Curious: how many of yall have gone back and replayed the games fully on original console?

Curious: how many of yall have gone back and replayed the games fully on original console?

I have tried many times but never get past maybe a gym or two. I feel like romhacks have ruined this for me. Gen 2 and 4 I played the most back in the day, but I cant stand either now because they feel slow and incomplete. I genuinely want to enjoy the vanilla games but just cant anymore.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what about playing romhacks on original console? did that work out for you?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I almost did for gen 3 (bike controls are very frustrating on a phone) but never followed through.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >phone
        >original console

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I was saying that playing on mobile is cumbersome for gen 3, which is why i looked into playing on original console. I just never followed through.

          Interesting to learn in this thread that you can mod GBA to have a backlight. Having a kid soon and wanted to eventually introduce them to the older games, might finally try this out.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >yall

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I replayed gens 3-5 on original hardware when gen 6 was about to come out to nuzlocke them but since then I've only played the games normally besides gen 6. Not interested in making weird rules to nuzlocke an open world game. Honestly gens 1 and 2 are so simple (3 included) that playing on emulator wouldn't feel like anything but an upgrade. Rom hacks are nice but I can only play so much of them personally. Pokemon has always been a handheld experience for me (excluding stadium) and I have a hard time not playing these games in hand held form.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I played Blue as a kid and couldn't even get through the Virtual Console re-release. So many quality-of-life features that weren't present in the original games. The lack of Running Shoes means walking everywhere until you get the Bicycle. Also, I kinda like things like color.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I replay gen 1-5 all the time.
      1-2 on VC because original carts a massive pain to get and the batteries are also something I don’t wanna worry about. 3-5 on cart, and I have an OG red and black DS that I play them all on.
      Funny you should ask too, cause I just finished a Diamond playthrough (picrel) and on Jan 1st I started a separate playthrough binge of gens 3-5 cause a couple of my friends started getting back into Pokémon and I wanted to play along with them. I’m gonna play Firered, Emerald, Heartgold, Platinum and then final black and black 2. Rn I’m on FireRed cause I like to take my time, but my friends are already on HGSS so I guess I should try to catch up.

      Honestly I can’t relate to people like you and these guys

      My attention span is fried i can’t play the older games without a speedup button anymore, especially gen 4. I have a ton of nostalgia for the look/sound of the gen 4 games so i feel the urge to go back often but when i try to actually sit down and play them i get tired of it

      , I basically never play romhacks because they’re always so very clearly made by people who don’t understand the finer details of game design and just try to make everything harder. I don’t play these games for a challenge, I play them because I like the idea of going on an adventure with my pokebros and the games (Gens 1-5) provide this sort of escapism extremely well.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Very nice, cool you have friends who play pokemon
        what's your fire red team looking like?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My team at the moment. I just got to Lavender town, so I’ll be adding a Growlithe to my team shortly, and I’ll probably catch some more dudes in the latter half of the game as well. Normally I preplan a team of 6 mons to catch as I progress, but this time around I’m going for a more lax playstyle to match the more casual approach of my friends, just sorta catching and training what I like, even if that means shuffling around 10-15 members.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My attention span is fried i can’t play the older games without a speedup button anymore, especially gen 4. I have a ton of nostalgia for the look/sound of the gen 4 games so i feel the urge to go back often but when i try to actually sit down and play them i get tired of it

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I replayed every game in the series last year

    they were mostly all boring except for emerald and usum

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't get into playing the games on an emulator that isn't on the original hardware-- save for the Virtual Console versions of the GB and GBA ones for backward compatibility purposes.

    Of course, this is fine for me, as I stopped trading in games in like... 2000. I still have almost all of my original Pokemon games from Gen 1 going forward (RIP my Red and Yellow copies, lost forever to time of Funcoland tradeins respectively), so at any time I can just pull a game out and play it on my original consoles.

    I take good care of my things so they are all in perfect condition. I've even got my GBA modded to have a backlit screen and rechargeable battery.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I played an original Blue cartridge on a Gameboy Advance if that counts.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I started in 2017 in my challenge to 100% every generation with unique challenges (so no nat dex, but yes regional dex + Stadium games + Battle Facilities + contests + etc) with no assistance from outside hardware for the sake of injecting or cheating in Pokemon, but events were still very much on the table.
    Once you hit gen 3, you just have this massive wall of things to do that if you are not a NEET will take you years to complete. It took me 3 1/2 years to learn and beat the Battle Frontier in Emerald. I then raised a different unique team for all Colosseums in Pokemon Colosseum. I have yet to do all of the eReader cards in Ruby.
    The hard part about trying to enjoy the past games is that just like all Pokemon games, they are carried by how good the multiplayer aspects of the games are. If you are playing alone, of course you are going to get burnt out after a gym or two. You've played something very similar before and know all of the mechanics. It's not like the series has changed that much since gen 4. Playing gens 4+ is a lot better if you find people online to play with. There's pkmnclassic.net, here (although people here actually do not play the games), other sites like Orange Islands in Smogon, and of course people you know irl to play with.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Newer games are more fun than older games

