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Old August 9th, 2013, 12:28 AM
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While XY doesn't come, I play BW2. I want to fill up the Pokédex in it, but I don't feel motivated with the near release of XY.

After the initial heat with XY calms down, will people still play the Unova games?
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Old August 9th, 2013, 12:51 AM
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To be honest, I haven't finished Black 2 and White 2 yet. And I probably will still be playing them when X and Y roll around. I still replay older games all the time too. So yeah it will be relevant in my opinion.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 12:57 AM
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Even after X and Y come out, I don't want to ditch my DS Lite so I'm still playing my old 5th Gen games on that for sure and use my 3DS XL specifically for X and Y.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 01:39 AM
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It will be for a while but eventually people will just play X/Y. Competitively I know Gen 5 will be irrelevant to me until I need to get something off of it
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Old August 9th, 2013, 02:41 AM
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It will be for a while but eventually people will just play X/Y. Competitively I know Gen 5 will be irrelevant to me until I need to get something off of it
Are you sure? I've heard of people who still play 4th gen.

My interest in 5th gen is completing the Pokédex. With everyone playing XY, filling it in older games will be more difficult. I don't do competitive battling (with humans, that is).
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Old August 9th, 2013, 05:33 AM
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As you said, I still play my 4th gen games. I'm playing Platinum atm, even.

I'm sure the Fifth Gen games will still be popular and going on forever, especially as long as Trade Shops and such exist, but it'll definitely lose heat for a while. I'll admit, once XY comes out that's all I'll be focused on playing. c':

But it's certainly a good point. Hopefully people will still be motivated to play and such. c':
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Old August 9th, 2013, 06:15 AM
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Are you sure? I've heard of people who still play 4th gen.
I am one of those people. I'm doing a Dragon monotype for absolutely no reason on Platinum right now.

Anyway, I'll still play B2/W2 after the release. I'm even gonna still play D/P/Pt/HG/SS. I hope X and Y won't stop other people from playing older games.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 07:59 AM
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I think so, any true fan won't ditch the older games, if they have any sense about them anyways, lol. But sure I'll still be playing RSE and Platinum for as long as I live, the same goes for BW and BW2.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 09:02 AM
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I have completed the dex in White 2 so I have no real reason to play it atm. However, I still play HG when I get bored. For a while I will probably only be playing X/Y. If I had my 3rd Gen games still, I would probably be playing them as well.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 11:08 AM
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It will still be relevant due to it being the most modern even though alot of the pokemon were blahh I still see people using it for transferring pokemon and nostalgia to whoever unova was the first region for they played plus the story for BW and BW2 were well done so that works too
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Old August 9th, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Of course I will still play B2/W2 when X/Y comes out as I always play the past game when the game gets boring.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 11:28 AM
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I will still continue to play my 5th generation Games. I really love Unova, I won't abandon my Pokemon in the earlier generations.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 12:02 PM
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I can't see why 6th gen will affect older gens tbh. I'm playing HG/SS atm and just played Diamond before that. Sure, the older gens might become irrelevant for a while after the XY hurricane, but they'll be played again before long I'm sure
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Old August 10th, 2013, 08:52 AM
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I probably won't play them any more as I found gen 5 to be my least favourite generation by a long shot. Gen 3 is much more relevant to me than gen 5 could ever hope to be even now, due to how fast those games run and my newly found interest in ROM hacking.
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Old August 12th, 2013, 11:40 PM
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Yes of course, people still play old games like Yellow, Red etc just for fun. So even if there is a dawn of X and Y games arc, people like me will still play old 5th gen games like Black and White. Believe me they are still better in some ways than X and Y
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Old August 13th, 2013, 11:11 AM
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I doubt it, because along with white 2, ive been playing platinum and leafgreen even, so if you are a true fan, youll probably play older games as well.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 11:21 AM
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I've been occasionally playing White 2 but also switching between Platinum and Soul Silver in the wait for X and Y, but it is a little difficult to get motivated enough to be fully engaged.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 11:46 AM
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I think people will still play older generations of Pokemon while X and Y comes out. Although people might spend hours and hours and hours when people who love Pokemon get it, they will eventually go back and play games like Black and Ruby again.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 01:19 PM
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Well, to me 5th gen was barely relevant anyway. Really wasn't a fan of them, and I haven't even beaten B2 or W2 yet. However, I'm sure people will continue to play them even after X and Y come out. I mean, I'm still playing RSE, DPPt, and HGSS so 3rd and 4th gen games are still very relevant to those who like them, and I'm sure Gen V will be no different.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 02:12 PM
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Obviously it depends on the person.

Some people just blow through the newest games as soon as they come out, then never touch them again and instead just wait for the next gen.

Others play and re-play and re-re-play the games, whatever gen, whatever order, whatever they're in the mood for at the time.

Still others "love" one gen and play it over and over and "hate" another gen and would never even consider playing it, no matter what.

And most are less extreme than any of those - they just play whatever they play whenever they play it.

I'd say that the 5th gen will be as "relevant" as any of the others - some will hate it and never miss an opportunity to complain about it, others will love it and never miss an opportunity to sing its praises, some will replay the games over and over, and others will lose their cartridges and wonder years from now whatever happened to them.
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Old August 14th, 2013, 04:19 AM
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For some reason I finished White 2 before White...
For me, those two are games I probably won't re-play. : )
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Old August 15th, 2013, 09:18 PM
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The thing about Pokemon games is that they're timeless. Literally. I haven't beaten Black 1 yet, but I plan to, and then Black 2, then hopefully get a job, 3DS and X. I may not beat Black again, but I'll certainly play it to catch other Pokemon. To compare, I played Red and Silver from start to finish over, and over, and over again.

I don't know how many of you have played the original games, but I think the internet killed a certain aspect of Pokemon. It's now very easy to get ANY Pokemon you want through strangers online.. so that kills the "start new game, get different starter" aspect.

tl;dr - I think people will continue to play this generation to catch the Pokemon they haven't before and refresh their memories. A lot of people will buy the 3DS and then have 2 systems so they can trade with themselves.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 06:19 AM
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In my opinion 5th gen pokemon are garbage. Literally the garbage pokemon exists. I don't think it will be relevant.. It just seems like they focused more on visuals and less on story line, which really irks me. They are still going the same direction with XY which also hurts me.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 12:19 AM
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I think all Gens except for the first two would still be relevant provided that transferring from older Gens is supported in these upcoming games. If not then I just won't feel so motivated to play my Gen III, IV and V games... or maybe I will, other players differ I guess.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 03:07 PM
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While the spotlight will be shifted to Gen VI,
there are still others that will continue to play older games,
especially the games with Wi-Fi compatibility,
as they are able to continue to trade and battle.

There are also players that will replay their own games,
in fact I'm revisiting Sinnoh with my Diamond and Pearl.
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