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

TrollandToad.com
View Poll Results: Have you ever purchased or used a strategy guide?
Yes 7 46.67%
No, do not plan to, either 6 40.00%
No, but plan to do so in the future 2 13.33%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old June 3rd, 2013 (3:23 PM).
Roychu Roychu is offline
     
    Join Date: Jul 2012
    Gender: Male
    Posts: 25
    I've been wondering, have anyone really every bought\used a guide?
    I'm not talking about a walkthrough. I'm pretty sure I've used walkthroughs when I was younger.
    I'm taking about a strategy guide.
    Such as-
    http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Prima's_Official_Strategy_Guides
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518Wvgg-bUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
    http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/n05_0430_emeraldguide.jpg
    http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y309/chalzferdin/Craigslist/PokemonGoldandSilver.jpg

    I've never even heard or seen these until today browsing through youtube.
    I think I might buy one, not necessarily a current one, but just for the sake of having one and looking through it.
    In fact, you know what, I just might buy a current one, since I don't even know all the Gen IV and Gen V pokemon yet, and haven't fully played through these (yet).

    Anyway, what do you guys think of these?
    Waste of money? Memorabilia? Useful?
    __________________
    My name's Roy. I l-o-v-e the Red Hot Chili Peppers. (Ask me about my collection!)
    You can message me any time you'd like, about anythig you'd like =)
    If you'd like to add me on facebook, let me know.
    My Heart Gold FC - 0262 1253 3957

    I admin a pokemon-based page on facebook - facebook.com/PkmnUltimateGold

    My Welcome Lounge thread - http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=7685453#post7685453
    Reply With Quote

    Relevant Advertising!

      #2    
    Old June 3rd, 2013 (4:07 PM).
    T!M T!M is offline
    Four Category MoTY (VG) Winner
    • Silver Tier
     
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Georgia, United States
    Age: 25
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Serious
    Posts: 1,422
    Long ago, back in 2002 I had a Yellow Version Strategy guide, later when Ruby and Sapphire were out, I bought a R/S Primo Strategy Guide. That was the last one though.
    __________________
    T!M
    Reply With Quote
      #3    
    Old June 3rd, 2013 (10:04 PM).
    Brendino's Avatar
    Brendino Brendino is offline
    • Moderator
    • Crystal Tier
    • Social Media
     
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Nature: Quiet
    Posts: 7,378
    When I was younger, I was tempted to get one of those guides for Pokemon Gold when I first got it, but just never got around to it. Sure, I bet there were a few things that I struggled on or didn't quite know about at the time, but I still managed to get through the entire game just fine without one. And by the time that Ruby/Sapphire came out, I had easy access to the internet, so I never even considered getting one of those guides at that point.

    Having the guides as collector's items does intrigue me a little bit more, though, and makes me wish I would've thought about their value outside of just helping you through the game.
    __________________
    If I leave here tomorrow...           
      would you still remember me?
    Reply With Quote
      #4    
    Old June 3rd, 2013 (10:08 PM).
    Hikamaru's Avatar
    Hikamaru Hikamaru is online now
    the tomboyish mermaid
    • Platinum Tier
    • EOEvent Organizer
     
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: Australia
    Age: 24
    Gender: Female
    Nature: Quirky
    Posts: 49,157
    I did use a strategy guide for Ruby & Sapphire (and later Emerald) so far, but that's only one I ever used outside of walkthroughs on the internet. For my 4th and 5th Generation games I resorted to walkthroughs and guides on the internet, Marriland was probably my fave since he provides really accurate information and then there's always his videos I could watch if I was stuck somewhere.

    So yeah, I guess you can say I'm the person who uses guides when playing Pokemon games.
    __________________
    DOCTRINA

    "Knowledge is Power."
    TumblrPairTwitterWTP
    Reply With Quote
      #5    
    Old June 3rd, 2013 (11:49 PM).
    Eruption's Avatar
    Eruption Eruption is offline
    • Gold Tier
     
    Join Date: May 2006
    Location: North East England
    Age: 21
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Relaxed
    Posts: 6,317
    I had one that wasn't for a specific game, but it had a pokedex with the game locations of each pokemon in all of the gen 3 games and colosseum/xd. I used it occasionally for the locations but it was mainly just there for collection purposes. I wouldn't buy the same thing now thanks to the ease of finding that out on bulbapedia.

