Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!

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Old July 26th, 2012 (4:05 PM).
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Anyone who played POKeMON DPPt understands that the POKeDEX works a little differently then it does in previous and even future installments. Normally, to update ones POKeDEX, one must catch the target POKeMON and it must be one never caught before.

In DPPt, it changed so that one would only have to witness a POKeMON to register it in your POKeDEX. It could be trainers POKeMON, Gym Leader's POKeMON, heck, if you look in a book that accurately describes a POKeMON, it registers.

But did anyone find that this made DPPt less fun. Wasn't a challenge for POKeMON seeing a POKeMON you don't have, one that you wouldn't necessarily use, but you needed to have to update the POKeDEX? What's more, in RBY, you were almost forced into catching as many as you could, as key elements and items of the game could not be accessed without a certain number of POKeMON. So how did you feel? Did you enjoy catching to register to increase the number of POKeMON you had or did you enjoy the more lax, "see it to catch it" method?

All I'm saying is that POKeMON's age-old tagline is: "Gotta' Catch 'Em All." Not "Gotta' See 'Em All"
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Old July 26th, 2012 (4:39 PM).
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    I get more a kick of catching them all. That is the challenge. Ive been working on catching them hardcore Id say the last year or soo and have over 510 of them but only seen 580 of them so I got some work to do but I enjoy it
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    Old July 29th, 2012 (1:11 PM).
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      I personally preferred that system haha but that might be because Diamond's pokédex was the first one I ever completed lol
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      Old July 29th, 2012 (5:34 PM).
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      I didn't mind the change of seeing all the Sinnoh-available Pokemon as opposed to catching all of them, to be honest, because I didn't really bother completing the Pokedex in Gen III (because I didn't have anyone to trade with). I mainly caught whatever was available.

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      Old July 29th, 2012 (9:16 PM).
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        I didn't mind, but what pissed me off was that you had to see every Pokemon to advance in the story. They made it so hard to get the National Dex lol. I always forget to see the Unknown haha.
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        Old July 29th, 2012 (9:21 PM).
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        I didn't mind having to see the Pokemon to add them to the Pokedex, it was a nice change of pace as opposed to catching everything.

        I mainly caught whatever I could find.
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        Old July 30th, 2012 (3:16 AM).
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        I didn't really mind. It's not like the mechanism worked any different. There was always a counter in the Pokédex for the number of Pokémon seen, it's just that this counter had more prominence in DPPt. And you still had to actually catch the Pokémon To be able to fill your Pokédex and get that certificate, didn't you?
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        Old August 2nd, 2012 (5:18 PM).
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          Yeah like Omer said, seeing all the Pokemon only gave you the National Dex and advanced the plot after the E4. It didn't actually complete the Pokedex or giver you the certificate for completing it.
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          Old August 2nd, 2012 (5:50 PM).
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            It was even possible to see all the Sinnoh dex Pokémon before beating the Elite Four and getting the National Pokédex earlier than intended.
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            Old August 2nd, 2012 (7:02 PM).
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              All im going to say is, Gotta' Catch 'Em All
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              Old August 18th, 2012 (10:07 PM).
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                I go with the seeing side because I'm too lazy to complete the Pokedex. What matters to me is that I play through the game.
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                Old August 27th, 2012 (10:57 PM).
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                  I didn't mind. I still caught as many Pokemon as I could but it was easier for some people so I guess it was alright.
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                  Old September 21st, 2012 (3:28 PM).
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                  I'll be completely honest, I didn't even notice it did this. xD I'm sure it was helpful for finding where to catch certain Pokémon, but I tried to catch them all regardless so it didn't really effect me. x]
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