The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Pokémon Gaming > Fourth Generation
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Live Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read

Notices

Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!


Advertise here

Reply
Click here to go to the first staff post in this thread.  
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 06:41 AM
LaVida's Avatar
LaVida
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Sinnoh
Age: 21
Gender: Female

Advertise here
I've played Pokémon since Red and Blue and I gotta say that out of all the regions, I loved Sinnoh most. Don't get me wrong, I like all of the regions but there's something about Sinnoh that I especially love.

For one thing, I thought that the whole story about Dialga and Palkia was amazing and innovative. Also, I love the towns and landscapes etc. I feel the majority of 4th gen Pokémon were very nicely done as well.

What are your thoughts? Is Sinnoh your favorite region as well? What aspects do you like best about the region? If you don't like it, why?

Looking forward to your replies.
__________________
Be in love with life. Every minute of it.
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 09:21 AM
pokem0nprincess's Avatar
pokem0nprincess
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: USA
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Nature: Quirky
Nah... I don't think Sinnoh is my favorite region. I don't know what I didn't really like about it. The storyline seemed too forced for me and some of the pokemon just seemed unnecessary. I still appreciate it as another Pokemon region, but I could just never get into it. I still haven't even finished a Sinnoh game. ._.
__________________
Gotta collect 'em all! (seriously, I'm trying.)
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 10:26 AM
T!M
Four Category MoTY (VG) Winner
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Georgia, United States
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Serious
It was certainly interesting, new and different but I wouldn't call it the best. IMO I don't have a favorite region. I like Sinnoh, however there are plenty of regions I've traversed that have surpassed it in design and atmosphere.

Also Mt. Coronet was never fun. It was like this giant wall, between you and your goals. The entire game. Lol.

If I had to rate between 1 and 5, one being the worst, five being the best? I'd give it a 3.5.
__________________
T!M
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 10:36 AM
Rϵd's Avatar
Rϵd
Ahola Bith
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Midgar
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
It was very interesting but theres something i dont like in Sinnoh and i have no idea what is it. But its my 3rd fav region for having great characters, beautiful places and etc.
__________________


Theme | Pairs | PC Battle Server
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 11:24 AM
Talli's Avatar
Talli
Prince of the Ninja tribe
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Dragontopia island
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Nature: Naughty
Shinoh was an great region, but the thing I found it's cons were the over use of HMs and being forced to catch the Dailga/Palkia/Giratina before the leugue. It had great pokemon Pachirisu,Shinx and many more.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 11:25 AM
Zoegrace1's Avatar
Zoegrace1
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Gender: Female
Uh, well, Sinnoh was my first region, and i'm sorry, but I think so.
__________________
Ash you demented nub.
Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 01:48 PM
Enestor27's Avatar
Enestor27
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Gender: Male
Well the thing is about the region is that the slow battle scenes were what really killed me and them forcing you to have at least 2 HM slaves. These two things are what really brought down my opinion of this game. But I will commend them for revamping the battling mechanics (making each move have its individual category of special or physical). And I will give them praise for creating great DS graphics at the early stages of the DS life cycle. I know this region will b fixed in the remakes many years from now
__________________
Link to the Youtube channels where I post stuff http://www.youtube.com/user/Enestor27
3DS FC: 4785-4825-6323
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 02:55 PM
Aslan's Avatar
Aslan
the pretender
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sydney
Gender: Female
Sinnoh was a great region, but I don't know if I would consider it to be the 'best'. For me the beginning seemed a bit plain and seemed to drag on forever, before it then started to get interesting and fun. The character designs and Pokemon introduced in this region were great, don't get me wrong but Sinnoh sort of lost a spark in some terms such as surfing speed and then the gigantic lack of fire-types in D/P. Although I still love this region, I wouldn't say it's my favourite, despite how interesting the storyline gets halfway through the game.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 10:43 PM
Hikamaru's Avatar
Hikamaru
the hamster
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Australia
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Nature: Quirky
Sinnoh was a pretty cool region, but it wasn't the best imo. The main problem being the slow battle scenes and surfing speed in Diamond & Pearl but thankfully Platinum fixed that up. Also, some of the Pokemon weren't that good in battle but at least the starters were all handy throughout the game thanks to all the secondary types they get when they evolve. There was also a heavy lack of Fire-types in Diamond & Pearl, in fact the only Fire-type available before E4 in those games (assuming you didn't start with Chimchar) was Ponyta. I didn't like Ponyta so I had to pick Chimchar in every Diamond/Pearl playthrough I did.

