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What is the purpose of having exclusive pokemon?

#1Mynameispaul96Posted 8/22/2013 11:59:54 AM
Besides GF making more money.
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#2MBlaze1Posted 8/22/2013 12:00:39 PM
So that you have to make friends to catch 'em all

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#3Teh_TiltyuPosted 8/22/2013 12:03:14 PM
capitalism
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#4MasterSpectrobePosted 8/22/2013 12:04:12 PM
Makes the games seem more different beyond superficial, and aesthetic differences.

That was redundant -__-
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#5MM125Posted 8/22/2013 12:06:07 PM
To make the multiplayer/social features worthwhile. It's how Pokémon has always worked. Why is this still a question people ask?

Or you can just buy both versions if you hate talking to people.
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#6CRK44Posted 8/22/2013 12:18:13 PM
Actual reason? Because by putting a little extra work to make two games with minute difference, they guarantee the chance that a statistically significant percentage of buyers will purchase both versions.
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#7CakeOfLiesPosted 8/22/2013 12:29:42 PM
MBlaze1 posted...
So that you have to make friends to catch 'em all

Power of friendship!


So that you can have to make friends buy the other game to catch 'em all.

Power of money!
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#8Muffinz0rzPosted 8/22/2013 12:35:48 PM
Mynameispaul96 posted...
Besides GF making more money.


Answered your own topic.
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#9zurcnPosted 8/22/2013 1:00:02 PM
better question: if you removed exclusive pokemon, what would be the point of 2 versions?
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#10LazHarshawPosted 8/22/2013 1:05:20 PM
Simple. To force the player to trade with others to complete the pokedex. And to make money off of multiple purchases if you have no friends.
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