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Old November 18th, 2012, 04:38 AM
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When I owned the games... I was a very haphazard Pokemon trainer. Wanting to beat it, I disliked spending time leveling and otherwise grinding. As a result... all but my starter were thoroughly untrained... My starter actually being "ovetrained" if you will. With maybe another falling a good 5-ish levels short of being "on par." If I didn't supplement my team with the legendary Pokemon... I was pretty much screwed unless I wanted to buy 99 max revives/full restores and do a lot of soft resets until I can claim victory... ;s Yeah. If I played now though, I would not use the legendaries as I would actually be interested in forming a balanced team.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 10:08 AM
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As of late, I've been making sure to fill up my team with 6 pokemon before I capture any legendaries, so I won't be tempted to use them. :P It gets old after multiple reruns through the games anyways.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 11:20 AM
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I don't like legendaries because I think they are too powerful, I prefer do the game with a team of 6 "normal" pokémons
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Old November 18th, 2012, 12:33 PM
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I only use my wild pokemon/starter against the Elite Four. When I beat it, I tend to use my legendaries at base level just to see how badly I can screw them up on the 2nd time around. :D
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Old November 18th, 2012, 02:40 PM
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I don't, I use Pokemon I catch and train throughout the game!
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Old November 18th, 2012, 03:11 PM
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I have not since my first run of Sapphire. Most of the storyline legendaries are too powerful and make my life too easy. I want a challenge. It's more fun that way.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Never! Never!! NEVER, I say!!! I don't use legendaries. Okay, okay...when I was little and was playin mah Crystal version, I might have used Suicune; I was a fool *puts head down* But other than that...NEVER!!!
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Old November 18th, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Occasionally I use a legendary. I use my Mewtwo to beat the Elite Four while my weaker Pokemon have EXP. Shares, so they can level up quickly.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 06:13 PM
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My legendaries are always caught and straight away sent to the PC and are waiting to see the light.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Yeah, I have to say I always have at least one legendary in my team, but I never use it because my starter's level is way higher than the E4's pokemon. So technically I never use legendaries to beat the E4.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 08:48 AM
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I probably did when I was younger but these days I don't, I just use my Pokemon in-game because legendaries take too much effort to catch anyways. /lazy
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Old November 19th, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Wow, and here I thought I'd be the only one who didn't use legendaries whenever I could help it. It's nice not to be in the minority on this point. So... yeah. Apart from when I was younger, I really try to avoid using legendaries at any point of the game. And that goes for the E4 as well. To me, they kinda cheapen the game; the effort spent in catching them isn't really worth the value that they'll bring to a team, so I don't bother. It always gives me a perverse sense of glee to make them faint when in the wild! :D
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Old November 19th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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It depends on the game and who's available. I didn't use Genesect in BW2 though, even though I got it. I do have the Latias from the Dreamyard in my team, but I don't really feel like that counts since I'm going through the post-E4 portion of the game.

Other than that, only time I can think of using a starter was Articuno in Red Version, Suicune in Crystal, and Entei, Suicune, and Raikou in Colosseum on the GameCube.
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Old November 19th, 2012, 06:31 PM
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I'm usually too attached to my team to give one up for a legendary, but I did have a fondness for Articuno in Gen 1.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:22 AM
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I mainly use the mascot legendaries in Elite 4 battles, but only if I can get them pre-National Dex.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 11:47 AM
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I think I've used legendaries once in my team in one of the earlier games. It takes all the fun away. Since then I'm sticking to my meticulously trained pokémon.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 01:12 PM
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It's interesting reading all the replies. One thing is for certain...the majority feel that Legendaries cheapen the experience and prefer to use their starters and pokemon caught in the wild....

Quite noble, and that used to be my standing as well, but I have my moments.....usually when watching the anime or a movie.....somehow it gets me all pumped and I visit the PC and break out the legendaries and clobber the holy hell outta anyone who crosses my path....

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Old November 24th, 2012, 03:32 PM
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I use them out of pure laziness of training a 6th pokemon. Never been too fond of level-grinding, but my team of 5 is always rather brutal by themselves. Just a bonus if I get to add in a legendary.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 05:38 PM
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I never use legendaries in-game, but I'm not actually sure why haha. I guess it takes away some of the challenge but I don't know, I've never actually used one to find that out with. It just seems like they're more of a collectable than something you should actually use and it's an easy way out if you can't beat the game with a normal team, but that's very unjustified reasoning when I've never actually used one so who knows haha. But no, I never use legendaries because I'm biased against them for reasons I don't know. n.n
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Old November 27th, 2012, 06:00 PM
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I almost never use legendaries in my teams. Maybe is because legendaries are IMO made to be wild, so I prefer to let them free.
Suicune is an exception though, because it want me to be it's master.

Kinda deep, but that's it.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 06:32 PM
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The last legendary I used was...I don't remember haha. Even when I was little, I didn't even know how to get most of the legendaries, or was to busy catching boxes full of Pokemon to have an available spot. Yeah I'd sooner use a team of Rattatas than a legendary against the E4, which I actually did.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 08:55 PM
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LOL, I guess it comes down to how ''reaL'' the games are to you. the replies that said Legendaries cheapen the game or are made to roam free, really do take the whole thing seriously.....the others who feel theres nothing wrong with using them...treat the game as...well just a game lol

My personal stand point is...it's just a game....I paid for it....for every single thing on that gaming cartridge and by God...I am going to use it lol
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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:57 AM
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I almost have never used the main game legendary as of recent. The only exception though was Virizion because I wanted it for my 6th slot.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 05:31 AM
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Well for future Pokemon games I think they're making legendaries obtainable after the elite four like zekrom reshiram black and white kyurem but back in emerald I used rayqauyza and the rest of my team I used for reviving rayquayza, gold silver and soul silver I used ho oh and lugia but they were weaker than the rest of my team
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Old November 29th, 2012, 08:53 AM
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...I guess it would depend on what my best Pokemon are.
I probably would use my Giratina because it's one of my favorite legendary Pokemon (which reminds me that I need to clone mine).

But I generally don't use legendaries, aside from Giratina. I might use my new Groudon sometime, though.
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