>requires 1000+ dollars worth of games and consoles and hundreds of hours to 100%

>requires 1000+ dollars worth of games and consoles and hundreds of hours to 100%

How is this allowed?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its free on PC

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Just steal bro!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah just do it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        From the Pokemon company? Absolutely.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they literally lose nothing by you playing it on pc so no its not stealing

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    100% is arbitrary.
    If you get all 7 gold symbols, you've won.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >defending cart-locked content
      have some dignity

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just make friends and trade with them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Trade uniue pokemon for their unique pokemon
      >Now I am missing the other unique pokemon
      Oops

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just use gameshark codes moron

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well, first of all, it was all much cheaper back then. Keep that in mind.
    Secondly, trading is done between peers, you don't need to own all the games.
    Thirdly, bar a few legends and myths, most Pokemon were pretty well available just via trading among the GBA games, weren't they?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Thirdly, bar a few legends and myths, most Pokemon were pretty well available just via trading among the GBA games, weren't they?
      The gen 2 pokemon were split between FRLG's and Emerald's post game. Some are a pain in the ass, like getting a single gen 2 starter requires finishing the Hoenn dex in emerald. It's way easier with a copy of colosseum.
      Also manually trading hundreds of pokemon takes for fricking ever. You'll want pokemon box to move your collection in bulk.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        See that's the thing, the intent was never for you to move Pokemon in bulk in the first goddamn place. You were supposed to trade with your friends every weekend or something like that and build it up over time. This drive towards "finishing" games rather than simply "playing" them is far more recent than you think.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >the intent was never for you to move Pokemon in bulk in the first goddamn place.
          They released a product that let you do it, so yes it was intended lol

          >and build it up over time.
          It sucked having a finished game but you didn't want to reset it because you didn't want to lose your pokemon and pokedex. (If only you could transfer them to another game quickly.) I remember having 255 hours in my gold cart and I only played through the story like, 3 times ever.

          >This drive towards "finishing" games rather than simply "playing" them is far more recent than you think.
          It's likely due to adults trying to finish the pokedex because they were unable to do so as a kid. I was speaking from that perspective when I recommended using pokemon box.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >They didnt want you to catch every pokemon

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I never said that. I said they didn't want you to get every game and collect them all yourself obsessively like a goddamn checklist. You were supposed to get the games you wanted to play, amass any unique Pokemon they had over time, and trade.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >like a goddamn checklist.
              The pokedex is LITERALLY a checklist.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No the frick it isn't. The empty listings aren't things for you to run off and do one at a time as you encounter them, they're not meant to drive you to go buy a fricking $60 console game plus peripherals, they're meant to drive you to be curious and trade.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Just trade!
                >With a guy that bought Pokemon Colosseum on the gamecube, grinded out every legendary, got the limited preorder bonus pokemon and trade with him!
                >Except he would never do that because he’d lose his exclusive pokemon

                “Just trade” is a gigantic cope

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You still seem fixed on this idea that Pokemon is meant to be played by one person chewing through all of the games in a monolithic fashion, and that it isn't done until you have them all.
                NOBODY had fricking Celebi. And yet few thought it was a bad thing that there existed a legendary this annoying to get your hands on. People were excited at how it would be introduced more in the future, because rare things with unique means to access them are interesting.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bullshit. It was incredibly annoying that the only way to get Celebi was to attend some once a year event 3000+ miles away. Suggesting otherwise is the very definition of cope.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon, I really don't know what to tell you. The attitude around the games was much more positive, "whoa how cool would it be to get a celebi, look how exclusive it is already" more than "man I'll never get a celebi". At least among the voices I saw at the time.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >they're not meant to
                that's your headcanon.
                they would have made games self-contained instead of adding cross-gen trading if they didn't want you to splurge on multiple systems

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They expected people who played gen 3 to already have DSes and be thinking of picking up gen 4 regardless. That is the target audience of the transfer feature. You people ascribing it some evil anti-collector motive are looking at the series in post, seeing several games lined up with exclusive mons in each, and jumping to conclusions.
                They didn't know they'd be making a gen 2 when they made gen 1, or a gen 3 when they were making gen 2. Gen 3 -> Gen 4 is the first time they KNEW they'd be making more mainline games.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >They expected people who played gen 3 to already have DSes and be thinking of picking up gen 4 regardless
                more like they wanted to let people have an unfair advantage against those new to the franchise
                anyway, the whole 1 game for the price of 2 bullshit is unforgivable.
                >They didn't know they'd be making a gen 2 when they made gen 1
                and this is how I know you're trolling. ho-oh appears in the first fricking episode of the series.