Thankfully Sinnoh introduced some very cute Pokemon like Pachirisu and Happiny, which makes up for that and the graphics were not too bad.
__________________


paired with awolfsquared and Starry Windy
battle server | tumblr | profile | credit | supporter

Reply With Quote
  #10    
Old April 22nd, 2013, 11:25 PM
Brendino's Avatar
Brendino
#fpt2014
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colombie-Britannique
Age: 22
Nature: Quiet
Sinnoh is easily my favorite out of all the regions- that is, if we're only talking about it's landscape and geography, and the not the games themselves (I found D/P/Pt average at best). There were beach resorts, rainy swamps, hidden lakes, snowy mountains, large cities and small village-like towns. If Sinnoh had graphics similar to those of the 5th gen games, I think it would've easily surpassed Unova in visuals.

As for everything else, though, the storyline never really hooked me in, with Team Galactic's "goal" of creating a new universe seeming goofy, at best. I also have to agree with others that some of the flaws like surfing speed made D/P tough to play, especially one you've played Platinum. Also, I found that I did like some of the new Pokemon, but I really felt they went overboard with how many legendaries and tacked-on (pre)evolutions they added (45 of the 107 Pokemon fit this description).

If we're looking at everything as a whole, I'd say that the Sinnoh region as a whole is alright, but I definitely wouldn't call it the best region.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11    
Old April 23rd, 2013, 12:17 AM
curiousnathan's Avatar
curiousnathan
woop woop
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Sinnoh isn't my favouirte of regions, but it certainly isn't one that I consider the worst. It's got a variety of diverse landscapes as Brendino mentioned, sunny resorts, swamps, rocky mountain regions, tranquil rivers and creeks, vast lakes etc. It's a beautiful region no doubt, but Diamond and Pearl gameplay wise didn't offer as much as I had hoped. Despite this, Platinum took the two average games and turned them into games of formidable quality.
__________________
wooper is love,
wooper is life.
moderator | lovely pair | PC live
Reply With Quote
  #12    
Old April 23rd, 2013, 06:48 AM
Sydian's Avatar
Sydian
Reserved for Syd's house - Nook Homes
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alabama
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Nature: Timid
Sinnoh is my least favorite region, to tell you the truth. I know those that like it a lot tend to be the adventurous ones and enjoy looking around it for new things and such, but when it comes to that, I felt that the heavy HM usage required to fully explore the region was tedious. Having to lug around different HM slaves was a pain, especially considering there are 8 HMs, and then remember there's Flash for some things. I won't deny the region has plenty to do and see, and it makes sense that it would have to use a lot of HMs, however thinking about it gameplay wise, it took the fun out of it for me.

Also the grass is colored strangely. Yeah. Just thought I'd throw that in.
__________________
Super Smash Staff Collab
Mother of Challenges
Klippy's Best Friend
Reply With Quote
  #13    
Old April 23rd, 2013, 07:54 AM
Necrum's Avatar
Necrum
Scourge of the Mushroom Kingdom!
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Sinnoh is okay, but Johto will always be my favorite.
__________________
Super Smash Staff Collab
Challenges Moderator
Orianna's bearded monster
Reply With Quote
  #14    
Old April 23rd, 2013, 10:04 AM
Warship's Avatar
Warship
異議あり!
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Turkey
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
me ,me i do. sinnoh is my favorite region both plotwise and geographically though i like all the other regions as well.
__________________
|paired to Zorogami and Virgilin|PM|VM|About Me
FC: 4425-2910-1181
FS:Fire
Growlithe - Charmeleon - Braixen
Reply With Quote
  #15    
Old April 25th, 2013, 07:11 AM
Yankas
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Gender: Male
Of the main-series regions Sinnoh was probably my least favorite. The overworld's color palette felt bland and cold much unlike the much more vibrant and alive colors of HGSS. The design/layout of the route also felt somewhat artificial and forced which amplified the problem even more. I also have a particular disdain for most of the new designs which doesn't really help my opinion of the region in its entirety.
Also, the slow pacing of battles that makes playing through the region again frustrating to me.
I can understand why people like it, but for me it's definitely the least favorite by a huge margin.
Reply With Quote
  #16    
Old April 25th, 2013, 07:36 AM
Mochi's Avatar
Mochi
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Michigan
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
I really love Sinnoh. It definitely holds more nostalgia for me than Kanto does. I met so many people online when Diamond and Pearl came out and it really changed Pokemon completely for me. I think it's definitely close to the best for me.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17    
Old April 30th, 2013, 10:10 AM
Recluse's Avatar
Recluse
The Harbinger of Solitude
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: P(r)oland
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Sinnoh is my most favorite region, thus D/P/Pt is my favorite Pokemon game.
The design of Pokemon and overworld is just too beautiful for me. Game itself isn't too easy and too hard.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #18    
Old May 6th, 2013, 03:34 AM
Hidden Power's Avatar
Hidden Power
 
