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February 8th, 2011, 9:14 AM
How long did it take you to beat the game? (if you have played it already) And what about the champion Adeku? And Cynthia, and GameFreak? Discuss & comment below! (It took me a week to beat the game, I haven't beated Adeku yet and Cynthia and GameFreak were just too easy :disappoin

February 8th, 2011, 3:49 PM
Well I dont have the game yet, but Im having a race against my friends to see who can complete the game in under 2 weeks. Most of that time is spring break so it could be a challenge 8D
↑Party Gyarados :3

February 9th, 2011, 6:09 AM
Well, my gameplay time is 30 hours and something, and I'm currently upto the 7th gym, I've stopped playing now because I want to wait for the English Release :)

March 1st, 2011, 4:26 PM
How long does it take you to complete the games?

When I played I could get to the credits (beat N, Ghetsis etc.,) in about 20 hours.

It took me about 23 hours (3 more hours) to beat every route, arrest all the sages and beat Alder.

How long does it take you, if you have played the Japanese games?

(no i wasnt rushing, I just dont dillydally)

March 1st, 2011, 4:45 PM
Don't think it took me too long... I didn't rush, but considering I couldn't read anything I didn't go ahead and talk to every NCP or pay close attention to the dialogue, as I usually do.

March 1st, 2011, 5:21 PM
it took me just over 2o hours to get to credits, then 2 hours finishing the rest but i havent explored all the extras cuz im waiting for the english versions

March 1st, 2011, 7:22 PM
Haven't played the games yet, but I'm hoping it will take longer than, say, HG/SS.

"Role-playing games should be no less than 180 hours long, not counting side quests!"
Imagine if they made a Pokémon game like that.

March 1st, 2011, 7:25 PM
I haven't played them yet, but judging by my playtime on other games, I suspect I'll be in the 50+ hours category, unless I suddenly feel inspired to actually play though a game quickly for once. I tend to get reallly sidetracked when playing and try to complete my Pokedex, do lots of breeding, and build a great team before I actually beat the main game, so I don't normally get around to beating the "main game" for quite some time.

March 1st, 2011, 7:28 PM
Merged rather than locking, cause this thread was more active than the other - and it needed activity!

(Actually lol, I think PC broke or something because it doesn't even show a merge occured and stole the other thread's title)

Also, haven't played games yet, so can't judge on completion time.

March 2nd, 2011, 1:56 AM
I'm on about 28 hours and have almost completed White. I think 30-40 has got to be the average - sometimes training can take a while in order to push on! Generally for each Pokemon game, I think around 30-40 hours sounds about right.

March 2nd, 2011, 2:55 AM
Well, with White I want to learn everything about it, talk to all the NPCS, collect all the items and take it slowly ect. so I'll probally take about 40/50 hours, maybe more.. it's better that way IMO.

March 2nd, 2011, 3:30 AM
Well normally when playing I take 20 hours or less, but I think i'm going to go really, really slowly in Black and White.

March 2nd, 2011, 9:08 AM
It took me about 33 hours to finish, because I mass grinded at victory road. MASS. My Pokemon were so underleveled, I grinded all my pokemon to level 60 by killing a lot of Durant and Boldore.

Elite Four Lucian
March 10th, 2011, 10:00 AM
I haven't beaten the Main Story yet, I'm still trying to Beat N XD, but if I beat him today it will have taken me 4 days exactly :) What about you guys? How long did it take you?

March 10th, 2011, 10:21 AM
got game around 6pm..started playin 6:30...stayed up til 3am playin (between breaks n such) woke up at 12 and finished by 2 so..not too long could do it in one day if u wanted

Don Daddio
March 10th, 2011, 10:29 AM
i've had it since tuesday and i'm on the elite four...it's a very easy game!!!

March 10th, 2011, 10:30 AM
Got it on the 6th, finished it last night. So, it took me roughly three days.

March 10th, 2011, 10:43 AM
In game time... it took me about 20 hours or so to beat Black.

March 10th, 2011, 10:43 AM
wow i feel slow. i got it on the 6th and i just barely got the third badge. and in the games i imported i only have 7 badges. -_- o wells

March 10th, 2011, 10:57 AM
It took me 21 hours to beat. I probably could have done it faster, but I was off hunting for my "dream team".

March 10th, 2011, 11:00 AM
it took me about 12 hours to beat the elite 4 :) i rushed it so i could transfer my old pokemon

March 10th, 2011, 11:17 AM
I would say about 4 Days, I just defeated Ghetis last night so yeah ~ ;'3

I still need to go back and defeat the better E4.

Kikaito plush
March 10th, 2011, 11:26 AM
Only just beaten it-got it on the 4th so I think 6 days ?

March 10th, 2011, 11:27 AM
If you mean game time (because I only play about 2.30 hours a day) it took me about 23 hours. Just under one day :D

March 10th, 2011, 11:31 AM
I believe I was hitting around the 35 hour mark when I finished it on Tuesday. Been taking my time mind, have had it since last Thursday.

