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Old February 9th, 2019 (11:27 AM).
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Do you buy both versions, or one? If you buy both, what's your reasoning?
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Old February 9th, 2019 (12:23 PM).
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    I buy one simply because it’s a waste of $$$ to buy the rest. If you’re too lazy to trade, you’re too lazy to finish the Pokédex. If I had $$$ to burn needlessly, I’d buy them all. However, why when you can simply trade with those who got the other version(s)?
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    Old February 9th, 2019 (7:41 PM).
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      Me and my partner both play so we always buy both.
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      Old February 9th, 2019 (9:25 PM).
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      Whenever I was younger I ended up buying both games, up until X & Y.

      Now I just stick to one copy because it's so much easier to trade with other people on the newer installments.
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      Old February 9th, 2019 (10:10 PM).
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      just one but there is that one time i bought the second one a few months after the first. i think it's one of the unova games. just bought it to replay with a different set of pokemon and minor story differences
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      Old February 9th, 2019 (10:13 PM).
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      As much as I would love to buy both versions, I just end up sticking with one. :c Too expensive to buy both orz....
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      Old February 9th, 2019 (10:20 PM).
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      The one and only time I did it was when I bought both Sun and Moon, and while I didn't actually mind the games, I had no real interest in playing through the game a second time, so I ended up regretting it. Unless future games give us wildly different stories between games, I'll porbably just stick to one or the other going forward.
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      Old February 10th, 2019 (2:28 AM). Edited February 10th, 2019 by Gladion.
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        I stopped by the 6th generation, deciding I only need one since it's too easy to trade for what you need anyway; I always pick the "Blue-r" version.

        Only time I did after that was buying a second hand Pokemon Sun, play through it, Pokebank transfer my Pokemon back to Moon and re-sold it.
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        Old February 10th, 2019 (5:11 AM).
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          Typically yes just because I'd get them as gifts or something. But probably from here on out since I'm forking over my own money I'll stick with one version.
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          Old February 10th, 2019 (6:32 AM).
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          The only time I have was when I was buying the other version for someone else, e.g. my sister. Not enough interest otherwise to buy essentially the same game again for me.
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          Old February 10th, 2019 (6:49 AM).
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            I did (well, had them bought for me) with all three of GSC and with FRLG, but never otherwise. And I don't see myself ever doing that again, as there are already so many games out there I just wait for a good price before buying them, and getting what is nearly the same game twice isn't a good idea
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            Old February 10th, 2019 (12:07 PM).
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            i'm really particular about pokemon games. it's my favorite series and i like to have one copy to store things on and one to restart over and over, sometimes i'll even have three for each generation. i don't like to transfer out of a gen either so that's another thing. the only main series games i don't have both versions for are usum, but i do want to pick up ultra sun at some point. and i guess since the let's go games count too, i only have eevee and don't plan on getting pikachu.
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            Old February 10th, 2019 (5:12 PM).
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            Only one version.

            Aside from the advantage to trade between copies, it would pretty much be playing the exact game twice.
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            Old February 10th, 2019 (8:01 PM).
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            Depends on whether I want to eventually do challenge runs with that generation/set of games. If I do then I end up picking up both because then I have one file which is my 'permanent' file and then I have the other file that I restart whenever I want to do a challenge. Latest set of games would be SM and honestly I don't think I plan on getting the other one of USUM because I can't even finish my permanent file.
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            Old February 10th, 2019 (9:23 PM).
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              When i was little i bought all versions of pokemon for example

              Red/blue/yellow.
              Gold/silver/crystal.
              Ruby/sapphire/emerald.
              But once my br was born i think i bought only 1 version of the games 1 for me and other for my br.
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              Old February 11th, 2019 (4:13 AM).
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                I always buy just one version. It's too expensive to buy both.
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                Old February 11th, 2019 (3:46 PM).
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                I just get one version, with the exception of getting both Heartgold and Soulsilver because I love those games so much :>
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                Old February 12th, 2019 (8:58 AM).
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                  I used to buy both versions, now I don't because these days imo the games lack replayability.
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                    Like white and black, sun and moon. And if yes, why?
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                    (fyi @Tasos I've merged your thread with an existing one here in Pokemon Gaming Central)
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                      Other than having both X/ Y and OR/ AS, I just have one version.
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                        I don't mind replaying the same game multiple times, like looking for differences in versions, and prefer trading with myself (I do have a complete National Dex finished 100% on my own) . When I was a kid, I always ended up bugging my parents for the second version months after getting the first. Now that I work and can afford it, I don't delay the inevitable and simply buy both versions on release.
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                          The only time I bought both versions was so I could give one version to my brother.
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                          I don't usually buy two versions of any game simply because I can't justify spending the money. Usually, I can find someone to trade with if I need or want something bad enough and I tend to Masuda shiny hunt and Wonder Trade all of my non-shinies anyway, so getting the other version's Pokémon is not a problem.
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                            I only get either one or both twice, i don't really buy them online since it is an expensive one, but the torrent is fine for me.
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