                Friendless? Guess you would be the type to have to trade down to get something you want. Unfortunate for you that you pay the ugly tax and buy another console just to play with yourself.

                >Friendless?
                nice strawman cope. no one would be stupid enough to trade event-exclusive pokemon so it was impossible to catch 'em all

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >having access to old Pokemon is an "unfair advantage"
                The one kid on your block who has Emerald in addition to Pearl is a nonissue when you're also a kid.
                Competitive players just cheat their shit in.
                Who is left to suffer?
                >ho-oh appears in the first fricking episode of the series
                Game Freak was on the verge of collapse before releasing gen 1 and they didn't have any guarantee of the success of gen 1. They were expecting it to be their last game, the one they made "because they wanted to" above all else. Ho-oh isn't in the first episode of the series because they had sequels lined up the day they finished gen 1, moron.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >ho-oh appears in the first fricking episode of the series.
                The anime started airing a year after Red and Green released in Japan, it's safe to assume they were already working on Gold and Silver by then and while the games wouldn't release for another two years, having the design for one of the cover legendaries already done at that point is far from unbelievable.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Friendless? Guess you would be the type to have to trade down to get something you want. Unfortunate for you that you pay the ugly tax and buy another console just to play with yourself.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everybody in this thread is me and always has been and always will be

    we are one

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    at least modern gba and gcn emulators can easily interface with each other. but youre right that shit was gay. digital "ecosystems" are always gay

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I really do feel something is lost by the way the new games just drop 600 Pokemon on you for a regional dex then a few hundred extra for DLC, but I would never want to go back to transfering shit around either. It's a real head-scratcher.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      YOU

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        JUST

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      .

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Suicune is not that big, what the frick?
      Shit art

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >fixes you are game

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why are you goyim always so anti-semitic?

      >having access to old Pokemon is an "unfair advantage"
      The one kid on your block who has Emerald in addition to Pearl is a nonissue when you're also a kid.
      Competitive players just cheat their shit in.
      Who is left to suffer?
      >ho-oh appears in the first fricking episode of the series
      Game Freak was on the verge of collapse before releasing gen 1 and they didn't have any guarantee of the success of gen 1. They were expecting it to be their last game, the one they made "because they wanted to" above all else. Ho-oh isn't in the first episode of the series because they had sequels lined up the day they finished gen 1, moron.

      >cheat
      post discarded

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >play through a pokemon H game
    >it actually makes fights challenging, without kaizo tier move by move tier frickery
    >don't even jerk off, because I realize that I'm enjoying pokemon for the first time in over a decade
    I hear people talk about romhacks, what are some good ones with challenging but not too formulaic levels of difficulty? Preferably ones where enemy trainers are buffed rather than good, strong pokemon and moves being nerfed because no fun allowed.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >1000+ dollars
    GBA games were $30 new.
    The GBA itself was $100.
    A gameboy player ($50) for your gamecube ($200) would allow you to trade with yourself if you're stupid enough to not trade with other people. A second GBA is obviously cheaper, but I will take a leap and say you'd be buying a gamecube anyway.
    You'd pay maybe $600 total, but you'd also have several games and multiple systems to play besides emerald, so it is dumb to say you'd spend that JUST to 100% a single pokemon game, which nobody did anyway, moron.
    This is also assuming you're too much of a double moron to trade with others anyway, so really you could 100% emerald for less than $200 (GBA, game, link cable).