March 10th, 2011, 11:36 AM
Took me more or less 21-22 hours. Though I still am grinding like crazy to match the Post National Dex Elite 4.

March 10th, 2011, 11:55 AM
It took me almost exactly a month to beat the game in Japanese. @[email protected] I'm going a fair bit faster this time, haha. I'm heading up to gym 7 and I've only had the game since Sunday afternoon. :p

...and that's fast for me. u_u;

Rich Boy Rob
March 10th, 2011, 11:57 AM
As of right now I'm on the verge of the 57 hour mark and I'm at the very start of Victory Road.
I wanted to take it slow and while that kinda worked, it's still only a week tomorrow since it arrived.

March 10th, 2011, 11:57 AM
Took me about 16 hours to finish the main storyline. Played for 35ish hours now. :)

March 10th, 2011, 12:25 PM
13 hours and Im about to enter Clay's Gym. Pretty nice pacing.

March 10th, 2011, 12:32 PM
Typically it takes me about 5 or 6 months to play through a game because I seriously like to take my time. But... I've just gotten gym badge number 7 and it's only been about 5 days. Which is record speed for me. I think I'll probably be done before the week is over, maybe just a little bit after.

Arjun - PeeB4UGo
March 10th, 2011, 12:34 PM
Got it on the 6th, finished it last night. So, it took me roughly three days.

I'm in the same boat. My game time stands at around 17, 18 hours at the most.

Heart Gold
March 10th, 2011, 12:41 PM
I just beat the first gym. I still gotta while, and I play through the games slowly and take time to train and get good natures + IVs. Gonna make this game last as long as I can.

March 10th, 2011, 12:52 PM
I'm onto my 35th hour and am at Route 13. Mind that my team is 10 levels under all the other trainers mind.

March 10th, 2011, 1:00 PM
6hrs in 3rd Badge at this rate it is gonna be awhile but i am not in any rush Global link wont be up till then end of the month and i always find myself wanting to do the story after it is done anyways no need to rush through it

March 10th, 2011, 1:33 PM
I've been taking my time with the game and been too busy. Haven't even gotten to the second badge really...

March 10th, 2011, 1:46 PM
It took me around 18 hours over the course of 3 days to beat Ghetsis and all that stuff, only just beat the Elite Four properly though (36 hours over 6 days). Spent most of it trying to get my Deino to evolve -_-

Cleared the entire thing in like 2 days on my Japanese version though, have no idea why that is but whatever.

Porygon Z
March 10th, 2011, 1:47 PM
It took me like 21 hours to beat it, 30 to beat Alder also.
But I think I could handle it in 14-15 hours, I've just trained the team a lot.

El Diabeetus
March 10th, 2011, 2:52 PM
I told myself I was going to take my time, didn't happen. I got the game on the 7th, beat Ghetsis on the morning of the 9th. I only had about 14 hours of gameplay then. Now, I'm about up to 18 hours of gameplay and have caught all the legendaries minus Tornadus and Landorus, and he event legendaries (Keldeo, etc.)

Jay H Christ
March 10th, 2011, 3:04 PM
I tend to take my time and catch every Pokemon from each area. So it usually takes me quite a white but so far I've only played 26 hours and I'm only at the 4th gym. lol.

March 10th, 2011, 3:15 PM
im at 35 hours now, i have been catching all the pokemon so far, but and my pokemon are WAAAAAAAAAAY underleveled.

March 10th, 2011, 3:25 PM
I'm taking it slow this time. I really want to enjoy this game and I am really working on my pokemon.
I improted pokemon White from japan and went through it really fast(one reason is my japanese is only so-so).
But 5 hours in and just about to beat the 2nd gym.

March 10th, 2011, 3:37 PM
It took me about... roughly two days to complete the main storyline.

March 10th, 2011, 4:01 PM
24 hours and a couple of minutes. >_____>

March 10th, 2011, 4:34 PM
Got it on the 6th and still haven't completed it. Due to work all the time. But my little brother completed it on the first day. Now its collecting dust as he isn't into competitive battling like me.

March 10th, 2011, 5:12 PM
Got it on 6th, started on the morning of the 7th, finished on the night of the 8th.

March 10th, 2011, 7:09 PM
1 day, and it took that long because I was sick. I wanted to hurry and beat the story so I could explore and have fun training my favorite Pokemon (:

March 10th, 2011, 7:29 PM
Since these two threads share a similar topic I've merged them together.

As for myself, I've been playing for around 22 hours from the day of the US release and I'm still playing at the moment.

Dark knight17
March 10th, 2011, 7:42 PM
I beat it in just less of two days, I was playing it from the moment I woke up till the time I went to sleep. And a few hours ago I challenged the elite four again and won!

March 10th, 2011, 8:27 PM
I just beat the main story at 20 hours and I must say it's a great game and that I hate this thing http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/635.png

March 10th, 2011, 10:51 PM
I got to the credits just after 22 hours... then had a party with the Poké Tranfer Lab. <3

March 10th, 2011, 11:05 PM
3 Days.

I am not kidding, it took that long.

