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Old February 14th, 2013 (5:01 PM). Edited February 14th, 2013 by The Sword Emperor.
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    Recently, I decided to get back into playing Pokemon. However, I haven't played a Pokemon game in years. I left off at Generation III, having played Red, Silver, Sapphire, and LeafGreen. Since then, another two generations have come, and the sixth generation is on our doorsteps. Beside that, there have been numerous spin-offs, some of dubious quality, and some I hear good things about.

    I would like some guidance on which games I should play at this juncture. I played LeafGreen again recently, but it was not as good as I recall. I'm sure that's partly because I've played it twice before (including the Gen I version). However, I imagine the game's age played a large part: I kept comparing it to later generation games that I would read about, which sounded more enticing, and to other games I have played since I was first exposed to LeafGreen so many years ago.

    What would you recommend I do? I could play Platinum and hit all the main generation games up through X/Y. Or I could just wait and play X/Y when it comes out. Or play only select games.

    I have a couple concerns. First, the story in the games I have played was serviceable, but not spectacular. I am concerned that, like with LeafGreen, all of the Pokemon games' stories are just vehicles for the combat.

    Second, I know the mechanics do not change much between the games; or at least that is what I assume. If I play one of the later generation games, will I notice a significant difference in gameplay from LeafGreen?

    In general, I'm concerned that the games will be an example of "Once you've played one, you've played them all".

    Beside that, are there any side-games you would recommend I play?

    P.S. I thought I had already created this thread, but I guess there was a system error or a mistake. I can't find any record of it.

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      I would definitely recommend Black/White (and Black 2/White 2 if you enjoy BW). It has a lot of the familiarity of the early Pokemon games, but also manages to pull off a sense of playing something brand new. BW does only have Gen 5 Pokemon until you beat the story, which is off putting to some people, but personally I think it enhances the experience. It kind of remedies the "once you've played one, you've played them all" problem you mentioned. BW also has a much more in depth story than all the Pokemon games preceding it.

      BW2 are direct sequels to BW, so I'd definitely suggest playing BW first.

      Platinum is nice, along with Diamond and Pearl, but they're a little sluggish, and I'd probably consider Plat one of the most difficult Pokemon games. It takes a bit of patience. Plat might not be the best game to pick up right away, but if you do get back into playing Pokemon games and want to give Gen 4 a shot I'd recommend it.
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        I agree with what iLike2EatPiez said. And about the spinoff games, I'd definitely recommend the Mystery Dungeon series if you're into storyline, especially the second games (I suggest Explorers of Sky). It doesn't require any knowledge of the first set of games.

        For some interesting (and fun, in my opinion) gameplay, maybe try out the Ranger games (Shadows of Almia and Guardian Signs vastly improve on the first, but they do sorta build upon each other). They also have their own unique plots.
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          We're in the same boat. I just started to play again. Well, obviously, all Pokemon games are a bit repetitive, You catch Pokemon, battle and train them. And you do the plot. It really depends on how much you are into Pokemon. I would suggest you to follow my path. I am playing side-games that are different, so once I start playing main Pokemon games, it feels like I am playing fresh new games. Or something like that, lol. (You can see more abt that on the page before where I had similar questions)

          You should try Pokemon Ranger. I am playing it for the first time right now (Shadows of Almia), and I don't have any complaints.

          Pokemon mystery dungeon is great. I would recommend playing new generation, (Explorers of Darkness/Time/Sky, I have Explorers of Darkness which I am going to play after I finish the Pokemon Ranger.

          Pokemon conquest, and other spin-off games look pretty good too.

          After that you can continue with main Pokemon games. Try Emerald. It's Sapphire extended. It was my first game and I loved it. Try Platinum too, I only played it for few minutes on pc, then decided to wait till I get the console. The feeling is completely different in my opinion. etc.
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          Old February 16th, 2013 (10:56 AM). Edited February 16th, 2013 by Dragooncroft.
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            So I have been playing pokemon stadium 2 for over 10 years now, and my team is fair (don't get me wrong) but I really want all my pokemon so be shiny. I also want to manipulate happiness so I can make my Eevee evolve into an Umbreon and I want to change the stats of my pokemon to their maximum ability. I have pokemon silver and play it from the gameboy tower because my gameboy color is broken. I looked up Action replay and gameshark but there doesn't seem to be any code for shinies, and pokemon changes (i.e. make your level 20 eevee a level 50 umbreon). Can someone help? Thanks!

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            To change a pokemon to another (or it's evolved form)
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            Shiny pokemon (especially)

            Thank you so much! :D
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              When are you able to access the special stages on dream radar
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              When are you able to access the special stages on dream radar
              To access the Tornadus stage, you need 400 orbs, Thundurus, 1400 and Landorus, 3000. You can play special stages if you have a Gen IV game inserted, where to get the mascot of that game. There are also some hidden ones with the codes for here.
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              Old February 25th, 2013 (11:21 AM).
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                I have been trying to get a shiny ever since I heard about them. Is there a way to increase the chance of finding a shiny without using codes? Maybe a glitch? I have never caught or even seen a shiny (besides the obvious ones). I really want one.
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                Old February 25th, 2013 (7:36 PM). Edited March 16th, 2013 by tabor62.
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                There are a few ways to increase your chances of finding shiny Pokemon. In Gen IV, you can use the PokeRadar to chain Pokemon. Chain up to 40 of the same Pokemon without it breaking and you'll have a 1/200 (or 0.5%) chance to find a sparkling patch where a shiny Pokemon will be found.

