This time I'm going to do it!

This time, I'm really going to catch 'em all! That's right, all 251 pokemon!

My last attempt several years ago ended in tragedy as I accidentally deleted my save when resetting the clock for some stupid reason like trying to win the Lucky Number Show or something.

It's going to be all legit, except for Celebi and Mew of course. Then I'll entrap them forever in Pokemon Stadium 2 like some sort of horrible villain. Never using them, or letting them out, just... having them.

Anybody else ever caught 'em all?

I have all Gen 1-6 Pokemon in my Pokemon bank, including Mew, Celebi, Jirachi etc, cause of that year long 'Heres all the event only pokemon' event.

I was looking forward to just having to worry about Gen 7 pokemon...but Sun and Moon was soooo bad.

I think I got to about 130ish in the original R/B and never got further. Kinda got bored afterwards.

I do catch everything new I come across whenever I play Pokemon, but I never go out of my way to actually complete the pokedex.

Drathnoxis:
This time, I'm really going to catch 'em all! That's right, all 251 pokemon!

(Sighs and puts hand on shoulder)

I'm.... afraid I have some bad news for you friend...

Wings012:

I do catch everything new I come across whenever I play Pokemon, but I never go out of my way to actually complete the pokedex.

This. And I play hacked roms that allow people to catch them all, but I don't care about it.

I said that once about all the collectables in AC: Unity.

Saelune:
I have all Gen 1-6 Pokemon in my Pokemon bank, including Mew, Celebi, Jirachi etc, cause of that year long 'Heres all the event only pokemon' event.

I was looking forward to just having to worry about Gen 7 pokemon...but Sun and Moon was soooo bad.

this is literally me as well.

Gen 7 was bad so i couldn't be arsed collecting all of those mons. but i have all the gen 1-6 mons because of bank

I got like 145+ when I was a kid, but since then I've never really went for all of them cause of all the stupid BS you gotta do to get them all. If they ever release a pokemon game where you can get all of them, by yourself, without trading or going to special event or the stupid crap they sometime pull where you have to wait week irl for pokemon to show up, then I'll be interested, until then I just don't have anymore passion for pokemon, it's the same things everytime.

How much time and effort is required on average to catch just one?

Saelune:
I have all Gen 1-6 Pokemon in my Pokemon bank, including Mew, Celebi, Jirachi etc, cause of that year long 'Heres all the event only pokemon' event.

I was looking forward to just having to worry about Gen 7 pokemon...but Sun and Moon was soooo bad.

What was wrong with Sun & Moon?

I hacked them all the way up to the 6th generation. This was when they got fucking stupid with their event Pokemon, with some like Jirachi and Deoxys not being available for almost a decade. So I said screw it and started hacking them all. I did go legit with Gen 7, mostly because hacking was completely removed unless you put custom software on your 3DS and I'm not good with a soldering gun. But to give them credit, they got a lot better and more aware of event and exclusive legendaries. Seeing as Sun and Moon give you multiple legendaries for easy trading.

Forte Klasio:

Saelune:
I have all Gen 1-6 Pokemon in my Pokemon bank, including Mew, Celebi, Jirachi etc, cause of that year long 'Heres all the event only pokemon' event.

I was looking forward to just having to worry about Gen 7 pokemon...but Sun and Moon was soooo bad.

What was wrong with Sun & Moon?

everything.

hanselthecaretaker:
How much time and effort is required on average to catch just one?

I mean it really varies. You can catch a rattata within 10 minutes of starting the game, and it'll only take you a minute or two to actually catch it. If you want to get both of the fossil pokemon you need to go like 3/4 of the way through Red, Blue, or Yellow twice because you only get one per playthrough. That would probably take 5 hours or so each playthrough. I'm going to use the dodrio mode on the gameboy tower of Pokemon Stadium 2 for that, which lets me play at 4 times speed which is not cheating, it's an officially licensed Pokemon product!

I'll probably just use dodrio mode for doing really tedious stuff like getting a lucky egg, leveling up pokemon to evolution, and full playthroughs that are required for a couple additional items... I mean, I will once I finish unlocking it for G/S/C. The fricking gym leaders are so tough in Round 2.

Specter Von Baren:

Drathnoxis:
This time, I'm really going to catch 'em all! That's right, all 251 pokemon!

(Sighs and puts hand on shoulder)

I'm.... afraid I have some bad news for you friend...

What are you trying to do to me!?

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They don't count anyway. Real pokemon aren't made of garbage or keys or whatever.

Yoshi178:

Forte Klasio:

Saelune:
I have all Gen 1-6 Pokemon in my Pokemon bank, including Mew, Celebi, Jirachi etc, cause of that year long 'Heres all the event only pokemon' event.

I was looking forward to just having to worry about Gen 7 pokemon...but Sun and Moon was soooo bad.

What was wrong with Sun & Moon?

everything.

That tells me nothing. Care to elaborate, cause I'am curious to know why you and Saelune have such ire for it.

Forte Klasio:

Yoshi178:

Forte Klasio:

What was wrong with Sun & Moon?

everything.

That tells me nothing. Care to elaborate, cause I'am curious to know why you and Saelune have such ire for it.

I get that it is more aimed at young children, but Children aren't actually mentally incapable, but it treats you like you cant even breathe through your own mental capacity.

Eventually Pokemon wont even need you there to play it with how much it wants to make everything so simple for you.

Saelune:

Forte Klasio:

Yoshi178:
everything.