March 11th, 2011, 3:00 PM
Im currently at 49:21 and I have yet to obtain the 8th badge, so I decide to go for 50+ hours.

March 12th, 2011, 9:00 AM
It appears I go pretty slow judging by that poll. I've just finished scouting the Pokemon League and I'm just over 40 hours. I honestly think I'll be close to 50 by the time I have a team good enough to win.

March 21st, 2011, 6:31 AM
It took me 94 hours. :) I would've waited longer but I got bored of my pokedex goal.

March 21st, 2011, 8:57 AM
I have 30 hours of game play and have only got to the credits. And found 1 of the 7 sages. I'm trying to beat Cynthia but i need to get to higher levels and decide what I really want for a team.. It will probably take me 50+ hours or so.

March 21st, 2011, 9:42 AM
Took me a week, but game hours had a total of 25 hours. Game was extremely short. A lot more could've been put into the story. But either way, by far the best story and game so far.

March 21st, 2011, 9:49 AM
took me a solid week when i got it on the 6th.
gameplay hours were about 41.

March 21st, 2011, 10:00 AM
I believe it was just under 30 hours, but I put 30-40 since it was the closest option. This game seemed kind of short.

March 21st, 2011, 3:26 PM
Took just around the 40hour mark for me to clear the routes and beat the E4 and Champion Adler.

Tho i did take my time to enjoy the game, and a lot of time breeding and trading with a lot of people, all the trading have just been really great, so didn't feel like i had to do it any faster.

March 21st, 2011, 3:34 PM
I beat N at about 28 hours and Cynthia around 51 hours. I've never faced Alder and I've restarted since then anyway.

March 21st, 2011, 4:42 PM
it took me 62 hours to beat the main story. wow i am really slow

March 21st, 2011, 5:08 PM
It took me me five days to beat the main game. About twenty-four and a half hours because I remember looking at the time afterward and I was like wow! I spent a whole day playing this in total.

fire woven
March 21st, 2011, 5:08 PM
Just under a day of game time. Well actually probably closer to 20 hours, since I beat it Saturday, and that is my current time. It was good, and most of that was time spent grinding for the fourth gym and her freaking Emolgas. Then I found the way to bring up event pokemon, and I used a lvl 50 Celebi to own her, until it almost died from not listening to me.

This was beating N/Ghestis BTW. Have yet to do much else, save for getting Kyurem.

March 21st, 2011, 7:32 PM
About 28 hours to beat N at the League. I'm 48 hours now and I have only found 3 sages. Lots of stuff to do post-game.

March 21st, 2011, 10:52 PM
Took me 17 hours and 35 minutes to beat the main story.
And now I am just training my Pokemon beyond level 70. x3

PkMnTrainer Yellow
March 22nd, 2011, 6:36 AM
I was probably below 30 hours when I beat the Elite 4 for the first time, (BUT THERE IS NO OPTION FOR 21-29 hours!!! DB) but I was at 33 hours when I beat it the second time, after finding the sages and beating Cynthia. So yeah, going with that.

March 22nd, 2011, 6:56 AM
wow u guys r fast, man I'm 10 hours into the game and I'm still just at gym 3. :(

March 22nd, 2011, 7:07 AM
about 10 hours, battling Geechisu now
my team is roughly level 65+

ahh...good times, good times

March 22nd, 2011, 8:55 AM
Sadly I played really fast...didn't even mean to! I just stayed up every night til 4 am since March 6th playing. Yes I have no life and I'm fine with that. I am just annoyed at myself for beating the main story in about a week, and clocking a lot of hours cuz I went through and talked to everyone and even did some musicals for fun. Boyfriend is now preparing for first E4, and he doesn't have as many hours as I did at that point but is higher leveled than I was lol. I used to many max repels?

March 22nd, 2011, 10:12 AM
Well I haven't even beat the main story yet. 6 badges and play time is at 45:02..

March 22nd, 2011, 10:23 AM
I've been playing for 45+ hours, & I'm just battling the first of the Elite 4. x33

I've made sure I got the most out of the game, though -- Plus I've spent around half of my playing time on the GTS Negotiations.

King Gumball
March 26th, 2011, 9:06 PM
My playthrough was intentionally very slow, trying to absorb absolutely everything the game has to offer. I just finished the main story at 44 hours 33min

Latios Master
March 26th, 2011, 9:14 PM
It took me 2 and a half weeks, around 90 hours. I got it on the 6th and beat it this past Wednesday.

March 26th, 2011, 9:27 PM
It took me about 25 hours... then again it really only took me around 21 since I have the tendency to leave my DS on even when I'm not playing it.

March 26th, 2011, 9:30 PM
40hrs. I had to train my under-leveled Pokemon quite a bit.

The Nightmare
March 26th, 2011, 11:12 PM
I finished it at night when it was 8pm or more.

Satoshi Ookami
March 26th, 2011, 11:29 PM
I have 41:17 of gameplay on Japanese Black and I did everything I could, beaten league second time, Cynth and Morimoto so my choice is 40-50 hours.

March 27th, 2011, 8:10 AM
Simply a week to get the darn league defeated