Join Date: May 2013
Gender: Male
Sinnoh is my least favorite region. It lacked fire types, got two snowy routes, some swamp areas and a huge mountain cavern in the center of the map that was a pain to be explored. That costed me tons of Repels.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19    
Old May 16th, 2013, 11:25 PM
Liquid Halo's Avatar
Liquid Halo
Tortured Vampire
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Nature: Lonely
Sorry I must respectfully disagree. While Sinnoh is not my least favorite region (that would be Hoenn), it is not my favorite. It lacks in grass and fire types. My best friend and I recently discussed how the fire stone is common in this generation and yet the only pokemon it can be used on which is present is Eevee. I also find the pokemon contest to be quite ridiculous with the dancing and the dressing up. That is the ONE area where I prefer the third generation over the fourth. It's also a bit idiotic in my opinion that there is a bug trainer in the elite four.
There is also the less significant but displeasingly inefficient point of the two opposing doors inside the pokemon mansion being guarded by maids that if memory serves imply future access but never grant it.
Team Galactic while far more interesting and made much more sense than Teams Aqua and Magma still did not provide complete clarity on their purpose. Or perhaps I did not pay enough attention.

I will always be nostalgic for the first two generations, especially the second but as far as storylines go I find Black/White, particularly the Plasma story to be the most amazing and unique. It has the most depth, has the most interesting cause that for once is not some random nonsense and even has some heart in it. It was about time Pokemon did a villain who was merely a victim of his upbringing.
__________________
I used to be Tears in the Rain
actual join date: Nov 2009
"This is not a gift! It's an infection, a disease!"

My screenshot album
http://pinterest.com/darknesswithin/pokemon-games/

Last edited by Liquid Halo; May 16th, 2013 at 11:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #20    
Old May 16th, 2013, 11:45 PM
Level-X's Avatar
Level-X
The Hasty Scizor
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Pallet Town, Kanto
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Hasty
I really liked the Sinnoh region, infact I'm currently playing Pokemon Diamond. Sinnoh would probably be my third favorite region, it's a tie between Sinnoh and Johto. My favorite will always be Kanto. :D
__________________
Please click my Pokemon.

Reply With Quote
  #21    
Old May 17th, 2013, 02:54 AM
Hoenn's Avatar
Hoenn
» Just a cat and mouse game
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hoenn ☆
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Send a message via Skype™ to Hoenn
I agree. Sinnoh is definitely up there tied with Hoenn as my favourite region, it was much different to the previous three regions and it seemed so much larger with much more places to explore through several different terrains.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #22    
Old May 17th, 2013, 05:03 PM
BUKKØW's Avatar
BUKKØW
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Illinois
Gender: Male
Nature: Brave
I really have never and still cant get into sinnoh for some reason just seems forced and lacking something. I like the new pokes in it but the games didnt play as well as the others. My favorite would have to be either johto or hoenn.

To many HMS in sinnoh
__________________

3DS FC: 5429-9023-9555
Current Shinys: NONE
FRIEND SAFARI:
Reply With Quote
  #23    
Old May 17th, 2013, 11:43 PM
Kyrul's Avatar
Kyrul
Long Live The Note
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Hasty
Johto will forever remain my favorite region. Loved the terrain, music, everything there was about it. Sinnoh was definatly up there though. Probably my second favorite. Loved the music for the region, it made it immersive for me.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #24    
Old May 18th, 2013, 06:29 AM
Aurora's Avatar
Aurora
PokeCommunity's edgelord
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Nature: Mild
Send a message via Skype™ to Aurora
Yep! Sinnoh is my favourite region by far. Its varied climate, beautiful scenery (which was pretty good for its time) and diverse offering of Pokemon are particularly appealing features. Sure, it lacked Fire-types at first, but Platinum delivered them and just made Sinnoh all the more interesting. Sinnoh's music is catchy and fun to listen to, and the Poketch was a nifty feature which added depth to the game. The story was a little bit 'meh', but I don't find any of the stories particularly appealing, so that's a moot point.
__________________

server modblogmy lovely pair <3twitterfighting for social justice • skype me: auroracr9826
Reply With Quote
  #25    
Old May 18th, 2013, 09:56 AM
GoldMalik's Avatar
GoldMalik
Master Of Them All
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Somewhere is the big wide world.
Gender: Female
Nature: Gentle
I always and will love Sinnoh because it was the first region I played in and something about it just... Stands out?
__________________



Last edited by GoldMalik; May 18th, 2013 at 09:57 AM. Reason: Left out a word
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links


Advertise here
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25



All times are UTC -8. The time now is 12:28 AM.


Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™, pokecommunity.com.
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / PokéCommunity.com.
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.