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Old January 11th, 2013 (08:08 AM).
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I'll be frank and admit that I really disliked having the C-Gear take up the entire space of the touchscreen in Black and White and then again in B2W2. Unless you used the DreamWorld a lot and communicated with other players nearby, it could more or less be rendered useless. At least to me, it was. I also wasn't a fan that HG/SS had made such progress with the touchscreen only to have it taken two steps back when Black and White came out. However, with X and Y being on the 3DS and the availability of StreetPass, do you think there's a chance that the C-Gear will be used even more so than before? Or perhaps there's the chance they'll integrate a new mechanic to operate StreetPass without including the C-Gear and taking up the entire touchscreen at all.

What do you hope the touchscreen will be used for? Would you like to see the return of the C-Gear or would you rather have the start menu as well as other options available to be used instead? Currently we have no idea what the touchscreen will be used for, so it's all up to speculation for now.

By the look of the new battle system, I think it's a possibility that we may even see the HP / Exp. bars down below this time around seeing as how much space the new 3D battles take up.
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Old January 11th, 2013 (08:21 AM).
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Yeah, I'd rather have the start menu and more options instead of the C-Gear. Perhaps when we actually register key items, we can simply touch the small picture icons to activate them, and still have the option to open the menu. Which, I was sort of annoyed by the Gen 5 bottom-screen mechanics because to open each key item because you had to close every thing before opening the menu to change your pokemon or get your bag, again.

And yeah, I'd like that about the battle; battle wise, I'd like it if during your turn, you can select your moves via the touch screen, and during the phase where the moves are initiated, you can see yours and your opponents HP at the bottom screen; that'd be cool!
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Old January 11th, 2013 (08:40 AM).
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I'd like to see a similar layout Touch Screen interface as it appeared in HGSS, it was so tidy and easy to use.



Maybe if the C-Gear did make a return it could be an option upon the touchscreen.
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I'd kind of like to see the C-Gear again. While it was somewhat useless it did have nice skins which were pretty to see whenever you turned the games on. Other stuff is okay too but such as what hgss had but idk have hgss functionality but Unova's design? I'd want that.
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I definitely want something like what HGSS had with the start menu and Key Items below. ('Course, unlike HGSS, maybe they could be the shortcuts BW/BW2 had? Idk.)
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I hope that Pokemon XY will have the same menu as the one in HG/SS, it was really easy to use and clean. I don't really like pressing X to have the menu pop up :C
And also for the key items, would be good to have multiple choices of putting shortcuts on.
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I'd like to see the menu from HG/SS return, but the return of the Poketch would be cool too, I really liked that.
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I just want to see one main screen with simple options to get to other screens, then you can stay on those other screens if and for as long as you want or need. If you're online, in the DW (or its equivalent) or such, then you can leave it at the C-gear (or its equivalent). If you're in-game, you can leave it at a menu screen, sort of like the one in HG/SS. Maybe even include the option of a set of "apps" like in DPPt. And if you wanted to switch from one of those screens - menus, apps or communication - to another, you could just back out one page to the main menu, then go back in to whichever page you wanted.

That way, whichever setup you were most likely to be using would always be there, and the only time you'd have to mess with anything would be if you wanted to do something different - stop playing solo and go online, for instance.
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I would like it back to how it was in HG/SS, where you can even click the Run button to keep it on rather than hold B xD but I would also like it like the poketch in D/P/Pt like a button for taking out your poketch, you know? xD
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I like those ideas. Maybe we can have different options for the menu (HgSs style) to decorate it similar to the skins of Unova.
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I don't see why it couldn't be possible. I think having a functional touchscreen similar to that of HG/SS with skin designs like what was made for the C-Gear can be done easily if they wanted. I'd actually like that so long as nothing looks too cluttered on the touchscreen menu.
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Old January 11th, 2013 (03:29 PM).
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I wouldn't mind the HGSS style bottom screen returning, honestly. I found it to be the best in the DS generation of games. C-Gear was awful and a bit annoying cause you had to make sure you didn't turn it on upon starting your game up to play, and if you did you had to wait on the bottom screen to load to turn it off.

So yeah, here's to hoping the HGSS bottom screen style returns, either that, it gets improved on. Which...idk how much more you can improve on that!
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I had my C-gear off almost 100% of the time while playing. The only time I really regarded it for any reason when when I accidentally clicked 'Yes' instead of 'No' after turning the game on. Frankly, what's the point of a TOUCH screen if you aren't using it for anything of the sort?

I'd love something along the lines of HGSS's touch screen. For me, that was useful. It just sped things up, made sense, and you didn't have to think about it.

I'd love to see a Poketch (sp?) that used the HGSS touch screen as a default 'app'.
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Quote originally posted by Aerilyn:
I'll be frank and admit that I really disliked having the C-Gear take up the entire space of the touchscreen in Black and White and then again in B2W2. Unless you used the DreamWorld a lot and communicated with other players nearby, it could more or less be rendered useless. At least to me, it was. I also wasn't a fan that HG/SS had made such progress with the touchscreen only to have it taken two steps back when Black and White came out. However, with X and Y being on the 3DS and the availability of StreetPass, do you think there's a chance that the C-Gear will be used even more so than before? Or perhaps there's the chance they'll integrate a new mechanic to operate StreetPass without including the C-Gear and taking up the entire touchscreen at all.