    I also had one for battle revolution and I can't think of any reason why, it might be the pokemon game were you need the least strategy. I don't think I used it at all, but at least it looked nice.

    I'm never planning to buy one again, their existence is no longer necessary.
    Reply With Quote
      #6    
    Old June 4th, 2013 (12:19 AM).
    Astinus's Avatar
    Astinus Astinus is offline
    Remember NovEnder
    • EOEvent Organizer
     
    Join Date: May 2006
    Location: Connecticut, USA
    Age: 30
    Gender: Male
    Posts: 10,002
    I have nearly an entire shelf of Prima strategy guides for Pokemon games. Mostly because when I was playing the games when they first came out, the Internet wasn't as readily accessible as it is now and it tied up phone lines, so any information had to be looked up in a book. I used those Prima guides so much they fell apart, which isn't that much of a surprise. Especially Crystal and FireRed/LeafGreen. (I had both Prima and Nintendo guides for those games, because the Nintendo one didn't list wild Pokemon locations. Helpful.)

    These days, though, the information can be found online. Plus, I tend to play video games a lot more at home, so if I need information about anything or a walkthrough, I can just look it up at the computer. I might still buy one for X/Y, if only because I'll be playing that game at work, where Internet access is a big no-no.

    I will say, though, that I am glad I got the limited edition hardcover strategy guide for Black/White when they first came out. It's just a real nice-looking book, and it looks good on the shelf.
    __________________
    Now nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody speaks my name
    I'm just another blister in the mouth of shame
    A bug in Ender's Game

    Reply With Quote
      #7    
    Old June 4th, 2013 (12:35 AM).
    Altair's Avatar
    Altair Altair is offline
    Willpower
       
      Join Date: Feb 2013
      Location: Sydney
      Age: 22
      Gender: Male
      Nature: Quiet
      Posts: 579
      I remember using a Firered/Leafgreen guide while playing Firered version, it was very useful actually, I might even buy one for X & Y. I also had a 'Pocket' PokeDex, which was a small book that showed data on all Pokemon up to the 3rd Gen. Movesets, Egg moves, Stats, etc...
      Reply With Quote
        #8    
      Old June 4th, 2013 (1:31 AM).
      Kikaito plush's Avatar
      Kikaito plush Kikaito plush is offline
      Angeline plushxKikaito plush
         
        Join Date: Dec 2009
        Location: plushies resort
        Age: 25
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Naughty
        Posts: 5,340
        I have a pokemon Snap guide that I only needed to help unlock Rainbow cloud course. I think I have a pokemon Yellow guide that I never used though. A pokemon Colosseum guide as well, and a pokemon Crystal guide that is really in a bad way.
        Reply With Quote
          #9    
        Old June 4th, 2013 (6:13 AM).
        Amore's Avatar
        Amore Amore is offline
        • Gold Tier
         
        Join Date: Aug 2009
        Age: 22
        Posts: 3,881
        I've never bought one...considered it, perhaps for HgSs because it probably has nice pictures. But the thing is I'd never use it when I first got a game, because much as I hate missing out on a cool pokémon / item, I much prefer to just struggle through the game on my own a couple of times, then check Bulbapedia. (Part of my problem with BW is it's just too easy, I never had to look up anything).
        __________________
        "I am Aron Man"
        Reply With Quote
          #10    
        Old June 4th, 2013 (8:41 AM).
        Olli's Avatar
        Olli Olli is offline
        I am still bathing in a summer's afterglow
        • Silver Tier
         
        Join Date: Aug 2010
        Location: Skyloft
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Quiet
        Posts: 2,613
        Never, unless you count Bulbapedia as a strategy guide :p I never even knew of the existence of those kind of books, and they're kinda redundant with so many online websites covering the information we need. I've used maps before to get through caves because I was lazy or got stuck (or didn't care to get flash), and I've used Bulbapedia to find the location of certain Pokemon in certain games, but that's about it.
        __________________
        Not removing this from my signature!