                In both Gen IV & V, you can use the Masuda Method to increase your chances to 1/1639 (0.06%) in Gen IV and 1/1366 (0.07%) in Gen V. In order to use the Masuda Method, you must breed a Pokemon from your game and a Pokemon from a different country together (Japanese Pokemon are the easiest to figure out of course).

                In Black 2 and White 2 however, you can receive the item "Shiny Charm" if you complete the National Pokedex. This increases the chance of encountering or hatching a shiny Pokemon from 1/8192 (0.01%) to 1/2,731 (0.03%). If used in conjunction with the Masuda Method, it will be increased even further to 1/1024 (0.09%).

                Though the easiest way to find a shiny is to RNG one. Doing it correctly will yield a shiny Pokemon every time. However it can be quite complex and isn't for everyone (and no, it isn't cheating). Trade Corner has a guide for basic RNGing and can be found here.

                I hope this wasn't too confusing.
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                  I have a question about breeding/hatching eggs. I've only done it once via the day care as a try it & see what happens thing with a couple deerlings. Is there another way to do it? I'm assuming the have to be 2 of the same pokemon just male & female? Anything else I should know?
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                  I have a question about breeding/hatching eggs. I've only done it once via the day care as a try it & see what happens thing with a couple deerlings. Is there another way to do it? I'm assuming the have to be 2 of the same pokemon just male & female? Anything else I should know?
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                  Both parents (1 male, 1 female) must also be in the same "Egg group" to produce an egg. Here's a list on Egg groups. In your case, Deerling is in the Field egg group, so it can breed with any Pokémon in that group.

                  Also, if both Pokémon have different Trainer IDs, then the odds of finding an egg are greater.
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                  I have a question about breeding/hatching eggs. I've only done it once via the day care as a try it & see what happens thing with a couple deerlings. Is there another way to do it? I'm assuming the have to be 2 of the same pokemon just male & female? Anything else I should know?
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                  The Pokémon only have to be in the same egg group and opposite genders. The egg will be of the female. You can also use Ditto as any Pokémon.
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                  You can also breed Pokemon with Ditto, even genderless things like Beldum and Magnemite. However it can't breed with legendaries, except for Manaphy (you'll get a Phione).

                  To add to what PlatinumDude said, the species that you want to get needs to be from the line you're breeding. You want Deerling, so if you bred it with something else from the Field Egg Group, the Deerling would need to be the female of the couple. This is how many egg moves are obtained as well. :)
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                    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon : Explorers of Sky Question -

                    When I deleted Desmume and changed to a new version, I played Sky again but with a new game. Now the save doesn't work and it says Save File deleted.( On the first time I played PMD Sky I had the same problem on the guild but I forgot how i did that. )
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                    Sounds like an emulator problem, so try asking in emulation. This thread is for help within the game itself.
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                      It makes more sense now I think. I haven't tried bred anything since I bred those two Deerlings a while back in White/Black. I'll have to look into this egg group thing & experiment.

                      Just realized in Black 2 you don't get to the day care so you can breed pokemon until after pokemon league. And I'm only on castelia city. Blah. Gives me plenty of time to obtain the pokemon I want to try to breed I suppose. Boo.
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                      Pokemon Mystery Dungeon : Explorers of Sky Question -

                      When I deleted Desmume and changed to a new version, I played Sky again but with a new game. Now the save doesn't work and it says Save File deleted.( On the first time I played PMD Sky I had the same problem on the guild but I forgot how i did that. )
                      Can you be specific which versions have you used?
                      Which one was the deleted and which one you use now?
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                        Hi everyone.
                        I have the game which is like brand new, Pokemon Battle Revolution for Wii but my Wii stopped working right after I got the game and I never had any chance to play it. The case is in Italian, and I guess so must be the game, but I want to give it to a friend as a gift.

                        Beforehand, I wanted to know, from any of you who might have played the game, can you change the language of this game in your Wii even if it's not in English?
                        I'd really appreciate it.

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                        I don't even think you'd be able to play the game if the region of the Wii and the game itself are different. The Wii is region locked. So your Italian PBR won't work on your, I assume, Amercan Wii and there's no way to change the language. Sorry. :(
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                          I don't even think you'd be able to play the game if the region of the Wii and the game itself are different. The Wii is region locked. So your Italian PBR won't work on your, I assume, Amercan Wii and there's no way to change the language. Sorry.
                          The Wii is PAL and so is the Pokemon Game, but I am just unsure of whether I'm able to change the language or not, since the case of the game is in Italian but I've never played it myself....
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                          The Wii is PAL and so is the Pokemon Game, but I am just unsure of whether I'm able to change the language or not, since the case of the game is in Italian but I've never played it myself....
                          I just checked as there isn't a change language option.
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                            I just checked as there isn't a change language option.
                            Ahwww shoot ...
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                              In Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness, what level should my pokemon be for mount battle area 10?
                              What strategies should I use to defeat the leader?
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                              In Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness, what level should my pokemon be for mount battle area 10?
                              What strategies should I use to defeat the leader?
                              Well the Pokémon are around level 60-70, so you'd want to be around there.

                              It'll be easiest if your Pokémon are stronger, I'd say hit hard and fast, because their team is made up of almost all hard hitters.
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                                I need help with something. I finally went through the whole Pokemon Ranger Shadows of Almia. I did all the missions, captured all Pokemon. Now I downloaded and played missions with Dialga and Palkia...now what? D: Why can't I get all the other missions, four of them. How do I obtain them?
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