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View Poll Results: Do you use repels?
Yes, all the time. 15 34.09%
No, never. 3 6.82%
Only when I get annoyed with wild Pokemon. 23 52.27%
Other (Put in post!) 3 6.82%
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Old October 14th, 2012 (12:43 PM).
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Repels. Do you use them? Why or why not?

I didn't used to, until B/W2... (Very minor and not plot related spoilers...)

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So, I was using repels in Castelia Sewers to avoid all the nasties Rattata and Zubat, and then it ran out. And do you know what it said?

Repel's effect wore off!-------------- >YES
Use another? ----------------- NO


And I wuz liek, OH MY GOD WHY DIDN'T THEY COME UP WITH THIS SOONER!


I mean, for everyone out there who could care less about wild Pokemon, repels get frustrating. You have to go back in the bag, search for your supply, then 100 steps later repeat that all over again. It's annoying as crap.

So, what's yo all opinion on repels? Useful or not?
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Old October 14th, 2012 (1:41 PM).
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I say it's useful if you don't want to grind, catch or find a pokemon and just want to pass by. I learned from Clair to use your favorites so I ignore routes with Pokemon I don't want with repel. I learned from N to not box Pokemon so when I catch 6 favorites repel is necessary. I only catch more if I nuzlocke so I don't game over.
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Old October 14th, 2012 (6:34 PM).
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I only use Repels if I get sick of the wild Pokemon that appear in the area, especially if it's something annoying like Tentacool or Zubat.

Also, in B/W I use them if I need to get to dust clouds so I can collect Evolution Stones and Gems.

I was very pleased that B2/W2 now notifies you if you want to use another Repel if you run out of the last one. Neat feature I always wanted to see.
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Old October 15th, 2012 (9:55 AM).
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Also, in B/W I use them if I need to get to dust clouds so I can collect Evolution Stones and Gems.
I never really used repels until needing to do this. Now I'm using them whenever I'm in a big cave or whatever and I'm trying to get all the items that are scattered around.
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Old October 15th, 2012 (12:38 PM).
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I always use Repels when I don't need to train any of my Pokemon at the moment, and I just want to get through an area quickly.

I would always seem to forget in the past though about bringing Repels with me when surfing, though. That ended up giving me a lifelong hate for Tentacool.
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Old October 15th, 2012 (4:49 PM).
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No, I don't use them anymore. A few times I tried using them, never seem to work.
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Old October 15th, 2012 (5:04 PM).
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No, I don't use them anymore. A few times I tried using them, never seem to work.
That's because they only work if the lead of your team is a higher level than the wild Pokemon that would attack it.

Anyways, I use them all the time. Makes life easier. Super repels are best, and are almost as convenient as Max Repels now, thanks to BW2.
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I use them in places where the monsters are too weak to give any worthwhile EXP; given the fifth generation's experience system, this is now most often. I don't generally use them on my first pass through an area.
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Old October 16th, 2012 (12:28 AM).
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I only use Repal if I have caught everything or low HP on my pokemon.
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I rarely use my Repels because I don't know the right time to use them and I could be saving them for crucial points in the game.
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I use them a lot after I finish the game, because if I need to train I just grind at the E4. I never use them during the story, they take away from the training I guess.
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I use repels in most Caves. I just find the wild Pokemon in Caves annoying.
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I use Repels when I'm not wanting to catch Pokemon - like traversing Mt. Moon or if I were to try to catch a wandering Pokemon, such as the wandering Latias/Latios or Raikou/Suicune/Entei.

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Old October 18th, 2012 (8:20 AM).
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I never use them, unless I'm in an area with Pokemon whose exp points will be of no use to me or if the encounter rate is annoying. Route 18 in BW, I'm looking at you. But yeah, I pretty much sell them whenever I get one. I don't need it.
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Old October 18th, 2012 (9:17 AM).
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I only use them if I'm not looking for anything particular in the area and don't want to go through a million battles.
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Old October 18th, 2012 (12:15 PM).
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I always use repels! I also like how they added that feature to re-use them at ease on B2W2.
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I only use them when I'm fed up with wild Pokemon, or when I'm trying to rush through an area. Now that I've learned to train my Pokemon by battling trainers and not so much with wild Pokemon, I've had more and more use for them in newer games
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ESPECIALLY with that amazing new B2W2 feature!
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Repels are like a gift from the gods. I gave up on trying to randomly encounter a shiny, so I pretty muh use repels every where I go. And I don't remember when it started, but being able to hold more than 99 repels in my bag allowed me to have even more of them hahaha.
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I didn't use repels like at all until Hoenn (mostly because they took up an inventory space when, you know, that mattered), when the endless sea routes became tedious and I'm like "Oh yeah! They exist, and they're stuck in my pouch!"

I used them in Sinnoh when attacking Mt. Coronet. I use them when I'm in a hurry to get to a Pokemon Center because three or more of my Pokemon have fainted and I don't have any Revives. I use them when I'm in any big, annoying cave and don't want to have to run from things, or Victory Road where there are enough trainers to deal with. They're amazingly useful, especially when all you have in your way is Zubat and Tentacool and THEY GET ANNOYING.

Yes, Repels are a godsend. It's good to keep a good stock of them, for sure.
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I haven't not used repels since before gen 5. There are enough trainers to train my Pokemon with and when I need some extra levels I don't even need to go in the grass - just search for shaking grass/Audinos.

Before BW, I never used repels, because I actually needed to battle the wild Pokemon for training my own.
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Old October 22nd, 2012 (5:14 PM).
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I've always used repels. I usually do it in caves, not really so much outside in the grass.
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I've only really used them in B/W and B/W2, I rarely used them beforehand.
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Old October 26th, 2012 (8:05 PM).
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I only use them when I catch every single Pokemon that is available in that area, I am the kind that likes to catch every single uncaught wild Pokemon, but that's just me.
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Mmm yeah I always buy many Super/Max Repel and use them when I need to cut through an area quickly. I especially use them in areas where you team up with an NPC. Every wild battle is a double battle, and I would be devastated if I ran into a shiny only to see otherwise useless partner kill it lol.
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Only if I've already been through the area and don't want to encounter any wild Pokémon. I make sure to buy at least fifth max repels, and when I run low, I stock up on more!
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