PM).
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My traditions in Pokemon games:
  • I always play as the girl
  • I always name my character after myself
  • I often use the canon name for my rival
  • My team often consists of: Grass-type, Fire-type, Water-type, Flying-type and two wildcard Pokemon
  • I always have a Surf and Fly user on my team
  • I always include type diversity
  • I battle all Trainers and catch any wild Pokemon I see
  • Starter usually has to be the highest-leveled member of my team
  • My team has to be at least Lv50 by the Elite Four
  • I always balance my team's genders (e.g. 3 males and 3 females)
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Old September 16th, 2012 (09:23 PM).
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-Always play as Male
-Always use Starter
-Name my in-game character either my name or his appropriate canon name
-Keep Pokemon with in at least 3 levels of each other
-Nickname everything
-Always keep stocked on Potions, Pokeballs, etc.

About it for me.
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Old September 16th, 2012 (11:12 PM).
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A couple of my "traditions" would be:
  • Playing as the male character, named after myself
  • Pick a starter that's of a different type from my previous version
  • Name my rival their canon name
  • Keep my starter on my first playthrough, but they are never the powerhouse on my team
  • Battle every single trainer I see, except while surfing
  • Keep 5 of my Pokemon within 1 level of each other, with the 6th being slightly higher
  • When trying to catch a Pokemon, always press Up+B
Like I said, I don't know if these are exactly traditions, but they are things that I always do.
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Old September 16th, 2012 (11:48 PM).
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1.Usually play as girl.(I don't know why) Some times I play as a guy.
2.I always have certain types on me(Fire, Water, Flying, Electric, Psychic)
3.I usually breed one of my pokemon to try and get shiny version(Unsuccessfully)
4.When catching a pokemon I always stop and stare at the pokeball.
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Old September 17th, 2012 (12:50 AM).
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The main one for me would be

• Meowth always has to be in my team. Once I catch one Its probably the one I use the most. Trying to make him/her evolve the right way as soon as possible.
Depending on which Meowth I catch first:
• Male Meowth I always give it the same nickname, Ch'marr
• Female Meowth I always name her Xandra

others:
• Rotate between playing as a Guy or a Girl
• I name my player after my Family members. Example, I play as the girl, I will name her after my grandma and mom first name Maria
• Rival I will try and name it from a different country. When I start a new game, depending on what my favorite country (because of football or anthem) is, I'll try and name it as if the rival was born in that country. [quick example: last time I started the game, Antigua & Barbuda had qualified for the 3rd round of CONCACAF, so I named my Rival - Byers, after my favorite Antiguan football player Peter Byers]
• Battle every trainer, even in the gyms.
• I catch only Pokemon I don't have, the others I battle with Meowth/Persian to make it gain more experience
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Old September 17th, 2012 (12:54 AM).
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Old September 17th, 2012 (03:08 AM).
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Talk to NPCS, in case they're giving out items or useful info .
Play as a guy, really don't know why.
Always have 6 Pokemon on my team.
Battle all wild Pokemon.
Try to keep everyone, the same level.

That's about it for me.
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Old September 17th, 2012 (03:20 AM).
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My traditions:
  • Pick the male character
  • Have the starter be male as well
  • Always use the starter the whole game
  • Teach the water type surf
  • Teach the flying type fly
  • Catch male looking pokemon as males, and female looking ones as female
  • Nickname all my pokemon
  • Keep Rare candys until the elite four
  • Make sure all pokemon are on the same levels
  • Have pokemon in my party in order of levels; from lowest to highest
  • Battle all trainers
  • Always have a water, electric and fire pokemon on my team
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Old September 17th, 2012 (05:56 AM).
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-Play always as a girl
-Always pick the fire starter
-My starter is always 10 levels ahead of the others in my party
-Nickname my pkmn as metal artists
-Catch more males than females
-Have at least 2 fire types in my party, 1 grass, 1 water, 1 flying, and 1 with any other type
-Catch all the legendaries
-Catch all the shinies (if they appear)
-Catch everything from the 1st generation
-Battle all the trainers
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Old September 17th, 2012 (12:05 PM). Edited September 17th, 2012 by Chase.
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-I always start with the water type on my first playthrough, then the grass, then the fire type.(Gen 3 was the exception. I started with Torchic.)
-I always catch the generic bird and keep it on my team the entire game.
-Teach my starter only attack moves
-Water starter HAS to know Ice Beam(To take care of the Dragons)
-Must battle EVERY trainer in the game.
-I talk to everybody on my first playthrough.
-Click on anything that I think may be hiding an item.(I am too lazy to use dowsing mch.)
-Must have a Pokemon know Fly and Surf
-Strictly use 1 legendary max when battling the Elite Four.
-Name rival after one of my friends
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Old September 17th, 2012 (12:10 PM).
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1 - Nickname my starter.
2 - Plan out my team beforehand.
3 - Get every item.
4 - Battle every trainer.
5 - Catch every legendary.
5 - Never lose. Ever.
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Old September 17th, 2012 (01:36 PM).
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- Always pick a grass starter
- If I did not pick the grass starter, find the first grass Pokemon to use for as long as I do not deem it worthless
- Nickname all my Pokemon after common christian names
- Nickname all my Pokemon sexual names
- Nickname all my Pokemon after old discarded internet memes
- Nickname all my Pokemon the same way a weeaboo would
- Eat pie
- Use all my items and spend all my money right before the Elite four
- Find at least one Pokemon I never or seldom use and use it on my team
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Old September 17th, 2012 (11:10 PM).
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1. Choose the female character.
2. Give my Pokemon in my main party totally generic boy/girl names for nicknames.
3. Have a cat Pokemon on my team, always female.
4. Water, Electric, and Ground types always on my team.
5. Go into most Gym Leader battles being at least 5 levels higher than they are.
6. Never have a Pokemon faint in battle.
7. Catch every naturally appearing Pokemon in the game except for a few species that I dislike strongly.
8. Keep all six party members at the same level.
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Old September 17th, 2012 (11:17 PM).
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I have this horrible habit of only ever picking the fire starter. I hate it. Every time I think I'll go and pick something else but I always end up with fire. :/ For as long as I've played Pokemon.

I always, ALWAYS press the "A" button every time I throw a pokeball and it opens above the Pokemon. That's a left-over from when I was in like 3rd grade and some kid told me that if you time it perfectly you always catch the Pokemon. XD; Obviously bull, but it's stuck.

I never run from a wild battle. Ever. And I always fight every trainer I see.

I go into every single building in a city and talk to every single person. Even if it takes me forever.

Whenever a new game is released, except for B/W, I would sit in my room playing it and do a marathon of Pokemon movies in the background. There's nothing like a new Pokemon game to get me into the spirit. 8)
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