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View Poll Results: Which Bike Did You Choose?
Acro 30 43.48%
Mach 39 56.52%
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Old June 9th, 2013 (7:38 AM). Edited June 9th, 2013 by SteveTaylor.
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    Acro. There's nothing cooler than bunny hopping all over the place.
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    Old June 9th, 2013 (11:06 AM).
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      I love the mach bike, especially for hatching eggs.
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      Old June 9th, 2013 (7:39 PM).
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        I honestly thought the Acro Bike was one of the coolest things about Hoenn... I used to just Bunny Hop and Wheelie all over the place for no reason
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        Old June 10th, 2013 (1:47 PM).
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          I would occasionally switch between both because each had a special "ability":
          -The Acro could bunny hop, which is useful to reach certain places, like in the Safari Zone.
          -The Mach was way faster & it gradually accelerates & decelerates, which is useful when crossing the weak spots in the floors of the tower where Rayquaza lurks.

          I usually go with the Mach Bike, because bikes were supposed to be alternatives for running shoes, right? The Acro isn't all that faster compared to the shoes, & I want speed to hatch my precious eggs
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          Old June 10th, 2013 (2:38 PM).
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          Mach Bike, finding out that Sapphire had it's own inbuilt Cyclist Road Time Trial was amazing fun to try and get the lowest time possible, that and it felt like I was flying at the speed of a bullet.. zooomm~~~~ Though I was a bit bad at handling it... those poor NPC's...
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          Old June 10th, 2013 (8:13 PM).
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            Mach. Arco wasn't needed.
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            Old June 10th, 2013 (11:58 PM).
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            I kept going back and switching bikes all the time, to suit my needs, but for some reason, I'd always pick the Mach Bike first xD

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            Old June 14th, 2013 (7:09 AM).
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              I chose the Acro bike first because you can do cool wheelis and bunny hops with it and for the mach bike it wasn´t needed for me because I didn´t hatch eggs I just wanted to play and also didn´t want to bump into someone every 2 seconds (I know the mach is necessary to catch Rayquaza but after that I switched back)
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              Old June 16th, 2013 (6:08 AM).
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                After single parts where I need Acro Bike, Mach Bike is just faster for exploring world.
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                Old June 19th, 2013 (5:23 PM).
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                Mach, for the purpose of later hatching Pokemon eggs. Now that I know what can be done with the other choice, though, I'll have to switch and check it out.
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                Old June 21st, 2013 (2:49 PM).
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                It depended on where my secret base was. But when that wasn't a variable I usually had the Mach Bike for traveling purposes. Also getting up those mudslides so you don't have to go through the grass etc etc. Though I did like the Acro Bike; it was always fun to hop around for a bit before getting on with the game haha.
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                Old June 21st, 2013 (8:34 PM).
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                  I obviously used both, but I have to say that I liked the Acro Bike more. Just easier to handle plus the hop feature was something you couldn't do on the previous games so I was happy for the switch up. Like when my cousin told me you'd be able to get a skateboard in one of them way before it came out. I was little and naive so I believed him...what a let down.
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                  Old June 21st, 2013 (10:58 PM).
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                    I chose the Acro bike first, but later on in the game, I switched to Mach for the speed.
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                    Old June 27th, 2013 (1:57 PM).
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                    The first time I walked into the Bike Shop in mobile, I was still new to Pokémon and had no clue what the names "Mach" or "Acro" said about the bike.

                    So I picked Acro because I thought it just sounded cooler. :P

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                    Old June 27th, 2013 (3:11 PM).
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                      I used the Mach Bike from when I first acquired it, and used it more often than the Acro Bike. The Acro Bike was good in it's own way, but I wanted a bike that was fast in speed.
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                      Old June 28th, 2013 (1:03 PM).
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                      Arco bike. Bunny hopping and wheelies in a pokemon game just blew away my 10 year old mind.
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                      Old June 29th, 2013 (12:16 AM).
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                        I liked Macho Bike the most because I used it everywhere in the game and it was very handy when I wanted to travel fast
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                        Old July 19th, 2013 (6:33 PM).
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                        I went Acro at first, I think. Mach was nice but it was a little too fast for me. :( Switched over later though!
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                        Old July 19th, 2013 (7:10 PM).
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                        The Mach Bike for me, I like it as it is faster then the Acro Bike where it starts off fast then goes slow and I don't like that. The Mach Bike is better at getting around corners and you need it to complete things in the game.

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                        Old July 20th, 2013 (9:52 AM).
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                          I got the Mach Bike. I really found no purpose for the Acro bike other than those trick things that you need to pass to get to other areas of the Safari Zone and things such as that. The Mach Bike just helped me get around so much faster, and while the Acro Bike was cool, the Mach Bike actually served a purpose....
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                          Old July 20th, 2013 (9:12 PM).
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                            I was all about speed when I was younger and chose the Mach bike. I loved breeding and used the VS seeker a lot so having the Mach definitely helped.
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                            Old July 22nd, 2013 (8:04 PM).
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                              Mach Bike just because I used it to hatch eggs and for the VS Seeker. Plus, there was a time-trial cycling road, nuff said.
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                              Old July 22nd, 2013 (8:08 PM).
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                                Acro, i liked bouncing around every where i went.
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                                Old July 25th, 2013 (6:32 AM).
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                                  I prefer Mach bike earlier in the game but after getting fly acro bike is good.
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                                  Old August 3rd, 2013 (3:03 AM).
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                                  I loved the Mach Bike better mainly because it was faster and I prefer it over the Acro Bike. Sure the Acro Bike could have let you go on those white ledge thingies but I never found going on any of them useful.
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