Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!

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Old March 1st, 2013 (4:32 AM).
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A pretty simple question, did you catch and use the Drifloon that appeared every Friday at Valley Windworks? Why or why not? Did it prove to be an asset or a liability to your team? How? In what ways? Discuss!

I did catch the Drifloon, but not for any special reasons. I didn't use it on my team because I usually already had a team planned, so I just caught it for the sake of catching it haha.
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Old March 1st, 2013 (4:55 AM).
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I did catch it, but I already had a Staravia on my team as my Flying-type. Drifblim is an alright Pokemon but it doesn't suit my battling style, so it's just rotting in my PC, never to see the light of day again.

Even funnier, I did not even know about this Drifloon until I watched an old Marriland video.
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Old March 1st, 2013 (6:32 AM).
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I did catch the Drifloon in my Diamond and catch it everytime I replay the 4th gen games. I've never used it though, cause I already have a team planned by then. So it stays in PC most of the time. It's pretty cute though, and Drifblim isn't bad of a Pokemon (Lacks in Defense though.) so maybe in my next Platinum run it I'll use it on my team as my Flying-type. It be fun to fly on a Blimp/Balloon Pokemon in real life. :3
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Old March 1st, 2013 (1:17 PM).
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    Sure I catch it - as a staged encounter, it's an easy opportunity to SR for a good nature and stats. And I use it in every playthrough, though I haven't taken one to the E4 yet. Drifblim is a pretty solid pokemon, with good typing, decent special attack, great HP and a gigantic movepool. It's definitely one of my Sinnoh favorites.
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    Old March 1st, 2013 (1:48 PM).
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    I have used it on a team before, yes. Prior to using it on a team, I caught it for the Dex plus I like to catch all the new Pokemon in a new generation. Anyway, when I did use it, I named mine Schpangly lmao and he was a great party member! I taught him Shadow Ball, Fly, Thunderbolt, and uhhh something else that I don't remember. n__n He's the only party member I remember from that particular team, if that tells you how useful he was. :P

    I agree with Arlo in that it's one of my favorite gen IV Pokemon also. I have a Drifloon plushie as well! His name is Floof. :D
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    I went back and caught it after I'd already beaten the Elite Four, just for dex filling purposes. It's actually a decent Pokemon (as I came to find when playing White 2), and while it wouldn't have found it's way on to my team in my first playthrough of Platinum, I could see myself using it in my party if I ever restart the game.
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    I actually didn't know Drifloon appeared there on Fridays even though of all the little hints here and there, until I checked my guidebook on a late Tuesday night :B. Even though I knew it was there waiting, from memory I didn't bother to go back and catch it mainly for the reasons I already had a planned team sorted out beforehand and at the time, I didn't really like Drifloon. But now I love the thing, it has the most adorable face and it's type combination is something that is unique and badass, so I might eventually go back and catch Drifloon and name it Fluffball. <3
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      I did catch one but did not use it in my playthrough because by the time I caught it. It was post main story in Pearl.
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        Old March 7th, 2013 (12:37 AM).
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        Yeah, I caught it, because I'm interested in OW Pokémon as they always have some little story to them =)
        I have never used it, though...
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        I have caught Drifloon in Valley Windworks, and I used it in battle for a moment until I boxed it in PC...
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          I caught it in Pearl, and I never used it. I only did it for the Pokédex.
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          Old March 7th, 2013 (5:41 AM).
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          I always catch it but, there are just better ghost types to use so I've never used it.
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          Old March 7th, 2013 (12:09 PM).
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          Well, I did catch it but then again I didn't use it because I already had a Staravia with me. It did look like a cool Pokemon though I have never used a ghost type Pokemon in any of my teams yet.
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          I've caught it and actually used it for a few gym fights. Most of time though, by the time I get to E4 anyway, it just ends up being used to fly everywhere XD
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          Old March 7th, 2013 (2:16 PM).
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          I caught it and used it quite often. It wasn't very strong, but it was so cute!
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          Old March 7th, 2013 (2:51 PM).
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            I caught it, but I didn't use it
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            I only caught the Windworks Drifloon for dex filler; I never actually used it.
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            Old March 7th, 2013 (8:50 PM).
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            I caught it. Who wouldn't? It's the only time and place where one can catch a Drifloon in the wild. I didn't use it though. I already had a team planned out and Drifloon wasn't part of it. Into the PC it went~
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            Old March 7th, 2013 (11:11 PM).
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              I caught it a few times but I don't remember using it much. At one point I might have had it in my team but it was probably one of the files that I ended up deleting.
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              Old March 8th, 2013 (12:06 AM).
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              I think i used it the very first time i played Diamond, and i think it was part of my team.
              I just now caught it on my Platinum, because I'm doing a challenge and need him
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              I've used it and evolved it on my third play through. In the end, the story mode isn't too big of a challenge (which is good because that way strategy failures like myself can still use whichever Pokemon they want), so there were no real issues. I like to keep my team varied and/or balance and she was a great addition. Plus battling Fighting type Pokemon was hilarious.
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              Plus battling Fighting type Pokemon was hilarious.
              Haha now that is true! I remember having quite some fun when battling Machops who only new normal and fighting moves. Even early battles with Pikachus were fun, since they only knew Slam and Quick-Attack as damaging moves
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              Old March 13th, 2013 (3:28 AM).
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              I caught it, but post game. At first I had no idea you could get one on Friday or whatever.
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              Old March 13th, 2013 (2:22 PM).
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                I always caught it but never used it. I plan on using it in my team whenever I get around to buying a used Diamond Version, though.
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