View Full Version : B/W: Do you regret putting time and effort into B/W? (No spoilers please)

June 26th, 2012, 12:31 AM
This only applies for those who have played B/W and know at least a bit of what B2W2 has to offer. But yeah, a question I was wondering... now with everything in mind of what's in B2W2, do you regret all the effort you've put towards shiny hunting, breeding (both are somewhat easier in B2W2), the time spent to trade older Pokemon to B/W, and so on, without spoilering much of what the games offer.

Basically do you think spending all the time on B/W was worth it when ultimately B2W2 has just outdone most of what B/W had, other than its storyline? Discuss your thoughts.

Keep in mind that people don't want spoilers here, and this is a B2W2 spoiler free section so if you want to refer to spoilers in here, then put them in spoiler tags for other users (or alternatively discuss in its proper section!) n_n

June 26th, 2012, 1:13 AM
I've caught all Pokemon, did every event in the game (from Zorua to obtaining a cell battery) and had a neat collection of shinies and events, I don't regret it at all! However I traded it away, for some reason I thought I wouldn't need it again. -_- ... So I recently bought a new copy and working from square one trying to get where I once was before.

Had I known having your copy of Black meant more features in Black 2, I never would have traded it away, oh well. I never expected those kind of 'ideas' to be used in BW2 (trying not to spoil anything :P )

Sakura Rain
June 26th, 2012, 1:24 AM
Noooot really, tbh. When B/W first came out, I thought that they were literally the best pokemon games ever. Except for Crystal lskdfsdl. How was I to know that B/W2 would outdo them in pretty much every regard? Besides, I couldn't have skipped B/W entirely and went straight to B/W2, because B/W were released in 2011 (can't remember exact date) and B/W2 aren't going to be released stateside until, like, October. So that would be almost a whole year without Pokemon and that is a no-no.

I don't regret MM'ing my first shinies on Black, because it's gonna be suuuuper easy to get them now, and I can say I got mine back when it was relatively difficult.

glaaaad I read your whole post. I was about to bring out the big spoilers, slkfjsdfls.

June 26th, 2012, 3:26 PM
I didn't put much effort into dex completion or anything post game in BW as I did in DP so I have no regrets for whatever small time I did put into it. I was going to put some more time awhile back, but at some point I lost interest. So the effort didn't seem there in the first place.

And if I truly love a game then for me it doesn't matter if there is a bigger better version of it I still had a fun and enjoyable time playing that previous game regardless. I love pokemon and have loved pokemon for years so for me I have absolute no regrets in any pokemon game.

June 28th, 2012, 3:59 PM
Pokemon Black is probably the best game out in the states at the moment. I have never regret spending my time on that game. And the thing about the shinies, it makes them more valuable in my opinion if they were harder to get. What would be more valuable - a shiny that took days/months to get or a free handout shiny?

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
June 28th, 2012, 10:26 PM
Not really, had they released a third version than I proably would've but since it's a sequel not really. White was a good experience to have.

June 28th, 2012, 11:05 PM
There was the feeling of "awww man, i have to capture all the pokemon AGAIN?" but then I realize it's just the second part of the games and I can just transfer my Pokemon to B2W2 when I get the chance to do so. I've caught and bread many Pokemon in my White (especially my Eeveelution collection haha), as well as understood what Unova really is, we'll use that knowledge in the next game, so that way we'll know what's coming next as well as expect the new.

June 29th, 2012, 3:20 PM
I don't regret anything! I beat the Elite Four with all the Unova Pokemon, and don't really need to do it again, despite there being new formes. And I was working on my Dex, but never got around to finishing, so it won't hurt to start anew in B2W2. Plus it gives me a chance to have my shiny RNG'd Pokemon not go to waste. I can just trade them over to EV and for Dex purposes. No losses here. Besides, we knew we'd get a third game. Or two. lol

June 29th, 2012, 5:44 PM
"Do you regret putting time & effort into B/W?"

What kind of ridiculous question is that, Nica?

All the time that I've spent on my White game is absolutely worth it, as since I've got 2 DSes, I've got no problems with breeding any Pokémon that I want on my second go, then once B/W2 get released, I can simply send them over & have a hay day from there.

It's what I've done in the previous generations as well.

June 29th, 2012, 8:49 PM
The only thing I regret is transferring all of my Pokemon straightaway to my BW games so then I couldn't restart them D: They were just sitting there postgame for a while. :[ I also regret transferring all of my in game battling teams to my Black version when there really isn't anything to do postgame in BW (imo, battling). Because now I'm just going to have to transfer them all to one of my BW2 games so I can use them in the World Tournament :)

June 30th, 2012, 9:49 PM
I don't regret training up a bunch of Pokemon in the original B/W. I can always battle with them in the Battle Subway (or Random matchup, if that's available) until B2/W2 come. A few weeks or months before B2/W2 come, I'll be trading over new level 1 Pokemon based on my past breeding projects from B/W to B2/W2.

July 2nd, 2012, 5:11 AM
Nah, I had a lot of fun playing Black (and indeed, I'm still playing it, breeding some stuff for people and working on completing my dex), so I don't regret it at all, even though B2W2 (from what I've heard/seen) looks much better.

