What's so addicting about Pokemon to you?

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User Info: blohangel

blohangel
4 years ago#1
Just curious.
I haven't played Pokemon since Yellow version, and none of the recent Pokemon games (also the upcoming X/Y) grab my attention.
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User Info: JTC87

JTC87
4 years ago#2
I played Blue when I was younger, I bought pearl and never played it because I didn't like it, haven't touched a Pokemon game since.

User Info: dennis941012

dennis941012
4 years ago#3
multiple play through
lightness of the game
yet it is most complex stragey game ever invented
sheer grind of doing everything is impossible
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User Info: noobody1

noobody1
4 years ago#4
The tears of noobs when your magikarp sweeps his uber team with tackle, bounce and a crafty baton pass chain.
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User Info: Starwars4J

Starwars4J
4 years ago#5
The adventure, the endless possibilities, the lack of it being overly dark and grim. Sometimes a happy, fun adventure is just what the doctor ordered!
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User Info: Abiz_

Abiz_
4 years ago#6
I bought white 2... Nothing is addicting about it to me. It would be a nice time filler if I didn't have better games to play I guess.
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User Info: Someguy_13

Someguy_13
4 years ago#7
Exploring the world is always fun,

But I recently realized (because of Fire Emblem: Awakening, actually) that I just really like team building.
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User Info: lambchips

lambchips
4 years ago#8
Ev training...
IV breeding takes so much more time because eggs are really random (for someone that doesnt know how to abuse RNG off by heart and no desire to learn)

Ev on the other hand is easy (most of my pokemons are Ev trained while I am watching machines at work)
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User Info: pyroman93

pyroman93
4 years ago#9
Comfort zone. I grew up with Red, I know how pokemon works, and when I start I know I'll be able to pick between a fire, grass and water pokemon, and that the first few routes will have some random normal pokemon and probably a bird pokemon as well. There's something nice about the comfort of the old formula in a new world with new pokemon.

Also, whenever a new pokemon comes out I try to buy a copy alongside a friend, so we get to share the experience and battle our teams once we've each completed the E4.

At a later stage, EV training and competitive battling can get addicting. With these I'm either all-in, 20 hours a week, or completely disinterested. But once I'm thinking about this I've already gotten my money's worth of playtime.
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User Info: iGenesis

iGenesis
4 years ago#10
From: pyroman93 | #009
Comfort zone. I grew up with Red, I know how pokemon works, and when I start I know I'll be able to pick between a fire, grass and water pokemon, and that the first few routes will have some random normal pokemon and probably a bird pokemon as well. There's something nice about the comfort of the old formula in a new world with new pokemon.

Translation: Nostalgia.
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