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Remember back in D/P/Pt...

#1gamerman57Posted 2/1/2013 10:32:10 PM
Remember back in D/P/Pt where pretty much the only Pokemon you couldn't get from your cartridge were Gen I-III starters and legendaries (and the obvious version exclusives / un-released events)?

Good times.

I didn't have to go to the trade boards, or the GTS, of the Pal Park if I wanted something simple like a Pidgey. I would just go out and catch it.

But now, say I want a Pidgey, I have to the trade boards, or the GTS, or I have to transfer it from an older game, or I have to suffer in the dream world for hours. Why, Game Freak? Why do you insist on making the unobtainable Pokemon list bigger and bigger with each game? Is it seriously so difficult to put a large island, like in D/P/Pt, where you can catch most if not all of the older pokemon from past gens with the exception of starters and legendaries? It worked in D/P/Pt.

That was probably my favorite part of Diamond. Getting to that island and going on a huge catching spree. It was a lot of fun.

If you want to see for yourself, check these links out:

http://www.serebii.net/diamondpearl/unobtainables.shtml

http://www.serebii.net/platinum/missing.shtml

http://www.serebii.net/heartgoldsoulsilver/unobtainable.shtml
http://www.serebii.net/heartgoldsoulsilver/pokewalker-pkmn.shtml

http://www.serebii.net/blackwhite/unobtainable.shtml

http://www.serebii.net/black2white2/unobtainable.shtml


Notice as the lists keep growing and growing?

Hopefully this changes in X and Y but I won't be surprised if it doesn't

/rant
#2gamerman57(Topic Creator)Posted 2/2/2013 11:11:31 AM
Bump.
#3HozuPosted 2/2/2013 11:15:21 AM
What are you, afraid of social interactions?
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#4gamerman57(Topic Creator)Posted 2/2/2013 11:24:31 AM
Where in my post did I say anything like that?
#5MugilokoPosted 2/2/2013 11:26:19 AM
From: gamerman57 | #004
Where in my post did I say anything like that?


Read the OP again.
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#6gamerman57(Topic Creator)Posted 2/2/2013 11:47:18 AM
The only thing I listed that is even remotely a social interaction is the Trade Board.

Look at it from my point of view. For a long time I did not have access to the GTS or the Trade Board. No one I knew had a DS let alone a Pokemon game. I had only one DS so I couldn't trade between my self. My only option for older Pokemon was Pal Park.

I'm just saying, we shouldn't have to do all these things just to get some older Pokemon. Not everyone has access to high speed internet or have friends that also have the game. I didn't for a while.
#7wutzgoodPosted 2/2/2013 12:03:58 PM
gamerman57 posted...
The only thing I listed that is even remotely a social interaction is the Trade Board.

Look at it from my point of view. For a long time I did not have access to the GTS or the Trade Board. No one I knew had a DS let alone a Pokemon game. I had only one DS so I couldn't trade between my self. My only option for older Pokemon was Pal Park.

I'm just saying, we shouldn't have to do all these things just to get some older Pokemon. Not everyone has access to high speed internet or have friends that also have the game. I didn't for a while.


Basically gamefreak just assumes you have more than one ds (sibce there have been so many versions) and multiple games. If not they expect you to go buy the old games or trade for the pokes. Perfectly reasonable way to make money. Never sold any of my pokemon games or ds so it never bothered me.
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#8yzmanPosted 2/2/2013 12:56:29 PM
Every gen adds more pokemon. It makes sense that as more get added, less get fit into the game.
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#9gamerman57(Topic Creator)Posted 2/2/2013 1:00:27 PM(edited)
wutzgood posted...
gamerman57 posted...
The only thing I listed that is even remotely a social interaction is the Trade Board.

Look at it from my point of view. For a long time I did not have access to the GTS or the Trade Board. No one I knew had a DS let alone a Pokemon game. I had only one DS so I couldn't trade between my self. My only option for older Pokemon was Pal Park.

I'm just saying, we shouldn't have to do all these things just to get some older Pokemon. Not everyone has access to high speed internet or have friends that also have the game. I didn't for a while.


Basically gamefreak just assumes you have more than one ds (sibce there have been so many versions) and multiple games. If not they expect you to go buy the old games or trade for the pokes. Perfectly reasonable way to make money. Never sold any of my pokemon games or ds so it never bothered me.


They also assume that we all live close to a GameStop or TRU that participate in the events. I doubt there is a TRU in my entire state and I wouldn't be surprised if my GameStop doesn't do the events. One more event I will miss.
#10AmesangPosted 2/2/2013 1:24:21 PM
http://www.toysrus.com/storeLocator/index.jsp
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