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >yall
    You have to be 18 to post here

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Since when is "yall" an underage thing?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It is a southern redneck thing.
        Also people who use garbage English like aint

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Southern rednecks lost the word to Black folks and yankee liberals who use the word because it’s “inclusive” and to imitate Black folks

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            All of them should get put into re-education camps alongside with the gender and chud fags

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know for a fact that I beat Moon more than once. I beat OR and AS once each, idk if that counts as a replay. I might have beat one of the gen 1 games more than once but I if I did then I don't remember what the team was

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I deleted my og save in 2016 and replayed SoulSilver fully, since I didn’t experience it enough the first time. It was a blast and one of the highlights of that year for me. It might honestly be my favorite Pokémon game, and I still go back now and then to rematch Gym Leaders and hear the lovely music.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm currently playing Soul Silver with my DS lite
    Doing postgame stuff and filling Pokedex. I'm using my Pokewalker too daily to get items and pokemon to fill my dex

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Pokewalker
      Kino as fuck. I really like being able to take my bros with me to work

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only reason for replays for me is to use specific mons that I've never used before, what else is there, the story? So yeah heavy use of speed up.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sucks then.

    I've been replaying them casually, taking my time with each one. Emerald, FRLG, Crystal, and BW2 are the highlights of the past two years doing this

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. I played SoulSilver every year before l actually filled out my Pokedex during the covid years. Sometimes even twice a year so I replayed it +15 times on my DSi XL.
    Also replayed Platinum like 5-10 times don't know because I also replayed Diamond a bit but less. Did starter runs and speedruns, couldn't emulate because I never had my own PC as a kid so I replayed my games. Only games I never replayed are SM because I got tired after USUM which is basically a replay and all of the switch games.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have an original DSi that I still use to play BW and B2W2 every few years. I also own HG, Diamond and Platinum but I won't be replaying them any time soon. I also have a GBA SP with Yellow, Crystal and Emerald but sadly the on switch flickers of at the slightest nudge and the save data keeps corrupting for some reason.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, in general the only handheld I've really used in like a decade is my 3DS, and after SM it was just a Fire Emblem and Rune Factory 4 machine
    However I have replayed everything at least once (except gen 7 and up (though USM is basically a replay right)) within the fast four years or so in emulators. I just prefer having everything on PC.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't play romhacks. I exclusively play original games on original hardware.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >yall
    Thanks, new word for the filter.
    I previously only had y'all.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Without online there isn't a single reason to play on console instead of emulator.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been working backwards since SnS launched. Last year I've been playing B2W2. I've caught/bred a living dex of every Pokémon naturally in these games, as well as Dream Radar. Working on the Dream World stuff now. All I have left is that and the last few movies in Pokéstar Studios. I don't have any interest in Battle Towers, so Subway isn't on my list although I did do all of PWT and both White Treehollow and Black Tower. There's probably some medal collecting I can still do too. I have been considering 100%ing the items, which would give me a lot more playtime.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I find that I rarely completely finish games now because I feel guilty for putting too much time into it or I decide I don't like my team choices and want to start again.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do. Still occasionally play my gbc carts on my sp, but save batteries are a bitch so I also use my 3ds for them. Never feel the need to use a speedup or that they're too slow, guess I have managed to preserve some of my attention span at least despite being on this shithole.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do replay them from time to time. Right now on Platin with 7 badges. Try out new teams I haven't used before.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >yall
    have a nice day

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Playing Heartgold on 3DS. I am having fun but I hate how theres leafstones only by postgame and the one I can get early is the pokeathlon nonsense. I want my Victreebel goddamnit

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've played Silver and Emerald like 6 times each.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always play the games on original hardware. I usually never have a problem, even with the gen 4 games, which I tend to go back to Platinum and HeartGold the most.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    would you be willing to sell me Pokemon Emerald if you have it? I can do paypal

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do a playthrough of Gale of Darkness every 4-5 years. Next one I plan on doing is one where Eevee doesn't evolve.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Almost constantly. I just need a reason to do so.
    >gen1 solo raticate
    >gen2 crystal getting teddyursa early
    >gen3
    basically using mons, moves or just wanna do better than i did as a kid. right now im trying to breed an female adamant Buneary in gen4 for a solo mon run

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Sage and reported

    I play the all the old ones without issues, sucks to be you.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Recently wen back and played Heard Gold on my DS, it's still fucking amazing.

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