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Haven't Played Pokemon Since Gold/Silver. What is New?

#1GoreGamerPosted 3/22/2013 3:50:07 PM
Yeah its been a while. I know there are double Pokemon fights now and multi attribute monsters but what is new? I stopped playing after Gold because it was essentially the same game as before +100 odd new Pokemon. Have they actually innovated the game?
#2JediBoB101Posted 3/22/2013 3:51:34 PM(edited)
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#3UltimaZangetsuPosted 3/22/2013 3:51:21 PM
Multi types aren't new. They've been in since RBY
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#4scrappybristolPosted 3/22/2013 4:00:03 PM
GoreGamer posted...
Yeah its been a while. I know there are double Pokemon fights now and multi attribute

Stopped reading there.

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#5ChronoCactaurPosted 3/22/2013 4:02:43 PM(edited)
Play Gen 5. Be blown away by how much of an improvement it is from Gen 1/2.

Two words: Re-usable TMs.

Three more words: HMs Aren't Mandatory*

*Except for Surf in BW2, and Fly is always nice to have. Thankfully those are also good battle moves anyway.
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#6erekwashere15Posted 3/22/2013 4:01:53 PM
There is nothing new since Gold/Silver.

Not graphics, not Pokemon, not items, not strategies, nothing.
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#7LightningAce11Posted 3/22/2013 4:06:23 PM
Troll topic.
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#8SalsaSavantPosted 3/22/2013 4:08:18 PM(edited)
We now have:
Abilities, online, lots of post game stuff, double battles, triple battles, rotation battles, natures, mini games, reusable TMs, a totally new metagame, and a whole lot of new Pokemon
Not changing this until something impossible happens
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#9TherianReturnsPosted 3/22/2013 4:10:13 PM
Why wouldn't you play Ruby And Sapphire?
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#10GoreGamer(Topic Creator)Posted 3/22/2013 4:16:51 PM
TherianReturns posted...
Why wouldn't you play Ruby And Sapphire?

I guess I was just getting tired of the series. I also lost the nostalgia, following all the new pokemon. They just aren't as cute or memorable as the 1st gen. Take gen 2 for instance. The 3 Pokemon you start up with are conveniently a fire type, grass type and a water type. They are basically poor imitations of their ancestors.