That tells me nothing. Care to elaborate, cause I'am curious to know why you and Saelune have such ire for it.

I get that it is more aimed at young children, but Children aren't actually mentally incapable, but it treats you like you cant even breathe through your own mental capacity.

Eventually Pokemon wont even need you there to play it with how much it wants to make everything so simple for you.

Some examples for those of us who haven't played the newer games?

Also, I was wondering. Is Professor Oak still relevant to the franchise? Like, is he still in charge of the Pokedex? Or have the other professors taken that over?

Drathnoxis:

Saelune:

Forte Klasio:

That tells me nothing. Care to elaborate, cause I'am curious to know why you and Saelune have such ire for it.

I get that it is more aimed at young children, but Children aren't actually mentally incapable, but it treats you like you cant even breathe through your own mental capacity.

Eventually Pokemon wont even need you there to play it with how much it wants to make everything so simple for you.

Some examples for those of us who haven't played the newer games?

Also, I was wondering. Is Professor Oak still relevant to the franchise? Like, is he still in charge of the Pokedex? Or have the other professors taken that over?

So, remember the start of Red and Blue? Know the old man who teaches you to catch pokemon? Now imagine that is the whole game.

I realize you want specific examples from Sun and Moon, but I haven't played it in so long cause well, it is bad. I did buy Ultra Moon, but I was expecting it to not be just regular Moon, almost verbatim.

Using the Mew glitch in Blue is the closest to legit that I've done it. Also unlimited master balls.

Saelune:

Drathnoxis:

Saelune:
I get that it is more aimed at young children, but Children aren't actually mentally incapable, but it treats you like you cant even breathe through your own mental capacity.

Eventually Pokemon wont even need you there to play it with how much it wants to make everything so simple for you.

Some examples for those of us who haven't played the newer games?

Also, I was wondering. Is Professor Oak still relevant to the franchise? Like, is he still in charge of the Pokedex? Or have the other professors taken that over?

So, remember the start of Red and Blue? Know the old man who teaches you to catch pokemon? Now imagine that is the whole game.

I realize you want specific examples from Sun and Moon, but I haven't played it in so long cause well, it is bad. I did buy Ultra Moon, but I was expecting it to not be just regular Moon, almost verbatim.

The game does railroad you more than past games for sure. Sun & Moon is the pokemon game that gave me losses though so I appreciate that. The others I would breeze through, telling me where to go and railroading be damned. Plus I really like that mantine surfing minigame to get TMs :3.

Drathnoxis:

Saelune:

Forte Klasio:

That tells me nothing. Care to elaborate, cause I'am curious to know why you and Saelune have such ire for it.

I get that it is more aimed at young children, but Children aren't actually mentally incapable, but it treats you like you cant even breathe through your own mental capacity.

Eventually Pokemon wont even need you there to play it with how much it wants to make everything so simple for you.

Some examples for those of us who haven't played the newer games?

Also, I was wondering. Is Professor Oak still relevant to the franchise? Like, is he still in charge of the Pokedex? Or have the other professors taken that over?

Honestly you really shouldn't listen to him, the fact that Sun and Moon did away with HM's makes it a huge step forward in my book. It gives up the illusion of freedom in exchange for giving you more characterization in the "gym leaders". Yes there are things that can be improved but I say as someone that lost interest in the series after Diamond and Pearl that it did a lot to make me interested again.

As for Oak, at first I thought he actually showed up in this game but it's actually his cousin. So yes, Oak is still relevant for the series in some ways.

Specter Von Baren:

As for Oak, at first I thought he actually showed up in this game but it's actually his cousin. So yes, Oak is still relevant for the series in some ways.

But he's not still handing out the pokedex? When did he stop doing that?

Specter Von Baren:

Drathnoxis:

Saelune:
I get that it is more aimed at young children, but Children aren't actually mentally incapable, but it treats you like you cant even breathe through your own mental capacity.

Eventually Pokemon wont even need you there to play it with how much it wants to make everything so simple for you.

Some examples for those of us who haven't played the newer games?

Also, I was wondering. Is Professor Oak still relevant to the franchise? Like, is he still in charge of the Pokedex? Or have the other professors taken that over?

Honestly you really shouldn't listen to him, the fact that Sun and Moon did away with HM's makes it a huge step forward in my book. It gives up the illusion of freedom in exchange for giving you more characterization in the "gym leaders". Yes there are things that can be improved but I say as someone that lost interest in the series after Diamond and Pearl that it did a lot to make me interested again.

As for Oak, at first I thought he actually showed up in this game but it's actually his cousin. So yes, Oak is still relevant for the series in some ways.

Him?

Getting rid of HMs as they were is good, but the way they did it sucks. It is stupid to give the player Pok?mon that they don't own.

http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=082117

Drathnoxis:

Specter Von Baren:

As for Oak, at first I thought he actually showed up in this game but it's actually his cousin. So yes, Oak is still relevant for the series in some ways.

But he's not still handing out the pokedex? When did he stop doing that?

Uh, since like Gold/Silver. Or atleast Ruby/Sapphire. He is still the creator of it, but the others help him expand it in each region.

Saelune:
Him?

Profile details were wiped, so you can't exactly blame people for getting it wrong.

Saelune:
Uh, since like Gold/Silver. Or atleast Ruby/Sapphire. He is still the creator of it, but the others help him expand it in each region.

Oh... In G/S/C he went through all the trouble of going all the way to Jhoto to give the player a Pokedex, so I got the impression it was his thing to hand out Pokedexes.

 

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