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >OP posts the ONE pre-online game this complaint isn't valid for thanks to glitzer popping and shiny frames
    Lolghyd

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just inject bro.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Actually you can never officially 100% it because much content is locked behind in-person events that will never happen again or never happened.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As someone who was still stupidly addicted to Pokemon back then, you didn't need $1000 worth of stuff. You just needed a copy of Fire Red/Leaf Green to get those past Pokemon and one of the side games (I think XD) to get this one dumb version of Eevee.

    The problem was you also needed to go to specific live events to get the few other Legendary Pokemon. Which were only accessible if you were in New York or Japan for a very short window. Which is not feasible even if you are a huge fan. So there was never going to be a way to 100% complete it.

    And even if you did all that, Gen 4 made most of the Pokemon useless because of the special shift and swapping moves. And then with Gen 7 they just went "lol no more backwards compatibility." So you really should have given up by then.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Gen 4 made most of the Pokemon useless because of the special shift and swapping moves
      I can understand maybe a few favorites being made useless, but """most"""? Most people who point to the phys/spec split as a point of decline claim that it's "power creep" that you no longer had to choose between using your type and using your stats, not that it somehow made good Pokemon dramatically worse.
      Gen 8 is the one that removed back-compatibility, not gen 7.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The special swap itself wasn't so much the problem. Though it did make some Pokemon like Blaziken weaker. But the bigger problem is along with the special swap, they decided to change the moveset of tons of pre gen 4 Pokemon. To make the new Pokemon of the same type stronger.

        But you're right. It didn't really make most Pokemon worse. It just shifted which Pokemon were top tier. So you had basically 50 Pokemon being overpowered while the rest were trash. Just like previous gens. And therefore, the special swap and move shifting didn't really fix anything.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The split is one of those cases where common sense really DID have every right to win over more deliberate game design. Hitmonchan being an objectively bad user of half the "punch" moves was just too stupid to let stand. Sorry Sceptile, you deserved better than Game Freak forgetting to update your stats when they updated your signature fricking move.
          Either way, it was an objective net positive, even if it didn't change the amount of top tier Pokemon or the amount they dominated.
          >they decided to change the moveset of tons of pre gen 4 Pokemon. To make the new Pokemon of the same type stronger
          Can you list a few examples? I thought they were generally more on the side of giving more powerful things to older mons that lacked them.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't remember the exact moves. But some Pokemon which could use some skills pre Gen 4 couldn't use them in Gen 4. Or needed breeding to gain access to those moves. I remember I had to do a ton of breeding over 5 different Pokemon just to give my Gengar Dream Eater.

            In the other example, some past Pokemon wouldn't get the stronger moves the new Gen 4 Pokemon got. Like Blaziken, despite his gimmick being a fighter/fire type, didn't get Close Combat. But Infernape got it. Their logic was probably that if they gave Blaziken the same moves as Infernape, there would be no reason to use Infernape. But that isn't exactly wrong now is it...

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              First: There are zero mons who could outright not use the moves they could in the previous generation. Until gen 8, that is. Most tutor moves are generation exclusive, and always have been, and TMs are in a similar place, but that's not "whether the mon can know/use the move", it's "whether the mon can LEARN the move in this specific time and place".
              Second: Gengar learns Dream Eater. In fact, it learns Dream Eater about where it always does, at level 39. I don't think there's a single game in which it DOESN'T learn Dream Eater by level. Are you thinking of the wrong Pokemon? Maybe the wrong move?
              Third: In general, the trend is OVERWHELMINGLY that things got access to more moves in gen 4 than they ever had prior. Failing to gain access to all of the new gen's tools is hardly a death sentence.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Octillery's by-level moveset, gen 3:
          >1 - Water Gun
          >11 - Constrict
          >22 - Psybeam, Aurora Beam, Bubblebeam
          >25 - Octazooka
          >38 - Focus Energy
          >54 - Ice Beam
          >70 - Hyper Beam
          And then gen 4:
          >picrel
          Are you sure they were trying to tone down older mons? Or is that just something you heard and started repeating?

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's your rightful punishment for being born an autistic completionist.

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