Pokémon Gaming Central For topics that aren't necessarily restricted to one game, Pokémon Gaming Central ranges from comparing and contrasting the differences in the gaming generations to discussing the gaming franchise as a whole.
Sort Threads: Spinoff Central | Pokkén

Thread Tools
Old January 26th, 2013 (1:18 PM).
Meganium's Avatar
Meganium Meganium is offline
git gud or get r e k t
  • Crystal Tier
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Galveston, TX
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Nature: Brave
Posts: 17,052
If I have a special Pokemon like a shiny or a Pokemon that I can't seem to lose, then the save file is pretty much permanent and well..I can just buy a new game. xD No need to lose precious Pokemon! I only restart when I don't have Pokemon that need to be saved. lol

Like my White save, I can't risk overwriting it. I have a shiny Sceptile, seven of the eight Eeveelutions, and a Meganium I got from a trade. I'll get Black or another White game, that's it. :P

discord ~ blog ~ steam ~ daily
I got soul but I'm not a soldier.
Reply With Quote

Relevant Advertising!

Old January 26th, 2013 (3:44 PM).
François's Avatar
François François is offline
  • Gold Tier
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Batisques
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Serious
Posts: 396
When I first started playing Pokémon, at a point I had six members on my team and went on to catch a seventh pokémon that I really wanted. Upon being told it had been transferred to "Someone's PC", I panicked, wondering if I would have to go through the entire region to find this person's PC. Failing to notice how illogical my pokémon being transferred to a randomer's computer would be, I restarted the game. :(

Haven't done it since, as I adore the post-game stuff and would hate to lose everything I've collected.
Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2013 (4:29 PM).
ShadowMew23's Avatar
ShadowMew23 ShadowMew23 is offline
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Temple, TX
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Quiet
    Posts: 4
    I usually restart after a certain point. I save some of the stuff I have obtained (like if I am lucky and have a shiny or an event) I try to save it but other than that I generally restart after defeating the Elite 4 a few times.
    Reply With Quote
    Old January 26th, 2013 (9:03 PM).
    WolfsbaneCharm52's Avatar
    WolfsbaneCharm52 WolfsbaneCharm52 is offline
      Join Date: Aug 2011
      Gender: Male
      Posts: 51
      Like a few other people, I restart my games and keep a collection of pokemon on 'home cartridges'. I typically get a team of 6 pokemon to level 100, swap them over, and start the game again later.
      Reply With Quote
      Old January 26th, 2013 (9:03 PM).
      Synerjee's Avatar
      Synerjee Synerjee is offline
      Atra du evarinya ono varda.
      • Crystal Tier
      Join Date: Oct 2012
      Location: Everywhere and anywhere.
      Nature: Quiet
      Posts: 2,915
      I don't restart my games much. Well, since I play most of my games after DPPt on an emulator on my laptop, there are save states and load states which enable me to save more than one game on each respective version, so I don't have any reason to restart. I usually have attachments to my Pokemon on each game, so restarting kinda hurts. I only restart if the starter I chose didn't live up to my expectations or if I didn't like my team.
      Reply With Quote
      Old January 26th, 2013 (9:05 PM).
      Zero°'s Avatar
      Zero° Zero° is offline
      Mirai Nikki
      • Gold Tier
      Join Date: Nov 2008
      Location: Florida
      Age: 22
      Gender: Male
      Nature: Relaxed
      Posts: 1,293
      It's just a game lol, I restart all the time because I get bored and so I can collect all the badges and see the in-game events again.
      Reply With Quote
      Old January 27th, 2013 (9:54 AM).
      Boilurn's Avatar
      Boilurn Boilurn is offline
      Scald Pokémon
        Join Date: Nov 2012
        Location: Route 49
        Nature: Mild
        Posts: 612
        It's a real shame that to create a new profile you either have to restart and go through the story again or waste some of your cash to buy a copy. Anyway, I do tend to restart quite often, but really only if I feel the need to play a different Pokemon. Trading isn't my interest.
        Boilurn, the Scald Pokemon and the evolved form of Hottle. It can burn the holder by the lightest of touches when it boils. It can boil 3 gallons of water in one minute.
        Reply With Quote
        Old January 27th, 2013 (10:06 AM).
        RedWing's Avatar
        RedWing RedWing is offline
        Pokemon Capture Specialist
          Join Date: Jan 2013
          Location: Florida
          Age: 23
          Gender: Male
          Nature: Bold
          Posts: 146
          My policy on restarting is simple:

          >Before restarting, all legendaries must be caught.
          >All Pokemon must be transferred that hold any sentimental value.