        Reply With Quote
          #11    
        Old June 4th, 2013 (9:35 AM).
        Amore's Avatar
        Amore Amore is offline
        • Gold Tier
         
        Join Date: Aug 2009
        Age: 22
        Posts: 3,881
        I've just looked and "Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver : The Official Pokemon Johto Guide & Johto Pokedex" is going for £40+ on Amazon! Is this genuinely what they sell for? Definitely never getting one, £40 could buy me 4 music albums, or many other things.
        __________________
        "I am Aron Man"
        Reply With Quote
          #12    
        Old June 4th, 2013 (9:42 AM).
        Ephemeral Euphoria's Avatar
        Ephemeral Euphoria Ephemeral Euphoria is offline
           
          Join Date: Dec 2009
          Age: 24
          Gender: Male
          Posts: 3,818
          I used them before back when I wasn't as confident in myself. The last time I used one though was in 2007 when I was still playing Diamond.
          Reply With Quote
            #13    
          Old June 4th, 2013 (10:24 AM).
          Gengar's Shadow's Avatar
          Gengar's Shadow Gengar's Shadow is offline
          ...
             
            Join Date: Apr 2013
            Gender: Male
            Nature: Calm
            Posts: 61
            Never bought one. If I'm looking for a certain Pokemon or item I just google it.
            __________________
            4699-6244-8726
            Reply With Quote
              #14    
            Old June 4th, 2013 (10:54 AM).
            ✯Shigeru✯'s Avatar
            ✯Shigeru✯ ✯Shigeru✯ is offline
            I Dropped The Lift Key...
               
              Join Date: May 2013
              Location: Deerfield Beach,FL
              Age: 24
              Gender: Male
              Nature: Impish
              Posts: 47
              I'd rather wander into the unknown and play a game without a guide. I rarely get stuck in Pokemon games and when I do, I eventually find my way. I've never bought one and have never been tempted to.
              __________________
              I ♥ Symmetry

              Reply With Quote
                #15    
              Old June 4th, 2013 (2:04 PM).
              Roychu Roychu is offline
                 
                Join Date: Jul 2012
                Gender: Male
                Posts: 25
                omg I can't believe people actually participate in my first actually thread on the forums :DD
                __________________
                My name's Roy. I l-o-v-e the Red Hot Chili Peppers. (Ask me about my collection!)
                You can message me any time you'd like, about anythig you'd like =)
                If you'd like to add me on facebook, let me know.
                My Heart Gold FC - 0262 1253 3957

                I admin a pokemon-based page on facebook - facebook.com/PkmnUltimateGold

                My Welcome Lounge thread - http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=7685453#post7685453
                Reply With Quote
                  #16    
                Old June 4th, 2013 (10:52 PM).
                Satoshi Ookami's Avatar
                Satoshi Ookami Satoshi Ookami is offline
                Memento Mori
                • Gold Tier
                 
                Join Date: Jul 2008
                Location: Abyss of Time, Great Seal
                Age: 25
                Gender: Male
                Nature: Calm
                Posts: 14,497
                Never even knew something like this existed :D
                __________________
                ROM hacking FAQ - Read before asking how to play a hack.

                Anime List | PSN Trophy List
                Reply With Quote
                  #17    
                Old June 5th, 2013 (12:23 AM).
                Seki Seki is offline
                   
                  Join Date: Oct 2010
                  Age: 20
                  Gender: Male
                  Posts: 1,963
                  Nope, how do they look like anyway?

                  Even if I need someone to help, I always ask my friends for help. Or simply google.
                  Reply With Quote
                    #18    
                  Old June 5th, 2013 (12:26 AM).
                  CliCliW's Avatar
                  CliCliW CliCliW is offline
                  I have a Ph.D in Horribleness.
                     
                    Join Date: Dec 2012
                    Location: Ireland
                    Age: 24
                    Gender: Female
                    Nature: Bashful
                    Posts: 437
                    I can remember when I first got Gold Silver and Crystal way back on my Game Boy (yes, I was a spoilt kiddy) I got the G/S and the Crystal guidebooks.. The extent that I used them to I can't say.

                    I had one for PMD Red Rescue Team too and in spite of that I still never finished the entire game post story and all... *fail*

                    To those wondering what they look like - the black and white one is on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Pokemon-Black-Version-White-Official/dp/0307890600
                    Reply With Quote
                    Reply

                    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 1:28 AM.