I agree with you completely. I absolutely loved how the bottom screen was utilized in HGSS and despised the C-Gear. In fact, even the Poketch was loads better in D/P/Pt.
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For me, I would like to see a combination of the three. The C-Gear's ability to have a bunch of customize-able layouts, the little nifty apps from the poketch, and the simplicity and organization of HG/SS's design.

What really turned me off from the C-Gear, was the constant reminder of whether I wanted to turn it on or off upon loading the game. It got really annoying, and was hoping Gamefreak would remove that part from B2/W2, and just have the player manually turn it on in-game instead.

HG/SS had to be favorite. It pretty much had every function right then and there.

The Poketch was alright. I liked how there were a bunch of apps you could mess around with, but it was slightly difficult to navigate. If only there was an option where you can automatically go to a particular app without having to repeatedly press the forward/backward button to get to the desired app.
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I had my C-gear off almost 100% of the time while playing. The only time I really regarded it for any reason when when I accidentally clicked 'Yes' instead of 'No' after turning the game on. Frankly, what's the point of a TOUCH screen if you aren't using it for anything of the sort?

I'd love something along the lines of HGSS's touch screen. For me, that was useful. It just sped things up, made sense, and you didn't have to think about it.

I'd love to see a Poketch (sp?) that used the HGSS touch screen as a default 'app'.
Couldn't say it any better. The C-Gear was a complete waste if you weren't in a highly populated area and even then all it successfully did was drain your battery. Overall I preferred the Poketch from DPPt with all the different little apps was my personal favorite of the touch-screen based tools.
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Instead of having a C-Gear... how about we have something entirely new? C-Gear was exclusive to Pokémon Black/White/Black 2/White 2 anyways, so I highly doubt it would make a return to Pokémon X and Y.

As far as new technology goes, I'd like to see something that works in a similar way to the Pokétch from Diamond/Pearl covering the touch screen.
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I'd like to see anything more useful than the C-Gear. The HG/SS-style menu would be the most useful, but even something like the Poketch like in D/P/Pt would be all right and have its uses.

But the C-Gear was just a pain. The customization was a nice touch with the skins, so no matter what they use for the bottom screen, I hope that stays. They should just have something that can be used by everyone all the time while playing the game, instead of a group of people at particular times.
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But the C-Gear was just a pain. The customization was a nice touch with the skins, so no matter what they use for the bottom screen, I hope that stays. They should just have something that can be used by everyone all the time while playing the game, instead of a group of people at particular times.
I agree somewhat. What I'd like to see is something as helpful as the Pokétch - a persistent clock, calendar, and maybe some tools for Pokémon. Some of the apps in D/P were genuinely helpful, after all. I fully anticipate that there'll be a touchscreen menu as seen in B/W, and hopefully, some extra interactions using touch.

At the whims of GameFreak's design pattern, the awesome stuff from the remakes never really makes it in, like touch screen menus and the Running Shoes toggle. If I put a bet down we'd probably never see those features again until some remake pops up.

Keep in mind that most developers feel compelled to make use of the top screen though, so it's likely a fair bit will be shoved up there. Maybe when you use the device it'll take over the top screen. (Undesirable.)
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If the C-Gear were to make a return for X and Y, I'd love to see it replace the PokeGear in a near-identical bottom screen to HG/SS. I think they finally perfected the bottom screen with HG/SS, yet replaced it with something I used 2 or 3 times tops with the C-Gear (I honestly had more use when I had the Dowsing Machine on the bottom screen).

Also, with the emergence of smartphones, I could realistically see a bottom screen that has "apps" on it (giving us options for Menu, C-Gear, Key Items, Bag, etc.). This might actually be a really good idea, because it would give us everything we want in one place, and be able to bring back fun things like the Poketch had.
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I never used the C-Gear much, especially since I never took advantage of the Dream World. I much preferred the layout of HGSS, as it was simple and highly useful.
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I'd like to see the C-Gear return but with the normal menu options occupying the hexagon/circle spaces like Wi-Fi, IR, and Online do currently. I think it would be nice to be able to customize what you have shown, too.

I don't use C-gear skins personally, but I do change the color of it to match the season that's in my game, which I absolutely love. I'd hate to see it go.

Also, technically, if you make use of registering the BW menu is more convenient than HG/SS since you can register certain items or pouches. Instead of clicking Bag and searching through everything, like in HG/SS, I just press Y and have a short list pop up containing my most used items.
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C-Gear and the Dreamworld thing confused me and was useless to me, but I'm sure other people liked it. I personally would like to see the customization element from the C-Gear combined with the Simplicity of the HGSS menu. That would be awesome!
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The HGSS touch screen was really nice. I doubt the C-Gear will return so yeah.
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Throughout the generations we've had different iterations of the gear that we carry around with us, i.e. the PokéGear, PokéNav, Pokétch and C-Gear. What are you hoping for this time around? What kind of functions do you want it to have? Where should it be placed (always present on the touch screen or accessible through the start menu)?

Personally, I'm hoping for something more along the lines of the PokéGear/PokéNav - it has a variety of functions rolled into one. I always found it more useful to have the map accessible via that and I liked the radio and phone being present there too. It made everything a little more compact and more easily navigable.
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