          That's basically it. I never develop a "bond" with my files, just the Pokemon, and I end up transferring those so that I can keep them instead of losing them.

          Reply With Quote
          Old January 27th, 2013 (10:27 AM).
          Skylands's Avatar
          Skylands Skylands is offline
            Join Date: Jul 2009
            Location: Amurica
            Age: 23
            Gender: Female
            Nature: Calm
            Posts: 112
            Restarting a Pokémon game file is pretty difficult for me to do. I feel like I've invested alot of time into my games and that it would all go to waste if I start over.
            Reply With Quote
            Old January 27th, 2013 (10:29 AM).
            Evil Stud Muffin's Avatar
            Evil Stud Muffin Evil Stud Muffin is offline
            I like kitties
            • Silver Tier
            Join Date: Jan 2013
            Age: 24
            Gender: Male
            Nature: Lax
            Posts: 2,741
            It's pretty easy to do so, especially if you screwed up on your starter choice, or failed to catch a legendary. Only issue would be the event legendaries, and thankfully I had none up till now.

            #328 Trapinch
            Supporter Collab January 2015
            Doctor Who Fan Club

            Reply With Quote
            Old January 27th, 2013 (2:19 PM).
            Jim Boob's Avatar
            Jim Boob Jim Boob is offline
            Freelance Mapper
              Join Date: Jan 2013
              Gender: Male
              Posts: 30
              Unless I am playing emerald and have access to the battle frontier, I restart and change the starters to make it more interesting, beldum was a nice starter and so was larvitar.
              Happy to help mapping & scripting.
              My Maps -
              Deviant art
              Reply With Quote
              Old January 27th, 2013 (2:39 PM).
              Itstoppedatumbreon's Avatar
              Itstoppedatumbreon Itstoppedatumbreon is offline
              Destroying Zubats since 1996
                Join Date: Jul 2010
                Location: Behind my Keyboard
                Gender: Male
                Nature: Jolly
                Posts: 266
                I used to never restart, but i decied to trade my pokemon to a different game, to keep them so i could restart. The sole exception is Diamond. Im not losing my completed regional dex!
                Reply With Quote
                Old January 28th, 2013 (8:57 AM).
                mozartm99's Avatar
                mozartm99 mozartm99 is offline
                  Join Date: Dec 2012
                  Location: Mars
                  Nature: Lax
                  Posts: 200
                  I restart all the time. I never really go for the national dex, so that isn't a problem. And the team I have can be re-made.
                  Demons run when a good man goes to war,
                  night will fall and drown the sun
                  when a good man goes to war
                  Friendship dies and true love lies
                  Night will fall and dark will rise
                  when a good man goes to war
                  Demons run, but count the cost
                  the battle's won, but the child is lost.
                  Reply With Quote
                  Old January 28th, 2013 (2:16 PM).
                  Firox's Avatar
                  Firox Firox is offline
                  eepz, come help pwease!
                  • Gold Tier
                  Join Date: May 2012
                  Location: Seattle, WA
                  Age: 32
                  Gender: Male
                  Nature: Gentle
                  Posts: 2,430
                  Normally I won't restart, instead I'll just buy another copy of the game.

                  I did make an exception when my grandma bought me Pokemon White. I restarted my Black2 game after defeating Elite 4. I just wanted to play White game with both Snivy and Oshawott in the same team - and as I could trade I traded Oshawott with some random Pokemon (I think it was a Patrat or Lilipup).

                  Restarted Black2 again, and now I"m equal on both games (got the 5th badge).

