I say just pick this up. Alot has changed but the basic gameplay is still the same and the game explains things like you know nothing anyway so you should'nt have a problem. --- swagodile for life 3DS: 3222 5845 4482 Cory
I don't think that you would regret starting here. It is a great game overall and captures the feel of the originals in my opinion.
The only downside to it that I could see would be playing this and then going back to the DS games and finding some of the more polished things in X/Y (the GTS for example) being less polished in the earlier ones. --- 3DS FC: 1547-5191-1320 X IGN: Brandon Ghost Safari: Shuppet, Pumpkaboo, Dusklops
yeah that was my worried... I actually watched a review or two for each of the generations before making this topic and the consensus is that each pokemon game they improve and expand on certain things... so playing the old games may not be so great after playing X