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In FRLG, you're given the opportunity to capture the Legendary Birds! What I want to know is: which one of these elemental birds is your favourite? And which ones were the hardest to catch for you?

Personally, my favourite of the trio is Articuno! I had the most difficulty capturing Zapdos though... for whatever reason, it just wouldn't bother staying in any Poke Ball whatsoever. >>
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tbh I never got far enough in FR/LG to encounter these!! Only in the originals, did I catch them. I heard Moltres had changed location though, is that right? Used to be in the Victory Road in RBY.
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Moltres is found in one of the Sevii Islands, iirc.
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    I love Zapdos over the rest.

    The hardest one to catch would have been Moltres though. For whatever reason even on 1 hp and paralyzed uit shook off like 40+ Ultra Balls. Ive had issues with it ever since.
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    One additional question: Did anyone actually plan on using these birds as part of their in-game team or did you catch them for the sake of catching them?
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      One additional question: Did anyone actually plan on using these birds as part of their in-game team or did you catch them for the sake of catching them?
      I honestly think I only did it for the sake of catching them at the time. But I do recall usung Zapdos during a few playthroughs.
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      Old February 5th, 2017 (5:14 AM).
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        Frankly speaking, I couldn't catch Moltres in the game and have not tried to catch it ever since..lol in gen 3 roms. According to me, Zapdos is a great legedary bird among the trio.. but i also like Articuno..but Zapdos>Articuno.
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        I honestly think I only did it for the sake of catching them at the time. But I do recall usung Zapdos during a few playthroughs.
        During that time period I didn't really feel comfortable using legendaries all that much so I didn't really use them. :x Caught them for the sake of catching them, myself.
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          During that time period I didn't really feel comfortable using legendaries all that much so I didn't really use them. :x Caught them for the sake of catching them, myself.
          Agreed, until the battle tower/frontier where everybody else had them.
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          My favourite is probably Articuno, it has a really cool design imo. I loved the way these birds were integrated into the game, which each placed in an area that was reflective of their type.
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            My favourite has always been Articuno. It seems more majestic than any of the others. I've never been a fan of the way Zapdos looks and I may be the only one that thinks this but I always though Moltres looked like a Fearow mixed with fire. On top of being my favourite, Articuno was definitely the hardest of the three to catch for me
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            Articuno all the way, it's blue (My favorite color), and it's also the mascot of Team Mystic!
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              To me, it's Moltres.
              Firstly, I love fire type pokes. Secondly, phoenix is my favourite mythical creature and moltres' design is based on a phoenix.
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                My favorite of the three is probably Arcticuno, but if I remember correctly, Moltres was the hardest one to catch for me.
                I never actually used them because I thought it was considered cheating because that's what my sister would always tell me, and then she proceeded to trade the ones I caught over to her game ( how rude)
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                I've always liked Articuno the best of the three. I usually just catch them for the sake of catching them, but I have used Articuno and Zapdos in separate runs to help with the Elite 4. Zapdos is great for defeating both Lorelei and Bruno's teams.
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                  Meeh, OP. FRLG sprites > RSE sprites.

                  Zapdos is my all-time favourite Pokémon, and thus my favourite of the trio, and that has to do with my first run of LeafGreen. When I went to catch it I didn't have enough balls and - without understanding what made it unique - I caught it with my Master Ball. After I did realize that, I considered Zapdos a bit more special than the rest of my team, and it went to become the powerhouse. So it was already strong and badass, but what made me really love it - and I feel midly bad about this - is when it once fainted in a double battle I noticed its fainting cry and I... Really liked how it sounded. That's it, that's when Zapdos became my fave; because I liked how it sounded when it suffered...

                  I later went on to catch the other two as well (with more Pokéballs); I think Articuno was more difficult than Moltres for me. I put all three of them in my team and pwned the League, along with all three the starters.
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                  Design-wise its Articuno, if I was going to choose one to battle with it would be Moltres (Zapdos in Gen IV). Although Mean Look + Sheer Cold on Articuno is a good gimmick.

                  Like OP I also always struggle with Zapdos most - Articuno is usually the easiest and Moltres is either captured in seconds or manages to escape so many times it kills itself with Struggle, but Zapdos consistently uses 40+ of whatever balls I use.
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                    Moltres is without fail the hardest bird for me to catch every time.
                    I'll have it at 1HP with a status infliction and use a pokemon that has the ability flash fire(? - I think that's what it's called. Fire moves just power it up)....

                    I can throw balls at it all day and it will eventually run out of PP and knock itself out. If I'm lucky it'll co-operate and jump in :/
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                    I like Zapdos because it has a use in FRLG speedruns, which I really enjoy watching. Besides that, not much of a motive to prefer any of them haha. I'm pretty sure I've only ever bothered to go catch Articuno twice, as ice puzzles are the bane of my existence, sadly.
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                      Articuno.
                      They've always been my most favourite of the trio.
                      Elegant and graceful looking.
                      Back then their legs were pretty blues until they changed them greyish brown, I had a hard time accepting that.
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                        Moltres because of the Fire type.
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                              Articuno is my favourite because its so beautiful. I think I found it hardest to catch Zapdos. And I did use Zapdos in my team against E4.
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