                  After this I will just buy another copy of Black2 or White instead of restarting. So to answer question:

                  Restarting? No.
                  I ♥ Fire Foxes and Cats!! - art drawn by do-it-yourself (claims no credit)
                  instead of 'Catch 'em All' for me would be "gotta Pet 'Em All"
                  check out my sketches and art: Firox-Fox - my Discord: Firox#0363
                  Reply With Quote
                  Old January 28th, 2013 (2:42 PM).
                  Vei's Avatar
                  Vei Vei is offline
                    Join Date: Jan 2013
                    Age: 21
                    Gender: Male
                    Posts: 11
                    I do enjoy collecting, and sometimes trading. But I restart my game, pretty much right after I beat the game, lol. I usually enjoy raising my Pokemon the first time, so to be able to do it again is great.
                    Reply With Quote
                    Old January 28th, 2013 (5:40 PM).
                    Killjoy's Avatar
                    Killjoy Killjoy is offline
                    "He was a laser fish."
                      Join Date: Oct 2011
                      Location: Brandon, MB. Canada
                      Gender: Male
                      Nature: Quiet
                      Posts: 584
                      I restart one of my games every few weeks. I can't imagine buying a game, only to do one play through and then toss it into the pile never to be seen again

                      I just restarted HG again yesterday
                      Reply With Quote
                      Old January 28th, 2013 (6:52 PM).
                      Cerberus87's Avatar
                      Cerberus87 Cerberus87 is offline
                      Mega Houndoom, baby!
                        Join Date: Jul 2012
                        Location: Dream World
                        Age: 30
                        Gender: Male
                        Nature: Lonely
                        Posts: 1,671
                        Back on the days of GSC, I never restarted because of the following...

                        Pokémon Stadium 2 had a feature called N64 Boxes where you could store your Pokémon from all games released up to that point. This allowed you to transfer Pokémon to the N64 cartridge and retrieve them later when you restarted the game. However, in the case of GSC, there was a catch: you could only retrieve Pokémon with different IDs after having at least 100 Pokémon caught in the Pokédex. Since I was lazy and didn't want to catch a large amount of Pokémon, I decided against restarting, so I kept my Gold save which had 999+ hours, plus several L100 Pokémon and a few shinies. I never restarted that game.

                        The later Pokémon games I only played on emulators so I didn't have the same sense of attachment, despite having caught a shiny Roselia in Platinum. The only really valuable Pokémon that can be lost in a restart are shinies, the rest (competitive Pokémon with perfect IVs for example) you can get back with the long route (RNG) or the short route (PokéGen).

                        Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, the day Pokémon pulled a Dallas and jumped the shark.
                        Reply With Quote
                        Old January 28th, 2013 (7:10 PM).
                        Bounsweet's Avatar
                        Bounsweet Bounsweet is offline
                        Fruit Pokémon
                          Join Date: Oct 2007
                          Posts: 2,106
                          I restart all the time! Pokemon has really high replay value to me so I find myself restarting different games a couple times a year. Sometimes I restart more than one at the same time - right now I'm playing through Ruby Version and Platinum Version, and I'm still doing some post-story stuff in White 2.
                          Reply With Quote
                          Old January 29th, 2013 (9:51 AM).
                          Letham's Avatar
                          Letham Letham is offline
                          Pokemon Training Specialist
                            Join Date: Oct 2012
                            Location: Littleroot Town, Hoenn
                            Gender: Male
                            Nature: Bashful
                            Posts: 46
                            Originally Posted by Skylands View Post
                            Restarting a Pokémon game file is pretty difficult for me to do. I feel like I've invested alot of time into my games and that it would all go to waste if I start over.
                            Agree with this 100%. The only game I've restarted was Diamond because I really did want a fresh start as I felt I hadn't put enough effort into my first playthrough. I still have my original Blue and Gold save files which will never be restarted same as my Crystal, Sapphire and Black save files which I treasure.
                            Reply With Quote

                            Quick Reply

                            Join the conversation!

                            Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

                            Create a PokéCommunity Account

                            Sponsored Links
                            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

                            Forum Jump

                            All times are GMT -8. The time now is 6:18 PM.