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Old June 30th, 2017 (10:19 PM).
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And at what point would you personally feel enough is enough? Or would you still try to catch them all regardless of how many Pokemon Game Freak introduces?
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Kind of a moot point if the bloody things aren't in the games ._.

I think it'd take something like 5000+ for me to throw my hands in the air and not want to bother. I've done far worse grinds in my time, and I have a lot of stamina and patience for these things...to a point. It only feels like a hassle now because you have to go over so many files to get them.
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    well I can't even complete the pokedex now lol
    but to be fair I haven't really been trying. If I wanted to complete the pokedex, I'd do it, no matter how many there are.
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    Last time I completed the PokeDex was back in Gen 4. Haven't ever felt like completing the Dex since then. Game Freak needs to give me a reason to bother with it--it's a whole lotta work for a whole lotta nothing (the Shiny Charm and a pat on the back does not really interest me) to me now.
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    lmao no, i can barely keep up with doing 721. i'm slowly trying on sun but i just lose motivation so quickly.
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    As much as I like the Shiny Charm, my thoughts lie more or less the same as Nah's, here. It has to be worth it for me to complete the Pokedex, and I haven't been feeling it from Game Freak as of late. Thankfully I've completed the Gen VII Pokedex, but that's because it's a regional Pokedex and it was small enough that it was easy to complete.

    But honestly? I'm personally not going to bother if the amount of Pokemon increases to be well over 1000. I even think anything close would be quite the tipping point, really... that would require some serious motivation and dedication and it should carry some hefty rewards, imo.
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      For me? Totally. Catching pokemon and completing the pokedex is one of the main draws of the franchise for me. I've completed a bunch of living pokedexes and I've never gotten tired of it. 1000+ pokemon? Sure, I'd totally do it, it would just take a bit longer than it does now.
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      Old July 1st, 2017 (8:39 AM).
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      I would definitely keep doing it. It's not too hard after importing from older games, but even before we can do that I try to catch as much as possible. In Diamond I recall not wanting to import anything from 3rd Gen until I had caught everything there was to catch in 4th Gen(including those annoying random daily encounters).
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      I'm not under any kind of deadline to complete it so maybe I'd try it slowly. That said I wonder if the focus more on completing a large regional dex and the lack of a national dex that SM introduced will continue, so our only real in-game objective will be to complete the regional dex. I'd certainly be surprised if, at least, USUM didn't follow the same pattern.
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      I'm not under any kind of deadline to complete it so maybe I'd try it slowly. That said I wonder if the focus more on completing a large regional dex and the lack of a national dex that SM introduced will continue, so our only real in-game objective will be to complete the regional dex. I'd certainly be surprised if, at least, USUM didn't follow the same pattern.
      I mean... I feel like I'm in the minority that didn't really miss the National Dex? I say this because it was crazy easy to fill the SM Pokedex. With actual effort, you could do it in a matter of a few days or so; completing the Pokedex doesn't actually feel like such a time-consuming chore like it once did.

      Maybe this was a one-off thing that only applied to SM and likely USUM because of Alola's geological location and Game Freak wanted to place more focus on Pokemon you would most likely find in the wild in a tropical setting like that (for the most part anyway, I know there are some Pokemon that stick out). I certainly wouldn't mind seeing the trend continue in future games, anyway. As long as we get a reasonably larger regional Pokedex...
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        I don't think I'd bother completing the dex if 1000 pokemon due to how many event pokemon there would be.
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        I don't even try and complete the Pokedex now so I feel like I definitely wouldn't with over 1000 Pokemon
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        I mean... I feel like I'm in the minority that didn't really miss the National Dex? I say this because it was crazy easy to fill the SM Pokedex. With actual effort, you could do it in a matter of a few days or so; completing the Pokedex doesn't actually feel like such a time-consuming chore like it once did.

        Maybe this was a one-off thing that only applied to SM and likely USUM because of Alola's geological location and Game Freak wanted to place more focus on Pokemon you would most likely find in the wild in a tropical setting like that (for the most part anyway, I know there are some Pokemon that stick out). I certainly wouldn't mind seeing the trend continue in future games, anyway. As long as we get a reasonably larger regional Pokedex...
        Oh I didn't really miss the National Dex either haha. It made sense given Alola's setting and it made obtaining the Shiny Charm less of a herculean task. I'm just pretty sure the National Dex will return once main series games move away from Alola.
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        Old July 17th, 2017 (1:28 AM).
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          on paper it sounds like a huge task and it's probably why so many people don't bother, but in general, it's fairly easy to complete the dex (except the pain in the butt event exclusives), as long as you know the tips and tricks it's a piece of cake. obviously it's very time consuming (specifically grinding to evolve) but if you play a new game every few months or so, swapping regions each time, and catching only the minimum amount of pokes for the dex, then it gets less grindy and boring cuz you have a break between it. so yeah, you bet i'll keep catching 'em all all the way into the thousands
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          If I can complete such a task in Alpha Sapphire, I bet I can when there's 1000+ Pokémon.
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          I think I'm done with the 718 in X. The Shiny Charm alone was worth it.
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          Absolutely. It's becoming much more easier to complete the dex with the improvements they made on the GTS. I wouldn't do a Living Dex however
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            I'd still do it because the completionist in me wouldn't allow otherwise, even if I'm still working on having a normal living Dex.
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            Yeah, I'll always try. Though with them adding less and less new mons as time goes on, I doubt we'll see this for a while.
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            I would try, even if I had to start over from scratch. With transfers, it would only be a couple hundred new Pokemon, so it wouldn't be too bad.

            I enjoy simply working towards completing the Pokedex, so even if it becomes unmanageable, I'll probably keep trying. In X, I focused a lot on getting foreign dex entries, even though the odds of getting those all seemed very thin (several thousand if you count all of the possible languages). I don't plan on ever completing that task, but it was fun to work at it, so a large Pokedex would probably feel similar.
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            I don't even try to finish the Pokedex right now, so I most likely wouldn't. The most I'll do for collecting is obtain cool and shiny Pokemon I like. Also those who I can battle with.
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              nopenopenope I haven't even completed one, how am I supposed to do 1000+?
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              nopenopenope I haven't even completed one, how am I supposed to do 1000+?
              smocks we had a deal where we both had to complete SM's now go do that right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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              smocks we had a deal where we both had to complete SM's now go do that right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
              hold up i'm getting my pokégloves ready!!!
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