July 5th, 2012, 5:08 AM
Nah, I had a lot of fun playing Black (and indeed, I'm still playing it, breeding some stuff for people and working on completing my dex), so I don't regret it at all, even though B2W2 (from what I've heard/seen) looks much better.
This basically summarizes my feelings. :3 BW was a lot of fun and, although it had some down points like post-game appeal, I don't regret playing it at all. I've played it over and over just for the brilliant story haha. I don't actually know much about B2W2 at all (I'm trying not to spoil it for when I get it :3) but I've heard that breeding and shiny hunting are easier, which I actually find pretty disappointing. There's no challenge if they're made too easy and the Pokémon that are obtained as a result aren't going to be as unique and wonderful since there'll be tonnes of them :/ So this also makes me glad I did this stuff on BW rather than waiting for B2W2. :3

July 5th, 2012, 9:57 AM
I've never delved into the post-game, nor did I invest any time into trying to complete my Pokedex, so there's nothing for me to 'regret,' so to speak. But I certainly don't regret putting time into all my multiple playthroughs. I thoroughly enjoyed the games as a whole, and it was fun being able to be more familiar with all the new Unova Pokemon, the region and the characters that live there.

July 8th, 2012, 1:39 PM
No way. I can't think of a single reason why you should regret putting time and effort into one game just because another game is on it's way. If anything, there are a ton of more positive things about playing a game beforehand. You can easily prep for your planned teams, breed, and then trade them over.

July 8th, 2012, 1:45 PM
Yes! I put a LOT of effort into Pokemon Black; leveling up every single Pokemon to level 100, getting all Legendary Pokemon offered, going through events, etc etc. I must admit, I am completely satisfied with this game. Nice storyline. Admirable Quality. Legitt Pokemon. I've got to say, this game is my favorite right now and definitely beats previous Pokemon Main-series games. Yeah, I'm committed now.:cer_nod:

Ultimate Uchiha
July 8th, 2012, 8:45 PM
Not yet, but as soon as I get my hands on White 2 I will. I've spent over 300 hours on my White file and have over 400 Pokemon (462 to be exact) and when I by White 2 in October, I guarantee I won't even pick up White again.

Ω Ruby and α Sapphire
July 8th, 2012, 9:05 PM
Nope. I enjoyed every minute, 7740 of the infact, on Black. It was a great experience.

July 15th, 2012, 9:23 AM
I'm still putting time into the game and I don't regret it! It was a nice intro to the Pokemon world and I learned to love breeding, collecting, and stat raising. I think the only game I regret putting too much time into is WoW (6 years). I do hope that I am at least able to trade my Pokemon to BW2 (with the help of a friend) though..

July 15th, 2012, 10:33 AM
I believe there are some Pokémon not found in B2/W2; Bulbagarden, for example, currently has Tornadus and Thundurus listed as "Trade", meaning they can't be captured in B2/W2 or haven't been found yet by anyone. Since future gens. on future consoles will give a chance for those with only one DS a chance to import them to the newer game, I have to say I don't have any regrets at all. At least I can import the storm gods to the new system someday (once I have a Thundurus, but that's another topic as it can't be breeded).


July 21st, 2012, 1:00 PM
Guys i've just started white and i think i'll spend a lot of time whit it. Will in BW2 be possible to get old gen pokemons without importing them from B/W? If that's possible i won't need to import them to B/W but i'll catch them directly in the next game.

July 21st, 2012, 1:37 PM
I am also wondering about trading between B/W and B2/W2; it's like a time machine. If it can nonetheless be done, I'm doing it. LMAO And in that case, I'll breed Eggs in B/W to forward to my game in B2/W2. Unfortunately, I have one system, so I will be relying on help to import my initial Pokémon.

Then there's training a Lv.1 Pokémon on Route 1. That's...tricky. I'll have a Lv.11 starter by the time this is done. LMAO

Note that two of my Eggs will be other Unova starters from B/W; I acquired them recently. :)


Shiny Celebi
July 21st, 2012, 1:45 PM
No, of course not. I love Pokemon and Black and White was great. This was a great game with interesting Pokemon, characters and story, so I don't regret it at all. I'm really looking forward to BW2 after playing these games.

Golurks Were Meant to Fly
July 23rd, 2012, 8:57 PM
Definitely not. I never do competitive playing/breeding or post game for that matter, but the shiny hunting I did I don't regret. The games are so much fun, plus I prefer 1 in 8,1260 (or whatever the number is) shinies over the lower odds anyway. So no, no regrets! :D

I've caught and bread many Pokemon in my White
Did you make any toast? :P :D

July 24th, 2012, 1:54 PM
nope. all worth it, it was so fun.

July 24th, 2012, 3:43 PM
I wouldn't say I regret it, since I enjoyed playing through it immensely. From what I've seen about White 2, however, I know I'll enjoy it even more. I guess this is going to be the same case as Platinum/Pearl. I played through Pearl a lot, but Platinum is just SO MUCH BETTER. However, I still used Pearl to hold a LOT of Pokemon. White will probably take the role of Pearl, and... I'm babbling.

I don't regret putting in the time on White, but I know I won't be playing it as much as I will play White 2 :)

July 24th, 2012, 11:05 PM
Nope, definitely don't regret it :) I freakin loved playing pokemon black ^-^

July 24th, 2012, 11:09 PM
A little, to be honest, since I have the newest Black 2 and it is just so much more amazing and worth it in comparison... but I did love and still enjoy Black, so it doesn't feel like I lost too much.

July 24th, 2012, 11:32 PM
I never regretted putting time and effort into playing B/W. I loved it :) especially the story and characters. 5th Gen is my favorite generation for that reason - epic story and cool characters.

I'm looking forward to B2/W2 and I'm hoping my experience will be as great as when I played Black (which I still do).

July 24th, 2012, 11:37 PM
Im making my white version the pokemon collection. Im almost there 80% complete